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Is this Argos pull-up bar a good choice for a beginner? watch

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    http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1 500001501&langId=-1&searchTerms=CHINNING+BAR&Submi t=GO+>

    I'd like to know what people think. Also, how easy will it be to fit it into my door frame, and how reliable will it be? I think my door frame is slightly smaller than average, so I don't know how many problems that would cause in terms of exercise..
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    I have that exact chinning bar, it has plenty of room for adjustment width wise so your door frame wont be a problem, and it holds my weight of 13st 5 lbs without struggling

    Go for it I say
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    they are all pretty similar, that one doesn't have any padding though

    p.s. had mine a couple of years and its totally messed up the doorframe, i.e. huge cracks no joke.

    Just warning you man
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    I have one, doesn't mess up door frame because it has huge rubber padding. Doesn't slip when it's tight enough.
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    Talking pish
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    Its ok and it also doubles as a second wardrobe... I always seemed to hang my clothes on it :cool: I did find that my movement was restricted a lot by the door frame! Joining a gym would be better but if it isn't an option for you then make sure that you have a full body routine.
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    How do they work? Don't they get pulled down by the weight of the person using them?
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    (Original post by Gazcobain)
    How do they work? Don't they get pulled down by the weight of the person using them?
    Well there are one of two ways it could pull off such an amazing defiance of gravity.

    1) It wedges in the gap really ******* tight and can be adjusted with some expanding turning mechanism to tighten even more.
    2) It is screwed in with... screws.
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    Looks fairly standard and will most likely do the job. I prefer the 'powerbar' myself though, I found it didn't leave marks on the wall like the bar I used to have (similar to the one you want to get).
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    (Original post by SMed)
    Well there are one of two ways it could pull off such an amazing defiance of gravity.

    1) It wedges in the gap really ******* tight and can be adjusted with some expanding turning mechanism to tighten even more.
    2) It is screwed in with... screws.
    If it was screwed in with... screws then I doubt they could advertise it as easily removable, plus constantly screwing and unscrewing a door frame would leave it looking like a Swiss Cheese before long
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    (Original post by Gazcobain)
    If it was screwed in with... screws then I doubt they could advertise it as easily removable, plus constantly screwing and unscrewing a door frame would leave it looking like a Swiss Cheese before long
    I'm going to be honest with you here Gaz... I didn't read it.
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    (Original post by Gazcobain)
    If it was screwed in with... screws then I doubt they could advertise it as easily removable, plus constantly screwing and unscrewing a door frame would leave it looking like a Swiss Cheese before long
    It has 2 brackets that screw into the doorframe on either side. The bar works on sort of a screw like basis. Turn it one way and it expands (into the brackets) and the other way to compress it (so that it can be 'easily' removed). The brackets stay in place though.
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    Burn!!
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    They are rubbish. Plenty of things to use as a better pullup bar, stout tree branch, playground equipment or do what I do use a 7 and a half foot car park height restriction bar in the car park near where I live. Makes interesting enteratinment for the locals I tell you.
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    A bar is convenient, what a n00b post ^

    And yah, it can break the frame, even if there is padding over the couse of a couple of years I had to keep tightening the bar and the frame is cracked, you want me to show pictures or what??

    I have a powerbar and a normal bar, I never use my powerbar because

    a) its wide as hell, and only fits in ONE door frame in my whole house
    b) cant be arsed to take it off and on every time I wanna use it (you can't close the door otherwise)
    c) did damaged to the top frame, not safe
    d) those morons had a refund guanrantee but wouldn't answer my calls or emails
 
 
 
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