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Recomendations on good resistance bands OR doorway pull-up bar

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Sep 10, 2009
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Recomendations on good resistance bands OR doorway pull-up bar

I'm looking for a good quality set of resistance bands to use in a workout. I like to work out at home and have a pull-up bar but I can't get the full benefit of a wide-arm pull up due to the doorway width. I can only do a "regular" or reverse-grip pull up.

Any suggestions for somewhere in the Vancouver area or online?
Also, I'm a male, 6'1, if that makes a difference for the resistance bands.


Alternatively, I have thought about getting a different/better doorway pullup bar. I currently have a simple straight bar that fits inside a doorway, which holds itself by "screwing" itself away from its center to push against the door frame sides. It's OK, but can damage the frame a bit. I saw one on TV once that was more advanced and used its design leverege to fix itself in the upper doorway area. But I don't know if those are any better. Thanks.
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You might be referring to the pullbar that they recommend for p90x?

http://www.extremebodyworkout.com/p90x- ... up-bar.php

There are alternatives, I know for the ones that rely on the door frame, there is Iron Gym, and Iron Gym Pro/extreme (which resembles the p90x bar). You can usually find these for cheaper in the US at walmart.

Iron Gym pull up bar in canada costs around 30-35$ vs 15-20$ in US, both at walmart. But realistically if 50-60$ isn't a lot if you really are intent on working out at home.
I will say one thing, the frame mounted ones claim to not damage the frame, they infact do. The top of the frame will wear away depending on how much you weigh although very little.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ND ... FTARJ0X28R

Amazon has the iron gym extreme for 40$
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Sep 10, 2009
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Bioflare wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2010 2:34 pm
You might be referring to the pullbar that they recommend for p90x?

http://www.extremebodyworkout.com/p90x- ... up-bar.php

There are alternatives, I know for the ones that rely on the door frame, there is Iron Gym, and Iron Gym Pro/extreme (which resembles the p90x bar). You can usually find these for cheaper in the US at walmart.

Iron Gym pull up bar in canada costs around 30-35$ vs 15-20$ in US, both at walmart. But realistically if 50-60$ isn't a lot if you really are intent on working out at home.
I will say one thing, the frame mounted ones claim to not damage the frame, they infact do. The top of the frame will wear away depending on how much you weigh although very little.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ND ... FTARJ0X28R

Amazon has the iron gym extreme for 40$

Thanks Bioflare (good name!)

I did take a look around on Amazon. They have a number of them and I definately need one with a wide grip, so the Iron Gym Extreme and the GoFit Elevated bars look appealing.

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