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    Looking for outdoor jungle gym

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    Hi all,

    I'm interesting in working out more outside, so I'd like to install some kind of jungle gym in my backyard. I'm looking for something simple, like something you find in a park or on the streets of China (those who have been there probably know what I'm referring to). My only requirement is that it be long-lasting, and enable me to work on pullups. Ideally it would just consist of two metal bars coming out of the ground with a bar connecting them at the top.

    I'm wondering if you guys had any idea where I could buy such a thing. I'm pretty sure it exists, but I have no idea where to start looking.

    Thanks!

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    My brother and I built a contraption like what you are describing in his backyard, albeit a little more complicated.

    You can read all about how we made it here: backyard pull-up bar
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    I'd go with a build your own approach too, there are all sorts of ways to do it depending on your space and what you can get your hands on - old bike frames, scaffolding, fence posts, railway sleepers, plumbing pipe-work.

    You don't HAVE to fix it in with 40 tonnes of concrete, or make it stong enough to withstand a direct thermo-nuclear blast, but if you can why the hell not
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    go to a local hardware store and buy some 8-10 foot 4x4 posts. dig holes, place the posts in there and cement them in. buy an inch- inch and a half diameter bar and you can drill a hole towards the top (the best) or carve rounded half circles in the top to place the bar in. i just did it and it works great for pull ups (: medical tape it though so you get a better grip and the bar doesn't slide! good luck

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    These are great ideas. I hadn't even considered building one myself. Might do this as the next home-improvement project.

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    they have some workout gear in Boston along the Charles River running paths. Maybe Chicago has something similar?
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