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Old 06-22-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
John Arthur Spear
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Does anyone have specific suggestions for the best type/brand of portable pull-up bar? I'm looking for something that I could pack in luggage well, and would fit in most types of door frames or similar areas. I've seen some varieties offered in sporting goods stores but they generally look kind of cheaply made; so was wondering if someone new of a sturdier option (either on-line or elsewhere)? Thanks for your replys
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Old 06-23-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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John,

Check out gymcor.com-the "Door gym". Costs approx $35, works great, takes seconds to drop in. I even attach rings to mine!
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Matt. I'll check out that site.
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Old 06-24-2006, 09:54 PM   #4
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How about a portable pullup bar which doesn't rely on the doorjamb to stay up? I'd like one for work, but there's no door jamb...
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:05 PM   #5
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Tim,

I think there is a pullup/dip bar in one of the journals that rquirs no jam
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Old 06-25-2006, 04:08 PM   #6
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Check out Doug Smith's stuff
http://solidfitnessequip.blogspot.com/
I've got one at home, it's adjustable through a wide range of heights.
Hope that helps.
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:19 PM   #7
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Hmmm...no that doesn't help. I'm a teacher & I want this for my office at school. The walls are made of cement blocks, the doorway is metal, and as I mentioned above, there is no jam. I can't screw into the doorway and I would probably get in trouble if I did (assuming I could).
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:23 AM   #8
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Tim, what was I thinking? Of course that wouldn't work!
If you want to try something custom-made, try this link
http://mysite.verizon.net/res8kp13/c...oast/id31.html
This guy is a great welder and a crotchedy old Jarhead ( I can say that because he's my bro).
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Old 06-28-2006, 06:07 AM   #9
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We have been trying to figure out a way to get a chin-up bar in our MA school for months with no success, until last night.

A trip to Home Depot and 15 bucks later- we were in business. I bought 12 feet of 1" nylon rope and a couple 1" eye bolts. I attached the eye bolts to a metal pipe that ran overhead, about 2 feet apart, then fed the rope through both eye bolts and let the rope hang to the floor on each side.

We did rope pull-ups, both assisted and dead hang. We also tied a knot on both sides of the rope just above head level and slid a iron bar through the knots , a perfect chin up bar-and portable.

You may not have anything readily apparent to hang the rope from, but look around and try to find something. Maybe you could get permission to mount two hooks in the block wall, then just toss the rope over it when you need to.

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Old 06-28-2006, 10:02 PM   #10
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Those are good ideas, Bill, thanks!
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