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Iron Gym

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:42 pm
by TKDfighter
So what do you guys think of the Iron Gym? In case you are unfamiliar it is the removable pull up/chin up bar with the arms to brace it against the frame instead of drilling holes for brackets in your walls. My 15 year old son asked for one and I told him I have to check it out first. We already have in our workout room, 15, 20, 25 lb dumbells, full olympic weight bench with 300 lb of steel, perfect pushups, a set of resistance bands and a big ass ball for some misc exercises. We do not have a chin up bar and was wondering should I get the iron gym with all the other stuff we have or if i should just get a traditional chin up bar. What do you guys think?

Re: Iron Gym

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:56 pm
by ThirdCoastCombat
if you already have a room dedicated strictly to workout stuff i think id just go with a traditional one

Re: Iron Gym

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:44 am
by TKDfighter
ThirdCoastCombat wrote:if you already have a room dedicated strictly to workout stuff i think id just go with a traditional one

That is what I was thinking but we might try to rearrange the room and just put in a power tower. Thanks for your input.

Re: Iron Gym

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:57 pm
by ScornDefeat
I would imagine that it would be ok for strict pull-ups, but I'd be wary if you do anything more experimental like anything involving swinging.

Re: Iron Gym

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:44 pm
by ryyonvin
my girlfriend has this, and besides pull-ups it really doesnt do too much else. The push-ups are ok but I think you can suffice with regular ones. The crunch thing is horrible along with the dips. The only positive thing I can say is the ab slings it comes with. But then again you can just buy them seperately and hang them anywhere.

Re: Iron Gym

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:54 pm
by ShadowMoses42
ryyonvin wrote:my girlfriend has this, and besides pull-ups it really doesnt do too much else. The push-ups are ok but I think you can suffice with regular ones. The crunch thing is horrible along with the dips. The only positive thing I can say is the ab slings it comes with. But then again you can just buy them seperately and hang them anywhere.


i have one too...its useful but nothing special...honestly it feels like im breaking my door when i do pullups with it...

iron gym

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:21 pm
by asianbeef
wondering if anyone uses this.
I grabbed on couple days ago and found out my door frame is too thin and also believe the door trim on the top is too thin.
I was thinking of grabbing a piece of wood and nailing it on top etc.
any suggestions ?