A DIY Chin Up Bar!





Introduction: A DIY Chin Up Bar!

In my middle age I need a bar to hang from after exercising with heavy weights. Also I want to resume chin up exercises like when I was a teen. Here is how I made my own chin up bar for less than 70tt. All it took was half hour of my evening.

Step 1: The Materials.

A pair of sturdy L brackets and 4 anchor bolts.

Step 2: Marking.

Using my level and step ladder I marked out the holes for the anchor bolts.

Step 3: Drilling!

Using my cordless hammer drill I made appropriately sized holes in the concrete wall. The lower hole was not deep enough for the anchor bolts. I used a nylon rawl plug in it.

Step 4: Mounting the First Bracket.

Using the nut and washer I secured the top. A Phillips head screwdriver I used to drive in the screw at the bottom. Now the bracket is securely mounted to the wall.

Step 5: Mounting the Second Bracket.

Pulling a measurement of my straight bar, I installed the second bar 38cm away on the other side of the door frame.

Step 6: Completion.

Using 2 bolts with nuts I installed them as stoppers. Next I put the straight bar on the brackets and viola. My very own low cost chin up bar!

Now I can stretch my Spine and also add new exercises!



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    that's awsome idea!, I have a bar in door jamb but there is not enought space for all exercises, love it

    That looks great.

    I wish to make one, but I do not know if it will hold up. Isn't there a specific place on the walls where you are allowed to drill as per structural engineering standards (ex: no drilling on the columns, etc.).

    Also, did you just take a "guesstimate" as to how much weight it will carry? I'm afraid if I make one and it loosens up, mid-chinup, it will end up being permanently lodged to my skull.

    For brick walls you can drill and install anywhere. Drywall cannot be used. The brackets had their loading capability on a sticker so my 180lbs body weight can easily be handled by them. For anyone into daily exercise, a chin up bar is essential.

    I like it, just be careful with how much weight you load it with

    Thanks man. Yup I'm careful with all my exercises and the brackets are holding up great so far.