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    Pullup bar

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    I do not have a pullup bar. It looks like I'm going to need to get one, or else get myself to the gym. Suggestions? Any particular brand or type I should look for or stayaway from?

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    I got mine from Amazon, just picked one by price and reading the reviews. I don't even remember what brand or anything, but I got one of the fancier ones with more options for holding on.

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    I don't remember which one it was... got it from Target, and it's the kind that goes in your door frame.

    Oh! Found it! The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar and it's about $30.

    Funny thing is, I bought it when I was shopping with The Boyfriend, and the cashier said to him "So, looking to get all buffed out?" The Boyfriend got a little quiet and said "Um, no, it's for... her."
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    Do you have a spot to mount one from either the rafters of the ceiling joint?

    If so, I built an excellent one w/ plumbing joints and pipe from home depot for a mere $35. I get many compliments on it!

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    The second picture is a revision; I put a 8 inch length of pipe to bring it down off the ceiling.

    *The door ones are ok but remember, door frames are generally 7 feet or so. You have to really bend at the knee. It is unorthodox feeling; at least for me it was.
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    I've had theIRon Gym total body workout bar mentioned above for about two months now. Got it on the recommendation of some people here.

    I love it! It's very stable and sturdy, and you can remove it and re-install it in seconds. Very light. It just fits over a standard-width door frame.

    And it's cheeeeap!

    Here it is on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Total-Upp...4704359&sr=8-1
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    Do these door mounted pull up bars damage the door? Also would the door be swinging while you're trying to do pullups?

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    I've got the "perfect pull up" bar. It's good if you don't mind screwing something to your door.
    Can also swing it down to do rows and Aussie pull Ups.
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    You've got to be careful with temporary door-frame style bars. I've managed to do minor damage to three door frames in my (rented) house trying these bars. :-(
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    If you have room, I love these: Gold's Gym XR 10.9 Power Tower GoldsGym.com

    I have been using mine for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
    If you have room, I love these: Gold's Gym XR 10.9 Power Tower GoldsGym.com

    I have been using mine for years.
    Seconded, and there's a lot more options than what we can "see" here... jonhn_e I hope you've tried doing pull ups using the dip handles, for starters. I also like to put my barbell across the dip handles and try muscle ups, MU negatives, etc.

    If not though, all the $20 door frame bars are really great. I plan on buying another one for the office once we move, I overheard some of our not overweight guys can't do a pull up and I plan on changing that.

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