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I have one of these one:
Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pull Up Bar
I'm about 5'8" and 152 lbs. and have used it for about 5 years now – first 3 years was twice or 3 times a week, and the last 2 years was 4-5 times per week. Very sturdy but the top pad does seem to mark up the wall and the main thing you have to look out for is that the 2 pads are flush against the door jam. Otherwise, they will leave marks and damage the frame. Mine are uneven so I glued some dense foam onto he pads and minimized the dents on the frame. And the other thing is I check the nuts and bolts and make sure they are tight every month.
I like these, they are nice and solid and the foam has not disintegrated or shown signs of tearing. I hang rings off these and do L-sit ring pull ups, pushups and dips, even managed to do a 5 second front lever by using the neutral grip handles.
I have this one as my door frame is a bit thicker than the average one and it work fine. It's got different notches to attached it so you can change the depth and height of it.
It says up to 33" wide and 6" deep.
Pretty sure it was this one. I used it while up to 275lb, a bit more with clothes and shoes.
Might've been an older version though, because this one says max 300lb, and I remember being over the weight limit on mine (so it was prob 230-250).
It is fine but make sure to get an adjustable one that will fit your door frames properly. Perfect fitness makes one that has vertical and horizontal adjustments (great for old houses with wonky frames). [link]
Make sure you have good contact with everywhere with door frame
DO NOT EVER do "pops" at the end of your pullups, because as my one friend found out you can pop the bar right off the door frame and have a not-so-lovely meeting with floor (or in his case, a stair). Nice fluid motion and you'll be fine.
You're gonna need a pull up bar.
And a yoga mat would help but isn't necessary by any means.
I am willing to buy a pullup bar in order to be able to do pullups even if it's raining outside (pullups everyday, YAY!), so I looked online. I found out pretty nice rewievs on this one [link], any opinion about it?
I want to know if my doors are ok to use it. I mesured my door and the doorframe is 1cm deep (the upper part that should have the top of the bar positioned on it), I've seen rewiev for the bar working even with 0,5-0,6 cm so I think that's ok.
The door is 7,1ft in height and is 2,11ft large. I am 5,9ft, will it work good for me?
I use the Perfect Pullup Multi-Gym.
It's the same price (or cheaper) as the Iron Gym, but
I've never used the Iron Gym, but I've never regretted getting the Perfect version. It seems like it has very solid construction.
Same issue because I'm in a rental. This one doesn't cause any marking on the door:
I bought a pullup bar unable to do 1. I worked up to getting up to the bar at least in about a week. And by the second week I could do at least a full one and halfway of a second.
At the time I was unemployed & playing magic in my living room a lot and any time I ran to the bathroom i made the rule of doing a pullup. Rules like that tend to work out well for me.
Even though I probably only use it once or twice a week as a workout now, the time I first got it still resulted in getting good & strong enough at pullups I can do about 10 any time. A usual workout is just 3 sets of 5 very long and full motion chinups. I weigh 220 so it's a pretty heavy lift.
This is the one I got, it is also $30 at most sporting goods stores. It's the only one two adjustments I have found, meaning it can fit on any number of door frames rather than just one single standard size. Really important if you have an older place like mine with wonky sized door frames. Also perfect fitness is a great company, a pad fell off of mine and they sent me a whole new bar with pad attached free of charge.
I recommend the Perfect Fitness pull up bar. [link]
It's only ~$3 more than the Iron Gym bar, broadens the pressure against the door frame, and has multiple adjustment options for the various sizes of door frames people might have.
If anyone is reading this thread and DOES want to order from Amazon, I recommend the non-Pro version of the Perfect Fitness pull up bar.
It's only $3 more than the Iron Gym bar, broadens the pressure against the door frame, and has multiple adjustment options for the various sizes of door frames people might have.
This one is wider than the Iron Gym bar and also has adjustable height; not sure what the exact constraint is with the door but it may work.
I have this one. Nice build quality, used it for years, no damage to door frame. I had a different brand before it, and that other one was flimsy in comparison.
Oh I see, the problem is the vertical distance from where the door hits the frame to the top border where the bar is supposed to rest right?
What about this?
I have this one and been using it for about a year for weighted pull ups and haven't had any issues with my door frames.
If you live in a house/apt with doors, you have a place to do them:
Picture of mine
I have this one: [link]
It has good pads for keeping your doorframe intact.
Sure thing, found those pull up bars, 2 options.
Someone recently posted a link to a website that had a brief pro/con list of a bunch of different kind of bars, so you might want to try searching for that.
I own this bar: [link]
I really like it because I feel like the flat padding on the bar really spreads out the force across the frame instead of putting it all in one spot and risking denting it. Also, because it's pushed away from the wall you can actually put your hands in that area, which is naturally where I like to put my hands for a pullup.
edit: link to post I was talking about: [link]
My roommate and I both have this one and it works very nicely without leaving any marks on the wall.
Looking to sell The Rack exercise "thing" as well as a Perfect Fitness removable doorway pull up bar.
$100 for both, obo. I've reached peak physical fitness and have no need for either any longer.
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