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    Do doorway Pull-ups bars really work and not damage a typical doorway

    ^^ and the doorway I would use is built properly and is 30" 3/8 and the frame is 7"5/8 wide, are they worth the money, I bet the shipping would cost me a lot.

    I also don't want to FALL..whats a good brand that doesn't cost a fortune in Canada

    Other than that I would have to make a stand up type from 2x4s bolted together so I could take it apart as needed, I live in an apartment so thats just more hassle
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    It really depends on your door and the pull up bar design. I have seen three types so far:

    The straw-type, where you spin it around it's axis to increase or decrease length and therefore fit it inside the door frame, the p90x type which is supported by the horizontal frame part of the door, and the home-made style which can vary.

    I personally have had the straw and the p90x type. The straw never gave problems, very stable but a heavier guy may fk up the door frame. The p90x almost fxed up my frame, but then again my door frame is around 50 years old and modern doorways will definitely hold very well. And the home made- well this one is supported by the vertical "columns" of the door frame, check it out.
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    well pretty much all of the would fit the longest part of the opening, but a PX90 and iron gym won't fit the door frames width of ~7"1/2

    As for the twist open kind...I don't actually know my weight, I might be 230lbs so I could probably screw a bit of wood under each side just in case

    Know any good twist open ones, looking at this list

    pull-ups-training (dot) com/pg_store (I need 50 posts to post a link)

    the GoFit Chin-Up Bar is only rated for 250lb, too close for comfort.
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    Well the twist open that I got was bought by my brother a good while ago, according to the manual I got here it's called the j/fit DOORWAY GYM BAR.

    Oh here you go found it
    http://www.amazon.com/JFit-Deluxe-Do.../dp/B001CZ4ZN0

    My guess is it's the same as this one, which is 4 bucks cheaper (lol)

    http://www.amazon.com/Sunny-JMC_door...or+pull+up+bar

    The j/fit one comes with some metallic caps that you screw to the door, giving you additional support. Dunno about the sunny ones - though they should come with those as well.

    I really don't know if it will support you, but IF you got a pretty solid door frame, you should be able to screw the caps and twist the stick as hard as you can - and I'm sure it probably will hold you just fine. Now that I remember, I had a mentor that weighed in around 180 pounds, and it held him well despite only being held on by the twist and not the security caps... my 2 cents though just don't blame me if you break your doorway lol!
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    Ive only used the iron gym proxfit and it has caused no issues on two door frames but then again i only weight in the 160s
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    Originally Posted by CD101 View Post

    I also don't want to FALL..whats a good brand that doesn't cost a fortune in Canada
    Op, can you screw a bar to the wall?



    Alternatively, you could screw some eyes bolts into the ceiling:



    and hang a set of gym rings:

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    thanks but I can't screw anything into the wall or ceiling, but I could screw something into the doorframe as a bit of a safety....but I wasn't thinking big enough to be a thing to just lay a bar on top of.

    I could almost do chin ups a few years ago when I hardly ever lifted weights, and now I do inverted rows on 1 leg with it up on a chair, so time for pull ups, so either a screw open or if a find a 7"1/2 other type.
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    I use this bar

    It is fine in my doorway, but I only weigh 65kg. The house is old but has no issue with the bar. You do need the door frame to extend at least a couple of cm though.
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    I used this one for about two years...worked good.

    *****://www.perfectonline.com/product/pullup
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    Weird their unbolted pullup has a 220 lb limit.
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    I wouldn't bother ordering one online since they are usually readily available. Wally World has them for around $20. I've also seen them for almost nothing on Craigslist.

    Regarding the question in your title, 211 lbs of weight supported by a metal bar that leans against wood molding will certainly cause wear to wood molding. If you have a nice house and want to keep it nice, I wouldn't use one. But lots of people don't seem to care... maybe they don't like their landlord.

    Doing pullups in a cramped doorway isn't particularly ideal. If you don't have a power rack, I'd suggest something more like the wall bolted bar that Daniel posted.
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    Pro with 300 lb limit! What's with those U shaped tubes at the perfect grip width though?
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    OP you can try putting some padding between the pull-up bar and the doorframe to prevent damaging it. That's what I did a few years ago when i had one. I'm too heavy to use one these days though. 230 lbs is a lot of weight for most pull-up bars. Stay safe OP!
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