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Old 06-11-12, 12:06 PM  
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Slysam, thank you for the links. They led me to this wall-mounted bar that I like and is reasonably priced: http://www.ultimatebodypress.com/wal...ll-up-bar.html
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Old 06-11-12, 03:39 PM  
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This is the one I have...but I got it on sale for $39 including the band

http://www.gofit.net/assisted-chin-up-station.php
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Old 06-11-12, 05:03 PM  
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It sure is a nice one, but, again, I don't have molding to hang that on.
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Old 06-12-12, 01:10 PM  
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I have not used this yet - summer project plan! - but I recently put this book on my Kindle: Your First Chin-Up, by Steve Maxwell. He offers a progressive plan to take you to a full pull-up.

http://www.amazon.com/First-Chin-Up-...+first+chin+up
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Old 06-12-12, 01:36 PM  
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Total pull up weakling here. I have found a body bar across two chairs or my fluidity bar to be great to use to start building up strength. I have a pull up bar for my doorway but even assisted with bands is too hard for me at this point.
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Old 06-12-12, 01:54 PM  
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Total pull up weakling here. I have found a body bar across two chairs or my fluidity bar to be great to use to start building up strength. I have a pull up bar for my doorway but even assisted with bands is too hard for me at this point.
I feel ya. I'm pretty sure that a combo of bands AND my husband hoisting my a$$ up would be too much for me at this point.
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This is the one I have...but I got it on sale for $39 including the band

http://www.gofit.net/assisted-chin-up-station.php
This looks fantastic!!!!! I have a Iron Pull-up bar, but am going to order this to see if it works with my larger mouldings. The Iron bar is ok, but since it's mounted within the doorframe it's a bit low, and I have to sort of lean back a touch to make sure my head doesn't hit the frame at the top of the move. I like how this bar is so high up. Other styles similar to this won't fit my older home mouldings, but this looks to have a lot of clearance - I hope it works!!!!!
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Old 06-12-12, 08:07 PM  
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Pavel's Grease the Groove method really does work.


http://www.notyouraveragefitnesstips...rease-pull-ups
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Old 06-13-12, 05:07 PM  
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This looks fantastic!!!!! I have a Iron Pull-up bar, but am going to order this to see if it works with my larger mouldings. The Iron bar is ok, but since it's mounted within the doorframe it's a bit low, and I have to sort of lean back a touch to make sure my head doesn't hit the frame at the top of the move. I like how this bar is so high up. Other styles similar to this won't fit my older home mouldings, but this looks to have a lot of clearance - I hope it works!!!!!
I have a older home and it works fine with my moulding, plus it's a two level pull up station you can do them off the higher bars or the lower bars
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Pavel's Grease the Groove method really does work.

http://www.notyouraveragefitnesstips...rease-pull-ups
Yes this does work...that how I finally started doing push ups on my toes (although they're still challenging for me)
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Old 06-13-12, 07:57 PM  
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DianaH and Debbie S., thanks for the book recommendations!
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