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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Shamrock Triple Gym attach to a doorway?
Can you adjust the width of the dip bars?
What types of pullups/chinups can you do?
What if I'm not strong enough to do a pullup or dip?
What exercises can you do on the Shamrock Triple Gym?
Are there any types of exercises that aren't suitable to be done on the Shamrock Triple Gym?
Should the Shamrock Triple Gym be left in the doorway when not in use?

How does the Shamrock Triple Gym attach to a doorway?

The Shamrock Triple Gym install's on a doorway by using leverage, a support bar goes around the back of the doorway on top of the architrave and another bar comes across the front of the door, they effectively squeeze in on the solid uprights of the doorway rather than pulling down on the weaker architrave.

Yes the extension or dip bars of the Shamrock Triple Gym are adjustable, there are three holes on each side which gives 4 different widths for doing bodyweight dips and the other exercises. Common opinion is that the most comfortable width for doing exercises like dips, bodyweight rows, leg raises and other bodyweight exercises.

What types of pullups/chinups can you do?
The Shamrock Triple Gym allows you to do all the most common types of pullups and chinups. Wide grip pullups are widely accepted as being the most challenging type of pullups, the muscle that's predominantly used is the lateral muscle in the back and also the bicep. Neutral grip pullups or chinups are where the palms of the hands are facing together, this type of pullup predominantly uses the middle or "meat" of the bicep. Close grip pullups or chinups are very good for the lower part of the bicep.

What if I'm not strong enough to do a pullup or dip?
The Shamrock Triple Gym has over 35 different bodyweight exercise suggestions and they are divided into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced exercises. There are lots of ways to work up to being able to do a full bodyweight pullup or dip including using a chair to help and also other exercises which help build up the muscle strength required to complete a full bodyweight pullup or dip

What exercises can you do on the Shamrock Triple Gym?
There are over 35 bodyweight exercise suggestions on the A2 chart but the possibilities are endless. The most popular bodyweight exercises like pullups, chinups, dips, leg raises, knee raises, suspended pushups and suspended flys but there are also a wide range of other exercises that can be done, the only limit is imagination.

Are there any types of exercises that aren't suitable to be done on the Shamrock Triple Gym?
All exercises preformed on the Shamrock Triple Gym should be done in a controlled manner, no kipping or jerking movements should be performed, using any sort of jerking, jumping or kipping could cause the Shamrock Triple Gym to dislodge from the doorway and could cause injury to the user.

Should the Shamrock Triple Gym be left in the doorway when not in use?
The Shamrock Triple Gym should not be left in a doorway when not in use. If the Shamrock Triple Gym is being used for pullups or chinups or hanging leg raises using only the pullup bar then the extension or dip bars should not be hooked onto the pullup bar. Also if the extension or dip bars are being used for dips or bodyweight rows or any other exercise then the suspension straps should not be hooked onto the dip bars or the pullup bars.

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Our pull up bar is 8 inches higher than ordinary pull up bars.

Our unique extension bars just hook onto the pullup bar for a wide range of exercises.

Our suspension straps attach to the extension bars for a complete suspension workout.

Shamrock Triple Gym