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Backyard Pull-up Station

I recently had someone email me about building an outdoor pull-up station.  An outdoor station is one piece of equipment that I haven’t actually built.  With a quick search of the web however, I came across the following video.  Within the clip, you’ll see a strong unit that appears quite easy to build.

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The creators of the video also have a Part II.

Once again, getting in shape is not as complicated as many would like you to believe.  In many cases, a low-tech DIY project will offer as much (or more) than any commercial product or gym.  If you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way…


For more homemade equipment ideas, please refer to the link below.

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10 Comments so far

  1. nunh February 14th, 2011 8:41 pm

    I love it – really like these guys making the video and the pull-up station – great blog/ web site!

  2. fil February 14th, 2011 8:44 pm

    Yeah, cool guys, nice pull-up station and nice ink!

  3. Jim Arkus February 15th, 2011 1:24 pm

    Al Kavadlo! His entire site is great. And anyone who gets to the NYC area should definitely check out his Boot Camps!

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  5. Faith Ellens February 16th, 2011 7:19 am

    This is genius! Great pull-up station you got there! Just amazing…I’m wowed!

  6. Stefan February 16th, 2011 3:41 pm

    Al rocks! Definitely check out his website.

  7. Danny Kavadlo February 16th, 2011 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the positivity. And thanks for giving props to BackYard PullUp Bar. Great site overall, by the way! For more details on the actual building process, here’s a post I did on my brother Al’s blog:

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  9. SMillard February 28th, 2011 11:47 pm

    Very nice, was thinking of this the other day, very nice design.
    On the slight negative side and I mean this only as constructive criticism, probably should have put some kind of rust inhibitor on the sections in the ground, a good quick product is roofing tar or some other water resistant coating. Or an alternative to that is to use galvanized piping. Also a little concrete mixed into the base would be a good idea and you wouldn’t have had to put as much pipe in the ground.

    Again great idea, love the DIY stuff.

  10. Danny Kavadlo March 15th, 2011 7:29 pm

    Thanks for the comment! Yeah, there’s about 2,400 pounds of concrete in the ground (600 lbs per post). A little concrete wouldn’t be enough. We get aggressive on that bar! You need the depth and the concrete to be stable.

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