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lewismansell


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Home made hang board from a doorwayy pullup bar
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Anybody got any good tips for making some sort of hang board that I could attach to a doorway pullup bar for working on my finger strength? I've got plenty of pulling strength, but I just don't have the grip or strength in my fingers for some of the harder climbs on walls.

I would get myself a commerical hang-board, but I'm in university accommodation so have nowhere to put it up, so looking for a DIY alternative.


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disclaimer - hangboards can lead to serious injury if used improperly.

Someone else may have a better idea, but I used two bars at the spacing of the bolts holes and fixed tha board to them using "s" hooks I modified to go in the board and stay. It was stable enough and not too bad to set up and take down since I couldn't just leave it up. One bar was nearly flush to the upper frame so I could leave it. Depending on the door height and your height you may have to put up and take down the lower bar with the board. I tried doing this on the closet door so I could leave it, but the cheap wall frame construction flexed under the pressure so the bars would slip.


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It's super easy. Just get a piece of ply or whatever, bolt the hangboard to that, then either use some burly premade hooks or some burly home-made set up and hook it over the bar.






naitch


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I found out that I don't use the majority of grips on my hangboard so I just kept it simple and got this quickly removable pull-up bar and hung my rock rings from it. Don't even use my hangboard much anymore.





sungam


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Gawd I hate rockringz. Are you wanting to gain contact strength or not?
Not that I'm captain contact strength, or anything.


naitch


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My experience is that I didn't gain much more from the large Metolius board than what I got from the rock rings - that's just me though. I agree though they are not the best. I've since designed my own version that I'm testing the third incarnation of - includes jug, crimp, pinch, adjustable angle flat edge from in-cut to sloping and adjustable large curved sloper - same general size as the RR. Mutilple ways to mount them and also a light weight portable hanger for them. I travel a lot and didn't see anything out there that worked. I'm liking these much better than anything I've seen or tried.


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milesenoell


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The no-install pull up bar has me interested. Where did you find that thing?


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Which one did you mean - there were two shown? The first one works by screwing out and holds by putting pressure on the doorway. The second, (the one I posted a foto of) works by camming on the top trim and the edges of the doorway frame. I got mine at a local sports store but I have seen them at Sears, Target and other places. (Pro Fit Iron Gym)


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naitch wrote:
Which one did you mean - there were two shown? The first one works by screwing out and holds by putting pressure on the doorway. The second, (the one I posted a foto of) works by camming on the top trim and the edges of the doorway frame. I got mine at a local sports store but I have seen them at Sears, Target and other places. (Pro Fit Iron Gym)

I was referring to the one you posted. I grew up with the screw out kind, but as someone else mentioned, you need a solid door frame for that style if you don't want to use the contract points that screw in, or the frame can flex when you weight the bar.


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I agree though they are not the best. I've since designed my own version that I'm testing the third incarnation of - includes jug, crimp, pinch, adjustable angle flat edge from in-cut to sloping and adjustable large curved sloper - same general size as the RR. Mutilple ways to mount them and also a light weight portable hanger for them.




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it's an "as seen on tv" product. You can find them in any as seen on tv section in target, walmart, etc.


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You want the board not to swing.


Pull up bar is a go fit pull up stating from amazon.


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looks super low.. you must have to start on your knees..


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darkgift06 wrote:
looks super low.. you must have to start on your knees..

Yup...I tend to tuck or L-sit while i am on it making it a core work out too. I will add some spacers to the back so that I can hang it from the upper bar and still have it rest against something but it works fine for now and took 10 minutes to setup when I moved into my current place.


jindap


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ryanb wrote:
You want the board not to swing.
[image]http://i.imgur.com/bx8Zq.jpg[/image]

Pull up bar is a go fit pull up stating from amazon.

do you have a photo of the back of this set up, just so i can see how the hangboard is mounted and connected to the home gym? thanks.


ryanb


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jindap wrote:
ryanb wrote:
You want the board not to swing.
[image]http://i.imgur.com/bx8Zq.jpg[/image]

Pull up bar is a go fit pull up stating from amazon.

do you have a photo of the back of this set up, just so i can see how the hangboard is mounted and connected to the home gym? thanks.

I actually just wrote up instructions for an improved version that hangs higher:

http://freethehills.blogspot.com/...ithout-drilling.html
(more pics at link)


jindap


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a million thanks!


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