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post Jan 5 2014, 07:35 PM, updated 5y ago

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Wall mounted pull up bar or door frame chin up bar?
Wall mounted would cost around rm160, chin up around rm60 which i found so far.. anybody can please state pros and cons of both help me decide? tongue.gif icon_rolleyes.gif

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post Jan 6 2014, 02:54 PM

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QUOTE(FlamingASSH0LE @ Jan 5 2014, 07:35 PM)
Wall mounted pull up bar or door frame chin up bar?
Wall mounted would cost around rm160, chin up around rm60 which i found so far.. anybody can please state pros and cons of both help me decide? tongue.gif icon_rolleyes.gif
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I bought a Kettler pull-up bar few months back, mounted with wall plugs onto wall at passage way to bedrooms. My weight is about 68 kg and I do about 50 pull-ups in total per day.

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post Jan 6 2014, 03:59 PM

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door frame bar :

Pros :
-cheap

Cons :
-unstable, shake shake, fall.

Wall mounted pull up bar :

Pros :
-Stable.

Cons :
-expensive.
-must drill

D.I.Y metal pipe pull up bar :
Pros :
-cheap
-stable

Cons :
-not aesthetic.

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post Jan 6 2014, 07:34 PM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Jan 6 2014, 02:54 PM)
I bought a Kettler pull-up bar few months back, mounted with wall plugs onto wall at passage way to bedrooms. My weight is about 68 kg and I do about 50 pull-ups in total per day.
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nod.gif Thanks for suggestion smile.gif
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post Jan 6 2014, 07:36 PM

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QUOTE(CosmicMass @ Jan 6 2014, 03:59 PM)
door frame bar :

Pros :
-cheap

Cons :
-unstable, shake shake, fall.

Wall mounted pull up bar :

Pros :
-Stable.

Cons :
-expensive.
-must drill

D.I.Y metal pipe pull up bar :
Pros :
-cheap
-stable

Cons :
-not aesthetic.
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hmm i think i'll go for wall mounted smile.gif thanks biggrin.gif just takut nanti fall on me if never install properly haha
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post Jan 6 2014, 08:35 PM

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QUOTE(FlamingASSH0LE @ Jan 6 2014, 07:34 PM)
nod.gif Thanks for suggestion smile.gif
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The pull-up bar I had was meant for door frame but I extend it to fit both walls on my passage way, drill in 3 wall plugs each sides to firmly anchor the bar.

Price of bar is about RM 60.00.

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post Jan 7 2014, 12:51 PM

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Manage to take a photo. Here you go.

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post Jan 12 2014, 02:43 PM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Jan 7 2014, 12:51 PM)
Manage to take a photo. Here you go.

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Stupid question but just wondering, if short short fella jump and grab it, will it jatuh or bengkok? LOL cause i checked a somewhat similar product, weight limit 100kg
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post Jan 12 2014, 03:09 PM

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QUOTE(FlamingASSH0LE @ Jan 12 2014, 02:43 PM)
Stupid question but just wondering, if short short fella jump and grab it, will it jatuh or bengkok? LOL cause i checked a somewhat similar product, weight limit 100kg
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Better use a stool if it's beyond ones reach. You don't want to get spinal injury from a bad fall. Weight limit for this bar is also 100 KG, don't let your body swing too much when doing pull ups.

My main worries is not the bar but the structural integrity of my walls.

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post Jan 12 2014, 08:56 PM

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How about those with floor supports? Too expensive?

I got a phobia about these which are attached to door frames or walls.
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post Jan 12 2014, 09:29 PM

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QUOTE(smallbug @ Jan 12 2014, 08:56 PM)
How about those with floor supports? Too expensive?

I got a phobia about these which are attached to door frames or walls.
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My friend ada, rm400 sweat.gif sweat.gif hire someone come and install kat garden, slightly higher than playground 1 only haha, playground also got the samething, you pernah jatuh from it ke?
Some can drill inside so ok right??

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post Jan 12 2014, 09:31 PM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Jan 12 2014, 03:09 PM)
Better use a stool if it's beyond ones reach. You don't want to get spinal injury from a bad fall. Weight limit for this bar is also 100 KG, don't let your body swing too much when doing pull ups.

My main worries is not the bar but the structural integrity of my walls.
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thanks for advice, i think i'll buy something similar to yours cause groupon discount 59% biggrin.gif
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post Jan 12 2014, 09:36 PM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Jan 7 2014, 12:51 PM)
Manage to take a photo. Here you go.

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I am also looking something similar like this, how wide is your wall to wall? and max extension limit of the pull up bar for wall to wall mount?
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post Jan 12 2014, 09:40 PM

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is it safe?
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post Jan 12 2014, 09:47 PM

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QUOTE(xffght5829 @ Jan 12 2014, 09:29 PM)
My friend ada, rm400  sweat.gif  sweat.gif hire someone come and install kat garden, slightly higher than playground 1 only haha, playground also got the samething, you pernah jatuh from it ke?
Some can drill inside so ok right??
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Ah cry.gif RM400.. no didn't fall.. just have irrational fear of the other kinds.. just want to put one of those standing ones in my apartment..
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post Jan 12 2014, 10:34 PM

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QUOTE(spacepilot @ Jan 12 2014, 09:36 PM)
I am also looking something similar like this, how wide is your wall to wall? and max extension limit of the pull up bar for wall to wall mount?
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Width of my wall is 89cm, extending it further will be pushing its limit.

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QUOTE(xffght5829 @ Jan 12 2014, 09:31 PM)
thanks for advice, i think i'll buy something similar to yours cause groupon discount 59% biggrin.gif
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Just make sure you get a drill to secure mounting with wall plugs.

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post Jan 15 2014, 11:23 AM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Jan 12 2014, 10:36 PM)
Just make sure you get a drill to secure mounting with wall plugs.
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for Drill type should be quite secure,
Else just put mattress or some thick box on the floor, incase fell down also not too hurt.
I saw one one the floor type which cater other few more workouts at Fitness concept..but not sure how much?
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post Jan 15 2014, 02:22 PM

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QUOTE(zackhan @ Jan 15 2014, 11:23 AM)
for Drill type should be quite secure,
Else just put mattress or some thick box on the floor, incase fell down also not too hurt.
I saw one one the floor type which cater other few more workouts at Fitness concept..but not sure how much?
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Securing with wall plugs solve everything but precautions is a must. Floor type will certainly take up more space. I may consider a more complex pull up bar for my new unit 2 years later, just make do with what I have for now.

Can see a significant improved in upper body strength. Now trying to reach a total of 100 pull ups a day.

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post Jan 16 2014, 02:15 AM

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There are another type of pullup where you can hang it on your door frame.I've bought one,works pretty well and sturdy.

Btw,you guys know any place selling plate weights?Looking for those one piece 15kg weight plate(not olympic weights).Thnks
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post Jan 16 2014, 10:09 AM

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QUOTE(Xccess @ Jan 15 2014, 02:22 PM)
Securing with wall plugs solve everything but precautions is a must. Floor type will certainly take up more space. I may consider a more complex pull up bar for my new unit 2 years later, just make do with what I have for now.

Can see a significant improved in upper body strength. Now trying to reach a total of 100 pull ups a day.
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I used to do close to 150 pullups a day. Didn't see much improvement in strength. Doing weighted pullups or more difficult variations is better for strength. Close grip, wide grip, typewriter, archer, uneven, bar to chest etc. The same formula for weight training applies to calisthenics. low weights + more reps = endurance. heavy weights (or more difficult moves) + fewer reps = strength
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post Jan 16 2014, 01:41 PM

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QUOTE(airiholic @ Jan 16 2014, 10:09 AM)
I used to do close to 150 pullups a day. Didn't see much improvement in strength. Doing weighted pullups or more difficult variations is better for strength. Close grip, wide grip, typewriter, archer, uneven, bar to chest etc. The same formula for weight training applies to calisthenics. low weights + more reps = endurance. heavy weights (or more difficult moves) + fewer reps = strength
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That's impressive, perhaps you have reach your peak. brows.gif Fundamental plays a very important role, it will help you focus on a particular muscle group.

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post Apr 14 2014, 11:39 PM

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Is this door frame kind of bar good? Someone mentioned it's unstable.
http://www.lelong.com.my/free-gift-iron-gy...7-01-Sale-I.htm

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post Apr 15 2014, 01:49 PM

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QUOTE(Dannyl @ Apr 14 2014, 11:39 PM)
Is this door frame kind of bar good?  Someone mentioned it's unstable.
http://www.lelong.com.my/free-gift-iron-gy...7-01-Sale-I.htm

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it shakes, wobble and very much likely accident-prone.. try this one , cheaper and sturdier than Ftness Concept's

http://www.nile.com.my/product_info.php?products_id=9201
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post Apr 15 2014, 01:59 PM

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I do not recommend on Ftness Concept's pullup bar, that thing's quality is sh*t for a RM69 item...the platforms/knobs that extend to fit the door frame are made out of plastic....broke mine after less than a month use...found another alternative, and gave it another ,go from http://www.nile.com.my/product_info.php?products_id=9201 now this one does what it says, i'd do a backlever without the fear of falling down
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QUOTE(komzaz @ Apr 15 2014, 01:49 PM)
it shakes, wobble and very much likely accident-prone.. try this one , cheaper and sturdier than Ftness Concept's

http://www.nile.com.my/product_info.php?products_id=9201
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Checked out the page, but the Q&A uses powderful England so I can't understand it. This bar can be adjusted to fit tightly between frames/walls without drilling? Did you drill yours? What are the screws for? Thanks.
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post Apr 17 2014, 03:39 AM

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QUOTE(komzaz @ Apr 15 2014, 01:59 PM)
I do not recommend on Ftness Concept's pullup bar, that thing's quality is sh*t for a RM69 item...the platforms/knobs that extend to fit the door frame are made out of plastic....broke mine after less than a month use...found another alternative, and gave it another ,go from http://www.nile.com.my/product_info.php?products_id=9201 now this one does what it says, i'd do a backlever without the fear of falling down
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I also found that the Q&A so difficult to understand.. It mentions doesn't need to drill hole while provide screw.
Could you please enlighten me about this? I don't want to screw a hole at the door frame.
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QUOTE(exhauster @ Apr 17 2014, 03:39 AM)
I also found that the Q&A so difficult to understand.. It mentions doesn't need to drill hole while provide screw.
Could you please enlighten me about this? I don't want to screw a hole at the door frame.
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screw probably is part of connecting the pullup bar structure, more like nuts and bolts, the pullup bar itself is a simple attach to doorframe and ready to support your weight there and then it is removable and can be placed anywhere again in a snap. make sure ur door frame has like a thick wood frame to support the upper attachment of the pullup bar.
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QUOTE(Dannyl @ Apr 16 2014, 01:08 PM)
Checked out the page, but the Q&A uses powderful England so I can't understand it.  This bar can be adjusted to fit tightly between frames/walls without drilling?  Did you drill yours?  What are the screws for?  Thanks.
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oh just saw the pullup bar type, this one is easier it just extends to fit the doorframe, the screws are just optional when you want to make it a permanent fixture to that particular doorframe, if not u just don't use the screws, the pullup bar generally just extend on both side of door frame and apply force on both ends to stick onto the doorframe itself, make sure its doesn.t slip and test it prior to executing your pullups.

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