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Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar Fitness Station – REVIEW
Ultimate Body Press has been slowly building their reputation and recognition on the bodyweight fitness equipment market. This is in large part thanks to their Dip Bar Fitness Station, which is their most popular product. Dip bar units are convenient due to the fact that they don’t take up much space, and can give you a great upper body workout. But there are so many of these pieces of equipment out there, not to mention that they’re similar to parallettes, so what makes the Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar Fitness Station stand out from the competition? Read my review below to learn more!
Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar Fitness Station
Equipment Type: Dip Bar Station
Specs: 1.5in. steel tubing, 3ft. tall frame., adjustable width, angled grips, locks to fold when put away
- 3ft. High Frame: This dip station is designed for people up to 6’5″.
- Angled Dip Bar Grips: Intended to support proper form during dips.
- Foldable: To put away without taking up too much space.
- Steel Frame: Designed to be able to hold up to 350 pounds.
- Adjustable Width: Two different widths are possible depending on a person’s size.
- Ergonomic grips are great. There is a slight curve to the dip bar grips, and they are longer than you’d expect, so you can position your hands in such a way to ensure that your form during dips is just right. It is a cool feature that most dip stations I have seen lack.
- It’s great that you can fold it: On its own the dip bar station doesn’t take up too much room, but for those who need the extra space the fact that you can fold this equipment up and put it in a closet is convenient.
- Adjustable width is great: If you aren’t the only person using the dip bar station, it is nice that you can change the width if you need more or less space when you’re using it.
- A fair price. It’s a bit more expensive than you’d expect, but with the extra features this makes sense.
- Versatile for upper body workouts. This dip bar station is great for dips (obviously), but its height also makes it possible to do L-sits, knee raises and leg lifts, which is great. Even better, you can do bodyweight rows with them.
- Works well with other accessories. You can attach resistance bands or gymnastic rings to add in additional challenges with this dip bar station.
- Customer support is helpful. Their customer service line is based in the USA, so it is nice that they will understand your problem better should you find anything wrong with the dip bar station.
- May be slightly wobbly. Every experience is different, but depending on your weight, your floor, and the manufacturing job of the dip station itself, this unit may wobble or shake a bit – especially when you hit the bottom of a dip. In some cases it doesn’t shake at all, it just depends. If it is shaking too much, I suggest contacting customer service.
- Designed in the USA, but… Made in China. This may not bode well for some of us, especially because the price is a bit higher. Still, it’s important to keep in mind the overall quality, which is great.
- Height could be taller. 3 feet seems like a lot, but I am 6ft. tall and need to bend my knees for the dips. Leg lifts may be possible for short people, but taller people like myself are stuck with only doing knee raises.
- Reports of lopsidedness: This is rare, but if you get lopsided dip bars then you’ll be favoring one side over the other unless you turn around. Again, you’d want to call customer service if you get uneven bars.
- Limitations with workouts. Obviously, certain key bodyweight workouts cannot be done with this dip station. Bodyweight rows are amazing, but they don’t hit as hard as pullups or chinups. So if you get this unit, you’ll still want to get yourself a pullup bar as well.
Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar Fitness Station – OVERALL
As you can probably tell, I am impressed with the Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar Fitness Station. It’s great that you can easily fold it and store it when its not in use, and in most cases it is sturdy and versatile enough for some great upper body workouts. Just be mindful of its height, and make sure the floor you place it on is completely flat to limit any movement of the station when you’re doing your dips. Otherwise, this is a great piece of calisthenics equipment, and I strongly recommend it!
Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar Fitness Station Review: 4 out of 5
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Do you own the Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar Fitness Station, or a different type of dip bar station? What have your experiences with it been like? Let me know in the comments below! And, to complement all those dips you’ll be doing, you want to make sure you have a great pull up bar as well! So, check out my favorite over-the-door pull up bars here. And remember to stretch!