When it comes to fitness, the hardest thing to maintain is consistency and gets even harder if you’re someone that travels frequently. Two guys named Derek Pankaew and Eric LaFleche want to help you get fit. Together they developed a foldable pull up bar that is easy to travel with.
Every pull up bar is a the length of your average door threshold, and they jut outward in awkward angles that make them nearly impossible to put in bag or suitcase. Once the Flexr is neatly folded up, its dimensions are 2 ft by 1 ft by 0.5 ft and is perfectly transportable at just six pounds. It’s easy to set up and attaches to any doorway just like any other pull up bar.
Flexr is made out of the best, most cost-effective material. The part that attaches to the doorframe is made out of injection molded plastic, and if that’s good enough to protect your iPhone, it’s good enough to protect your pull up bar. The actual bars are made from bent steel which is also used for ocean liners on massive steam ships. Aircraft-grade aluminum is what the center latch is comprised of.
For many folks out there space is at a premium, especially if you live in a studio apartment or a tiny house. This is the pull up bar for those people, or anyone for that matter that doesn’t want a clunky piece of workout equipment lying around. If you’re a busy person and log a lot of hours at the office but want to get in shape, there’s really no excuse not to get a Flexr. Pull ups and all of its variations are hands down the best upper body exercises you want get a stronger.
With a standard pull up grip (palms facing outward) you can hit your upper back, shoulders, and abs. A chin up (palms facing inward) really targets the biceps. An alternate grip (one hand towards you and the other away) is great way to mimic grappling, I’m looking at you Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu players. Last but not least is the commando pull up (hands gripping the bar like a baseball bat) really does a number on the obliques. That covers every major muscle group in the upper body except the pectorals. But guess what? You can just take that sucker right off the doorway, plant it on the floor and do some push ups.
The Flexr has raised over ninety thousand dollars with two weeks left on their Kickstarter campaign If you’d like to get one for you or a friend they’re only $49 and they are scheduled to ship out January 2018.