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    Hey there,
    I bought a gofit pullup bar it has the option to do chinups, close grip pullups and much more. As for the scratching of paint I just cut an old pair of socks and put them on the supports and no scratches to the paint. Hope this was helpful.

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    I thought my buddy had a pullup bar with big flat pads that fit against the doorframe instead of just padded bars. The flat part was about as wide as my hand in one direction, and a little narrower in the other. I'm not sure if it damages the doorframes less or not, but logically, it should.

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    I also have the bog standard iron gym one. It has put a couple of dents in my frame and the padding has started to split also. I think you do have to tweak them with extra material. I would if I cared :-) My place needs a woman s touch. ;-)

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    Whatever you do, don't get one like this. The outward pressure can cause less-than-rock-solid door frames to crack in the upper corners. I know this from bitter experience.

    If you can afford the $, this freestanding kind (which I think is like what Mark uses in his instructional videos) is supposedly pretty good, and can be easily disassembled and packed away in a bag. I've always coveted one, but it's far too exxy to ship to AU.
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    Not sure if this is helpful and I'm sure you may have already thought of it. I looked for a bar that would work sometime ago and finally just decided to run over to the local park and do my pullups on the bars in the play area at the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck416 View Post
    Not sure if this is helpful and I'm sure you may have already thought of it. I looked for a bar that would work sometime ago and finally just decided to run over to the local park and do my pullups on the bars in the play area at the park.
    A couple of decades ago those went out of style around here. New parks have been made with a combination of plastic modules and pressure-treated wood 4x4s. I haven't actually seen a playground around here with that kind of real exercise equipment in 20 years.

    My yard is really small, but I'd be tempted to install parallel bars in the backyard if I didn't have a garden.

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    In a pinch you could place a really thick & sturdy broomstick on the seats of two chairs and lie on the floor between the 2 chairs, underneath the stick and just pull yourself upfrom a laying down position. I'm sure it isn't as effective as pullups from a standing position but it's cost free and better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    A couple of decades ago those went out of style around here. New parks have been made with a combination of plastic modules and pressure-treated wood 4x4s. I haven't actually seen a playground around here with that kind of real exercise equipment in 20 years.

    My yard is really small, but I'd be tempted to install parallel bars in the backyard if I didn't have a garden.
    Ha Ha...Yes we are still living in the 60s here in Sebastopol. Hippy capital of California!

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    Amazon.com: Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar - Extreme Edition: Sports & Outdoors

    This is the one I bought...so far so good on the trim in my house. Been using it for about 3 months. Make sure to measure you door openings to make sure they will hook and fit.

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