I want to try this Iron GYM thing..

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    Sep 18, 2008 12:41 AM GMT
    http://www.buyirongym.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1


    Is this this really strong to hold on a door? It looks cool.. I want it. what do you think?
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Sep 18, 2008 5:07 AM GMT
    I actually just ordered this from Amazon the other day (lower shipping charges from them). I'll be better able to give a useful opinion when it arrives.
  • EricLA

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    Sep 18, 2008 5:16 AM GMT
    Looking forward to your reviews. I've been looking at this too. The concept looks good. The price looks great.
  • healthseeker

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    Oct 19, 2008 11:47 PM GMT
    I just saw the Iron Gym infomercial and I knew the RJers would know the product.

    Any feedback from those that have tried the Iron Gym?
    Is it worthwhile?

    Thanks.
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    Oct 19, 2008 11:52 PM GMT

    All's I can say is the door in the infomercial is a metal door. Homeowners go for it, renters kiss yer fucking deposit goodbye! icon_razz.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Oct 20, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    I had forgotten about this thread. I got mine a while ago in the mail. It hasn't marked up the woodwork at all. The only downside is that it's hard to do a wide grip on the thing, and the padded sections wider than my shoulders are basically right at the edges of the door frame.
  • EricLA

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    Oct 20, 2008 4:16 AM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidI had forgotten about this thread. I got mine a while ago in the mail. It hasn't marked up the woodwork at all. The only downside is that it's hard to do a wide grip on the thing, and the padded sections wider than my shoulders are basically right at the edges of the door frame.


    I wondered about the clearance thing. Almost all of my apartment's door frames are next to a wall, so clearance would be an issue. I bet this works best if you have a doorway in the middle of a hallway.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Oct 20, 2008 4:23 AM GMT
    It's not actually a clearance issue in terms of whether the door is at the end or in the middle of a hallway, but a width of door frame issue. If my doors were a few inches wider, I'd probably be able to manage it. As it is, it's almost certainly impossible to get a decent grip outside the door frame itself, as the bar is then very close to the wall the door is built into
  • sandiegovince

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    Oct 20, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    Thanks MSUB, for posting the information. I saw this infommercial this morning and I wondered how easily it fit in a doorway as well if it damaged the doorframe in anyway. Is it really worth the 2 payments of $29.95 or should I just keep doing hanging leg raises and chin ups at the gym?

    Vince
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 21, 2008 4:44 AM GMT
    Have it love it!! Told guys to order it on the forum working out at home.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Oct 21, 2008 4:46 AM GMT
    Well, I didn't pay $60 for it. I paid $30. The advantage of buying things from Amazon.com instead of infomercials.
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    Oct 21, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    You can also buy it at Bed Bath and Beyond for $29.95. And they always have 20% off coupons, so it can cost even less...
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    Oct 23, 2008 4:18 PM GMT
    This version is of way higher quality _and_ you can do wide grip stuff. I bought mine last year and love it. And yes, it holds my weight.

    http://www.pullupbar.com/
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    Nov 20, 2008 5:21 AM GMT
    This thing is sturdier than you would think.

    I was surprised.

    Give it a try.