Develop and strengthen your shoulders, back, and arms with this high-grade training tool featuring 10 pro-grade handles with multiple grip positions. (Used with P90X)
Hey Coach! I need help... I want to star P90X, but i can't afford the equipment. (i really mean it) I'd like to know, if possible, if there's a way to do it without part of the equipment. By other meanings, which pieces are really indispensable. Best regards. Hélder Espanhol
Helder, the most cost effective way is to get bands in place of dumbbells. If you are a little patient, you can find some great deals on ebay and craigslist. A set of a few bands would be the bare minimum.
Coach, I'm currently doing chair assisted pullups. I can only do 4 pullups on my on. When will I know to move on and do them without the chair? I mean, how many reps should I be able to do before moving away from the chair all together?
Hey Patrick, I'd recommend doing as many as you can unassisted (4 or whatever), and then finishing your set to about 12-15 reps using the chair to help on the last 8-10. Over time, as you can do more and more unassisted, you will be doing less with the chair. Once you can do 8-10 with on your own, you can stick to just that and not use the chair at all.
hey do you own this , are all the handle grips all made of rubber it looks to me some are made of foam and will deteriorate?
Hey Joe, the hand grips are all made of a sturdy foam that makes the grip easy on your hands. The rubber pieces go up against the door jam. I've had one for over 2 years and the foam grips haven't deteriorated at all.
A small precision for anybody interested in the pullup bar from the Studbar company (mind you, the Beachbody one rocks!) This being said, the studbar company's web site is www.studbarpullup.com, not www.studbar.com, as posted above.
Hey Francois, the StudBar and the one I have (Rogue Fitness) are both good for wall mount and ceiling mount. I also have the P90X door mount. They are all great depending on your set up (door ways, ceilings, walls, etc.) as to where you want your pullup bar to be. I have mine as a wall mount.
hey coach i recently purchased this pull up bar and i had a few questions..is it necessary to drill holes in your wall or is that optional? also i upgraded to this pull up bar because it had the super wide option but arent those handles suppose to be slant?
Hey Ryan, you don’t have to mount the brackets if you don’t want to. I DID mount them on the door that I used all the time, but I also did it plenty of times on other doors without the brackets and it held just fine. When you assemble it, make it look like the pictures in the instructions and the photos of it on this website. That’s the angle it should be at.
hey coach i just got my pull up bar and i had a few questions..is it necessary to drill the holes in your wall or is that part optional? also i bought this one because my other pull up bar did not have a super wide option but arent the wide handles suppose to be slant?
Hey Ryan, you don't have to mount the brackets if you don't want to. I DID mount them on the door that I used all the time, but I also did it plenty of times on other doors without the brackets and it held just fine. When you assemble it, make it look like the pictures in the instructions and the photos of it on this website. That's the angle it should be at.
Jmac / Coach Wayne, I think they updated the website for Stud Bar previously posted by Jmac, the new one is http://www.studbarpullup.com/, the old one gets you anything but a pullup bar website in a foreign language.... Thanks for the info though very helpful will end up with the Rogue or Studbar Pullup bar...
Wayne, I think it was, because in our new apt that we just moved into the P90X bar isn't causing any damage. So that must've been what it was, thanks for getting back to me though.
Wayne, my P90X pull up bar puts holes and scratches all over the area of the door frame and it really upsets my wife. Any thoughts on the free standing pull up bars, where I can get them, or a site I could purchase them at?
Hey Dustin, is your door frame narrower than the recommended width, because it's padded on that entire area that should come in contact with the door frame. If your frame is too narrow, those cross bars could hit it, but other than that I'm not sure how it could scratch it up. I have had mine in daily use for over a year and the door frame looks no different. You could put some washcloths over the area of the bar that touches the door frame and that might help.
it does hav multiple hand positions but im just worried about my door frame ! (my parents will kill me if i mess it up!!!)
Sam, if the edges look too hard or rough, you can put washcloths between the bar and the door frame for extra padding. It shouldn't mess up the frame at all.
Hey Coach i thinking about getting this bar as i cant get the p90x one over here in Ireland...would u check this out nd tell me if it would damage my door frame or not??? heres the link http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/9282726/c_1/1|category_root|Sports+and+leisure|14419152/c_2/3|15701400|Home+gym+equipment|14419293/c_3/4|cat_14419293|Toning+equipment|23846075.htm again thanks a lot !!!
Hey Sam, the link isn't working, but the key is to get one that allows you to use multiple hand positions like the P90X version.
I have been using a straight bar and was thinking about upgrading to the multi position bar. I see it is rated for up to 300 lbs. Being at 340 do you think I would be okay to go ahead and use it?
Hey Justin, it's actually been tested up to 450 lbs without a problem, but they probably list it at 300 to be safe. The weakest point will be your door frame, not the bar, so if you have strong door frames it should hold up fine.
Coach, I would really like to do that too and mount it up high! I'm tall like you, 6'3, but about 60lbs lighter lol.
Hey Coach Wayne and TeamRIPPED, there's a company I know of that specializes in ceiling mounted pullup bars. The company is Studbar (www.Studbar.com). It's like Coach said on an earlier post, the brackets of this pullup bar bolt into your ceiling rafters. It's also a bit pricey, around $150, and it's permanent - unlike the Iron Gym or P90X Pullup bar. It comes with everything you need to install. Oh, it looks like it can be wall mounted also. If I had a dedicated workout room in my house, this would be worth the investment. However, I workout in my bedroom... don't think Wifey will go for me putting a hard mounted pullup bar in our bedroom! :o)
Hey Jmac, those are sweet! I got something similar for my house, except that it's in my study and it's a wall mount bar from Rouge Fitness (www.roguefitness.com). Once the baby moved in with his brother, I got my study back and after proving for over a year that I was committed to working out, the wifey gave me permission to get a permanent pullup bar. It was $150 as well. My favorite part about it is that I mounted it at 8 feet high so I can dead hang with my feet off the floor (so much better than having to bend my legs way up on the door mounted bar).
I've had the ceiling mounted pull up bar for 5 months now and it works great. I had it installed by a welder for 100 bucks and its solid. I put it in the garage as my wife doesnt like me sweating all over our wood floors. Plus I dont mind the garage as I have tons of space.
What if you don't have molding around your door frame? Any suggestions for mounting brackets or other solutions?
Hey Al, if a door mount pullup bar doesn't work in your situation, you can do wall mount or ceiling mount (both of which require actually bolting it into the wall or ceiling beams).
It is definitely difficult to do pullups when you weigh that much. I am 6'3" 250 lb. and have only just recently got to the point that I can do ONE pullup. Just make sure that whatever you are doing (bands, chair assisted, etc) that it is difficult. I have moved back about 3 feet from where I started with the bands, just to make sure it continues to stay difficult.
I got the bar installed in my garage and I have to say its pretty awesome. I've been using the chair for assistance so we will see what happens.
@ The Baron, Keep at it brother! You will get stronger. I started P90X Round 1 at 240lbs...and I couldn't do one pull up..I used bands...no Im at the last two weeks of Round 2 at 201 lbs and I can currently do 6-8 consecutively...so I know man...you will get there!!! Keep Pressing play my friend!! Peace and Love!!
Hey Baron! Sorry I didn't catch that last question. I would guess that you've gotten much stronger over the course of your first round, but that doing pullups with 230 lbs is still a bit more than you can do at this point. It's a lot different for a 150 pounder to do pullups than for a 230 pounder! But don't get discouraged. Keep pushing, doing your best, and as you lose some more weight, you will start knocking them out! In the meantime, either keep using your bands, or better yet, use your pullup bar and a chair to assist yourself (if you get it installed in your garage).
Coach Wayne, I still cant do pull ups without the chair and have already done one round of P90x. I lost about 12 pounds in round 1. I am 6'4 230 and probably need to lose another 20 pounds. Is it the weight that isnt allowing me to do pull ups because I can feel my back getting stronger. Currently I just use the bands for the pull up excercises. Thanks
In regards to the pull up bar-I have been delegated by my wife to working out in the garage which has actually been great but I dont want to have the pull up bar in the door and have the garage area open all the time. I have been using the bands but would like to progress to doing the real thing. I would like to install a ceiling mounted pull up bar in the studs of my garage ceiling/attic. Do you know of one that is relatively affordable and easy to install?
Hey Baron! I haven't looked into that. I use the door mounted version. I know that several people have done those types of pullup bars, but I haven't seen any premade kits. I think most people doing those are just getting the hardware and assembling their own. If any of you with a ceiling mounted pullup bar can chime in I'd appreciate it!