Last updated: August 9th, 2016
Instead of heading to the gym for a solid upper body workout, it may be possible to get the same results at home with the Iron Gym Total Body Workout Bar. It’s one of our top picks of the best home gym for this year. Unlike other pieces of exercise equipment that are bulky, this item is compact and simple to store. It is made from heavy-duty steel and designed to fit over a standard door frame for pull-ups or on the floor for push-ups and sit-ups. Introduced back in 2010, this Iron Gym Workout Bar still promises to deliver an inexpensive way to sculpt the upper body and is available on Amazon’s website for $30. Here is a closer look at its positives and negatives.
- Durable Steel Frame
- Easy Installation
- Adjustable Grip Positions
- Can Be Used on the Floor or Over a Door
- Works Both the Inner and Outer Back
- Compact Design
The best part of the Iron Gym Pullup Bar is its durable and strong frame. It is a piece of equipment that will withstand the test of time. Thanks to the steel construction, it can hold up to 300 pounds. For its small size, this is a testament to its quality. The entire unit is quite compact. The dimensions measure 13 inches X 36 inches X 11 inches, and it weighs under five pounds. This means it will easily fit conventional doorways up to 32 inches wide and will be simple to store away when not in use. It can easily be placed under the bed or in a closet.
Installation is exceptionally simple. There are no small parts to lose or complicated manuals to follow. The exercise routine is straightforward. The bar can be placed over any home doorway or mounted on the wall. The garage is the perfect place to use the device on a permanent basis. Using it over a doorway makes it convenient to remove and store out of sight when finished. It uses the simple scientific principle of leverage to hold itself against the doorway, so there are no major brackets necessary. This means there is no damage left behind when it is removed. The bar is very versatile. The adjustable grip positions allow a user to perform a multitude of exercises including chin-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, and pull-ups. This allows a consumer to receive great value from one item. An entire workout can be finished without the need to switch equipment.
Besides strengthening the arms, the wider grip makes it possible to get a complete back workout with the Iron Gym Bar. This creates stronger and more stable back muscles. It can also be used on the floor as well. The floor stability is excellent for crunches and places the body in a position that does not strain the back. This will alleviate the potential for painful injuries that occur when a person performs sit-ups on the floor without any aid.
Some users wish that the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar would have been designed to fit door frames of different thicknesses. Also, four bolts come with the unit. Unfortunately, they are different sizes that are not clearly labeled. Some consumers accidentally confused the screws and inserted them into the wrong holes. This made it difficult to disassemble. However, being aware of this fact will alleviate the mistake.
Some users feel that the unit hangs a bit low, so it is necessary to bend the knees during certain exercises. Other units sit higher on the door, but this makes it impossible to exercise the triceps with the higher setup. Before buying the product, it is important to consider how much clearance is available. If this unit will be used in a basement with low ceilings, it may be impossible to perform chin-ups.
The Iron Gym Workout Bar appears to provide the same workout as a complete weight bench but in a much smaller package and for a much lower price. For hundreds of dollars less than a weight bench, this unit seems capable of giving a solid upper body workout. Since it can be used virtually in any room, it is much more practical than a larger piece of equipment. It is made of solid steel, so it will support a great deal of weight as well. Similar products are made of inferior materials, so they easily bend. This can be dangerous and cause physical injuries. This will not be a worry with the Iron Gym Bar.
Although it is important to pay attention during assembly, there are few parts to cause confusion. In a matter of minutes, the unit should be ready to hang over a door or against a wall. The wide grip and adjustable positions are key features that make the device extremely versatile. Anyone looking to improve arm or back strength should definitely consider this unit.
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