Modification- Travel DoorGym!

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agoodlysize
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Modification- Travel DoorGym!

Post by agoodlysize » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:08 pm

My job requires that I travel every day, and hotel gyms, as we all know, suck something terrible. So I got a Door Gym; the only problem was that it didn't fit in my suitcase. I came up with this idea, my Dad took it to his shop and executed it perfectly. Here's the rundown:

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Took horizontal bar and cut it in half. Found a 15" piece of steel pipe that fit the inner diameter of the bar.

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Drilled two new holes, very near the bolt holes that attach the horizontal bar to the cantilever, use cotterpins to hold in in place.

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Marked the sides so they do not get confused, scored all pieces so I could line them up and find the holes.

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Here's what the bar looks like assembled:
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And here's my new Travel-Modded Door Gym!

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Hope this helps you Gypsy SimpleFitters out there!

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Awesome

Post by firedepot » Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:26 am

That's a great idea, thanks for sharing.
How's the workout going for you?
What are you doing for cardio?

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Post by Admin » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:54 am

Very nice!

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Post by agoodlysize » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:38 am

Well FD, I've been getting most of my cardio from my warmup (rowing machine or treadmill or elliptical), from the workout itself, (hitting it at as high intensity as I can muster) and from the cool down. As per your advice, I did order a Jump Rope, which seems like an excellent travel workout.

The workouts going fine, even with the usual holiday distractions of drinking and eating, but I've managed to take both with moderation.

Hope the holidays are going well!

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Post by splint » Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:48 pm

That is a good idea. If I ever start traveling for work again, I think I'll do that to mine now that I've got a more permanent pull-up solution at home.

Thanks for sharing.

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Post by ucffool » Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:24 pm

Thanks for adding the pics and description! excellent!

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