Though I’m no fitness guru, chin ups and pull ups have been a staple of our home gym since the very beginning. With our studio space being rented out for use more and more I decided to replace our trusty door-frame pull up bar with a ceiling mounted pull up bar. Not such an easy task since our home has non-standard joist spacing.
I decided on purchasing this r and couldn’t be happier … with a few reservations 🙂
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And some tools that will make install a cinch:
And if you’re not sore enough from chin ups, another favourite torture device, um, home gym equipment I love and recommend is my beloved TRX suspension trainer.
If you’re new to TRX, it’s fine to try the door anchor. But over time I found myself pulling out our door jamb header. After switching from door to ceiling anchor, I found the TRX to be more stable and more flexible for multiple exercises.
Tip: before drilling, make sure you position the anchor so you can maximize your TRX work out options (this may NOT be the centre of the room, but over to one side).
If you’re wanting to improve your max reps of pull ups, a good resistance band with ankle attachment can help eek out more reps without killing yourself.
TIP: Be careful with resistance bands – they can become a dangerous weapon of cartoon-power if released wrongly towards your head or body. Also, bands don’t last forever, so be sure to replace every couple of years just in case (it sure beats the alternative, right?).
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