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2008-11-12 2:29 PM

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Subject: Pullup Bar

I am looking for a pullup bar for my house. Is there something I can buy or make to accomplish this?

 Thanks!



2008-11-12 2:44 PM
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I found this online and have thought about getting it. It doesn't damage your door, which I find important:

http://www.getirongym.com

2008-11-12 4:26 PM
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I got one similar to above, but from Sports Authority for $30 as well. No shipping. I didn't want to screw it into the door either and has mutiple angles to grip.

 

2008-11-13 7:56 AM
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I've got one exactly like that and it works great
2008-11-15 12:22 PM
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mandy7741 - 2008-11-12 3:29 PM

I am looking for a pullup bar for my house. Is there something I can buy or make to accomplish this?

Thanks!

Do you have a garage?  That opens you up to a lot more options.

bts 

2008-12-29 11:13 AM
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I just got an Iron Gym and literally put it together yesterday. I did a few sets to test it out and so far, I love it. I plan on doing a few sets tonight along with my core work!

--Chris


2009-08-21 9:02 AM
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i bought one a couple weeks back and use it every night. it works great!

2009-08-21 11:11 AM
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I use the irongym bar and it's great. It did put a few marks on my door fram, bo you might want to pad it a touch. BTW...I just saw these at Ross (discount store) in Texas for less than $20.
2009-08-21 3:16 PM
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If I use adequate padding, do you think this bar will support a 220lb guy and still not damage the door frame?
2009-08-21 3:37 PM
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I think you'll be fine. It's an interesting design - the weight of your body doesn't "hang" from the door, nor is it placed 100% on the frame (wood). The device transfers your weight against the front and rear of the door frame in a "squeezing" manner, with the device on one side being on the frame and the other side on the wall just above the door frame. (This part of the wall is braced with a plate when it is framed, so there isn't any worry about the weight being thrown against unsupported sheetrock, which would cause it to fail.) It's a good setup because it displaces all of the weight from being centric to one area.

I have a friend that is 6'2" and I would guess he's in the 205 range and he uses the same device regularly. It's strong.
2009-08-21 3:46 PM
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Sweet - thanks for the help. Now I know what to get if I get any birthday money!


2009-08-24 3:27 AM
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Does anyone have the specs on what size door frame you can have for this one? I know some of them restrict it because of how they go up, and mine is a funky size (custom built).
2009-08-31 11:30 AM
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you have a unfinished basement?  I wrap the "I" beam with two tow straps and fit a broken shovel rod in between.  It looks getto but it does the job, and much stronger than the $30 door bar.  Plus, it cost $0!!!  (I have all the stuff in the garage)  I can show you picture when I am home tonight. 

2009-08-31 1:19 PM
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I installed one of these in my basement last year.   It screws directly into the exposed floor joists, or you could screw it into wall studs.  It is the most solid pull up bar short of what you'll see in a professional gym.   It will even support "kipping" pull ups...if you're into that sort of thing.

http://studbarpullup.com/
2009-08-31 9:46 PM
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here is my getto pull up bar:

getto pull up bar

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2011-01-15 5:12 AM
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Speaking of ghetto pull up bars... we have one in our living room. It looks a lot like this one

http://studbarpullup.com/

Only it's a 2x4 and some plumbing pipe. I'm thankful for a husband who's handy.

For anyone who needs some assistance, these bands can help you build pull up strength.

http://www.jumpstretch.com/osc/catalog/index.php?cPath=21&osCsid=7e797c138ed3ba425d25a3c7316b2a93

And there is this option too... we have one but don't use it very much. Maybe because it's not in the living room? IDK

http://www.rei.com/product/799439

It mounts flat to the wall, we have ours on top of a double door jam.

Edited by Brightbow 2011-01-15 5:14 AM


2011-01-15 7:49 AM
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I made my own as well. I spent $15 at home depot to buy some steel pipe (pre-threaded). I screwed it all together to make a wide, shallow "u" then mounted it to a stud in my garage. I wrapped the bar with some athletic tape so it's not quite so dang cold in the winter. Works like a champ and is incredibly strong.
2011-01-15 7:54 AM
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Did you get the idea for your pull up bar anywhere? I'm thinking that maybe there should be a tutorial up online if there isn't one already.
2011-01-16 9:28 AM
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hblackmon - 2008-11-12 3:44 PM

I found this online and have thought about getting it. It doesn't damage your door, which I find important:

http://www.getirongym.com

X2 - works great

2011-01-16 12:18 PM
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perfect timing. I've been needing something to do pull ups on at home and the rafters in the basement are not enough to grip and hurt my hands like you know what. I was skeptical of the over the door one, but now it looks like I may be heading out to Sports Authority.
2011-02-14 10:48 AM
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mandy7741 - 2008-11-12 2:29 PM

I am looking for a pullup bar for my house. Is there something I can buy or make to accomplish this?

 Thanks!



You can get ones that don't attach permanently like this one. 
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=pullup+bar&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=12372424501857723744&ei=wlxZTYniA4aitgfc-7zbDA&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=image&resnum=5&ved=0CF8Q8gIwBA#

I have it and it works great with all the different grips.  When I'm done I can put it in the closet and it's out of the way.


2011-02-14 11:25 AM
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do you really think someone is still looking for an answer 3 years later?

2011-02-15 10:07 AM
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Nipper - 2011-02-14 11:25 AM

do you really think someone is still looking for an answer 3 years later?



Didn't look at the date obviously but it doesn't mean others don't need to know wiseass...
2011-02-17 12:12 PM
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jtiger - thanks for reviving this thread.  I was thinking about looking for one and here's the thread.
2014-12-29 3:58 AM
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Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar is ideal for pull-ups, push-ups, chin-ups, dips, crunches, and more.. Its a great way to work on the pull ups at home. Very easy to put up and takes seconds to take it down. Good product.

For further details and queries kindly visit the following website, it is surely going to help you alot..

http://www.pullupbarss.com/
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