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Old 04-20-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
Michael Hu
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Pull-up Bar

Hey guys,

Has anyone ever built a pull-up bar like this one shown in this picture? Will this be stable enough to do the kippings with?

http://i27.tinypic.com/6i8xtt.gif

This one will certainly be easier to build and will not require any wielding, and most importantly, less money-- but i question its stability.

On the other hand, this type of pull-up bar will definetly be more stable, however, it'll probably require some extra money to pay for the wielder to wield the thing together.
http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/vista_wresting.jpg

If anyone has any suggestions as to how i can build a nice and solid outdoor pull-up bar (not the type that gets installed into the ground) I would love to hear them.

Again, any advice will be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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Re: Pull-up Bar

if this is for outdoor use - you can basically do the same thing but have it go into the ground and use cement. sounds silly but my brother an some guys for navspecwar did it an it was sturdy for all sorts of exercises. otherwise i would question kipping on there, the bigger the base the sturdier it will be but that all is limited with where yer placin it.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:42 PM   #3
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Re: Pull-up Bar

yeah, i dont want to stick it into the ground and use cement though.... that's the thing. 'cuz i might move out of this house in a year or so, that's why i didn't want to use cement. =\
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:21 PM   #4
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Re: Pull-up Bar

I've seen a few designs like that and they're reputedly stable.

But I remember my dad cementing two poles in the ground for a pullup bar when I was little, and it wobbled more than any bar I've ever seen (nearly more so than a hanging bar...probably just my dad skimping on cement); so I'd recommend throwing some braces in (triangles with the base and uprights) for extra stability. Likely unnecessary, but I'd do it, even when builiding a semi-portable bar.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:34 AM   #5
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Re: Pull-up Bar

Mike,

I like the look of the 'wrestling' bar. Where did yo get that pic? I am wondering if I can get those specs from a fellow crossfitter.

Thanks a bunch.

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Old 04-23-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
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Re: Pull-up Bar

I understand the reluctance to cement poles in, but an easy workaround is to fill the holes to no more than six inches below ground level, then back fill with dirt.

When the pullup bar has to go, dig back enough to get a saw in and cut it off below ground level, then refill.
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