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Pull/chin up bar for STS, is it really necessary?

Discussion in 'STS Forum' started by nckfitheart2009, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. nckfitheart2009 Cathlete

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    Hi Everyone,

    Is a tubing resistance band as effective as a pull up bar attached to door?

    Need to know, from you what you have experienced being on STS rotation, if the choice of equipment could affect the result gained.

    xxx
     
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  2. Nanbo Cathlete

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    I use the tubing because I'm not strong enough for pull ups/chin ups on the tower yet. I think the tubing is working great for me! I get a really good range of motion and I am getting stronger....
     
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  3. mini-natty Cathlete

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    Hi there Nathalie :)

    IMO, I'm going to say no, tubing is not as effective as a pull/chin up bar. Have you tried doing a pull/chin up???!!! Those things are KILLER!! Even modified, you are still using a lot of your body weight to essentially hoist yourself up. I consider pull/chin-ups and push-ups, the king of all upper body exercises. If you can knock out some chin-ups, your upper body looks :eek:.

    With that said, do not despair, you can still get a great workout with tubing. Do not underestimate band work! It's extremely effective and a good substitute for pull-ups if you cannot invest in a bar/rack.

    Good luck!

    Natasha
     
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  4. patchworkpenguin Cathlete

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    I did a workout last week where I started with assisted pullups using a chair then moved to tubing. I actually felt I was using more muscles with the band so I will use that option more often.
     
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  5. nckfitheart2009 Cathlete

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    Pull up bar versus tubin

    Hi Ladies,

    I have to make a choice between purchasing a tubing or a pull up bar. I know for sure the tubine I have will not challenge my back muscles enough.
    It is either I buy a more challenging tubine or just have a pull up bar attachment for my door way.

    I am very keen in trying the pull bar using a chair for assistance. Thanks for your feedback.

    Nathalie

    To mini-natty Yes, I agree with about push and pull up...I will not stop trying to gain techniques and practising till I get better in performing a reasonable amount of reps confidently with good form! :)
     
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  6. patchworkpenguin Cathlete

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    My problem with the chair assist was I felt I was working my legs more than my arms, which is always an added bonus but I felt in this case defeated the purpose. If your choices are one or the other and you are cabable/close to being able to do a pullup I'd go with the bar over the banding.

    I have my pullup bar between the living room, where I exercise, and another room, while I can't do a pullup, I do like to use it to swing between the rooms, which is rather fun. ;)
     
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  7. myputer Cathlete

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    I have my pullup bar between the living room, where I exercise, and another room, while I can't do a pullup, I do like to use it to swing between the rooms, which is rather fun. ;)[/QUOTE]

    I love it! That sounds like fun!
     
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  8. Viola1625 Cathlete

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    They have a pull up assist that you can get on amazon or beachbody. It hooks to the pull up bar and allows you to keep proper form. I have one and love it.
     
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