Chin up bar suitable for small hands

(6 Posts)
mckenzie Sat 27-Apr-13 20:51:24

DS, age 11, has been advised to try using a chin up Bart strengthen his upper body. I've seen lots for sale on the net but I'm a tad concerned as DS's hands are tiny, even for an 11 yr old, and he might not be able to grip properly.
Anyone any ideas of where I might get one suitable for a child? It needs to be for indoor all year round use.
Many TIA.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 27-Apr-13 20:53:29

ooh I'd be interested to know this too as DD, a keen gymnast, wants one.

Just out of interest where are you going to put it mckenzie and at what height?

Fliss55 Sat 27-Apr-13 20:54:53

Hi, I coach gymnastics and we always advise the competitive gymnasts to get themselves a chin up bar. Those from Argos are fine ... We have never been told that there is a problem and we have children as young as 5 or 6 using them. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has any other suggestions.

mckenzie Sat 27-Apr-13 21:26:09

Thanks fliss55.
Norbert, we are just going to put it between a door frame.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 27-Apr-13 21:37:47

I just can't think of a suitable door frame to put it in where I'm not going to knock myself out if I forget about it and walk into it!

Whojamaflip Sat 27-Apr-13 21:41:36

Believe me you will remember to look out for the bar after the first twenty times of walking into it grin

dd has a bar from argos which we put up for her when she is doing her conditioning for gymnastics. It then gets taken down and left by the side of the door when she has finished. Its set at a height that she needs lifted to get onto it but thats more to stop her cheating and putting her feet down between repititions iyswim.

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