Pull-up Station?

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  • #105654
    firedepot
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    Anybody have any feedback on something like the Weider 200 pull-up/dip station? I am approx. 160 lbs(and losing), and I am curious as to the stability of the machine. Could you do Kipping pullups on it? It would make quitting the gym much easier…. Thanks in advance.

    #114342
    Bri3626
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    Not sure about the Weider one but in my experience most of them are cheap productions. 9 times out of 10 I believe your better off making your own vs. buying in a store.

    Most of the pullup/dip machines I’ve seen/used weren’t balanced correctly and rocked when doing the pullups.

    I went out and bought a fairly lengthy set of 4×4’s (I think 12-15 feet is good depending on preference for height). Key thing here is you need to plant your posts at least 2 feet in ground for good stability. I just used quickcrete and let it set.

    I drilled a good inch and a half hole in the upper part where I wanted my bar and then just bought a 4 foot section of pipe. It works pretty good.

    #114343
    scumdogg
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    Home Depot is your friend :) I built my chin up bar out of a length of 3/4″ galvanized pipe with an elbow on each end and then a floor connector attached and I screwed this to a piece of 2×4 running through my rafters. It’s rock solid (even when my 250lb frame is swinging on it) and it was under $20. It amazes me how much the fitness stores charge for good exercise equipment. I plan on taking a welding course someday just so I can build my own dip station and power rack.

    #114344
    firedepot
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    Thanks for the tips. My father-in-law is a manager at a local lumber/building materials warehouse and he can get stuff like lumber and such for practically nothing, especially if it’s blemished. I’ll get to work next week on it!

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