iron gym pull-up bars

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  1. navy2016

    navy2016 Member

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    I was thinking of getting an iron gym pull-up bar for daily access to doing pull-ups. However, I was worried that they destroy the door frame.
    Anyone out there with these things? Do they ruin the door frame?
     
  2. jtoye

    jtoye NAPS '12 appointee

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    Destroy the door frame? No, but they do leave nasty black smudge marks. Still well worth the resulting improvement in pull-ups.
     
  3. brass strings

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    Son's didn't destroy the frame, but did dent the molding around the door and roughed up the paint, along with leaving black smudges. Fixable since our trim is painted (I can fill the dents with wood putty), but a bigger problem if you have stained wood trim. If doing it again, I'd probably attach strips of wood to the wall right next to the door so the bar could rest against those and keep the pressure off the trim.
     
  4. navy2016

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    So it appears that a 30-40 dollar pull-up bar + potential boost to an appointment will easily outweigh the risk to minor damages of my door frame.
     
  5. luckymacy

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    i have some kind of kneepad temper foam I used between the front bar and the door frame plus a plush hand towel wrapped around that part of the bar for some extra cushioning and it seems to be working find to protect the wood. Not even any indentations.
     

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