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    Pullups

    Are a great upper body exercise. I recently bought the Iron Gym chin up bar. I was a bit worried at first, thinking it would mess up the door frame or the molding. But I have used it for 2 weeks 3X/wk and all is well. Not a bad way to spend $29 IMO.

    Just thought someone might appreciate the review/experience.
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    Don't forget you need to balance muscular development or you can run into trouble.
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    I think complimenting pull-ups with push-ups and dips (all available with that machine, right?) gives you a well-rounded upper body workout.

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    I have one similar to that. Well worth the money. I've added to its versatility by getting a couple of cable pull handles(http://www.amazon.com/Champion-Barbe...181892&sr=1-27), a couple of lengths of chain, and hardware(quick links to attach the chain to the handles & hinged links to allow me to vary the length of the chains easily.) Gymnastics rings & straps would work, too. Gives you a lot more dips, push-ups, and rowing options. Abs-work like L-sits, too. Stabilizing the handles/rings adds a whole new dimension to bodyweight exercises.

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    I loved mine, which I used until I got a power cage. It didn't mess up the door frame at all, and I really liked the perpendicular handles that let you do pullups with forearm rotation. It was great for pushups too. Very versatile, and definitely worth the 30 clams.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    I think complimenting pull-ups with push-ups and dips (all available with that machine, right?) gives you a well-rounded upper body workout.
    I couldn't do dips with mine without building a cross piece in the doorframe - oh yeah, my wife would have just loved that! But without the dips, you won't get as much direct pecs work- you need push for that, and pullups and chins are both pulls. Even so, pulls are great for the lats and delts, and chins for the bis and delts.
    Last edited by MTBLover; 02-20-09 at 09:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    I think complimenting pull-ups with push-ups and dips (all available with that machine, right?) gives you a well-rounded upper body workout.
    I own this machine and find that the dips feature isn't all that great. You get a little, but not a ton of movement. Beyond that it's great though!

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