Okay folks, so I'm moving into a new place and I'd like the ability to workout at-home. But, it's a rental and dont wanna screw a chinup bar into a door frame. I could, it would be cheap and easy, but there would be a hidden cost of the Landlord eventually taking some of the security deposit and/or the doorframe getting really fucked up.
Sinking two posts in cement and putting a bar between them is a very attractive alternative, but alas, impossible due to a) very limited land (edge of gravel driveway, meh) b) landlord not allowing it/getting pissed c) WINTER
So, I'd like to make a free standing pullup/chinup bar.
- can move it indoors come Fall/Winter
- Can sell it when I move and recoup some of the costs
- It'd be fun and somewhat challenging to construct
- When I move it indoors (I have the space), people at parties will be like "I can do pullups" and I will smirk and then toast them in competition (Im in college, btw, and it will be in the Keg room)
so here are my crude plans
Please critique these heavily. Stability it my major concern, I want as little wobbling as possible.
has tons of plans for similar contraptions, but frankly they seem super wobbly -- some of them frankly make my LOL
I have no desire for slanted, lat-pulldown type handles, I just want a straight bar to do pullups on