Today, I received my shipment from Amazon of my new home workout equipment. In the video below, I share the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar unboxing and setup. And, I’ll expand further on what my thoughts are about it and give my honest thoughts in this Iron Gym Review.
Why Did I Get the Iron Gym?
It’s the winter time and the last thing I want to do is travel in the cold Midwest weather to get to the gym. Also, my small two-bedroom apartment doesn’t have room for large pull-up bars or workout tower.
That’s why I thought I’d give the Iron Gym Pull Up Bar a shot. It runs about twenty bucks and claims to be ideal for pull-ups, push-ups, chin-ups, dips, crunches, and more.
Iron Gym Pull-Up Bar Features
The Iron Gym’s Pull-Up Bar features include:
•3 grip positions, narrow, wide, and neutral
•Uses leverage to hold against the doorway
•Needs no screws and shouldn’t damage the door
•Installs in seconds
Get a glimpse of my unboxing of the Iron Gym Pull Up Bar in the video and find out my candid thoughts on the product as I assemble the Total Body Workout Bar.
My Iron Gym Review
I’m going to shoot straight with you here. You can’t expect a whole lot for exercise equipment that retails for $20. Unless it’s a dumbbell, I’m hard-pressed to find many pieces of fitness tools that’ll NOT have some kind of hang up.
So, I’ll start it out with the pros of the Iron Gym Pull Up Bar. This total upper body workout bar is pretty nifty for portability and easy storage. It’s pretty ideal for me even though I’m 6’2″ and about 185 pounds. If you happen to be any taller, then expect to bend at the knees as you do pull-ups. And, the weight capacity is 300 pounds, but I’m not sure that most doorframes are going to handle any weight above 250 pounds since a couple of my door frames creaked and moaned with my weight.
Also, you will HAVE to do hang clean pull-ups and can NOT use any kipping pull-ups or butterfly pull-ups. Quite frankly, unless you have an iron door frame, you’ll come crashing down in no time with too much force.
The cons of the Iron Gym Pull Up Bar include that it is NOT for everyone and NOT for all door frames. And, they over-promise in their ads when they say you can do dips when there is clearly not enough room for you to fully bend your elbows.
As I noted in the video, the box claims “Free Iron Gym Personal Trainer Workout Video” with a promo code inside. I looked all over for a promotional code and did not find any. Well, thankfully the product came with a hotline number, right?
Nope! I called the number and was sent to someone’s personal phone. Well then…
Final Thoughts on the Iron Gym
It sounds like I’m bashing the product, but I actually do like it. My expectations are rather low for most cheap fitness equipment, so I was more than happy with what the Iron Gym Pull Up Bar provides for $19.99.
I ordered mine through Amazon Prime. So, if I was dissatisfied then, I could easily return it within 30 days for a full refund from Amazon. They’re pretty lenient about returns and as long as I hang onto the packaging, then all I gotta do is hit up Amazon, they send me a shipping label, and then I send it back.
However, I don’t plan on returning the Iron Gym and will put it to good use while I’m staying out of the cold Ohio weather.
Overall, I give my thumbs up to the Iron Gym Pull Up Bar and a 4 out of 5 stars rating.
What do you think about the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar? Drop your candid thoughts in the comments below.