Pull-up bars, ya'll niggas need to tell me

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  1. Daveee

    Daveee New Member

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    As I've lamented in the past, my shit excuse for a "gym" doesn't even have pull-up bars. I'll be moving soon but in the mean time, I want to get one to throw in my garage so that I'm not stuck only with curls until I get to Asheville. I keep seeing a bunch of "doorway pull-up bars" for $20 or less. I'm 195 pounds, how likely is it that these cheap things are going to hold me? Anybody want to just tell me the diameter of a standard pull-up bar so I can fashion my own from something at home depot? Help is appreciated.
     
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    doesn't your PF have an assisted pullup/dip machine? mine did.. but then again my PF just opened last year so the equipment might be newer.
     
  3. Daveee

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    It does, but I actually need the bar more for chin-ups than pull-ups...not to mention that the machine has these fucking gigantic rubberized bicycle grips that are not conducive to a comfortable, secure pull-up/chin-up experience
     
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    i have a cantilevered doorway system i bought for $50. works ok.
     
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    how can a gym not have pull up bars. childrens playgrounds have pull upbars
     
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    fucking gigantic handles = grip training
     
  8. Daveee

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    :rly:

    Wal-mart has a doorway mounted Gold's Gym chin-up bar for 11 bucks, I'm about to go buy it and see if it's actually worth a shit. Worst case scenario I can exchange it for a bottle of Body Fortress :ugh:
     
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    i drilled into the ceiling and hung a piece of steel pipe
     
  10. Daveee

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    It's a townhouse and I just put it on the market, I can't really be drilling into much.
     
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    roll down the street to a playground or something and do some thug workouts :dunno:
     
  12. 4cd-Air

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    some guy in the main forum stole your av....
     
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    it's from an av bet in the sports forum
     
  14. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I got one of these form my local Big 5 sporting goods store:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Body-Vision-PT600-Power-Tower_W0QQitemZ220282465899QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item220282465899&_trkparms=72%3A1205|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    Was $130 or so ... works nicely.
     
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    go to target, its $13.
     
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    yea, and if u installed it right, it should hold u :bigthumb:
     
  17. Daveee

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    Look above, it's $11 at walmart
     
  18. HorseDick

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    Got the one from Walmart and it holds plenty of weight....the one I have actually has brackets that screw into the door jamb so I don't see that failing anytime soon. However, I feel that it's not wide enough.

    On another note, if you have a squat rack at your gym, you could do a pullup variation there.

    From DC:
     
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    Already asked the owner of the gym, I can't do pull-ups on any of the machines that aren't meant for it. Depending on the day and who's working I can get away with it though, usually on Saturdays there are a couple of old ladies there who don't know anything about fitness but just run the counter. I was doing cleans and pretending to be setting up for a military press just because I could :rofl:
     
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    Sounds like you need to find a new gym.
     
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    I have one from everlast. No screwing or anything necessary. You just need to have a standard size doorway (i.e., no extra large molding or anything). It's held up so far, but then again, I don't use it that much. It was $19.95.
     
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    i've got the same one. haven't had any problems w/ it so far :bigthumb:
     
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    Thank you for stating the obvious, professor Horse Dick. It's not like I've already mentioned that I'm moving several times in this forum, once in this particular thread even.
     
  24. HorseDick

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    Well, it seems to me like you need to find a new gym. Especially when you move. :wavey:
    :naughty:
     
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