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Old 04-14-2010, 03:46 AM   #1
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no pull-up bars in your box?

sorry if this has been covered, but i couldn't find it in a search, so here goes:

i'm looking at moving into a space in which i may not be able to mount bars for pull-ups and such. (it's more like office space than an industrial box, so i might have trouble with the robustness of the walls.)

have any of you encountered this problem, and if so, how have you dealt with it?

i do have rings and am ordering more. i had planned to strap them onto the pull-up bars, but i may just hang them from the ceiling if i can't do that. i figure the rings can be lowered to any height that my clients need, and can be used for dips and other things, too. so that could be a solution.

i just can't imagine not having a pulling option in a box!

(no, i don't want to rely on dumbbell rows!)

thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:59 AM   #2
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Re: no pull-up bars in your box?

http://www.torqueathletic.com/ns/cat...nu=PU&prod=PUS

http://www.tacticalathlete.com/store...iew_product=29

http://www.roguefitness.com/store/product299.html

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Old 04-14-2010, 07:19 AM   #3
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Re: no pull-up bars in your box?

thanks, casey. i think that rogue bar, plus some rings, will be awesome.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:42 AM   #4
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Re: no pull-up bars in your box?

We have a Rouge pull-up system and it has worked out well for us; especially when we had to relocate the box.

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Old 04-14-2010, 08:05 AM   #5
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Re: no pull-up bars in your box?

Our box was in a strip mall for the first 14 months of its existence and we had a system that was built mainly with 4x4s. It worked fine, and was basically free-standing with a few anchors into the walls.

At the WV/VA/DC Sectionals, Sorinex brought in their pull up bar system (which I helped build - and it was very easy to build and tear down), and I thought it was a very good system.

I also really liked their 20"/24" combo boxes.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:13 AM   #6
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Re: no pull-up bars in your box?

Sam:

When we opened our gym we didn't have pullup bars inside, only the one in the garage door way(support 2 athletes).

It was the single biggest bottleneck in the operation and we quickly installed a pullup rig dropped down from the rafters.

If I were you I would look at a new place as this will certainly be temporary. You will most likely have pullups and/or some use of the bar in every day use.

So much of the workouts center around the pullup bars that I think it is an absolute necessity.

That is just my opinion but I hope it helps!

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Old 04-14-2010, 11:22 AM   #7
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Re: no pull-up bars in your box?

Suprised no one put up something along these lines. This as what I'm looking to purchase for my box. Seems like a great unit, and easy to take with you if you move spaces.

http://www.roguefitness.com/store/rogue_infinity.php
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:59 AM   #8
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Re: no pull-up bars in your box?

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Sam:

When we opened our gym we didn't have pullup bars inside, only the one in the garage door way(support 2 athletes).

It was the single biggest bottleneck in the operation and we quickly installed a pullup rig dropped down from the rafters.

If I were you I would look at a new place as this will certainly be temporary. You will most likely have pullups and/or some use of the bar in every day use.

So much of the workouts center around the pullup bars that I think it is an absolute necessity.

That is just my opinion but I hope it helps!

Bill
thanks for weighing in, bill. i totally agree on the importance of pull-up bars, which is why i'm so eager for a solution.

i think i'll order a few of your ceiling-mounted bars soon -- not only because they'll avoid any issues with the walls, but also because they'll look awesome in my box! definitely different than what everyone around here is used to seeing (read: standard globo set-up, with rows of treadmills and TVs and a maze of selectorized machines).

so you know what i'm working with, this is just a 40-square-meter space -- i think that's about 425 square feet -- in an office building with little shops on the ground floor. only one wall in the space is a solid, outer wall, and it has a couple windows in it. so, yeah, a few of those bars hanging from the ceiling would be an elegant solution.
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