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Old 09-14-2003, 01:39 PM   #1
Matt Dunn
 
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Does anyone know where I can get a thick (2" dia)rolling pull up bar? I have seen/used one before and what an amazing forearm workout - trying to keep the bar from rolling while doing pull-ups.
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Old 09-14-2003, 06:14 PM   #2
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Boy, that sounds very, very tough! I've got crappy grip strength; I bet I wouldn't even get 3 pullups like that.

Unfortunately, it also sounds (to me) like a custom build job. IronMind (www.ironmind.com) sells a 2" lifting bar (I believe they call it "Apollo's Axle"). That might conceivably be adapted into a pullup bar (mount it so the rotating sleeves are fixed and the central portion rotates?). But you'd have to be pretty handy with some tools, and that would be an expensive solution . . .

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Old 09-14-2003, 06:27 PM   #3
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Matt,

Check around here on some of the recent archives because they spoke of that very same thing recently. Coach has a "rocket scientest" who trains at the gym that is able to design them. I believe his name is posted on the homepage, Nick Massman. That would be the place to start.
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Old 09-15-2003, 08:54 AM   #4
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Matt,
When I put my regular bar up in my garage, I just cut two peices of 2" PVC that are 6" long each and slid them on before I mounted it. That way I can do pull ups on my regular bar, with the sleeves slid out of the way. It cost me about 60cents from the Home Depot scrap pile.
Hope this helps.
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:33 AM   #5
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Frank... man you have some great ideas!
Thanks!
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