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Old 03-15-2006, 07:26 AM   #1
John Velandra
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We’ll be doing a bootcamp starting the end of March/beginning of April and I’d like to set up a pull-up station similar to what was set for the last certification… for those of you that were there, how was it constructed (I have a general idea) & what could be done to improve on it?

The location for the bootcamp has a huge covered pavillion that will accomodate multiple stations.

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Old 03-16-2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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Basically they had 1" pipe hanging from the rafters, supported by lots of webbing--about every 6 feet or so. They had 4 rows, each about 25' in length, set about 6' or 10' apart. They also had a length of webbing connecting the rows to try to keep them from swinging as much.

I'm not sure if the pavilion you have will have appropriate ceiling supports to hook onto, but they seemed sturdy enough. Biggest problems were when you got enough people going, they swung like crazy. Plus, either end would fly all over the place. Like a couple feet, both up and down and front to back. FAST. I got whacked in the cheek by the bar, and had a couple reps where you'd try to pull and the bar would just move away from you and you'd have to abort.

Not sure what could be done to improve, except maybe have sturdier pipe, with less flex. Maybe more anchors, closer together? Maybe anchor a few into the ground also?

Good luck, let us know how it turns out.

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Old 03-16-2006, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Kenneth,
From looking at the pix, I was going to guy-line the ends to the ground or railing. The ceiling is all I-beam struts... VERY sturdy. I'll post a few pix next week to illustrate them. It should work.

Sounds like it was a riot though.... unless you're the person who gets smacked in the cheek, of course.
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:34 AM   #4
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John
I was talking with one of the guys at the seminar who put the pull up bars together and he said that if he had to do it again rather than having the bars supoorted by a single drop of webing he would use a V (webing conected at two different beams and bar at the base to help reduce the movement)

I hope this helps,
PS Full contact pullups ARE a riot
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:30 AM   #5
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Do you mean like this? Check document please.

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Old 03-18-2006, 08:48 AM   #6
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That looks like it, except for the webbing to the ground, we didn't have that we had "Blue Shirts". Try the V formation ( webbing attached to two sperate beams and meeting at the bar) with the webbing though, it will reduce the swing and make it more stable.

Cann't wait to see a picture of it in action.
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Old 03-18-2006, 03:54 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'm looking forward to giving it a whirl. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

We also got in our jump bands and first set of bumpers from Gills. Now all we need is our rings.

Let the games begin!
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:45 PM   #8
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John--
Check out the "Solid Fitness Doorway Exercise Station" on the "Equipment" page.
I just got mine today, can't wait to set it up!
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:51 PM   #9
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And to think I had successfully blocked the memory of that pullup contraption until now!

Well...back to therapy!
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