I've been wanting to add pullups to my workouts. Being unable to do any is just not acceptable. But the only decent place I had to do them was the swingset in the backyard and I simply didn't make it back there very often. I've been wanting to mount a pullup bar somewhere in the house or garage. Our garage is drywalled, though, including the ceiling, so nothing jumped out at me there. And I didn't really want to spend money on a pull up bar, either (or, rather, Christine didn't want me to ;-).
Then I started thinking about the attic access in our hallway. And those straps I used to use for strapping a cartop carrier to the roof...
Definite potential. Straps connected to joists in the attic and just about even. Now where am I going to get rings?
They're like 50$ to buy. Or you can make your own by heating and bending PVC, but that's a little too much work...
Hold on. Simple handles will do the trick. Cut a spare length of steel pipe in half...
Available any time, throw 'em up in the attic when we have decent people over ;-)
I'm not in a huge hurry to make progress on this. Working on the weight loss first. And pull ups at 170 are going to be way easier than at 209.
I have to start with 'negative' pull ups: jump up, ease down and start training the muscles that way. Still sore from doing it on Saturday.
Over all, pretty fired up about my ingenuity. And I know Walter 'CrossFit' Stokes will be proud :-)