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Old 06-07-11   #1 (permalink)
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Chin-up bar

I have a standard 1" dia chrome chin up bar.

On holiday last week I was chinning from an Oak limb about 2" dia., which I found much better.

How can I increase the bar diameter easily, preferably with something grippy?

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Re: Chin-up bar

Screw abit of 2" oak to your door frame.

















You could put 2 foam hedge trimmer handles on the bar or something simular.
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Re: Chin-up bar

Anti Slip Racket Handle Band Grip for Badminton Tennis | eBay UK get a few of these, they might be available in other colours too if its not the weekend.
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How about some pipe lagging and then wrap it tight with duct tape
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Re: Chin-up bar

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How about some pipe lagging and then wrap it tight with duct tape
what i was going to say

anyway forget your chin up bar mark, i've got an off cut of lowering rope through an eye in the ceiling, no loops just grip the two ends of the rope and pull to suit the areas you want to target.
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Just give it up and stop worrying about your biceps.
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Hi Mark, when you say, much better, remember pain is weakness leaving the body.
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Re: Chin-up bar

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I have a standard 1" dia chrome chin up bar.

On holiday last week I was chinning from an Oak limb about 2" dia., which I found much better.

How can I increase the bar diameter easily, preferably with something grippy?

Anyone suggesting 2" dia Oak limb with a 1" hole bored through it will be banned from this section of Arbtalk. *





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Dude, chin with lowering ropes and alternate your grip. One arm one rope then move on to Gorilla chins!
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Re: Chin-up bar

You don't necessarily need to be pulling on the bar. The bar is only the convenient anchor that fits in a doorframe.
You could suspend whatever grip you want from the bar and pull on that/those.
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Just give it up and stop worrying about your biceps.
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