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Chins/Pullup Bar


#1

Hey anyone have any tips/pointers/products for increasing the width of pullup bars at the gym?

I hate not getting any variety with the pencil-thin bar at my gym. Thought about wrapping a towel around it but that won't add too much girth.

In the summer I used to do chins on round soccer net polls and found that the width really worked my core more so then just the back with the skinny bar.


#2

Towels or foam pads are the most common.

Or you can hang towels or ropes off the bar and pull yourself up off them for variety.


#3

Get a squat bar sleeve.


#4

You need smaller hands.