Iron Gym System
The Iron Gym is a portable, compact workout aid that can be used for a wide range of upper body exercises. This product offers two main benefits. First, it makes certain types of exercises possible at home that otherwise wouldn't be, for example pull ups. Secondly, it modifies existing exercise to make them tougher on muscles and gentler on joints, for example deep press ups.
The Iron Gym is primarily used via fixation to a door frame, which requires no nails, glue or any other type of fastener and therefore causes no damage to your door or your walls.
The Iron Gym is marketed, as the name suggests, as a home gym. Although it offers a wide range of exercises, these are limited to the upper body and do not consist of any cardiovascular exercises. The Iron Gym is therefore best described as a modified pull up bar.
For pull ups, the Iron Gym offers three sets of handles enabling the user to work a variety of muscle groups across the arms, shoulders, chest and back. It can also be deployed on the floor to increase the difficult and intensity of various calisthenic exercises such as push ups and sit ups.
Total Cost Breakdown
- Save Money
A regular gym subscription may not be cheap. In addition, travel costs to and from the gym could be a requirement, along with gym specific equipment which could be a necessity.
The Iron Gym nullifies all those costs as you can work out from the comfort of your own home.
- Save Time
Travelling to and from the gym might take up a portion of your day. When you get there, you might have to spend even more time standing around for machines to become available. None of this is an issue when you can complete a full workout at home.
- Save Space
Unlike many other home gyms, the Iron Gym takes up very little space. In use, it uses up either a door frame or an amount of floor space comparable to your body size. When not in use, its compact frame means it can be stored almost anywhere.
How to Use (Step by Step)
- Fix Iron Gym Around Door Frame
The Iron Gym does not require nails, glues or fasteners - it works merely on leverage. Hook the Iron Gym around the top of the door frame using the pull up handles.
- Start You Pull Ups!
In a fluid motion ( without letting go of the pull up handles ) begin your pull ups. It's important that you begin your pull ups as you fix the Iron Gym to the door frame. Leverage only works when a downward force or weight is acting upon the Iron Gym; if you let go before starting your workout - for example to alter your grip - it will come loose.
- Press Ups/tricep Dips
Place the Iron Gym anywhere with a good amount of open floor space. Using the handles, The Iron Gym allows for deeper press ups than are possible on a flat floor without any wrist strain. In the same position, the gym provides a study base for dips.
- Sit Ups/crunches
Fix the Iron Gym to the base of the door and it can be used as an aide in ab exercises. Hooking your feet behind the handles of the Iron Gym ensure your lower body is anchored for maximum gains whilst doing sit up and crunches.
- Weight Loss
The Iron Gym is geared primarily towards building muscle rather than weight loss and thusly should not be used specifically as a weight loss method. In addition, noticeable gains will be aided when adhering to a balanced diet.
- Don't Skip Leg Day!
The Iron Gym offers exercise options exclusively for the upper body and, offers no options for a cardio workout. This should not be used as a complete replacement of any existing workouts you do, or as a catch-all method of improving your fitness.
- Safety First!
Don't use the Iron Gym to attempt any exercises. You don't think your capable of, or combine it with any other exercise aid ( i. E weight vests ) as injury is a risk.
- No Damage
The Iron Frame Gym can be used on any kind of door frame, but do ensure your frame is capable of bearing your weight and that of the Iron Gym.
Average Customer Rating:1
Iron Gym System Reputation Management
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Iron Gym Plastic Bar
The Iron Gym plastic bar that is placed above the door frame might be hollow and break and May not last 6 months. Mine didn't last and I was unable to obtain a replacement.
Dead-hang pull ups can be very challenging and it could take a year or more to develop the strength to do just one. It's not about over use if you're the only one using the Iron Gym because in the first year or two there are just too many challenges to overcome with soreness and recovery time and undeveloped strength before over use would ever arise as an issue.
I can't recommend the Iron Gym.
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