I figured out a good substitute today and I am really chuffed about it. I looped my resistance bands over one of those laundry hooks you put over a door to hang clothes on, and pulled down on them until I was straining, and then held the position for a few counts. For me, this is even better than a bar, because I don't have the strength to pull my own weight up at all. As I get stronger, I can go down on my knees to increase the resistance. Plus I can easily throw both the hook and the bands in a suitcase for travelling. AND it takes up no extra room in my small house. A winner all around.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford