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    I'm considering getting a pull-up bar, the kind that goes in a doorway. Does anyone else use one? Any suggestions/advice on brand, type, price, etc? I don't own any fitness equipment beyond some weights and so admit to being absolutely clueless.


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    my husband has one. It's whatever bed bath and beyond sells. Works fine, hasn't hurt the doorway, holds him up no problem.

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    Find a location for it, first. That can be easier said than done.


    If you've got a spot that will work with the kind of pull up bar that doesn't require any hardware, I'd definitely go for that, even though they're fairly expensive.


    If not, then you might need the kind where you have to screw brackets into the doorway, and you twist the bar to make it shorter or longer. That's the kind I had to get. The brand is called Go Fit, and it works just fine for 20 bucks.


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    I have the one they sell on the P90X site. I really like it, very good quality.


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    I installed a fixed mount bar in one doorway, but got nervous about the anchors giving way while I worked. So I changed up and got the counter weight model they sell at Bed. Bath, and Beyond and like it. No permanent fixture in the doorway. Converts to a push up bar and dip bar if you'd like. Boasts a "neutral grip" option for pull ups that I like.


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    I have the same one as Geoff, and it works great.


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    I have one that I installed for my youngest son 15 years ago... the screwed in bracket kind. He used it all through middle and high school and even when he was home from college. When I first started using it, I noticed it cracked and crunched with the first pull up only. That scared me. I mentioned it to him and he said not to worry... it's been doing that since the first day I installed it.


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    I bought the cheapo one from walmart, and couldn't be happier. It clearly says "don't swing", but I swing my 150lbs body like nobody's business and it's still standing. I screw 'em in between wooden door frames.


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    I'm going to build one in the garage...

    like this one... but just one. Just plumbing supplies and lag bolts.


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    I also bought a cheap-o Bally's one from walmart. I hang upside down on it without a second thought...well, maybe sometimes. :P

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