View Full Version : Where to put pullup bar?


Prospekt
03-26-2005, 12:05 PM
In my basement i want to install a pullup bar but i am 6.2 feet and if i install it in my doorway it will be to low. I find it easier to do pullups or chinups if i have to jump to reach the bar and i cannot touch the floor. Does anyone have any ideas of where else inside or outside i could put it or if there is another solution to it all together. Thanx in advance

buff_mike10
03-26-2005, 01:15 PM
if you have two trees close together you can connect it to them. The higher the better, so you can come all the way down without touching the ground, and without having to completely bend your knees. I've used tree limbs before to do pullups on.

spinksjinx
03-26-2005, 01:47 PM
Mine is in my closet, I have low celings but I am short. It would be rather difficult for a man of your size unless your ceilings are high to do it in the house.

What kind of bar do you have? Is it just a straight bar with no frame?

Prospekt
03-26-2005, 10:45 PM
I haven't gotten a bar yet, i wanted to know where i should put it before i buy one. What type of bar should i get?

spinksjinx
03-26-2005, 10:54 PM
I haven't gotten a bar yet, i wanted to know where i should put it before i buy one. What type of bar should i get?


http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1832283&cp=&keywords=pullup&y=0&searchId=10404907285&clickid=topnav_search_txt&x=0&parentPage=search

I've got one like that, but if your ceilings and doorways are to short you may want to reconsider not getting one unless you are comfortable doing them in a squatting position while coming up.

Prospekt
03-26-2005, 10:56 PM
Thx for the info

kepsy
03-26-2005, 11:38 PM
i got one where you put in a doorway.. it's okay for chin-ups, but it's too narrow to give me a good stretch for my back when i'm doing pull-ups. so i just use the monkey bars in a playground when i'm out for a jog.... yeah i get funny looks from the kids so I go at night if I can :D

spinksjinx
03-27-2005, 12:58 AM
i got one where you put in a doorway.. it's okay for chin-ups, but it's too narrow to give me a good stretch for my back when i'm doing pull-ups. so i just use the monkey bars in a playground when i'm out for a jog.... yeah i get funny looks from the kids so I go at night if I can :D


Haha, Awesome I do that to. One morning I was taking a breather and hung from those bars and did situps hanging down and a police man came over and told me I was to big to be playing with the childrens toys and made me get off.....

How is 114 pound man going to hurt a steel bar when 70% of children today are obese and way more than me?

kepsy
03-27-2005, 01:09 AM
Haha, Awesome I do that to. One morning I was taking a breather and hung from those bars and did situps hanging down and a police man came over and told me I was to big to be playing with the childrens toys and made me get off.....

How is 114 pound man going to hurt a steel bar when 70% of children today are obese and way more than me?
no sh*t.... he made you go down the bars? wait... were there kids waiting for their turn while you were doing this?? :D
"officer, that bad man won't share the monkey bars........" lmao

spinksjinx
03-27-2005, 01:15 AM
no sh*t.... he made you go down the bars? wait... were there kids waiting for their turn while you were doing this?? :D
"officer, that bad man won't share the monkey bars........" lmao


Yes no their werent any kids around..It was like 5:30 in the morning, he *****ed and yelled about how the park didnt open until 7 and crap like that but their are no fences or gates either....I obeyed like a good citizen, because hey it was 5 am and it was dark. I wasnt about to risk getting the beatdown or arrested for doing my morning workout.

Warden11
04-02-2005, 06:28 PM
I nailed two 2x4s to the floor joices in my furnace room then drilled holes in the bottom of the 2x4 went to home depot and bought a thick piece dowling(spelling*).