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I bought this one for $40 6 years ago and have been happy with it. I did wrap some socks around the outer bars to make sure it did not mark the door frame. It shows as OOS atm but there are others just like it. Don't buy a cheap piece of crap and regret it later.
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>I am trying to hit 3x8 pullups but I always gas out on the second or third set. Lately I have taken to alternating doing 4x6 with attempts to do 3x8. I have a question about pull up bars, I have been using this one from Amazon but I feel like it is preventing me from getting as high on the bar as I could otherwise:
Would getting a different bar be wise?
I am trying to hit 3x8 pullups but I always gas out on the second or third set. Lately I have taken to alternating doing 4x6 with attempts to do 3x8. I have a question about pull up bars, I have been using this one from Amazon but I feel like it is preventing me from getting as high on the bar as I could otherwise:
Unfortunately I can't answer you, so I'm gonna be rude and steal your thread a bit with a similar question.
I'm gonna by a chin up bar in the likes of Iron Gym and some rings to hang on the bar, mainly for dips and inverted rows. Does anybody else have a similar setup? Is it safe? And where is the optimal place on the bar to hang the rings from?
i put one of these in my master bathroom/closet. every time i go in or out for any reason i pay the tax. maybe a stretch of pull ups, maybe a dead hang, front lever progressions.
I think working negatives is a great place to start.
Dunno if it's just a joke about you're username of if you really are interested in working your arms.
If you are interested, push-ups mostly work your chest and I think back/shoulders to an extent. For biceps/triceps you just need a dumbbell or something. Getting a pull up bar can really help a lot too. I have and definitely suggest this.
Yeah. I'm 6'2" and I was 350+. I'm 100lbs lighter and I'm still working on getting chin-ups down.
Put a pull-up bar in your doorway.
Nothing serves as a better reminder that you need to get stronger / lose more weight than walking under that pull-up bar and trying to pull yourself up a few times a day.
Everything you said is correct, but just for others who read this, they now make ones that come out from the door and allow the full range of motion:
An example: [link]
I don't have one, but that's what I've been looking at. Seems like a pretty wide grip though, and I'm not sure if you'd be able to do chinups on it or not. It looks like your shoulders/traps might hit the handles on the sides.
I have essentially the same thing. I paid less than $50, I've had it for over a year, it's stable (I'm 180ish lbs), and works great. Two things: First, it may leave marks on your door's frame, so put some padding under the contact points. Second, the foam grips on mine are literally disintegrating at this point, but I used it almost every other day. Other than that, I've been pretty happy with it.
I've got this type of bar and if you get some of these and use it to pad out the ends that lean against the door, you won't get any marks.
That and/or a doorway pull up bar if one of those can be used safely in your house.
The main thing is to make exercising convenient for you. If you want to go to a gym ..then make sure it is next to your house or work. But personally I think gym is helpful if you have a partner (that's the biggest motivation) But if you don't want to pay monthly & drive waste gas to get to the gym ....just buy some dumbbells, Iron Gym Pull up bar, & put on some you-tube videos like this one.
You'll get motivation ...start eating right....start reading up on the right foods...& make a list of your fitness goals...Always track your shit. Just remember it doesn't matter that your working out 2 hours everyday....it just matters that you do something...anything at all.
I've got the Iron Gym Extreme pull up bar. It offers a wide grip position for pull ups.