Pull-ups at home!?

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    Pull-ups at home!?

    Hi!

    I am currently doing the Ironborn program but I soon want to move on to Strength Protocol program and it has pull-ups and chin-ups envolved on back & biceps days.
    I don't have anywhere in my house where I can do these exercises.
    I thought about buying a pull-up bar to fit on my door frame but I've always seen videos of people falling while using them and I don't know whether to trust it or not.
    I'm trying to buy something that will help me get stronger and fitter and not something that gets me an injury.
    What do you suggest?

    ~Rui

    #2
    .... I do australian pull ups because my bed is like, almost two feet off the ground so I can just get my body under my bed, grab onto the edge of my bedframe and do pull ups that way. Maybe this could be an option for you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9nzhgy2trA

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      #3
      I am using this one https://www.decathlon.pt/barra-de-el...d_8353818.html

      Amazing. Estou tão contente que já ofereci 2, so happy that I already offered 2.
      Trying to motivate new bees

      Happy training

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        #4
        I am scared of falling, too, even though it looks sturdy. I simply do chair rows with two chairs and a pull up bar, as I can't do any full pull-up anyway. You can add weight if it's too easy for you.

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          #5
          Where I live is a park with goal posts, they are H shape, 3" round pipe and very high. I'm 5' 8" and it's a good jump to try and grab the bar but great for the hands.

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            #6
            The pull-up bar for doorframes works fine.for me I think it depends on your weight. I won't use them above 85kg but iam not sure the limits. The main problem is to find a doorframe that withstands the load of the force. I've damaged 2 doorframes in my last apartement

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              #7
              Thank you all for the replies!

              ArtBoyo That could work while I'm not used to pull-ups. That is one of the easiest variations. It certainly helps but it's not as great as the normal pull-up.

              Peterpan Eu também procurei e encontrei essa. O meu medo é que a meio de uma repetição a barra escorregue e provoque uma queda. Já te aconteceu alguma vez?

              kandy The thing is that it is one of the easiest variations of pull-ups. It certainly helps but it's not as great as the normal pull-up.

              thinman I wish there was a Calisthenics park near me. The closest one is a few kms away. And I don't have a car yet.

              SimonB I'm currently 77kg and I'm on a cut. So, with time the load will decrease. Also, the pull-up bar suggested by Peterpan says it withstands up to 130kg. Anyways, even if any damage is done to the doorframe worst thing that can happen is that I'll need to pay a carpenter to come and solve the problem.

              ~Rui

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                #8
                Yeah but I wonder if you add more and more weight on your body will it ultimately become an equivalent to real pull up?

                Or this? But obviously it's more expensive and takes up more space.
                https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07S8...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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                  #9
                  Depending on the make of your door frame, something like this might be an option (I just picked one at random from amazon, I haven't read how this one specifically performs). I think they're available with or without the need to fix them with screws. I would try something like this myself, but I live in an old building with huge doors.

                  Edit: Gymnastic rings might be another option, if you have the means to install them in your home.

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                    #10
                    ruipfsilva97 não escorrega. Tem uma borracha forte, aperta até onde se quiser, fácil de mudar de porta

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                      #11
                      Table rows to failure work well with a nice abs (plank) extra work

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                        #12
                        Do you have a park or playground nearby? A lot of people use park/playground equipment.

                        I use the ceiling beams in my basement, which was hard at first because it put more load on the forearms/fingers, but that's worked out in the long run.

                        Good luck to you!

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                          #13
                          i was also so damn scared of injuries and falling from the door pull ups bar, that i never bought one. i decided on buying the wall-mount pull ups bar, i found 2 years ago great deal on amazon.de.. here it is, i recommend, i started with the bands, but no longer need them. they r still there because my brother got inspired and started doing pull ups too.

                          i hope that will help u decide for yourself

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                            #14
                            kandy It might. I don't know. I've always seen that exercise as a progression exercise towards the pull-up. But anyways, better do something than nothing.

                            Nihopaloa I'm going for the one that Peterpan suggested. It does the job as the one you suggested but it's cheaper and Decatlhon delivers it for free to my house.

                            Peterpan Maravilha! É isso mesmo! Obrigado pela sugestão!

                            Fremen It could work yeah but I'm looking to progress to harder variations and so I'm mainly looking to do proper pull-ups.

                            Baston As I told to thinman unfortunately I don't have one nearby. The closest one is a few kms away from my house. Also, I tried to think of anything already built into the house that I could use but there is nothing I could come up with.

                            dududdd I'm gonna risk it and buy a pull-up bar for my door frame. It's cheaper than any other alternative so I'll give it a try. Peterpan also told me that he bought one and it works just fine.

                            I'm going with the pull-up bar that Peterpan suggested. It's cheap and he says it works just fine.
                            I might reply to this topic again to share feedback on it.

                            Thank you all for your suggestions!

                            ~Rui

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ruipfsilva97 View Post
                              I wish there was a Calisthenics park near me.


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