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door gym question

Postby bigjohn » Tue May 06, 2008 6:41 pm

Before I order the door gym can I set it up at the bottom of the door to do body rows because I cant do pull-ups yet.Also how many bodyrows equals 1 pull up?Thanks very much.
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Postby volleyball_man » Wed May 07, 2008 1:52 am

Set it up at the top - drape a towel over it and hold both ends of the towel to do bodyrows. The "rule" is 3 body rows = 1 pullup.
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Postby bigjohn » Wed May 07, 2008 6:02 pm

Would I be laying on the ground or kind o f leaning back?I did a search on you tube but all the videos showed people doing them on low bars.I hope I dont sound stupid but could you give me a breakdown.Thank you very much.
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Postby volleyball_man » Thu May 08, 2008 3:34 am

Depending on your ability, leaning back is a decent start. After these become easy, decrease the angle (between you and the floor) by lengthening the towel, rope or rings you are using. Also, add a platform (chair, small table, etc.) to raise your feet (as another way to further decrease the angle.)
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Postby ucffool » Fri May 23, 2008 4:00 pm

I tried bodyrows in a doorway, but I didn't have enough space on both sides of the door. I ended up doing bodyrows at a local park again and sticking to just pull-ups on the door gym. depends on your space.
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