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Old 03-13-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
Stephen Macioci
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Pull Up Bar Height

Hey everyone
I put this post in this section becuase i want the feedback from owners.
what height is a good height for your pullup bars??
8ft, 9ft??
somewear in between??
i have a 10 ft solid beam running across my gym 27ft long.
i was going to just drop some pipe from that and make the bar run the width of my box. nice n easy. Just want to know how low i should go..
i was thinking 8ft. But i want to know what everyone else is doing. what problems they ran into with their pull up bar height etc, Or what height worked awsome!

thanks for the time and help as always


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Old 03-13-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Re: Pull Up Bar Height

We have one set at 8 feet and another set at 7 feet. 9 is too high in my opinion, dangerous. See my thread about pullup bars using galvanized steel pipe in this forum for more details and a video of our setup.

You'll need to tie that bar back to a wall to keep it all solid and hold up against the side to side force from kipping pullups.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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Re: Pull Up Bar Height

my current bar is built at 8' and its too high for most. I would say 7 1/2 is the most useful for everyone.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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Re: Pull Up Bar Height

I have 6 1/2', 7' & 8' heights. The bars that kick back to the wall between stations are 6 1/2".
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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Re: Pull Up Bar Height

We have 8' and 7.5'
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:47 PM   #6
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Re: Pull Up Bar Height

We have 8' and 9' and needless to say, everyone has to use a box to reach them.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:07 AM   #7
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Re: Pull Up Bar Height

We just moved out of a garage-gym affiliate and into a new box and our pull-up bars at the new place are at 9'. It made a huge difference at first, but now we're all used to the additional height. Most people use a box to jump up there, but I actually enjoy the higher bar. Kipping is easier when you don't have to tuck your legs up.

Most will disagree with me, but I like the higher bar better.

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:18 AM   #8
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Re: Pull Up Bar Height

8' & 7' heights seem to work well. I am about 6' 3" and can kip without the use of a box, allowing me about 4" or so under my feet of clearance.

I much prefer having these heights as the higher you go, you end up using your (Boxes, Weights, etc) to get people to the bar and that is a very inefficient use of your equipment.

If the Timberwolves came to my Box to train, well then I would be in trouble, but for the average women and men's heights, those seem to work well.

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Old 03-17-2009, 09:21 AM   #9
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Re: Pull Up Bar Height

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I actually enjoy the higher bar. Kipping is easier when you don't have to tuck your legs up.

Most will disagree with me, but I like the higher bar better.

Best,

Jerry
I agree the higher bar as well for the kipping factor, however I do disagree with "the higher the better"

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:18 AM   #10
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Re: Pull Up Bar Height

Ours are all about 8' which seems to work well for all... in a small space you don't want people under them to hit the bars when doing presses... so I recommend 8' and use jump boxes for the shorter people. If I had a lot of space I would have some at 6'6", 7', 7'6", and 8'
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