|04-27-2014, 08:55 PM||#1|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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