Pull-ups are hard. Seriously, you guys.
I bought the Iron Gym (the pull-up bar that slips over any door frame!) because I was convinced I’d use it every night during commercial breaks and get super ripped. This plan failed for two reasons.
1) We DVR everything and don’t watch commercials
2) I can only do about 10 before my arms die
Therefore, most of the time the Iron Gym is sitting on the floor not doing anything or holding anybody up. To get more use out of it, I’ve also tried doing hanging crunches (you hold yourself up like a pull-up and bring your knees to your chest). Turns out that is really hard to do, too. So I’m trying. But, like, this is hard.
It’s also hard — to motivate youself to do stuff at home. The only thing that really works for me is setting a specific time aside for working out, at home or at the gym. It’s the only way (now my goal is to use it once a week). Maybe you have the will to work some exercise in between other activities, but I don’t.
The one thing I can say for sure though, is that’s it’s totally all my fault. The Iron Gym does everything they say it will on the commercial with that really hot guy. It easily slips on for use and doesn’t bust up your door frame. At $30 it’s not a bad deal, if you actually use it.