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Old 01-22-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
Florsie Amaral
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:gunsmilie:I want set up a better station for my WOD's in my garage. Can somebody tell me the best height to attach a steel bar to the length of the garage for my pullups and any other suggestions on setting up my WOD station?
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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For the bar I would say high enough to allow clearance for ring work and not too high to make pull up mounting a pain in the arse. It's all up to you dude.
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:57 PM   #4
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I just put in a pull-up bar, i started with an 18" drop bar and it was too low. I ended up with a 12" drop and it works just right. I'm 6'1" so I've got to bend my legs a little but it's not really an issue.
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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Thank you for the advice...anything else you can think of please send it my way. I guess I should have told you re: pull up bar and ring set up I am 5ft AND 2.5 in/ does this pose any adjustments to the installation?
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:45 AM   #6
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Im 6'-2", I think that I used a 9" or 12" drop on my pipe (8' ceiling I think) and it seems to work well. I can do pullups without hitting my head. Ring dips and MUPS have to be done with bent knees though. My friends wife is your height and she has to hop up a bit to reach the bar. She uses a short 8" stool to reach the bar for jumping pullups. I dont remember whos design it was but I used the Home Depot design found here with the 2 x 8 lag bolted to the rafters. I used 2 3/8" bolts per rafter and it is stout enough to handle two people kipping!

Good luck and have fun!
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:48 AM   #7
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Thank you Nick. I was thinking about building something for my box jumps....which of course would help with my jumping and kipping pullups. }} So if I install the bar and it is a bit high as I expect then my box will def come in handy. However still figuring out where to put the darn bar to avoid hitting my garage door tracking...}}
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:24 PM   #8
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I have my rings hanging from 2 eye bolts in a different area than my pull-up bar. The bar is like 18" from the ceiling, the eye bolts for the rings are right at the ceiling. I have 9 foot ceilings. I am 6' 2" but the Mrs. is 5'4". She uses a 12" box to access the bar.
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:41 PM   #9
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If you get the Again Faster pullup bar(w/f safe http://www.againfasterequipment.blogspot.com/), you can hang the eye rings wherever you have studs, and then use the included cargo straps to adjust the height of the bar to whatever you want (whenever you want).

A mobile bar like the AF bar is a bit tougher to pull up on, it would also require a bit more concentration during jumping PU.

I also attached my rings in a different area than my AF bar. I'm talking to my welder buddy tonight about my permanent dip/parallette station and separate stable PU bar. I love my garage gym--the really tall people have to be a bit careful, though...:happy:
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:43 PM   #10
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Nick's Avatar is so frick'n awesome.

Strongbad all the way.




Florsie's is pretty good too.


FWIW I prefer to have the rings and pull up bar separate if possible.
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