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    Fantastic! Count me in! I haven't managed a chin up/pull up in 20 years - and i could only ever do 1!

    Just need to clear the junk away from under the bar in the garage and I'm good to go.

    Thanks for the inspiration - I had this in the "too old" basket.

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    little mind tip i taught my GF on pullups:

    imagine pulling the bar down towards you as opposed to pulling yourself up towards the bar.....

    in other words, think the bar is moving and you are staying still....

    its a mind trick that sometimes works (it did with her anyway)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    What do you all think... when people on our list manage their first pull-up, should I put a little ★ by their name above?
    ABSOPOSOLUTELY!!! When I finally accomplish a pull-up, I want a ★ !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigi View Post
    Wow, yay! What kind? I've got a little within-door-frame sort of bar, which has wreaked some minor havoc in my rented unit (gulp - hope they don't notice), though most of the time I just use the monkeybars at the nearest playground.
    Here's the one I went for. My Bro-in-law swore to me it wouldnt damage the frame ....

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    Rhabdomyolysis

    Just a heads up for folks starting with jumping/negative pull ups.

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    Take the "Ease into it" advice seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz71 View Post
    Here's the one I went for. My Bro-in-law swore to me it wouldnt damage the frame ....

    Portable Exercise Door Gym Sit Pull Chin Up Bar ABS 13 | eBay
    Huh. That's the one I have. Along with a few slightly cracked door frames (at the top corners). It's a handy device to use, but make sure you find a frame that can take the outward-pushing pressure.
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    Has anyone used the Pull up bar from trapeze rigging(Free-standing Pullup Bars)? I live in a "vintage" apartment and I don't think the door frames can handle the strain. The trapeze rigging one looks good but I have no reference on it. It's that one or this: Stamina 1690 Power Tower

    Any advice?
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    So much enthusiasm! Great. Welcome to it, everybody! I added all the new sign-ups to the list on page 1.

    I'll go through in the next couple days to collect some of the tips into the other parts of page 1 next. I anticipate it'll be tricky knowing what to save!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlastiqueFruit View Post
    Has anyone used the Pull up bar from trapeze rigging(Free-standing Pullup Bars)? I live in a "vintage" apartment and I don't think the door frames can handle the strain. The trapeze rigging one looks good but I have no reference on it. It's that one or this: Stamina 1690 Power Tower

    Any advice?
    I'd go with the first. Heard a lot of good feedback about it. It looks very similar to/same as the one Mark uses in his Primal Blueprint fitness videos.

    Wish I could get one shipped down here at reasonable cost. :::grumble, grumble:::
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    So much enthusiasm! Great. Welcome to it, everybody! I added all the new sign-ups to the list on page 1.

    I'll go through in the next couple days to collect some of the tips into the other parts of page 1 next. I anticipate it'll be tricky knowing what to save!
    Missed me.

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