I keep coming across this thing:
Tempted to get it but realized due to simple design there's probably a way to make this really cheap using piping from a Home Depo or something like that. Probably for like <$40 as opposed to paying $80-120 to buy it when you'd probably have to assemble it out of the box anyway.
I know there are guides out there but lack the technical know-how to evaluate which are reliable. I am wondering if there is anyone who has built paralettes like this themselves.
I've seen basic handles built but these higher-up ones have to be very sturdy since they are higher up (longer tubes) and if I do dips on them they would need to support more weight than ones designed just for push ups or rows which only support a portion (~60% I heard).
Basically I'm using a perfect pull-up right now but can't do the australian/supine rows comfortable because the swing bar won't stay still and it bashes into the frame scratching it and waking people up.
This thing also looks potentially better because you can space it as you like, so not only are you not limited to pulling a single bar as you would say doing them in a smith/power rack, but you could space it widely and angle your hands and stuff.
I do see a downside that you can't get a perfectly parallel grip though, which is probably good if you want to do the wide-grip bodyweight rows to hit the rear delts.
BB RD lying
BW RD low bar
BW RD high bar
BW RD low bar hips
Basically can't do that type of thing with them, but having a more hammer-like grip on them seems fine for the elbows-in kind where you'd be hitting the general back and allowing the lats to do more.
The grippable part of the perfect pull-up bar is fixed ~21 inches apart, that doesn't feel wide enough to hit rear delts like in those movements.
I should probably get those ring things and tether those to the bar. Rings can move apart as wide as you want and wouldn't be limited by the doorframe width as long as we're offset right?
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