Men and women alike love the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar Extreme Edition. Having had the opportunity to try it out for myself, I can understand why.
Lightweight but very sturdy, it is available at a price that won’t break the bank. Able to provide an excellent upper body workout, it can also be used to do Knee Raises, one of the most effective ab exercises you can do.
Before you can use your Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar, you will need to assemble it. The process is quite simple, taking around ten minutes at most.
When used attached to a door frame, the doorway must be of a standard size. This is between 24 and 32 inches wide, with a frame depth of 5 1/2 to 6 inches. The door’s molding can’t be any wider than 3 1/2 inches. There will also need to be a bit of room on either side of the door’s frame to accommodate the overhang of the bar grips.
Something else you need to know is that the device can support a maximum weight of 300 pounds. If you weigh more than that, the Iron Gym Extreme Pull Up Bar will not be suitable for you.
All good to go? Then keep reading!
Assembling Your Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar
When you open the box containing your Iron Gym Pull Up Bar, you will find five main parts including a plastic center bar, two arched bar grips, and two long bars – one for the right-hand-side, and one for the left.
Additionally, you will receive one plastic ring, two medium bolts, two long bolts, four nuts, and four washers. You will also get a safety wedge to help secure the device to a door frame and a hex wrench.
Start by attaching the arm bars to the center bar. That’s the piece which has a pad on one side and two round opening holes on the reverse side. Attach the arched bars to this piece using the medium-sized bolts, washers, and nuts. Tighten these firmly with the hex wrench.
Next, attach the Pull Up Bar – this consists of two pieces which slot into each other to become one – to the arched bars using the longer bolts, washers, and nuts to secure it, again tightening with the wrench. Your Iron Gym Extreme is now ready to use.
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Using Your Iron Gym Extreme
Attaching your Iron Gym Extreme Pull Up Bar to your door frame as indicated in the instructions that come with the device, will take mere seconds. After doing this, make sure to attach the metal safety wedge to the top of your door’s molding. You will then be able to perform Pull-Ups and Chin-Ups, secure in the knowledge that you can do so safely without risk of the device shifting or falling.
The foam padding covering the arms will provide a comfortable grip and help to prevent your hands from developing calluses. It will also stop the device from gouging and scratching your door’s frame.
Once you’ve finished your workout, your Iron Gym Extreme Pull Up Bar can easily be removed from your door frame to store if desired, or in readiness to do a floor workout.
When used on the floor, you will be able to do Push-Ups and Tricep Dips. Changing the position of your hands from a narrow to a neutral or a wide-grip position will enable you to target different muscles. This will give you a great arm workout that will also target your chest, shoulders, and upper back.
If you haven’t exercised before, you probably won’t be strong enough to do Chin-Ups, Pull-Ups or Knee Raises right away. Start by using your Iron Gym Extreme to do floor-based exercises. Then, when you are stronger, use it attached to a door frame.
The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar can also be used to anchor your feet when doing sit-ups.
Included in the purchase price is an offer for bonus ab straps. To take advantage of this, you will need to send in the voucher that accompanies the offer. Upon receiving the voucher, the manufacturer will mail the ab straps to you for the cost of the postage.
Final Thoughts on the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar
The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar provides an effective at-home upper body workout for those wanting a gym-quality workout without having to join a gym or purchase expensive fitness equipment. It can also be used to target the abdominal area. Reasonably priced, it would be perfect for anyone on a tight budget with limited space to house exercise equipment.
While the Iron Gym Extreme does have some negative feedback, the majority of this is due to it not fitting the buyer’s doorway. To avoid disappointment, double-check the dimensions of the device and measure your doorway before ordering.
If you’re looking for a wall-mounted model, it’s worth checking out the Ultimate Body Press Wall Mounted Pull Up Bar. (Click the previous link to read a review.)