Pull-ups at home

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by TheDude, Feb 1, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TheDude

    TheDude Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,457
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Anyone have any experience with the door way pull-up contraptions that are sold at walmart or sports authority? Do they damage the door or molding? Are they practical for someone that is 6 ft tall?
     
  2. KingGargantuan

    KingGargantuan ♖♘♗♕♔♗♘♖

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2001
    Messages:
    70,971
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    VABeach
    depends on how heavy you are. my nephew has a perfect pullup and that holds me just fine at 240lbs
     
  3. reminisce

    reminisce OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2005
    Messages:
    3,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    there are several threads on this with good info/testimonials to durability, try searching for the specific name brands
     
  4. TheDude

    TheDude Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,457
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I am 200lbs so it should hold. I just do not want to jack up my doorway.
     
  5. spdrcr

    spdrcr OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    7,346
    Likes Received:
    3
    Just an FYI, mine left marks on the molding surrounding the door frame.
     
  6. subwoofer

    subwoofer OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,966
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    california
    same. rental house though do not care
     
  7. evolude

    evolude OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2004
    Messages:
    19,005
    Likes Received:
    6
    strong nephew :bowdown:
     
  8. .::Rotten Apple::.

    .::Rotten Apple::. OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Messages:
    43,552
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    LA County
    works fine as long as you use a strong doorframe. the only issue *might* be the drywall above the doorframe since there's a good amount of pressure put there. however if your house isn't constructed like a wig wam you should be fine.
     
  9. He Mad

    He Mad OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    15,173
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    Lexington
    They are awesome. They work flawlessly, and are good for ab workouts as well. Also you can sue them as push up bars.
     
  10. KingGargantuan

    KingGargantuan ♖♘♗♕♔♗♘♖

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2001
    Messages:
    70,971
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    VABeach
    i'd like to put in a perfect pullup and then hang rings from it for pushups
     
  11. deznutz

    deznutz New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    Messages:
    29,880
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have the gold's gym one, no damage to the door.

    it works great
     
  12. Mr. Monopoly

    Mr. Monopoly OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Messages:
    6,955
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Advancing to Boardwalk
    The Iron Gym one works nice.
     
  13. posit

    posit New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2003
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GA
    I just bought the Iron Gym tonight. 30 bucks at target. Took less then 10 minutes to assemble. Works as advertised. I'm close to the maximum weight limit and had no issues.
     
  14. nainline6ftw

    nainline6ftw Winter is coming

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    12,298
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (trollphone: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.5; en-us; A6277 Build/CUPCAKE) AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile Safari/525.20.1)

    Nice I'm gonna get one soon
     
  15. huskerfoos

    huskerfoos New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can get the Iron Gym Extreme off ebay for around as much as the regular one. It has several more grip selections. It is all bidding, but I don't think I have ever seen one go for more than $30.
     
  16. KetchupKing

    KetchupKing New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    29,076
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fobulous
    the straight twisty bar one that's usually $10 will wreck you door. I've used them at a few places and you can always tell they were there. The $40 ones that hook to the top of the door doesn't cause any damage. At least I've havent seen damage as I've never used them all that often. They tweak and flex a lot more than the cheapie bar ones and I don't like them to be honest.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page