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    Brandnewme is offline Senior Member
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    Default What to do instead of chins?

    Hi All,

    Been away from KB training for a while, concentrating on my martial arts and bodyweight exercises.

    The other day my lady said to me, "You know what? You looked best when you were doing kettlebells"

    Not wanting to disappoint, needless to say I'm dusting off the bells and getting right back into it!

    I was doing ETK before and am going back to that with the 32kg. My question is this, I have moved house and have nowhere to do chins/pull ups. I can only think of doing one arm rows with the 32kg as a lesser substitute. Any further ideas will be greatly welcomed.

    Thanks in advance.
    BNM

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    Steve B. is offline Senior Member
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    You could get one of those doorway pullup bars.
    Inverted rows between two chairs with a stick across the top.
    Kettlebell crush rows.Could be a toughone with a 32kg.
    Just a few ideas.

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    Brandnewme is offline Senior Member
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    Thanks,

    I had one of those doorway bars in my old house but the doorways in this new place aren't suitable.

    Might try those crush rows, they sound tough.

    BNM

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    Do you have a tree? If so; Center MountedPull Up Bar

    Steve Maxwell loves em.

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    Steve Freides is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandnewme View Post
    I have moved house and have nowhere to do chins/pull ups.
    BNM
    Pavel's Naked Warrior book has several ideas about pullups - you should own the book, anyway, of course. You can hang onto a sturdy door and do them. You can find a doorway or ledge from which to do them. You can get one of these:

    Free-standing Portable Pullup Bars

    The Naked Warrior, Bodyweight Exercises for Greater Strength - Book

    Where there is a will, there is a way!

    -S-
    KBNJ.COM - Steve Freides, RKC II

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    Brandnewme is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by NonStop View Post
    Do you have a tree? If so; Center MountedPull Up Bar

    Steve Maxwell loves em.
    Shame, no tree but what a cool bit of kit!

    BNM

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    Paul Britt, RKC is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandnewme View Post
    Thanks,

    I had one of those doorway bars in my old house but the doorways in this new place aren't suitable.

    Might try those crush rows, they sound tough.

    BNM
    If you have KB pairs Renegade Rows are a great addition/substitution.They are one of my favorite pull exercises. I find that they also help with martial arts moves, i.e. sprawl.

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    Try a TRX for horizontal rowing (inverted rows)

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    Seb V-G is offline Senior Member
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    There's the door pull-up (open your door, grab the top of the door with both hand and pull!)

    Also, in case you're like me and kind of worried of collapsing the door, I've seen Mark Toomey doing a type of door+towel pull-up (just scroll down until you see the door pull-up, unless you want to read the article) which looks pretty good, although I've never tried it.


    Hope it helps,
    Sebastien

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    Does your new place have a basement?

    I used a couple of flanges to put up a piece of pipe between the rafters in the basement and hung a piece of webbing from it with pvc pipe for handles. It's cheap, works great for bodyweight rows and when I tuck it away and slide the ceiling tile in place you won't even know it's there.

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