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    Question no chins, pull ups

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    My gym is a real piece of crap and there's no way for me to do proper chins and pullups in there. Is it possible for me to avoid them for another year or so until I build my own home gym? Just stick to the basic lifts....

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    No trees in your area? Jungle gyms.. If you have 30 bucks go to walmart and get a chin bar (they attach to your doorframe0.

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    Yes. Cantilever door frame pull-up bar. Or substitute bent-over rows. Whichever.

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    Put a bar to the highest spot on your squat rack. Do chins with your knees lifted way up. Could work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatmanii View Post
    Yes. Cantilever door frame pull-up bar.
    http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Gym-Total...dp/B001EJMS6K/ works nicely

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    Does your gym have a smith machine? They are also great for doing chins.

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    My gym recently moved and they didn't bother to take the pullup bar with them. Instead they have this cable machine that has a bunch of handles at the top to do pullups in every possible hand direction... except straight.

    So i grabbed a barbell and put it on TOP of the power rack and did my pullups from it. Works great. My only complaint is that it has a SLIGHT tendancy to roll, making gripping more difficult... no biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith K View Post
    No trees in your area? Jungle gyms.. If you have 30 bucks go to walmart and get a chin bar (they attach to your doorframe.
    I've heard of these and I am suspicious of whether they will hold the weight of a 250# person without breaking something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strengthstarter View Post
    I've heard of these and I am suspicious of whether they will hold the weight of a 250# person without breaking something.
    Think how awesome it will be. You can take a picture of a ripped up door frame and title it "Training".

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    Quote Originally Posted by strengthstarter View Post
    I've heard of these and I am suspicious of whether they will hold the weight of a 250# person without breaking something.
    I'm 230# and the one I use at home hasn't broken anything yet. I've been using it for about a month now.

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