Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition Review


imageDid you ever notice how something that is really strong has the word Iron in the title? Like, Iron Chef? Okay, I’m not talking food here; I’m talking about the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition, although, if you’ve ever seen Iron Chef, you’ll get the comparison. This piece of equipment does it all… and does it well.

Complete Upper Body Workout

The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition works:

  • chest
  • shoulders
  • back
  • arms (biceps and triceps)
  • abdominals
  • forearms
  • lats (sides)

It’s just one piece of equipment for all of those areas. In the gym you’d use at least six, if not more devices to work those muscles.

Time Saver

Speaking of the gym and those 6 or more machines you’d need to get a workout similar to the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition, have you been to a gym lately? Not only do you need to devote the time to each exercise on each machine, but you have to WAIT for the machine to be available. Most of us don’t have a lot of extra time to wait around to work out our abs.

Working Your Core with the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition

You may have noticed in that list of muscle groups, back and abs were included. The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition includes the ability to work your core. Working your core is essential to strengthening your entire body. It will help you stabilize your body alignment and have fewer injuries, aches, and pains.image

5 Grip Positions

The last version of the Iron Gym device adds to the versatility. As with the original, there are default narrow, neutral, and wide positions. New to this version are the alternate wide and side grips. These new grips allow new dimensions to exercises and muscle toning and definition.

Special Features of the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition

  • easy doorframe attachment
  • attaches and removes easily without hardware
  • steel construction
  • high grade foam grips
  • non-slip feet for floor exercises
  • fits standard doorframes of 24-32 inches in width
  • easy assembly within 15 minutes
  • professional construction
  • includes workout guide
  • nutrition guide
  • holds up to 300 pounds

The high-quality steel Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition is made to be assembled quickly and easily so you can begin working out right away. Each feature was carefully considered and added to enhance your workout.

Workouts

imageThe design of the equipment allows you to do several exercises. When hanging in the doorframe, you can do pull ups, reverse pull ups, chin ups, close grip pull ups, and wide grip pull ups. By varying hand position, chest, arm, and back muscles are all worked on, pushing you toward that desired V shape.

On the floor, the unit can be used to support feet for sit ups or curls, pushups, and tricep dips.

Why Upper Body?

A lot of emphasis is put on cardio workouts. If you think about the usual cardio workout, you might think of running, walking, biking, and other activities that predominantly focus on the lower body. While many of those exercises work your core, few of them really give a good upper body workout. Strength training helps improve bone health and prevents muscle loss. Upper body strength training with core exercises can also improve posture and body mechanics. Strength training has been proven to improve mood and provide increased energy. I think the better question would be, “Why NOT upper body?”

Don’t Get Discouraged

Many of us can’t do a chin up…. or even a half of a chin up. Start by using a chair to help you get proper form and work your way up to doing full range of motion exercised. Work up to things slowly:

  • start by using the Iron Gym twice per week and working up
  • warm up and stretch before starting
  • do not push yourself to the point of pain
  • rest for a day between workouts
  • increase repetitions slowly
  • focus on form rather than quantity until you have it mastered

Resistance

The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition does not use any weights or bands to provide resistance during workouts. Every exercise utilizes your body’s own weight for resistance. This not only simplifies your workout, it streamlines it. Many Olympic athletes and military personnel use bodyweight resistance training to enhance strength, build muscle, increase fitness, lose weight, and improve overall health.image

Reviews

Customers who have purchased the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition have a lot of complimentary things to say about it:

“This product has been excellent. Buy with confidence.”

“I have worked out for 30 years, primarily weight training. I can honestly say this is one of my favorite pieces of equipment.”

“This is a great product at a great price. I'm very happy with my workout bar from Iron Gym!”

“This is 100 times better than a standard pull-up bar.”

“Easy to put together. My door frame measures about 6″ (from the ends of the molding on each side) and fits well. A snap to put up and take down.”

Negatives?

The description clearly describes the necessary door size and molding or trip width. Most of the negative reviews are based on the device not fitting in their doorways, despite the fact that they did not have the necessary measurements. No matter what you do, if you don’t have the right sized doorway (24-34 inches wide with 3.5 inch trim or molding), the equipment is not going to hang properly and will not be able to be used safely.

Availability

The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition is currently available through Amazon.com and is eligible for their Free Super Saver Shipping Deal.


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Bottom Line

The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar – Extreme Edition is a sleek, easy to assemble and use piece of exercise equipment. It will work chest, arms, abs, and back efficiently and with visible results when used properly and regularly. For the price, it is a great value.


About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.