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    For any ladies looking for inspiration on that first chin up...

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    awesome! go Katie!!

    I was just getting consistent with the upper body workouts when I messed up my shoulder in a car accident. Back to square one in a few weeks...

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    Looks great, Al -- thanks for sharing here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elwyne View Post
    awesome! go Katie!!

    I was just getting consistent with the upper body workouts when I messed up my shoulder in a car accident. Back to square one in a few weeks...
    Bummer about your shoulder.

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    Looks great, Al -- thanks for sharing here!
    Thanks, Jenny!
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    All Right! Hugs for Katie!
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    Very cool. I definitely need to figure out a home rig for Australuan pullups.

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    You could try using a coffee/dinning table, you lie underneath it and grab the edges across the table in the narrowest dimension (not on one side or there is a risk of pulling it over, this does make it a bit harder to find the appropriate table) and lift from there or get some rings to hang off a pull up bar!

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    Adrian, I found a cheap pull-up bar at Target for about 10 bucks that screws into the inner frame of the door... Since I already have the Iron Gym (love it!), I positioned it at about hip height instead, and just unscrew the bar out when I'm not using it. I enjoy pull-ups more than rows (australian pull-ups,) but evidently the rows work smaller back muscles (namely the rhomboids, a deep back muscle) rather than putting all the stress on the lats (wings of the back.) Both are important for symmetry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 979roadrunner View Post
    All Right! Hugs for Katie!
    Yay! Everyone loves hugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianag View Post
    Very cool. I definitely need to figure out a home rig for Australuan pullups.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neilfenstein View Post
    You could try using a coffee/dinning table, you lie underneath it and grab the edges across the table in the narrowest dimension (not on one side or there is a risk of pulling it over, this does make it a bit harder to find the appropriate table) and lift from there or get some rings to hang off a pull up bar!
    Quote Originally Posted by primal_jessjane View Post
    Adrian, I found a cheap pull-up bar at Target for about 10 bucks that screws into the inner frame of the door... Since I already have the Iron Gym (love it!), I positioned it at about hip height instead, and just unscrew the bar out when I'm not using it. I enjoy pull-ups more than rows (australian pull-ups,) but evidently the rows work smaller back muscles (namely the rhomboids, a deep back muscle) rather than putting all the stress on the lats (wings of the back.) Both are important for symmetry!
    Both good suggestions! (Btw, you're sounding very trainer-ly, Jess!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianag View Post
    Very cool. I definitely need to figure out a home rig for Australuan pullups.
    On Son of Grok's blog, he had a picture of a homemade bar for doing these kinds of pullups. Looks like you could use pvc or the black (gas) pipe to make one at home.

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