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Old 04-06-2006, 07:30 AM   #1
Bob Walter
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Hello, I have recently discovered Crossfit and have been really enjoying (that is a relative term) the program. My background is running cycling MTN/road and adventure racing. I thought I was in pretty good shape but my ego has take a bit of a beating as of late. I have had to scale back the workouts to 50-75% of the as prescribed in order to complete them but hopefully that will not last long. I bought Mastering the Zone off Amazon and have begun to modify my diet accordingly. My main weakness is pull ups. I am trying to learn to kip but I do not have a good place to do them yet. I would like to make a wall mounted pull up bar to put up at work. It would be mounted on a cinder block wall. My question is how far out does it need to extend from the wall to allow for kipping? I am 6'1". Construction will not be a problem I just want to make sure I have enough room to swing. Thanks
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:58 AM   #2
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Welcome to CrossFit. Sounds like you're off to a great start.

I'm 6' tall so my kip would probably be a valid reference. I haven't measured but I would guess I need more room in front of me than behind. I tend to pull my feet up when I kip. So if I wasn't facing the wall I would guess that 30" would do it.

I had my pull-up bar between two trusses at home that are 24" apart. I hit my head on the truss behind me on Saturday. Consequently I built a new chin-up bar.

Hope that helps.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:10 PM   #4
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Bob,
Krista has a good solution here:
http://crossfitweekendwarriors.typepad.com/homegym.htm


Pre-made:
http://www.gillathletics.com/GillIte...spx?FSID=WE179

I would recommend installing this one over a door so that you could swing through it for kipping pull-ups.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I think I am going to make a wall mounted bar about 30" from the wall for work, and a doorway mounted one for the house. I guess I need to get to the steel yard and get to work!
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:55 PM   #6
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Just buy two ringside heavy bag hangers, four U-bolts, 8ft steel pipe, and an iron woody band.

http://www.ringside.com/DETAIL.ASPX?ID=24649



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