Pull up bar.

zooby

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alright people.

Was wondering if anyone can reccomend a decent pull up bar, the only place I can do them at the moment is in my garage on one of the beams *text deleted*.
looking for a decent on tht wont break. can go anywhere between door frame or on wall, just looking for sugestions from people who have used them rather thn going to argos n it breaks the first time I put it up *text deleted*

cheers lads
 

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there was a post somewhere on here about one that fits on top of door frame and levers against the wall. looked pretty good.
 

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Eh, i've never heard of them breaking. I've had one from Argos for about 7 years up and it's never broken.

It cost about 15 quid at the time though, not sure if it's the same 8 quid one they sell now though.
 

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Yeh do a search theres a few posts on chinup bars etc. I have an argos one and it is solid as, im only 10 stone but i can run at it and jump and swing (a fun way of kicking my door open) and it doesnt even give the slightest movement, its mainly due to the fixing i believe. The newer argos one is pretty much the same but the end fixing is not so sturdy, but i think it can support up at 16 stone, i wouldnt run and jump at it tho.
 

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I got mine from argos and ive had it 4 years, its bin good, very strong.
 

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Yea i used an argos one whilst I was a student, need to go to gym now for pullups sadly.. mother doesnt allow holes in doorframe apparantly haha.

Just remember to get a bit of practise in on thicker beams etc, as you wont be using a little metal bar in prmc I believe?
 

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liar you know you'd try... *text deleted*
*text deleted* yeah true i probably would.

When i do pull ups on the bar i keep my thumb on the same side as my fingers, so is not grasped around the bar. This i feel gives a better likeness of pulling up on a beam, still not quite the same.
I use the gym bars when its quiet (*text deleted* i have to jump up like a muppet), or the supported chin ups, but i usally put a weight on the standing platform to take it to the floor so im not being supported. Its a good piece of equipment though for those not used to doing chinups.
 
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yea i have power bar its superb, wrap some towel round the handles tho, they are a bit thin and slippery.
 

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Eh, i've never heard of them breaking. I've had one from Argos for about 7 years up and it's never broken.

It cost about 15 quid at the time though, not sure if it's the same 8 quid one they sell now though.
yea, i got mine from argos bout 4 years ago. u have two brackets with a 2 inch screw holding it in. then fasten the bar in tight.
 

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yeah i got the powerbar (ebay) very good no problems with it gives you a nice height range you just have to trust it
 

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ite fella i bought my pull up bar from argos 8 quid had it bout two years aint broke and my dad even uses it sometimes and hes massive not fat massive may i add thou i dont wanan get smahsed by him
 

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Those powerbars look awesome think i might have to get one of them. As i dont like the normal ones.
 
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