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    DiscusJessie is offline Warming Up
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    Pull up bar vs. 2x4?

    I'm trying to fasten some sort of pull up apparatus to the posts of our barn. I was either thinking getting some sort of pole and fastening across the posts or else nailing across a wooden 2x4. I'm thinking about going with the 2x4. Eventually I'd like to build up to be able to do muscle ups. I think the 2x4 would work better to push up on than a bar. I also think the 2x4 would be easy to fasten than some sort of a pole. I'd sand it down and round the edges off before putting it up. I was in Tae Kwon Do for years and our pull up apparatus was just a wooden rafter and it worked fine.

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    g8r80 is offline Request Title Change from Admin
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    Go with the pipe. And then put tape around it. A 2x4 for a pullup bar sounds like a recipe for splinters and a poor grip.

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    evan is offline Second Set
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    I think the 2x4 will be easier to mount. If you're worried about splinters, tape it up, but I doubt it would be that much of a problem. Plus I'd say that using a 2x4 instead of a pipe would be harder to grip, thus strengthening your grip.

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