The bar seems to bend in the middle when we do our pull-ups. I am 115 pounds and my spouse is 128 pounds, so it's not as if we are powerhouses :) We will continue to use the bar and hopefully it will hold up. It is convenient, not too much of an eye sore, and by far the most logical and affordable option for those of us who need easy access to a pull up bar. Buying from Overstock was simple and easy as always!!!