Pull Up Bars

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  1. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    I'm going to switch over to the armstrong pullup plan so I can get my pullups up for the PFT and CFA. Right now I only do pullups on back days at the gym...3 sets of max. So I'm only doing pullups once a week now. The armstrong plan prescribes 5 days a week, and I'd like to be able to do the pullups on my own time. I was looking into pullup bars, the kind that go on the door. I suggested the idea to my dad but he thinks that that the door frame will break. Does anyone have any experience with these type of bars?
     
  2. Ken2012

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    I have an iron gym pull up bar. It fits fine on my door frame and I have no problem. I do not know how much it supports but it has no problem with me. I weigh about 130. I do not think that your frame will break unless you are extremely heavy or your door frame is already broken.

    My only problem is my door is short so if I hold the bar my feet are still on the ground.
     
  3. M2inOR

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    My son is 170 and uses a door frame pull-up bar I installed.

    Just take a good look at your door frame - if it is solid wood construction and has a solid sound when you tap on the frame, it should be OK in the average well constructed house.

    Also, be sure to use the long screws that come with the bar brackets. Drill pilot holes for the screws, and carefully install.

    An alternative if you are handy is to make a frame from 2x4's to mount the bar.
     
  4. BeatNavy

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    I bought an iron gym pullup bar as well. It may look cheesey cause it was advertised on tv commercials but it has turned out to be great. I weigh about 165 pounds and it fits in the door frame nicely with no damage to the construction at all . Ive used it for over a year now and it was for sure a good purchase. I found mine at dicks sporting goods for like 20 bucks.
     
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    pull up bar

    I have had no problems using a pro-fit iron gym pull up bar I got for Christmas. No screws or anything needed to install (it uses your weight to stay in place). Its great for situps and pushups too. The only things are that you have to take it down if you want to close your door, and it leaves nasty black marks where the pad is in contact with the frame. I dont know how the price compares to other pull-up bars, but I like this one.
     
  6. vampsoul

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    I bought a Sports Authority brand pull up bar. It is the kind where you screw two metal circles (on on each frame) onto the door frame. The bar is adjustable in size, and you put it into one circle and keep expanding it until it fits into the other one. It works great and doesn't harm the door frame.
     

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