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Portable Pull Ups

May 14, 2010

We’ve been doing more pull ups lately – from my Buzz pull-up challenge to Dr. Wu incorporating pullups in our midweek workouts.  In my opinion, pull-ups along with pushups and burpees are three of the best non-weight lifting exercises you can do.

I’ve been trying figure out a way to put together a pull-up bar that can be easily taken apart and transported.  Kenny sent me some plans for a device used to hold up motorcycles that seemed like it could work for pull-ups.

Here’s the result of today’s trip to Home Depot.  The pullup bar is pretty solid and strong but the legs are not contacting the ground optimally.  As usual, one more trip to Home Depot is required (I can’t ever seem to complete a project with only one trip to the hardware store).

I’m planning on putting some elbow joints at the end of each leg so that contact with the ground will be more stable.

And perhaps the best thing about it is that it doubles as a coat rack when no one is doing pull-ups.

(Please excuse the crappiness of the pictures, they were taken in haste with my iPhone)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2010 2:49 pm

    I would like to suggest that you put some sort of tie for the bottom of the poles; so they will not slide out under heavy load. Just in case.

  2. jeannie permalink
    May 14, 2010 7:18 pm

    good for the lardsale. Our last rack broke.

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