Anyone have one of these? I free weight work out at home, but want to add some calisthenics style workouts.

Anyone have one of these? I free weight work out at home, but want to add some calisthenics style workouts.

I would have to use it on my front door with 2 supporting brick walls, and take it off after every workout. Never used one with no screws though.

Thoughts?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There's no way that's stable

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Bro, come on. You know that MFer aint stable.

      250kg my nutsack

      They are though, and tested. You could just get your money back. Especially if you use it on a rough wall, the grip is even more enhanced.

      https://www.amazon.com/FLYBIRD-Doorway-Screws-Trainer-Workout/dp/B0BGP899FL
      i use this one, its a bit expensive but it works great. i have a nail right below the ends on each side of the doorway just to slow it down incase it does fall, but it never budges. i weigh 150 pounds, and my 230 pound brother has used it a few times with no issues.
      but this pull up bar, and the one in op, are the type that work by pushing against the wall. weak doorways will be crushed. my house was made with a ton of iron poles in it so it's very sturdy, but yours might not be good for this kind of pull up bar

      I will be putting in on my main house door, which is supported both sides by brick load bearing walls, which is why I don't want to drill things into the wall.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        in that case, just make sure you always have it as tight as possible, do what i mentioned in my post with the screws below it just so you have a bit more time to safely bail if it starts to fall
        also, on the kind that i have, it tightens to the wall by rotating in a direction. if i hang on it from the back, it will rotate and loosen a bit, but if i hang on it from the front, im pulling it in the direction it's already tightened in so it does not rotate. make sure you pull from the direction that does not cause it to rotate or it will loosen

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        no, no fucking chance
        buy a matress aswell to put in the door then

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        so heres the kicker neither type is rated for more than 185-225lbs usually , however the ones that hang off the door frame are actually capable of alot more than that if the door frame can take it, ive used one of the hanging ones up to 375lbs total weight and it was fine, those expanding ones wont get anywhere close to that, your trusting the door which is not designed to accomodate expansion (horizontal pressure) to hold in place and not warp and that the surface is rough enough to maintain adequate friction.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >your trusting the door which is not designed to accomodate expansion (horizontal pressure) to hold in place and not warp and that the surface is rough enough to maintain adequate friction.

          Well the door is like this, essentially there is no "frame" it's just 2 brick walls, and they are load bearing walls that can support an upper floor. They are rough too, not like a painted smooth wooden frame.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            it will probably be fine, as many use them ,but if you have a body weight exceeding 185, the odds of the bar slipping increases alot, it would help if they offered some way to actually measure the pressure exerted on the door, the higher it is the less likely it is for it to slip,
            if you use one make sure its as tight as you can possibly make it.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >but if you have a body weight exceeding 185

              188lbs foook

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There's no way that's stable

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Bro, come on. You know that MFer aint stable.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.amazon.com/FLYBIRD-Doorway-Screws-Trainer-Workout/dp/B0BGP899FL
    i use this one, its a bit expensive but it works great. i have a nail right below the ends on each side of the doorway just to slow it down incase it does fall, but it never budges. i weigh 150 pounds, and my 230 pound brother has used it a few times with no issues.
    but this pull up bar, and the one in op, are the type that work by pushing against the wall. weak doorways will be crushed. my house was made with a ton of iron poles in it so it's very sturdy, but yours might not be good for this kind of pull up bar

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    250kg my nutsack

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the adrenaline and cortisol dump from risking your life every rep will be a bit counter productive

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It would doing pic rel with it. If it sprang the bar on the back of my head and back. Fuck that.

      Surprisingly these hold up well, I'm 83kg/183lb and I did weighted pullups with 20kg/44lb on these and it simply won't budge.
      The trick is to know the direction which the bar rotates to expand and grip it from that side, your weight and grip orientation will force the bar to rotate and press even further against the door frame.
      If you want to do chinups instead of pullups then turn around 180 instead of flipping your grip.

      Yeah people who have and use them, seem to be mainly positive. I am 6'0" 188lbs. But don't really intend to go over 200lbs on it.

      I think the one in question locks, so you can't tighten it as you are on it, to damage the door, or loosen it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yea mine came with locks too, but I realized that AFTER setting the bar on my door frame, I don't think I need them because I've been using the bar for months on end without any issues since it self-locks with use.
        As for the frame damaging aspect, I'm not entirely sure about it. The pads seem wide enough to distribute the force evenly but regardless, my door frame is wide and thick so I'm not worried about that, it depends on your door frame's integrity.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Surprisingly these hold up well, I'm 83kg/183lb and I did weighted pullups with 20kg/44lb on these and it simply won't budge.
    The trick is to know the direction which the bar rotates to expand and grip it from that side, your weight and grip orientation will force the bar to rotate and press even further against the door frame.
    If you want to do chinups instead of pullups then turn around 180 instead of flipping your grip.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    please don't do anything but pull up and chin up with these if you value your intact spine
    and make sure to not cross your legs, keep them straight to avoid the impact of your fall as much as possible
    reminder you're exerting lots of force when doing a pull up, so just because you weight 80kg, don't believe this is all you're transferring to the bar
    tl;dr no way in hell that shit is stable

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      People seem to be sing them on bedroom wooden frame doors, but mine will be on a brick load bearing wall both sides. So at most it should transfer 50kg down either side in weight,

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    These are good, I like them more than the ones that cling on your doorframe.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Related. What do you guys think to one of these bars for doing chinups/pullups? The wight would be less, but legs on a chair to increase it. Does the angle totally fuck things up or can this compare to a chin up bar?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You're talking about jack knife pullups? It's an easier pullup variation.
      Maybe find ones that have variable height so you can do raised knee pullups like picrel

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >jack knife pullups

        Oh cool, I didn't know that was the name. Yes like this.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That's what I use, since I don't have a suitable door frame for a pull up bar. I do tucked knees front lever rows. They're harder than pull ups.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Do you think it works things in the same way due to the angles though? I do have one of these, and I did get lat growth from it, but haven't really done much else.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Do you think it works things in the same way due to the angles though
          Minor differences but the key is lats which it works well on. I'd say it hits scapular muscles more than a regular pullup as well.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    get one that hangs off the door frame, they are far superior strength wise and the risk of catastrophic failure is much lower, if your concerned about the door frame giving way, just add more nails.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No door frame, unfortunately. It's like pic related. With brick walls either side.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        get one that bolts into the wall then, those expanding ones are a death traps if you than 150lbs imo.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So this is that viral marketing I've hearing about

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