Chinning, Dipping, and Push-Up Station

Chinning, Dipping, & Push-Up Station

I recently purchased this item. It showed up quickly from the seller and had all parts as listed. Assembly was not too difficult, although there is apparently a right way and a wrong way to attach the cross beam floor support. I of course installed it the wrong way the first time, which resulted in the supports not standing straight. I loosened everything and played with it for a while before removing the cross beam support, flipping it over and reattaching it. Everything came together straight and level. The instructions made no mention of this. A simple “This side up” sticker would have done wonders and saved me some time. All things being considered, I wasn’t bothered too much by this, overall it was pretty easy to put together and I usually expect to have to take these things back apart before getting it right. So that isn’t my main issue. My main issue is with the height of the piece. I have a very low ceiling in my basement, floor to ceiling is exactly 80 inches. I looked around for a long time to find a piece this size. Now Amazon’s page doesn’t have the exact specs, so I went to the seller’s own website and checked it out. They state the height is 68.5″. I even called them to double check. This left me enough head room with my ceiling. When the item arrived and I opened the box I was immediately nervous, the beams looked long. I stood them and measured them and sure enough they were 68.5″. Only problem is that they get mounted to a 2″ floor beam, and the floor beam has rubber footings that raise it another 1/4″-1/2″. The chin bar is anywhere from 3/4″ to 1″ in thickness and mounts to the top of the beams. So total height comes in right under 72″. This leaves me with about 8″ of head room. That’s a little tight. For the most part it seems fine, although I can feel the top of my hair touching the ceiling. If I ever get aggressive and start going fast I will probably hit my head. In the long run I think it will work, but I am not real happy about the misstated specs. Be aware if you have a low ceiling where this thing is really going to sit once it is fully assembled. My only other gripe is that some of the foam rubber on one of the supports has a tear in it. I’ll be calling the company to see if they will replace it.

Designed to fit rooms and cellats with low ceilings. Same day shipping if the order is placed in the morning.

Price: $259.00

Click here to buy from Amazon

Now for the things I like. The unit is really sturdy and it looks awesome. One additional thing I really like is that I’m not really good at doing pull-ups and will put a chair under the bar when I am working out to assist; the push-up handles make a perfect foot rest to assist with pulls ups. Might not work for someone taller, but at 5’7″ it works really well for me.

In general I would say there are probably nicer units out there, plenty sold by this company, but none that would fit in the space that I have. If you are dealing with a low profile ceiling, this is a nice piece of equipment.

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