Door Mounted Exercise Equipment
I am trying to get more fit, so I am paying slightly more attention to commercials for exercise equipment. Door Mounted Equipment seems to be the trend now with all kinds of pull-up bars, bungee straps, and pulley type machines now available. I'm sure they all work fine, with one major exception - does anyone actually have a place to do this? On the commercial it looks nice...they have a nice big doorway, without a door, in the middle of the wall, and the wall is in a huge open space. No furniture, no perpendicular walls, no hallways to get in the way or crowd the space. I don't have a doorway like this. All my door jambs have doors and are very offset to one end of the room...so doing any exercise, I would feel very cramped and limited by the wall four inches to my side. I know I wouldn't be getting full extension, I know I wouldn't be comfortable, I just can't see it as viable exercise equipment. It is not as ridiculous as the $15,000 ROM that needs a complete room to itself, but I just can't imagine 90% of people able to comfortably use door mounted equipment. I've been checking every house I've been in for the last couple months and have yet to see a doorway that would work well. There were a couple closets that might work, but who wants to do pull ups with a closet full of clothing pushing against them? Not me.
It's a nice idea in theory, I just haven't seen a house that it would work well in...at least for me. Your experience may vary. I just think there are going to be a lot of these at garage sales in a year or two. of course, I may also just be lazy and finding any excuse not to exercise.