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    Best Home Chin-up/Pull-up bar?


    Does such a bar exist that doesn't require any permanent fixings to the door frame which can safely support ~90KG/187lbs without slippage or breaking the doorframe?

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    I've had the iron gym pull up bar up in my doorway for a year or so with no problems. I weigh 190lbs. As long as your doorway aint termite fodder it will do.
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    I was wonderign about this too, but I'm 240 lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD
    I was wonderign about this too, but I'm 240 lol.
    My coworker is about 215 and it's fine for him. That's about all I can assume for 240. It prolly wouldn't hold up to years of being your only pull up bar, but an occasional one I think it would do. The iron gym is pretty cheap, I bought mine at bed bath and beyond and used a coupon to boot. If you need a hardcore everyday gonna Kip and use wieght bar you may want to look into building a real rig.
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    Iron Gym is the way to go. It doesn't F up your door, very strong, and easy to remove. I got mine for $20 at Walgreens
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    My coworker is about 215 and it's fine for him. That's about all I can assume for 240. It prolly wouldn't hold up to years of being your only pull up bar, but an occasional one I think it would do. The iron gym is pretty cheap, I bought mine at bed bath and beyond and used a coupon to boot. If you need a hardcore everyday gonna Kip and use wieght bar you may want to look into building a real rig.
    Well on the plus side, my house is solid brick built in the 1910s.
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    I would say fro an occasion use it would be fine. and I mean occasion by a couple times a day. Even if hou have to replace it ecvery 6 months 20 bucks is not bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Mind View Post
    Iron Gym is the way to go. It doesn't F up your door, very strong, and easy to remove. I got mine for $20 at Walgreens
    I posted 20 bucks ithout reading your post, but yeah 20 bucks is what it can be had easily
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    I used a door frame pull up bar for awhile but I eventually upgraded to a mount on one. It's MUCH better and not too expensive, I got mine from Pacillos.
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