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    this one, which costs $30, or this one, which is marked down from $60 to $40, and is more versatile. as a fitness gear newb, i have no clue if the extra features in the more expensive one is worth the additional money.
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  • #2
    The second. More positions = better.
    Looks a lot like the one from Beach Body (P90x).
    Pull Up Bar - P90X Chin-Up Bar For the Ultimate in Pull Ups - Removable Doorway Pull-Up Bar - beachbody.com
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    • #3
      I like to make my own stuff. This cost maybe 20 bucks and has held up well over the last few months.

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      • #4
        I have one similar to the first one and it serves me fine, I prefer more grip options over less though so for $10 extra I’d probably go with the second one. Looks like the part where it sticks out more could work if you ever want to device a suspension trainer (or use a bedsheet like I show in the Worldwide pull up thread)
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        • #5
          Originally posted by d2mini View Post
          The second. More positions = better.
          Go with the second one for the exact reason stated above. Plus, it gets you a little further away from the door frame which allows increased range-of-motion.

          I have the first one and used it through 2 rounds of P90X. Both are made by the same manufacturer and are of equal quality so if money is really an issue it will still be okay.
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          • #6
            I had the second one, and it was great, but if your door frame has a large molding it won't work. My new place has probably 7" door molding and I had to get a different one - which is ok but not as good / versatile. Amazon.com: EVERLAST CHIN UP BAR: Sports & Outdoors
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            • #7
              Got mine at Target for 11 bucks.

              Julie

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              • #8
                wow, 11 bucks? i was just at target last night, and they had both of the above but i think the $40 was $50.
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                • #9
                  This is mine. Cost 3 - an old metal bar I found and 2 swing screws. It's been going for about 14 months now without any problems!

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                  • #10
                    coach- you don't see an advantage to different grips? i'm a beginner, btw. as in, "i've never done a pull up before" type of beginner.
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                    • #11
                      It’s not that different grips are the holy grail of pull ups, they just offer more diversity. Trust me, you’ll want to mess around with different ways to pull your body up once you’re able to. A single bar surely is enough without the extra grips, but I’m a big fan of mixing grips. Also, some grips are slightly easier than others (you saw the vid of my gf doing pull ups, the traditional pull up grip is more challenging to her than using the pegs that stick out or even the traditional chin up grip)

                      Given that you’re a true beginner, you may find some grips are easier than others as well.
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                      • #12
                        I bought an Everlast multi function chinning bar and like it quite a bit. It's very similar to the second one in your links above. I found that looping a beach towel through the side loops makes a pretty good Australian pullup rig.

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                        • #13
                          i don't know if anyone noticed, but the more expensive bar also came with some sort of loops- arm bands maybe? i dunno what they're for.
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                          • #14
                            Won't the bars damage the door trim? They aren't really designed to support a person.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by strom View Post
                              Won't the bars damage the door trim? They aren't really designed to support a person.
                              The foam on that handles rests on the side part of the trip and the "hook" sits on top of the top trim and has a sponge-rubber pad that runs the length. The natural leverage created by the design and your body weight hold it securely in place. They also come with a spiked tab that the bar hooks into. I had one up for nearly a year and the only marring was some minor scuffs on the wall above the door. One of those Mr. Clean magic erasers took care of that.
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