/ This is what using indoor training walls has done to me

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Annoying Twit - on 01 Jul 2013
I do this a couple of times every second work day now.

1. Feel need to relieve myself
2. Walk to toilet to do so
3. Exit toilet, look left and right to make sure nobody is around
4. Jump up and grab onto guard rail of stairs
5. Chin ups!
6. Return to office
Trangia - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:
> I do this every second work day now.
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Well it's certainly improved your bladder strength! :)
Annoying Twit - on 01 Jul 2013
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> Well it's certainly improved your bladder strength! :)

LOL!!!!!
Muel - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

I also do this on the big bar that runs across the top of the cubicle door.
Big Z on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit: Love it!!
Jus - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

I do the same. But don't need the toilet excuse!
MeMeMe - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

I remember doing 1 to 5 on the wooden surround to the niche the hand basins were in only to have an extra unexpected step after 5 -

6. Wooden edging come crashing down and I fall down onto toilet floor.

and then

7. Embarrassedly explain to secretary exactly how I managed to break part of the toilets.
stonemaster - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit: So did you relieve yourself?..:)
krasavenko - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit: I used to take both chin-ups and abs exercise breaks when I was writing my dissertation, i.e living in the library Edinburgh uni has installed some seriously good pull up bars in the main library bathrooms!

You get some really weirded out looks from the "all my clothes is from Topshop and I came to the bathroom to touch up my make-up" girls...
Kieran_John - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Muel:

I think if I did this on the bar that runs over the cubicle door I'd end up collapsing the whole thing.
colina - on 01 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

know exactly wot your saying .have also found myself doing a traverse at my workplace recently using radiators, skirting boards,filing cabinets etc.
Steve nevers on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to colina:
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> know exactly wot your saying .have also found myself doing a traverse at my workplace recently using radiators, skirting boards,filing cabinets etc.


The Pub down the road from me has a traverse challenge in the lock-ins! The crux is bridging from the front door to the bannister then getting into the pool room.

But @OP, I do know what you mean, I've had something similar after developing some projects, verging into obsession! Discovered some nice 'problems' on a museum and a pub, and worked out a tricky traverse along the back of my house. (its a thin, reachy, crimpy line from the barbecue through the backdoor to the recycling. :)
Even caught myself a few times watching a mate playing computer games and I've been eyeing up lines on the rocks in the game!

bicycle racks seem to be perfect for sets of dips as well.
Annoying Twit - on 02 Jul 2013
In reply to Steve nevers:
> bicycle racks seem to be perfect for sets of dips as well.

Brilliant, I've just done some. However, my strength isn't there yet. (Note that I craftily used the plural for 'chinups' on my first post without actually saying how many I can manage :) ). The bike racks outside my workplace are a bit far apart for me, though a quick check shows that I can do a tiny bit better on the narrower ones in the bike shed.
ice.solo - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

I worked at a place where one by one the jams on the doors broke from this.

Soon after 'mountings' in the form of wooden rails appeared all over the place at unusual heights for projectors and screens that never materialized.
Annoying Twit - on 03 Jul 2013
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> Soon after 'mountings' in the form of wooden rails appeared all over the place at unusual heights for projectors and screens that never materialized.

I note that you don't make any comments as to who might have been responsible :)
ice.solo - on 04 Jul 2013
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> I note that you don't make any comments as to who might have been responsible :)

that would partially explain 'worked' being in the past tense
robthered - on 04 Jul 2013
Yep, also guilty.

Office door frames are slopers and fancy stonework in corridors = handy finger board.

Tried a spot of 'buildering' too but apparently security aren't too keen on that...
parberoo - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to Steve nevers:
Might I Suggest a nice baby gate for dips. I have a completely pointless one on my kitchen doorway that serves no purpose other than me doing dips on it now :D
Matrix - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit: I do some leg stretching every time I go to toilet! @ work.
owlart - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit: Outside my Boss's office door is a ladder going up to the loft space, it's perfect for doing pull-up(s) on, but only when he's not around!
jacob.gretton - on 06 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

At college there's a ledge that runs right across "the bridge", generally pretty quiet, so I'll often find myself doing a few sets of repeaters in free periods
Flat4matt - on 21 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

We have a metal frame outside at our work and that gets some regular pull ups and attempted flags done on it when walking past!!!!
andic - on 21 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

Have a crane/winch in the lab next to my office the girder it runs along is perfect for all kinds of open handed pull-ups, pull-ups with arms at diff heights, hangs and calisthenics type stuff.

Thinking about bringing a medicine ball in to use down in the foundry, one of the guys in my office is a bit of a nutter (too) and would probably be up for a bit of lunchtime catch.
BarrySW19 on 21 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

I sometimes feel like working on my finger strength by strangling the odd co-worker.
Jmes - on 22 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

We have a fingerboard mounted on the doorway to my boss's office.
risby - on 22 Jul 2013
In reply to BarrySW19: Don't pick on him just because he's odd. He's probably a climber too.
JIMBO on 22 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit: I have a one-arm chin bar at the front of my science lab. I do the odd one here or there when the students are doing tests :-)
MaranaF - on 26 Jul 2013
I don't go to gyms very often but when I live in an old fortress and I'm always seeing walls and things I can climb, or can't but try to!!

I was walking home the other week when I saw Alex Honnold climbing an archway that leads into my town. I had a look to see how difficult it would be and decided that it was impossible and that Alex is really an alien!

We have the urban climbing championships here soon which are insane.
danny_whew - on 26 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit: glad to see I'm not alone. We've got some six foot cages that are ideal for chin ups. Whenever I've got a spare 2 minutes I do a few sets and if I set up right I can do a few dips on the line.

I keep trying out a traverse along the outside of the building but the rock is too crumbly.
Bluebird - on 27 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit: fond memories of that classic childhood game - "traverse around the entire lower ground floor of the house, before mum and dad wake up"
My own son thinks I don't know..bless
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rufus stone on 27 Jul 2013
In reply to Annoying Twit:

Just because your at work doesn't mean you shouldn't train.

There is a caged storage area at work that gives lots of options. Plus it's in a cage so feels badass. For a trad climbing feel try some stacked boxes or heavy precarious shelving.

Ceiling pipes are generally not recommended.

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