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Old 04-25-2006, 06:27 AM   #1
Bob Pratt
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Hi everyone,
i need help with my new basement gym. With a 7' ceiling and a power rack, i'm doing pull-ups between the rafters with my knees bent (i'm 6'1''). This makes kipping difficult, if i go more than a couple in a row i start swinging wildly and dragging my feet on the floor.
Anyone else having this problem? how are you dealing with it? Should i just resign myself to dead hang pull-ups?

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Old 04-25-2006, 06:50 AM   #2
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Bob,

I've pretty much resigned myself to dead hangs for the moment.

My bar at home is one of those that is mounted in a doorway so it is only 6 feet off the ground and I know some kipping would yank the screws out and I would end up on my back.

The gym has 2 pullup bars but one is a dip/pullup station so when I try to kip there I always kick the padding and thus is very hard to get any type of rhythm going.The 2nd pullup bar used to be awesome for kipping but then the powers at be in the gym thought it would be a great idea to put cheap athletic tape all over the bar (and not retape it ever) and now it's just a sticky mess.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:13 AM   #3
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You guys could get this. I did and it is worth it IMO. :happy:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Extended-Reach-Doorway-Pull-Up-Chin-Up-Push-Up-Bar_W0QQitemZ 7237485796QQcategoryZ44081QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:02 AM   #4
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Peter, can you kip with that doorwar bar?
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:28 AM   #5
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i would think the momentum in a kip would take it off the frame.
but i could be wrong!

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Old 04-26-2006, 11:03 AM   #6
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I do mixtures of L-pullups and body rows off of a BB set in my squat rack (obviously at different heights). No kipping there.

I'll go to Home Depot today or tomorrow to pick up the I-bolts for my rings...

Finally, I'm going to take a welding class at the local CC so I can make my own pullup bar and other cool things for the home gym.

I try to go to the park fitness course to get in real kipping pullups once a week.

That's been my journey so far towards making kipping pullups a normal part of the routine...
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:37 AM   #7
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Actually I use it on a doorway that had the door itself removed which is not needed anymore. Thus I have one less object in my way. My kipping is definately not all that smooth but I can swing without interference. Mostly I just do the dead hang pullup style because of my very sloppy kipping. Also because of how it is desined my body actually holds it in place and I am 250lbs. The bar is rated for 300lbs. Besides I like this model because it offers various hand postions. And for now I am just glad to be able to have something in my home that I can use.
Here is another model, same style, that could be used also. It is actually better than the one I have because of the preformed welds but it is more costly. http://www.pullupbar.com/
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:39 AM   #8
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"Finally, I'm going to take a welding class at the local CC so I can make my own pullup bar and other cool things for the home gym."

Now that's real dedication...you're my hero! :happy:
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:35 PM   #9
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Garrett, didn't you say you were going to do that over a month ago on CF Live? Come on man, get to it.:wink:
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:18 PM   #10
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I have to wait for summer session to start, I'm just planning ahead!

These CC courses are not only fun and educational, they help to defer the student loans...good stuff for me right now!
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