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    Interested in getting a pullup bar.

    Just wanted to drop a couple questions here:

    I'm no engineer. If I had to install something on a wall or door frame, I would probably mess up horribly. But I could certainly use a pullup bar at home so I can practice getting good at them.

    Are they easy to install?

    Are there any terrible stories of someone doing pullups but being too heavy so the bar breaks off/or the door frame is destroyed?

    Are they cheap? How much do sturdy ones run for?
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    I will get a unit like that :

    http://fitnessfactory.com/Item.aspx?...cal+Knee+Raise

    There are some cheaper power tower.
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    Here's a decently made unit that installs in seconds, and poses virtually no risk of crashing down http://www.pullupbar.com/
    Don't complicate things by making things complicated.....
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    Will it damage the door frame?

    Originally Posted by Dinotrainer View Post
    Here's a decently made unit that installs in seconds, and poses virtually no risk of crashing down http://www.pullupbar.com/
    With today's house building technique (read, cheap pine, often joined pieces, etc., door frame), don't you think, that such a set-up will permanently dent the door frame?

    I would like to hear for someone, having one.

    I guess, this is the reason for stand-alone VKR unit (since it provide Dip & Leg Raise as well), without damaging today's cheap construction house.
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    I bought myself one of these the other week!
    a great investment! I don't know what kind of door frames you have but the steel frames in my place do the trick!
    for $35 aus it's way better than a fame set up. imo.

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    Originally Posted by PopeyeFAFL View Post
    With today's house building technique (read, cheap pine, often joined pieces, etc., door frame), don't you think, that such a set-up will permanently dent the door frame?

    I would like to hear for someone, having one.

    I guess, this is the reason for stand-alone VKR unit (since it provide Dip & Leg Raise as well), without damaging today's cheap construction house.
    Hey Popeye , I agree they "don't build 'em like they used to" (as far as house construction these days), but I bought a similar chin/pullup unit to the the link I gave for a nephew as a birthday gift a few months ago, and before actually handing it to him I put it together and tried it out myself to make sure it did what it said it was going to. At the time I weighed 265 pounds (I'm now a svelte 250 after upping the conditioning ), and I gotta say, the thing held me up pretty damn good, without overstressing the doorframe. My nephew says he uses it all the time and supposedly his father uses it also, and I havent heard any complaints about it damaging anything.
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    Originally Posted by SuperDavid View Post
    I bought myself one of these the other week!
    a great investment! I don't know what kind of door frames you have but the steel frames in my place do the trick!
    for $35 aus it's way better than a fame set up. imo.

    Wow, I like that . Post a link to it so anyone interested can buy it, and Good Luck with it.
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    Wal-mart has one for sale for 15 or 20. it is rated for up to 400 pounds, all you need is a screw driver.
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    Pricey, but I got one of these for my basement gym. Good for low ceilings and has a dip station as well:

    http://newyorkbarbells.com/8130.html
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    sorry! can't post a link! I bought it at a local sports shop and I also saw them at Kmart.
    I will do some looking around to see if I can find a similar product online.
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