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trainierende Frau, Fitnessgerät Reckstange, trainierender Mann
trainierende Frau, Fitnessgerät Reckstange, trainierender Mann
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Colourful photo collage with sections of the various horizontal bar models and people exercising on them.


Outdoor pull-up bars are a classic piece of training equipment that is indispensable on any sports field, fitness park, school playground or even children’s playground.

With numerous exercise options, pull-up bars in four grip heights offer suitable training equipment for every user group.


Pictogram of a 4-person horizontal bar with 3 people exercising on it. They are performing various exercises, such as jumping jacks, leg lifts and pull-ups.

Structure of the equipment

The 4-section horizontal bar training device consists of five vertical uprights with horizontal pull-up bars for grip positions at four different heights.

Alternatively, there are also 3-seater and 2-seater outdoor horizontal bars available to buy. The pull-up bars are each 130 cm long, which ensures sufficient freedom of movement for the user while at the same time providing a high level of stability.

Pictogram of a 3-person horizontal bar with 2 people exercising on it. They are performing the support jump and leg lift exercises.

Training options

Depending on the height of the selected grip position, users can perform a variety of exercises with different levels of difficulty, such as unhooking, stretching, swinging, push-ups, support jumps, leg lifts and pull-ups.

Pictogram of a 2-person horizontal bar with 2 people exercising on it. They are performing the jumping jack and pull-up exercises.

Advantages of the outdoor horizontal bar

The pull-up bar is characterised by its extensive functionality, which attracts a wide variety of user groups.


Here you can find the workout video for the playfit® Horizontal Bar
– We are currently working on the English Version

  • Preparation (Vorbereitung)
  • Exercises – Basic (Übungen – Leicht)
  • Exercises – Intermediate (Übungen – Mittel)
  • Exercises – Advanced (Übungen – Schwer)


Animated gif file of a male body (from the front) in which you can see which muscles are activated during training with the horizontal bar

Stretching / unhooking

  • Stretches the entire torso and promotes flexibility. Hanging from the pull-up bar stretches the shoulder and chest girdle.
  • Instead of placing the weight of the body on the spine, the body weight is pulled downwards and the entire spine is stretched.
  • The individual vertebrae are spaced further apart. Intervertebral discs in between can recover and absorb new nutrients.

Animated gif file of a male body (from behind) showing which muscles are activated during training with the horizontal bar

Pull-up training / push-ups / support jumps

  • Strengthens the shoulders, arm flexor and extensor muscles as well as the upper and lateral back and chest muscles.
  • The abdominal muscle chain is also tensed reactively, which leads to stabilisation of the torso.
  • Support jumping also strengthens the jumping power of the legs and promotes support and holding power.


Which exercises can be performed on the outdoor horizontal bar?

Photo of a young woman practising stretching on the horizontal bar, behind her everything is beautifully green
  • All outdoor horizontal bars can be used for different stretching exercises.
Photo of a young woman practising unhooking on the horizontal bar, looking onto a football pitch
  • Stretch your arms upwards and hold on to the horizontal bar that is suitable for your height at shoulder width. Lift your feet off the floor and hang there for a few seconds.
Photo of a lady performing the push-up exercise on the small horizontal bar.
  • Assume a tense posture, support yourself with your arms on one of the lower support bars and perform push-ups with your body stretched out.

Photo of a man practising vaulting on the horizontal bar in a park with a sand court.
Support jump
  • From a standing position, jump into the support position on one of the lower horizontal bars and hold this position for a few seconds.
  • Experienced users can also use the higher horizontal bars for this exercise.
Photo of a man in a fencing outfit practising leg lifts on the horizontal bar near the tennis courts.
Leg lift
  • Hanging from a bar, pull your knees up alternately or simultaneously.
  • Experienced users lift their straight legs until they are horizontal.
Photo of a young woman trying to do a pull-up on the horizontal bar, to her right is a gentleman supporting her slightly from the side.
  • To train your arm muscles, grip the gymnastics bar with both hands shoulder-width apart so that the palms of your hands are facing your face.
  • Now slowly pull yourself up as far as possible with a pull-up.

2 photos of two men performing exercises on the horizontal bar of the calisthenics facility and using two different grip variations to hold on.


Try out different grip variations on the pull-up bar (e.g. palm facing your face or facing the device), this works different muscle groups.

Instructions for use

  • When performing pull-ups, do not hold your arms straight, but at an angle. Ideally, your elbows and shoulders should each be at an angle of 70-90 degrees.
  • Keep your shoulders as far away from your ears as possible.
  • Warm up with an endurance machine before training on the outdoor pull-up bars. The playfit® Elliptical or the playfit® Sit and Row are particularly suitable.

Colourful picture collage with the 4-section horizontal bar in 3D and as a pictogram. It shows a man doing support jumps and two women doing leg lifts and pull-ups.


At what heights are the outdoor pull-up bars mounted?

The grip heights of the outdoor pull-up bars are: 0.7 m / 1.2 m / 1.7 m / 2.2 m.

How strong are outdoor pull-up bars?

Each outdoor pull-up bar is designed and certified for a maximum body weight of 150 kg per pull-up bar.


Model No.JS-0121D / JS-0131D / JS-0141D
Maximum number of users2 / 3 / 4 (1 person per horizontal bar)
Maximum user weight150 kg
User groupBody height greater than 140 cm (EN 16630)
MaterialStainless-steel and plastic components (ABS)
ColourPlastic components “Ruby red” (RAL 3003) – other colours on request  
CertificationTested and certified according to EN 16630 
Equipment dimensions (L x W)JS-0121D: 2900 mm x 100 mm
JS-0131D: 4300 mm x 100 mm
JS-0141D: 5700 mm x 100 mm
Height above ground surface2310 mm
Free height of fall2200 mm
Height of Horizontal Bar above groundJS-0121D: 1700 mm, 2200 mm
JS-0131D: 1200 mm, 1700 mm, 2200 mm
JS-0141D: 700mm, 1200 mm, 1700 mm, 2200 mm
Movement space (L x W x H)JS-0121D: 6500 mm x 4100 mm x 2500 mm
JS-0131D: 7800 mm x 4100 mm x 2500 mm
JS-0141D: 9200 mm x 4100 mm x 2500 mm

Similar Equipment

In addition to the Horizontal Bar there are also other equipment models with Strength as the Main Function e.g. the playfit® Stand and Pull model or the playfit® Calisthenics-System.

Stand and Pull
Stand and Pull

Additional Equipment

If you require a set of outdoor-fitness equipment combined in such a way to allow a coordinated exercising schedule please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be most happy to recommend an optimal combination based on recommended fitness-training schedules and sports science while taking into consideration any specific customer requirements.