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Old 10-04-2007, 02:48 AM   #1
James Bailey
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Pull-up Bar

Hi,

Just a question really.

What thickness do most people use for their pull-up bars?

I personally prefer the thicker bars, 1 1/2", both for comfort and grip strength. Just wondering what others use.

I just bought myself a bar to set up in my apartment, it is 1 1/2" steel with 45 degree angle brackets to put it in a corner, I had the bar made at 1.8m long. It is nice, but pretty heavy to move around. I am putting it up later, the walls in the room are concrete so it should be ok with my weight on it. I hope.... Otherwise I'll have it shortened, maybe to 1.4 or 1m

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Old 10-04-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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Re: Pull-up Bar

I use the 1 1/2 inch pipe. Good feel in the hands and works the grip as well. The only complaint is I get some bad blisters and tears if I don't regularly look after the caluses (sp?)

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Old 10-04-2007, 02:39 PM   #3
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Re: Pull-up Bar

I started with a 3/4 inch pipe and that cause some hideous tearing of my palms. I now have a 1 1/2 in. bar. Much nicer on the hands IMHO.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
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Re: Pull-up Bar

I thought so, I tried a 3/4 and a 1" and they didn't feel right.

The 1 1/2" works really well. I had some trouble getting up but it works a treat. I put it in the corner with 45 degree brackets and it is very nice to use. I am looking forward to tomorrows WOD, I think I'll pick a pull up oriented one to really give my bar a test...
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