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Old 09-11-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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New pullup bar

I've been wanting a pullup bar for a long time. I started CF last week and decided its time to put one up. I didn't want a door jamb pullup bar because it seemed to cramped to do anything more than pullups. So I built one outside.

I built it out of two 10' 4x4's and a 4'x1" threaded galvanized pipe with flanges on the ends. The 4x4's are buried 2' down leaving me an 8' high bar. Thats about 6" out of my reach. It cost me about $70.

I didn't concrete the 4x4's in yet. I want to make sure I like the spot in the yard (shade). I'm going to see if it loosens up over time, I may not need concrete. It feels pretty solid. My goal is 50 pullups, I can only do 8 so I have a lot of work to do.

Next weekend I'm building a box. Should 20" be a good height to start with?
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:35 PM   #2
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Re: New pullup bar

Build one of the multi height boxes like the rogue ones. There are many threads with instructions on the discussion board
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:25 AM   #3
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I second Simon's post.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:30 PM   #4
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Re: New pullup bar

I made a squat stand upgrade on my pullup bar and built and 18" plyo box. I also made a duct tape 20lb ball and bought a 15lb century ball. I already had the weights and bar.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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Re: New pullup bar

Nice!
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:46 PM   #6
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Re: New pullup bar

The bar was getting loose in the dirt so I removed it and added concrete to each post. Now its really tight and I was able to do 11 kipping pullups immedeately, thats up from 5. The concrete is definately needed.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:37 AM   #7
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Re: New pullup bar

I second the variable sided box. Most of our wods are 24 for males, but I now have 20, 24 and 30!
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:39 PM   #8
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Build one of the multi height boxes like the rogue ones. There are many threads with instructions on the discussion board
perhaps you can reference them here.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:05 AM   #9
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Re: New pullup bar

I just built this box last week. Pretty easy to make and cheap. I found the plans on the board somewhere and do not take credit for them, just passing them along. Hope this helps. (WFS)
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