Pull Up Bar Dimensions for Do-it-Yourselfers

If you are looking for pull up bar dimensions, then chances are you are considering building your own pull up bar and most likely this is because you want a stationary product that will work outdoors. We can help you to create that fixed position outdoor pull up bar that will last for year’s right here. So keep reading as we provide you with all the information you need to know before you get started.

Bodyweight bars are very basic but they are very functional. You can use a pull up bar to build your strength and to build muscles. Outdoor bars are a lot more versatile than inside pull up bars since they offer you the option to do so much more than pull up s including bar handstands, muscle ups and more.

Requirements for Our Pull Up Bar

Before you start buying things to make a pull up bar consider these;

  • Space – you want to ensure that you have enough space to not only build the pull bars but also enough space for you to complete your exercises once the bar is in place for not just pull ups but also leg raises and muscle ups and more bar exercises
  • Quality of materials – you want only the best material to use to ensure your safety and the efficacy of your workouts on the bars as well
  • Weather proofing – when making pull up bars you want to ensure that they will last for years so choose materials that will withstand the test of the seasons

Things You Will Need to Build your Own Pull Up Bar

You will need the following items to create just one pull up bar;

  • Two 5 x 5 inch posts measuring 10 to 11 feet
  • A 33 mm steel tube custom made with welded brackets or with 2 mounting cups
  • Four 10 mm thick self-tapping 4 inch bolts with washers
  • Two bags of postcrete – the quick dry kind
  • Between 6 and 10 bags of concrete (whichever type you like)
  • Gravel (a small bag will do)
  • Wood preserver or Fence paint – this will protect the wood
  • Red oxide paint – this will protect the bar from rust
  • One paint brush
  • A spade
  • Broom handle or long rod
  • A level
  • Tape measure
  • Something to mix the concrete in
  • 9 mm drill bit
  • 10 mm drill bit
  • drill
  • Adjustable spanner
  • A friend to help

Making Your Pull Up Bar

  1. Mark the positions for the posts on the ground – they should be 5 feet apart
  2. Dig holes at the marking down to 3 feet deep if you are using 10 foot posts or up to 4 feet if you are using the 11 foot posts
  3. In each hole, place gravel to amount to about 2 to 3 inches to help create a drainage system for water and to prevent the rotting of the wood. If needs be you can add or remove to make both posts the same height
  4. Paint the posts with the wood preserver or fence paint
  5. Place the posts into the holes once dry. At this point you want to ensure that each post is the same height and that they are both in line with each other. You also want to ensure that each posts flat edges are parallel – use a level to ensure straightness
  6. Pour a bag of postcrete into each hole (follow the included instructions) and then re-check that everything is straight and level when the postcrete dries
  7. Mix the concrete and fill hole, leveling off and then allowing this to dry and set up to two days
  8. Clean the bar and then paint with the red oxide paint
  9. Hold the bar in the position you intend to place it in and ensure the holes are level
  10. Mark where you will be drilling your holes
  11. Drill the holes the length of the bolt threads you choose
  12. Place bar in place and screw in the bolts and the washers
  13. Finish your pull-bar

Now that you are done with your pull up bar and made it to the correct specifications it is time to check it out. If you are new to bar training we won’t just leave you hanging. Here are some tips for helping you make the most of your bar and getting the most out of it.

When it comes to an outdoor bar in your yard you will find that the possibilities are endless unlike a pull up  bar that you put over your doorframe. You can start with basic bodyweight movements and as you gain strength and muscle mass then you can increase your workouts into more advanced moves and more intense amounts of reps.

When you are strong enough you can start doing freestyle bar work and start doing a lot of fun stuff. Until you have reached this level you won’t know just how fun it is to have your own outdoor pull up bar and not until then will you be seeing that lean and chiseled body you were looking to find.

So how can you use your bars for training?

Beginners – to start off you want to complete basic moves such as dips, pull up s, muscle-ups

Advanced –when you have mastered the basics you can use some gymnastic rings on your bars to increase your exercises difficulty and intensity. Free moving rings that offer instability are the best bet as they will provide your muscles with more work so you can get more out of your training.  You can also add a weighted vest to help increase the intensity of your work outs once you pass the beginner stage.

Expert – at this stage you can start having fun. Instead of working on your strength and building muscle you can start having fun on these bars with all types of stunts. Don’t forget to take pictures.

Now that you have your pull up bar dimensions and have your list of things to make your pull up bars you should get right to it. Remember to get the help of a friend or friends so you can get it all done correctly. No short cuts – do it and do it well so that you don’t jeopardize your safety and the efficacy of your workout.

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