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    Setting up a steel pull up bar in the garage

    Anyone here ever install a pull up bar from the ceiling of their garage? The idea comes from watching the P90X commercial since I don't want to do the doorway pullups, nor do I have the cash for a unit/machine that provides pull up support.

    So I figured the best bet would be to get some steel bars (3 long bars, 2 u-shaped connectors) and attaching them to the beams in the ceiling.

    Anyone ever done this? recommendations for the materials involved? got any pictures possibly? any suggestions?

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    I have a high bar in my basement. Make sure the vertical members are securely anchored to the floor as well as the overhead joists. I drilled into the concrete with a masonry bit & used cinch anchors.
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    Originally Posted by skinnyboipgh View Post
    I have a high bar in my basement. Make sure the vertical members are securely anchored to the floor as well as the overhead joists. I drilled into the concrete with a masonry bit & used cinch anchors.
    wow, into the floor too.

    my father in law had the idea of doing this for our garage



    However, drilling directly into the boards versus this idea might be "cleaner" without roughing up the ceiling material.

    Just want to make sure the bar can't sway.
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    Originally Posted by majorchamp View Post
    wow, into the floor too.

    my father in law had the idea of doing this for our garage



    However, drilling directly into the boards versus this idea might be "cleaner" without roughing up the ceiling material.

    Just want to make sure the bar can't sway.
    I see. That would work, but would need more bracing to be stable, since its only supported from the top.

    That's why I used floor-to-ceiling beams, also cuz I wanted to be able to move the bar up & down. I do hanging situps & leg raises on the bar, as well as pull ups.
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    Originally Posted by skinnyboipgh View Post
    I see. That would work, but would need more bracing to be stable, since its only supported from the top.

    That's why I used floor-to-ceiling beams, also cuz I wanted to be able to move the bar up & down. I do hanging situps & leg raises on the bar, as well as pull ups.
    got ya.

    Well, I still plan on using my garage for parking space for my car so I need to think about this in detail.

    thanks for the advice though.

    any others want to chime in.
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    This is a solid example of what I am after...though without the 2 extra bars sticking out of the center.

    My only concern is making sure any side to side / front to back movement wouldn't want to rip the bar out of the studs in the ceiling.
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