Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Registered User Zonn's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 21
    Stats: 6'0", 159 lbs
    Posts: 664
    Rep Power: 0
    Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit Zonn's BodySpace
    Zonn is offline

    Pull up bar on your door frame

    I was wondering, if you had a fairly old/weak door frame, and put a pull up bar on it, is it likely to break the door frame when doing pull ups, or does it misdirect the pressure/weight onto the bar some how? (I weigh 60-70kg),

    and also, is it worth buying one of these if anyone has it ? I was looking to get the JML Iron Gym Workout Bar,
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Poster G theshoupguy's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2007
    Location: Georgia, United States
    Stats: 6'2", 280 lbs
    Posts: 18,293
    Rep Power: 106697
    theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit theshoupguy's BodySpace
    theshoupguy is offline
    Really depends on how 'old' or 'weak' it might be. It distributes the weight decently, but you can't exactly use it on a doorframe that's about to fall off.

    I bought one a few weeks ago, and I love it so far. It's by no means something you should use to "get jacked", but it helps out quite a bit if you're looking to supplement a good workout program and up your pullup/chinup numbers.
    ω
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User Zonn's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 21
    Stats: 6'0", 159 lbs
    Posts: 664
    Rep Power: 0
    Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) Zonn is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit Zonn's BodySpace
    Zonn is offline
    Ty mate xD, I mainly wanted it so I could increase how many pull ups I could do, and everytime I walk past the door give it a few chin ups :P, I wouldn't use it for a serious work out, save that for the gym, I just want it to have around incase I fancy doing a few xD,
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User cable3333's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Age: 22
    Stats: 6'2", 224 lbs
    Posts: 218
    Rep Power: 20
    cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) cable3333 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit cable3333's BodySpace
    cable3333 is offline
    those things are more for people under 6-foot tall i tried one and it was realy awkward feeling due to the door only being so tall... and my knees almost touching the floor
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Poster G theshoupguy's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2007
    Location: Georgia, United States
    Stats: 6'2", 280 lbs
    Posts: 18,293
    Rep Power: 106697
    theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) theshoupguy has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit theshoupguy's BodySpace
    theshoupguy is offline
    Originally Posted by Zonn View Post
    Ty mate xD, I mainly wanted it so I could increase how many pull ups I could do, and everytime I walk past the door give it a few chin ups :P, I wouldn't use it for a serious work out, save that for the gym, I just want it to have around incase I fancy doing a few xD,
    Definitely worth the money, then. If you know anyone that has one, see if you can borrow it for a day or so to see if your door frames can handle it.
    Also, I'd say spending an extra $10 for the added grip positions on the Iron Gym Xtreme is worth it over the regular Iron Gym.


    Originally Posted by cable3333 View Post
    those things are more for people under 6-foot tall i tried one and it was realy awkward feeling due to the door only being so tall... and my knees almost touching the floor
    Can't say I've ever had a problem with it.

    edit# Ah, nvm.. I see what you mean. It's a little awkward not being able to straighten your legs, but I think you get used to it after a while. I don't really notice it much anymore, unless it's after a heavy leg day and my hams feel like cramping up while I'm doing them.
    ω
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User Big_Wormm's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Vienna, /Kenya, Austria
    Age: 33
    Stats: 5'10", 220 lbs
    Posts: 364
    Rep Power: 89
    Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Big_Wormm has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit Big_Wormm's BodySpace
    Big_Wormm is offline
    Originally Posted by Zonn View Post
    I was wondering, if you had a fairly old/weak door frame, and put a pull up bar on it, is it likely to break the door frame when doing pull ups, or does it misdirect the pressure/weight onto the bar some how? (I weigh 60-70kg),

    and also, is it worth buying one of these if anyone has it ? I was looking to get the JML Iron Gym Workout Bar,
    That pull up bar ****ed my frame man!! I'd to pay the landlord loads for repair. I would suggest fixing it btwn concrete, like in the shower, right nxt to the shower curtain bar.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    HardWorker jakeratt's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: Illinois, United States
    Age: 26
    Stats: 6'2", 202 lbs
    Posts: 320
    Rep Power: 93
    jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) jakeratt has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Visit jakeratt's BodySpace
    jakeratt is offline
    i mean just loose some weight then there will be no fear of hurting the frame...
    J/k they say that they shouldnt hurt anything
    "A lifetime of training for just ten seconds" -Jesse Owens

    "If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
    Michael Jordan
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User Jonny_Alpha's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
    Age: 28
    Stats: 6'0", 165 lbs
    Posts: 18
    Rep Power: 0
    Jonny_Alpha is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit Jonny_Alpha's BodySpace
    Jonny_Alpha is offline
    From a physics standpoint, the majority of the weight is counterbalanced against the sides of the door frame rather then pulling down on the top.

    The standard pull up bar that is sold everywhere relies on torque, which is a rotational force and in this instance, can only act against a vertical object, such as the left and right sides of the door frame and the wall directly above the door. Just visualize it, I don't wanna draw a diagram

    If the frames are made of weak wood, then yes they may break due to the repeated compression. However, I wouldn't worry about the door frame coming off the walls or something.

    Just make sure you do the pull ups correctly and DON'T SWING or KICK your legs.

    I put mine on my bedroom door, and everytime I go in or out, I do a quick set. I went from 0-10 in like 2 months.

    Good Luck!
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. pull-up bar in your home?
    By bouncingpuka in forum Training
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-19-2009, 03:07 PM
  2. Door frame chinup bar
    By Joe2k2 in forum Workout Equipment
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-28-2007, 09:56 AM
  3. Dip bar attached on door frame?
    By evangelist in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-30-2007, 07:28 PM
  4. Anyone with a door frame pull up bar....install help
    By mofugger in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-29-2006, 11:01 PM
  5. door frame pull up bar to get lats?
    By kittednova in forum Teen Bodybuilding
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-11-2004, 04:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout