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    Razorburne is offline Senior Member
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    Hey guys,

    January temperatures in New York are not conducive to me getting much pull-up work done, as I usually do pull-ups on a bar at a local school yard. As I rent an apartment, I'm looking for suggestions on a pullup bar that I can use in a doorway of my apartment.

    If there are any that are high quality that don't actually require me screwing holes into the walls that would be great - yet I'm willing to listen to any and all recommendations. If it makes a difference, I am about 215 lbs., so it will have to hold me without breaking or doing damage to the walls/doorframes.

    Any help would be great - thanks guys!

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    I have one that hangs in a doorway but it is at a dojo. I will look at the brand name.

    Problem is the doorway has to be almost perfect size for it to fit. I think I am going to buy a free standing one I can break down and move around. Plus I weigh 225 right now and man it puts some stress on a doorway. You know in Naked Warrior by Pavel Bill Wallace shows the door pullup, which is nice. Bill showed this to me years ago and I do it in hotels when I travel.

    Does anyone know what brand the one is we use at the RKC challenge? It looks sturdy but protable that is what I need.

    Not Hijacking your thread, just I need the same info :-)
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    I think Pavel once said that if you pullup bar hangs from the door, you either have a very tall ceiling or you're a midget
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    Quote Originally Posted by avilezj View Post
    I think Pavel once said that if you pullup bar hangs from the door, you either have a very tall ceiling or your a midget
    True another disadvantage of a door pullup. But sometimes you have to make a few compromises just because of you circumstances. I like a pull up bar I need to jump a little to get too. But still low enough I can snatch up a kettlebell with my foot.

    I have a nice one hanging over the steps on my deck, but it's cold out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShuriteKempo View Post
    True another disadvantage of a door pullup. But sometimes you have to make a few compromises just because of you circumstances. I like a pull up bar I need to jump a little to get too. But still low enough I can snatch up a kettlebell with my foot.

    I have a nice one hanging over the steps on my deck, but it's cold out there.
    True, true. Having a freestanding pullup bar lets you do much more things. Hanging leg raises, front/back levers without the fear of the bar breaking, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avilezj View Post
    True, true. Having a freestanding pullup bar lets you do much more things. Hanging leg raises, front/back levers without the fear of the bar breaking, etc.
    I priced one at Dick's last night 300 bucks. But it was so big, I want something smaller, one for my HKC in March but also so I can transport it, bring it home stuff like that.

    The one they use at the challenge would be perfect but I have no idea what brand it is.
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    I have the TAPS bar from Torque Athletic. About $550 but I've never looked back. One of the best pieces of gear I've ever owned, and I used to have a bad ass CQB Gas Mask, so that's really saying something.

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    I looked it up Jordan, but not sure it was the same one. It was 425, it looked like the one they use at the challengs. This was TATS not TAPS, Pavel was the first review on it.

    The Ultimate Pullup Bar

    I think I may order this one, but I would like to see the one you are talking about, do you have a link? I will look a little harder.
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    Nevermind Jordan I found it.

    Pull-Up Systems

    Looks very similar to the one I posted about. This is what I need.
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    The Do of Kempo
    Think of yourself as a bladed weapon that requires sharpening daily. Remember the finest edge will dull the quickest, so donít rest on past accomplishments, keep training. As your technique becomes sharper your skills will be more difficult to improve, then you must increase the realism and intensity of your training. To live the martial way one must train their entire lives.

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