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Old 03-12-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
Brad Gann
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pull up bar for the home

does anyone have a good suggestion on where to buy a good wall-mounted pull-up bar? hanging it from the ceiling is unfortunately not an option. and what minimum distance should it extend from the wall so that the wall doesn't interfere with kipping??
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: pull up bar for the home

I purchased an EverLast door mounted pullup bar about a month ago. No complaints here....actually moved from 2 to 7 pullups x 4 sets.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:39 PM   #3
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Re: pull up bar for the home

Haha! You beat me to it. I've had that bar for well over a year now and it still works great, though I have been removing the foam coverings and replacing with athletic tape. I've also hung rings from it. Caution and common sense must be used, however, since it is still only a doorway pull-up bar. It's fallen on me twice.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:19 AM   #4
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Re: pull up bar for the home

okay, thanks guys, but is there any thing good to hang off a wall, and if so, how far away from it in order not to interfere with kipping?
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:45 AM   #5
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Re: pull up bar for the home

Just a thought, I don't have a wall mounted bar but think about this.

Stand with your back against a wall, hold your arm out straight and have someone measure from the wall to the tips of your fingers. Then adjust from there, say +6 inches. Might be a good starting off point. You will also need angle supports from the bar back to wall at a point somewhere lower than the bar. Triangles are strong, lag bolts in walls might not be enough by themselves.

search pullup bars on ebay, there's a metal fabricator in the Los Angeles area that is always selling pull up bars, dip bars, plyo boxes, etc. It's not me, but I was think of purchasing one of his bars. Sells ceiling, exposed joist, and wall mount items.

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:55 PM   #6
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Re: pull up bar for the home

many thanks, john. good advice. do you recall who the fabricator/supplier in the l.a. area is?
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:21 AM   #7
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Re: pull up bar for the home

Just go to ebay and do a search for pull bar, dip bar, or plyo box. He lists his location as south pasadena, but I did not read anything about local pick up.

the seller's id is "muchmorethanjustfitness"

The wall mount bars being sold are 32" wide and 17" from the wall. I think you could have 48" or 64" made by request

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Old 03-14-2008, 05:23 AM   #8
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Re: pull up bar for the home

Not sure if this will help but I placed mine in the corner. This thread has some other examples. Mine is shown on page 3

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http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=13775&page=3
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:33 AM   #9
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Re: pull up bar for the home

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okay, thanks guys, but is there any thing good to hang off a wall, and if so, how far away from it in order not to interfere with kipping?
You'll have leg room if you put your bar over an open doorway, right?
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:23 AM   #10
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Cool Re: pull up bar for the home

I bought the again faster .com portable pullupbar and that thing rocks!!!!
I hook it over my 2nd floor of steps outside my apt.. 12 feet in the air
and it can hang down as low as 5 feet from the ground
I am 6 foot 4 weigh 208 pounds and can kip... yadda yadda...

If you want a great door mounted pullup bar of good construction
I use the beachbody.com p90x pullup bar... has 7 possible grip variations
and this is where I also hang rings over it.. and also assisted pullup bands
from iron woodys.. I would get the large and medium bands..
you can always hang those together for alot of help.. etc...

its a loaded answer...
but I studied alot on this.. and do lots of pullups
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