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Old 07-04-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
John de la Garza
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I'm in the market for a pull/up dip station. I used to have one that was great. I don' remember who made it. Anyone here have one or know of one that has a 19 inch spacing on the dip bars? Most of the ones I've seen have a really wide dip bar that feel horrible to me. Currently I have a dip bar on my cage that is perfect. It is 19 at the smallest point and 22 at the largest. I can crank out 10-15 dips. The ones I've tried with the wide bars make it hard for me to do 2 or three and it also hurts my shoulders.

I'd also like to be able to hook up my rings to it.
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Old 07-04-2004, 05:01 PM   #2
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Attach a pull-up bar to the wall as securely as possbile and then let rings be the first thing you sling over the bar. You'll have the perfect platform for pull-ups and dips and no footprint for the equipement.

What's everyone's thoughts on height of the bar? We seem to put them higher than people like.
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Old 07-05-2004, 08:10 AM   #3
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John, just curious, if you have a cage why do you want the dip / chin station?

Coach, I like the bar high enough that I clear the floor by a foot at my lowest possible hang. I usually use a box to get set, with the box positioned so it's out of the way behind me once I'm moving.
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
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Coach,

You mean do dips on the rings and not have a dip bar? I've been considering that.

I was actually looking for a recommendation on a pull/up dips stand with a dip bar that is around 19 inches. I'd need the kind that have the pullup on the other side of the dip not the kind that have them on the same side, so my I could use rings.

with a stand I'd have the option to do dips on rings and a bar
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Old 07-05-2004, 01:12 PM   #5
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Coach,
I like the height of your pullup bars at CrossFit HQ.
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Old 07-05-2004, 01:52 PM   #6
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Our pullup bars are adjustable. I like a bar slightly out of reach. I like a full stretch at the bottom. Additionally, during a movement like knees to elbow I don't want them to be able to use their feet to slow the swing. I want them to control the swing.

Coach, your pullup bars are fine unless you are a circus freak standing 8'9". The stretch is a good thing
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:03 AM   #7
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I like a high bar, which I don't get with my doorway. And I like a stable bar, which I don't get with the high bar at the gym. Oh well.
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Old 07-06-2004, 04:08 PM   #8
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If you want a high bar check out the Tactical Athlete Pull-Up System (T.A.P.S.) at
http://www.torqueathletic.com/

I think this link takes you right to the bar:
http://www.torqueathletic.com/subcat...id=3&catid=72&
if not, just do to the store section.


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Old 07-16-2004, 06:12 AM   #9
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Does anyone have a good source for a nice wall mount pull-up bar? I have a power rack with a pullup bar but the ends angle down which I don't really like.
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Old 07-16-2004, 03:29 PM   #10
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I, at any rate, find that it breaks my stride in a WOD much less to hop up a bar than to have to bend my knees to get to a full hang, as I have to on the pull-up bar on our gym's squat rack.

Does anyone else use pegboards for pull-ups/ fun? I have been doing burpee-pull-ups on my gym's pegboard: This allows me to increase the difficulty of the exercise by increasing the height I have to jump rather than by simply cranking out more reps.
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