Rated 5 out of 5 by msamec Way better than a chair for pull-up assistance
I needed help with pull-ups so started with resistance bands. I felt like I had moved passed the bands but still wasn't able to do many pull-ups, especially while maintaining good form. The chair as suggested in the video did not help much. It really breaks form.
The band was the perfect solution. I have been gradually reducing the tension as my strength is improving.
April 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shortpath The Bomb for pullups
On my second round of P90X and while I can crank out 10 plus pullups it gets ugly fast. This system keeps me clean at 20 plus. Will cut back on the amount of bands soon. Money well spent!
February 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by teenfitness16 Works Exactly as adertised
I'm 16 years old and have recently started P90X. I used to do the occasional workout with my father and would always have to use the chair for workouts with pull-ups. Preforming pull-ups with the chair didn't let me get full range of motion and didn't let me work my back as much as I would have liked. I wanted a better way of performing pull-ups before I began P90X. Luckily my dad ordered the Chin-Up Max along with the P90X pull-up bar.
The product is absolutely fantastic! Basically this product works exactly as advertised. It's very sturdy, secure, simple to use & adjust, keeps the body in correctly aligned, allows for better range of motion, and let's me target the back muscles more effectively. Would highly recommend this product for anyone that has difficulty with pull-ups and/or chin-ups.
January 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott Better than using a chair!
During P90X2 workouts, I use a chair to assist with my pull-ups especially late in the workout. Using a chair, I always felt I wasn't getting enough out of a pull-up as it often felt that I was assisting myself too much. Also I felt my body position was too far offline when using a chair.
Using the Chin-up max, I am definitely getting more out of my pull-ups and my body remains in perfect form. It is quick and easy to adjust the strap to increase or decrease resistance levels. The device seems to be very good quality. I'm glad I made the purchase and very happy with the product.
January 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KarateJanno Great for someone starting out.
I did p90x for 2 years using bands instead of the pull up bar. When I got P90x2 I wanted to use the pullup bar this time. This is a great item to get the motion down and reps in for regular pull ups until able to do them un assisted.
December 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by odsessed This great for pullups on the pull up bar, keeps my back in lined, and as -a-5ft and 11 Inc guy I did the works but the pull ups were hard but not hard enougth thislets me go deep and I go all out, and it will not give out I have us it in my last workout and its great.
December 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by bsg way better than the chair
Doing pull ups with the chair, I never quite felt like I was using the proper muscle groups. With this, I am using much better form for my pull ups and I am able to change the amount of assistance so I can gradually work towards unassisted pull ups.
December 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by X'er Awesome!
As a woman I didn't feel like I was getting all I could out of P90X using the bands, but couldn't do even one pull up/ chin up. Got this and it is AMAZING! Very sturdy construction, impressed with the quality! It feels great to get that full range of motion, and it will be easy to increase difficulty as I get stronger. Wish I would have bought it 9 weeks ago when I started! My husband is also ordering his own he was so impressed. Thanks Beachbody! Another great product!
November 29, 2011