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Which pull-up system to get from Rogue?

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Aug 15, 2020 9:37:48 AM

Rogue Fitness Jammer Pull-up Bar Review | Gear Mashers

Which pull-up system to get from Rogue

This is an overview of stand-alone pull up systems from Rogue. This means that these do not need to be attached to a power rack, squat stand, or rig. You can buy them, put them on the wall and go. This also makes these systems relatively cheap to start a home gym with Rogue. Find the details below and follow the links for more information.
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Quick reference

If you do not have the time or interest to read everything, here is the quick guide for you:
Best Value for money
Best for kipping and muscle-ups
Best to hand from the ceiling
Best if you do not have a lot of DIY skills 
You will find an Overview, pros, cons, and alternatives on each of these when you scroll down.
Pull up accessories not covered in this article
These are some of the more expensive pull-up toys which I have excluded from the deeper review. They are still great if you have space and/or money for them.

Different designs

The Rogue P-3 and P-4 system work with an extra steel bar to provide stability, while the P-5v and P-6v have a v shape. This makes the V versions usually better to be hung from the ceiling, while the P versions a retreat for heavy abuse with kipping pull-ups, hen mounted to a wall.


Rogue pegboard



Overview of the Rogue Pegboard


Price $375 (Maple) / $275 (Pine) / $175/€202.50 (Pine with no metal plate)
The Rogue Pegboard comes in three variations in the US and one in the EU. The PB1 is the cheapest with no metal plates and extra finish. The PB2 comes in maple or pine with metal plates and Polyurethane finish. This is a good addition to a home gym with high ceilings or any box gym that wants to add some climbing options to their walls. 
The full specifications read as follows:
  • Made in the USA
  • Wood Board available in Pine or Maple
  • 95.625” tall x 11.75” wide x 1.5” thick
  • 35 Staggered Holes
  • 2 Pegs / Dowel Rods: Unfinished Hickory – 6.5” long, 1.19” diameter
  • 6 Counter Bored Mounting Holes
  • Mounting Hardware NOT Included
If you have a big gym and want to work with pegboards a few more of these can create some interesting courses along a wall that is otherwise bare and has little to no training use. It will also train upper body strength in more various ways than just a pull-up bar. Still, this is not the only option from Rogue to get some climbing options into your gym.

Pros of the Rogue pegboard


The pros of the Rogue pegboard are:
  • Versatile 
  • Mixes things up
  • Good quality wood
  • Simple
This is a great training tool that has been around for decades in numerous variations. Especially if your ceilings are high and you can afford to place 3 - 8 of these across the wall, it can make for some fun challenges. You can weigh up the pros and cons compared to an actual climbing wall, but that either needs more elbow grease by yourself or costs more to be installed by a professional company. This is a good little change to pull-ups and muscle-ups which also trains the eye to hand coordination. Instructors will not have to explain a lot for this training tool, so a good thing to buy when you have a spare wall that is unused in your facility or barn/garage gym.

Cons of the Rogue pegboard


  • Needs high ceiling
  • Needs professional installation
  • Injury risk
  • Pegs are separate


The pegboard will have its best effect when you can install it somewhere between 180cms to 200cms height. Basically you want people to have to stretch their arms at least a little to reach the lowest pegs to get the best training effect. This is bad news for most home gym owners unless they live in a palace. If the pegboard is installed with the top on eye level you will have to start from a seated position to climb. This puts you quite far away from the wall and becomes very challenging. In this setup, you will most likely end up using the pegboard as a storage unit rather than for its original intent. 
If you know your way around a drill and a wall, you are more than welcome to put your faith into installing the pegboard in a secure way. If you are not, you will have to get a professional in for the installation. Especially when your walls are concrete, this is not the easiest piece of equipment to buy from Rogue to install. The highest anchors will be 3 - 5 meters up the wall if you want to get the most out of the pegboard. 
Compared to regular pull up systems the injury risk is also higher. You will be higher up. The nature of the climbing makes it more dangerous and you can also fall from higher up or scrape along the wall. Make sure, that you also get some mats under the pegboard. Especially if you run a professional gym and you might be open to a court case if you do not provide proper mats under the pegboard.
The last problem are the pegs themselves. This is not a big problem in a home gym, but in a professional gym, these tend to get lost or misplaced. Make sure you get a couple of spare ones on your original order and always get some new when you are notified that the pegs are lost. Otherwise, your fancy climbing wall becomes unusable until the new pegs are delivered. 

Alternatives to the pegboard


Alternatives to the pegboard are:
The Rogue monkey rig is a fully functioning gym for multiple athletes at the same time. It is based on a monster lite rig which has been combined with monkey bars to also provide a climbing experience. If you have the ceiling for pegboards to make sense, chances are high that you can also fit a monkey rig into your facility. The biggest downside to the monkey rig is the price. In return, you get a climbing tool that is more accessible for beginners, bears lower injury risk, and leaves you open for more options. If you are currently in the market to build a gym in which you can also climb, this is a good bet. Especially when you are starting from scratch. 
If you already have a Rogue Rig or daisy-chained multiple Rogue power racks together, then the Climbing hold cross members can be a good option. These will require less elbow grease to be installed and will also cost less than the pegboard. Further advantages are lower injury risk and no problems with lost pegs. The downside is that climbing on these will not be as rewarding and thrilling than racing up and down the pegboard.
Rogue climbing ropes are a cheap option to get upper body strength covered in your box. If your ceilings are high this is probably the cheapest way to get a lot of vertical climbing mileage in. It is low maintenance and time tested tool to develop grip and arm strength. The only downside is that ropes need to be free-swinging and therefore take up more space than the pegboard to achieve a similar training result. You will also need a bit of craftsmanship to secure them to the ceiling.

Summary for the Rogue pegboard


The Rogue pegboard is a great climbing tool, especially if you have space for multiple across a large wall. Most home gym owners will probably struggle to find a proper space to install it unless they have a massive house or very high ceilings. For this price and you can also get a pull-up bar and a small kettlebell. This might leave you with more options for a starting home gym. For a professional gym this can make the difference between average and great on the fun scale.

Rogue P-6v Garage pullup system



Overview of the Rogue P-6v Garage pull up system


Price: €155 / $125
The Rogue P-6v pull up System is a good option if you want to build a pull-up system on a wall or hanging from the ceiling. It is especially interesting if you are good with your hands to install them yourself. If installed correctly and with a bit of elbow grease you have a good pull-up bar that you can also do muscle ups with, without having to invest the money into a full rack system. Be careful when you place your order and try some sketches and do the measurements on your walls before purchasing. This will as ve time and frustration as this system needs some handiwork. The full specifications are:
  • Made in the USA
  • 1x2" 11-Gauge Steel
  • Pull-Up Bar Depth: 30” from mount
  • Width: Can be set on 16” stud centers or customized up to 48” between brackets
  • Length: Put brackets in a row for limitless options. A long 1” steel tube or 1.25” OD pipe from a tube supplier or hardware store can be run through a daisy-chained line of P-6 brackets.
  • Orientation: Vertical or Horizontal
  • Hardware not included


This is the right choice if you know your way around a drill and some measuring type and want to do muscle-ups in a tight space.



Pros of the P-6v pull up system


The pros of the P-6v pull-up system are:
  • Versatile mounting options
  • Clearance to the wall
  • Low price
The bracket and pipe system of the P-6v allows you to configure your pull up bars in multiple lengths, hanging from the wall or ceiling. This can turn an entire wall in your professional gym into a long pull up station without buying a rig or daisy-chained racks. This makes it quite cost- and space-efficient if you lack the space for pull-ups in your professional gym. Home gyms can take advantage of the fact, that this setup creates a good bit of clearance to the wall you drill it into. This makes injuries less likely and muscle-ups possible.

The cons of the P-6v pull-up system


The cons of the P-6v pull-up system are:
  • Needs to be drilled into the wall
  • Needs some creativity and precision to install
  • Ordering process might not be straight forward
As with all modular kits from vendors, the Rogue P-6v comes with the same problems. This is the right kit for someone who knows how to do a DIY job, make the measurements, and likes installing the pull-up system themself to the walls. If you are not able to do these works, factor in the labor costs you need to get these on the wall. 

Alternatives to the P-6v pull-up system


The alternatives to the P-6v pull-up system are:
If you are in the market to equip an entire gym wall you can also go all out and turn it into a rig. With a rig, you will get the pull-up stations, plus additional squat and bench press stations. The Rogue Rigs can be gotten as Monster lite or Monster rigs which has an impact on have thick the steel gauges are. Different colors are also available. If you have the budget and lack rack space, as well as pull up space, this is the way to go. The downside is that a rig comes in at a considerably higher cost.
Another option to consider is to equip your rack with a pull-up bar. The Monster lite and Monster racks from Rogue come with different pullup bar options. You can choose from a curl and socket bar, while the socket bars come in various colors. The rack and pull up bar combo is great when you mainly intend on doing straight pull-ups with no kipping or muscle-ups. Then you can save some space for roughly the same money. If you want to do kipping pull-ups or muscle-ups, a free-standing pull-up bar which has been drilled to the wall is usually better.  My experience is that anything that hangs on a rack has the tendency to fall off when you do a proper kipping session unless you secure it with spring collars.
The P4 pull up system is an alternative to the P-6v. While the P4 is intended to be installed on walls and not on ceilings, it has one more steel rod to secure the pull-up bar. This means more stability, especially if you throw a lot at it. 

Conclusion for the P-6v pull up bar

If you want to install a chain of pull up stations hanging from the ceiling, this is probably one of the best bets from Rogue. Compared to the Jammer bar, the installation is a little more complex. You need to know your way around a home depot store and a drill to make this setup work. Otherwise, stay away from it and go with one of the "out of the box" options from Rogue.

Rogue Curl pull up bar



Overview of the Rogue Curl pull up bar


Price $165 to $145
The Rogue Socket pull up bar is an option for the Monster, Monster Lite, and Infinity Series of Rogue to be included in your shipping. You can select it when you configure your rig or rack for a little extra money. The Rogue Curl pull up bar goes through the same production process as the Curl bar from Rogue with a 28.5mm Diameter. When the rod has been formed it just gets paired with the sockets for the rack it is paired with, rather than putting sleeves for plates on it. The specifics of this curl bar are as followed:
  • Made in the USA
  • 43” Cambered Pull-Up Bar - Compatible with Monster Series rigs and racks
  • Solid Round Steel construction, precision formed
  • Diameter: 28.5MM
  • Black E-Coat Finish
  • Ohio Knurling extended to close grip portion of bar
  • Mounting Sockets and Hardware included
This is a good choice if you mainly do straight pull-ups and do not intend to do muscle-ups or kipping pull-ups. It has to be combined with a rack purchase to function in your home gym. 

Pros of the Rogue Curl pull up bar


The pros of the Rogue curl pull up bar:
  • Easier on the wrists
  • Grippy knurling
  • Space efficient
Compared to straight pull up bars the curl bar is a lot easier on the wrists. If you think that kipping pull-ups are for sissies and like to vary your grip a lot for straight pull-ups this is the bar to get. The knurling is tough on your hands and provides a good grip. As you are mounting this pull-up bar on a rack it also saves space. Just make sure that you get the right sockets fro your rack if you purchase this pull up bar after acquiring your rack from Rogue.

Cons of the Rogue curl pull up bar


Cons of the Rogue curl pull up bar are:
  • Bad setup for kipping 
  • Bad setup for muscle-ups
  • No color options 
The Rogue curl pull up bar is great if you do your pull-ups hardstyle and stick to the philosophies of Pavel Tsatsoulin. If you are a Crossfit fan, this bar is pretty much useless. Kipping and muscle-ups are not great when your pull up bar comes in waves. In addition, Rogue also currently does not offer any color customizations on the curl bar, where they do for the socket pull up bar.

Alternatives to the Rogue Curl pull up bar


Alternatives to the Rogue Curl pull up bar are:
The Rogue socket bar can also come with a rack purchase. Depending on your preferences you can choose to equip the rack with a curl or socket bar. Just take care at checkout. The plain version is even cheaper than the curl bar and you can flick through the color options if you want to add a bit of pop.
For the Rogue Crown pull up system you need to make sure that you buy an additional crossmember on your rack purchase. Instead of choosing one of the pull-up bars, choose the 43" crossmember or the equivalent to that for the rack you buy. The Crown pull-up bar is then installed to the crossmember with nuts and bolts. Make sure you pick the right one to pair with your rack is there is an option that goes with the Infinity and Monster Lite racks, while another goes with the Monster series. The crown pull-up bar is probably the best value for money pull up system Rogue offers when you want to train multiple pull-up and hanging grips. The crown bar can not be used as stand-alone and needs to be mounted to a rack crossmember. 
If you are more interested in simulating a climbing workout you can use the Rogue climbing crossmember. This attachment will provide the surface to attach climbing holds to your rogue rack. Rogue sells a set of 8 different holds with various sizes for $115 separately. 

Conclusion for the Rogue Curl pull up bar


I personally got this pull up bar with my RM4 purchase. As this was during Corona times I was mainly looking for delivery times, rather than the optimal solution for me. Preferably I would have gotten a socket or crown bar, but these were out of stock. If you are into straight pull-ups and you have the money to spend, go for the crown pull up bar. Otherwise, get the socket and add a splash of color to be able to do kipping pull-ups and muscle-ups.



Rogue P4 pull up system


Overview of the Rogue P4 pull up system

Price $145 to $420


The Rogue P-4 pull up system provides you with a lot of space to perform kipping pull-ups or muscle-ups with a lot of clearing to the wall or ceiling. This System can be either installed directly on the wall or hang from the ceiling. The extra steel beam gives you extra support when you throw your full weight at the construction. On top of this, you can use multiple P4 brackets to daisy chain together the entire length of the wall for pull stations. A great option to fill a wall that is currently not being used for many exercises. The specifics of the P4 system are:


  • 1x2" 11-Gauge Steel
  • Depth: 30" from wall/ceiling
  • Width: Can be set on 16" Stud Centers or custom width up to 48" between brackets
  • Total Length: You can add brackets for miles by putting brackets in a row. 1"/1.25" Pipe can be purchased from local tube supplier in 24' lengths.
  • Orientation: This unit can be setup vertically or horizontally, our unique support arm will keep this rig sturdy!
  • Mounting Hardware NOT included.
If you know your way with a drill and in a home depot, the P4 system leaves you with a lot of options without having to do too much welding and customizing yourself.

Pros of the P-4 Pull-up system


The Pros of the Rogue P-4 pull up system are:
  • Big clearance to wall or ceiling
  • Versatile
  • Extra beam for stability
The P-4 is the right choice when you want to separate your pull-ups from your rack. Especially for circuit training and kipping pull-ups this is a better setup than doing your pull-ups directly on the rack where you also store your plates, have a barbell racked and a bench in the way. The brackets come separately and therefore leave you with flexible setup options depending on where you want to mount them in your gym. The extra metal beam gives this pull up bar support, even if you throw a lot at it.

The cons of the P-4 Pull up system


Cons of the Rogue P-4 pull up system are:
  • Some DIY required
  • Only one grip variation
  • Maybe too clunky for some for mounting on the ceiling
To mount this pull up system correctly to the wall you will need some DIY skills. You will not a drill that con anchor the system into the wall, need to make it level, and maybe go to the local home depot to get the right bar that fits your setup. If you are a handyman and do jobs around the house all the time, this is no big deal. If you are like me and do not even own a toolbox, you might want to stay away from this one. Compared to the crown pull up bar you will only have a straight bar and Compared to the P-6v you might find the steel rod to be in the way, especially when mounting the P-4 on the ceiling.

Alternatives to the Rogue P-4 pull up system


Alternatives to the P-4 pull-up system:
The jammer pull up bar is probably the easiest Rogue pull-up bar to install without buying a rack. It comes with a backplate included and can be installed above a door by drilling some holes in the ground. This leaves little opportunity to measure wring or not getting the brackets level. If you are not great at DIY and want a pull-up bar in your home, the jammer bar is the better choice.
The P-3 is the same design as the P-4 with a little less clearance to the wall or ceiling when it is setup. If you are a smaller athlete or do not have enough space to justify a P-4, you can go with the P-3 instead. Check the measurements form Rogue and also do some sketches in the room, before deciding between the P3 and P3 if space is an issue. 
The P-6v is, in my opinion, the better pull up bracket to install on the ceiling. How the steel is welded leaves less wear and tear in a ceiling set up for this pull-up system than for the P-4. Both will work, but the P-6v will give a smoother ride when hanging from the ceiling.

Conclusion for the P-4 pull-up system


If you are a taller athlete or train a group of taller athletes and want to daisy chain multiple pull-up stations together, this is the choice for you. If you do not have the clearance or deal with smaller athletes you can also go for the P-3.If you have little to no DIY skills, but still want to get a Pull-up bar installed in your house, then the Jammer Pull-up bar is the least painful choice to install without breaking the bank.



Rogue P3 pull up system



Overview of the Rogue P-3 pull up system

Price $135 - $260
The Rogue P-3 pull up system can be mounted to the wall or the ceiling so that you can do pull-ups or muscle-ups. It comes with two different setups to put your steel rod in. You can daisy chain multiple brackets together for a long pull up station, as long as you bring some DIY skills to the table. The full specifications of the P-3 pull-up system are:
  • 11-Gauge Steel
  • Depth: 14" or 22" from wall/ceiling
  • Width: Can be set on 16" Stud Centers or custom width up to 48" between brackets
  • Total Length: You can add brackets for miles by putting brackets in a row. 1"/1.25" Pipe can be purchased from local tube supplier in 24' lengths
  • Orientation: This unit can be setup vertically or horizontally, our unique support arm will keep this rig sturdy!
  • Mounting Hardware NOT included
This is a good option when your space is limited and you can not go too far away from your wall. Otherwise, the P-4 might be a better option to enable Muscle-ups and kipping pull-ups.

Pros of the P-3 Pull up system


  • Two drilled holes for bar
  • Extra beam for stability 
  • Compact design and low price
The P-3 pull up system is compact and less costly than other options in the Rogue Line up. Yu also get an extra hole drilled into the brackets so that you can change things around when you want to. This is unlikely when you daisy chain multiple brackets in a big facility, but can be an option for an individual user in their home gym. Compared to the P-6v and P-5v this construction has an extra metal beam. While not ideal for installation on the ceiling, it will provide extra stability for kipping pull-ups when mounted on a wall. 

Cons of the P-3 pull-up system


The cons of the P-3 pull-up system are:
  • DIY skills required
  • Less clearance to the wall
  • Only straight grip
To install the P-3 system successfully in your home or professional gym you will need some DIY skills and make a trip to home depot. You need to able to drill a hole into a concrete wall, get the right nuts and bolts, and make the brackets level. Some people enjoy these projects while others do not even own a toolbox. If you are part of the second group, stay clear of the P-3. IN comparison to the P-4 you will also get less clearance to the wall or ceiling. If you have space, maybe upgrade to the P-4. Last but not least the straight bar does not provide the same amount of variations for grip than a Crown pull up bar or hanging crossmember would do.

Alternatives to the P-3 pull up system


Alternatives to the P-3 pull-up system from Rogue are:
The P-4 pull up system might be the better choice for anyone who wants to do kipping pull-ups and muscle-ups in their home. With the P-4 you will get a little more clearance from the wall or the ceiling to throw your weight about. The downsides compared to the P-3 are the slightly higher cost and that you only have one hole pre-drilled to put a pull-up bar through the bracket.
The Jammer pull-up bar is the safe bet for anyone who sucks at DIY. You will get a complete set to mount the pull-up bar above a door and you will not struggle as much to get it level and attach the pull-up bar. The downside is that this bar has almost no clearance to the wall and is therefore only suitable for straight pull-ups. 
The Crown pull up bar might be the better choice when you already have a Rogue rack and you are not interested in circuit training, kipping, or muscle-ups. The Crown pull up bar can be attached to a Rogue rack crossmember and provides you with many different grip variations from narrow, to wide pull-up grips and even spheres to hold on to. 

Conclusion for the P-3 Rogue pull-up system


If you have the DIY skills pay up the $10 and go for the P-4 instead. The only exception would be if you are setting up this bar in a really narrow space. If you have very little DIY skills and do not want to kip or do muscle-ups, the jammer pull-up bar is your friend. If you already own a Rogue rack and want to upgrade in the pull-up department then the Crown pull up attachment is probably the best value for money option you can get. 

Rogue P-5V Garage pull up system



Overview of the Rogue P5 V Garage gym pull up system 

Price: $120 - $310
The Rogue P6 V and P5 V are the next generation of pull up systems from Rogue after the P-4 and P-3 pull up systems. The idea is the same as that the P6 V is slightly more expensive than the P5 V and provides more clearance. The big difference is the V-shaped way of how the welds have been done. This makes the support structure for the P6 and P5 more symmetrical to be used on a wall or a ceiling. Especially when hanging from the ceiling the V Shape pattern provides more stability than the P-3 and P-4 designs. The Specifications of the P5 V are:
  • Made in the USA
  • 1x2” 11-Gauge Steel
  • Pull-Up Bar Depth: 14” or 22” from the wall or ceiling mount
  • Can be set on 16” stud centers or spaced as wide as 48” between brackets
  • Multiple brackets can be used in a row for limitless options. 1” steel tubing or 1.25” outer diameter steel pipe can be purchased locally at a hardware store or metal supplier and run through a daisy-chained line of P-5V brackets.
  • Mounting hardware not included
You will need some DIY skills to ake this pull-up bar work for you and need to do a trip to home depot to complete the setup.

Pros of the Rogue P5 V pull up system:

  • Low price
  • Symmetric design
  • Versatile


The Rogue P5 V has the lowest cost of self-supporting pull-up systems from Rogue with enough clearing to the wall to be able to do kipping pull-ups and muscle-ups. While the P6 V still would be the better choice to make sure, the P5 V will also work in most cases. The symmetric design makes it easier to work with the brackets compared to the design of the P-3 and P-4 which are asymmetric. As you can combine multiple brackets for daisy chains you can come up with flexible designs to fit on many walls and ceilings, as long as you bring the fundamental DIY skills to match.

Cons of the Rogue P5 V pull up system


The cons of the Rogue P5 V pull up system are:
  • Requires some DIY
  • Provides less support when mounted to a wall
  • Straight bar
As with most of the pull-up systems from Rogue, you will need some DIY skills to drill the P5 V into the wall and make the construction level. Especially with multiple brackets for a daisy chain, this can turn into a proper project. If you do not own a toolbox and hated trips to home depot, this set is not for you unless you have a helpful neighbor. Compared to the P-3 and P-4 system you will also get less support when it is mounted to a wall. If your intention is to do kipping pull-ups with a wall mount, the P-4 is probably the better choice. If you want to do muscle-ups and kipping pull-ups while mounting to the ceiling, go with the P6 or P5.

Alternatives to the Rogue P5 V pull up system


Alternatives to the P5 V pull up system are:
If you have the little extra money to spare and want to mount your pull up bar on the ceiling, take the P6 instead of the P5.The extra invest minimal, but you will enjoy the extra space to do your stunts tremendously. 
The Rogue P-4 pull up system is the better choice when you want to mount your pull up bar to the wall. You will get more clearance and an extra beam for stability when you are kipping or doing your muscle-ups. The only disadvantage of the P-4 is that it costs more and is not as easy to mount to the ceiling as it is asymmetrical.
The Rogue Crown pull up bar is a great option if you already have a rack and only want to do straight pull-ups. For this, the crown provides many grip variations and even differently-sized spheres. This makes the Crown a great value for money option to train pull-ups and grip strength.

Conclusion for the Rogue P5 V pull up system


The Rogue P5 V pull-up system has its place, but in my opinion, the P-4 or P6 V are better options if your space allows for them. Make a decision whether you want to mount on a wall or ceiling and check how much clearance you can work with from the floor and to the ceiling or wall.

Rogue socket pull up bar



Overview of the Rogue Socket pull up bar

Price $135 - $115
The Rogue socket pull up bar is one of the standard check out options on any rack from Rogue. If you buy them separately and do not have sockets yet, make sure that you get the right sockets to attach the bar to your Monster, Monster Lite, or Infinity rack. The socket pull up bar also comes in multiple colors ina cerakote finish. The full specifications of this bar are:
  • Made in the USA
  • 43” Single Pull-Up Bar - Compatible with Monster Series rigs and racks
  • 7-gauge steel construction
  • Diameter: 1.125"
  • Cerakote Color Finish or optional Stainless Steel (at a lower cost)
  • Optional Smooth or Knurled design
  • Rogue logo on center of bar (not available on stainless steel version)
  • Mounting Sockets and Hardware included
  • Patent Pending Design
This is a great option when you are buying your first rack and want to go with a more Crossfit, rather than a powerlifting deck out for your rack

Pros of the Rogue Socket pull up bar


The pros of the Rogue Socket pull up bar are:
  • Easy to install
  • Color options
  • Space efficient
When your rack doubles up as a pull-up bar you save a lot of space in your home gym. This socket bar is very easily installed and needs no DIY skills to work. the multiple color options to build some contrast with your rack or the rest of your gym is a nice touch and one of the little details which Rogue makes a market leader, rather than a follower.

Cons of the Rogue socket pull up bar


The cons of the rogue socket pull up bar are:
  • Attached to the rack
  • Only straight
  • Can not be daisy-chained
Bars that are attached to a rack that is not part of a rig are usually not great for muscle-ups or kipping. Even if you bolt down the rack and weigh it down with plates the movement will still go through the entire structure, messing up the flow a little. If you kip a lot and do WODs which include running around a lot, a pull-up station separate from your rack is a better option. In a commercial gym that might want to run classes with up to 20 people doing pull-ups at the same time, the socket bar is also not an option as it needs to be attached to a rack or squat stand. That will drive prices through the roof compared to a daisy chain solution using the P-4 or P6 V system. 

Alternatives to the Rogue socket pull up bar

Alternatives to the Rogue socket pull-up bar are:
If you want to facilitate a big group of people for doing pull-ups in parallel you can either use a rogue rig or daisy chain multiple P-4 systems. A rig will provide pull up stations, squat, and bench stations while also making the bars stable enough for kipping pull-ups. The P-4 system will not provide squat or bench stations, but great stability and freedom of movement. If you have space probably make one wall P-4 for pull-ups of any sort while placing 2 - 4 racks at the opposite side of the gym.If your space is very narrow, the rig would be a better option.
The jammer pull up bar is the ultimate home pull up bar. It is easy to install, comes in different colors, and is not as cheap as many of the other pull up bars you find for home use in the market. 
The curl pull up bar is a curved version of the socket bar that provides you with more grip options. This is especially a good option if you mainly do straight pull-ups and want to easy on your wrists.

Conclusion for the Rogue Socket pull up bar

The Rogue Socket pull up bar is a great option for your Rogue rack on the purchase when you want to do occasional muscle-ups and some kipping. Hardcore Crossfit fans should invest in a separate pull up station to be flexible and not feel like they bring everything on the rack down with them. 


Rogue jammer pull up bar


Overview of the Rogue Jammer pull up bar

Price $95
The Rogue Jammer pull up bar is the ideal solution for everyday use. Even if you are not a DIY it is easy to install and enables you to do pull-ups at a moment's notice. While this is not the right tool for kipping pull-ups or muscle-ups due to a lack of clearance to the doorframe, it still gives you everything you need to get an extra 20 - 100 pull-ups in a day. Over a year, this will show results. The specifics of the jammer pull-up bar are:
  • Made in the USA
  • Patent Pending
  • In-Home Wall-Mounted Pull-Up System
  • Total Weight: 33LB (Includes Stringer & Brackets)
  • Length: 43" (Stringer)
  • Height: 8.875" (Stringer)
  • Depth from mounting surface - 7" to center of bar, 8.25" overall
  • Pull-Up Bar Diameter: 1.125"
  • (6) 0.375" x 2.5" wood lags included
This is a great present or start to your own home gym as it fits anywhere and can be installed by almost anyone.

Pros of the Jammer pull up bar


The pros of the Rogue Jammer pull up bar are:
  • Easy to install
  • Better than the average pull up in the market
  • Low price and everything included
Rogue delivers a solid pull up bar at $95 which gets your home gym started. While it won't satisfy the extreme needs of the Crossfit Community, it will make you strong and build a good back. 

Cons of the Rogue jammer pull up bar


The cons of the rogue jammer pull up bar:
  • Little clearance to the wall
  • Little clearance to the ceiling
  • Less sturdy mount to the wall
This is a setup mainly for straight pull-ups. If you want to go all-out nuts and hang 500 lb from this while kipping like a madman, it is likely you will face plant. This is a better tool than most home equipment pull up bars out there, especially the ones that you temporarily install in the doorway. It is not an industrial-grade workout tool,as the six bolts you get will not go very deep into the wall. 

Alternatives to the jammer pull up bar


Alternatives to the jammer pull up bar are:
The P-4 pull up bar would be the better option if you want to go all out with kipping. This system has enough clearance to the wall and you can go to the home depot and pick an anchor that would hold a truck. 
The Rogue Crown pull up bar is a great variation for anyone who already owns a Rogue rack and wants to use multiple grips for straight pull-ups.

Conclusion for the Rogue Jammer Pull up bar

Nothing to do wrong to install above the kitchen door to make people do 5 pull-ups each time they walk through. 



Topics: Rogue