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2013-11-08 9:21 AM

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Subject: Best Doorway Chin Up Bar?
What would be the best one? I looked on Amazon and there are a lot of options! Thanks!



2013-11-08 9:30 AM
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I use the Iron Gym model. Holds my 200 pounds and doesn't damage the house

2013-11-08 9:42 AM
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I have a good one, I got it with the p90x program. I weigh 180, and I'm too scared to use it. I think I'll bring the house down.
2013-11-08 9:43 AM
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Originally posted by Bodaggit

I have a good one, I got it with the p90x program. I weigh 180, and I'm too scared to use it. I think I'll bring the house down.


Wait, how do you know if it is good if you haven't used it?
2013-11-08 10:28 AM
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I got a knock off of the P90X version for $16 (made in China).  I'm only 155lbs, but it works well, and I have no issues with clearance, damage, etc.

2013-11-08 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by GoFaster

I got a knock off of the P90X version for $16 (made in China).  I'm only 155lbs, but it works well, and I have no issues with clearance, damage, etc.




So it's sounding like anything I buy will work. Huh? I'm only 125 pounds. I don't figure my 180 lb boyfriend will be using it.



2013-11-08 10:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Best Doorway Chin Up Bar?
Got this one from Amazon about a year ago for roughly $30. Several different places to grip. You can do narrow or wide grip. Works really well and I'm about 170lbs. If you do get one, i wrapped and taped a wash cloth around the bars where it meets the door frame. If you don't do that with these bars, they tend to leave impression marks on the frame. Just FYI


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YQUP7Q/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_...

2013-11-08 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by swimbikejog

I use the Iron Gym model. Holds my 200 pounds and doesn't damage the house

x2.  had mine for yrs.  No issues with bar or doorframe.

2013-11-08 11:31 AM
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2013-11-08 12:01 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Fitness-31010-Multi-Gym/dp/B008DNAJYI...

I have had this one for a couple years. I bought it because it had the best rating in its price range on amazon. Put it up and take it
down 3x week for 2+ years, so up and down over 300x. It holds me (180 lbs) just fine with no marring of the door frame.

The only caveat is if you don't attach it permanently (or semi-permanently), if you push UP on it, it will lift up off the rear of the door frame and
it can fall, so I make sure I don't jump UP to grab it, but always keep downward pressure on it.

Definitely avoid the ones that don't hook on the rear of the door frame and just use pressure to grip across the frame-- I *have* had those
slip before!

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2013-11-08 12:10 PM
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Hey Karen,

I love doing pulls.  My husband got a PX90 bar for me last year, and while I think the various options for grips are kinda cool, I can't get the exact grip that I want on it (overhand and a bit wider than shoulder width), and I find that the diameter of the bar isn't great either.  Can I do pulls on it, yes, but I don't "love" it.

Picky. Picky.  Picky :)

In the Guys of BT thread several weeks ago, JPLipsky posted a pic doing some pulls on a bar that looked awesome.  I specifically liked the simplicity of the design and the diameter of the bar.  Might be worth checking out...



2013-11-08 2:27 PM
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Interesting... I didn't consider one with various places for your hands to change the position. Certainly something to think about. Really I just need to practice holding and pulling my body weight up. At this point I'm just hanging and doing leg lifts. Ha!

2013-11-08 2:37 PM
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Originally posted by KSH Interesting... I didn't consider one with various places for your hands to change the position. Certainly something to think about. Really I just need to practice holding and pulling my body weight up. At this point I'm just hanging and doing leg lifts. Ha!

Hanging leg lifts are a great exercise :)

This is the kind my husband got me, and it's really set up for a guy.  The over-hand grip spot I want to use is right where the two bars intersect--so I either have to go wider (hard!) or narrower (meh)--anyway, that's why I liked just the simple straight bar that was posted in the BT Guys thread.  That way you can put your hands at exactly the right spot to minimize strain on the shoulder joint.

 

 

2013-11-08 3:28 PM
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Originally posted by switch

Originally posted by KSH Interesting... I didn't consider one with various places for your hands to change the position. Certainly something to think about. Really I just need to practice holding and pulling my body weight up. At this point I'm just hanging and doing leg lifts. Ha!

Hanging leg lifts are a great exercise

This is the kind my husband got me, and it's really set up for a guy.  The over-hand grip spot I want to use is right where the two bars intersect--so I either have to go wider (hard!) or narrower (meh)--anyway, that's why I liked just the simple straight bar that was posted in the BT Guys thread.  That way you can put your hands at exactly the right spot to minimize strain on the shoulder joint.

 

 




Oh right! You bring up a great point about the bar being made for a guy and possibly too wide for me! Thanks! The simple straight bar does seem more streamlined that's for sure!

2013-11-10 3:25 PM
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HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

The one you were hanging off of I got at acedemy. I can hang with no worries on it. The bar removes so it's not always there. I just put the brackets in, then the bar rest on top. But that means I screwed it into the door frame. If you are renting and don't want to do that, the ones pictured might be better for you. the only bad thing it's like a level/fulcrum so your weight is holding it in place, if you do any modified kipping motion you will fall.
2013-11-11 9:47 PM
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Originally posted by Gaarryy

HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

The one you were hanging off of I got at acedemy. I can hang with no worries on it. The bar removes so it's not always there. I just put the brackets in, then the bar rest on top. But that means I screwed it into the door frame. If you are renting and don't want to do that, the ones pictured might be better for you. the only bad thing it's like a level/fulcrum so your weight is holding it in place, if you do any modified kipping motion you will fall.


I'm not going all ninja on the bar! Ha! BUT I will want to do some leg lifts.



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