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How to Install an Everlast Chinning Bar

Chin-up/Situp Bar

    Step 1

    Stand in the doorway and reach your arms up as far as they'll go; use a pencil or piece of tape to mark the doorway about an inch below the heel of your hand on one side. Place a mark at the same level on the other side of the doorway, by extending a 3- or 4-foot level across the doorway, or by measuring up from the floor.

    Step 2

    Center the chinning bar's holders over the marks you made and, with a pencil, mark the location for its three screw holes.

    Step 3

    Remove the holders and drill a pilot hole for each screw. If you don't have a drill or the correct size drill bit, pound a nail partway into the wall at each mark, then remove it, to create a pilot hole. The nail should be slightly thinner than the screw shank.

    Step 4

    Place the holders back and screw them into place.

    Step 5

    Repeat the same procedure for the second set of holders. Mount these a little higher or lower to accommodate a second user of a different height for pullups, or mount them a few inches off the floor to use as an anchor for situps.

    Step 6

    Twist the end of the bar counterclockwise to lengthen it until it sits firmly in the mounting cups, pressing against the doorway on the other side.

Multi-Function Bar

    Step 1

    Open the door and stand on the side of the threshold farthest from the door.

    Step 2

    Hold the multi-function bar in your hands as if you were doing pullups. Poke the far end of the multi-function bar, which curves upward, through the doorway. The actual pullup handles should stay on your side of the doorway.

    Step 3

    Position the up-curved end of the multi-function bar atop the doorjamb on the far side of the door, then lower the pullup handles on your side of the door to wedge the multi-function pullup bar into place. Step through the doorway to verify that the up-curved end is fully seated, tight against the wall and flush with the top of the doorjamb. Always verify that the pullup bar is properly positioned before every use.

Tips

  • Observe the user weight limit of 300 pounds for the chin-up/situp bar. If you install it away from the door hinges, you will be able to open and close the door even with the mounting cups installed.
  • You can install the multi-function bar in doorways up to 32 inches across.

Things Needed

  • Pencil or piece of tape
  • Spirit level or measuring tape
  • Drill and bit set, or hammer and nail
  • Screwdriver

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