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Stamina 1690 Power Tower
WHY POWER TOWER? Power Towers allow for many different bodyweight exercises, helping you lose weight, build muscle and improve heart health. Bodyweight routines are invigorating and effective for major muscle groups.DIMENSIONS: 49 x 42.5 x 81 | Weight: 61 lbsALL-IN-ONE FITNESS EQUIPMENT: The versatile Stamina Power Tower 1690 can be used for pull-ups, dips, push-ups, chin-ups, sit-ups, vertical knee raises and more.STABLE AND COMFORTABLE: Secure foam hand grips at each exercise station provide stability and comfort during exercise. The durable steel frame supports users of up to 250 lbs.FITS MANY SPACES: After an easy assembly, the Stamina Power Tower 1690 is a compact tower, making it ideal for any indoor or garage space. Non-slip endcaps protect whatever surface the Power Tower may rest on.WARRANTY INCLUDED: Comes with 5-year frame and 90 day parts warranty.
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62 Reddit comments about Stamina 1690 Power Tower:

u/Striving_Sun · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This is the one I've been looking at.

I'm going to be starting the beginners routine and this works for pull ups and dips but I don't think it would work for rings. I need to do more searching but the area I'm in isn't very ring friendly.

Do you have any other recommendations?

u/CurrentID · 5 pointsr/Hawaii

Like a stand alone one? I happen to have one I've been trying to get rid of.

This is the one I have: Amazon Link

It is missing a single washer. It was missing that washer when I got it originally. Still works fine. I don't use it and I took it apart to save space, but still got all the pieces (aside from that 1 washer). And the instruction manual in pdf form somewhere I could print out for you.

You can have it for $50. I live in Waipahu.

edit: Proof

edit2: Whoops wrong piece of equipment. Apologies. Good luck on your search and I'll leave this up for anyone else who might be interested.

u/naossoan · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm also in this position of figuring out the equipment I need.

I was thinking something like this Power Tower or this one

Originally I was thinking hey I will just build it myself with pipes. Well, doing that is more expensive than just buying one of those power towers.

I'm a little concerned about the width of the dip handles though...Being too wide?

Anyone have experience with these towers? I need something for pullups because all the doorways in the house have extra big molding around them so are unable to accommodate my pullups bar :(

u/ExPorkie15 · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought the below free standing pull up station about 8 months ago... Not as compact as a door one but I didn't have any doors that would work well with the pull up bars.

Really surprised for the price I expected it to be pretty shitty but it's not. Very good quality.

u/plasticboy · 4 pointsr/P90X

If you have the room for it there are free-standing pull up bars.

u/ElbowDeepInIt · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I use this. It fits in the corner of my office. I almost hit the ceiling at the top of pull up form, but it works perfect. Maybe 2 or 3 feet square and maybe 7 feet tall.

u/Oberisk · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I hit up Amazon for a stamina 1690 bar. It works pretty well, not much wobble and it seems sturdy enough. I'm 6'0 and 195 lbs. If there's a discount sports equipment store around, go hang off a few things and see what you like. Be sure to measure the height of your ceiling before you buy.

Another option is a door frame bar. It will probably mark up the door frame. I've done the RR off of both without a problem.

u/GotHuff · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

As far as towers go I much prefer a simpler more open version without the backrest. It gives me room to maneuver when I hang rings and free space to practice levers. Probably a lot cheaper too. I use this one with rings hanging from it:

u/kdz13 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I don't see any major problems with it, particularly when comparing it to other power towers you can buy. I also can't see that it would be cheaper to buy all the pipe than just a standard power tower - $90 on Amazon

u/NAP51DMustang · 3 pointsr/guns

Thinking of buying one of those all in one bodyweight work out stations to get boogaloo ready (and by boogaloo ready I really mean to just look less like a nerd than I am). Specifically this one.

Also, Ballistic Advantage performance or premium series 8.3 in 300 blackout bbl?

On an unrelated purchasing note: I just want to say God Bless America because only here can you build a "pistol" chambered for an intermediate .30 cal rifle cartridge.

u/irishchug · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

If you have a little space (garage or something) I suggest getting something like this:

I find the doorway ones very limiting because you are stuck with close grip and unless you are short you need to bend your knees a ton to not hit the floor.

Bonus for the one I linked, it lets you do dips.

u/saraerial · 3 pointsr/Aerials

Even the kind you don't have to screw in can damage your door frame. If you're really worried about it, you could try a pull-up stand like this.

That being said, I have this pull-up bar and it works for me and hasn't damaged my door frames yet.

u/sojutime949 · 3 pointsr/homegym

This looks exactly like the stamina 1690 power tower, there are over 1000 reviews for it on amazon.

u/goldcoast2011985 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I wish I had known about that one earlier.

I went with a: Stamina 1690 Power Tower

Couple foamy spots for the different push-up hand placements. Also has bars for Dips if you aren’t at Ring Dips level.

Yours might be better to take down and stow. Mine... not so much.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Fitness

That dip station is a rip off. For that price you could get a power tower.

u/hitogokoro · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

Got mine for $90 on Amazon. This one, still the one I use today. I have nothing else.

u/krazy_karl_was_taken · 2 pointsr/homegym

This guy is all you need. I used it for years with upwards of 300# when doing squats and it never failed me. Actually sold it to my buddy who still uses it and loves it as well.

You could get a separate dip station or something I guess

Depending how tall you are will depend on the viability of the pull up bars being tall enough too

u/richdub · 2 pointsr/Fitness

At home. Barbell, dumbbells, rack, pullup/chinup/dip stand.

I need to upgrade this, but this is my barbell:


Built my own rack.

u/intangiblemango · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I ended up buying a power tower (not this one, but something really close) because I don't trust my doors.

u/sockaddr · 2 pointsr/P90X

Not a direct answer to your question, but I was in a similar situation and ended up buying one of these: . It's a free-standing pull up bar, and it's worked great for me. Door jam pull-up bars always seem to leave marks on the door jam, but I don't have any experience with the bands.

u/thinkingotherthings · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Glad you like it! And yeah, I'm currently doing it at the gym because I have a membership there, but when that runs out I plan on getting this, or something similar

u/kaukev · 2 pointsr/P90X
u/Flipmode22 · 2 pointsr/P90X

If you have room in your house I would try this: and money, I realize it's a bit expensive but according to a lot of reviews it seems like it might work well for you. You could do bands, but use that as a last resort.

u/bryguypgh · 2 pointsr/P90X

I got this pullup frame for $100 and I was very happy with it. It's very simple and sturdy:

I am basically the same size as you, 5'11, 215, and couldn't do one pullup when I started. I also got the pullup assist band but it don't like it, it's hard to describe but the resistance feels uneven. It let me do more pullups but I don't feel like it helped me get closer to doing more without the band. YMMV.

u/OnlySnopel · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Now that i think of it, I own this [power tower] ( and could probably rest my my ankles on the situp bar so that my toes are in the air.

Would be more leaning towards a decline pushup, but it should work.

u/grimgrau · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I don't think that any leverage model type doorway pull up bar will work with a door that wide.

You should look into getting a power tower, which is a freestanding metal pull up/chin up and dip station. Something like this:

u/jammintx · 2 pointsr/tall

Ha. I haven't had a doorframe pull-up bar in a while, in part out of fear of bringing the door down, but in just as large part because of the lowered clearance. I just got one of these, and am pretty happy with it so far:

Not ideal height-wise, but sturdy and a better option than a doorframe pullup bar almost certainly; I think the height is 7 foot, with the leg-tuck (or extension) not awful as an option.

Also, here's a similar product which people in /r/bodyweightfitness seem to regard well:

u/Oddomar · 2 pointsr/funny

I believe your only option is to go to a gym or buy a power tower like this. Power Tower on Amazon

u/kenelbow · 2 pointsr/P90X

Had you considered something like this?

u/aureum · 1 pointr/Fitness

What about a stand-alone pullup bar? It's a big thing, takes up some room, but you can move it around pretty easily, and step through it if need be.

u/lefty414 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Hey guys just starting the beginner program in the FAQ and I was wondering if this tower ( would be good for inverted rows. If I used the dip handles as grips with my hard parallel to my body. Or if they would need to be in a bench press type position. Thanks for the help.

u/karmasmarma · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

It's on sale for $152 right now with free shipping. Just pulled the trigger on it as I haven't seen a lower price in Canada thus far.

u/marin4rasauce · 1 pointr/startbodyweight

I have to say that this sounds extremely unlikely. It might not look like the casing above the door could support significant weight, but I am 260 lbs and it can support me just fine. However, if there is no molding or casing, or it is too thin or uneven to safely support, there are alternatives to the one posted above.

If you don't have the option of the hook on one, you can always get the type that bolts into the door jambs.

You could bolt a bar on your floor joists in the basement.

If you further do not have this option, then you could buy gymnastics rings and hang them from your floor joists in the basement (you should be allowed to drill a hole through them that would accommodate straps or ropes while still meeting structural building code requirements)

If you you do not have this option, as you are in an apartment or something similar, and have no suitable doorways to use for bars, then I think you will have to be creative in your solution for this... but there are still other bar types, such as wall mounted or free-standing, that you could purchase or construct.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

u/stirls4382 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

The Stamina 1690 Power Tower has been a great versatile item for me.

u/AtomicMind · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I was looking for the exact same thing.

I've come to look at

which is the exact same thing someone else pointed out. I am 210 pounds and probably will buy this.

u/sprcow · 1 pointr/P90X

I have a similar quandary and was considering this freestanding equipment. One user asked about the height and another user said they think it would need about 90 inches of clearance to use, which is less than your 8.5'. Haven't tried it myself yet, though.

u/screepatrol · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I bought one instead of a wall mounted pullup bar and I regret it

even the best ones are kinda wobbly, so there's a lot of energy leaking. I can do more pullups at the gym than on my pullup bar cause I have to focus just a little bit on keeping it from wobbling. It's not gonna fall over, but it's just annoying.

Mine is this one:

imo it's better to get a very sturdy pullup bar and some parallettes

u/Reinhaut · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Okay. It's just my personal opinion that a seperate pullup bar will always be less convenient. But that was not your question ;)

Seems quite expenisive... I don't have any real experience with those. Here is an alternative I found with a quick search.

u/sauceprovider1 · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is only $40 and you just attach it to a joist.

This is $95 and free standing.

This is $60 and you can attach it to a wall.

Go to the similar item section and you can find so many more if you don't like those.

u/JoeMarron · 1 pointr/gainit

That's unfortunate. You could buy one of these although it's much more expensive. If not that then at least buy some adjustable dumbbells and start doing rows.

u/oneiros562 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I got mine on Amazon.

Think it was this one.

Stamina 1690 Power Tower

u/michaelthecoder · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you have enough space, you can buy a pull up tower for around $100. Mine is good but I'm still too out of shape to do negatives but I can at least hang on it:

u/makeitAJ · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

If have the same problem at my place so I ended up getting a pull up tower: Stamina 1690 Power Tower

u/aomm26 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I am looking into buying a free standing pullup bar as well. I have not done too much research, but have been looking into:

u/psyanoid · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have been using the Stamina Power Tower thingy for about a year and it has worked great for me!

u/dts-five · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I've seen this one recommended on here in the past, but i don't own it.
Stamina 1690 Power Tower

Just hang rings or a rope and bar. You might could put a broom handle across the dip handles. Just get creative with it.

u/ianramos · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Hey guys,
I'm transitioning to calisthenics because I hate going to the gym now. My gym is literally packed. I also just enjoy the convenience of bodyweight exercises. Do you think this power tower is sufficient for the recommended program. I will be keeping this in my room.

u/Ozwaldo · 1 pointr/funny

I bought this bad boy for $100. It is awesome, you can do dips on it too.

u/p0tent1al · 1 pointr/P90X

Me personally: the place I live at, the bar only fits one door: the others are too wide. Make sure to make measurements to assure that it fits.

They also have screw in pull up bars (I've seen people put wood planks on either side for extra security as far as damaging anything goes)

If all else fails, you can buy this for $80 (which is what I'm going to have to do when I get the money):

u/Eye_Cue · 1 pointr/Fitness

Good point, so far I'm considering the Power Tower 1690.

u/ferrar1 · 1 pointr/P90X

I use the pull up bar which does hang from the door frame, however you can buy pull up bars which fit in between the door frame, hence aren't hanging from the top part, I personally haven't used these kinds before, but might be worth a try to get you started.
Or you can invest in some sort of power tower, however these may take up space you don't have.
But if you are fairly unfit/don't have much of a back, then resistant bands could work to get you started, these can just be jammed into a closed door.

u/ColiflowerEar · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness


I just got this for around $160 and it's been great. It has everything you need to follow the FAQ routine and do other exercises too. There are a variety of those kinds of towers with different prices and add-ons, but for me that one has worked great.

Specifically, the one I got is pretty stable and has a good finish, plus it feels great. If you're willing to shell out $150, that's probably a good bet. (But then again I don't know which routine/what the goals are so it's just a suggestion)

u/Rhynegains · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I had a power tower like this.

Like I said, my friends have door set ups and theirs worked fine.

u/Br3tt96 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Not sure where you're located, but this bad boy is awesome. It's nice to rep out some pull ups, dips, sit ups, and such. Kinda pricey, but well worth the investment

u/unbanmi5anthr0pe · 0 pointsr/AntiPOZi