So, how high do I put the bars? Well, there are a couple of thing to consider, and the answer varies depending if it is a home gym, or a CrossFit / Functional Fitness gym.
CrossFit Box: Now, there is no "correct" answer here. I have had a couple of conversations about Pull Up Rack bar height with quite a few box owners, like Daniel Davidson at CrossFit Mainline in Ardmore, PA. Here is what it boils down to.... We typically recommend two basic heights. (and with our offset bars standard, you really get four heights). As a gym owner, you can set half of the bars to a height that works for you, and one for someone who is not quite as tall as you. You will probably not want to put them in the lowest height (you may knock your head if you forget to duck) or at the max 9' height (unless you have a few 6'9" athletes). But, here is what we recommend. Put the bars at "reasonable" heights. As the athlete base grows, you will of course get a wider range of heights needed. It is very simple to change the height of the bars as your needs change. Multiple heights can alleviate the need for bumpers or boxes to get your athletes on the bar. Nobody wants to worry about tripping on a bumper during Fran. There is enough to worry about.
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