Best way to secure a pullup bar in a door frame...

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  1. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    I want to buy this pullup bar ( http://www.thesportsauthority.com/p...y=0&searchId=5400212527&x=0&parentPage=search ), however it requires you bolting some mounts into the sides of your door frame. What's the best way to mount it so the thing won't come crashing down? I can't imagine a few wood screws would be able to support my body weight.

    Also, does anyone know of any cheap pullup bars which don't require you to bolt them into your door frame and they're held in place by rubber endcaps with pressure or something?

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    The screws will hold your weight fine. It won't fall down because there are studs behind the frame.
     
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    I've got a similar one, but I'd suggest you notch out the trim on the door frame where you mount it, because it will crack easily.
     
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    I recall the makers of those doorway pullup bars were involved in a lawsuit and lost or settled. Someone atached gravity boots to them and the bar collapsed injuring the person. He had apparently also called beforehand and was reassured that it was safe.
     
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    :eek4:

    thanks for letting me know.
     
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    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    this is what i've got, and if you are serious about pullups and grip strength i would recommend getting one of these too, 100x better than a bar:

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    What is that thing? :dunno:

    Looks like one of my shits from my high protein diet :rofl:
     
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    WTF is that?
    Are those like different finger holds for climbing or something?
     
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    made me :rofl:
     
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    I have one that doesn't require any drilling. It just mounts on top of the door frame and holds my weight fine...i'll try and find a pic
     
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    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    its called a training board, it's generally used to train for rock climbing, just bolt it above a doorway and its got every grip imaginable to do pullups off of.. even 1 finger wide stance pullups if you can handle it (i can only do 3 of these atm)

    yea, i dunno why they changed the color of it, the one i got is green but i bought it probably 7-8 years ago :dunno:
     
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    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    found a pic of mine in use:

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    holy farmers tan:rofl:
     
  14. rtfm

    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    lol yea thats what happens after ya spend 6 months working outside in the sun everyday..
     
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