Doing a pull-up means that your arms are strong enough to lift your entire weight off the ground. If you can execute a proper pull-up, you're working your biceps, triceps, deltoids and back muscles, while also strengthening your forearms, wrists and chest. You don't need to pay for a gym membership to work on your pull-ups. It's possible to build a pull-up bar in the garage using a few pieces of pipe and some basic tools.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
Other People Are Reading
Things you need
- One piece of 1-inch, pre-threaded pipe, 20 inches long
- Two 1-inch pipe corners
- Two pieces of 1-inch pipe, each 4 inches long
- Two 1-inch pipe flanges
- Hole punch
- Heavy bolts
- Ratchet handle
- Cloth tape
Thread a pipe corner on each end of the 20-inch piece of pipe, ensuring that the free side of each corner faces the same direction.
Thread each of the 4-inch pieces of pipe into the pipe corners. You will now have a square-like, stubby U-shape.
Thread a pipe flange onto each open end of the 4-inch pieces of pipe. Hold the pipe creation up to a heavy beam in the ceiling of the garage with the 20-inch piece of pipe facing downward. The flat edges of the pipe flanges should be sitting flush on the beam.
Push a punch through each of the bolt holes in the pipe flanges, ensuring each hole marks the wooden beam.
Drive bolts through the holes in the pipe flanges and into the wooden beam using a ratchet handle and socket until all the holes are filled and the pipe is secure.
Wrap cloth tape such as hockey tape around the 20-inch piece of pipe for better grip.
Tips and warnings
- If you have a particularly low or high garage ceiling, you may wish to alter the length of the 4-inch pieces of pipe to make the pull-up bar more accessible. Likewise, if you are particularly short or tall, you may need to alter the height of the bar set-up.
- 20 of the funniest online reviews ever
- 14 Biggest lies people tell in online dating sites
- Hilarious things Google thinks you're trying to search for