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Old 04-27-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
Christopher Morris
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DIY pull-up bar idea

A friend of mine has a basement gym. The ceiling height prevents overhead barbell work and pull-up work. He got creative, and I think he was clever on adapting his space.

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He removed ceiling drywall to expose the spaces between the joists. This guarantees he will have everything mounted to studs, and also opens space for overhead and pull-up work.

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His buddy welded this. His pull-up bars are hung on sign posts, like the type you'd see in a stop sign. Pins secure the sign post in place. This provides a couple benefits:
- adjustable pull-up bar height,
- removeable pull-up bar.

Only the two of us were there the day I saw it, but my friend said he'd done a load test with three guys hanging on one bar, and it was solid. He said if he gets the pull-up bar down to its lowest setting and does kipping, there is a little wobble. At middle and higher levels, it is rock solid.

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Only one end of the bar is secured. There is an L-type bracket secured through-and-through by a bolt. This fixes the unsecured end at a specific distance in the sign post, so it can't fall out. The pull-up bars can be removed completely by taking the pins out of the sign posts, or by removing one bolt on the end L-bracket.

Neat idea.
Chris wfs
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