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Free standing pull up bar


Dr. TC
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My favourite exercise when down the gym is doing pull-ups, and I've long wanted to be able to do them at home. Unfortunately there's no appropriate piece of masonry in my new place, and I hate using those door frame bars. I'm looking therefore for a free standing solution, but they all seem needlessly complicated and/or expensive. Anyone got any ideas where I would be able to get one on the cheap for <£50 or so?

 

I see this is available for $87 in walmart, but can't find anything near that price in the UK:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=12536778&sourceid=04421923573316279502

 

I know some of you guys are into the whole fitness thing so wondering if you have any bright ideas.

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Guest guinness_fiend

That looks like a death trap :lol:

 

You'd be much better using a doorframe mount.  At least it'll be secure and your folks won't find you snapped in two on the floor after trying some elaborate reverse crunch.

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Unfortunately my ceilings are too low and i'm too tall for a doorframe mount. Also, I rent my house so can't afford to do any damage. With a freestanding one I can keep it in the garage and take it outside to do pullups. Hence would have to be relatively portable, like the included example.

 

I take your point about flimsiness, but I don't plan on doing anything too adventurous!

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