Best strenght training pull-up bars according to redditors

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u/napleonblwnaprt · 223 pointsr/Fitness

Pullup/Chinup Bar

Adjustable Dumbells Get these instead

Optional: Adjustable Bench

Total ~$320 after shipping. Can probably find cheaper stuff from other brands or on craigslist.

There isn't a muscle in you body you can't work with this setup.

EDIT: Didn't notice how light the dumbells were. Found a heavier and cheaper set.

u/RF50 · 95 pointsr/Fitness

I've done thousands of pull-ups with this style of pull-up bar and never had an issue. One of them left a black mark above the doorframe but it wiped off with a damp cloth.

If you're interested in something portable which you can set up outside, you might be interested in the Pull-up Mate. I have one (the second version with added support) and it's pretty sturdy.

u/Smashed_Adams · 42 pointsr/Fitness

Honestly any of the ones that wrap on the top of the door frame work. Most around $20 and worth it. Here's one for example, [ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym] (

Also check out r/bodyweightfitness as they may have other suggestions

u/161803398874989 · 41 pointsr/coolguides

A lot of people are asking about pullups and whether they are optional, because "they don't have anywhere to do pullups".

Pullups are not optional. They are vital for correcting many shoulder imbalances people have. Sitting in front of the computer all day in a hunched over position weakens the muscles on the back of your torso and tightens the muscles in the front of the torso. Once you start training then, if you only train pushing exercises such as pushup, this imbalance is further exacerbated and will likely lead to injuries down the line.

As far as not having anywhere to do pullups, you'll just have to be creative. I've done pullups on trees, on playgrounds, on powerlifting equipment, on carports, on stairwells, and so on and so forth. Here are 100 ideas to get you started. Of course, you can also just buy a pullup bar. They're inexpensive (30 bucks), will last you a long time, and help you get strong and healthy. They're a fantastic investment. Don't worry about your doorframes: unless you have really abnormal rames, you can be reasonably certain this will not do them any harm.

I'd like to finish with a plug for /r/bodyweightfitness, which is a subreddit dedicated to all kinds of bodyweight training. We have a large community with super helpful veteran users, weekly threads with tons of advice and helpful info, weekly threads where users can post about their routines and their experiences with them (showreel compiled from the showoff threads), and much much more. If you do decide to visit us, please refer to the FAQ before posting, and make sure you follow the rules. Hope to see you there!

u/Pyrallis · 41 pointsr/Fitness

I don't think there is really any substitute for pullups (and its related motions, like cable pulldowns). However, you can still target your latissimus dorsi, albeit from different angles; you can use bent over rows, along with pullovers (which may be easier on a Swiss Ball instead of lying perpendicular on a bench), or inverted rows. They don't match the vertical range of motion of pullups, or recruit as many helper muscles, but they will do as substitutes if you have no other equipment.

Personally, I'd be wary about using household items as makeshift pullup bars, unless you're good enough at engineering or physics to properly analyze them.

In my opinion, the best way to do pullups at home, especially when you have limited funds and space, is to get a door frame pullup bar in the style of the Iron Gym / Iron Gym Xtreme / P90X / EasyEffort. These are not like the old style bars which expand to brace against the inside of a door frame; these are the type which rest on the frame lintel, hang through the doorway, and brace against the frame on the other side. It's easier to understand by seeing how it fits. They support about 136 kilograms / 300 pounds, are easily removable, and require no alteration of your doorway.

u/Brakkio · 38 pointsr/Fitness

You should get an iron gym no setup necessary, I love mine.

u/SteveKamb · 30 pointsr/IAmA

hey Monica!

Great question: if you only can afford one piece of equipment, I would go with a door frame pull-up bar:

You can do every other movement with just your bodyweight. Squats, lunges, push-ups, and then you can use the bar to work towards pull-ups.

If you can't do a pull-up yet, here is a plan to get there!

u/Jayesar · 29 pointsr/Fitness
u/Immortal_Wombat · 27 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

20 seconds is enough time to do a fair few pullups. Start doing negatives immediately. You're still training your grip strength when you're doing negatives.

Go try doing a negative right now. It's easy. Jump to the top of the pullup position (or use a chair, whatever) and try to slow your descent using your muscles. If you descend at a rate slower than free-fall, congratulations! You've just done a negative!

disclaimer: You need to be able to slow your descent enough not to be slamming your joints into lockout. So if you think this is going to happen don't do it.

edit: Get a door-gym style pullup bar like this:

Don't get a traditional pullup bar because they are either unsafe or they require you to screw them into the door frame.

u/nunobo · 24 pointsr/Fitness

I can personally vouch for this one. Same thing as the one you linked but smaller scale.

u/chrispscott · 23 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/jvalordv · 19 pointsr/coolguides

Is your dorm room a tiny single? If you have a spare doorway somewhere, pull up bars are pretty cheap. My roommate has one of these that can be put on and off. He tends to not use it very much though and leaves it buried in his room, so I bought this for myself. Unfortunately I had to put it on my room's entryway door (would have preferred a place inside out of view like the closet, but was worried about the walls) but it sits high enough to not be very noticeable. Supports use three screws into either side, the bar itself is easy to remove, and I haven't had any issues. Great for just running through a few pull ups, chin ups, and leg raises whenever going in and out.

u/Do_your_homework · 16 pointsr/Fitness

I have the iron gym pullup bar. I like it because it fits in my doorway, is super sturdy, and my body seems to default to hammer grip which you can't do with a single bar.

Your mileage may vary. It really just depends on where and how you want to use it.

u/BookerTD · 16 pointsr/Fitness
u/blargyblarg · 15 pointsr/Fitness

Iron Gym I believe is what you're referring to, and I have one as well. It's been great and I haven't had any damage. I think you can find them for ~$20 in stores, but YMMV.

u/jonas303 · 14 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

The Iron Gym works pretty well for me.

u/DubyaKayOh · 13 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get the Iron Gym pullup bar. It fits over the door frame and works like a charm.

u/drobecks · 12 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/1117777111 · 11 pointsr/Fitness

I use this and it's perfect for my needs.

You might want something more elaborate, and they make this kind of style, which has way more options.

u/IM_A_WOMAN · 11 pointsr/Fitness

I know you have plenty of advice already, but I bought this one in October last year, use it frequently and have no marks on my door. I had the same concerns you do, so I wrapped a few old shirts around it and it works perfectly!

You can see the shirts and what the frame looks like. I've used it pretty extensively since getting it.

u/fcukitstargirl · 11 pointsr/xxfitness

I have this and I fucking love it. Pull ups, dips, rows, etc.

"Hooks onto standard doorways in seconds (24"-32" wide) 300lb maximum user weight."

u/scrumtrulescence · 10 pointsr/Fitness

I have this one which I'm very happy with. Doesn't work in ALL doorways though - you need to have one side of the doorway unobstructed, and there has to be a lip on the top of the door frame for it to work properly.

u/OldSchoolNewRules · 10 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I highly recommend getting an actual pullup bar, its worth the 30 dollar investment

u/formido · 10 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You may also consider these handles that close in a door. They work pretty well:

Also, I have one of those door frame bars, and I protect the door frame with tubular foam insulation from Lowes or Home Depot, which I fix in place by wrapping with duct tape.

u/grae313 · 9 pointsr/xxfitness

Iron Gym is basically ubiquitous. Can't go wrong there.

u/N0V494 · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Why can't you install a door-frame mounted one? Is it because the landlord won't let you screw it into the wall?

Because they DO make pullup bars that are held in by friction alone.
This works pretty well, so long as you tighten it up well enough (otherwise you end up like this).
If you'd rather not risk ending up in a "Funniest FAILS of 2015" video on youtube, they also make this style of pullup bar, that is held into place on the doorframe simply by leverage between the bar and that squared-off section.

u/whatshenanigans · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/cameronhthrowaway · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I used thick black work socks and put them on each end of the bar, have used on multiple door frame and no problem yet.

Also, if you're still worried about damage, buy this one:


This is the one I use and it will create much less of a torque on your frame/trim

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

In my experience there are two types:

Type 1

Type 2

Type 1 will fit in most doorways but there must be a raised edge along the door border for it to rest on. Type 2 will fit in any doorway (afaik) but you need to install some plates with screws. I have heard of a lot of people buying bars at Walmart and they shouldn't cost more than $30.

Personally I like the first type because it has better grips (3 sets compared to 1).

u/count_chockula · 8 pointsr/Fitness

Buy an in-doorway pull up bar, such as this one. Then, follow the Armstrong pull up program, used by Marines everywhere for their PFT and found here. If you're consistent with it, you'll hit 20 within a 3 months. Good luck, and stick with it.

edit: Also note that for your PFT, both inboard (chin up) and outboard (pull up) grips are allowed. You can also switch grips in the middle of your PFT as well.

u/paranode · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I've had good luck with the Iron Gym one. Hasn't messed up my door and it works well.


u/DrippyWaffler · 8 pointsr/infp

Haha bro you're good. They probably scoff at your eating healthy efforts because you're in fine shape. I've put on a little chub to deal with the cold (I'm a tshirt+shorts all year round kinda guy) and when I mention working it off again people laugh at me and say I need to get bigger. Obviously they mean muscle rather than fat, but that's beside the point.

In terms of your face, I'm a straight dude so I can really give no actual help but you look fine to me. Girls seem to dig the John Snow look.

When you're talking to girls about yourself don't use words like "transitional period." Ask them questions about stuff, and if they ask you questions keep it to the point and as cheerful as possible.

In fact that's the one bit of "brutal honesty" I can give. Put a smile on that face.

I don't know how old you are, but you look about my age. I'll chuck a picture of me up when I can wrangle one to show you what I mean.

Sorry for the poor quality, I have an Ace 2 :(

I dive in 14 degree Celsius water, so I need the insulation. Under a shirt it's barely noticeable. In summer I get into shape more but for the mean while I like it where it is. Get one of these and you're sorted. This will do far more good than eating habits. (They help too though)

Me with similar expression and pose as the one in your photo. Phone isn't in the right place but who cares.

Look how much a smile and body language does!

So, in summary.

  1. Don't talk about healthy eathing and transitioning and whatnot. Ask her some questions, answer her questions to you. I know it's easy for us INFPs to off on tangents, so try and stick to the point.

  2. If you're really worried about your body shape, bulk up rather than slim down. EDIT - just realised I'm an idiot and this is what you meant in the first place. The following advice works regardless. 30 bucks 28 bucks for that bar. Pick a doorway, and do whatever - pull ups, chin ups - to exhaustion (until you can't do any more) every time you go through it.

  3. Smile + shoulders back + good posture. You'll They'll see the difference.
u/Junkbot · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You are stressing your finger's pulley tendons. Climbers very often get similar finger pains as you as they are putting pressure near the tips of their fingers. Give your fingers a rest if they hurt and invest in a pullup bar or something like this.

u/sammithesheepishlion · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Our door frames are weird too, due to decorative trim and other old house oddities. Instead of an over the door frame I opted for one that mounts into the frame itself. If screwing into the frame isn’t an issue, check out this (this is what I have):
Garren Fitness Maximiza Pull Up Bar - Locking Doorway Pullup Bar / Chin up Bar with 3 Sets of Screw-in Door-Mounts (2 Heavy-duty and 1 Medium-duty set

u/fendisocks · 8 pointsr/NoFap

Sagler Pull up bar Doorway Heavy Duty Chin up bar Trainer for Home Gym Doorway Pull up bar or dip bar

u/bobbykyn · 7 pointsr/NoFap

Hey you should now totally get a door chin-up bar to complete your determination.

u/Angry_Ayrab · 7 pointsr/homegym

This is an update on my pumpatorium/nasium

2 sets of Powerblock u-90s for quick changes or when buddies are around

1 set of sportblock 24 lbs for the wife

Heavy folding FID bench with leg lock downs

Multiple kettle bells 40, 35, 26, 15 lbs

Perfect push ups

Ab wheel

Arm blaster

A folding walker for dips (not pictured)

A pull up bar with rings

All in one corner

u/mustafa_MIG · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I am using a pull up bar which you stuck in the door by rotating hard. It also comes with nails for extra safety but I don't use them just the pressure force. It has been almost a year now and it works very well. It looks just like this one:

u/joeverdrive · 6 pointsr/AskMen
u/twothirdsshark · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/DukeNewcombe · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

May want to look at something like the iron gym. As long as you have a doorframe to attach it to. I've purchased one myself and it is pretty solid, but it may ruin the paint job where the pads sit on door frame. Just an idea for you though

u/jack_hazard · 6 pointsr/fatlogic

I have this one and I like it:

I also have a few kettlebells and resistance bands for home exercises. Both are easy to store and use. Check out r/bodyweightfitness for workout ideas too

u/nimr0d · 6 pointsr/Fitness
u/zeroeth · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm just starting out too. My approach has been to get what I need at the level I'm at.

I just picked up a Triple Gym and it's been working well for me for now.

u/ex0- · 5 pointsr/climbing

Get a pullup bar for one of your doorframes so you have something to do pullups on and then girth hitch these to the bar when you want to use them.

u/Mehue · 5 pointsr/getdisciplined

The "all or nothing" personality is something I struggled with. I recognized it, as you have, but what really made the biggest difference was making it my primary focus. The reason I never seemed to reach my goals, time and time again, was because I burnt out. I was fueling myself with the initial rush of motivation, forgetting that I would soon have to switch fuels to something I wasn't ready for: discipline. So, it's important for us to start small. Have you read "The Hobbit"?

Bilbo Baggins didn't go straight from his comfortable little hobbit hole straight to the Smaug's lair. His first step was simply leaving his hobbit hole, which he never would have done if he knew from the start that he'd be facing a dragon.

So, you need to start small. You have these goals, which are great, but they are the long-term goals. We need to break these things down into small, do-able goals that won't result in burnout. You need to leave your hobbit hole before facing your dragon.


You want to start going to the gym, among many other things. Going to the gym involves:

(a) convincing yourself to go to the gym, even on a rainy day or when you're super comfortable at home

(b) getting off your ass, into the car for ~15 minutes, into the gym where you would feel guilty for working out less than 30 minutes since you drove there, driving back home for ~15 minutes

(c) paying for a membership

Is this sustainable right off the bat? Remember, this is about building habits. We want to make this so easy that you will have no problem doing this. So start small and reduce the barriers of entry that will likely burn you out after your 2 weeks of motivational fuel runs out.

I did this simple routine. You can do it at home, it takes 20 minutes max, and all you need is a pullup bar. How much more doable does this sound?:

(a) convince yourself to get off your ass and walk 10ft to your pullup bar

(b) do pullups, pushups, and squats for 10-20 minutes

People may chime in about this program is missing this or that or how barbell squats cured their cousin's cancer. Fuck 'em. Doing something consistently is infintely better than doing the "ideal workout" inconsistently for 4 months before tapering off working out altogether. And guess what? Once you have built the habit of working out and want to go to the gym, you can!


You want to keep up with housework. So, using the same principles, start small! I mean so fucking small that you would laugh at yourself if you couldn't even do that. Turn on your favorite song and do housework until that song is over. You aren't obligated to do any more than the length of that song. Sure, you may not have cleaned the entire house, done all of your laundry, and roasted a fucking turkey. But, you may have done the dishes, or at least half of them. Again, something consistently is infinitely better than nothing. And, again, guess what!? Once you have built the habit of doing housework for the length of a song, you can play two songs!


You want to be healthier and take better care of yourself. Well, working out and doing some housework certainly falls under this. Let's address healthy eating. Again, we want to make this as simple as possible. Here is what I do that has been working really well:

Toss the following into a pressure cooker:

Meat (Choose 1):

  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken thighs
  • Pork
  • Turkey

    Veges & stuff (choose 4):

  • Green beans/Asparagus/Cauliflower/Brocolli (choose 1)
  • Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Baby potatoes

    Sauce (choose 1):

  • Curry (+ variety to choose from)
  • Salsa (+ variety to choose from)
  • Marinara/Spaghetti/Tomato sauce (+ variety to choose from)


  • Garlic
  • Onion

    I don't even cut anything. If anything, I just use my hands to split the green beans, carrots, etc. Again, low barrier of entry. Keep it simple!

    At the same time, on the stove or in a rice cooker, make something to put this all on top of:

  • Brown rice
  • White rice
  • Orzo
  • Quinoa

    It takes about ~30 minutes to make a ton of healthy and tasty food. I do this twice per week.

    For breakfast, I toss 1 cup of oatmeal in a bowl, 2 cups of water in that bowl, cover and microwave it for 4 minutes, and add a tbsp of brown sugar and maybe some peanut butter. Simple, easy, fast, little barrier of entry.


    We've added quite a few (doable!) things for you to work on. You said you want to start studying programming. I would caution you to not start doing that now. You don't want to burn yourself out. Remember, start small, we're building habits here.

    This doesn't mean you won't ever study programming. In fact, what if you start now? What if you burn out in 1 month and don't touch programming again? What if this leads you to stop working out, stop doing housework, stop cooking? It's not worth it.

    So how do you know when you're ready to add studying programming? Read this. Only make 3 cards: workout, housework, cook.

    Once you are done with these 3 cards, you can create a new one for programming. But make sure you follow the same principles of starting small! Only commit yourself to 10 minutes a day. You can always do more, but 10 minutes is success.


    Enjoying this? Looking for another adventure to go on after 7 weeks of programming? Fix your sleep schedule. Make a card for light's out at : pm.


    At this point, we're getting closer to facing Smaug. You want to add another thing? Add meditating. Again, start small! Start with 5 minutes a day, or maybe less! Whatever sounds so doable that there is no way you couldn't do it. I don't give a shit if that means 1 minute per day.


    Don't feel bad if you don't fill out these cards perfectly. Remember, something is better than nothing. If you only have an X for half of those days, you've still improved yourself enormously.

    There will be fuck-ups. Bilbo fucked up, but he still got to Smaug's lair. Use your fuck-ups. Fucking abuse those fuck-ups. When you fuck-up (which you will, it's part of the process), make it a point to learn from it. Make yourself glad you did it. Didn't workout today? Do something you otherwise wouldn't have done that day: maybe go for a short 5 minute walk, or call your mother to tell her you love her, or send an email to your favorite band or author and thank them for existing, or read a short story on /r/writingprompts, or write a haiku, or tell yourself you're fucking awesome. It doesn't have to be big, but I guarentee it will be worth doing.

    Remember, the first step is coming out of your hobbit hole. There will be many, many challenges along the way. You might have to fight some spiders in Mirkwood, you might have to get in some barrels to escape some wood-elves, you might find a ring. Your life is a book, you aren't going to go directly from your hobbit hole to Smaug's lair. Along your journey, you likely won't even be thinking about Smaug's lair, because you should be focusing on the present, your 3 minute dishwashing session, your 10 minute workout. There will be a point you will look back and see how far you are from your hobbit hole. Before you know it, you'll be standing in front of a dragon's lair and realizing that back in your hobbit hole, you never in 100 years would have expected to be standing right there.

    Now go take your first step toward becoming Bilbo.
u/Poobear708 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

About $30. I bought this and love it.

u/bayen · 5 pointsr/RPI

Try putting a towel over the top of the door.

If you'd rather have a real pullup bar, I think this one fits in the doorways. (It did in RAHPs, at least.)

u/MagicMan623 · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

if you get a pull up bar like The Iron Gym it may look like the weight is supported by the door frame but really all the frame is doing is keeping it from sliding down. It's designed so the weight goes directly into the wall (through those 2 poles sticking to the sides), the door frame itself takes very little of the weight. I used one in an apartment where the door frames where very cheap wood that was peeling off at the corners and it held up fine for the year I was there. Just something to consider if you really want to do pull ups.

u/LightAce · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I have this Iron Gym which I mainly use for pullups. Pretty good investment in my opinion.

u/beckdrop · 5 pointsr/ftm

Whoa, what kind of therapist is this? You shouldn't have to do anything (any gendered thing) you don't want to do. I mean, I think working out is definitely a good idea, but you shouldn't be forced into it if it's not something you want to do.

But if it is something you want to do, I highly recommend getting a pull-up bar that fits onto your door frame (like this one - they have them for like $18 at Walmart (assuming you're from the US and if you're not I'm sorry for assuming :S)) and just starting with chin-ups. If you can't do a full one yet, use a chair to help support some of your weight (with your feet/foot) so that you can get all the way up, then very slowly lower yourself back down without using the chair. You'll be able to do one unassisted in no time if you keep practicing.

If you just do that and some push ups and squats, you're pretty much set, unless you're trying to be a body builder or something. And the good thing is these are all things you can do alone in your room so you don't even have to worry about binding or sports bras or anything (unless you feel too disphoric not binding to some extent).

u/officer_caboose · 5 pointsr/gainit
u/labnotebook · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This and This will fit.

u/Chief176 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

(Https:// [I have one similar to this and it's far more reliable.]

NINJA EDIT I suck at this... I give up.

u/SavageConsciousness · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just purchased this and this last week, and just started using them in my home. I strap the rings to the pullup bar. I think ideally you want them to be mounted higher than that, but I think it works great for me.

u/cuntbh · 5 pointsr/AskMen

>Sorry to bother you

Don't be, I like trying to help.

The important thing is to go in with a plan- head over to /r/fitness, and read the FAQ. I think it's that one which is based on SS (starting strength), an entry level lifting program. /r/weightroom is also good, but tends to be more powerlifters and higher level strength training. /r/fitness also has a lot of posts by people in your situation, and people with better understandings than I commenting on what to do.

So, once you've got a plan, gym membership. Gyms make money from you, so have an incentive to help you join, and show you around. They might offer you help getting started, and if it's free, say yes. You have nothing to lose by accepting free stuff.

When you go to the gym, you might want to write down what you're doing that day- my schedule is a bit messy, but it basically follows a push/pull split- one day I will do push exercises
( bench press, flies,
tricep dips,
overhead press ),
and on another day, I'll do pulling exercises (
deadlift- form is very important,
chin ups,
bent over dumbbell row,
deltoid flies,
bicep curls (or as r/fitness would say, bicep charles) ), and I do 5 sets of 5 reps on each of these exercises. I would recommend starting at a weight that is not too hard, and focusing on getting your form perfect. For pull ups and chin ups (I've probably got them the wrong way round- 50/50 chance), then make sure to go down until your arms are perfectly straight, then up until the bar is at chest height, and pause at the top and bottom. Don't worry that you can't do many, or even if you can't do any, just keep trying until you can. One of the best investments I have made was a pull up bar,
which I just use at home every evening, and most mornings. The key to getting good at pull ups is do them lots.

Once you're in the gym, focus on doing your exercises, be methodical, and don't do all 5 sets at once, alternate between 2 or 3 different ones.

If you have any more questions, fire away!

Oh, also, I asked /r/weightroom a very similar question to yours a while ago, and got a very positive response, so here it is.

Edit: Most people who do push/pull actually do push/pull/legs- I'm training for kayaking, and cycle lots, so don't do legs much. However, leg day might be cleans- not recommended until you're proficient at squats and deadlifts, lunges,
calf raises- personally, I think it's a bit of a waste of time to work calves, just cycle!
And there are another couple of exercises that people do for legs, but I can't remember them! If you're not training for anything, then don't neglect your legs.

Also, I'd recommend you take a couple of photos of yourself before you start, topless if you can bear it, from the front and side, and keep them, so in a year's time, you can look back and say "damn, that's really been worth it!" because gains are slow!

u/timqmoler · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/Simsmac · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Removable pull-up bars are cheap, so if you plan on using one, just buy one that you know won't fail on you.

u/Freelancer49 · 4 pointsr/P90X

The molding on my doors is too tall also. Stupid 100 year old house was built by nooblords. Anyways your best bet is to get one of [these] (

You screw these cups into the wall and the bar twists into the cups and is held in place by tension and/or magic. Works great for me. Make sure you're under the weight limit tho, falling on your ass is a great way to break something. Broken tailbones are bad news bears. And you'll have to bring a pillow with you everywhere and everyone will be all like "why you got a pillow?" and you'll say "broke my tailbone when my pull-up bar broke" and they'll be all "lol nooblord". Never be a nooblord. Also, the bar will tend to twist while you're using it, so to avoid it losing tension or cracking your doorframe you should put a mark on the bar and reset the mark after each set. Again, avoid a broken tailbone and pillow based public embarassent.

That's my two copper anyways.

u/DREADLOCKSS · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ya legit gymnastics parallel bars are expensive. I have a iron gym pull-up bar and MDUSA rings but i hang my rings on a beam in a garage. I also have hanged them on a branch of a tree (make sure it's sturdy), on swing sets with the swings moved out of the way, on monkey bars, and on a football goal post. All were very succesful getting enough height and room on the sides is the most important which is why monkey bars actually work better than a narrow pull-up bar.

If drilling isn't an option then buying some sort of pull-up bar to hang them on is probably your next best bet. An iron gym is pretty cheap and with a couple of nails you can secure your doorframe extra if your worried about it being flimsy although my apartment doorframe does fine. You could also do a power tower for pretty cheap.

u/grimgrau · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Definitely buy yourself a pair of adjustable gymnastics rings. The plastic ones are much less expensive, but when your hands get sweaty they don't have a good grip like the wooden ones. You should get wooden rings if you can, but you can get plastic ones for the time being and later on move to wood if you want to.

>I'm advised to stay away from weights so I shouldn't do lat pulldowns or other things like that (I'm 13, so my mom and other people around reddit say that I need to grow first). Should I still be using dumbbells for squats, and how? Should I do deadlifts?

It's a myth that weights will stunt your growth, so you could always move to free weights in the future if bodyweight training isn't right for you. Bodyweight training is great, though! You could use dumbbells for squats, lunges, and other things if you wanted to, but for now just stick with the recommended routine and follow the squat progression for your legs.

>How do I use the smith machine for rows? I've read around here and r/Fitness that it's great for them, abd I know to put the bar to my waist, but should I put any weight on it or leave it as a blank bar?

Until you get your rings you can definitely use the smith machine for rows. Alternatively you could do dumbbell rows:


    >I tried asking people at the gym about this, they were super nice :) but they suggested I use the lat pulldown machine or some other weird machine where you lift yourself up to bars, but there's a footrest under you that just holds your weight (so I don't feel any exercise happening).

    That seems to work for some people, but it's really better to do pull up or chin up negatives. This is where you boost yourself up by jumping or using a platform to get yourself high enough to grab the bar/rings and lowering yourself down as slowly as you can. The lat pulldown machine is a completely different movement from actual pull ups and chin ups, but if you want to use it that's fine.

    >If you can help and/or leave some advice I'd appreciate that :)

    You really only need to know some basics about bodyweight training in order to do it and get something out of it. You'll learn slowly as you do this for longer. Don't worry about trying to know everything all at once. The most important thing is for you to begin working out and then stick with it. :)

    Feel free to post any other questions that you have in the daily discussion threads that we have here. People who do calisthenics (bodyweight training) tend to be very helpful and this in general is quite a helpful community. We enjoy what we do and when see someone else who wants to get into it we do our best to help that person.

    If you can get your parents to help or you can do chores to try to earn the money slowly you could also get yourself a doorway pull up bar that fits into your door frame. "The Iron Gym" isn't very expensive and it doesn't screw into your door. It uses leverage to hang from the top of the door so you can do pull ups or even hang your gymnastics rings from it. You mentioned that your gym doesn't have any pull up bars so you could do some things at home if you wanted to instead of always needing to go to the gym. You could do part of your routine at home and then finish up at the gym.

    There are knock-off versions of The Iron Gym and they all pretty much work the same. It's not a very expensive piece of equipment but it will let you use your rings at home.
u/IArtThereforeIAm · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I have this one. I have had it for 3 years and I use it constantly.

As long as you do your pull ups in full control, and not Crossfit style, you won't break anything.

u/Quick_and_Vigor · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Look up HIIT, EMOM, Tabata, and those should lead to other searches.

No equipment? Get one of these at least

Example Conditioning:

Warm-up (5 minutes)
Jog for a bit and slowly increase pace. It should be light and easy.

Strength Cycle (16 minutes)
Timing: 40sec on, 20 off.

Repetition: 4 rounds


  1. Jump Rope
  2. Dips (use a chair and a coffee table)/Pushups (alternate each round)
  3. Pullups/Chinups (alternate each round)
  4. Some kind of ab work (not crunches: V-ups, hollow rockers, russian twists, etc.)

    Conditioning Cycle (10 minutes)
    Timing: 30 sec on, 30 off

    Repetition: 10 rounds


  5. Sprint for 30 seconds
  6. walk/jog for 30 seconds

    Cool Down Stretching
    Do the Limber 11 stretch/roll routine

    This should take you around 40 - 45 minutes.

    Look up Crossfit WOD stuff and narrow your choices to that that doesn't require equipment.

    Also look up sand bag workouts. A sandbag is easy equipment.
u/youknow99 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I had one of these for a while in my apartment. Never messed up anything.

u/moopie · 4 pointsr/Fitness

The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar is pretty awesome. Have had mine for about 8 months now.

u/HyruleanGentleman · 4 pointsr/hiphopheads

this is the one I have, but I usually do the RR at the gym because it requires parallel bars for dips (you can do dips on this pull-up bar too, they're just less challenging)

u/asev0 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I don't think many people appreciate just how much of a workout you can get from doing calisthenics. You won't be able to walk into a gym and do heavy lifting, but calisthenics will definitely get you in shape.

Upper body:

  • Pushups (standard with hands at shoulder width; diamond with hands at center forming a diamond to emphasize triceps; wide with hands wider than shoulder width apart to emphasize chest)

  • Pullups, if you have a bar or ledge to use. You can buy something like this that easily swings into your door frame, too.
  • Situps/crunches (and variations), leglifts, jack knives

  • Planks

    Lower Body:

  • Squats (do them slowly; your upward movement should be just as slow as going down. Do not pause to rest at the top. Push yourself to do one more than you can handle, rest, then do another set)

  • Lunges (same thing)

  • Wall-sits

    For a quick workout, I'd recommend doing 'pyramids'. Start by warming up (quick jog around the block, or run up and down the stairs a few times). Then pick a few exercises. Jumping jacks, squats, lunges, pushups, situps, and leglifts are a good place to start. You can add various add exercises, like different kinds of pushups as you progress. Then start with a number like 15 or 20 (depends on how much you can do and how long you want to exercise). Do 15 of each exercise, then 14 of each, then 13 of each, and so on all the way down to 1.

    This is actually a warmup we would do sometimes at my dojo, and it's one hell of a warmup. It doesn't take too long but it will tire you out.

    Also, you have many things around your house that could be used as 'weights' which would be helpful for squats/lunges/etc. Find a heavy textbook, a gallon of water, etc. As long as you do enough and you do them right, squats with a gallon of water is more than enough to get your legs burning.

    Anyway, good luck and don't let a "lack of resources" stop your progress. You can get a good workout without a gym.
u/north0 · 4 pointsr/AskReddit
u/Johnny_Lawless_Esq · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I've got a Jungle Gym.

I've only ever hung it from my wall-mount pull-up bar, but looking at the little soap-bars at the end of the strap, I'd say that, over time, they would put shallow dents in the wood.

Have you seen this doorway bar? It looks like it'd be a lot less hard on moulding than the usual Iron Gym. Another option is a free-standing pullup bar. You can either buy one, or, cheaper and better, but harder to do, build one.

One other option is to mount a bar on a large, exposed beam in your garage. Talk it over with your landlord, many are surprisingly cool about drilling into exposed wood.

u/davethebarbarian_ · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Titan fitness pull up bar first result on amazon. If you have a workout park close by you might consider training there. Looks like good walls for handstand practice though!

u/Brightlinger · 4 pointsr/Fitness

>I don't have anywhere to do pullups

You don't live near a tree branch, playground, sturdy bookcase, or staircase, and can't spare $20 for a pullup bar?

>and I can't exactly safely do overhead presses in my current workout area.

If you have insufficient ceiling clearance for a standing press, you can do seated OHP.

>If I stuck to doing bench presses/barbell rows and not doing pullups/OHP for the time begin is that going to hurt my progress alot?

Probably, yes.

u/kenelbow · 3 pointsr/P90X

Something like this will expand to fit in a larger than average door opening. It's what I use.

u/Brain__Dead · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You could try this one. Or if you want something a bit cheaper try this one here.

u/Regannnn · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Most people would recommend the Iron Gym, but I personally didn't have a doorframe that would work with it so I got one of these:

I actually think this kind is better, installation is almost as fast (no screws or anything), and you can easily adjust the height to do rows

u/EldieTurner · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have large molding also, so I bought This one

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u/throwawayninety9 · 3 pointsr/progresspics

Nice progress man!

Make sure not to do ONLY targeted exercises like bicep curls. It looks like your deltoids haven't made as much progress as your biceps. Chin-ups would be great for working out both muscles as well as your lats and others in your back and core. I got one of those chin-up bars that you stick in the door without installing and love it! It literally just takes a second to put up or take down.

And don't forget your chest! If nothing else, throw some push-ups into your routine.

u/AtomicDynamo · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have been working on pull-ups for a while at home with one of those bars that hangs in a doorway. Despite what the product claims, I would not use it for anything other than pull-ups/chin-ups.

This is what I do. I plan to move on to the /r/bodyweightfitness program once I can do more than 2 pull-ups.

u/tiara733 · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Definitely look into body weight exercises. There are a ton you can do at home without any equipment.

Some examples: pushups, planks (for core), dips (on a chair), inverted rows (on a table), body weight squats, lunges, etc.

One piece of equipment you may want to purchase is the Iron Gym pull up bar. It installs easily into most doorframes and won't damage anything. Pull ups are a great exercise for arms/back. Bear in mind that unassisted pull ups are quite hard if you don't have much upper body strength, but you can start out with hangs/negatives and work from there. You can also use the pull up bar for pushups, crunches, and dips too. I know I sound like one of those infomercials but this pull up bar is actually pretty useful. Hope this helps!

u/drjkiel · 3 pointsr/Fitness

This is what I have. I've also seen the same or similar model at places like dicks and target

u/chibi_rosie · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I don't know what your doorway looks like, but I use an Iron Gym. It does come with a tiny metal hook/clip thing that you have to insert between the top of the door frame and the wall so you don't crash, but it's a very thin piece of metal and you could easily caulk where the clip was if/when you move out (or don't since I doubt anyone under 7 feet tall would notice a thin 1.5 inch long hole in between the moulding and the wall). I like it because I don't have to have my pull-up bar in the doorway permanently, and as far as damage done to the door way is concerned, it's really pretty minimal.

u/sithyiscool · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I have a home gym that I built. I have been searching for equipment for a long time that can handle a good amount of weight, and is minimalistic. The pieces of equipment I own are:

u/nailz1000 · 3 pointsr/P90X
u/cipherovich · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

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You can hang rings from pullup bar for rows, dips, pullups, holds. And you can dip on tables, chairs, boxes until you get to your ring dips. So you dont really need anything except pullup bar and rings to complete recommended routine.

u/JustARogue · 3 pointsr/Fitness


Also, mountless pullup bars don't leave marks on doors. Alternatively, find a park with monkey bars and use that.

u/Pretty_Swell_Guy · 3 pointsr/Fitness

you'll need some equipment but I've found this the best routine.. 1-2 times a week.. Equipment needed: [ab wheel] (, [pull up bar] ( & [resistance band] (


  1. 30 reps Ab wheel
  2. 30 hanging leg raises
  3. 30 twist? each side.. put one handle in a doorway and close the door.

u/vagif · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you have a door frame you can buy a pull up bar. No need to mount or anything, it just hinges on the door frame.

And then you can buy rings and attach them to that pull up bar.

And now you can do all kinds of pull ups and push ups.

u/Xanatos24 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/Sloppy1sts · 3 pointsr/pics

Not that I can think of. But you can get a pullup bar that hangs in your doorframe for pretty cheap.

u/maiusmadness · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I like the Iron Gym Pull Up Bar on Amazon, works great for me and seems pretty durable so far. Just make sure it will fit your doorway and wont damage the door frame!

u/southern_rooster · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/thesilverleo · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

You've come so, so far already. Congrats on that! Things that I might consider if I were you:

  1. Reverse dieting for a bit - that is slowly adding calories back in and seeing how your weight responds. More information here
  2. Substituting morning yoga or evening yoga with a walk outside instead
  3. Strength training exercises like step ups, pull ups (bar here, good video on how to regress here and here), push-ups, squats, and lunges. The great thing about resistance training is that you can take it slow and it doesn't lead to the same hunger after an intense cardio session.

    Don't try too many things at once, and be patient. So much easier said than done, I know.
u/fsacb3 · 3 pointsr/climbing

There are many variations, but you need to hang on something. Figure out a way, depending on what your living arrangements are. You can attach a pull up bar to a doorframe. You can hang from the door frame itself. You can find a tree or monkey bars or ledge of some kind outside.

Once you've found something to hang on, it'd be best to attach something to it. Hangboards, rock rings, pull up bar, homemade contraption. The device is not important, but preferably you can grip it in different ways. Open hand, sloper, two finger, crimp, side pull, etc.

Step three is to do pull ups, hangs, lock offs, and levers. Google hangboard workout and you'll find something. Use a chair if you need to reduce your weight, wear a backpack to increase it. Work out 3 times a week or so.

All the other fitness stuff you can do is great, but won't help your climbing as much as this. You have to hang, and you have to pull. This will keep in you decent shape.

Some links:
The above can be modified to make it more climber friendly. You can make your own one of these:
Or you could hang some rock rings.

u/uufo · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Half a hour a day is plenty, but you really need a pullup bar (buy a bar like this instead of the pressure-type, it won't ruin your door and it's just as cheap).

Alternate one day when you do a push progression (ex: HSPU) + a pull progression (ex: pullup), one day when you do a core progression (ex: toe-to-bar lift) + a leg progression (ex: pistol squat), and one rest day. 3 sets for each progression. This should fit into the 30min. Skip the warmup , the body drills and the mobility exercises. If you are afraid of working out without warmp up keep it to a minimum (like 2 minutes jumping rope).

If you discover that the above suggestion doesn't fit into the 30 min (for example because you need too much rest time between sets), try something even simpler: one day push progression, one day pull progression, one day leg progression, repeat for other three days, and then take one rest day. Core will still be trained effectively.

u/drunkenknitter · 3 pointsr/YAYOG
u/AnonymousWritings · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Not an expert, so take these comments with many grains of salt.

Two things:

  1. Doing something is far superior to doing nothing

  2. Balance push and pull.

    Taking these things together, I would say that if you have no pullup bar, skip the pullup + dip pair, and just do rows, pushups, squats, and L-sit until you can get yourself a pullup bar. This has you doing one push and one pull exercise.

    This pullup bar will be like 30-35$ after shipping + taxes. Skip the daily starbucks coffee for a week or two and you can afford to buy the pullup bar.
u/R0FL_LAUNCHER · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

The bar is probably the Iron Gym one, I was thinking about buying one today. I'm curious about the rings though, I was considering building my own dip bars but if the rings work just as well for $40 I'm going to spring for those. I'll edit my comment if I find the rings.

Pull-up Bar ($23.99):

Rings ($32.99):

u/ghettotech · 3 pointsr/PaymoneyWubby
u/recordman94 · 3 pointsr/P90X

I'm using these to replace pull-ups. I have a set of weights, but I can't use something like this because my ceiling is too low (I'm doing P90X in the basement)

u/2edgee · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Here it is on Amazon. I'm not sure what you mean by weird three piece thing... but I'm guessing it's that because there were three pieces that needed to be assembled.

u/Firefoxx336 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I'm 17 so I built my set up knowing I'd have limited space and even more limited funding. For building your own gym the most important thing to remember is that there are tons of people out there who have given up on exercising and have unused equipment lying around. You can take advantage of this by checking craigslist and helping other people reclaim space in their garages.

Remember, your body is an organic system, it doesn't care about the condition of equipment, as long as provides resistance and is safe. That is to say, new weights at Dick's will run you $0.89/lb, potentially lightly rusted weights will run you $0.40 or even less on craigslist. They go fast though, so jump on a deal if you see it and refresh a few times each day. I 250lbs worth of dumbells + a storage rack for $150 a couple days ago. In my area, that's a steal.

Craigslist also graced me with a 4 month old Bowflex Blaze for $150. 79 exercises and about 24 sq. feet taken up by its footprint. I'll take that ratio. The Blaze has a flat bench that can be set to a 45 degree incline for lifting even without the bows. Dips can be done off the side of the bench, toe-raises can be done off of the supporting floor bars. The Blaze is a monster tool. If you're going after a Bowflex (they're the safest apparatus if you're working out solo) I'd keep an eye out for the Revolutions. They run a bit higher but they use real weights and are supposed to be pretty spectacular.

Other than that I bought one of these for pullups in a doorway, and just picked up a speed jump rope for $4/free shipping on Amazon. Cheap cardio. If you've got some more cash though you can pick up almost any common exercise machine for ~$80 on craigslist. Bikes/Treadmills especially.

If you're into the protein/supplements thing give a look. I have yet to find a cheaper place to buy (60% off retail) and they have an enormous selection with fast shipping. From the research I've done (my uncle co-founded the Taro drug company, he knows his shit, and I've done a ton of anecdotal reading on the forums) the best protein available is the Optimum Nutrition Pro, which packs 60g/serving with a mess of aminos. The best creatine supplement is Gaspari Nutrition's SizeOn. And the best nitric oxide is Gaspari Nutrition's Superpump250. My uncle says there isn't nearly so much credible research backing nitric oxide as the other two, and my family doctor advises against using it because it quickly dilates your veins, which means sudden lower blood pressure, which can lead to a heart attack. Both endorse protein and creatine though. Creatine has also been credibly linked to increased mental capability. Can't go wrong with fish oil for brains and joints and a solid muti vitamin either. ;)

u/SuperDuperCereal · 3 pointsr/loseit

Make your body straight and stiff as a board (or plank) and hold yourself up off the ground.
Here is a great explanation:

You could get one of these pull-up bars to work those lats, arms, and back better at home. You can even hang and get some core workouts in by lifting your legs. Cheap and very useful.

You absolutely can bike for 30 minutes instead of walking daily! That's probably better than my 2 x 1mile walks, actually. Keeping that heart rate up for 30 minutes daily will REALLY help your metabolism.

Be very strict about your diet and workouts. Force yourself to hit that bike daily and get those workouts in. Also, try to stay active at least one day on the weekend. You can do this shit, man! You don't have to eat like a rabbit on keto, just NO CARBS. You are the only one you can count on to shed that weight... nobody else will help you. STAY DISCIPLINED! Even when the office has donuts, pizza, etc... don't give in with "just one".


u/ninjamike808 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Yea, it has a lot of different positions and you can take it off easily and set it on the ground so that you can go down as far as possible, pretty much. This is it and you can get it at target for like $30. It's convenient, more convenient than the ones you have to screw into your door frame, unless you don't have any door jams for it to hook onto.

u/ScottSummers · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I have the version of this with the stabilizer bar. It's a little pricey but I really like it.

u/telematic_embrace · 3 pointsr/P90X

I highly recommend this one.

I got mine at Winners (of all places) for around $25 or so. I like it because it has a lot of grip options, and the wide grips come out a bit so you're not rubbing your elbows along the wall.

u/Skwyre7 · 3 pointsr/rva

I have a door frame pull up bar (like this) with some ab straps. The pull up bar is excellent at hanging clothes on. I'm guessing it could also be used for exercise.

$20 OBO. Please don't make me move this to the new house.

u/ItsFuckingPaco · 3 pointsr/Eve

Well it depends how creative you want to be.

When I lived with my parents (still do) they have these rafters outside which are perfect for doing pull-ups and pushups on. I have adjustable straps to change the height (which should come with most).

When I used to lifeguard I would just hang them on a nearby tree during our mandatory PT break.

When I was in college I would just no shame hang them at the gym in between the pully tower with rows / tricep extensions at the end.

Right now My garage door has an extra half foot on the outside of it and I hang it on my Pull-Up bar on the metal bar that crossed the U kinda further away from the door sill so you don’t bump into the doorsill. And right now it’s perfect for me, my knees miss the floor by a few inches and I can do L sit pull ups fine. As in with enough slack to let the rings rotate without pressure from the rope.

If you’re looking to do pushups with it you should easily be able to hang it on your pullup bar. I’d suggest the chin up section of it so you don’t bump into the door and so the straps don’t move sideways, with your feet elevated on like a chair and the straps at the same height or below for that upper chest activation.

You should have enough room for dips with bent knees with that setup which is a nice step up from push ups.

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/TheBertinator3000 · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

This one has worked really well for me. It lets you get a much wider grip than most doorway bars because it doesn't constrain you to the width of the doorway.

u/Pr0phet · 3 pointsr/insanity

My journey so far is:

  • Power 90
  • Power 90 Master Series
  • P90X
  • Insanity
  • P90X/Insanity Hybrid

    I moved into Asylum from there. My impressions after two weeks is that it's insanely hard. Jumping into the Asylum feels like the difference between month 1 and month 2 of Insanity, given how I came to it. BUT! It's a lot more fun. I never once forget that I am in the middle of an Insanity workout during an Insanity workout. But it never fails that I forget that I'm working out during an Asylum workout because I'm actually having fun.

    Of all the workouts I've done, Asylum Vol. 1 is at once the hardest and most fun. Rock on.

    This is the same as BeachBody's pull-up bar, and far cheaper. You'll want dumbbells, any kind will do; just go for lighter weights. I hurt my wrist recently doing the Strength routine, so be careful. The exercises are very crossfit, and you can hurt yourself if your core isn't in great shape.

    Rock on! Enjoy it. :)
u/silasmoon · 3 pointsr/houston

It's this pullup bar

I assembled it, don't have the box, but honestly just never got around to using it since I was rock climbing. I can post pictures of the weights when I get a chance. They're just your standard hexagonal grey weights, no padding. The 10lb ones are padded with sort of a silicone wrap all the way around.

u/zackwcote · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

yeah they're great, provided it fits on your door it'll leave scuff marks/ slight indents at worse. I got this one on amazon; it's got much wider grips than they usually do, and it's been awesome so far. much better quality than the usual iron gym one.

u/leducdeguise · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

There are pullup bars that go on top of doorframes like this one, maybe you can find one and settle the bar issue. As for bands/rings, I bought 2 lashing straps so I could do rows. I just put them around my pull up bar so that the bottom part of the loop is at arm's length when I'm lying on the floor.

u/MrZparkle · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

1.) skip the band and find a way to incorporate some rings. I rigged some up to my pullup bar. Ring pushups are amazing. Rows are great too. Also, assuming you have a door with a decent frame, get one of these pullup bars instead.
4.) I recommend the mornings. Working out at 9-10 will probably mess with your sleep patterns. Working in the morning can help wake you up and you can also do things like brush your teeth, shave, and prepare breakfast during your rest times.

u/Fenris78 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I got this door frame chin up bar and it's done me very well and costs very little. If your door frames aren't standard there are other types that wedge into the door frame and they seem to work ok too.

u/pizzalover9a · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm in London and got this from Amazon UK. I'm 82kg and approx. 6ft and it holds me fine, I've even attached gymnastics rings to it.

Where abouts in London are you from?

u/nousernamesavailable · 3 pointsr/P90X

I wanted a ridiculously solid pull-up bar for my apartment, so I actually bit the bullet and bought the Ultimate Body Press Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar. It requires you to drill four holes into your wall (specifically into studs, so you'd need a stud finder), but it is amazingly sturdy and I really have enjoyed it. I'll just patch up the wall when I move out.

u/raydeng · 3 pointsr/onebag

Small polyurethane “peanut” massage roller (I get back knots from traveling), small 5” x5” Ice pack (I have bad ankle arthritis) and portable pull up bars that you can hang over doors.

I travel with a 13L bag and try to keep it under 7kg.

u/tomkatt · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I've been working out at home since 2013, and have collected most of what I need to workout. The only thing I'm missing is a rack, due to space concerns. Everything I have fits in my closet space. I have the following equipment:

  • Powerblock Travel Bench - legs fold and lock on pins, it slides under my bed or in the closet
  • Ab Roller - any cheap ab roller will do.
  • Folding yoga mat - I pull this out for deadlifting and when ab rolling to give my knees a break from wood flooring and carpet. Again, any mat will do
  • Standard barbell - mine holds... 250 lbs I think? Not a ton, but it works, and deadlift is probably the only lift I can even approach that kind of weight. More would be nice, but for that I'll need to start over with olympic gear.
  • Dumbbells
  • Around 200 lbs of standard plates in 25, 10, 5, and 2.5 lbs increments
  • Foam Roller (18 inch model will do, I have 18" and 36" black), lacrosse balls, and Body Back Buddy - for trigger point therapy.
  • Lifeline Power up Chin-up straps - I don't have any door frames that will support a pull up bar, and live in an apartment so don't want to damage the frames by mounting a permanent bar. These flip over a door and will support pullups, chin-ups, leg lifts, etc, and will work on any three-hinge door.

    Granted, you can't get all of these things on your budget, but I'd recommend a pull up bar (or the straps if your doorframe won't support it), some dumbbells (you can buy a 40 lbs set for around $40 in most stores), an 18" foam roller and lacrosse ball, and get some extra plates over time with the excess to get you started (only buy the extra plates when you cap out the 40 lbs, and only if you're going to continue exercising).
u/yyc_paul · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I work remote (currently in Canada's Northwest Territories) and I'm on the road all the time and am in work camps/ hotels constantly. I just need a solid door and I carry the following equipment with me in my personal bag as they pack pretty small. If you're so remote that you're tenting I can't really help.

-straps (that include door stop) for dips/rows...

-for pull ups as the above straps hang a little low in a door

resistance band/ and door stop and

u/ArigatoPotato · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/risumon · 3 pointsr/coolguides

I would not recommend the iron gym pull up bar. You will leave black marks on the frame which can be a pain to get out if you are renting. I ended up cutting up a white t-shirt to cover the parts that touch the frame and that worked well.

I recently upgraded to the Perfect Pull up bar and really like it. I can do wide grip now, which I couldn't before. The foam on the front of the frame offers good protection, but I am still using a t-shirt to cover the back bar. Also the construction is more heavy duty than the iron gym was and it is a similar price.

u/nikuryori · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

This is what we have in our apartment! We leave it up on the bathroom and if we have guests we just take it down :)

u/NightLessDay · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I've been using this one. It's nice because it allows you to actually have a somewhat wide grip. It's also quite stable for one arm stuff as long as you're somewhere in the middle between the support bars.

u/Yarrok · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Apologies for the delay.

Here's the one I got, and it fits perfectly. Make sure to get the original model, if you do. I read some reviews of people getting a different model than they ordered, but I got it through the seller "GDN14" and got the right one, with the adjustable depth (also has adjustable height).

Overall I've been quite satisfied, although it does seem to be rated at a max weight of 220lbs (I'm not even close, so not a problem for me, but something to be aware of).

u/krallfish · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

This is how I got my chin ups and pull ups, too! :) I ordered my bar off of Amazon for $25 at the time ($30 now)

u/pm_me_your_ied · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Triple Door Gym Ultimate 3 In 1 Doorway Trainer – Raised Height Pull Up Bar, Dips Bar & 2 Suspension Straps For A Total Body Home Workout, Screwless Installation On All Doors 24"-36"

Got this one. No damage and love that I can do dips

u/akevinclark · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I've got particularly non-standard door frames (circa 1900 victorian, huge molding, so deep and wide doorways) and my old hang over bar wouldn't fit. I bought this telescoping bar last month and I haven't had any problems with it. I'm about 165# and I'm using it without the safety caps screwed in. I just make sure it's really tightened down. I think it's worth checking to make sure that I'm not pulling (rotationally) in the direction it unscrews, but I've also done it the other direction without issue.

u/Imreallythatguy · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Titan Fitness Wall Mounted Pull Up Chin Up Bar Cross Fit Training Fitness Heavy Duty

I bought this one. I haven't hung it yet but I had good reviews. Gonna hang it in the garage. Look through the reviews...some pretty good pictures there of how people have hung theirs. Plenty in house.

u/SRSLY_GUYS_SRSLY · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Titan fitness pull up rig is cheap and solid as a rock. Titan Fitness Wall Mounted Pull Up Chin Up Bar Cross Fit Training Fitness Heavy Duty**DOT**com/dp/B00HF8U37U?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

( I don't know how this sub is about Amazon links, I don't think its affiliate)

u/kyrptekpunk · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought one from titan fitness that use regularly off of amazon when it was on sale and I love it. I’m a bigger guy too so it’s definitely up to snuff on holding a lot of weight, and it gives enough room off the wall to do muscle ups comfortably.

titan fitness pull up bar

u/Zytan27 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Is 30 bucks good enough in your cost/benefit ratio?
My doorframes aren't conducive to the hang over pull up bars either. This one comes with two mounts you screw into the wall and then extend the bar into the mounts. Holds up to 300lbs. I've never had an issue with it. Works wonders. Its 4 tiny holes each side. 50c worth of wood putty to cover up. They have different length bars for different length doorways. Check it out.

u/br-e-ad · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get a wider bar, like this one:

u/xkcdFan1011011101111 · 2 pointsr/homefitness

Doorframe pullup bars

screw in to doorframe. I don't like this one because it cracked the molding on my door frame.

no screws required. I don't know if this is the one you had, but I just got one and I love it.

u/everybanana · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Would I be able to use a telescopic pullup bar like this for Nordic curls without actually mounting the brackets to the door frame? I live in an apartment and can't have a door dedicated to mounting it. I'm only 5'8 143lb, and I've read mixed reviews with/ without mounting it so I wanted to see if any of you have tried it out. Thanks.

u/joboscribe · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you mean something like this guy then i can tell you i've been using one for years (long enough that i don't even remember exactly what brand/model it is) and the only issue i've ever had is that it leaves black smudges on the white paint of the doorframe. It doesn't stay in the doorway all the time; i put it up and take it down every time i work out.

Are you worried that it's going to fall or that it's going to break?

u/MassivelyMini · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I want one too. This one. For the price it would be worth trying, and if it didn't work for your door then it isn't like throwing away money like the other pricier options.

u/PrinzessinZaubermaus · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A chin-up bar! Because all athletes need to work on their sweet bods!

u/zaybecampin · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up

I use this bar to work on my muscle ups, they work great and are sturdy, here's a short vid, you can place it lower to fully engage the straight bar dip, just a clip to demonstrate the bar and MU

u/fromCovington · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up

u/tombibim · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I got this bar on Amazon.

It's fairly cheap and at least for me, it doesnt require any bolts to be put in to stable it in the doorway. I just got it and have used it a few times (I suck at pullups), and it's held my weight (170) no problem just by twisting it into the door frame. It does come with some brackets to mount if you aren't comfortable with tightening it manually.

One thing I like about it, since I don't have any normal sized doorways downstairs, I couldn't get a normal pullup bar. This one fits larger door frames and areas (extends to 40 inches).

u/gov3nator · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You can try a pull up bar like this. It telescopes into the sides of the door frame and doesn't require the use of the top nor drilling into the frame. Some sort of wall mounted bar may be better off if you can afford it and drill into wall. There's also freestanding power towers

u/MizarsAsterism · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

What gymnastic rings are those, and do you think they'd work alright if I combined them with this pull up bar I've got? Not sure how adjustable the straps for rings tend to be but I could swing the money for a decent set of rings if they're going to be useful.

u/visible25 · 2 pointsr/TwoBudgetsOneLook
u/mand0calrissian · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Do you have molding/trim on top of your door? If so, I think any of the over-the-door bars such as this one should work so long as the door frame is an appropriate width.

u/Stickit · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Here is a good, cheap pull up bar. Put it in a doorway and do a few everytime you walk through it. Do some every day, along with some push ups. If you can't do any pull ups, which isn't uncommon if you're pretty out of shape, then jump up to the top, and control yourself down slowly. (This is also called doing "negative" pull ups.) Once in a while, see how many you can possibly do. (this is the fun part!)

Enjoy your new strength.

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u/ItsACharlieDay · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

cheapest $.37

something I want under $60 or a gift card would be lovely to save for a computer.

Either way. Great contest!

u/blackeagle613 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Any reason why you cannot use this bar? It works very well and is removable.

u/driftw00d · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This fits the bill. You can get it online of course or at your local sporting goods store (Sports Authority, Dick's, etc.) for the same price, about 30 bucks.

Quick warning, if you pick this up and you have light colored doorframes, do yourself a favor and wrap something (such as an old sock) on each of the arms that is in contact with the molding around your door. The black on the grips will leave a stain on the paint.

As far as using it I recommend figuring out your max set of reps to failure for varying grips (overhand, underhand, wide grip, parallel grip) and then do ~75% of your max reps for several sets, think 8-10+, throughout the day. Each time you walk past the thing throw down some reps and vary your grip from time to time.

u/UnclaimedUsername · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Pushups with a bar are good for keeping your wrists straight. It's kind of like doing pushups on your knuckles. If you have wrist pain, it might be a good idea. However, if you're going to get a bar for pushups you may as well go with something multi-purpose. You could get a pullup bar like this, you can do pushups on it as well. Or you could get a couple hexagonal dumbells. Either choice will allow you to work your back, which you don't really hit with pushups. I doubt using bars will help you do more pushups, unless it's a psychological thing.

u/Defaultv1 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

2 Questions:

  1. Is it better to pause at the bottom of a squat or do one continuous motion?

  2. Thoughts on this pull up bar?

u/Duze · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you search pull up bar on amazon, this is literally the first result:

I have yet to find a better bar. It requires no setup, can be stored away in a second, and it's relatively cheap. 100% recommended. It has a bigger version also, but you might not have room for that.

u/kayetech · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Well, if you are able to modify/hang things on the walls and doorframes where you live, then getting a screw in one is a good option. If you aren't allowed, or don't want to, you can get ones that work by leverage. This is an example:

Pros and cons for each style. Freestanding rigs also exist, but tend to be much more expensive. If you are totally new to body weight, get a basic bar and you will be good to go for the time being.

u/iams3b · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Iron Gym (doorway pullup bar) pull up bar is pretty much the only major requirement. You can probably start the recommended routine after that.

I also purchased this dib bar to make doing dips easier, but it's not necessary

u/sanchostache · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Can someone recommend a cheap pair of rings for me (US)? I currently have a one of these to hook them to.

u/adventuringraw · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I like this one. It can do a little damage to the trim though so I always fold two socks in half and put them down between the bar and both sides of the trim. The main thing I like about this one... see those neutral grip deals? You can hang rings on them really easy... so there you go, dips, rows, pullups, whatever. I've got a friend who ordered his rings from here. He got the black plastic ones, and they work just fine... so there you go. Rings + pullup bar for $57... a little over your budget, but pretty close. Sometimes you can find those iron gym bars locally for cheaper if you hunt around a bit too. I'm 200 and a training friend of mine is 230, and it's held up fine so weight-wise you're good to go.

u/thisaccountmaybemine · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I recommend using this. It's basically the same routine as you posted but has warm ups included and videos, so it's a little better. :) It's what I've been using for the past two months.

Anyway, your questions:
/u/ideograph is right for 1 and 2 Except that rest periods should match your goals. < 90s rest is best for endurance, < 3 minutes is best for hypertrophy and 3-5 is best for strength.

For 3. The video is what you should be doing. You can start off by using doors - the /r/bodyweightfitness FAQ has a fair amount about that. A pull-up bar can also be used like the one you linked. Or, if you get one that doesn't need to be attached to the door frame like this then you'd need something tall to put your legs on.

u/SquatzOatz · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Do you mean something like this?

u/modestfish · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I'd add a pullup bar to this. You can get one that slips easily into a door frame for not to much. The Iron Gym works well for me (granted, I weigh about 120 pounds--I'd advise against this for a heavier person). It's pretty difficult to access a lot of the muscle groups you can target through pullups from using just floor upper-body excercises.

u/cgo435 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is the one I have. Got it on Amazon (it has Prime if you're wondering). Removable, installs in seconds, assembly will probably take you all of 5 minutes. Put it somewhere where you pass through a lot, and then do pull-ups every time you pass.

u/minitrip · 2 pointsr/Fitness

well its not one of those that you install. Its one of those that uses your body weight to cling on to the wall, so when you jump up to do negative pullups, at the very top you can make it fall off.

like one of these:

u/thelaughingcactus · 2 pointsr/progresspics

Great investment for when I was getting started. You can snag it for ~$25 on Amazon. Multiple grips and you can use it for pull ups, chin ups, crunches, dips, and push ups.

I would put it in the doorway for my room and every time I go in or out of the room I did pull-ups until failure. Now that I'm at the gym often I don't use it as much, but it will definitely last.

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

u/JoeMarron · 2 pointsr/gainit

Pull up bars are dirt cheap, buy one. Good lighting or not I can see your abs. I bulked with pretty much the same body fat as you, 30lbs later and I'm still relatively lean. You have nothing to worry about.

Also, keep in mind that body weight training is less efficient than lifting weights so be patient. You can still build plenty of muscle but it won't be as fast as a good weight training program.

u/satxmcw · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Just get any bar that hangs on the lip of the door frame like this one. They're all the same, you can probably get a different brand for $20, and even cheaper on Craigslist.

u/ArcTruth · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just got this one. Works beautifully, doesn't require any screws or installation stuff.

Fits quite well in the doorway of my apartment, which was formerly a dorm room. Very small. Should work in pretty much any size doorway, though.

u/sm0gs · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Can you get one of these movable doorway pull up bars? My boyfriend has one and it’s surprisingly sturdy

u/3xperience · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Most BWF folks around here recommend AGAINST starting with rings, due to the instability and risk of injury for a beginner. Get a pull up bar.

u/AmuseDeath · 2 pointsr/StopGaming

I think the best advice to be given to high school people is just to CHILL. When I went there, there was a lot of social pressure to fit in and get to know whatever. But I think the best thing I could have done was not care. And I say not care meaning like okay, so you have more friends... how does that then make me inferior? Yea, you can meet girls there, but you can also meet girls after high school. If you know you are cool, then you don't really have to worry about these other things.

I didn't have many friends in high school. My friend pool actually vanished and I had to move into a new group. I still keep in touch with some of these guys to this day. It was cool to have a group, but life moves on and changed a whole bunch after high school.

I don't think you should see games as an enemy or an obstacle that prevents you from having a social life, but just think of it as something you do. What makes you social is really who you are and that is a sum of everything you do and believe in. The other half is who you are interacting with. They might not be social... then it's not really you then.

I guess I feel like the odd one here because I still do play games, but I'm subscribed to this forum. I play games and 99% of the people I run into do not know what I play or don't play games. That's fine. It's an activity that I enjoy that makes me competitive or enjoy content. I don't see it that much different than say being stuck on a good TV series like Breaking Bad. I don't think it's really playing games that is bad, but an addiction to it that is the case. If you are pushing away friends, family and opportunities to game, then it should be a concern.

So I would make sure you have your basics down. Get your grades up, eat well and keep it cool with parents and such. I would go ahead and buy these:

These are one of the best purchases I have ever made. Just buy them and use them time to time. I do pull ups and push ups here and there and I look pretty decent. I'm not a walking bulge of muscle, but it builds some and I don't look lanky. BUY THEM. They last a long time and are so much cheaper than a gym membership. You also want to throw in some running and squats as well.

It's pretty terrifying at lunch time when you go out to recess and there is nobody you meet with. Then you start freaking out... man I don't have friends... man I'm a loser, etc. I would try to find groups that you see people that share your interests with or find school clubs you can be around and hop into. One of the better things I found out was that in reality, EVERYONE is terrified at this age. When you realize that, you realize everything you fear is constructed and that it's really up to you to care or not. I still think having friends is better because it's more fun. Just calm down and be smart. Before you know it, you'll be the coolest guy you know.

u/WanderingJones · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Maybe your left wrist is too weak to do them properly? You aren't really supposed to be resting on your wrists during push-ups, you are supposed to be on your hands/fingers. That's the issue I have with one armed push ups at least.

If that's the case you can either do them on your fists, put one of these on the ground and do them using that, or get something like these until your wrists are strong enough. BWSG989 posted a good link to look at, wrist push-ups should help a lot.

u/mum_spaghetti · 2 pointsr/DIY

I was wondering why you wouldn't rather get a door hanging pull bar? It states it supports up to 300 lbs.

It's smaller than what you're trying to build, you can put it away when needed, and it's probably only a few dollars cheaper (you can probably find it from craigslist/kijiji as well).

u/awesomeintrovert · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Have these, love these: - make sure you read the FAQ in it's entirety to see if your doors will work with it. You need a specific kind of door, watch videos for examples.

u/andrew650 · 2 pointsr/PKA

for those saying they have no equipment.

dropping 25 bucks for a piece of equipment that can get every part of your upper body ripped is a great investment.

u/jwesters · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just bought this and it can be easily brought down after use. Only thing is there is a small metal piece that you put behind the upper door jam. Hope this helps

u/darien_gap · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Here are a couple of data points:

I bought an Iron Gym (one of those as-seen-on-TV things, except it doesn't suck), ~$20 from Amazon about two weeks ago. It's solid. My wife could only do 1.5 pull ups when it arrived. Now she can do five. I could do 15 reps when we got the bar and I can still only do 15 in good form, but my recovery is much faster and I can do 3 sets of 15,13,12 reps every day, no problem now (whereas earlier I would be sore the next day, but not now). I'm definitely getting stronger and expect to be able to do 16 soon. My goal is 20.

u/skipsmagee · 2 pointsr/Fitness

16kg kettlebell (start with swings)

Door frame pull-up bar (start with negatives)

And two chairs on which you can do dips and decline push-ups

u/Yeahnuld · 2 pointsr/homegym

Not sure what the availability/pricing/shipping will be in Greece but I'll give it a shot and try to fit your budget or come close

Most of the Squat stands on Amazon have a 390 lb capacity, this one claims to have a 200kg capacity for $65.99 (USD) :

You could probably save some money if you get just a flat bench, I can highly recommend the rep fitness one(this one is a bit more expensive) , but if you want incline I'd say the titan adjustable bench is good for the price $114 and a 650 lb capacity

Pullup Bar for $25 with a 300 lb capacity

As for a barbell, I know you are into powerlifting, so if you are willing to raise your budget I'd recommend the Rouge Ohio power bar ($250), it's solid and will last. If the budget is tight, and since plates haven't been factored in yet I'd look for a weight set that comes with a barbell and then buy some extra 45s after. Might come with a shitty bar but if you're careful with it it might last for a while. This is something I'd recommend buying in person since shipping will kill your budget.

I left out the dumbells since Olympic pairs are kinda expensive and i wanted to leave plenty of room for plates, but if you need them there are a bunch on Amazon for $30 per db.

Also I'm not sure if Craigslist exists in Greece but if it does or if something similar exists I'd look for some good deals on there. Good luck

u/Tz-Top-Kek · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

This is the one that I own and it works well. Just make sure it's secure when you mount it, and try not to swing around too much. It doesn't cause any damage to the doorway, but it's less secure than bars that screw in.

u/StreetMailbox · 2 pointsr/loseit

Advice: do some minor resistance/endurance stuff even at home. Pushups, situps, and pullups using a bar like the one I have.

Your head, neck, and shoulders will have angles you never knew existed in a few weeks, not to mention the benefits to your arms, back, and core.

Good luck, and congrats!

u/meeshkyle · 2 pointsr/Military

Everyone always asks what is the best workout that can help with doing pull ups. And honestly, doing pull ups is the best way to work out to get better at pull ups. I would say just go buy a cheap pull up bar and throw it somewhere in your house. Like the entrance to your room. Do a couple pull ups every day. Hell, if you really want to be a pull up master, follow the Armstrong Pull Up Program.

u/sdub86 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

well worth the money. 5 minute install. hang it on your door.

u/theresnoproblem · 2 pointsr/ultimate

Hand-eye coordination

-In a distance of 30 yards, push off as hard as you can the first 5-6 steps before jogging the rest out, do this 5-10 times.
-Jump rope, fast, high, doubles, one foot, switch foot, just jump the rope
-Run as hard as you can for 1 minute, walk 1 minute, rinse and repeat for 20 minutes


Last golden eg! Everytime you workout, no matter what you're doing, perform this cycle 2-4 times as fast as you can- it'll make your body much more prepared to be a badass:

10 push-ups
10 standing squats
10 crunches
5 pull-ups

And get yourself one of these so you can do many different push-ups and pull-ups:

u/Thezealot · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have both, the one op wants and this top voted one

both are good, but the one that you want, op, I like much better, as it has the perfect width for me.

u/cy19 · 2 pointsr/P90X

I think I'm understanding the question and I'm in the same boat. I workout in my unfinished basement and have no access to doors there. So what I did was get 2 of these hooks (you can get nicer colors than red if you want).

I got a pull-up bar that looks like this but was under $20 at Walmart. I put the hooks so they hook under the horizontal bar that you don't use to pull-up on (the part that's supposed to go behind your doorframe), on the inside as far apart as they go. Then you can easily take the bar down when you're not using it. It works great but I'm not sure if it will be cosmetically pleasing to you, having 2 hooks there when you're not using it, it's not an issue in my basement for me.

I hope that helps, if it sounds even remotely like what you're looking for I can take a picture when I get home if my explanation fell short.

u/DarkwingDuc · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Any way to mount a pullup bar (like this or this) in your home? Back in college I mounted one in my apartment in the frame between the kitchen and living room, and would do pullups each time I passed. I went from only being able to do a few chinups to knocking out 20 pullups in a set. I don't remember how long it took me, but I was only in that place for about a year. So it wasn't long.

Now I only do pullups a couple days a week in the gym, and even though I'm overall stronger than I was back then, I can't do nearly as many.

u/Vock · 2 pointsr/weightroom

Honestly, what's worked for me is Pavel Tsatsouline "Greasing The Groove" technique. I have one of these and used to walk by it and just do a couple chin ups/pull ups and hanging inversions. After a few months of just mucking around on it, I wanted to see what I could do, and am now capable of doing 5 sets of 12 chin ups, and 5 sets of 9-10 on pull ups. Slowly working up to 5 sets of 20 on both, but it is coming.

u/peaches017 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I bought one of these a few years back and would just do pull-ups / chin-ups every time I came back to my room. Within weeks, I had gone from 1-2 reps to ~10. Greasing the groove definitely works and is endlessly satisfying as you continue to improve.

u/kuroiryu146 · 2 pointsr/martialarts

I used this for a long time.

LPT: Just use it for pullups, not the other crap they try to claim it does.

u/phrakture · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Inverted Rows and pullups are some of the best upper body exercises you can do. If you don't do them, you CAN create muscle imbalances. You can buy an Iron Gym bar for about $25 for pullups. As for inverted rows, you can do them under a table or a desk, or you can hang straps from the pullup bar to do them

u/myrandomname · 2 pointsr/USMC

There are usually pull up bars you can use at schools or parks, but if not, get one of these.

u/txking12 · 2 pointsr/NoFap

I realized I needed more discipline in the gym, so I found this suggestion from someone over in /r/fitness: Jim Stoppani's 6 Week Shortcut to Shred. I've basically been doing that for the past month minus the cardio in between sets because I'm already skinny. I have also started working out with a buddy so that we can hold each other accountable. If you are struggling to gain weight check out /r/gainit. I honestly don't pay super close attention to what I eat, I just try my best to eat healthy, and lots of it. I do suggest getting some protein powder, I'd say that's probably the most important thing to supplement. I use the chocolate Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition. I also throw in some peanut butter because its a really cheap source of calories, and sometimes a banana. I try to have at least two shakes a day; one right when waking, and one after my workout. I also bought this and highly recommend it. Seriously, whenever I felt the urge I would do pull ups/push ups.

I know how hard it can be to gain weight. I graduated high school at around 120lbs. I've gained since then and my normal weight was low 140s naturally. I still lose a few pounds if I don't eat properly for a day or two which is really frustrating. That routine is pretty strenuous. If you want something that requires less time check out starting strength in /r/fitness. It's basically squats, deadlifts, and bench press. I also started working out legs, which I never did before, and I think that has helped me a lot. All in all I spend probably an hour in the gym 5 days a week.. So I'm there frequently, and luckily I'm at a point in my life where I'm able to take an hour out of each day to do this. Let me know if there is any other way I can help or elaborate on. Feel free to pm me if need be.

u/tmweth22 · 2 pointsr/LAlist

No worries.

My advice:

invest in

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar


TRX Training - Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor, Complete Full Body Workouts Kit for Home and on the Road


URBNFit Exercise Ball (55 CM) for Stability & Yoga - Workout Guide Incuded - Professional Quality (Pink)


A pair of 20 pound dumbbells.

My apartment doesn't have a gym either, so I just work out in my room with these. There are a ton of resources online for workout routines so Google and Reddit are your friend.

If you can't drop 150 on the straps, just buy the other 3 items. That'll get you started. And remember...

u/spigotface · 2 pointsr/Fitness

\u\polynesianenglishman, he's referring to one like this. I have one of these as well, and it's amazing. Just keep at it and you'll be doing big sets eventually. I was able to go from maybe 2 in a row at the beginning of a semester to doing 3 sets of 20 by the end of the semester, by making sure I hit it every other day. It's all just consistency, perseverance, and understanding that almost imperceivably small day to day gains add up to big progress over a couple of months.

u/louieblack · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get a pullup bar and do toes to bar and L-sits and pullups and planches hanging from the bar. The "captains chair" involves isolating a portion of your body. If your goal is bodyweight ability, compound interaction is going to be better than isolation, in most cases.

u/TheOneKnownAsMonk · 2 pointsr/Tools

I have that pull up bar you need to attach the brackets to the door jam to make sure it's secure. I used a drill to make it easier and faster but I can imagine you can do it with a screwdriver it's just going to take quite a bit of effort. 3 screw's on each side about 1.5 inches each. You may get away without screwing it in but i wouldn't do it. Why not try this if your worried about holes

u/Kurt422 · 2 pointsr/USMCboot

I was in the same wagon as you in my senior year, I could bench 295 but could barely do 4 pull ups and couldn't run a mile and now I can do 13 pull ups. When I went to MEPs they didn't even do the partial IST on me because the liaison "just wanna go home man", and just asked me how much I think I could do. Correct me if i'm wrong but you only need 2 pull ups and 44 sit ups to enlist into the DEP. But really pullups are easy to increase. Buy this:

and also here you go

u/Dying_Daily · 2 pointsr/leangains

You've made some really good progress. Here's what I would do if I were you:

  1. Target the abdominal muscles directly (to failure) at least twice a week. Sit-ups and variations are very effective in building and tightening up the ab muscles. This will give that area a more muscular appearance while drawing in your waist size. Plus, you'll put on more muscle mass which will burn more calories, which will burn more fat. :)

  2. Cut down on your calories a bit (maybe 200-300 per day). This would make your rest days very difficult. In my opinion I'm not a big believer in huge daily calorie fluctuations. I think it makes things more difficult than needed and hard on the body. So I keep my daily caloric intake the same every day and still see results. You could also keep your calories the same, and just fast for 24 hours one day of the week. It won't hurt your gains and is an easy no-fuss way to shed a pound or two a month.

  3. For traveling, pushups, chinups, pullups, situps/crunches are very effective. You'll need a portable chinup bar for travelling. Here's the one I use and it works fine. You can even add weight by wearing a backpack with heavy books or buy one of those weighted vest things.

    Hope this helps.
u/FleshyDagger · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm using Iron Gym on a very weak frame and I've found the bar to have surprisingly little vertical pull. The majority of the force is pushed towards the doorframe (beware of dents).

u/RSHeavy · 2 pointsr/gainit

Agreed. I have an pulled bar that works as other stuff too, but I noticed that pullups/chinups give great defining results. That with dips and pushups gave me a good defined back and chest, but I think hitting arms and legs is much harder without using weights.

u/MrLordG · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

Buy a pull up bar. This one works well assuming you have a regular door to hang it:

Start with the inside grip where your knocking knuckles will face towards each other and then experiment with the other pull up grips later, ultimately doing a combination of all different pull-ups during your workouts. After you complete a set of pull-ups, move to a set of pushups. You're going to do three sets to fail. You may not be able to do one at first. Just get used to pulling up and trying to get your body a bit higher each time. The most important thing is to DO THESE TO FAIL. Afterwards have a snack or a meal. I like to line up my workouts right before dinner.

u/adrun · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Get a pull up bar!

And I second both recommendations made by /u/I_am_the_Batgirl.

u/DeltaTriangle · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This looks like it might be right up your alley

Although I think rings may work better if you can find somewhere to set them up.

u/munginella · 2 pointsr/climbharder

Hey! I'm in a similar position as yours except I'm a boulderer. I'm in love with the dirtbag lifestyle but I'm also fairly ambitious. I want to be out there getting as good at climbing as I can possibly get.

I agree with the other poster that you should incorporate more bouldering and focus on endurance later in the year once you've built up some power.

For structuring your day while climbing outside, I found that the book "Better Bouldering" was surprisingly focused on improvement in an outdoor setting (rather than gym drills, campusing, etc...).

Here's my personal plan for getting better while climbing outside:

My primary weakness is finger strength. In my case, I believe that getting better, therefore, requires more than "just climbing". Ideally, I'd like to spend 70% of my time climbing outside and 30% hangboarding / doing climbing-related weight training. So I've been trying to devise a way to do the 30% while also living like a dirtbag.

I found that I could partially solve my problem by getting a gym membership wherever I was dirtbagging (yay showers!). However, this is more difficult in more remote areas (e.g. joe's valley).

For times when I can't access a gym, I'm gonna bring this, gymnastic rings, some weights, and a portable hangboard.

u/jacobheiss · 2 pointsr/GetMotivated

Okay, so you already have a bike that you're using to commute. If that takes you 20+ minutes in one direction, that's enough to get rolling. Otherwise, I suggest working in some dedicated cardio time. Even though your challenge physically is not to lose weight but to get stronger, cardio is great for your heart, your metabolism, your hormonal balance, and basically your overall health.

Depending on which way you swing, you may or may not benefit from working out in your dorm. Personally, I want to go some place where I can just cut loose and totally focus on the workout. Plus, I find that I begin to hate the place where I live if I do too many different things there. Perhaps when you get to the point that you own a house or something where you can partition off a work space over there, a hanging out space over there, etc. exercising in your home can work optimally. I just go to a park about a block from my flat since there are some bars there I can use for pull ups. I haven't decided yet whether to do this straight through the winter, get a gym membership, or purchase a relatively inexpensive door mounted bar like this one. But in your case, you're already paying fees for the upkeep of your university's gym; so, why not get some use out of that?

And not to sound like a broken record, but the FAQ over at r/fitness would probably give you a bunch of great ideas. Go get 'em, bro!

u/uberhappyfuntime · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Lost 75 lbs a few years ago with no gym, trainer, etc. The only equipment I had was some free weights (for curls and things like that) and eventually a pull-up bar (I'd recommend this one ).

I managed to go from 5' 8" 215lbs to 140lbs (pretty small at this point) over the course of about half a year. It can be done without anything other than motivation and willpower. To be honest, I kept thinking I'd plateau around 180lbs, then 170lbs, etc. Once you get your lifestyle changed, the weight won't stop dropping. I realize I started at a lower weight than you are, but the only real difference is the length of time it'll take you to get where you want. Once you get through the first few months, it won't be "losing weight" anymore, it'll just be living your life.

I posted what I did to someone else earlier today. It's a long post, but I tried to give as much advice as I could.

Sorry about the length, I'm just trying to say every helpful bit of advice I can think of. I really hope it helps. In short, just do little things like eating less, snacking less, and being more active.

My advice to you (and how I did it):

Pay an extreme amount of attention to what you eat. Eat slightly smaller meals (assuming you're eating too much like I was).

Whenever you find yourself wanting something to eat, drink water. It doesn't matter how you feel. Refuse to be controlled by hunger. Just drink water and eat food for nourishment when you feel it's necessary. (as a note: make sure you're still eating enough, obviously. But don't eat more than enough.)

Get into some small amount of exercise, but nothing super extreme. The exercise is a good way to keep your body healthy and a really nice way to see your progress (that first pull-up is really satisfying).

For about one year, eat NO sweets. Not a single one. There are certain foods that are unquestionably unhealthy/unnecessary (cake, cookies, etc). When you want some, drink water. You can even imagine eating it as you're drinking the water if you want. But nothing more than water. One thing that helped me is the realization that the taste of that cookie only lasts for a little while, but your health will last for the rest of your life. After the cookie is gone, it's gone; it becomes just another memory (of which you most certainly have plenty). Try to think long term.

Generally, I'm just suggesting a lifestyle change. Even if you're eating a little healthier than before, you'll get healthier and lose weight. You don't need to go run a mile every day to get healthier. A little bit every day will add up, and eventually, you'll be feeling and looking healthier. Think about whatever there is that will keep you motivated (the ladies, kids, wife, yourself).

Good luck!!!

u/HuggableBear · 2 pointsr/Fitness
  • Buy a bike
  • Cycle to the gym. Nice warmup. 5 miles isn't too bad on a bike unless it's crazy hilly.
  • Squat
  • Cycle home. Good cooldown.

    Crunches are pretty much useless and will make your back hurt easily. Same with supine leg lifts. If you want a six pack, do hanging leg raises to build up those muscles and control your diet to get rid of the fat covering them up. Even if you don't end up going to the gym, get one of these and do the HLR's on it. It will let you add pull-ups to your at-home regimen, too.
u/frozetoze · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/Zachariahmandosa · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ah, I have a doorway-hung pull-up bar, this one, to be precise. It's too low for me to attach the rings to and not touch the ground.

I would imagine it would increase grip strength, just as it does for other pulling/lifting exercises. I want to increase my grip strength, but haven't really been in the bodyweight fitness community long enough to have experience with equipment specifically designed to do that.

u/rocksouffle · 2 pointsr/climbing

A few years ago, I crafted a couple back boards (+ simple mounting hardware) that quickly attach to and detach from this type of Iron Gym with ease. I no longer use the first back board (the second one is just a larger WxH/thicker/more meticulously planned version of the first). The back board has T-nuts in a grid pattern and honestly works really well with just climbing holds instead of a commercial hang board, but you could screw a hang board into the back board if you desire.

I no longer use the first board, so I'm looking to pass it along to someone who might breathe new life into it. It's gratis aside from shipping, unless someone feels generous. I sent you a PM with some information about it in case you would like to use it.

u/hollowgram · 2 pointsr/Fitness

These kinds of pull up systems work really well with minimal risk of falling.

Of course having your own backyard is a blessing that should be utilized to its fullest ;)

u/onthejourney · 2 pointsr/Fitness

First thing that comes to mind is getting a pull up bar (especially one like the this one with multiple grips):

Between chin ups and multiple arm position pullups (and dips using a chair), you'll hit the majority of your upper body. You can even use your back pack to increase the weight.

Also, have you checked out the side bar at /r/bodyweightfitness ?

You can also get a resistance band set that would allow you to workout your chest standing up. Something like this: (very versatile and affordable).

I actually own both of those so feel free to ask me about them.

u/2Fit · 2 pointsr/homegym

You might think about just using a doorway pull up bar. Simple, effective, cheap, and weather won't be an issue.

This one is nice and can be used for many things.

u/Hotblack_Desiato_ · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

There are a few bodyweight-based programs, all of them are fairly similar, but they take a different slant on things.

You Are Your Own Gym is built around military-style calisthenics. There are variations of all the different movements that are based around making them easier so you can do fifty of them and experience that brand of misery, or to make them more difficult and strength-focused. YAYOG has a very nice set of apps that go with it as well.

Convict Conditioning is another bodyweight program based around six different movements (handstand, pull-up, push-up, leg-raises, back-bridges, pistol squats). The progressions are pretty nice, but the way it's presented is like it was written for fifteen year-olds. 2edgy4u, and such.

Overcoming Gravity is a gymnastics-based program, but is also a huge firehose of information about fitness in general. It's a great resource for designing your own program, but if you're a beginner, I don't think the sheer volume of information would be helpful.

All of these would require a pull-up bar. There's the classic Iron Gym, or this thing if the Iron Gym ends up being too low, and if you can screw something into a wall somewhere, I suggest this one.

u/GrandBuba · 2 pointsr/tall

Get a model which allows you to go 'above' the door frame, such as this one.

It'll allow you to at least release some tension of the hams.

Also: get a suspension system (knock-off TRX) and add some bodyweight stuff to it. Pull-ups are nice, but they're only one exercise (of which you won't be able to do many and grow bored). You can take that TRX with you anywhere.

P.S. put a couch cushion in the doorway when doing pull-ups with bent knees. Please. Kneecaps are important.

u/LeaningOnTheSun · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Okay! I'll give these a go one by one;

  1. You need almost nothing to do bodyweight fitness. If you have a place to do pull-ups and dips you're all set. Most stuff with the door is effective enough but I would recommend getting a door frame pull-up bar and some gymnastic rings so if the weather sucks you won't have to miss your workout.

  2. Weighted jump ropes are a great start. Some resistance bands like these are great for mobility work and adding assistance or resistance. I like to use a basic pair of push-up bars like these because they're easy on the wrist and add some range of motion to your push-ups.

  3. Super useful! Check it

  4. If you eat right and stick to your plan you'll get stronger and add muscle mass. Cut properly and do cardio and you get easily get a very defined physique. If aesthetics are your main goal though you should stick to a traditional bodybuilding routine.

  5. Supplements aren't necessary. I like fish oil though. As far as protein goes as long as you eat meat and eggs you'll get enough to build muscle.

    Good luck! Calisthenics is super fun. I still do weightlifting when I find myself at the gym but bodyweight fitness has become my primary goal.

    Check out these channels/sites for tons of inspiration and info.

    Gold Medal Bodies
u/lurkrer · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I have this style which is very similar. I like it for pull ups and frequently use it for push-ups to change angles and positioning from my regular push-ups.

The thing that may or may not work for some people is the distance between the curved bars. As you can see in this photo, the bars are quite close together which does not make them ideal for an L-Sit. That means most probably need to buy push-up bars or something similar to get the angles right.

u/ilykdp · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I wouldn't recommend doing it on any surface that isn't the right width - just a little wider than shoulder width.

I have this pull up bar and these olympic rings that I do dips on.

This way you can do dips with proper form and will make it easier to do negative training.

u/generousheart · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I have this one and am quite satisfied with it. I would caution you to measure your doors first, and also check the strength of the molding. This type of pullup bar puts weight on the frame above the door, so if you have cheap molding it's coming down.

u/P-K-One · 2 pointsr/spartanrace

...So if you have a backyard with a rig you can train for the rig? Who would have thought? When people say "You can't train for that" what they usually mean implicitly is "unless you literally have one in your backyard". :)

For those expecting something different from this video, I can recommend you one of those:

They really fit into every doorway. I put a towel on it and do towel pull ups which are great for grip. If you want more versatility in objects there are also various special grip things that you can attach to any bar/rig:

It's not the same as having a rig but it's the closest you can get in a small apartment.

u/elchupinazo · 2 pointsr/P90X

I also have extremely wide doorframes, and I finally found this guy that fits all the way across my doorframe (with room to spare).

u/kevmo77 · 2 pointsr/P90X

Price of ultimate plan: $370

P90X base plan: $140

Pull Up Bar: $30

Push Up Bars: $10

Chin Up Assist $35. This is a handy tool but a chair will suffice.

The recovery drink, while not a total waste of money, can be replaced with much cheaper supplements. I do stuff like protein powder and a frozen banana in a blender. Equivalent cost $40.

The real issue with ultimate package is the bands. You're going to want real weights. I went to a second hand sports equipment store and got a set of free weights at $.50 a pound. A nice full set will be in the $150 range.

Total: Around $400.

So for around $30 more, you can buy a much better set up than what's offered in the ultimate package. If you stick with it, you're going to replace the bands anyway.

u/AdvocateReason · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Shoulders are what you need. You'll see results in two weeks, man. Get a copy of P90X through whatever means you have at your disposal ::cough::torrentifyou'vegotnomoney::cough::. Purchase these and this. Do not let that pull up bar intimidate you, man. You will be able to do pullups if you go the 90 days. Shoulders and Arms is the best routine. Stick with it for two weeks and that t-shirt will look a LOT better on you - of course it's way too big in the first place, but you don't want to go spending money on fitting clothes that you're going to shrink out of (if you stick with the P90X). You're also going to want something like this and maybe a few free weights if you're planning on getting serious with it, but really all you need right now is the bands to bulk those shoulders up. Get the resistance bands and do either the shoulder/bicep/tricep workout or get all of it and do the full workout. That will make you look better than any clothing you could purchase and make you feel better about yourself. Also post fashion pics of gf.

EDIT: Uhh...I just looked at your GW posts. You OWE it to your gf to buy those resistance bands. Forget the clothes, do the P90X routine!

u/SullyMac98 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/Cobolock · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ehmm... yeah, I wasn't clear enough. What I mean is normal wide pull-up bar versus narrow doorway pull-up bar. I've called the latter 'chin-up' because I can't make a real pull-up on it - it's too narrow for me, I need more space between my wrists. Sorry for misleading.

u/BiologyIsHot · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

So apparently I was wrong. The doorway itself is ~36.5 with about 1.75 inch trim around it. I was measuring trim-to-trim. Still fairly difficult to find, but I think this one will work and it isn't 30% 1-star reviews saying it smells like petrol and broken in 2 days

u/forgot_again · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm using this one for tuck front lever and tuck front lever rows:

It has not made me worry at all. (It does dig into the doorframe a little though)

u/Exostrike · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness


something like this basically sits on the top of the door and the bars onto the otherside. It can't fall off because to pull on one side pull the other further against the door frame.

It that caused your frame to collapse you've got other problems.

u/kochari · 2 pointsr/bristol

I bought this and put it up in my house, I do a few every time I walk to the kitchen. Now me and my housemates are all well hench (not really). Only £8 including delivery.

u/Quality_Controller · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Thanks mate - and great work yourself!!

I'm currently following the reddit PPL programme and I structure my week PPLPPL and on the 7th day do a mix of HIIT, general cardio and circuits - including 3x12 sets of assisted dips, pull ups and chin ups.

My best tip though would be to buy a [pull up bar] ( that you can hang up somewhere at home. Make it a habit to do 1-2 reps, a couple of negative reps or even just hang for grip strength at random times when you walk past the bar. Little but often. You'll be busting out full sets in no time!

u/sir_jeremy_irons · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

UK links here but I've just bought this one, and it's great.

The main advantage of this one is that the bar is much higher than the ones that hang down from the door frame, like this.

I found I was almost kneeling on the floor with the latter type and they feel a bit unsteady sometimes. Having said that, the only time it fell off was when I forgot it was there and headbutted it off the door. I've headbutted the new one once and it fucking hurt, but the bar stayed up.

It's sturdy as well so you could probably bludgeon someone quite effectively if you needed to defend your property, which is great because bludgeoning isn't really covered in the RR and it's a wonderful all round workout.

u/not_a_number · 2 pointsr/DIY

Sounds like more hassle than it's worth...maybe just get one of these?

u/squidick · 2 pointsr/malelifestyle
u/bwfnubie · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I have one and it end up collecting dust because i didn't plan properly. Turns out it can't hook/hang on my door frame, because my door frame is flat. Lol.

I ended up buying this one. Mounted on top of my door frame. Perfect high, have many grip variation, far from the wall or you can open the door for extra leg space.

Here's a pic of my wall mounted pull up bar ->

p.s if you're still new with drilling tools, ask help from a handyman/friend before you attempt drilling your walls. You can see unnecessary 2 holes on the right side...yep that's all me.

u/Mixalisaltous · 2 pointsr/saudiarabia

If you're searching for a wall mounted mounted pull-up bar then your chances of finding one in KSA are very slim. For door mounted pull-up bar you can get it at Al-Faleh, U-mark, WE-Sport, SACO and Sun & Sands Sports.

I got mine on amazon and it cost me SR300 to ship it through Wasel Alami.

u/jeffAA · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This one is on sale with good reviews on Amazon. Probably not easy to put up and down.

u/McStupidface · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I bought a pair of handles for pull ups that sit on a closed door. They are awesome. I also travel with a set of very heavy resistance bands, a TRX, a compact ab wheel and a set of push-up handles that have removable bases. It's a bit overkill, but the pull up handles and the bands alone will give a fantastic workout. Here is a link to the handles:

u/SSMFA20 · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

if you can't get to a gym or anywhere else..
It's a bit expensive, but I bought this to use since it can be taken apart and set up quickly for dips and rows.

Ultimate Body Press Dip Stand

I've returned a few pull up bars and this one worked out the best for me (doesn't damage my doors).

Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym

u/toocasualforthis · 2 pointsr/P90X

I don't know specifically why yours wont fit, but I had the same issue with my old pull-up bar, did some research, and found out that this one ( is adjustable to accommodate higher and deeper door frames. Best of luck!

u/ColoredMarxers · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I do not want to devalue dumbbells, however, if you are interested in bodyweight fitness, I would suggest investing in a solid doorway pull-up bar and trying out our beginner routine located in the FAQ.
EDIT: This is mine and it has served me faithfully for the past 5 months at a decent price link

u/Pubic_Lice · 2 pointsr/Halfbull
u/WreckweeM · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You may be interested in a triple gym. The short bar will help with rows and the parallels with dips as well!

u/injuredimage · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/LGcowboy · 2 pointsr/leangains

Mon - Deadlift, Row

Wed - Bench, Incline

Fri - Squat, OHP

Sat - Weighted Chins, Weighted Dips

Aesthetics is definitely one of my goals and I have built most of my physique and strength with that routine above. I go to the gym on my lunch break at work so don't have time for faffing around with other exercises. The only part of me that could use some work is probably my traps, maybe rear delts.

I prefer to add the extra day rather than do 3 exercises on Mon/Wed as I have this which means I can do chins and dips at home -

u/broadwayallday · 2 pointsr/Fitness

i got the shamrock one that also has a dip bar attachment and straps for hanging pushups and stuff. was nice and cheap on amazon! $60

edit: tried to shorten the link it but i'm 200 years old and tried to do it with plain HTML

u/LegoGreenLantern · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/krasher1000 · 2 pointsr/homegym

Why not get one of these for the first picture doorway?
Just screw in the plates and remove the bar whenever your not using it.

u/wmd_172 · 2 pointsr/crossfit

3/4 inch bare pipe will have an outside diameter of a pupic hair over 1 inch (3/4 refers to the inner diameter)...

Buy Titan Fitness Wall Mounted Pull Up Chin Up Bar Training Fitness Heavy Duty

And slide pipe through opening... these are great because cheap, sturdy, free shipping and allow for t2b,kipping and butterfly stuff and even bmu

Either buy a 50 inch length or make sure you have an angle grinder to cute pipe to size...

You will also have to drill holes in pipe to keep it from spinning in the bracket

u/awesometoenails · 2 pointsr/xxfitness
u/chuystewy · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have an older version of this one. I has served me well. I weigh 215 lbs and I never felt unsafe using it.

u/pantsattack · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I can't find the exact one I bought. But this is pretty typical. You want to make sure it'll fit though, so keep the receipt or be okay with a potential return. Also, it only works on doorways that have a sort of rim on the opposite side. The long rectangular part has to sit on this pretty flush against the wall. See the second photo in the link to understand what I mean.

u/woodenpaddle5 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Sure man. As long as your increasing your reps or adding weight (try holding the dumbbell between your legs while doing dips) you'll make progress. May consider buying one of those doorway pull up bars. here.

u/FocusInTheNow · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Rings and a pull up bar are your best bet. The rings are adjustable and you can progress through different gradations of push-ups and pull ups with them. As well as advanced movements later. This way you don’t have to buy something that will be useless. You can get a removable pull up bar on Amazon like this one: Then hang the rings from it.

u/bluelotusbow · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I am using this Ikonfitness Pull Up Bar. Which is easy to put up and take down.

u/stjep · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/ksafrost · 1 pointr/overcominggravity

I wouldn't say that my doorways are that solid. If I were to try a pull up with the upper ledge of the doorway, it would creak and you could see it bend slightly... I just don't know what to do in that situation.

This kind of pull-up bar would not work

Been looking into these kinds of bars

Ceiling and Wall mounted pull up bars are even more expensive, and I know I cannot progress to where I want without a pull up bar.

Edit: Forgot to mention I live in a very rural town, more specifically my house is pretty much in a secluded woodsy area, and there are no playgrounds near.

I could try to use a tree for the rings, but I still would not have a pull-up bar.

u/rhondevu · 1 pointr/confession

OP, I want you to follow this routine:

It's all body weight fitness and you don't need any weights. What you'll need is fitness rings and a pull-up bar you can hang in the door way. Those two items are inexpensive and I think both items are 25-30. That routine takes about 45-1hr and it starts off light. If you use your knees, I would suggest getting a gym mat or use pillows.

But very important all this means nothing if you do not have a good diet consisting of lots of protein. And it also helps to walk/jog 30min a day.

If you have any questions, PM me. Sorry, I'm at work spitballing what I know.

Last, checkout r/bodyweightfitness

Wacces Exercise Fitness Gymnastic Rings $20

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up $12

u/patrick_okc · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

As /u/Beazer says, if you have rings and place to hang them, you're good. If you need a place to hang them, something like the setup in this video would get you a long way.
Here is the bar.
And here are some wooden rings. Have fun!

u/SkippingLeaf · 1 pointr/Fitness

This compression-mounted baby spans over 3 ft. With a sturdy metal frame I am able to chin with 195 lbs.

u/Flavikov · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well, personally strength training is a big thing for me when I work out, and being able to get a pullups, is just as exciting as getting 10 pullups.

This, is cheap, and can be used to train your biceps and triceps. Plus, you can use the bar for sit-ups as well.

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/smithysmitherson · 1 pointr/P90X

I had the same issue and I ended up getting this. It fits pretty much any door and easily supported my weight (230). It's also quite cheap :)

u/sirdudethefirst · 1 pointr/DIY

It's not very likely that your closet molding will hold the weight of a TV plus whatever you're planning on mounting the TV on.

What I would do is get 2 of these [exercise bars] ( (or similar) and make a mount for your TV to hang on both of them. Depending on how deep your door frame is you can even tilt it down a few degrees. The concept is based on this sort of mount.

The bars are going to be placed across the door frame, one higher than the other to allow for the TV mount to be hang on them.

If you're experienced enough to build your own mount for the TV, go for it (it can be a bit tricky especially if you want to tilt, rotate and reposition the TV), or you can get something cheap like the link above and use only the part for the TV and store the part that is bolted to the wall for when you can drill holes to the wall.

You can also use this sort of mount to mount it on the exercise bars.


Edit: more clarification.

u/yoodenvranx · 1 pointr/Fitness

A friend of mine bought it years ago and I then bought it from him. I don't know the manufacturer but it looks very similar to this:

I think those will only work on a wooden door frame because of the screws.

As OriginalSyn said: install it in the door you use most often and then do some pull ups every second or third time you use this door.

u/socceric17 · 1 pointr/Fitness

You should get a pull up bar! I just max out 1-2 times per day and play soccer 1/week and I look like this.

u/throwaway76-8 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Continuing with more specifics:

> And this is a post asking for help, which I have a habit of not doing.

Mate, asking for help is awesome - it gives you a lot of input from other folks, some of which might be useful. Btw, you're way ahead of me in that regard (I'd use that as a source of pride).

> I don’t really know where to start (other than looking at the sidebar) but I’m desperate and definitely in need of motivation and advice.

Looking at the sidebar is a good first step. But if you're prone to getting overwhelmed and stuck in analysis paralysis (I know I am), a good fallback strategy is to dump all your impediments and ask for advice. The community can help with organizing them and figuring out how to work around them.


  • making things easier: are you OK with the journey being long (but showing consistent and measurable progress)? That makes most strategies much easier. If not, list why not, and we can see if there are ways to gradually change your way of thinking on the matter.
  • When reading your post, it looks like the goal of getting fit is overwhelming. You list several impediments, concerns and areas where you feel you lack knowledge. If we can address those, the goal can become more manageable (you'll know more about it), and then a strategy can be created to start tackling it.

    >I’m tired of telling myself I’ll start tomorrow

    Can you start right now? Let's say with losing fat. What do you think you can do right now (within the next 30 minutes):

  • create a MyFitnessPal account
  • get/order a kitchen scale. Digital's great, but the cheapest shittiest analog one is still better than nothing.
    • not enough money right now? See when you'll have saved enough. Set an alarm to order it then. If you don't mind waiting 2-4 weeks for delivery, grab one for 10-15 bucks from (e.g. this one)
    • don't know where to buy one? I used cause I'm a finicky cheap bastard, but the local *-Mart should have 1g-resolution ones for 10-20 bucks
  • track the next meal you eat
  • calculate your TDEE, so you know what's a safe daily calorie target (general consensus: 500 kcal deficit)
  • take front and side pictures of yourself, so you can see how much you've progressed in the future

    If you can do at least the first, that's awesome - you've made progress. Trivial, but progress is progress. Next time you'll have one less impediment on your journey to getting fit. On the other hand, whenever you want more, you can continue with the meta-task of generating and tuning your strategy:

  • optional: add the calorie/weight data in a spreadsheet (e.g. Google, or beeminder), if MFP doesn't show you fancy graphs to motivate you
  • if you choose bodyweight fitness for exercise somewhere along the way, buy a pull-up bar or figure out what you could use for pull-ups. I use something similar to this $14 one. Bam! You've got all your exercise equipment ready.

    > I’m tired of feeling weak and waking up aching and depressed. Tired of binges, of fried food, of everything. I honestly feel like I’ve been wasting my life by not being physically well enough to enjoy the time I’ve been given so far and I want to change that. I’m at the point where something needs to change because there’s no point in me living like this anymore. I can’t fake anything anymore. My personality doesn’t match my body. I hate everything.

    Shit sucks, mate. But you can do it. If you've been sabotaging yourself, you can try with smaller and smaller goals, until you start making progress. You can gradually train your ability to put in more and more consistent effort into your goals (and start going for slightly larger goals), and you can get on your way to getting fit. The fact that you're making progress can be a source of motivation, and you can start feeling less unhappy. Then that stuff starts feeding on itself, like the downward spiral of depression, but in reverse.

    > I’m not sure where I’m going with this post other than ‘help.’ I’m looking for a friend or someone I can just talk to to help me get on track or at least help me start to figure out what to do.

    Right here for ya, pal.

    > I don’t know what a dead lift is.

    Starting Strength (the book) gives a lot of technical detail on the big compound exercises - squat, bench, deadlift, etc. Since StrongLifts was based on SS, let's see if they have something... Yup, the guy has full videos showing the big exercises, including the deadlift at 20:56 (the guy should've provided timestamps in the vid description, but whatevs). Related: the 'how to get started' section there seems very clear.

    > I don’t know what exercises are good for my body, as a beginner.

    The few exercises in SS/SL as far as I'm aware, but I'm a clueless guy and I'm just beginning the beginner routine in /r/bodyweightfitness. But let's see what the sidebar says:

  • beginners should go full-body for a while
  • examples of routines are shown in the linked resistance training section. These include SS, SL, a few other ones I have heard about, the BWF ones, and so on.

    My suggestion? If you've got access to barbells, go for SS/SL. SL looks nice, since it's got videos, a spreadsheets, free apps that tell you exactly what to do, etc. If you're like me and prone to postponing at the slightest chance of inconvenience, go for the BWF one. It's got fewer extras, but still got videos and form explanations, and doesn't require me to go to a gym.

    > I don’t know what cheap and healthy foods I should be eating.

    It seems like your priorities would be:

  • avoid malnutrition
  • lose fat
  • do not lose too much muscle


  • Avoiding malnutrition: get your RDA for macro and micronutrients. Too much research required? You betcha. Eat the usual crap you ate, but throw in a multivitamin just in case. Just the generic supermarket stuff.
  • Losing fat? Track calories, eat less than your TDEE.
  • Not losing muscle: eat enough protein. 0.82 g / lb of body weight is more than sufficient. Check out IIFYM as a nice continuation.

    But back to your original concerns:

  • cheap: when going on a caloric deficit, you have at least two goals:
    • get your daily calories cheap enough. Carbs (pasta, potatoes, etc) are the cheapest. But you also need your protein, in which case chicken and eggs are probably your best bet. I eat the deli slices shit, because I lack the willpower to invest time in cooking, but will be graduating to cooking skinless boneless breasts later.
    • get enough volume to not feel too hungry. Vegetables do a good job here, see what's a cheap filler - cucumbers, lettuce, carrots in my case. Fruit is great too, but watch out for the carbs/calories there.
  • healthy: lots of broscience and back-and-forth bullshit here. E.g. is a great source maintained by /u/silverhydra My current guidelines:
    • avoid trans fats. (Partially) hydrogenated vegetable oil; palm fat is also similar in effect.
    • saturated fats ain't that bad, but maybe still kinda bad. But I eat plenty of them at the moment.
    • dietary cholesterol largely has no influence on blood cholesterol. Which allows me to consume huge quantities of eggs (which are an excellent and cheap protein source)
    • nut fats are generally healthier (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, etc). Peanuts also happen to be cheap and high in protein, so they're a good cheap healthy snack to use to reach your daily calorie goals.
    • carbs - higher glycemic index ones are better (i.e. the ones that take longer to be digested). In practical terms, complex carbs and carbs in food with more fiber. Brown rice instead of white, brown bread instead of white, you get the picture. Whole fruit instead of juice and so on.
    • fiber. Keeps your digestive systems running better. 14 grams per 1000 kcal. Low on my priority list, but brown bread (and flax seeds) are a good source.

      But in general, just make the first step, and don't go into analysis paralysis. If you start getting weird symptoms, consult with a doctor.

      Still, the FAQ diet section describes a very good mindset for dieting, and dispels quite a few myths.

      To be cont'd.
u/Freedom_Fighter_0798 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I bought this one:

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up

Unfortunately it only fits up to 35 inches. It doesn't use any screws and so far it's been great for me. I was thinking maybe you could place something between the doorframe and the bar but I don't know if that would work. Hope you find something.

u/tootlintinker · 1 pointr/GripTraining

I would say the best pull up bar to use would be the one that extends and wedges itself between each side of the door frame like this. The one you're talking about would probably be fine because it spreads your weight across the architrave.

PS I'm glad to hear I've enlightened someone!

u/rolepolee · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I've used this for tons of body weight exercises because the only door frame in my place did not have space for the Iron Gym with all its extra stuff going on. It worked really well and has solid reviews. Take this with a grain of salt because I'm only 125 but I didn't use the brackets nor screws. Here

u/kerbuffel · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You'll probably want to look at bars that can be mounted to the actual doorway. I have this one. I've only used the friction setup, and I haven't done any lever work, but it comes with mounting brackets you can install into the doorway with screws to make sure it doesn't move at all.

u/awasteoftime · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I bought this and like it a lot. According to this review you can install it simply without having to do anything permanent to your door frame. I have the Iron Gym bar and it just doesn't fit my frame correctly.

u/Noob_Korean · 1 pointr/climbing

I only have length adjustable pull up bar

Can I still able to set up a hang board?

PS I can't drill holes in my apartment wall or adjust any building structure (this includes setting up a plywood support)

PPS, I can't get door frame pull up bar, because the door frames in my apartment is weird and there is no place to hang the pull up bar

u/Khoa-leanh · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You can work out without any equipment, like all bros here already said. But if you can, buy one of this pull up bar
It will save you alot of headache and a lot of time to set things up for pull up, row, etc.

u/SkinyFatBoi · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You can't even get a bar to hang on your door like this one or this one

u/velodev · 1 pointr/DIY

I don't see your pic, but have you considered one of these?
I bought one for 14$ back in 1999 and it still works great, used it in several different apartments and homes. 4 wood screws go into the door casing, 2 per side, and it's enough for my 200lbs to bang out 10 chinups at a time.

u/this_raccoon · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I guess it really depends on what your needs are. I only wanted to do some stuff I can't do at the gym, so I got one of these.


  • It's basically just a straight bar, so no angled grips and stuff.
  • The fact that the bar is actually in the doorframe can mess with your ROM.


  • You can put it up in seconds, literally, and take it off when you're done with it.

  • You can change its height in seconds too. I can't do real pull-ups so I do negatives, and I set the height of the bar a little over my head so I don't have to get a chair and jump off it. I also use the bar for hanging leg raises, incline push ups, bench dips (in this case, bar dips), inverted rows... anything that needs something stable to hang on to.
u/notusingathrowaway · 1 pointr/P90X

I have this pull up bar at home and I don't attach it to a door way, you don't need to use any screws either. You just have to twist it extremely tight until its real snug. The customer image on amazon is a great example on how you install it without a door frame.

u/dr_homunculus · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/0000GKP · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

>So I've been told I need a pull exercise (do I rly need a pull exercise), help?

Pull exercises are good for back strength. If you can spend $20 on a doorway pull up bar, that would allow you to do pull-ups and hanging leg or knee raises. Great for your back and abs.

u/sh6 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I weight in at 150 lbs and 5'10" and I've used mine without a problem. A smaller friend of mine, however found out that swinging on the bar can have some painful consequences. Here's the one I use: Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

You could probably find a better one but this is just the one they had at my local sporting goods store.

u/Vizen · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've been using the bar for probably 8 years now. It has really been a trooper.

u/dan820 · 1 pointr/Fitness

You can buy one of these doorway pullup bars from Amazon, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, basically any department store for about $30.

Very easy, works great.

u/Aust1e · 1 pointr/climbing

I bought the hangboard via craigslist, so I have no idea where you could get the hangboard itself. Everything else though you can get through Ace Hardware (or Lowes etc.) besides one of these

u/scr33ner · 1 pointr/GYM

I don’t think it’s worth it.

This was worth it though.

That pull up bar will work muscles better than that device (more muscles used = more caloric burn).

Chin ups work biceps & your back muscles.

Push ups with the bar works your chest/triceps.

You can also use it for tricep dips.

This was one of the best fitness buys I made.

Anyway, my 2¢.

u/squid1178 · 1 pointr/Frugal

Bulking is all about moving heavy objects. You can find heavy things anywhere, sometimes for free.

This set of dumbbells would be a good start for a small investment.

You can take a cheap yoga ball and fill it with water up to a weight that's heavy for you and use it for a lot of things. Then fill it up a little more every few workouts. Look up slosh ball exercises.

Call around to some local tire shops and see if you can find a large used tire to take home for free and use that for tire flips.

Make your own atlas stones

Resistance bands are cheap and can work well

The trusty iron gym you can find at WalMart

Single bags of sand or concrete are the best bang for your buck for heavy and cheap I'm not sure how durable sand bags are but you can try making some and using those for modified dumbbell exercises

You can also find great deals on used weight sets on craigslist which can sometimes get you a good sized set of plates, a bar and dumbbells. You can get a set of 1" plates and a bar and still do a lot of things with them without needing a bench. Typical used pricing for these is less than $0.25/lb so you're looking at $50 for 200lbs of weight.

u/maumacd · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm a big fan of things that you can set up, and then as you walk by them in your house like do a rep just because. Much better than free weights which as you said, just gather dust!

Pull up bar (that has other useful uses)

Gripper (Can use at your desk!)

listen to music while you exercise - regardless of what mp3 player you use Music makes workouts fun!

u/bdorn14 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I've got a pullup bar that hangs from the doorframe, haven't experiecned this myself yet. Been doing the RR/pullups, dips, rows, invert hangs ect. for almost a year now. Haven't experienced any doorframe cracking from that, just when I try doing fingertip grips/pullups on another frame. I've read a bunch of comments from people on here that are using a bar that screws into the frame. So that's one option, but based off of your post it sounds like you don't want to do that.

> Are there any (door frame) pull up bars that do not damage my door frame or the walls in any way?

If you're having an issue with the hanging bar, and don't want to put screws in your walls, I'd recommend investing (around $80-110 USD) in a power-tower which is basically a small station that you can do dips and pullups on.

u/gwillad · 1 pointr/Fitness

fwiw, pull up bars aren't terribly expensive. as long as you have a doorway with a lip, you should be good.

u/duffman13jws · 1 pointr/Fitness

Get yourself a pullup bar for your place, like an Iron Gym. Blast out a couple any time you go by it.

u/hypergolic · 1 pointr/crossfit

I use the iron gym in my apartment, works pretty well.

u/deburn81 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Here's the Amazon link. It has far less reviews than the one from Iron Gym, but I have both and the Perfect Pullup is much better construction, imo, plus you can close the door with it installed.

One of the things I didn't like with the Iron Gym was that you had to take it down if you wanted to close the door. It only takes a few minutes, but sometimes that can make a difference, especially if you just want to knock out a couple aka greasing the groove.

You also have the option of doing Australian pullups and standing rows which is great when you've maxed out on pullups for the time being, or if you have an SO or someone else who cant do pull ups.

I got mine from Dick's Sporting Goods and I think it was 20 bucks

u/Lightning14 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I recommend getting a pull up bar (it's great for pull-ups, chin ups, push ups) and doing 3 sets of this workout, with pull ups added in. Starting out, you won't be able to do all the reps recommended, but just find what your limit is and do that. As you get stronger then you can increase. This regimen got me into pretty good shape before I recently started going to a gym and doing Wendler 5/3/1. And as /u/requires_distraction said, read up on /r/bodyweightfitness.

Edit: Also, diet is just as important as exercise. Make sure you're getting about 1g of protein for each pound of body mass, and you can calculate your approximate caloric needs here. I don't know how much detail you want to go into in tracking your diet, but using myfitnesspal to track macronutrients and calories has done wonders for me. Lastly, consider supplementing with creatine. It's a very cheap supplement (4 month supply for $16 on amazon), and has been proven to provide more energy during workouts (resulting in more productive workouts) with practically no side effects, other than the need for increased water consumption during the first week of loading.

u/MrSamster911 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

pushups, hell yes. get yourself to the point where you can do at least 100

pullups are great as well. get a pullup bar, the one i linked is great, and lasts forever.

you should be able to do at least 10.

u/kaukev · 1 pointr/P90X

I'm sure there will be some repeat answers here:

i) I noticed weight loss after 3 weeks - I wasn't "fat" per say, but I had a little tire. With weight loss will come the definition in your arms, shoulders, chest, etc. (keep in mind that there is fat covering all of these areas to one extent or another) Then...if you work hard enough and follow the diet - the abs.

ii) I, too, started with the bands on the door. Hated it. You can get this: will do the trick and it's cheap. Never had a problem marring my door frame. I bought a "tower" set up though later on for ~$75.

iii) I've never used any of the Beachbody supplements. I've heard Shakeology is incredible, but I just use Whey Protein and take a daily multivitamin.

Long story short, eat clean and by phase II you'll be impressed.

u/Jewelzy · 1 pointr/xxfitness

The Iron Gym is decent and you can find it anywhere.

But after owning several pull up bars, I have to say the Perfect Multi-Gym is the best I've owned. It's more adjustable (I have very small door frames in this apartment, it's the only one that fits) and it's cushioned on all contact points. It hasn't left a scratch on my door frame or the wall above it.

u/recoombe · 1 pointr/Fitness

I suppose if you had a sturdy door frame, but a pullup bar is fairly cheap.

u/Baron_Rogue · 1 pointr/weightroom

Just so you know, CVS and other pharmacies sell doorway pull-up bars for $20 in their miscellaneous sections. Amazon has them for slightly more. I have one and it works like a charm.

u/CandiedColoredClown · 1 pointr/Fitness

i just did tons of negatives and I have the Iron Gym pull up bar

i was around 250 when i started as well, i couldnt even hold on to the bar. Just keep doing them negatives.

I can now do 5 consecutive pull ups, but I also weight 180 now.

u/GloryFish · 1 pointr/loseit

I love this bad boy. So convenient and you can do a lot with it.

u/Karnadas · 1 pointr/loseit

Someone posted pictures of it damaging parts of the doorframe. I've had no issues with mine, and I see almost nothing but positive reviews so idk. Maybe extra padding like a washcloth to be safe? Either way that looks to be one of the best and most portable on Amazon. Good luck!

u/roflmustard · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

BB Pullovers

These are pretty good at hitting your lats.

You could also buy one of those pullup bars and just hang it in a doorway, alternatively. You can also do pullups on a smith machine with the bar locked at the highest point.

As for the creatine, it's up for you. It's not like it would hurt or anything. But then again, it's not necessary, either.

In regards to the routine - I don't know if you would need to do forearm work or calves everyday. Some people don't even work their forearms directly until after they have been working out for awhile, since they receive work during deadlifts (and pullups, though, as you mentioned you are unable to do). It also says to do either bench press or dips....Though dips can work your chest if you lean forward, I would definitely opt for bench.

By the way, what the hell kind of gym does not have a pull up bar???

u/SgtOScrotBags · 1 pointr/Fitness

You need to bulk. If you don't have access to to the gym do pullups/chinups, and dips to start. Eventually when you get better and stronger, start using weight.


Dip Belt for using weight:

You're too skinny right now.

u/Kopiok · 1 pointr/AskReddit

These things are pretty boss, if you have sturdy door frames. Since he already works out mostly at the gym I assume he doesn't really need the weights. This is good for in the mornings, or in between trips to the gym.

u/sharxattack · 1 pointr/ftm

My thoughts exactly; I have an Iron Gym, and it is by far the single best purchase of my life; you can do wide-arm pull ups, close-arm pull ups, chin ups, palm-facing pull ups, stick them in a doorway for sit ups/crunches, dips, modified pushups/planks... The possibilities are endless. And you can move it to wherever you want to go, which is another benefit that you don't get with a regular bar that you have to fix in place.

My personal opinion is that the human body was designed to get in shape on its own and also develop a level of muscle that correlates to its own bodyweight; equipment is nice and all (especially for those hard-to-work-out areas like lats), but bodyweight exercises are hands-down my favorite kind of workout. Other equipment is superfluous.

The same goes for supplements/powder; if you eat a good diet with enough protein in it (especially things like nuts and eggs; those are pretty much the food of all good muscle), the supplements become sort of just an added expense. Sure, they help you get built super quickly, but why bother? Why not just have a good diet? Just my opinion; I'm a big fan of all-natural.

Now if anyone has any tips to get rid of this damned beer gut... It seems I do cardio and ab workouts like none other and this fucker still refuses to let go of my abdomen.

u/donnie0darko0 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/jetsuo · 1 pointr/Fitness

As brandon7s stated, the Iron Gym variety seems to be the most popular.

phrak's suggestion sounds good too

u/How_can-iDoit · 1 pointr/P90X

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

I have it and it works for every exercise you'll do. You can also use it for push-ups, dips, and sit-ups/crunches. No nails just assemble the bar like it says on the instructions, and set on the door's top frame/trim.
Seems weird at first but it works. In Tony's voice I highly recommend it.

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

u/kevlar00 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Pulling work: rows, pullups, front lever, etc.

This is $30 and is literally all the equipment you need to progress for a long time, but if $30 is really too much, use a table or put a board between two things about 3ft off the ground and do row/lever progressions on that.

u/AngelicBabyGirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This and this looks fun! :3

This is also great for cooling off after a workout!

u/dreuchdail · 1 pointr/Fitness


Ultimate Body Dip Press Stand - $103

  • Dips
  • Inverted Rows
  • Bunch of other stuff like handstand work.

    30 lb Kettle Bell - $30
  • Can do basically any one handed dumbbell exercise.
  • Can add weights to squats, sit ups, dips(with a strap or something), pull ups, chin ups, whatever really, just be creative.
  • Kettle bell-specific exercises(There are a lot more).

    Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar - $30
  • Chin ups.
  • Pull ups.
  • Random other stuff(pushing, situps, dips, crunches, etc...)

    This is a decent starter kit for about $163 bucks with free shipping. Allows you to do a lot of different exercises and a lot of different routines. You'll be able to get all around fit and healthy for sure with some dedication, good routines, and a good diet.

    In terms of muscle mass gains, it won't exactly get you massive. No 40 inch biceps or anything crazy. However, you can add quite a bit of muscle mass and strength with this kit and a body weight routine.

    Body weight training and kettle bell training are very effective and a lot of people have had success with them. It's geared towards more functional fitness rather than purely aesthetics though. Not really what everyone would want, but it's cheap, effective, and portable.
u/transcensionist · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

To start out you should be able to do everything without equipment except rows. You can try using an edge of a table but personally I found this really strained my hands. Maybe I wasn't doing it right. You could also try a (sturdy!) broom handle between two chairs. I did this with an aluminum broom and bent it in half. Today I use my kids' swingset with my wife's trx straps.

When you advance to pull-ups consider picking up the iron gym pull-up bar. It's inexpensive and easily attaches to and removes from a doorway, so long as your doorway has a piece of molding across the top.

Dips will also be tough. You could try the corner between some counter tops but I found this tough. I use two chairs. It was pretty sketchy until I started to build the strength to stabilize myself on them. It's still somewhat sketchy. Here's a video from the other day - nsfw-ish, have my shirt off, though I'm a guy :).

u/growingupsux · 1 pointr/Fitness

Less than 3 pounds, can be disassembled to fit in a suitcase.

u/UCB1984 · 1 pointr/P90X
u/Trom · 1 pointr/P90X

Just how wide are your doorframes? Would an Iron Gym suffice at all?

If not, see if there's anything outside you can grab onto/safely hang on. It's most likely going to be a hassle until you find a solid solution, but you can always press pause when the time comes for pullups and run out to find your ghetto pullup bar.

u/LewisMogridge · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Regarding pullup alternatives, it is very difficult to mirror the exercise. You really ought to see if you can get something like this. Its a bad exercise to leave out.

u/BrawndoTTM · 1 pointr/masseffect

210 at 6'5" is really pretty good. But if you want to get faster/stronger I'd recommend pull ups instead of push ups. I'd recommend getting one of these. If you are finding yourself having difficulty assuming control over your grip on the bar, you can grab a pair of these to help with that.

u/BaconCat · 1 pointr/Fitness

If I were to get one now, I'd get one like this that uses tension, rather than screws to keep it in.

u/commodore84 · 1 pointr/P90X

Do you not have door frames? I have this pull up bar which is only $22. It's hard to do back exercises without a pull up bar or resistance bands. I would get it and use a chair. You'll surprise yourself with what you can do in a few weeks' time.

u/snowclimber · 1 pointr/alpinism

Maybe not absolute max effort, but try hard. The important thing is to do the assessment in a way that's repeatable so you can track your progress later.

They sell pullup bars that fit your doorway and you don't have to mount or screw into your wall for $16 on Amazon. I'm not saying buy this exact one, but just as an example, look at this one:

u/talahrama · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

It's SO helpful to have a community here that I can talk to about running or general fitness stuff. I go on and on so much to my family and friends that I need to actually consciously rein it in so I don't seem like a nut or self-absorbed. I'm very grateful. And I'm looking forward to hearing tomorrow how you kicked pull-up ass!

I started doing leg lifts! Abdomen hurts, B- experience. For pull-up bars (I saw you mentioned on the BW thread), as long as you have a door jamb, you can get something like this, which is what I have. Super convenient, sturdy, easily tossed in a closet when you're done using it.

Good luck with those cookies. I believe in you. If you need help, you can just send 'em to me and I'll take care of them for you.

u/HustlerPornabc · 1 pointr/normalnudes

yea man, I dont have the body of a god by any means, and I dont go to the gym. But I do have a weight bench, a curl bar, some dumbells, and I bought one of those door frame pull up bars off amazon. I go HAM with those whenever I can. Also, I try to eat healthy. One thing I do is take frozen fruit from the grocery store, put it in a blender with a banana, milk, and some protein isolate. Also, do planks and other ab workouts. Seriously a guy with your build you'll start seeing a little more ab definition in a few weeks and when you start seeing that it's really exciting!
EDIT - this is the one I bought, I love the damn thing

u/jasonfifi · 1 pointr/swoleacceptance

yeah, it goes in any door frame.

it looks exactly like this, but all black.

u/arbetman · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have thin plastic tubing (for electrical wires) for my doorframes. Won't hold anything, but I screwed a small wooden plank on the top. A pullup bar now works perfectly.

One like that, would be the cheapest option.

u/Untiedshoes · 1 pointr/Aerials

I have this pull up bar The cushioning on the sides of the bar sit against the sides of the door frame, and the top plastic bar sits on top of your door frame. A small metal clip slides between the back of the top door moulding and the wall. The clip keeps it all in place. I haven't had my bar very long, but unless you are really bouncing off the thing, I highly doubt it will do any damage. May get some marks from the foam resting against the door frame, but that can be fixed with a magic eraser/paint. Worst case, the clip may dig into the door moulding, but unless your landlords are walking around with a stool and checking a few inches on the very top of the door moulding where it sits flush with the wall, I think you'll be fine.

u/poop-in-the-tub · 1 pointr/pics

Somebody needs to tell Mustang that he doesn't need to bend over backwards for a good upper-body workout.

u/EZMONEYSNIP3R · 1 pointr/Fitness

I mean i'm sure your back receives some benefit from push ups because it's a body weight exercise, but no i don't think they'll help much as it's mainly for chest.

had that when i was younger and it was great, lasted for years until i moved and got rid of it.

u/energexer · 1 pointr/AskMen

Consider getting him one of these because it was cheap and relevant as the conversations have been going:

Much cheaper on EBay IIRC

u/spikebaylor · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Oh thats a different kind of bar. Mine is more like this. The bar itself will sort of push into the door frame so can do dmg.... i just out socks on the end.. its enough to stop any wear and tear

u/juranomo · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Yes. The one in referring to distributes your weight two both sides of the doorway. One point of contact sits above the threshold while the other points of contact are on each side of the opposite side.

If that doesn't make sense here's a link: Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

u/NarcissaMalfoy · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

I got [one of these for six bucks] ( which you just pop up when you want to use it. I was dubious (which is why I didn't buy it new) but it's fantastic. (The one I got looked brand new, which happens a lot with fitness equipment. People buy it and then don't use it.)

I wrote to [Dana Jeri Maier] ( who is an illustrator whose work has just a great biting humor to it. I follow her on Go Comics and Instagram and I really admire all aspects of her work. I think I may make it a goal to write a "fan letter" once a week in the next round. It's an interesting way of expressing gratitude for people's work and finding connection.

u/eaglessoar · 1 pointr/Fitness

This seems to be recommended in the thread on the front page about pull ups:

u/thedannmann · 1 pointr/spartanrace

AH. in THAT case:

That guy is clutch. Doesn't damage the door/walls. Get up to doing as many pulls up as you can in the AM and as many chin ups as you can in the PM.

u/vampirewknd · 1 pointr/Fitness

Get a belt for weighted dips/chins

Pull up bar

Kettlebell (start off somewhat light, not sure where you're at in terms of strength).

u/FuckingDoily · 1 pointr/startbodyweight
u/stinkycatfish · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is popular at /r/bodyweightfitness.

u/ktt4186 · 1 pointr/loseit

If you can, get some pull-up assist bands like the ones here and pick up a pull-up bar for your door frame like this one

Lat pulls will help, but since they aren't really training the exact movement, you will still struggle with pull-ups. Getting the first pull-up is the hardest as you are trying to figure out the motion and the coordination. Also, training negative pull-ups will help. Use a chair or jump up and then slowly lower yourself down.

Good luck on your quest for pull-ups!

u/tapehisss · 1 pointr/Fitness

not sure, i rent too and i use one that pushes on the door frame, just like this one

haven't seen any damage yet with moderate use while weighing from 150-180

u/derek121314 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have this bar for my door and it works very well

u/Thomaskingo · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Rings: well gymnastics rings typically comes with straps to easily hang and adjust them. The only real choice is whether you want them in wood or plastic (I prefer wood. It just feels better in my hands). Gymnastics rings are so simple in design and concepts, that I'd hazard the assumption that quality is mostly the same. Just find a cheap pair on Amazon.

Pull up bar:
I would personally prefer one, that is fixed in the ceiling, but many use the one, which is supposed to be put up on a door frame satisfyingly.

Look around for the best deals. The ones I've listed are just cursory searches.with rings and pull up bares you can do all sorts of rows, push ups, dips, pull ups and lots of other stuff.

u/david-w-144 · 1 pointr/homegym

Stick with the gym.

Figure out what kind of lifting you want to do (powerlifting, bodybuilding, strongman), if you like lifting, or if you go at all.

Also check out r/bodyweightfitness -- push-ups, squats, pull-ups, etc can be very effective as a complete beginner or for days you can't make it to the gym. I think there is a recommended routine floating around.

Something like this would be a decent addition to your home setup. And a skipping rope for conditioning.

u/KeronCyst · 1 pointr/Exercise

I do not like push-ups anyways because they crush the wrists, and I'm very efficiency-minded, too. You only have two things to buy:

  1. a thick (yoga?) mat (unless you already have one, or have a thickly carpeted floor)
  2. an Iron Gym for pull-ups (believe me, this awesome tool is worth every penny for spinal decompression alone)

    Do these whole-body exercises to hit every single muscle core in your body:

  • planks (this video shows many kinds, but just plank #1 is all you need; the rest are for variation if you get bored) – hold the pose for just one minute (if you have low back pain, you can also try wall planks, though these are not for strengthening)
  • pull-ups on the Iron Gym (gradually work your way up to 10 pull-ups within 10 minutes over the months)
  • reverse sit-ups (this is just an example; you can play around with how/whether you bend your legs at all)
  • run in place on the mat for 50-100 steps (very little movement; no need to lift your legs wildly), for cardio between reps of the above exercises (just pick 1 a day; you don't need to do all 3), and you will eventually be super-buff in <10 minutes a day!

    Warning: this is an exhausting exercise regime (it's as close as you can get to your magical workout), but it takes very little time per day. Do it just before you shower each night so you can get the sweat off quickly if you prefer. I need to exercise more as well (and I really, really, really dislike sweat, lol). Maybe we can be accountability partners in our weekly regimes! Lastly, other than the running/whatever you'd like to do for cardio, none of these motions should be quick. Take your time.
u/rhinofinger · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas
u/milenmic · 1 pointr/tall

Dude, ever heard of putting something under the bar? I was too weak to do deadlifts with any weight on the bar, so no 45lbs plates to lift the bar to the correct hdight (for average people). What did I do? I grabed a case of beer, the plastic kind that you use to carry returnable glass bottles, stacked a couple of plates on top of that and went at it, As I got stronger, I started using weight, and thus removing plates from the stack. I'm still far from strong, but now I use 25lb plates and just stack 3 45's on the ground. Soon I'll be at 45lb plates and 1 plate on the ground to lift the bar to a correct height for me. Do the same!
As for chin-ups/pull-ups, there are bars that you put in a doorway, workout and then you can easily remove them

Stop making excuses and just go, or live with the body you have now.

u/SmellsLikePoor · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/svb688 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Has anyone successfully installed a pull-up bar one of these to a skinny door frame like this one? Pic If yes, how did you do it? The pull up bar keeps slipping off of the thin door frame.

u/monkd · 1 pointr/AskMen

there is no lack of place to do pullups

but I love my Iron Gym for doorway pullups.

u/Cant-Find-Username · 1 pointr/AskMen

I have this one. It rests on the top of the frame and pushes on the front. feels pretty sturdy, but I'm not very heavy.

u/averagetoabs · 1 pointr/Fitness

So, you have a couple of options here. I presume you don't want to have to buy gym equipment, but just know that if you buy used you can get a squat rack, barbell and some weights for a couple hundred buck. If you do that, you'll have a much easier time. Learn the squat, deadlift and overhead press, and that will provide an amazing foundation for you.

If you really can't do that, then at least invest a chinup bar. Something like this It's like 20 bucks. If you have that, you can start with a basic program of pushups, chinups, and bodyweight squats. For chinups and squats, try to build up to 3 sets of 30 with a minute rest in between.

Once that gets too easy, try making the exercise more difficult. Put your feet up on the coach for pushups. Work up to a one armed pushup. For bodyweight squats, try doing a bulgarian split squat

As for chinups, depends on your body weight, but i'd say once you can do 3 sets of 12 with a minute rest in between, you're probably in pretty good shape.

Do those 3 exercises 3 times a week.

u/EfPeEs · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Mostly just your own body weight. Very little else is required.

You do need some way of doing pull exercises, but that can be found anywhere. You can throw a towel over a tree branch. Or you can buy [a bar to hang over a door] (

u/tabassman · 1 pointr/Fitness

Having a pull-up bar is amazing! You can leave it up and bust out a few reps whenever you damn well please. Have a minute before work? Jump on the bar and kill some time. Your date taking too long with foreplay? Blast out a few reps on the bar to get things going. Truly the duct tape of the fitness world.

u/Therealcodyg · 1 pointr/keto

> onederland

That's awesome.

>Do you do most of your workouts at the gym or home?

I do most toning at home now, with a few visits a week to the gym for sauna, treadmill when weather is bad. Otherwise, the pull-up bar goes up in the morning for a few sets and then again in the evening for a few sets. Other than that it goes into the closet.

The bar I have is here, pretty cheap for the amount of work I have done with it.

u/Animostas · 1 pointr/AskWomen
u/blckhl · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/hawaiizach · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Depending on the layout of your apartment, if you have doors near each other within hammocking distance you can use this:

While it is made for pull ups, it holds fine (speaking from experience). I am 200lbs and it has worked, you will need two of them though. Then just attach your slap straps to it.

u/JamesJuggernogg · 1 pointr/gainit

Here this one you just let it hang from the doorway it's built so it won't fall.

u/Super_Zac · 1 pointr/Fitness

People who have that home pull up bar that uses leverage against your door frame, is it normal to hear a lot of creaking in the frame? I'm worried the trim is going to get ripped off so I don't want to use it...
This is the kind of bar I'm talking about:

u/s1403 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Try bodyweight exercises, especially Hindu squats, pushups and pullups. Been doing these for years and they've kept me fit and very strong.

For pullups, I now use the Iron Gym pullup bar. My hands are dry and callused, so for Hindu pushups I use weightlifting gloves (like these) so that my hands don't slip.

No other equipment is required. These are zero impact exercises and so you don't have to worry about disturbing people downstairs from you.

EDIT: please be careful starting these exercises, especially squats. I remember when I first started several years ago my legs were very sore the first few days, and had a tough time sitting down or standing up, getting into or out of my car, etc. So start with perhaps 20 squats/5 pushups/1 pullup per day and then gradually build it up.

u/Ali2475 · 1 pointr/teenagers

1.) buy this

2.) do 12-15 pullups, 40-50 pushups, and 30 squats a day, for a month

Obviously you'll have to work up to those numbers, but once you're there you'll be perfectly okay with going to the gym haha

u/Dtigers35 · 1 pointr/gainit
u/Shut_Up_And_Train · 1 pointr/bjj

Got you. But yeah the best way to do pullups is by pulling up. These are awesome and you can do complete workouts that are only body weight. If your shoulders are hurting definitely stretch it and tissue smash it with a lacrosse ball. The joe rogan podcast with kelly starrett talks about the lacrosse ball smashing and i've tried it on myself as well. It works extremely well

u/tach · 1 pointr/Fitness

I was thinking something like this, which won't need installation work.

I have no experience with resistance bands.

u/Un_focused · 1 pointr/Fitness

This kind of bar sits on the doorframe and does significantly less damage. Just don't be too ballistic because it can slide around and I have knocked it off the doorframe at least once by pulling at weird angles.

u/IndustrialEngineer · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/splendidtree · 1 pointr/Fitness

Well P90X has it down, but if you don't have it (or can't, you know, acquire it), then the one thing my girlfriend (kinesiology/Athletic Training grad student) said that's best for working on overall back strength is a pull up bar. For lower back, try stuff like this (and the video), this, and this (from P90X).

u/elzeardclym · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

If you get something like this, which is extremely common now, you can hang it when you need it and take it down when you don't.

u/jnauman · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have the same problem. I live in an apartment so no drilling into the doorways and no room for the full stand.

I got the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar ( without really thinking I had wide doorways. I looked to get extenders for it but they have been unavalible on amazon for months now. :/ (

u/cfaaccount1234325153 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Ha. "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."

But really, I have no idea what that thing is all about. I looked at the owners manual and it seems to have a lot of different functions, but nothing that's really that relevant to bodyweight workouts. The lat pulldown feature is relevant if you can't get a pullup, but I think everything else, you can do without equipment. Consider just getting something like this. Doesnt require installation. Maybe something like this as well.

u/EmeryXCI · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am so sorry to hear that you were affected by that tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

You may sort my priorities. I dislike how anything with "medium" priority appears as if it has not been prioritized at all. I have only completely sorted through my default wishlist and ranked everything from highest to lowest. I have several wishlists. In the others I have simply marked the items of highest priority.

I am currently overweight (shocker, most of America is) and really need to get in shape. This would help me do that, and in turn greatly improve my life not only now, but in the long run.

Thank you for the contest. :) I hope that you get your debit card soon!

u/therm0pyle · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Sorry, missed that somehow.

I'm assuming that the issue with the pullup bar is the hard parts, correct? This one, for example, has the hard bar and then other areas are padded: ( )

Any chance of picking up some foam or something to attach to the hard bar and avoid damaging the wood that way?

u/Still_Wind · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Your training will make you strong. Pull up bar will make me strong

u/daemonpie · 1 pointr/Wellington

If you haven't find a suitable one, maybe one of these could be a possibility?

u/saladpower · 1 pointr/bikewrench

Iron Gym pull up bar - the horizontal handles that stick out can be used to stick your frame on and work on your bike in the doorway. I've been using mine for a year or two. Plus, it's a pull up bar.

u/cultivating_mass · 1 pointr/Fitness

This website (and this program) is frequently used by beginners to train for a 5k. Also, most parks have jungle gyms with bars or just a metal bar to do pull ups. If you have the money, a home pull up bar works extremely well.

u/celticfan008 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Here's what i did. Get an Iron Gym Pull Up bar And just try and push out a few pull-ups, crunches, and push ups whenever you can. Its what i did and I'm really liking it, (though I've kind of fallen off the horse a bit) Start small, then slowly build up other things.

u/chrismowgli · 1 pointr/Fitness

do you have a tree you can do pull ups off of? Find a sturdy branch, throw a towel over it, grab it and do pull ups/chin ups. Thats what i can think of if you have no equipment.

you could buy this too:

u/jackaloper · 1 pointr/climbing

I'm nervous about your door mounting system. Something like this is what most people use and seems safer:

u/papahance · 1 pointr/Fitness

Just read up on the frequency method; looks perfect for me. My birthday is on Wednesday and I'm asking for one of these, so I'll be able to do chins and pull-ups whenever.

u/dontforgetpants · 1 pointr/Fitness

Seems like a good plan if your schedule won't allow for consistent gym time. I would recommend getting a removable pull-up bar like this rather than a screw-in one, if you don't already have a bar, and then get a ring set that you can hang off of it for your lying-down rows (and dips!). Also, if you have the money to spare, you can do a lot with an adjustable dumbbell set - lots of upper body isolation work obviously, but also things like dumbbell snatches, lunges, bulgarian split squats, single leg deadlifts, etc.

u/bobthebobofbob · 1 pointr/Fitness

Have you looked into one of the removable ones like this? You could just throw it up and do a set then take it down. That's what I used to do when I had one. I only weighed like 160lbs when I used it though so I don't know how much I would really trust it now.

u/miaret · 1 pointr/UIUC

sell yours on craigslist and acquire the following:

"somewhere to go to get out of the house, during the summer."
specifically to do pullups? o.o that strikes me odd, but different strokes, I guess.

u/eviltoiletpaper · 1 pointr/keto

This is a good cheap option for home pull ups, been using one for over two years now:

u/OuchMyBrain · 1 pointr/Fitness

> That and its hard for me to practice straight pullups since I lack a bar outside of a gym, and doing 3-1x5 looks pretty lame :(

  1. For $22, you can have your very own pull up bar in your bedroom. It will also allow you to do a handful of other exercises too.
  2. Who cares what 3-1x5 looks like? Are you going to improve by doing 0x1-5?
u/d1deonly · 1 pointr/Fitness

will it fit my 35 and a little inch door?, i had the iron gym one and it did not fit.

u/shenaniganns · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you have $30 to spare, workout bar, fits on your door frame.

u/Plant_41 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I realize it's getting late, so I really hope someone is still here that can help! Thanks in advance!!

I want to start doing the recommended routine in the Bodyweight fitness /r/. I'm a complete newbie 100% and I don't know how to do any of stretches/exercises included in the routine, however I have no problem learning. I have some questions regarding it, tho.

1)) Is there a newbie "recommended routine"? I see there is an intermediate routine, so is there a even more, basic one?

2)) I realize I do the workouts every other day. One day do the routine, the next day rest, one day do the routine, then rest, etc. Currently I run lightly every day for 30 minutes. Should I stop running completely because it would hurt my progress? Or is it okay if I run on my "days off"?

3)) Do I have to eat any differently? That might seem really, REALLY stupid to some of you, but I'm genuinely curious. Right now, if I continue my running and eat the way I do, I will lose weight. If I continue that, yet still do the recommended routine, will I not benefit at all? Must I eat at a surplus while on the routine if I want to gain muscle? (If so, is there any sort of cheat sheet in regards to what I should eat?)

4)) The routine needs me use a pull up bar and exercises that are called dipps (whatever those are?) I don't have a pull up bar at home but I'm interested in buying one. Any recommendations? Would one like this work?


u/gonewild9676 · 1 pointr/BdsmDIY

Is there an access panel to an attic or anything else in the ceiling? How about air vents? You can pull the panel up/down/whatever and put eyelets in sideways into the ceiling joists. When you leave you just remove the eyelets and nobody is going to notice the holes. Not good for suspensions, but good enough for restraint.

For the hanging key you can try 3M command adhesive. You put them up and they stick, and then you pull the adhesive the right way and it magically comes off with no damage.

If you have windows you can try an expansion rod, though that might damage the window. There are door frame pull up bars you can try, like this thing:

u/fatalbinoninja · 1 pointr/fatlogic

Dooo it! It's such a fun thing to see yourself getting better at. I used this one for the longest time and really enjoyed it.

u/hoogityboogitiesRIP · 1 pointr/adderall
u/nthiogen · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I hung these rings on this pull up bar mounted in a door frame for well over a year of regular use. All still 100% usable. The pullup bar's spongy center grips are starting to fall apart (again, after over a year of pull ups and weighted pull ups), but the rings and straps look brand new. Highly recommend both.

u/boxidea · 1 pointr/Fitness

Weight bench:



Additional plates (45 lb):

Pull up bar:

I actually bought the dumbells at Walmart. They had a better price at the time.

That was enough equipment to get me up and running for all the exercises that I like to do.

u/occamsracer · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/autorock23 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have this. It rules. You can set it up anywhere with no tools. Plus, it allows you to go inverted, which you can't do on a door mounted bar. No kipping though, as the legs aren't long enough to keep the rig upright.

u/CheeseSandwich · 1 pointr/P90X

I bought a folding pull up bar from Amazon, which works well enough as long as it is placed on a non-slip surface.

It might look flimsy but it is made of lightweight and extremely strong aluminum.

I switched to this unit because it could accommodate bench and squat presses:

It is not portable, of course, but I have a permanent gym downstairs and it saves on space.

u/johnny-max · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You don't want a pull up bar? Either of these work for you? If not you could search for outdoor pull up bar or free standing pull up bar.

u/TheNaturalGuy · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

My preference would be something like a pullup stand that can be moved out of the way if need be. I may not keep this house for a long time, so if I sell in the future, I don't want to have to worry about removing anything that is semi-permanent.


Here is a link to a pullup stand that I found, but the reviews mention that it's very wobbly. Are there any suggestions for similar stands, maybe a wider, taller one?

u/that1ndnguy · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/Aarenas52 · 1 pointr/hoggit

Ohhh its a dip bar. the other one is a pull up bar. you said bottom of it so i was looking towards the floor lol.

u/qes · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have a cheap, but reliable recumbent bike:

I think I'd recommend jumping rope, jogging, or doing some HIIT over a recumbent bike, though.

For strength:
A door frame pull up bar:
Push up handles:
Set of adjustable dumbbells:

A weight vest or belt, something to add weight to body weight exercises like pull ups, dips, and push ups. These can get spendy (, but are a good way to continue progressive overload on body weight exercises.

A bench with incline/decline and leg raise/ham curl piece on the end.

u/p90xnoob · 1 pointr/Fitness

Also, the Lifeline USA Pullup Revolution can help you do assisted pull ups along with doing negatives. I also have the Iron gym pullup bar. They work great together.

u/CocktailJohnny · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Unfortunately I can't answer you, so I'm gonna be rude and steal your thread a bit with a similar question.

I'm gonna by a chin up bar in the likes of Iron Gym and some rings to hang on the bar, mainly for dips and inverted rows. Does anybody else have a similar setup? Is it safe? And where is the optimal place on the bar to hang the rings from?

u/Gibbo3771 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've got this type of bar and if you get some of these and use it to pad out the ends that lean against the door, you won't get any marks.

u/shatheid · 1 pointr/Fitness

Everything you said is correct, but just for others who read this, they now make ones that come out from the door and allow the full range of motion:

An example:

I don't have one, but that's what I've been looking at. Seems like a pretty wide grip though, and I'm not sure if you'd be able to do chinups on it or not. It looks like your shoulders/traps might hit the handles on the sides.

u/licorice_straw · 1 pointr/Fitness

Not to be a debbie downer, but I had one of these:

and it ended up damaging my door. I weigh 220 and was using it quite a bit, had some splintering on the wood.

u/TheGallow · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here, use one of these

It doesn't put stress on the frame, but rather the wall itself. Your gf might be thinking of the ones that install like a shower curtain rod.

u/raiseup151z · 1 pointr/

The main thing is to make exercising convenient for you. If you want to go to a gym ..then make sure it is next to your house or work. But personally I think gym is helpful if you have a partner (that's the biggest motivation) But if you don't want to pay monthly & drive waste gas to get to the gym ....just buy some dumbbells, Iron Gym Pull up bar, & put on some you-tube videos like this one.

You'll get motivation ...start eating right....start reading up on the right foods...& make a list of your fitness goals...Always track your shit. Just remember it doesn't matter that your working out 2 hours just matters that you do something...anything at all.

u/stoaster · 1 pointr/sex

Dunno if it's just a joke about you're username of if you really are interested in working your arms.

If you are interested, push-ups mostly work your chest and I think back/shoulders to an extent. For biceps/triceps you just need a dumbbell or something. Getting a pull up bar can really help a lot too. I have and definitely suggest this.

u/vegetablesactivated · 1 pointr/Fitness

My SO is 6'3" so we got a raised pull up bar. He really prefers it and I can reach the shorter bar. It did leave a little divot on the door frame but it's not that bad. Be sure to measure your door frame and the trim before you order anything.

u/Precisionist174 · 1 pointr/wrestling

I had this one for a while:

It's elevated which is nice, and extremely sturdy, and if you don't want to order it off the internet, I think Big5 and other fitness stores usually carry them. I had one but I traded it with a friend and bought a new one that isn't elevated and I wish I had bought the elevated one. Well worth the money.

u/emd9629 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I don't find them any harder, but that could be due to the type of bar I have

u/court12b · 1 pointr/homegym

I really like this one it gets your face away from the door frame and gives you a bit more clearance from the floor.

u/Thibpyl · 1 pointr/Fitness

I had olympic weights with a rack and bench for over a decade, but I rarely used them. Even after I started using them regularly I never made as many gains as I did with a pull up bar and resistance bands. Going from 0 dead hang pull ups to many without a resistance band is a wonderful feeling! Seeing great progress in very short time is such a great motivator. I used the following progressions in combination with the pull up bar and resistance band, as needed.

u/spaceman1spiff · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Go Fit Elevated Chinup Bar. You'll love the extra foot of clearance it gives you over all the other bars.

u/fishermensballs · 1 pointr/keto

that's what it was! There's only been a few gentlemen of our size on here and I'm pretty sure it was you that I commented back and forth with.

I haven't really done much with fasting. There's been a day here or there I didn't eat much because I felt full and all, but that was an accident I guess? How's it going for you?

My first goal was 100 pounds in a year. So far i've dropped 97 and have 20 more days! Started a body weight exercise routine a few weeks ago. If that looks like your kind of thing and since you're tall, check out one of these.

Signing up for the gym on the 28th and the next goals to be able to bench my body weight. Haven't really looked at /r/ketogains yet, but that's my next stop!

u/algar32 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

> rings

Also, with regarding rings, would a bar like this that sticks out make it easier? I think I could get away with it with something like this

u/Champ_Sanders · 1 pointr/Fitness

A bit of a follow-up question. How safe are door frame pull-up bars?

I can't put any screws into the wall, and something like This on amazon. Can it fall off easily?

u/timbergling · 1 pointr/bodybuilding
u/drewba · 1 pointr/Fitness

Can someone reassure me that I'm not going to tear my pullup bar off the door frame? The door frame is sturdy and I've double/triple checked for studs. I'm still terrified that I'm going to fall mid pullup.

u/ddj116 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Yep they are great and are not permanently attached to anything -- I highly recommend this one for under $30

u/Clevelandhitch · 1 pointr/homegym

ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym
Or check Craigslist.

u/Callate_La_Boca · 1 pointr/progresspics

This one
ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym

Try on a door in an out of the way location, so a little banging won't show up. Also, put a hand towel between the bar and the wood. Do pull ups nice and slow.

u/Scary_Mulignan · 1 pointr/Fitness

awesome! I'm assuming the one in your photo is the same as this one on Amazon?

u/Joonami · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I'm not sure of the brand, but I got it at a sporting goods store. It is easily removable because part of it rests on the wall above the inside of a door frame and the other part braces against the molding on the outside of the doorway. Not just one of the tension ones that spreads between sides of the doorframe!

It's a lot like this one!

u/DdangerWu · 1 pointr/Fitness

id recommend getting that. You can probably find it a tad cheaper but 30 bucks is around the price range. I recommend doing the wide grip and the furthest parallel grip. start by doing every other day and eventually you want to do it every morning everyday. it sounds intense but it's just 20 mins a day.

u/Trixforeveryone · 1 pointr/BDSMcommunity
u/chirp16 · 1 pointr/xxketo

So, adding in some load-bearing exercise is a great idea! Nice job on the weight loss so far! If you are too shy to post your question in /r/bodyweightfitness, I recommend simply reading the FAQ they have. It's really helpful and I think you'll find the information you are looking for. Do you happen to have a pull-up bar? If not, you can buy one that goes in your door for about $30, I believe. Pull-ups are great exercises! I am a fan of the 50 Pull-Ups program. You can also just throw in some push-ups, too!

u/iacobus42 · 1 pointr/Toughmudder

Run (elliptical) and bike now to get ready for the cardio. Also go out and hike (walk) in parks (with hills!). The distance is the hardest part of the TM. Even walking 10 miles is a challenge for a lot of people. Your feet will get blisters if you try to walk 10 miles today without having any preparation.

Focus on pull-ups and pushups. You will need a decent amount of upper body strength. Check out this video on pullups. There is no such thing has lacking access to a pullup bar. See this for 100 places to do pullups. Also consider getting a door frame mounted pullup bar. They don't damage your door/walls and are apartment (or Mom's Basement) approved. This is the bar that I use and it is only 30 bucks.

u/deadshotbravo · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

This can be used on your door frame and in my opinion is best pull up bar you can buy it directly from amazon.

The best thing which I like in it is that whenever I don't need it I just un mount it and put it in my store

Here is the link ( I am sorry for dip station because I haven't used one myself that's why I cannot recommend you)

u/JorusC · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have this one, and if you have the space for it it's pretty great. (It's not as wide as the picture suggests.) All sorts of hand-holds to change things up, the grips are nice, and it's sturdy. It's survived significantly more weight than you have without any deforming.

u/BeagleBoxer · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have this one and it's been good so far. If you weigh, say 200lb+, you may be better off investing in a Power Tower or something along those lines--though I've seen heavier guys use doorway pullup bars, I can't speak to the longevity of the bar or door trim. If you get this one, you should tighten the bolts the day after first use and week after first use. You gotta put something (I just threw a couple old socks on mine) to keep the foam from marking the door cause the black will stain (I was able to get it out with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser but YMMV it may have just been abrasive enough to remove the top layer of paint).

u/AnthonyAstige · 1 pointr/loseit

/r/bodyweightfitness may have some options for you. I've heard good things about their starter program, though I haven't tried it myself. Though it won't give you a good program, I've used the [You are your own gym] ( app for exercise demos.

A big challenge with body weight strength training is lower body. Upper body push ups and building up to pull ups can get you pretty far. I bought [one of these] ( a while back to put in my door and it worked surprisingly well.

u/Hackalope · 1 pointr/Fitness

I swore off gym memberships over 5 years ago, figuring that I could spend a lot less money on weights and equipment in my apartment. I bought stuff piece by piece as I needed/wanted/could afford it. Here's what I have now, in total:

  • A weight bench similar to this one
  • A pull-up bar like this one
  • A heavy kettlebell
  • A lighter kettlebell
  • A set of dumbbells (adjustable dumbbells would probably be good too)
  • A bike
  • A bike trainer like this one

    I think you can get/keep in shape with this sort of setup, but if you're looking for serious gains it might not be the right path.

    edit: links
u/RashAttack · 1 pointr/Fitness

Haven't seen this suggested yet, but consider doing P90X. All you need is some dumbells, an exercise mat (or your carpet), and a pullup bar.

You can get some cool dynamic weight dumbells to save space, although they are a bit expensive.

This pullup bar can be used on most door frames.

P90X gets some flack but it's great for improving overall fitness.

u/GownAndOut · 1 pointr/climbergirls

That's fancier than the first one I had, which would screw tighter or looser with every pull (obv I oriented to screw tighter, but it cracked the door a bit (the landlord didn't notice though)). Hard to tell if this one will have the same issue. If your doors will take the over-door variety e.g. you might find that more stable. Both will scuff up your doors a bit though.

u/ThirstyBee · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here's the one I used:

Make sure that you will have somewhere it will fit in (see item pictures).

Most importantly, don't let anyone tell you what you can/can't do, that's the best advice I could give you.

My bro has his PRMC in a week, and he is in such a strong physical and mental state i'm 100% sure he'll pass.

u/SweelFor · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Hi, please repost your question in our Daily Discussion Thread, I am removing your post as it doesn't engage in meaningful discussion about training.

Here is your text :

Reviews are generally good though some have said the tools to attach were not included.

Thank you

u/spaceyjase · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Some things you may not have thought about:

u/shabalabaya · 1 pointr/Fitness

Why not buy one of those pull-up bars you can attach to a doorframe? They're really cheap and you can take them straight off again when you're done so it doesn't impact on anyone else.

One like that. They're a great exercise. Just by regularly doing pull-ups, push-ups, bodyweight squats and sit-ups you can get a good well-balanced physique.

u/frankbunny · 1 pointr/Fitness

My brother has one of these he weighs over 200lbs and hasn't damaged his doorframe.

u/_Vova · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I bought the cheapest one I could find. Been using it for about 9 months, no problems as of yet.

u/MrJoker215 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

GM Door Gym - Black, Large

I've had one that's pretty much the same of this that mounts over the door and you can take it on and off. Had mine for about 5 years

u/drizzyxs · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Thanks for the reply I'll have a look at that and try to convince her lol, would you say this one is as good? I found this on Amazon for a bit cheaper and it sounds pretty good

u/kuoseph · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

this looks pretty good if you're in the US and if you want the one from the joists

I myself own something similar to this but it was only $40 when I got it. I got this sort of bar, as the design of my home required that I mount it onto something I had to build myself.

You could use a 2x6 and mount that to the vertical studs with some lag screws (3.5" quarter inch lag screws are more than enough) and then mount the bar to the 2x6.

Personally, I like the one on the wall, as you can set it at a height that lets you get up over the bar as well

Use the money you save and get some gymnastics rings too!

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/HoWheelsWork · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have one of these and I can't recommend it enough. It's a bit more permanently installed, but IMHO it is well worth it because it is seriously rock solid. It doesn't flex or wobble one teeny bit. I've used door-hanging bars before, and they simply do not inspire confidence in the same way for me.

u/sweatybum · 1 pointr/Fitness

this is the point, you dont have to if you follow that programme. you start doing negative reps. Believe me, this has a huge impact on your strength. it takes time id say about 5-6 weeks on the programme but you will be able to do pullups.

I got one of these

great investment i think

u/aesthetic-as-fuck · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I would get a real mounted one and drill it into studs it one of those coat hangers that you'll have to tuck your knees to do every rep.

Ultimate Body Press Wall Mount Pull Up Bar with Four Grip Positions

u/H0LT45 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

there's this, but it doesn't look that comfortable having your knees up against the door.

u/smrtalec_ott · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/HPPD2 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Never tried them and they look a little awkward but you could try something like these for travel to do chins

u/bc2zb · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

There are travel pull up bars you can buy. There was a youtube video posted here awhile ago of ones you could make yourself out of rope and pvc. A hotel door should have no problem with these.

u/ThisIsNotDre · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have this one as my door frame is a bit thicker than the average one and it work fine. It's got different notches to attached it so you can change the depth and height of it.

It says up to 33" wide and 6" deep.

u/hohumcamper · 1 pointr/startbodyweight

If you live in a house/apt with doors, you have a place to do them:


Picture of mine

u/Little-Red · 1 pointr/Fitness

Been using this one for over a year, hasn't made a dent/any noticeable marks in the door frame, granted I only weight ~146lbs It's pricey on Amazon, but you might still be able to buy it at Walmart for less.

Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym

u/LongBowOolan · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Oh I see, the problem is the vertical distance from where the door hits the frame to the top border where the bar is supposed to rest right?

What about [this] (

u/TrandaBear · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I've been using the Perfect Multi-Gym for about two years and its served me just fine. I like it because you can actually get a wide grip on it. Its held up surprisingly well considering I weighed 200lb when I first bought it.

u/burqburq · 1 pointr/Fitness

If anyone is reading this thread and DOES want to order from Amazon, I recommend the non-Pro version of the Perfect Fitness pull up bar.

It's only $3 more than the Iron Gym bar, broadens the pressure against the door frame, and has multiple adjustment options for the various sizes of door frames people might have.

u/Redegar · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I am willing to buy a pullup bar in order to be able to do pullups even if it's raining outside (pullups everyday, YAY!), so I looked online. I found out pretty nice rewievs on this one, any opinion about it?

I want to know if my doors are ok to use it. I mesured my door and the doorframe is 1cm deep (the upper part that should have the top of the bar positioned on it), I've seen rewiev for the bar working even with 0,5-0,6 cm so I think that's ok.
The door is 7,1ft in height and is 2,11ft large. I am 5,9ft, will it work good for me?

u/andersonah · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

No personal experience with either, but this one has more reviews. Might be worth looking at.

The advantage of a power tower would likely be that it gives you a little bit more room for the moves. (not that you necessarily need it)

u/dakotabranch · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/awns729 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I already have a multiple grip pull up bar, but I'm wondering if this is a better upgrade so I can do dips and use the straps as rings. Is it a good idea to purchase this as I learn and prepare for the RR? I believe this bar will cover all the equipment I need for the RR too, right?

u/CaneloAlvarez25 · 1 pointr/anime

like everyone said it’s all about your diet and eating 4-5 small portion meals.Replace sugar with stevia and try to stay active as possible.I say get rid of the treadmill and get yourself a good Jumprope, which I feel is a much better exercise, really anything where you are using every part of your body.I have a big basement so over the years I have been able to add different exercise equipment(barbells,dumbells,punching bags etc)

since you have limited space,I suggest saving up and getting


wavemaster pro

shamrock triple gym

you already doing good with swimming so continue with that

love that everyone is suggestion ippo since that is what got me motivated to stay fit and try boxing/martial ain’t gonna find that anywhere legally to stream so you’re going to have to use torrents and other sites.

u/dotCapone · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Here is an alternative. The reviews are much better Amazon

u/phloating_man · 1 pointr/soylent

I do a full body workout as one of the first things I do in the morning to make sure I get it out of the way and don't skip.

I don't workout everyday. If I'm sore, sick, or injured, I rest that day. Otherwise, I workout. In the beginning, I was sore for several days. Right now my recovery is faster, so my workouts are about every other day.

I only do 3 bodyweight exercises right now. Each exercise takes about 10 minutes which includes 1 minute rest between each set and water break after each exercise. So that's only a 30 minute workout for 3 exercises.

  1. Pullups with leg raise (Back, Biceps, Abs)
  2. Dips (Chest and Triceps)
  3. Single leg Pistol Squat with calf raise (quadriceps and calves)

    I'm currently 180 pounds 11% body fat. I can almost do 3 sets of 10 easily, so I will be getting a weighted vest soon to increase the difficulty.

    I have a planet fitness membership (starts at only $10 a month). But when I'm at the house, I just use this [pullup/dip door combo] (

    I will be adding a 4th exercise also that requires sand bags and padding for knees.

    4.Nordic Curl (Hamstring)

    So that pretty much covers the major muscle groups.

    If you can't do a single pullup or dip or pistol squat. You can use bands to assist. And look up progression videos on youtube.

    I don't do cardio right now, but at the end of the full body workout, my heart rate is around 156bpm. I'm not sure what my peak bpm is since I don't have a fitbit or anything. My first meal of the day is right after I return to my resting heart rate.
u/tarantulawarfare · 1 pointr/bjj

Pushups. Regular flat on the floor, then some with feet elevated, and some with hands elevated. I'll even use those half-sphere hand-sized balls (rounded side down) under my hands for an extra challenge.

I balance the pushups with a Doorway Chest and Shoulder Stretch to prevent rounded shoulders. If you can get a door frame pull-up bar with dip bar and suspension straps, those are great. Like this one.

For the core, I'm not a big fan of sit-ups. I like leg raises, flutter kicks, planks, and the BJJ sit-through.

u/vnilla_gorilla · 1 pointr/homefitness

Are you against working out or just working out at the gym? If it's the latter check out bodyweightfitness sub. A lot of good stuff there to work out at home. I second the recommendation for a pull up bar, and would also recommend something to allow for dips and rows like this:

Or you can buy an extension for a pull up bar like this (the one I have):

u/Atixx · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You don't have anything resembling a door frame? What I use is a telescopic pull up bar, something like this
and regular wooden rings, these are actually the ones I got.

You'll definitely need a door frame to hold the bar

u/EvidenceBasedSwamp · 1 pointr/scienceofdeduction

This is the bar I got:

You need to know how to drill holes in stuff? Find the stud and screw into it. A stud is a piece of wood in most walls every 14-16 inches. This is assuming you're in a american drywall.

Actually wait, door frames should be out of wood so it should be ok. (you want the screws in wood, not in weak drywall)

So it's not really adjustable like the pictures imply. The bar has to go into the 2 metal cups, and the cups are screwed in tight. Pick one height and stick with it.

u/r00tdem0n · 1 pointr/TheRedPill

Pushups, skipping rope, and you start teaching yourself how to use one of these fuckers asap

u/Fred7099 · 1 pointr/DIY

Get something like this:

j/fit Deluxe Doorway Pull-Up Bar

u/pr0zac · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have one of these pullup bars I used in my last apartment where I had similar doorway problems: and it worked fine for me to do pullups at 180lbs without installing the safety screws after I cranked it down real well. I wouldn't want to do anything explosive on one but it was better than nothing.

u/snugglebritches · 1 pointr/climbing

I lived in a house where the doorframes extend all the way to the roof so I had to build a custom mount for a hangboard. What I did was buy a simple door frame pull up bar like this and mounted the hangboard to a piece of plywood and then fixed some large hangers on the back of the hangboard so that it could be hung over the pull up bar (make sure you get some very sturdy hooks for this, I used these ones. It's worked very well for almost 3 years now. Highly recommend this approach!

u/Richmanlittle · 1 pointr/homegym

You could go with one of these instead.

u/greyghostvol1 · 1 pointr/pics

Well look at Excuse McGee over here! For the record, it won't be 250 lbs. You can use the 50 pound adjustable dumbbells just fine for a moderate workout. But fine, nothing too heavy:

Push up bars for greater range of motion

I use these same doorway pull bars, they work fine

u/AldrS · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have something like this. It has rubber on the ends, support up to 110KG(242.5lbs). I'm like 75KG so worth for me and no damage to the door frame after about 3 years of use.

u/tacolover281 · 1 pointr/Aerials

Garren Fitness Maximiza Pull Up... this has served me well. I looked at cheaper ones like the above but settled on this because the customer service has good reviews (The company seems to stand behind their product) and I also didn’t want an eye sore hanging from my door frame. This one looks pretty good and and almost blends in. Also the foam around it is tough and comfortable on the hands at the same time. Been using it for several months now and it’s held up exceptionally well. It was easy to install and I did have a question which I asked the customer service team about and they were very responsive and helpful.

u/blueman541 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

> telescopic like this? don't these slip/slide?

u/LegDaySkipper · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use something like this so no need to drill any holes into anything. Cost me like $20 CAD at Sports Authority. Maybe your walls should be able to handle them?

u/genflag · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I had the same problem, this has worked great for me

u/nekoshii · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Hmm.. I've seen ones that jut out from walls at crossfit gyms, but they're metal and powdercoated and would probably need strong anchoring.

What about pull up bars that screw into the door frame? I have one similar to this one in the doorway to my bedroom.

Door closes no problem and it isn't very noticeable.

u/jdmundo · 1 pointr/climbing

It’s the Perfect Fitness Multi-gym pull up bar pro: Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Doorway Pull Up Bar and Portable Gym System, Pro

Has adjustable length both for thickness of doorway and height of molding.

u/fubar013 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I'm about 230(235 on a good day), and am wanting to start the RR routine. It's time to stop being a schlub and get my crap together....

I've been looking around for a door-mounted pull-up bar as a short-term solution, but am concerned about weight limits. Any recommendations? Optimally, I'd like to be able to use it for rows also if possible, and further down the line, I want to look into wall-mounted or power rack solutions.

Edit: This is the one I've been looking at, but Amazon info says 300lb weight capacity, while Wal-Mart Q&A says 220lb printed on the box. To be fair, there's a Wal-Mart 2 miles from the house, so I could just drive over there and look for myself. :(

u/Smockg24 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Let me preface this link with saying, I'm 6'0 260lbs. I ordered this bar from Amazon and went form doing 1-3 shitty pullups to banging out sets of 10+ and the only damage I've seen is on the rubber pads on the bar itself. I bought the more expensive of the 2.

u/bohmandj · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have one that's more similar to this. I find that having a wider surface area that contacts the door frame helps spread out the force and potential for damage not only to the door frame, but also reduces wear and tear on the padding of the pull up bar. I have had it for probably 5 years and used it in 6 different apartments and have never caused any damage to the door frames I've used it on. Also, I'd stay away from the tension rod style bar from your first link... I've seen way too many "fitness fail" videos on youtube from those falling out of the door frame while people are trying to use them. The other style uses your weight as a lever to secure the bar to the frame - just don't try to use it from the wrong side!

u/TheNutPair · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Ahh yea that one looks nicer than the one I have. This is what I was talking about

u/PrismaCarnage · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have a pull up bar that's like this and some rings like this. Can I use either or both in any way to grease the groove to help overhead press? I found this exercise (suspended front raise) on EXRX, but I wasn't sure if it would really be so great for greasing the groove for overhead press.

u/stevenfinkelberg · 1 pointr/minimalism

Just a standard pull-up bar:

I keep it by my night stand so it is always accessible in order to easily workout whenever I want.

u/KyOatey · 1 pointr/Fitness

Oh, too short, not too long. I wouldn't have expected that. By how much?
You don't mention the design. Does it screw into the door frame, or is it one of these:

If the latter, maybe you could buy some pipe at the hardware store to extend the bar a little on each end, or build out a spot on the door frame to make it narrower where it needs to be.

u/diniba69 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Do you have access to amazon? they have over the door bars. I have one like this. You just put it up when you want to use it. Works great.

u/n_o__o_n_e · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

This one has worked really well for me. It's incredibly solid, and very comfortable to grip.

u/bobthemunk · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Good question! I set up mine on my pull-up bar handles and it works out to be just about the width of my shoulders.

I use this pull-up bar:

and these rings:

The rings are threaded through a long piece of nylon fabric that allows you to adjust the height. The instructions in the packaging are easy to follow. I have no doubt you'll be able to figure it out!

u/effectaffect · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

They aren't super travel friendly, though it depends a lot on the particular design. Something like this.

TBH, I think most hotels that have any kind of weights in their gym will have some kind of pull-up bar you can use. (Also pretty much every hotel will have a pic of the gym on their website before you book, so you can see if it is one of three varieties: 1) cardio equipment only, 2) cardio + light free weights and benches + a small plate-pulley machine, or 3) the extremely rare actual gym with olympic equipment.) The biggest problem with hotel gyms is that they are usually dumbbells only and max 50 lbs (i.e., type 2). It's possible that differences in liability laws in Canada compared to the U.S. might mean that hotel gyms in Canada have heavier weights available.

u/AKAPostman · 0 pointsr/Fitness
u/mahnkee · 0 pointsr/Fitness

Doorway pull-up bar, stow in closet when you're done. Same with rings for rows and dips when you get stronger.

Edit: Here's the routine you can do at home:

Fitness 19 seems mostly cardio and machines. I'd rather swim, bike or run outside. And without proper free weights you're gonna be really limited. But YMMV as to goals.

u/nomnom_69 · 0 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/rummyrummy · 0 pointsr/baltimore

Looking to sell The Rack exercise "thing" as well as a Perfect Fitness removable doorway pull up bar.
$100 for both, obo. I've reached peak physical fitness and have no need for either any longer.

Get Super Sexy for Summer!

u/penguinlinux · 0 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get this

great pull up and dip bar and suspension training straps

u/thatonesailor · 0 pointsr/Fitness

JFIT j/fit Deluxe Doorway Pull-Up Bar

What I use and it's great so far. Only issue is no wide grip pull ups.

u/loorinm · -2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

In my opinion, that type of pullup bar is dangerous, regardless of the quality. The chance of a slight swing or bumping into something while on it are too high, then the whole thing slips off the door frame. This might be better:

u/Ezl · -2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

weird, I get a lot of relevant results using “tension pull up bar”. Here’s one from amazon though: