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Old 08-10-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
Orrin Ahola
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Request for input on designing a pullup station

Hey folks,

I'd like to fashion a kipping pullup station underneath my deck. Any ideas on how to accomplish this? I can't seem to come up with an engineering that makes sense to me.

You can see the underside of my deck below. The bar would have to have to be perpendicular to the beams and suspended about 6 inches below the bottoms of the beams. This would allow my head to fit between 2 beams on the upswing and full extension of arm / legs on the downswing. I'm seeking a heavy duty design that can tolerate full kipping pullups from my 200# frame.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Orrin Ahola
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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Re: Request for input on designing a pullup station

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Hey folks,

I'd like to fashion a kipping pullup station underneath my deck. Any ideas on how to accomplish this? I can't seem to come up with an engineering that makes sense to me.

You can see the underside of my deck below. The bar would have to have to be perpendicular to the beams and suspended about 6 inches below the bottoms of the beams. This would allow my head to fit between 2 beams on the upswing and full extension of arm / legs on the downswing. I'm seeking a heavy duty design that can tolerate full kipping pullups from my 200# frame.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Orrin Ahola
Provide lateral strength with guide wires (they sell tighteners for guide wires) nfrom the bar to the rafters... probably a 45 degree angle. That should keep the bar from pulling out of the ceiling when you kip. The bar can be 'hung" from the ceiling with metal piping.

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Old 08-10-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: Request for input on designing a pullup station

Check outthis design - simple but really nice design. Only mod is to run bar all the way through the vertical drops and then install flange on outside - screw it down so your bar doesn't spin.

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=47066 (wfs)

You can adjsut the height to where you need it.
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