anyone uses a chinup bar on the doorway?

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  1. Ludwig

    Ludwig New Member

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    Anyone uses a chinup bar that you put on your doorway, i need one for starting out so i dont have to do 2-3 reps at the gym :o . Recommends where can i get one and does it damage the side of the door?

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    i had one. it scratches the part that connect to the wall. i placed a few nails there in the frame as well just in case it breaks or something.
     
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    i was thinking about getting one but it wouldn't allow for a wide enough grip to really hit my lats
     
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    Thnx for the inputs guys i'll buy one and see whow it goes, damn dccapen hope your not seriuosly injured.
     
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    If you are over 200 lbs, might i suggest that you probably dont want to buy one of these, unless you want to replace your whole door/wall.
     
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    I got one from valeo, have not gotten to use it yet since i need to find a doorway to support it
     
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    im close to 200 im around 185-190 i just placed a few nails on the frame. This was right at my restroom so i didnt care how the door looked.
     
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    I got one, I weight 190, no problems, and I feel comfortable jerking it around, it's solid in there, no nails or anything
     
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    my mom has had one in her doorway for about 10 years now and its perfectly sturdy. whenever i go see her i do pull ups on it and im 213, so it should hold fine, i used to hang on that shit upside down and all kinds of shit, they are awesome, just make sure its in there tight, cuz it can come loose if you twist the bar.
     
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    :hsugh: i knew someone would nitpick that point, which is why i made sure to use the word 'really,' as in take away more of the arm involvement and provide more lat isolation.
     
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    i'm too weak for my weight to do a pullup.

    and i'm not about to get one as decoration so it looks like i can.
     
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    Mine holds perfectly.. its the type that u screw 2 cups into the door frame sides.. then the bar itself will screw outwards, extending into the cups and applying pressure so that it holds firmly.

    It's good for doing pull ups, but your space is restricted so you can't do wide grip etc..
     
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    you're also going to need that power screwer tool..haha but yeah you can get one in big5 or something.
     
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    Thanks :cool:
     
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    How does that work? does it just hang over the door frame?
     
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    one side "clips" onto the top of the door frame, the other side has two arms which "hold" onto the door frame... when you pull down on it to do pullups, the weight is distributed evenly across the door frame and bam... pullups!

    like i said, this is by far the best pullup bar you can get, in my opinion. cheap as hell too... $50! read the reviews on amazon if you want to hear what other people have to say. from what i saw, almost everyone gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

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    Sounds better than most of the other ideas. I still don't feel comfortable doing that in my house. We had some polish guy do alot of the stuff in our house and I've been finding out lately (due to maintenance) that some of the shit he did was very half-assed and poorly constructed.
     
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    like i said, the weight is pretty evenly distributed throughout. :dunno:
     
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    naw, it really isnt
     
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    mine would.

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    since i own a power rack now, i don't need mine. if anyone wants to buy it...
     
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    I vaguely recall there was a lawsuit against those door frame ones.
    Someone used gravity boots with them. Thing was that he had called the chin up bar manufacturers if it was safe and they said it was. Anyway he fell on his head and sued. I believe he either won or they settled.
     
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    :eek4:
     
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    I have one of these mounted in my house..

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