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Doorway Bar ok for Chins & Pull-ups?

#21

The UD-6 is SOLID.
Claims to support up to 400lbs.

…Just found out I’ve been off the wagon so long that I cant do a pull-up…

A long road ahead.

#22

Hello

I am also looking into buying a pull up bar.

My options are 2:

1). Universal Door Mount 6 (New)
www.pullupbar.com

2). Perfect Pull Up Bar

My door’s width is 35.5 inches and the trim is 3.3 inches wide.

I weight around 200 pounds, which pull up bar would be suitable for me ?

#23

[quote]Ibn Saeed wrote:
Hello

I am also looking into buying a pull up bar.

My options are 2:

1). Universal Door Mount 6 (New)
www.pullupbar.com

2). Perfect Pull Up Bar

My door’s width is 35.5 inches and the trim is 3.3 inches wide.

I weight around 200 pounds, which pull up bar would be suitable for me ?
[/quote]

either will hold you, get the cheaper one

#24

Why don’t you just get creative and make one for cheap?

I am going to make one here as soon as I get some free time but for a weird piece of wall in my place where 2 doors are perpendicular. I am going to cut a piece of pipe to fit dirrectly over the strongest part of the frame and then tap it in secure with nails pointed in a V pattern. Hopefully it will be awesome.

#25

Anything you can grip securely and will hold you securely works. Doesn’t matter how pricey or fancy.

#26

I have one somewhat similar to this one:

http://www.tryirongym.com/index.aspx

I got mine at Champs sports about 8 or 9 years ago. It works great. A few friends bought the same one after using mine.

There is also this one:

http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_gear/p90x_chin_up_bar_sem1.do

But it does require that you bolt in a piece behind the door - see the video. But still looks like a good bar and would be nice and secure.

Mine looks exactly like this one and works the exact same way, but for some reason this particular brand/company has gotten a lot of bad reviews:

#27

This is the bar I just put up today. Cost me a total of $11.00 at Lowes. 3/4" galvanized pipe and a box of 8d nails.

#28

This is how I secured it. It feels pretty sturdy however I wont be swinging on it either.

#29

[quote]Anonymous Coward wrote:
Make sure you install it correctly and it’s secure.

By the very nature of pull-ups, if it comes down, not only will you fall, but you’ll pull the bar down and hit yourself in the face.

Not that that ever happened to me.[/quote]

I would pay money to watch this happen.

[quote]elano wrote:
This is the bar I just put up today. Cost me a total of $11.00 at Lowes. 3/4" galvanized pipe and a box of 8d nails.[/quote]

That’s badass.

Could be pure trouble when drunken late night after downtown rolls around…

#30

[quote]poona wrote:
Check out one called ‘Powerbar’

It’s immense.[/quote]

Seconded

It’s got no screws and easily holds my weight

#31

agree with the powerbar, it’s awesome!

#32

Guys, how about these 2

Studbar

or

Delta Fitness Ceiling Mount with Grips
http://www.pull-up-bars.com/prod_ceilinggrip.php

I am planning on incorporating Gymnastic Ring exercises.

#33

[quote]Ibn Saeed wrote:
Guys, how about these 2

Studbar

or

Delta Fitness Ceiling Mount with Grips
http://www.pull-up-bars.com/prod_ceilinggrip.php

I am planning on incorporating Gymnastic Ring exercises.[/quote]

I have the Stud Bar. It’s wide and stable, but probably overkill if you’re not pulling some serious weight. I like it and would recommend it if you need a quality bar. I don’t know what kind of exercises you have in mind, but buying a pair of gymnastic rings would be cheaper.

#34

Alright, studbar is out of my list.

That only leaves DeltaFitness Ceiling Bar or Universal Door Mount (Doorway bar)

#35

got one and i love it!

#36

POWERBARRRRRRR

#37

[quote]Ibn Saeed wrote:
Studbar


[/quote]

That’s just awesome. I’m not saying you should get it, because it might be more than you need, but it’s awesome.

#38

i broke my step brothers midway between my first pull up…i dont like him anyhow

#39

[quote]Anonymous Coward wrote:
Ibn Saeed wrote:
Studbar

That’s just awesome. I’m not saying you should get it, because it might be more than you need, but it’s awesome.[/quote]

I contacted the company and asked for the shipping price to UAE.

They said that the shipping alone would cost me around $160 to $200 since the bar is very heavy and its 48 inches wide

So i think now the only choice is Delta Fitness Mount Bar

#40

another recomendation here for the powerbar.very good.