There are many types of bars that you could use but as you probably already know, the free standing kind are among the best. This is mainly because they are sturdy, will fit into most any room and they provide more than just a station to do pull-ups on. They are very versatile and will help you to build a solid upper body.
One of the major benefits to me is that they will not do any damage to your home. I have read many reviews about door frame pull up bars from people who have had damage done to their door frames. Of course, there is no doubt that this could be caused from user error but oftentimes it is not. Anytime you have to mount something to your wall, door frame, ceiling or other places and then hang your full body weight from it, you stand the risk of doing some type of structural damage. I would rather be safe than sorry when it comes to this.
Another great benefit is that these stations often allow you to work different body parts. It’s pretty standard for dip bars to be attached in some way and also some push up bars. You can easily do push-ups on the floor but you will get greater range of motion using push up bars. This will make it more challenging and give you a greater chest workout. Other things that may be attached is a leg lift station and a sit up bar.
Perhaps the best benefit is the benefit of better health. A simple device like this will provide much greater results than a complicated piece of equipment that never gets used. It’s easy to step up and do a few pull ups in between commercials or while you are just walking by. Although simple in design, this piece of equipment is effective and easy to use. It will give you results and getting results is a huge benefit.