Good exercise to replace pull-ups?

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    Good exercise to replace pull-ups?


    Throw a good exercise to replace pull-ups at me. I'm on a 12 week strength and conditioning program for Division I college rugby - coach wants me to follow the program to a "t" but I'm taking summer classes on another campus, and dont have any time to hit the real gym at my regular campus and cram in the calories on top of that (7 Hours of Chem. 4 days a week). So essientially I workout at home and I am not able to do pull-ups. Blah. Thanks in advance dudes.

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    pull-up bar for the doorway
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    If the problem is lack of a bar to do pull-ups then I can't think of anything to replace it since it would require different equipment.

    I have used the edges of my overhang over the back porch. you should be able to find something to pull yourself up with. Rope climb?
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    When I was trekking in the Himalayas I still managed to do pull-ups on the wooden crossbeams of the houses I stayed in... You can do pull-ups anywhere if you look hard enough for a flat, horizontal surface.
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    what do you have at home? You can do pulldowns, thats the closest thing to doing an actual pullup.
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    thanks for the suggestions dudes. I do have a nice fat beam that hangs off my porch so that will work - haha never thought of that, thanks jayhawkk.

    as far as pulldowns go; i lack the equipment. All ive got is freeweights and no squat rack. I'd try placing a bar in the squat rack and do pull-ups from that if I could. Its cool though, problem solved thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillB123 View Post
    thanks for the suggestions dudes. I do have a nice fat beam that hangs off my porch so that will work - haha never thought of that, thanks jayhawkk.

    as far as pulldowns go; i lack the equipment. All ive got is freeweights and no squat rack. I'd try placing a bar in the squat rack and do pull-ups from that if I could. Its cool though, problem solved thanks guys
    use that or go to the local playground and use the monkey bars. no machine can replace the pullup...no way
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    yeah for a change of pace, drape a towel over a bar/beam. get some nasty grip, i'd imagine this would help for rugby.
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