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hi guys, i have a question please help me!

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:51 am
by Cambridgee
My first is concerning upper body training. For the most part for the primary movements I train bodyweight movements and use dip belt/weight attached to have extra resistance. My primary exercises are weighted dips and chinups/pullups. I do have a dipping station but do not have a pullup bar (I use a ceiling joist basically). First - does anyone have any experience with homemade pull up bars with reccomendations? I'm already somewhat heavy - 240lbs - and although I haven't been able to add weight to pull ups, I'm sure with an actual bar I could make faster strides because I'm basically doing fingertip pullups and grip strength seems to wear out more than back/arm strength. I've just read a lot of people buying attachments for walls or doors...but most don't recommend a weight much higher than mine ;). Do you think wall studs could hold possibly 300-350 lbs depending on how well it's put together? Or should I just tough it out with ceiling joist for safety reasons?