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Which chinup/pullup bar do you use at home?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 26, 2011 at 7:46 PM

I live in an apartment, so I'm looking for something easy to install and uninstall when it's time to move. What would you recommend?

Our space is limited, so I would prefer something that won't take up a bunch of room. I usually use a tree in the park across the street from me, or bars at a park along my sprinting-walking-running route. However, when it's 0 degrees F with colder wind chills, pullups/chinups aren't so pleasant outdoors!

977d98d9ee4a3edba0141c0b3aa018a7

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on November 15, 2012
at 09:58 PM

I have one similar to this, my only gripe was that my walls were too narrows so I had to add a (hand towel) spacer for the bar to be level and stable. The grips are also painful, I got gloves but even that's not enough, it's pretty bad foam, I'm going to pick up some sort of rubber tape or wrap to make it more comfortable.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 30, 2011
at 06:12 PM

I decided to get the one Jake suggests. I love Iron Gym's bar, but our apartment has no moldings in any of the door frames.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 28, 2011
at 04:17 PM

Thank you to everyone who has responded! Now I have to decide which one I want. Right now I'm leaning toward either the one from Iron Gym or the portable one Jake suggested.

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 27, 2011
at 08:18 PM

What materials did you use?

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 02:38 PM

I know, but for some reason that messes with my core stability. Don't know why.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on January 27, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Bend your knees :)

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on January 27, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Was also cheaper than the official P90X chinup bar ;-)

7a1d67d93f254b982e0be4e54086cb4a

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on January 26, 2011
at 11:47 PM

I use the same.

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on January 26, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Yep, Iron gym is legit.

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1baee29895c245c3d24bf6421ee4a9f7

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on January 26, 2011
at 08:09 PM

In the pricy but worth it category, I have this one:

http://trapezerigging.com/PortablePullupBar/

As the "Dip Bar" all in one, I have to say that the bit extra was totally worth it.

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on January 26, 2011
at 08:01 PM

I use this one: http://www.amazon.com/this-one/dp/B001ND04U4

Lots of grip options, fits in most doors.

7a1d67d93f254b982e0be4e54086cb4a

(415)

on January 26, 2011
at 11:47 PM

I use the same.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on January 26, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Yep, Iron gym is legit.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on January 27, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Was also cheaper than the official P90X chinup bar ;-)

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on January 26, 2011
at 08:00 PM

Check out the Jungle Gym from Lifeline USA. It's a suspension trainer that will allow you to do pullups, dips, rows, suspended pushups, and tons more, and it's completely portable. I love mine.

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on January 27, 2011
at 03:14 PM

i've had this one for about one year and it works perfectly, though it has dipped a wee bit in the middle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EJMS6K/ref=wms_ohs_product

its great, no tools needed, no holes in the wall, etc. Absolutely perfect for an apartment. Cheap as you can get, too.

977d98d9ee4a3edba0141c0b3aa018a7

(243)

on November 15, 2012
at 09:58 PM

I have one similar to this, my only gripe was that my walls were too narrows so I had to add a (hand towel) spacer for the bar to be level and stable. The grips are also painful, I got gloves but even that's not enough, it's pretty bad foam, I'm going to pick up some sort of rubber tape or wrap to make it more comfortable.

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902a7cd8f96bbc917a04e92b1f49dbd7

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on January 27, 2011
at 08:05 AM

http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Screws-or-Holes-Pull-Up-Bar-Door-Gym/

I've made a variation on this - simpler than it looks.

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on January 27, 2011
at 05:38 AM

I use a homemade one and it is perfect. Only about 15 bucks too

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 27, 2011
at 08:18 PM

What materials did you use?

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on January 26, 2011
at 11:32 PM

I have the Iron Gym that Kent Cowgill listed, but I find I can't really do full-extension pull-ups that well with it mounted in a doorframe, which is a bummer. Fortunately though sadly, many years ago, whoever was living in my house mutilated some trees and installed a nice, tall pull-up bar between them. It's nice to work out outside. My neighbors think we're crazy.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on January 27, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Bend your knees :)

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 02:38 PM

I know, but for some reason that messes with my core stability. Don't know why.

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