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Jerh Shyang Cheng

Caveats when using doorway pull-up bar

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Jerh Shyang Cheng

Dear all,

This might be irrelevant to gymnastic related content. Please be extremely careful when you are using a portal door way pull up bar. This picture is what it has gotten me to when I was doing Korean dip. I had no time to respond and smashed my face directly on the ground!

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Mikey Cunanan

Ouch! Sorry to hear about your accident, Jerh. I wish you a speedy recovery.

And thanks for sharing this warning to the community. We are sure others will take caution before using a doorway pull up bar.

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Jin Liu

Ouch. Sorry to hear this. Also for the Korean dip specifically, even doing on a regular straight bar, I was warned it's likely to lose grip and crash face down. The closer the bar is to the ground, the less time you have to react. I suggest a crash mat regardless if you are not familiar with korean dip.

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Jerh Shyang Cheng
On 5/2/2018 at 8:34 PM, Jin Liu said:

Ouch. Sorry to hear this. Also for the Korean dip specifically, even doing on a regular straight bar, I was warned it's likely to lose grip and crash face down. The closer the bar is to the ground, the less time you have to react. I suggest a crash mat regardless if you are not familiar with korean dip.

Well I guess I learnt my lesson the hard way. I could have saved my face if it were another variation of dip, but since my hands were behind my hand I was caught off guard and nothing could be done.

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Pauline Taube

Ouch, Sorry to hear about your accident as well. I hope you’ll get better soon and get your tooth fixed!

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Avi Samuel
On 5/2/2018 at 6:04 PM, Jin Liu said:

Ouch. Sorry to hear this. Also for the Korean dip specifically, even doing on a regular straight bar, I was warned it's likely to lose grip and crash face down. The closer the bar is to the ground, the less time you have to react. I suggest a crash mat regardless if you are not familiar with korean dip.

Point well made. I'll look up options for this. 

On 5/5/2018 at 1:06 PM, Jerh Shyang Cheng said:

Well I guess I learnt my lesson the hard way. I could have saved my face if it were another variation of dip, but since my hands were behind my hand I was caught off guard and nothing could be done.

So how did you move further on this? Different bar(s) and Crash mat? 

On 5/1/2018 at 4:08 AM, Nick Murray said:

Please read this.

Will look this up. Thanks. 

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Matthew Walker

Ignore all the warnings about concrete walls. It's not correct. I've been fastening things to masonry, wood, and metal for decades. A hollow cinder block wall with anchors can support thousands of pounds. 

 

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