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Chris Salvato
02-26-2009, 08:56 PM
So my boss today told me I need to start traveling more for my job and I realized if I want to keep my job I need to start hitting the road more. I guess I wouldn't mind it as much if I could do PULLING workouts (like my front lever work...) or have a place to hang my rings in my hotel room...

However, the only really GOOD bar I found is the Powerbar (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2057480654104131162) (wfs) made in the UK and would cost me a fortune to get in the states. I found another bar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhgqVyB7lxY&eurl=http://www.taller.com.au/products/portable-chin-up-bar-no-screws-required) (wfs) that seems good but it also costs about 60 bucks to get here since it is mad in australia and i don't think it would work well on hotel door frames that are made of metal...

Anyone else find a good bar that I can buy for my travels?

George Mounce
02-27-2009, 04:14 AM
So my boss today told me I need to start traveling more for my job and I realized if I want to keep my job I need to start hitting the road more. I guess I wouldn't mind it as much if I could do PULLING workouts (like my front lever work...) or have a place to hang my rings in my hotel room...

However, the only really GOOD bar I found is the Powerbar (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2057480654104131162) (wfs) made in the UK and would cost me a fortune to get in the states. I found another bar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhgqVyB7lxY&eurl=http://www.taller.com.au/products/portable-chin-up-bar-no-screws-required) (wfs) that seems good but it also costs about 60 bucks to get here since it is mad in australia and i don't think it would work well on hotel door frames that are made of metal...

Anyone else find a good bar that I can buy for my travels?

Make one!

http://www.instructables.com/id/No_Screws_or_Holes_Pull_Up_Bar_Door_Gym/

I think the Irongym one costs $30 bucks.

That second one looks nice.

Frank Needham
02-27-2009, 07:46 AM
how about http://www.doorgym.net/ or better yet, put your energy toward finding another gig?

Garrett Smith
02-27-2009, 09:07 AM
Right here is your easiest solution.

http://www.amazon.com/Lifeline-Power-Up-Chin-Ups/dp/B00065BT3G

You can also do hanging knee or leg raises on them.

Best thing is how easily they will go through airport security and pack in your bag.

Mike ODonnell
02-27-2009, 09:42 AM
get the Jungle gym from Lifeline....cheap, light and very portable...plus can use in the room for angled body rows (put a chair against the door and elevate your feet to increase the intensity).

Chris Salvato
02-27-2009, 12:46 PM
get the Jungle gym from Lifeline....cheap, light and very portable...plus can use in the room for angled body rows (put a chair against the door and elevate your feet to increase the intensity).

Right here is your easiest solution.

http://www.amazon.com/Lifeline-Power-Up-Chin-Ups/dp/B00065BT3G

You can also do hanging knee or leg raises on them.

Best thing is how easily they will go through airport security and pack in your bag.

They both seem like a good investment...I may get the Power Chin Up because it is useful for hanging leg raises since I dont have access to stall bars.

However, neither of these will allow me to work on what I want to really well... (Front Lever and OAC work) I ideally would like a PU bar that I can put in my bag and hang my rings from or do my work directly on the bar...but seems I am having no such luck.


how about http://www.doorgym.net/ or better yet, put your energy toward finding another gig?

heh, easier said than done in this economy....im tryin

Make one!

http://www.instructables.com/id/No_Screws_or_Holes_Pull_Up_Bar_Door_Gym/

I think the Irongym one costs $30 bucks.

That second one looks nice.

The second one scares me because most doors in hotels are metal...I am thinking that won't be too safe.

Building one is a good idea but those plans are...sketchy...for airport security...

I guess I'm SOL?

Garrett Smith
02-27-2009, 02:12 PM
Get your pull-ups stronger, especially the type on the Power Chin-up, and your levers will get stronger. They are harder than normal chins, as your bodyweight has to be lifted "around" your elbow, rather than going more straight-up-and-down like on a normal bar.

You could do OAC work on them in certain ways, especially lock-offs at various heights (top, mid-range, and just above the bottom).

Holding the top position of a fully tucked front lever (think close to the top or the very top of a knees-to-elbows) would probably be decent work for the front lever.

I did this kind of stuff in a small office when I worked at a job out-of-town, just needed my Power Chin-up, used the chair arms as parallettes, and a t-shirt/shorts. Those were some good workouts.