Introduction: Outdoor Pull-Up Bar
This instructable will show you how to make an easy and cheap pull-up bar you can mount outside. Pull ups are one of the best exercises and hardest to do. Once you can do them, your body strength will be pretty good.
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Step 1: Materials List
The materials list is pretty small, and is pretty flexible, but here is what i used
1 long galvanized pipe
2 shorter pipes
2 elbow pieces
2 mounting rounds
8 wood screws
Tools that will make it easier:
Monkey Wrench (optional)
Step 2: Putting It Together: Step 1
First i put the elbows on the smaller pieces like so:
Step 3: Putting It Together: Step 2
Then screw those pieces into the round mounting brackets:
Step 4: Putting It Together: Step 3
Next screw both those pieces onto the large pipe, making sure that when it's all together the stand sit flat on the ground and doesn't wobble too much. If it wobbles it means the mounting brackets are not flush.
Step 5: Mounting It
After it's all put together, mount it somewhere that can take your weight. If you need to, use a stud finder to find studs to mount it to.
(But after you use this pull up bar you'll be the best stud on the block, heh heh)
I used regular wood screws and the side of my house which is pretty strong.
Step 6: Pump, You Up!
Now it's time to work out! Try different grips to work our different muscles. If the bar is too much for you to take at once, use a chair to boost yourself up till your arms get used to it.
Hope you enjoyed this instructable!
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