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Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar
Turns any doorway into a personal gym; installs in seconds. Fits up to 35.4 inch wide door framesIdeal for pull-ups, push-ups, chin-ups, dips, crunches, and more. Fits up to 35.4 inch wide door framesThree grip positions, narrow, wide, and neutral. Foam gripsUses leverage to hold against the doorway so there are no screws and no damage to door.The door way needs to be 24 – 32 inches wide to accommodate the barThe maximum weight of use for this item is 300 pounds.The unit packaging dimensions are 20x3.25x8 inches.
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u/napleonblwnaprt · 223 pointsr/Fitness

Pullup/Chinup Bar

Adjustable Dumbells Get these instead

Optional: Adjustable Bench

Total ~$320 after shipping. Can probably find cheaper stuff from other brands or on craigslist.

There isn't a muscle in you body you can't work with this setup.

EDIT: Didn't notice how light the dumbells were. Found a heavier and cheaper set.

u/161803398874989 · 41 pointsr/coolguides

A lot of people are asking about pullups and whether they are optional, because "they don't have anywhere to do pullups".

Pullups are not optional. They are vital for correcting many shoulder imbalances people have. Sitting in front of the computer all day in a hunched over position weakens the muscles on the back of your torso and tightens the muscles in the front of the torso. Once you start training then, if you only train pushing exercises such as pushup, this imbalance is further exacerbated and will likely lead to injuries down the line.

As far as not having anywhere to do pullups, you'll just have to be creative. I've done pullups on trees, on playgrounds, on powerlifting equipment, on carports, on stairwells, and so on and so forth. Here are 100 ideas to get you started. Of course, you can also just buy a pullup bar. They're inexpensive (30 bucks), will last you a long time, and help you get strong and healthy. They're a fantastic investment. Don't worry about your doorframes: unless you have really abnormal rames, you can be reasonably certain this will not do them any harm.

I'd like to finish with a plug for /r/bodyweightfitness, which is a subreddit dedicated to all kinds of bodyweight training. We have a large community with super helpful veteran users, weekly threads with tons of advice and helpful info, weekly threads where users can post about their routines and their experiences with them (showreel compiled from the showoff threads), and much much more. If you do decide to visit us, please refer to the FAQ before posting, and make sure you follow the rules. Hope to see you there!

u/Brakkio · 38 pointsr/Fitness

You should get an iron gym no setup necessary, I love mine.

u/SteveKamb · 30 pointsr/IAmA

hey Monica!

Great question: if you only can afford one piece of equipment, I would go with a door frame pull-up bar:

You can do every other movement with just your bodyweight. Squats, lunges, push-ups, and then you can use the bar to work towards pull-ups.

If you can't do a pull-up yet, here is a plan to get there!

u/Immortal_Wombat · 27 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

20 seconds is enough time to do a fair few pullups. Start doing negatives immediately. You're still training your grip strength when you're doing negatives.

Go try doing a negative right now. It's easy. Jump to the top of the pullup position (or use a chair, whatever) and try to slow your descent using your muscles. If you descend at a rate slower than free-fall, congratulations! You've just done a negative!

disclaimer: You need to be able to slow your descent enough not to be slamming your joints into lockout. So if you think this is going to happen don't do it.

edit: Get a door-gym style pullup bar like this:

Don't get a traditional pullup bar because they are either unsafe or they require you to screw them into the door frame.

u/nunobo · 24 pointsr/Fitness

I can personally vouch for this one. Same thing as the one you linked but smaller scale.

u/chrispscott · 23 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/jvalordv · 19 pointsr/coolguides

Is your dorm room a tiny single? If you have a spare doorway somewhere, pull up bars are pretty cheap. My roommate has one of these that can be put on and off. He tends to not use it very much though and leaves it buried in his room, so I bought this for myself. Unfortunately I had to put it on my room's entryway door (would have preferred a place inside out of view like the closet, but was worried about the walls) but it sits high enough to not be very noticeable. Supports use three screws into either side, the bar itself is easy to remove, and I haven't had any issues. Great for just running through a few pull ups, chin ups, and leg raises whenever going in and out.

u/Do_your_homework · 16 pointsr/Fitness

I have the iron gym pullup bar. I like it because it fits in my doorway, is super sturdy, and my body seems to default to hammer grip which you can't do with a single bar.

Your mileage may vary. It really just depends on where and how you want to use it.

u/blargyblarg · 15 pointsr/Fitness

Iron Gym I believe is what you're referring to, and I have one as well. It's been great and I haven't had any damage. I think you can find them for ~$20 in stores, but YMMV.

u/jonas303 · 14 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

The Iron Gym works pretty well for me.

u/DubyaKayOh · 13 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get the Iron Gym pullup bar. It fits over the door frame and works like a charm.

u/OldSchoolNewRules · 10 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I highly recommend getting an actual pullup bar, its worth the 30 dollar investment

u/scrumtrulescence · 10 pointsr/Fitness

I have this one which I'm very happy with. Doesn't work in ALL doorways though - you need to have one side of the doorway unobstructed, and there has to be a lip on the top of the door frame for it to work properly.

u/grae313 · 9 pointsr/xxfitness

Iron Gym is basically ubiquitous. Can't go wrong there.

u/count_chockula · 8 pointsr/Fitness

Buy an in-doorway pull up bar, such as this one. Then, follow the Armstrong pull up program, used by Marines everywhere for their PFT and found here. If you're consistent with it, you'll hit 20 within a 3 months. Good luck, and stick with it.

edit: Also note that for your PFT, both inboard (chin up) and outboard (pull up) grips are allowed. You can also switch grips in the middle of your PFT as well.

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

In my experience there are two types:

Type 1

Type 2

Type 1 will fit in most doorways but there must be a raised edge along the door border for it to rest on. Type 2 will fit in any doorway (afaik) but you need to install some plates with screws. I have heard of a lot of people buying bars at Walmart and they shouldn't cost more than $30.

Personally I like the first type because it has better grips (3 sets compared to 1).

u/N0V494 · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Why can't you install a door-frame mounted one? Is it because the landlord won't let you screw it into the wall?

Because they DO make pullup bars that are held in by friction alone.
This works pretty well, so long as you tighten it up well enough (otherwise you end up like this).
If you'd rather not risk ending up in a "Funniest FAILS of 2015" video on youtube, they also make this style of pullup bar, that is held into place on the doorframe simply by leverage between the bar and that squared-off section.

u/cameronhthrowaway · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I used thick black work socks and put them on each end of the bar, have used on multiple door frame and no problem yet.

Also, if you're still worried about damage, buy this one:


This is the one I use and it will create much less of a torque on your frame/trim

u/bobbykyn · 7 pointsr/NoFap

Hey you should now totally get a door chin-up bar to complete your determination.

u/jack_hazard · 6 pointsr/fatlogic

I have this one and I like it:

I also have a few kettlebells and resistance bands for home exercises. Both are easy to store and use. Check out r/bodyweightfitness for workout ideas too

u/DukeNewcombe · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

May want to look at something like the iron gym. As long as you have a doorframe to attach it to. I've purchased one myself and it is pretty solid, but it may ruin the paint job where the pads sit on door frame. Just an idea for you though

u/labnotebook · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This and This will fit.

u/officer_caboose · 5 pointsr/gainit
u/beckdrop · 5 pointsr/ftm

Whoa, what kind of therapist is this? You shouldn't have to do anything (any gendered thing) you don't want to do. I mean, I think working out is definitely a good idea, but you shouldn't be forced into it if it's not something you want to do.

But if it is something you want to do, I highly recommend getting a pull-up bar that fits onto your door frame (like this one - they have them for like $18 at Walmart (assuming you're from the US and if you're not I'm sorry for assuming :S)) and just starting with chin-ups. If you can't do a full one yet, use a chair to help support some of your weight (with your feet/foot) so that you can get all the way up, then very slowly lower yourself back down without using the chair. You'll be able to do one unassisted in no time if you keep practicing.

If you just do that and some push ups and squats, you're pretty much set, unless you're trying to be a body builder or something. And the good thing is these are all things you can do alone in your room so you don't even have to worry about binding or sports bras or anything (unless you feel too disphoric not binding to some extent).

u/LightAce · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I have this Iron Gym which I mainly use for pullups. Pretty good investment in my opinion.

u/MagicMan623 · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

if you get a pull up bar like The Iron Gym it may look like the weight is supported by the door frame but really all the frame is doing is keeping it from sliding down. It's designed so the weight goes directly into the wall (through those 2 poles sticking to the sides), the door frame itself takes very little of the weight. I used one in an apartment where the door frames where very cheap wood that was peeling off at the corners and it held up fine for the year I was there. Just something to consider if you really want to do pull ups.

u/bayen · 5 pointsr/RPI

Try putting a towel over the top of the door.

If you'd rather have a real pullup bar, I think this one fits in the doorways. (It did in RAHPs, at least.)

u/Poobear708 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

About $30. I bought this and love it.

u/Mehue · 5 pointsr/getdisciplined

The "all or nothing" personality is something I struggled with. I recognized it, as you have, but what really made the biggest difference was making it my primary focus. The reason I never seemed to reach my goals, time and time again, was because I burnt out. I was fueling myself with the initial rush of motivation, forgetting that I would soon have to switch fuels to something I wasn't ready for: discipline. So, it's important for us to start small. Have you read "The Hobbit"?

Bilbo Baggins didn't go straight from his comfortable little hobbit hole straight to the Smaug's lair. His first step was simply leaving his hobbit hole, which he never would have done if he knew from the start that he'd be facing a dragon.

So, you need to start small. You have these goals, which are great, but they are the long-term goals. We need to break these things down into small, do-able goals that won't result in burnout. You need to leave your hobbit hole before facing your dragon.


You want to start going to the gym, among many other things. Going to the gym involves:

(a) convincing yourself to go to the gym, even on a rainy day or when you're super comfortable at home

(b) getting off your ass, into the car for ~15 minutes, into the gym where you would feel guilty for working out less than 30 minutes since you drove there, driving back home for ~15 minutes

(c) paying for a membership

Is this sustainable right off the bat? Remember, this is about building habits. We want to make this so easy that you will have no problem doing this. So start small and reduce the barriers of entry that will likely burn you out after your 2 weeks of motivational fuel runs out.

I did this simple routine. You can do it at home, it takes 20 minutes max, and all you need is a pullup bar. How much more doable does this sound?:

(a) convince yourself to get off your ass and walk 10ft to your pullup bar

(b) do pullups, pushups, and squats for 10-20 minutes

People may chime in about this program is missing this or that or how barbell squats cured their cousin's cancer. Fuck 'em. Doing something consistently is infintely better than doing the "ideal workout" inconsistently for 4 months before tapering off working out altogether. And guess what? Once you have built the habit of working out and want to go to the gym, you can!


You want to keep up with housework. So, using the same principles, start small! I mean so fucking small that you would laugh at yourself if you couldn't even do that. Turn on your favorite song and do housework until that song is over. You aren't obligated to do any more than the length of that song. Sure, you may not have cleaned the entire house, done all of your laundry, and roasted a fucking turkey. But, you may have done the dishes, or at least half of them. Again, something consistently is infinitely better than nothing. And, again, guess what!? Once you have built the habit of doing housework for the length of a song, you can play two songs!


You want to be healthier and take better care of yourself. Well, working out and doing some housework certainly falls under this. Let's address healthy eating. Again, we want to make this as simple as possible. Here is what I do that has been working really well:

Toss the following into a pressure cooker:

Meat (Choose 1):

  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken thighs
  • Pork
  • Turkey

    Veges & stuff (choose 4):

  • Green beans/Asparagus/Cauliflower/Brocolli (choose 1)
  • Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Baby potatoes

    Sauce (choose 1):

  • Curry (+ variety to choose from)
  • Salsa (+ variety to choose from)
  • Marinara/Spaghetti/Tomato sauce (+ variety to choose from)


  • Garlic
  • Onion

    I don't even cut anything. If anything, I just use my hands to split the green beans, carrots, etc. Again, low barrier of entry. Keep it simple!

    At the same time, on the stove or in a rice cooker, make something to put this all on top of:

  • Brown rice
  • White rice
  • Orzo
  • Quinoa

    It takes about ~30 minutes to make a ton of healthy and tasty food. I do this twice per week.

    For breakfast, I toss 1 cup of oatmeal in a bowl, 2 cups of water in that bowl, cover and microwave it for 4 minutes, and add a tbsp of brown sugar and maybe some peanut butter. Simple, easy, fast, little barrier of entry.


    We've added quite a few (doable!) things for you to work on. You said you want to start studying programming. I would caution you to not start doing that now. You don't want to burn yourself out. Remember, start small, we're building habits here.

    This doesn't mean you won't ever study programming. In fact, what if you start now? What if you burn out in 1 month and don't touch programming again? What if this leads you to stop working out, stop doing housework, stop cooking? It's not worth it.

    So how do you know when you're ready to add studying programming? Read this. Only make 3 cards: workout, housework, cook.

    Once you are done with these 3 cards, you can create a new one for programming. But make sure you follow the same principles of starting small! Only commit yourself to 10 minutes a day. You can always do more, but 10 minutes is success.


    Enjoying this? Looking for another adventure to go on after 7 weeks of programming? Fix your sleep schedule. Make a card for light's out at : pm.


    At this point, we're getting closer to facing Smaug. You want to add another thing? Add meditating. Again, start small! Start with 5 minutes a day, or maybe less! Whatever sounds so doable that there is no way you couldn't do it. I don't give a shit if that means 1 minute per day.


    Don't feel bad if you don't fill out these cards perfectly. Remember, something is better than nothing. If you only have an X for half of those days, you've still improved yourself enormously.

    There will be fuck-ups. Bilbo fucked up, but he still got to Smaug's lair. Use your fuck-ups. Fucking abuse those fuck-ups. When you fuck-up (which you will, it's part of the process), make it a point to learn from it. Make yourself glad you did it. Didn't workout today? Do something you otherwise wouldn't have done that day: maybe go for a short 5 minute walk, or call your mother to tell her you love her, or send an email to your favorite band or author and thank them for existing, or read a short story on /r/writingprompts, or write a haiku, or tell yourself you're fucking awesome. It doesn't have to be big, but I guarentee it will be worth doing.

    Remember, the first step is coming out of your hobbit hole. There will be many, many challenges along the way. You might have to fight some spiders in Mirkwood, you might have to get in some barrels to escape some wood-elves, you might find a ring. Your life is a book, you aren't going to go directly from your hobbit hole to Smaug's lair. Along your journey, you likely won't even be thinking about Smaug's lair, because you should be focusing on the present, your 3 minute dishwashing session, your 10 minute workout. There will be a point you will look back and see how far you are from your hobbit hole. Before you know it, you'll be standing in front of a dragon's lair and realizing that back in your hobbit hole, you never in 100 years would have expected to be standing right there.

    Now go take your first step toward becoming Bilbo.
u/ex0- · 5 pointsr/climbing

Get a pullup bar for one of your doorframes so you have something to do pullups on and then girth hitch these to the bar when you want to use them.

u/north0 · 4 pointsr/AskReddit
u/asev0 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I don't think many people appreciate just how much of a workout you can get from doing calisthenics. You won't be able to walk into a gym and do heavy lifting, but calisthenics will definitely get you in shape.

Upper body:

  • Pushups (standard with hands at shoulder width; diamond with hands at center forming a diamond to emphasize triceps; wide with hands wider than shoulder width apart to emphasize chest)

  • Pullups, if you have a bar or ledge to use. You can buy something like this that easily swings into your door frame, too.
  • Situps/crunches (and variations), leglifts, jack knives

  • Planks

    Lower Body:

  • Squats (do them slowly; your upward movement should be just as slow as going down. Do not pause to rest at the top. Push yourself to do one more than you can handle, rest, then do another set)

  • Lunges (same thing)

  • Wall-sits

    For a quick workout, I'd recommend doing 'pyramids'. Start by warming up (quick jog around the block, or run up and down the stairs a few times). Then pick a few exercises. Jumping jacks, squats, lunges, pushups, situps, and leglifts are a good place to start. You can add various add exercises, like different kinds of pushups as you progress. Then start with a number like 15 or 20 (depends on how much you can do and how long you want to exercise). Do 15 of each exercise, then 14 of each, then 13 of each, and so on all the way down to 1.

    This is actually a warmup we would do sometimes at my dojo, and it's one hell of a warmup. It doesn't take too long but it will tire you out.

    Also, you have many things around your house that could be used as 'weights' which would be helpful for squats/lunges/etc. Find a heavy textbook, a gallon of water, etc. As long as you do enough and you do them right, squats with a gallon of water is more than enough to get your legs burning.

    Anyway, good luck and don't let a "lack of resources" stop your progress. You can get a good workout without a gym.
u/HyruleanGentleman · 4 pointsr/hiphopheads

this is the one I have, but I usually do the RR at the gym because it requires parallel bars for dips (you can do dips on this pull-up bar too, they're just less challenging)

u/moopie · 4 pointsr/Fitness

The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar is pretty awesome. Have had mine for about 8 months now.

u/youknow99 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I had one of these for a while in my apartment. Never messed up anything.

u/Quick_and_Vigor · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Look up HIIT, EMOM, Tabata, and those should lead to other searches.

No equipment? Get one of these at least

Example Conditioning:

Warm-up (5 minutes)
Jog for a bit and slowly increase pace. It should be light and easy.

Strength Cycle (16 minutes)
Timing: 40sec on, 20 off.

Repetition: 4 rounds


  1. Jump Rope
  2. Dips (use a chair and a coffee table)/Pushups (alternate each round)
  3. Pullups/Chinups (alternate each round)
  4. Some kind of ab work (not crunches: V-ups, hollow rockers, russian twists, etc.)

    Conditioning Cycle (10 minutes)
    Timing: 30 sec on, 30 off

    Repetition: 10 rounds


  5. Sprint for 30 seconds
  6. walk/jog for 30 seconds

    Cool Down Stretching
    Do the Limber 11 stretch/roll routine

    This should take you around 40 - 45 minutes.

    Look up Crossfit WOD stuff and narrow your choices to that that doesn't require equipment.

    Also look up sand bag workouts. A sandbag is easy equipment.
u/IArtThereforeIAm · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I have this one. I have had it for 3 years and I use it constantly.

As long as you do your pull ups in full control, and not Crossfit style, you won't break anything.

u/grimgrau · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Definitely buy yourself a pair of adjustable gymnastics rings. The plastic ones are much less expensive, but when your hands get sweaty they don't have a good grip like the wooden ones. You should get wooden rings if you can, but you can get plastic ones for the time being and later on move to wood if you want to.

>I'm advised to stay away from weights so I shouldn't do lat pulldowns or other things like that (I'm 13, so my mom and other people around reddit say that I need to grow first). Should I still be using dumbbells for squats, and how? Should I do deadlifts?

It's a myth that weights will stunt your growth, so you could always move to free weights in the future if bodyweight training isn't right for you. Bodyweight training is great, though! You could use dumbbells for squats, lunges, and other things if you wanted to, but for now just stick with the recommended routine and follow the squat progression for your legs.

>How do I use the smith machine for rows? I've read around here and r/Fitness that it's great for them, abd I know to put the bar to my waist, but should I put any weight on it or leave it as a blank bar?

Until you get your rings you can definitely use the smith machine for rows. Alternatively you could do dumbbell rows:


    >I tried asking people at the gym about this, they were super nice :) but they suggested I use the lat pulldown machine or some other weird machine where you lift yourself up to bars, but there's a footrest under you that just holds your weight (so I don't feel any exercise happening).

    That seems to work for some people, but it's really better to do pull up or chin up negatives. This is where you boost yourself up by jumping or using a platform to get yourself high enough to grab the bar/rings and lowering yourself down as slowly as you can. The lat pulldown machine is a completely different movement from actual pull ups and chin ups, but if you want to use it that's fine.

    >If you can help and/or leave some advice I'd appreciate that :)

    You really only need to know some basics about bodyweight training in order to do it and get something out of it. You'll learn slowly as you do this for longer. Don't worry about trying to know everything all at once. The most important thing is for you to begin working out and then stick with it. :)

    Feel free to post any other questions that you have in the daily discussion threads that we have here. People who do calisthenics (bodyweight training) tend to be very helpful and this in general is quite a helpful community. We enjoy what we do and when see someone else who wants to get into it we do our best to help that person.

    If you can get your parents to help or you can do chores to try to earn the money slowly you could also get yourself a doorway pull up bar that fits into your door frame. "The Iron Gym" isn't very expensive and it doesn't screw into your door. It uses leverage to hang from the top of the door so you can do pull ups or even hang your gymnastics rings from it. You mentioned that your gym doesn't have any pull up bars so you could do some things at home if you wanted to instead of always needing to go to the gym. You could do part of your routine at home and then finish up at the gym.

    There are knock-off versions of The Iron Gym and they all pretty much work the same. It's not a very expensive piece of equipment but it will let you use your rings at home.
u/DREADLOCKSS · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ya legit gymnastics parallel bars are expensive. I have a iron gym pull-up bar and MDUSA rings but i hang my rings on a beam in a garage. I also have hanged them on a branch of a tree (make sure it's sturdy), on swing sets with the swings moved out of the way, on monkey bars, and on a football goal post. All were very succesful getting enough height and room on the sides is the most important which is why monkey bars actually work better than a narrow pull-up bar.

If drilling isn't an option then buying some sort of pull-up bar to hang them on is probably your next best bet. An iron gym is pretty cheap and with a couple of nails you can secure your doorframe extra if your worried about it being flimsy although my apartment doorframe does fine. You could also do a power tower for pretty cheap.

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u/ninjamike808 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Yea, it has a lot of different positions and you can take it off easily and set it on the ground so that you can go down as far as possible, pretty much. This is it and you can get it at target for like $30. It's convenient, more convenient than the ones you have to screw into your door frame, unless you don't have any door jams for it to hook onto.

u/SuperDuperCereal · 3 pointsr/loseit

Make your body straight and stiff as a board (or plank) and hold yourself up off the ground.
Here is a great explanation:

You could get one of these pull-up bars to work those lats, arms, and back better at home. You can even hang and get some core workouts in by lifting your legs. Cheap and very useful.

You absolutely can bike for 30 minutes instead of walking daily! That's probably better than my 2 x 1mile walks, actually. Keeping that heart rate up for 30 minutes daily will REALLY help your metabolism.

Be very strict about your diet and workouts. Force yourself to hit that bike daily and get those workouts in. Also, try to stay active at least one day on the weekend. You can do this shit, man! You don't have to eat like a rabbit on keto, just NO CARBS. You are the only one you can count on to shed that weight... nobody else will help you. STAY DISCIPLINED! Even when the office has donuts, pizza, etc... don't give in with "just one".


u/Firefoxx336 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I'm 17 so I built my set up knowing I'd have limited space and even more limited funding. For building your own gym the most important thing to remember is that there are tons of people out there who have given up on exercising and have unused equipment lying around. You can take advantage of this by checking craigslist and helping other people reclaim space in their garages.

Remember, your body is an organic system, it doesn't care about the condition of equipment, as long as provides resistance and is safe. That is to say, new weights at Dick's will run you $0.89/lb, potentially lightly rusted weights will run you $0.40 or even less on craigslist. They go fast though, so jump on a deal if you see it and refresh a few times each day. I 250lbs worth of dumbells + a storage rack for $150 a couple days ago. In my area, that's a steal.

Craigslist also graced me with a 4 month old Bowflex Blaze for $150. 79 exercises and about 24 sq. feet taken up by its footprint. I'll take that ratio. The Blaze has a flat bench that can be set to a 45 degree incline for lifting even without the bows. Dips can be done off the side of the bench, toe-raises can be done off of the supporting floor bars. The Blaze is a monster tool. If you're going after a Bowflex (they're the safest apparatus if you're working out solo) I'd keep an eye out for the Revolutions. They run a bit higher but they use real weights and are supposed to be pretty spectacular.

Other than that I bought one of these for pullups in a doorway, and just picked up a speed jump rope for $4/free shipping on Amazon. Cheap cardio. If you've got some more cash though you can pick up almost any common exercise machine for ~$80 on craigslist. Bikes/Treadmills especially.

If you're into the protein/supplements thing give a look. I have yet to find a cheaper place to buy (60% off retail) and they have an enormous selection with fast shipping. From the research I've done (my uncle co-founded the Taro drug company, he knows his shit, and I've done a ton of anecdotal reading on the forums) the best protein available is the Optimum Nutrition Pro, which packs 60g/serving with a mess of aminos. The best creatine supplement is Gaspari Nutrition's SizeOn. And the best nitric oxide is Gaspari Nutrition's Superpump250. My uncle says there isn't nearly so much credible research backing nitric oxide as the other two, and my family doctor advises against using it because it quickly dilates your veins, which means sudden lower blood pressure, which can lead to a heart attack. Both endorse protein and creatine though. Creatine has also been credibly linked to increased mental capability. Can't go wrong with fish oil for brains and joints and a solid muti vitamin either. ;)

u/2edgee · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Here it is on Amazon. I'm not sure what you mean by weird three piece thing... but I'm guessing it's that because there were three pieces that needed to be assembled.

u/recordman94 · 3 pointsr/P90X

I'm using these to replace pull-ups. I have a set of weights, but I can't use something like this because my ceiling is too low (I'm doing P90X in the basement)

u/R0FL_LAUNCHER · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

The bar is probably the Iron Gym one, I was thinking about buying one today. I'm curious about the rings though, I was considering building my own dip bars but if the rings work just as well for $40 I'm going to spring for those. I'll edit my comment if I find the rings.

Pull-up Bar ($23.99):

Rings ($32.99):

u/AnonymousWritings · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Not an expert, so take these comments with many grains of salt.

Two things:

  1. Doing something is far superior to doing nothing

  2. Balance push and pull.

    Taking these things together, I would say that if you have no pullup bar, skip the pullup + dip pair, and just do rows, pushups, squats, and L-sit until you can get yourself a pullup bar. This has you doing one push and one pull exercise.

    This pullup bar will be like 30-35$ after shipping + taxes. Skip the daily starbucks coffee for a week or two and you can afford to buy the pullup bar.
u/drunkenknitter · 3 pointsr/YAYOG
u/uufo · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Half a hour a day is plenty, but you really need a pullup bar (buy a bar like this instead of the pressure-type, it won't ruin your door and it's just as cheap).

Alternate one day when you do a push progression (ex: HSPU) + a pull progression (ex: pullup), one day when you do a core progression (ex: toe-to-bar lift) + a leg progression (ex: pistol squat), and one rest day. 3 sets for each progression. This should fit into the 30min. Skip the warmup , the body drills and the mobility exercises. If you are afraid of working out without warmp up keep it to a minimum (like 2 minutes jumping rope).

If you discover that the above suggestion doesn't fit into the 30 min (for example because you need too much rest time between sets), try something even simpler: one day push progression, one day pull progression, one day leg progression, repeat for other three days, and then take one rest day. Core will still be trained effectively.

u/fsacb3 · 3 pointsr/climbing

There are many variations, but you need to hang on something. Figure out a way, depending on what your living arrangements are. You can attach a pull up bar to a doorframe. You can hang from the door frame itself. You can find a tree or monkey bars or ledge of some kind outside.

Once you've found something to hang on, it'd be best to attach something to it. Hangboards, rock rings, pull up bar, homemade contraption. The device is not important, but preferably you can grip it in different ways. Open hand, sloper, two finger, crimp, side pull, etc.

Step three is to do pull ups, hangs, lock offs, and levers. Google hangboard workout and you'll find something. Use a chair if you need to reduce your weight, wear a backpack to increase it. Work out 3 times a week or so.

All the other fitness stuff you can do is great, but won't help your climbing as much as this. You have to hang, and you have to pull. This will keep in you decent shape.

Some links:
The above can be modified to make it more climber friendly. You can make your own one of these:
Or you could hang some rock rings.

u/thesilverleo · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

You've come so, so far already. Congrats on that! Things that I might consider if I were you:

  1. Reverse dieting for a bit - that is slowly adding calories back in and seeing how your weight responds. More information here
  2. Substituting morning yoga or evening yoga with a walk outside instead
  3. Strength training exercises like step ups, pull ups (bar here, good video on how to regress here and here), push-ups, squats, and lunges. The great thing about resistance training is that you can take it slow and it doesn't lead to the same hunger after an intense cardio session.

    Don't try too many things at once, and be patient. So much easier said than done, I know.
u/southern_rooster · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/maiusmadness · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I like the Iron Gym Pull Up Bar on Amazon, works great for me and seems pretty durable so far. Just make sure it will fit your doorway and wont damage the door frame!

u/Sloppy1sts · 3 pointsr/pics

Not that I can think of. But you can get a pullup bar that hangs in your doorframe for pretty cheap.

u/Brain__Dead · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You could try this one. Or if you want something a bit cheaper try this one here.

u/vagif · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you have a door frame you can buy a pull up bar. No need to mount or anything, it just hinges on the door frame.

And then you can buy rings and attach them to that pull up bar.

And now you can do all kinds of pull ups and push ups.

u/Pretty_Swell_Guy · 3 pointsr/Fitness

you'll need some equipment but I've found this the best routine.. 1-2 times a week.. Equipment needed: [ab wheel] (, [pull up bar] ( & [resistance band] (


  1. 30 reps Ab wheel
  2. 30 hanging leg raises
  3. 30 twist? each side.. put one handle in a doorway and close the door.

u/JustARogue · 3 pointsr/Fitness


Also, mountless pullup bars don't leave marks on doors. Alternatively, find a park with monkey bars and use that.

u/cipherovich · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

From FAQ:*Version*=1&*entries*=0

You can hang rings from pullup bar for rows, dips, pullups, holds. And you can dip on tables, chairs, boxes until you get to your ring dips. So you dont really need anything except pullup bar and rings to complete recommended routine.

u/nailz1000 · 3 pointsr/P90X
u/sithyiscool · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I have a home gym that I built. I have been searching for equipment for a long time that can handle a good amount of weight, and is minimalistic. The pieces of equipment I own are:

u/chibi_rosie · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I don't know what your doorway looks like, but I use an Iron Gym. It does come with a tiny metal hook/clip thing that you have to insert between the top of the door frame and the wall so you don't crash, but it's a very thin piece of metal and you could easily caulk where the clip was if/when you move out (or don't since I doubt anyone under 7 feet tall would notice a thin 1.5 inch long hole in between the moulding and the wall). I like it because I don't have to have my pull-up bar in the doorway permanently, and as far as damage done to the door way is concerned, it's really pretty minimal.

u/drjkiel · 3 pointsr/Fitness

This is what I have. I've also seen the same or similar model at places like dicks and target

u/tiara733 · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Definitely look into body weight exercises. There are a ton you can do at home without any equipment.

Some examples: pushups, planks (for core), dips (on a chair), inverted rows (on a table), body weight squats, lunges, etc.

One piece of equipment you may want to purchase is the Iron Gym pull up bar. It installs easily into most doorframes and won't damage anything. Pull ups are a great exercise for arms/back. Bear in mind that unassisted pull ups are quite hard if you don't have much upper body strength, but you can start out with hangs/negatives and work from there. You can also use the pull up bar for pushups, crunches, and dips too. I know I sound like one of those infomercials but this pull up bar is actually pretty useful. Hope this helps!

u/AtomicDynamo · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have been working on pull-ups for a while at home with one of those bars that hangs in a doorway. Despite what the product claims, I would not use it for anything other than pull-ups/chin-ups.

This is what I do. I plan to move on to the /r/bodyweightfitness program once I can do more than 2 pull-ups.

u/throwawayninety9 · 3 pointsr/progresspics

Nice progress man!

Make sure not to do ONLY targeted exercises like bicep curls. It looks like your deltoids haven't made as much progress as your biceps. Chin-ups would be great for working out both muscles as well as your lats and others in your back and core. I got one of those chin-up bars that you stick in the door without installing and love it! It literally just takes a second to put up or take down.

And don't forget your chest! If nothing else, throw some push-ups into your routine.

u/adrun · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Get a pull up bar!

And I second both recommendations made by /u/I_am_the_Batgirl.

u/MrLordG · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

Buy a pull up bar. This one works well assuming you have a regular door to hang it:

Start with the inside grip where your knocking knuckles will face towards each other and then experiment with the other pull up grips later, ultimately doing a combination of all different pull-ups during your workouts. After you complete a set of pull-ups, move to a set of pushups. You're going to do three sets to fail. You may not be able to do one at first. Just get used to pulling up and trying to get your body a bit higher each time. The most important thing is to DO THESE TO FAIL. Afterwards have a snack or a meal. I like to line up my workouts right before dinner.

u/RSHeavy · 2 pointsr/gainit

Agreed. I have an pulled bar that works as other stuff too, but I noticed that pullups/chinups give great defining results. That with dips and pushups gave me a good defined back and chest, but I think hitting arms and legs is much harder without using weights.

u/FleshyDagger · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm using Iron Gym on a very weak frame and I've found the bar to have surprisingly little vertical pull. The majority of the force is pushed towards the doorframe (beware of dents).

u/Dying_Daily · 2 pointsr/leangains

You've made some really good progress. Here's what I would do if I were you:

  1. Target the abdominal muscles directly (to failure) at least twice a week. Sit-ups and variations are very effective in building and tightening up the ab muscles. This will give that area a more muscular appearance while drawing in your waist size. Plus, you'll put on more muscle mass which will burn more calories, which will burn more fat. :)

  2. Cut down on your calories a bit (maybe 200-300 per day). This would make your rest days very difficult. In my opinion I'm not a big believer in huge daily calorie fluctuations. I think it makes things more difficult than needed and hard on the body. So I keep my daily caloric intake the same every day and still see results. You could also keep your calories the same, and just fast for 24 hours one day of the week. It won't hurt your gains and is an easy no-fuss way to shed a pound or two a month.

  3. For traveling, pushups, chinups, pullups, situps/crunches are very effective. You'll need a portable chinup bar for travelling. Here's the one I use and it works fine. You can even add weight by wearing a backpack with heavy books or buy one of those weighted vest things.

    Hope this helps.
u/Kurt422 · 2 pointsr/USMCboot

I was in the same wagon as you in my senior year, I could bench 295 but could barely do 4 pull ups and couldn't run a mile and now I can do 13 pull ups. When I went to MEPs they didn't even do the partial IST on me because the liaison "just wanna go home man", and just asked me how much I think I could do. Correct me if i'm wrong but you only need 2 pull ups and 44 sit ups to enlist into the DEP. But really pullups are easy to increase. Buy this:

and also here you go

u/TheOneKnownAsMonk · 2 pointsr/Tools

I have that pull up bar you need to attach the brackets to the door jam to make sure it's secure. I used a drill to make it easier and faster but I can imagine you can do it with a screwdriver it's just going to take quite a bit of effort. 3 screw's on each side about 1.5 inches each. You may get away without screwing it in but i wouldn't do it. Why not try this if your worried about holes

u/louieblack · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get a pullup bar and do toes to bar and L-sits and pullups and planches hanging from the bar. The "captains chair" involves isolating a portion of your body. If your goal is bodyweight ability, compound interaction is going to be better than isolation, in most cases.

u/spigotface · 2 pointsr/Fitness

\u\polynesianenglishman, he's referring to one like this. I have one of these as well, and it's amazing. Just keep at it and you'll be doing big sets eventually. I was able to go from maybe 2 in a row at the beginning of a semester to doing 3 sets of 20 by the end of the semester, by making sure I hit it every other day. It's all just consistency, perseverance, and understanding that almost imperceivably small day to day gains add up to big progress over a couple of months.

u/tmweth22 · 2 pointsr/LAlist

No worries.

My advice:

invest in

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar


TRX Training - Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor, Complete Full Body Workouts Kit for Home and on the Road


URBNFit Exercise Ball (55 CM) for Stability & Yoga - Workout Guide Incuded - Professional Quality (Pink)


A pair of 20 pound dumbbells.

My apartment doesn't have a gym either, so I just work out in my room with these. There are a ton of resources online for workout routines so Google and Reddit are your friend.

If you can't drop 150 on the straps, just buy the other 3 items. That'll get you started. And remember...

u/txking12 · 2 pointsr/NoFap

I realized I needed more discipline in the gym, so I found this suggestion from someone over in /r/fitness: Jim Stoppani's 6 Week Shortcut to Shred. I've basically been doing that for the past month minus the cardio in between sets because I'm already skinny. I have also started working out with a buddy so that we can hold each other accountable. If you are struggling to gain weight check out /r/gainit. I honestly don't pay super close attention to what I eat, I just try my best to eat healthy, and lots of it. I do suggest getting some protein powder, I'd say that's probably the most important thing to supplement. I use the chocolate Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition. I also throw in some peanut butter because its a really cheap source of calories, and sometimes a banana. I try to have at least two shakes a day; one right when waking, and one after my workout. I also bought this and highly recommend it. Seriously, whenever I felt the urge I would do pull ups/push ups.

I know how hard it can be to gain weight. I graduated high school at around 120lbs. I've gained since then and my normal weight was low 140s naturally. I still lose a few pounds if I don't eat properly for a day or two which is really frustrating. That routine is pretty strenuous. If you want something that requires less time check out starting strength in /r/fitness. It's basically squats, deadlifts, and bench press. I also started working out legs, which I never did before, and I think that has helped me a lot. All in all I spend probably an hour in the gym 5 days a week.. So I'm there frequently, and luckily I'm at a point in my life where I'm able to take an hour out of each day to do this. Let me know if there is any other way I can help or elaborate on. Feel free to pm me if need be.

u/myrandomname · 2 pointsr/USMC

There are usually pull up bars you can use at schools or parks, but if not, get one of these.

u/phrakture · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Inverted Rows and pullups are some of the best upper body exercises you can do. If you don't do them, you CAN create muscle imbalances. You can buy an Iron Gym bar for about $25 for pullups. As for inverted rows, you can do them under a table or a desk, or you can hang straps from the pullup bar to do them

u/kuroiryu146 · 2 pointsr/martialarts

I used this for a long time.

LPT: Just use it for pullups, not the other crap they try to claim it does.

u/peaches017 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I bought one of these a few years back and would just do pull-ups / chin-ups every time I came back to my room. Within weeks, I had gone from 1-2 reps to ~10. Greasing the groove definitely works and is endlessly satisfying as you continue to improve.

u/Vock · 2 pointsr/weightroom

Honestly, what's worked for me is Pavel Tsatsouline "Greasing The Groove" technique. I have one of these and used to walk by it and just do a couple chin ups/pull ups and hanging inversions. After a few months of just mucking around on it, I wanted to see what I could do, and am now capable of doing 5 sets of 12 chin ups, and 5 sets of 9-10 on pull ups. Slowly working up to 5 sets of 20 on both, but it is coming.

u/DarkwingDuc · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Any way to mount a pullup bar (like this or this) in your home? Back in college I mounted one in my apartment in the frame between the kitchen and living room, and would do pullups each time I passed. I went from only being able to do a few chinups to knocking out 20 pullups in a set. I don't remember how long it took me, but I was only in that place for about a year. So it wasn't long.

Now I only do pullups a couple days a week in the gym, and even though I'm overall stronger than I was back then, I can't do nearly as many.

u/cy19 · 2 pointsr/P90X

I think I'm understanding the question and I'm in the same boat. I workout in my unfinished basement and have no access to doors there. So what I did was get 2 of these hooks (you can get nicer colors than red if you want).

I got a pull-up bar that looks like this but was under $20 at Walmart. I put the hooks so they hook under the horizontal bar that you don't use to pull-up on (the part that's supposed to go behind your doorframe), on the inside as far apart as they go. Then you can easily take the bar down when you're not using it. It works great but I'm not sure if it will be cosmetically pleasing to you, having 2 hooks there when you're not using it, it's not an issue in my basement for me.

I hope that helps, if it sounds even remotely like what you're looking for I can take a picture when I get home if my explanation fell short.

u/Thezealot · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have both, the one op wants and this top voted one

both are good, but the one that you want, op, I like much better, as it has the perfect width for me.

u/theresnoproblem · 2 pointsr/ultimate

Hand-eye coordination

-In a distance of 30 yards, push off as hard as you can the first 5-6 steps before jogging the rest out, do this 5-10 times.
-Jump rope, fast, high, doubles, one foot, switch foot, just jump the rope
-Run as hard as you can for 1 minute, walk 1 minute, rinse and repeat for 20 minutes


Last golden eg! Everytime you workout, no matter what you're doing, perform this cycle 2-4 times as fast as you can- it'll make your body much more prepared to be a badass:

10 push-ups
10 standing squats
10 crunches
5 pull-ups

And get yourself one of these so you can do many different push-ups and pull-ups:

u/sdub86 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

well worth the money. 5 minute install. hang it on your door.

u/meeshkyle · 2 pointsr/Military

Everyone always asks what is the best workout that can help with doing pull ups. And honestly, doing pull ups is the best way to work out to get better at pull ups. I would say just go buy a cheap pull up bar and throw it somewhere in your house. Like the entrance to your room. Do a couple pull ups every day. Hell, if you really want to be a pull up master, follow the Armstrong Pull Up Program.

u/skipsmagee · 2 pointsr/Fitness

16kg kettlebell (start with swings)

Door frame pull-up bar (start with negatives)

And two chairs on which you can do dips and decline push-ups

Setting a timer on my phone helps me keep from dawdling too long, and Netflix helps distract me. Right now: Archer.

u/StreetMailbox · 2 pointsr/loseit

Advice: do some minor resistance/endurance stuff even at home. Pushups, situps, and pullups using a bar like the one I have.

Your head, neck, and shoulders will have angles you never knew existed in a few weeks, not to mention the benefits to your arms, back, and core.

Good luck, and congrats!

u/Tz-Top-Kek · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

This is the one that I own and it works well. Just make sure it's secure when you mount it, and try not to swing around too much. It doesn't cause any damage to the doorway, but it's less secure than bars that screw in.

u/Yeahnuld · 2 pointsr/homegym

Not sure what the availability/pricing/shipping will be in Greece but I'll give it a shot and try to fit your budget or come close

Most of the Squat stands on Amazon have a 390 lb capacity, this one claims to have a 200kg capacity for $65.99 (USD) :

You could probably save some money if you get just a flat bench, I can highly recommend the rep fitness one(this one is a bit more expensive) , but if you want incline I'd say the titan adjustable bench is good for the price $114 and a 650 lb capacity

Pullup Bar for $25 with a 300 lb capacity

As for a barbell, I know you are into powerlifting, so if you are willing to raise your budget I'd recommend the Rouge Ohio power bar ($250), it's solid and will last. If the budget is tight, and since plates haven't been factored in yet I'd look for a weight set that comes with a barbell and then buy some extra 45s after. Might come with a shitty bar but if you're careful with it it might last for a while. This is something I'd recommend buying in person since shipping will kill your budget.

I left out the dumbells since Olympic pairs are kinda expensive and i wanted to leave plenty of room for plates, but if you need them there are a bunch on Amazon for $30 per db.

Also I'm not sure if Craigslist exists in Greece but if it does or if something similar exists I'd look for some good deals on there. Good luck

u/darien_gap · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips
u/jwesters · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just bought this and it can be easily brought down after use. Only thing is there is a small metal piece that you put behind the upper door jam. Hope this helps

u/andrew650 · 2 pointsr/PKA

for those saying they have no equipment.

dropping 25 bucks for a piece of equipment that can get every part of your upper body ripped is a great investment.

u/awesomeintrovert · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Have these, love these: - make sure you read the FAQ in it's entirety to see if your doors will work with it. You need a specific kind of door, watch videos for examples.

u/mum_spaghetti · 2 pointsr/DIY

I was wondering why you wouldn't rather get a door hanging pull bar? It states it supports up to 300 lbs.

It's smaller than what you're trying to build, you can put it away when needed, and it's probably only a few dollars cheaper (you can probably find it from craigslist/kijiji as well).

u/WanderingJones · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Maybe your left wrist is too weak to do them properly? You aren't really supposed to be resting on your wrists during push-ups, you are supposed to be on your hands/fingers. That's the issue I have with one armed push ups at least.

If that's the case you can either do them on your fists, put one of these on the ground and do them using that, or get something like these until your wrists are strong enough. BWSG989 posted a good link to look at, wrist push-ups should help a lot.

u/AmuseDeath · 2 pointsr/StopGaming

I think the best advice to be given to high school people is just to CHILL. When I went there, there was a lot of social pressure to fit in and get to know whatever. But I think the best thing I could have done was not care. And I say not care meaning like okay, so you have more friends... how does that then make me inferior? Yea, you can meet girls there, but you can also meet girls after high school. If you know you are cool, then you don't really have to worry about these other things.

I didn't have many friends in high school. My friend pool actually vanished and I had to move into a new group. I still keep in touch with some of these guys to this day. It was cool to have a group, but life moves on and changed a whole bunch after high school.

I don't think you should see games as an enemy or an obstacle that prevents you from having a social life, but just think of it as something you do. What makes you social is really who you are and that is a sum of everything you do and believe in. The other half is who you are interacting with. They might not be social... then it's not really you then.

I guess I feel like the odd one here because I still do play games, but I'm subscribed to this forum. I play games and 99% of the people I run into do not know what I play or don't play games. That's fine. It's an activity that I enjoy that makes me competitive or enjoy content. I don't see it that much different than say being stuck on a good TV series like Breaking Bad. I don't think it's really playing games that is bad, but an addiction to it that is the case. If you are pushing away friends, family and opportunities to game, then it should be a concern.

So I would make sure you have your basics down. Get your grades up, eat well and keep it cool with parents and such. I would go ahead and buy these:

These are one of the best purchases I have ever made. Just buy them and use them time to time. I do pull ups and push ups here and there and I look pretty decent. I'm not a walking bulge of muscle, but it builds some and I don't look lanky. BUY THEM. They last a long time and are so much cheaper than a gym membership. You also want to throw in some running and squats as well.

It's pretty terrifying at lunch time when you go out to recess and there is nobody you meet with. Then you start freaking out... man I don't have friends... man I'm a loser, etc. I would try to find groups that you see people that share your interests with or find school clubs you can be around and hop into. One of the better things I found out was that in reality, EVERYONE is terrified at this age. When you realize that, you realize everything you fear is constructed and that it's really up to you to care or not. I still think having friends is better because it's more fun. Just calm down and be smart. Before you know it, you'll be the coolest guy you know.

u/3xperience · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Most BWF folks around here recommend AGAINST starting with rings, due to the instability and risk of injury for a beginner. Get a pull up bar.

u/sm0gs · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Can you get one of these movable doorway pull up bars? My boyfriend has one and it’s surprisingly sturdy

u/ArcTruth · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just got this one. Works beautifully, doesn't require any screws or installation stuff.

Fits quite well in the doorway of my apartment, which was formerly a dorm room. Very small. Should work in pretty much any size doorway, though.

u/satxmcw · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Just get any bar that hangs on the lip of the door frame like this one. They're all the same, you can probably get a different brand for $20, and even cheaper on Craigslist.

u/JoeMarron · 2 pointsr/gainit

Pull up bars are dirt cheap, buy one. Good lighting or not I can see your abs. I bulked with pretty much the same body fat as you, 30lbs later and I'm still relatively lean. You have nothing to worry about.

Also, keep in mind that body weight training is less efficient than lifting weights so be patient. You can still build plenty of muscle but it won't be as fast as a good weight training program.

u/thelaughingcactus · 2 pointsr/progresspics

Great investment for when I was getting started. You can snag it for ~$25 on Amazon. Multiple grips and you can use it for pull ups, chin ups, crunches, dips, and push ups.

I would put it in the doorway for my room and every time I go in or out of the room I did pull-ups until failure. Now that I'm at the gym often I don't use it as much, but it will definitely last.

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

u/minitrip · 2 pointsr/Fitness

well its not one of those that you install. Its one of those that uses your body weight to cling on to the wall, so when you jump up to do negative pullups, at the very top you can make it fall off.

like one of these:

u/cgo435 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is the one I have. Got it on Amazon (it has Prime if you're wondering). Removable, installs in seconds, assembly will probably take you all of 5 minutes. Put it somewhere where you pass through a lot, and then do pull-ups every time you pass.

u/modestfish · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I'd add a pullup bar to this. You can get one that slips easily into a door frame for not to much. The Iron Gym works well for me (granted, I weigh about 120 pounds--I'd advise against this for a heavier person). It's pretty difficult to access a lot of the muscle groups you can target through pullups from using just floor upper-body excercises.

u/SquatzOatz · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Do you mean something like this?

u/thisaccountmaybemine · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I recommend using this. It's basically the same routine as you posted but has warm ups included and videos, so it's a little better. :) It's what I've been using for the past two months.

Anyway, your questions:
/u/ideograph is right for 1 and 2 Except that rest periods should match your goals. < 90s rest is best for endurance, < 3 minutes is best for hypertrophy and 3-5 is best for strength.

For 3. The video is what you should be doing. You can start off by using doors - the /r/bodyweightfitness FAQ has a fair amount about that. A pull-up bar can also be used like the one you linked. Or, if you get one that doesn't need to be attached to the door frame like this then you'd need something tall to put your legs on.

u/adventuringraw · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I like this one. It can do a little damage to the trim though so I always fold two socks in half and put them down between the bar and both sides of the trim. The main thing I like about this one... see those neutral grip deals? You can hang rings on them really easy... so there you go, dips, rows, pullups, whatever. I've got a friend who ordered his rings from here. He got the black plastic ones, and they work just fine... so there you go. Rings + pullup bar for $57... a little over your budget, but pretty close. Sometimes you can find those iron gym bars locally for cheaper if you hunt around a bit too. I'm 200 and a training friend of mine is 230, and it's held up fine so weight-wise you're good to go.

u/sanchostache · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Can someone recommend a cheap pair of rings for me (US)? I currently have a one of these to hook them to.

u/iams3b · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Iron Gym (doorway pullup bar) pull up bar is pretty much the only major requirement. You can probably start the recommended routine after that.

I also purchased this dib bar to make doing dips easier, but it's not necessary

u/kayetech · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Well, if you are able to modify/hang things on the walls and doorframes where you live, then getting a screw in one is a good option. If you aren't allowed, or don't want to, you can get ones that work by leverage. This is an example:

Pros and cons for each style. Freestanding rigs also exist, but tend to be much more expensive. If you are totally new to body weight, get a basic bar and you will be good to go for the time being.

u/Duze · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you search pull up bar on amazon, this is literally the first result:

I have yet to find a better bar. It requires no setup, can be stored away in a second, and it's relatively cheap. 100% recommended. It has a bigger version also, but you might not have room for that.

u/Defaultv1 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

2 Questions:

  1. Is it better to pause at the bottom of a squat or do one continuous motion?

  2. Thoughts on this pull up bar?

u/UnclaimedUsername · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Pushups with a bar are good for keeping your wrists straight. It's kind of like doing pushups on your knuckles. If you have wrist pain, it might be a good idea. However, if you're going to get a bar for pushups you may as well go with something multi-purpose. You could get a pullup bar like this, you can do pushups on it as well. Or you could get a couple hexagonal dumbells. Either choice will allow you to work your back, which you don't really hit with pushups. I doubt using bars will help you do more pushups, unless it's a psychological thing.

u/driftw00d · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This fits the bill. You can get it online of course or at your local sporting goods store (Sports Authority, Dick's, etc.) for the same price, about 30 bucks.

Quick warning, if you pick this up and you have light colored doorframes, do yourself a favor and wrap something (such as an old sock) on each of the arms that is in contact with the molding around your door. The black on the grips will leave a stain on the paint.

As far as using it I recommend figuring out your max set of reps to failure for varying grips (overhand, underhand, wide grip, parallel grip) and then do ~75% of your max reps for several sets, think 8-10+, throughout the day. Each time you walk past the thing throw down some reps and vary your grip from time to time.

u/blackeagle613 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Any reason why you cannot use this bar? It works very well and is removable.

u/xkcdFan1011011101111 · 2 pointsr/homefitness

Doorframe pullup bars

screw in to doorframe. I don't like this one because it cracked the molding on my door frame.

no screws required. I don't know if this is the one you had, but I just got one and I love it.

u/ItsACharlieDay · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

cheapest $.37

something I want under $60 or a gift card would be lovely to save for a computer.

Either way. Great contest!

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u/Stickit · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Here is a good, cheap pull up bar. Put it in a doorway and do a few everytime you walk through it. Do some every day, along with some push ups. If you can't do any pull ups, which isn't uncommon if you're pretty out of shape, then jump up to the top, and control yourself down slowly. (This is also called doing "negative" pull ups.) Once in a while, see how many you can possibly do. (this is the fun part!)

Enjoy your new strength.

u/mand0calrissian · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Do you have molding/trim on top of your door? If so, I think any of the over-the-door bars such as this one should work so long as the door frame is an appropriate width.

u/MizarsAsterism · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

What gymnastic rings are those, and do you think they'd work alright if I combined them with this pull up bar I've got? Not sure how adjustable the straps for rings tend to be but I could swing the money for a decent set of rings if they're going to be useful.

u/boxidea · 1 pointr/Fitness

Weight bench:



Additional plates (45 lb):

Pull up bar:

I actually bought the dumbells at Walmart. They had a better price at the time.

That was enough equipment to get me up and running for all the exercises that I like to do.

u/nthiogen · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I hung these rings on this pull up bar mounted in a door frame for well over a year of regular use. All still 100% usable. The pullup bar's spongy center grips are starting to fall apart (again, after over a year of pull ups and weighted pull ups), but the rings and straps look brand new. Highly recommend both.

u/SkinyFatBoi · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You can't even get a bar to hang on your door like this one or this one

u/hoogityboogitiesRIP · 1 pointr/adderall
u/fatalbinoninja · 1 pointr/fatlogic

Dooo it! It's such a fun thing to see yourself getting better at. I used this one for the longest time and really enjoyed it.

u/david-w-144 · 1 pointr/homegym

Had one of these for years before I got my home gym. The foam came off eventually but just added tape. Really solid, no complaints.

u/gonewild9676 · 1 pointr/BdsmDIY

Is there an access panel to an attic or anything else in the ceiling? How about air vents? You can pull the panel up/down/whatever and put eyelets in sideways into the ceiling joists. When you leave you just remove the eyelets and nobody is going to notice the holes. Not good for suspensions, but good enough for restraint.

For the hanging key you can try 3M command adhesive. You put them up and they stick, and then you pull the adhesive the right way and it magically comes off with no damage.

If you have windows you can try an expansion rod, though that might damage the window. There are door frame pull up bars you can try, like this thing:

u/Plant_41 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I realize it's getting late, so I really hope someone is still here that can help! Thanks in advance!!

I want to start doing the recommended routine in the Bodyweight fitness /r/. I'm a complete newbie 100% and I don't know how to do any of stretches/exercises included in the routine, however I have no problem learning. I have some questions regarding it, tho.

1)) Is there a newbie "recommended routine"? I see there is an intermediate routine, so is there a even more, basic one?

2)) I realize I do the workouts every other day. One day do the routine, the next day rest, one day do the routine, then rest, etc. Currently I run lightly every day for 30 minutes. Should I stop running completely because it would hurt my progress? Or is it okay if I run on my "days off"?

3)) Do I have to eat any differently? That might seem really, REALLY stupid to some of you, but I'm genuinely curious. Right now, if I continue my running and eat the way I do, I will lose weight. If I continue that, yet still do the recommended routine, will I not benefit at all? Must I eat at a surplus while on the routine if I want to gain muscle? (If so, is there any sort of cheat sheet in regards to what I should eat?)

4)) The routine needs me use a pull up bar and exercises that are called dipps (whatever those are?) I don't have a pull up bar at home but I'm interested in buying one. Any recommendations? Would one like this work?


u/shenaniganns · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you have $30 to spare, workout bar, fits on your door frame.

u/d1deonly · 1 pointr/Fitness

will it fit my 35 and a little inch door?, i had the iron gym one and it did not fit.

u/KeronCyst · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

Buy an Iron Gym and do pull-ups. This is all you need to start with!

u/OuchMyBrain · 1 pointr/Fitness

> That and its hard for me to practice straight pullups since I lack a bar outside of a gym, and doing 3-1x5 looks pretty lame :(

  1. For $22, you can have your very own pull up bar in your bedroom. It will also allow you to do a handful of other exercises too.
  2. Who cares what 3-1x5 looks like? Are you going to improve by doing 0x1-5?
u/eviltoiletpaper · 1 pointr/keto

This is a good cheap option for home pull ups, been using one for over two years now:

u/miaret · 1 pointr/UIUC

sell yours on craigslist and acquire the following:

"somewhere to go to get out of the house, during the summer."
specifically to do pullups? o.o that strikes me odd, but different strokes, I guess.

u/bobthebobofbob · 1 pointr/Fitness

Have you looked into one of the removable ones like this? You could just throw it up and do a set then take it down. That's what I used to do when I had one. I only weighed like 160lbs when I used it though so I don't know how much I would really trust it now.

u/dontforgetpants · 1 pointr/Fitness

Seems like a good plan if your schedule won't allow for consistent gym time. I would recommend getting a removable pull-up bar like this rather than a screw-in one, if you don't already have a bar, and then get a ring set that you can hang off of it for your lying-down rows (and dips!). Also, if you have the money to spare, you can do a lot with an adjustable dumbbell set - lots of upper body isolation work obviously, but also things like dumbbell snatches, lunges, bulgarian split squats, single leg deadlifts, etc.

u/papahance · 1 pointr/Fitness

Just read up on the frequency method; looks perfect for me. My birthday is on Wednesday and I'm asking for one of these, so I'll be able to do chins and pull-ups whenever.

u/Lightning14 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Funny, wrist and knees have been my weaknesses over the years. I have very slim wrists and used to get a lot of pain from doing push ups. I solved the problem by just using a simple push-up/pull-up bar. Specifically, The Iron Gym.

I used to have a lot of knee pain when playing basketball, skiing, or anytime I needed to squat for more than a few seconds. For me it got a lot better when I changed my diet (cut out fast food/junk food and became vegetarian) and more recently has improved even more as I have incorporated more squats and wall sits into my exercise. The first week or two of doing squats and wall sits did involve some increase in knee pain, though.

u/jackaloper · 1 pointr/climbing

I'm nervous about your door mounting system. Something like this is what most people use and seems safer:

u/chrismowgli · 1 pointr/Fitness

do you have a tree you can do pull ups off of? Find a sturdy branch, throw a towel over it, grab it and do pull ups/chin ups. Thats what i can think of if you have no equipment.

you could buy this too:

u/celticfan008 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Here's what i did. Get an Iron Gym Pull Up bar And just try and push out a few pull-ups, crunches, and push ups whenever you can. Its what i did and I'm really liking it, (though I've kind of fallen off the horse a bit) Start small, then slowly build up other things.

u/cultivating_mass · 1 pointr/Fitness

This website (and this program) is frequently used by beginners to train for a 5k. Also, most parks have jungle gyms with bars or just a metal bar to do pull ups. If you have the money, a home pull up bar works extremely well.

u/saladpower · 1 pointr/bikewrench

Iron Gym pull up bar - the horizontal handles that stick out can be used to stick your frame on and work on your bike in the doorway. I've been using mine for a year or two. Plus, it's a pull up bar.

u/daemonpie · 1 pointr/Wellington

If you haven't find a suitable one, maybe one of these could be a possibility?

u/Still_Wind · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Your training will make you strong. Pull up bar will make me strong

u/EmeryXCI · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is actually hard because I have several health related items on my wishlists. I want this so bad. I desperately need to get in shape and start building some muscle. But I also have a blender/smoothie maker, some weights, etc.

u/therm0pyle · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Sorry, missed that somehow.

I'm assuming that the issue with the pullup bar is the hard parts, correct? This one, for example, has the hard bar and then other areas are padded: ( )

Any chance of picking up some foam or something to attach to the hard bar and avoid damaging the wood that way?

u/cfaaccount1234325153 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Ha. "You'll shoot your eye out, kid."

But really, I have no idea what that thing is all about. I looked at the owners manual and it seems to have a lot of different functions, but nothing that's really that relevant to bodyweight workouts. The lat pulldown feature is relevant if you can't get a pullup, but I think everything else, you can do without equipment. Consider just getting something like this. Doesnt require installation. Maybe something like this as well.

u/jnauman · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have the same problem. I live in an apartment so no drilling into the doorways and no room for the full stand.

I got the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar ( without really thinking I had wide doorways. I looked to get extenders for it but they have been unavalible on amazon for months now. :/ (

u/elzeardclym · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

If you get something like this, which is extremely common now, you can hang it when you need it and take it down when you don't.

u/splendidtree · 1 pointr/Fitness

Well P90X has it down, but if you don't have it (or can't, you know, acquire it), then the one thing my girlfriend (kinesiology/Athletic Training grad student) said that's best for working on overall back strength is a pull up bar. For lower back, try stuff like this (and the video), this, and this (from P90X).

u/Un_focused · 1 pointr/Fitness

This kind of bar sits on the doorframe and does significantly less damage. Just don't be too ballistic because it can slide around and I have knocked it off the doorframe at least once by pulling at weird angles.

u/tach · 1 pointr/Fitness

I was thinking something like this, which won't need installation work.

I have no experience with resistance bands.

u/scr33ner · 1 pointr/Fitness

For $25 you can get yourself a pullup bar

BTW: if the gym < 5 miles you can jog/run there & use that as a warm-up. If ~10miles & you have a bike, go. You can get some cardio in that way...

u/Shut_Up_And_Train · 1 pointr/bjj

Got you. But yeah the best way to do pullups is by pulling up. These are awesome and you can do complete workouts that are only body weight. If your shoulders are hurting definitely stretch it and tissue smash it with a lacrosse ball. The joe rogan podcast with kelly starrett talks about the lacrosse ball smashing and i've tried it on myself as well. It works extremely well

u/Dtigers35 · 1 pointr/gainit
u/Ali2475 · 1 pointr/teenagers

1.) buy this

2.) do 12-15 pullups, 40-50 pushups, and 30 squats a day, for a month

Obviously you'll have to work up to those numbers, but once you're there you'll be perfectly okay with going to the gym haha

u/s1403 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Try bodyweight exercises, especially Hindu squats, pushups and pullups. Been doing these for years and they've kept me fit and very strong.

For pullups, I now use the Iron Gym pullup bar. My hands are dry and callused, so for Hindu pushups I use weightlifting gloves (like these) so that my hands don't slip.

No other equipment is required. These are zero impact exercises and so you don't have to worry about disturbing people downstairs from you.

EDIT: please be careful starting these exercises, especially squats. I remember when I first started several years ago my legs were very sore the first few days, and had a tough time sitting down or standing up, getting into or out of my car, etc. So start with perhaps 20 squats/5 pushups/1 pullup per day and then gradually build it up.

u/Super_Zac · 1 pointr/Fitness

People who have that home pull up bar that uses leverage against your door frame, is it normal to hear a lot of creaking in the frame? I'm worried the trim is going to get ripped off so I don't want to use it...
This is the kind of bar I'm talking about:

u/JamesJuggernogg · 1 pointr/gainit

Here this one you just let it hang from the doorway it's built so it won't fall.

u/hawaiizach · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Depending on the layout of your apartment, if you have doors near each other within hammocking distance you can use this:

While it is made for pull ups, it holds fine (speaking from experience). I am 200lbs and it has worked, you will need two of them though. Then just attach your slap straps to it.

u/blckhl · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/Animostas · 1 pointr/AskWomen
u/Therealcodyg · 1 pointr/keto

> onederland

That's awesome.

>Do you do most of your workouts at the gym or home?

I do most toning at home now, with a few visits a week to the gym for sauna, treadmill when weather is bad. Otherwise, the pull-up bar goes up in the morning for a few sets and then again in the evening for a few sets. Other than that it goes into the closet.

The bar I have is here, pretty cheap for the amount of work I have done with it.

u/tabassman · 1 pointr/Fitness

Having a pull-up bar is amazing! You can leave it up and bust out a few reps whenever you damn well please. Have a minute before work? Jump on the bar and kill some time. Your date taking too long with foreplay? Blast out a few reps on the bar to get things going. Truly the duct tape of the fitness world.

u/EfPeEs · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Mostly just your own body weight. Very little else is required.

You do need some way of doing pull exercises, but that can be found anywhere. You can throw a towel over a tree branch. Or you can buy [a bar to hang over a door] (

u/averagetoabs · 1 pointr/Fitness

So, you have a couple of options here. I presume you don't want to have to buy gym equipment, but just know that if you buy used you can get a squat rack, barbell and some weights for a couple hundred buck. If you do that, you'll have a much easier time. Learn the squat, deadlift and overhead press, and that will provide an amazing foundation for you.

If you really can't do that, then at least invest a chinup bar. Something like this It's like 20 bucks. If you have that, you can start with a basic program of pushups, chinups, and bodyweight squats. For chinups and squats, try to build up to 3 sets of 30 with a minute rest in between.

Once that gets too easy, try making the exercise more difficult. Put your feet up on the coach for pushups. Work up to a one armed pushup. For bodyweight squats, try doing a bulgarian split squat

As for chinups, depends on your body weight, but i'd say once you can do 3 sets of 12 with a minute rest in between, you're probably in pretty good shape.

Do those 3 exercises 3 times a week.

u/Cant-Find-Username · 1 pointr/AskMen

I have this one. It rests on the top of the frame and pushes on the front. feels pretty sturdy, but I'm not very heavy.

u/monkd · 1 pointr/AskMen

there is no lack of place to do pullups

but I love my Iron Gym for doorway pullups.

u/svb688 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Has anyone successfully installed a pull-up bar one of these to a skinny door frame like this one? Pic If yes, how did you do it? The pull up bar keeps slipping off of the thin door frame.

u/SmellsLikePoor · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/milenmic · 1 pointr/tall

Dude, ever heard of putting something under the bar? I was too weak to do deadlifts with any weight on the bar, so no 45lbs plates to lift the bar to the correct hdight (for average people). What did I do? I grabed a case of beer, the plastic kind that you use to carry returnable glass bottles, stacked a couple of plates on top of that and went at it, As I got stronger, I started using weight, and thus removing plates from the stack. I'm still far from strong, but now I use 25lb plates and just stack 3 45's on the ground. Soon I'll be at 45lb plates and 1 plate on the ground to lift the bar to a correct height for me. Do the same!
As for chin-ups/pull-ups, there are bars that you put in a doorway, workout and then you can easily remove them

Stop making excuses and just go, or live with the body you have now.

u/rhinofinger · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas
u/bdorn14 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Something I wouldn't reccomend, but yet for some reason I'm still doing it ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I hang my rings on a portable/hanging pull up bar in my doorway. It's currently my only option, since I don't currently have the room to get a power tower.

u/Thomaskingo · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Rings: well gymnastics rings typically comes with straps to easily hang and adjust them. The only real choice is whether you want them in wood or plastic (I prefer wood. It just feels better in my hands). Gymnastics rings are so simple in design and concepts, that I'd hazard the assumption that quality is mostly the same. Just find a cheap pair on Amazon.

Pull up bar:
I would personally prefer one, that is fixed in the ceiling, but many use the one, which is supposed to be put up on a door frame satisfyingly.

Look around for the best deals. The ones I've listed are just cursory searches.with rings and pull up bares you can do all sorts of rows, push ups, dips, pull ups and lots of other stuff.

u/derek121314 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have this bar for my door and it works very well

u/tapehisss · 1 pointr/Fitness

not sure, i rent too and i use one that pushes on the door frame, just like this one

haven't seen any damage yet with moderate use while weighing from 150-180

u/ktt4186 · 1 pointr/loseit

If you can, get some pull-up assist bands like the ones here and pick up a pull-up bar for your door frame like this one

Lat pulls will help, but since they aren't really training the exact movement, you will still struggle with pull-ups. Getting the first pull-up is the hardest as you are trying to figure out the motion and the coordination. Also, training negative pull-ups will help. Use a chair or jump up and then slowly lower yourself down.

Good luck on your quest for pull-ups!

u/stinkycatfish · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is popular at /r/bodyweightfitness.

u/vampirewknd · 1 pointr/Fitness

Get a belt for weighted dips/chins

Pull up bar

Kettlebell (start off somewhat light, not sure where you're at in terms of strength).

u/thedannmann · 1 pointr/spartanrace

AH. in THAT case:

That guy is clutch. Doesn't damage the door/walls. Get up to doing as many pulls up as you can in the AM and as many chin ups as you can in the PM.

u/eaglessoar · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Don't own it but seems to get good recommendations, there are a lot of that style that go over the top of the frame, just make sure you have a sturdy frame!

u/NarcissaMalfoy · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

I got [one of these for six bucks] ( which you just pop up when you want to use it. I was dubious (which is why I didn't buy it new) but it's fantastic. (The one I got looked brand new, which happens a lot with fitness equipment. People buy it and then don't use it.)

I wrote to [Dana Jeri Maier] ( who is an illustrator whose work has just a great biting humor to it. I follow her on Go Comics and Instagram and I really admire all aspects of her work. I think I may make it a goal to write a "fan letter" once a week in the next round. It's an interesting way of expressing gratitude for people's work and finding connection.

u/juranomo · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Yes. The one in referring to distributes your weight two both sides of the doorway. One point of contact sits above the threshold while the other points of contact are on each side of the opposite side.

If that doesn't make sense here's a link: Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

u/spikebaylor · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Oh thats a different kind of bar. Mine is more like this. The bar itself will sort of push into the door frame so can do dmg.... i just out socks on the end.. its enough to stop any wear and tear

u/energexer · 1 pointr/AskMen

Consider getting him one of these because it was cheap and relevant as the conversations have been going:

Much cheaper on EBay IIRC

u/EZMONEYSNIP3R · 1 pointr/Fitness

I mean i'm sure your back receives some benefit from push ups because it's a body weight exercise, but no i don't think they'll help much as it's mainly for chest.

had that when i was younger and it was great, lasted for years until i moved and got rid of it.

u/poop-in-the-tub · 1 pointr/pics

Somebody needs to tell Mustang that he doesn't need to bend over backwards for a good upper-body workout.

u/Untiedshoes · 1 pointr/Aerials

I have this pull up bar The cushioning on the sides of the bar sit against the sides of the door frame, and the top plastic bar sits on top of your door frame. A small metal clip slides between the back of the top door moulding and the wall. The clip keeps it all in place. I haven't had my bar very long, but unless you are really bouncing off the thing, I highly doubt it will do any damage. May get some marks from the foam resting against the door frame, but that can be fixed with a magic eraser/paint. Worst case, the clip may dig into the door moulding, but unless your landlords are walking around with a stool and checking a few inches on the very top of the door moulding where it sits flush with the wall, I think you'll be fine.

u/arbetman · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have thin plastic tubing (for electrical wires) for my doorframes. Won't hold anything, but I screwed a small wooden plank on the top. A pullup bar now works perfectly.

One like that, would be the cheapest option.

u/jasonfifi · 1 pointr/swoleacceptance

yeah, it goes in any door frame.

it looks exactly like this, but all black.

u/HustlerPornabc · 1 pointr/normalnudes

yea man, I dont have the body of a god by any means, and I dont go to the gym. But I do have a weight bench, a curl bar, some dumbells, and I bought one of those door frame pull up bars off amazon. I go HAM with those whenever I can. Also, I try to eat healthy. One thing I do is take frozen fruit from the grocery store, put it in a blender with a banana, milk, and some protein isolate. Also, do planks and other ab workouts. Seriously a guy with your build you'll start seeing a little more ab definition in a few weeks and when you start seeing that it's really exciting!
EDIT - this is the one I bought, I love the damn thing

u/talahrama · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

It's SO helpful to have a community here that I can talk to about running or general fitness stuff. I go on and on so much to my family and friends that I need to actually consciously rein it in so I don't seem like a nut or self-absorbed. I'm very grateful. And I'm looking forward to hearing tomorrow how you kicked pull-up ass!

I started doing leg lifts! Abdomen hurts, B- experience. For pull-up bars (I saw you mentioned on the BW thread), as long as you have a door jamb, you can get something like this, which is what I have. Super convenient, sturdy, easily tossed in a closet when you're done using it.

Good luck with those cookies. I believe in you. If you need help, you can just send 'em to me and I'll take care of them for you.

u/snowclimber · 1 pointr/alpinism

Maybe not absolute max effort, but try hard. The important thing is to do the assessment in a way that's repeatable so you can track your progress later.

They sell pullup bars that fit your doorway and you don't have to mount or screw into your wall for $16 on Amazon. I'm not saying buy this exact one, but just as an example, look at this one:

u/commodore84 · 1 pointr/P90X

Do you not have door frames? I have this pull up bar which is only $22. It's hard to do back exercises without a pull up bar or resistance bands. I would get it and use a chair. You'll surprise yourself with what you can do in a few weeks' time.

u/BaconCat · 1 pointr/Fitness

If I were to get one now, I'd get one like this that uses tension, rather than screws to keep it in.

u/BrawndoTTM · 1 pointr/masseffect

210 at 6'5" is really pretty good. But if you want to get faster/stronger I'd recommend pull ups instead of push ups. I'd recommend getting one of these. If you are finding yourself having difficulty assuming control over your grip on the bar, you can grab a pair of these to help with that.

u/LewisMogridge · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Regarding pullup alternatives, it is very difficult to mirror the exercise. You really ought to see if you can get something like this. Its a bad exercise to leave out.

u/Trom · 1 pointr/P90X

Just how wide are your doorframes? Would an Iron Gym suffice at all?

If not, see if there's anything outside you can grab onto/safely hang on. It's most likely going to be a hassle until you find a solid solution, but you can always press pause when the time comes for pullups and run out to find your ghetto pullup bar.

u/UCB1984 · 1 pointr/P90X
u/growingupsux · 1 pointr/Fitness

Less than 3 pounds, can be disassembled to fit in a suitcase.

u/sharxattack · 1 pointr/ftm

If your wrist is fucked, I don't really think there's much you can do in the way of chest workouts, haha. If you can't use your arms, you can't use your chest.

But assuming the wrist can heal and isn't permanently damaged, pushups are the most obvious and easiest to do, and if you have access to weights, bench presses are a great pec workout and make you look like a badass. God, I love benching. Also flyes, dips, and a twisting dumbbell bench press (like a regular bench press, but twist your wrists so that your palms face you on the way up and face away from you when they're down).

Also, in general, pull-ups and chin-ups are just great, and everyone should be doing those anyway. If you get an Iron Gym, you have a pull-up bar and a way to do dips all in one.

u/transcensionist · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

To start out you should be able to do everything without equipment except rows. You can try using an edge of a table but personally I found this really strained my hands. Maybe I wasn't doing it right. You could also try a (sturdy!) broom handle between two chairs. I did this with an aluminum broom and bent it in half. Today I use my kids' swingset with my wife's trx straps.

When you advance to pull-ups consider picking up the iron gym pull-up bar. It's inexpensive and easily attaches to and removes from a doorway, so long as your doorway has a piece of molding across the top.

Dips will also be tough. You could try the corner between some counter tops but I found this tough. I use two chairs. It was pretty sketchy until I started to build the strength to stabilize myself on them. It's still somewhat sketchy. Here's a video from the other day - nsfw-ish, have my shirt off, though I'm a guy :).

u/dreuchdail · 1 pointr/Fitness


Ultimate Body Dip Press Stand - $103

  • Dips
  • Inverted Rows
  • Bunch of other stuff like handstand work.

    30 lb Kettle Bell - $30
  • Can do basically any one handed dumbbell exercise.
  • Can add weights to squats, sit ups, dips(with a strap or something), pull ups, chin ups, whatever really, just be creative.
  • Kettle bell-specific exercises(There are a lot more).

    Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar - $30
  • Chin ups.
  • Pull ups.
  • Random other stuff(pushing, situps, dips, crunches, etc...)

    This is a decent starter kit for about $163 bucks with free shipping. Allows you to do a lot of different exercises and a lot of different routines. You'll be able to get all around fit and healthy for sure with some dedication, good routines, and a good diet.

    In terms of muscle mass gains, it won't exactly get you massive. No 40 inch biceps or anything crazy. However, you can add quite a bit of muscle mass and strength with this kit and a body weight routine.

    Body weight training and kettle bell training are very effective and a lot of people have had success with them. It's geared towards more functional fitness rather than purely aesthetics though. Not really what everyone would want, but it's cheap, effective, and portable.
u/drobecks · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Nah they probably won't care but I'd ask first. You could also just get one of these if you have a door frame that would fit it - which is is almost every door frame. Pull Up Bar

u/AngelicBabyGirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This and this looks fun! :3

This is also great for cooling off after a workout!

u/kevlar00 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Pulling work: rows, pullups, front lever, etc.

This is $30 and is literally all the equipment you need to progress for a long time, but if $30 is really too much, use a table or put a board between two things about 3ft off the ground and do row/lever progressions on that.

u/How_can-iDoit · 1 pointr/P90X

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

I have it and it works for every exercise you'll do. You can also use it for push-ups, dips, and sit-ups/crunches. No nails just assemble the bar like it says on the instructions, and set on the door's top frame/trim.
Seems weird at first but it works. In Tony's voice I highly recommend it.

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

u/GloryFish · 1 pointr/Fitness

I got an Iron Gym pullup bar from Target. It pops on and off easily so I can move it around the house or take it down if needed. It's extremely sturdy. I'm a big guy (225) and it holds me up fine.

And I've gotta say, I love having it around. I play Starcraft and after a match I get all pumped with energy so I'll run over to the bar and bust out some reps. Feels so good.

u/jetsuo · 1 pointr/Fitness

As brandon7s stated, the Iron Gym variety seems to be the most popular.

phrak's suggestion sounds good too

u/Kopiok · 1 pointr/AskReddit

These things are pretty boss, if you have sturdy door frames. Since he already works out mostly at the gym I assume he doesn't really need the weights. This is good for in the mornings, or in between trips to the gym.

u/SgtOScrotBags · 1 pointr/Fitness

You need to bulk. If you don't have access to to the gym do pullups/chinups, and dips to start. Eventually when you get better and stronger, start using weight.


Dip Belt for using weight:

You're too skinny right now.

u/roflmustard · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

BB Pullovers

These are pretty good at hitting your lats.

You could also buy one of those pullup bars and just hang it in a doorway, alternatively. You can also do pullups on a smith machine with the bar locked at the highest point.

As for the creatine, it's up for you. It's not like it would hurt or anything. But then again, it's not necessary, either.

In regards to the routine - I don't know if you would need to do forearm work or calves everyday. Some people don't even work their forearms directly until after they have been working out for awhile, since they receive work during deadlifts (and pullups, though, as you mentioned you are unable to do). It also says to do either bench press or dips....Though dips can work your chest if you lean forward, I would definitely opt for bench.

By the way, what the hell kind of gym does not have a pull up bar???

u/Karnadas · 1 pointr/loseit

Someone posted pictures of it damaging parts of the doorframe. I've had no issues with mine, and I see almost nothing but positive reviews so idk. Maybe extra padding like a washcloth to be safe? Either way that looks to be one of the best and most portable on Amazon. Good luck!

u/CandiedColoredClown · 1 pointr/Fitness

i just did tons of negatives and I have the Iron Gym pull up bar

i was around 250 when i started as well, i couldnt even hold on to the bar. Just keep doing them negatives.

I can now do 5 consecutive pull ups, but I also weight 180 now.

u/Baron_Rogue · 1 pointr/weightroom

Just so you know, CVS and other pharmacies sell doorway pull-up bars for $20 in their miscellaneous sections. Amazon has them for slightly more. I have one and it works like a charm.

u/recoombe · 1 pointr/Fitness

I suppose if you had a sturdy door frame, but a pullup bar is fairly cheap.

u/Jewelzy · 1 pointr/xxfitness

The Iron Gym is decent and you can find it anywhere.

But after owning several pull up bars, I have to say the Perfect Multi-Gym is the best I've owned. It's more adjustable (I have very small door frames in this apartment, it's the only one that fits) and it's cushioned on all contact points. It hasn't left a scratch on my door frame or the wall above it.

u/kaukev · 1 pointr/P90X

I'm sure there will be some repeat answers here:

i) I noticed weight loss after 3 weeks - I wasn't "fat" per say, but I had a little tire. With weight loss will come the definition in your arms, shoulders, chest, etc. (keep in mind that there is fat covering all of these areas to one extent or another) Then...if you work hard enough and follow the diet - the abs.

ii) I, too, started with the bands on the door. Hated it. You can get this: will do the trick and it's cheap. Never had a problem marring my door frame. I bought a "tower" set up though later on for ~$75.

iii) I've never used any of the Beachbody supplements. I've heard Shakeology is incredible, but I just use Whey Protein and take a daily multivitamin.

Long story short, eat clean and by phase II you'll be impressed.

u/MrSamster911 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

pushups, hell yes. get yourself to the point where you can do at least 100

pullups are great as well. get a pullup bar, the one i linked is great, and lasts forever.

you should be able to do at least 10.

u/deburn81 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Here's the Amazon link. It has far less reviews than the one from Iron Gym, but I have both and the Perfect Pullup is much better construction, imo, plus you can close the door with it installed.

One of the things I didn't like with the Iron Gym was that you had to take it down if you wanted to close the door. It only takes a few minutes, but sometimes that can make a difference, especially if you just want to knock out a couple aka greasing the groove.

You also have the option of doing Australian pullups and standing rows which is great when you've maxed out on pullups for the time being, or if you have an SO or someone else who cant do pull ups.

I got mine from Dick's Sporting Goods and I think it was 20 bucks

u/hypergolic · 1 pointr/crossfit

I use the iron gym in my apartment, works pretty well.

u/duffman13jws · 1 pointr/Fitness

Get yourself a pullup bar for your place, like an Iron Gym. Blast out a couple any time you go by it.

u/gwillad · 1 pointr/Fitness

fwiw, pull up bars aren't terribly expensive. as long as you have a doorway with a lip, you should be good.

u/maumacd · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm a big fan of things that you can set up, and then as you walk by them in your house like do a rep just because. Much better than free weights which as you said, just gather dust!

Pull up bar (that has other useful uses)

Gripper (Can use at your desk!)

listen to music while you exercise - regardless of what mp3 player you use Music makes workouts fun!

u/squid1178 · 1 pointr/Frugal

Bulking is all about moving heavy objects. You can find heavy things anywhere, sometimes for free.

This set of dumbbells would be a good start for a small investment.

You can take a cheap yoga ball and fill it with water up to a weight that's heavy for you and use it for a lot of things. Then fill it up a little more every few workouts. Look up slosh ball exercises.

Call around to some local tire shops and see if you can find a large used tire to take home for free and use that for tire flips.

Make your own atlas stones

Resistance bands are cheap and can work well

The trusty iron gym you can find at WalMart

Single bags of sand or concrete are the best bang for your buck for heavy and cheap I'm not sure how durable sand bags are but you can try making some and using those for modified dumbbell exercises

You can also find great deals on used weight sets on craigslist which can sometimes get you a good sized set of plates, a bar and dumbbells. You can get a set of 1" plates and a bar and still do a lot of things with them without needing a bench. Typical used pricing for these is less than $0.25/lb so you're looking at $50 for 200lbs of weight.

u/Aust1e · 1 pointr/climbing

I bought the hangboard via craigslist, so I have no idea where you could get the hangboard itself. Everything else though you can get through Ace Hardware (or Lowes etc.) besides one of these

u/dan820 · 1 pointr/Fitness

You can buy one of these doorway pullup bars from Amazon, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, basically any department store for about $30.

Very easy, works great.

u/Vizen · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've been using the bar for probably 8 years now. It has really been a trooper.

u/sh6 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I weight in at 150 lbs and 5'10" and I've used mine without a problem. A smaller friend of mine, however found out that swinging on the bar can have some painful consequences. Here's the one I use: Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

You could probably find a better one but this is just the one they had at my local sporting goods store.

u/ksafrost · 1 pointr/overcominggravity

I wouldn't say that my doorways are that solid. If I were to try a pull up with the upper ledge of the doorway, it would creak and you could see it bend slightly... I just don't know what to do in that situation.

This kind of pull-up bar would not work

Been looking into these kinds of bars

Ceiling and Wall mounted pull up bars are even more expensive, and I know I cannot progress to where I want without a pull up bar.

Edit: Forgot to mention I live in a very rural town, more specifically my house is pretty much in a secluded woodsy area, and there are no playgrounds near.

I could try to use a tree for the rings, but I still would not have a pull-up bar.

u/0000GKP · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

>So I've been told I need a pull exercise (do I rly need a pull exercise), help?

Pull exercises are good for back strength. If you can spend $20 on a doorway pull up bar, that would allow you to do pull-ups and hanging leg or knee raises. Great for your back and abs.

u/mahnkee · 0 pointsr/Fitness

Doorway pull-up bar, stow in closet when you're done. Same with rings for rows and dips when you get stronger.

Edit: Here's the routine you can do at home:

Fitness 19 seems mostly cardio and machines. I'd rather swim, bike or run outside. And without proper free weights you're gonna be really limited. But YMMV as to goals.