Pullup bar feedback....

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations - Other Training-Related' started by crazycanuck, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. crazycanuck

    crazycanuck Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    Has anyone ever used a pullup bar like this? Looking for one specifically for a ceiling/joist mount or possibly a wall. This one mounts to "king studs" on the sides of a door frame, not between the side walls/trim of the door itself. Have a fairly unfinished room this could be an option on. Coincidentally this is one of the few fixed mounting ones I have come across so far that states that mounting hardware is included, and that you don't have to buy a separate kit (one I came across was an additional 50.00).

    However, I was wondering about the bar shape on this one though....I imagine it is going to be a factor where one puts one's hands, and then consequently wrist angle. My removable previous door bar was straight and I have never seen a curved bar like this. Thanks

  2. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    CHINNING UNITS - New York Barbells

    Much of what they sell is also available from amazon.com

    I have one of their $50 pull-up bars mounted to my basement rafters and it’s great.

  3. Jak Nieuwenhuis

    Jak Nieuwenhuis Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    ideally you want a straight bar or a pair of rings
  4. Kettlebelephant

    Kettlebelephant Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    I have this (Rogue Jammer Pull-up Bar) for almost a month now and I'm very satisfied with it.
    Super solid and strong construction.
    Of course it depends on the wall you're mounting it to, but mine didn't even bend, made funny noises or whatelse when my father (220lbs) and I (210lbs) hung on it simultaneously.
    It's a bit more expensive than other options. but it's first grade quality and I think you can get it cheaper if you wait for Rogue's black friday sale, which is only one month away.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018
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  5. JonS

    JonS More than 500 posts

    This is a recent install in my courage corner from Titan Fitness, free prime shipping, $69 USD at time of purchase.


    I over installed, but that's what I do. It's rock solid, and I can finally do legit tactical pullups.
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  6. crazycanuck

    crazycanuck Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    The wood is for extra security? I assume you attached these to studs with longer screws? I am sure I am going to "overinstall", falling from a removable doorway bar and breaking a hand is not something I want to repeat that is for sure.
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  7. Stefan Olsson

    Stefan Olsson More than 500 posts

    Check out Pullup & Dip

    I belive its a german company shipping world wide. They have mounted and portable bars!
  8. JonS

    JonS More than 500 posts

    The wood is used to connect to additional studs for a solid install. The bar supports are installed 48" apart, and my wall studs are 16" on center. By using the wood, I connect to 4 wall studs instead of just 2. I"ll take some pics when I get a chance. Here are links to the videos that inspired my install.

  9. WhatWouldHulkDo

    WhatWouldHulkDo Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    I've got the same bar as @JonS. I like the feel, and I particular like that it hangs out away from the wall.

    In my gym setup, there's a 1/2" sheet of plywood mounted over the studs, and the bar is mounted into that plywood. Its solid.
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  10. kennycro@@aol.com

    kennycro@@aol.com More than 500 posts

    Hyperbolic Statement

    Stating that a straight bar and pair of ring is ideally is over the top.

    Kenny Croxdale
  11. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    One man's ideal may not be another's but that doesn't make it "over the top," IMHO.

    I have this $50 bar attached to the rafters in my basement: RAFTER MOUNT CHIN UP BAR - it came with hardware to mount it, but you did need to drill holes in the rafters yourself.

    and also these $20 rings: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KHPSXJM - I bought eyebolts at the hardware store for these.

    If anyone's watched any of my YouTube videos, this is the bar and those are the rings I use.

    I will agree with @Jak Nieuwenhuis to the extent that I have not found a need for anything else. A neutral grip option on a bar would be nice, but when I don't want a pullup or chinup grip, I just use my rings.

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  12. DrFierce

    DrFierce Double-Digit Post Count

    @Steve Freides
    Looking to set up something similar in my basement. Dumb question. How high are your rafters? I haven't measured mine yet but looking them I'm worried I will either hit my head on another rafter if I mount it too high, or not be able to hang freely if it's too low (I'm 5'11").
  13. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    Mount it too high and use a box to stand on. My rafters are 9’ to the bottom and I stand on a 12” box, perfect for bell on foot pulls

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