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Old 07-06-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
Jack Germain
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Cheap Door Frame Pull-Up bars

I need a solid pull-up bar at my house so I don't need to run to the local children's playground to do pull-ups. What do you suggest for a cheap and reliable door frame mounted pull up bar?
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
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Re: Cheap Door Frame Pull-Up bars

Check out my website: www.teambeachbody.com/jwrbike (wf/s). Click "Shop for Products" at the bottom, accessories, and the pullup bar is in that section. When I did P90X many people were using this bar and had positive comments.

(I know the products on my website are not what everyone here likes, but P90X helped me lose 25#'s and showed me how much I like pullups!!! Plus, I made $400.00 dollars last month off the website. Money I am using to build my CrossFit gym.)
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:09 PM   #3
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Re: Cheap Door Frame Pull-Up bars

Got the Everlast door gym @ a Marshall's or TJ Maxx department store for $24.99 (can't remember which one). I had 2 friends try it and they loved it and bought themselves one the same day. Goes up in 1 second and comes down just as easily and quickly without drilling holes in your door frame.
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http://www.everlast.com/everlast-mul...e-gym-bar.html
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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Re: Cheap Door Frame Pull-Up bars

How stable are those?
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:27 AM   #5
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Re: Cheap Door Frame Pull-Up bars

"The Door Gym" (available on Amazon and other sites) is cheap and effective. It's not particularly stable if you're looking to kip (read: not stable at all), but as far as static dead-hangs go, it's great. No permanent installation, goes up in a snap.

My soft-wood door frames got dented from mine, and the foam padding on it wore down with the amount of use that I gave it, but if you have a decent door frame and some spare padding that's not a problem.

For kipping and such I'd look for a more stable alternative, or stick with the jungle gym... or find some rings!
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:35 PM   #6
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Re: Cheap Door Frame Pull-Up bars

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How stable are those?
Perfectly stable for any grip pullup-but not to be used for kipping or anything.
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