Can the Iron Gym provided an Iron body?

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    Dec 21, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    I've been hearing about the Iron Gym for some months now. I never really heard any reviews about this product. I was wondering if any of you guys have bought it or know someone that has and they have no real complaint about the product. I know that with any exercise equipment it only works if you stick with your workout program.

    But does anyone know about the longevity of this product or how effective the results have been on the upper body?
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    Dec 21, 2008 11:58 PM GMT
    Get a gym membership: you need to work legs, too.

    A home gym isn't a good idea because your house is largely where you relax, so it's much harder to get into the groove.

    The other problem with the iron gym is it doesn't allow for a large variety of exercises, so it's a great way to hit a plateau as well.
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    Dec 22, 2008 5:38 AM GMT
    flex89 saidGet a gym membership: you need to work legs, too.

    A home gym isn't a good idea because your house is largely where you relax, so it's much harder to get into the groove.

    The other problem with the iron gym is it doesn't allow for a large variety of exercises, so it's a great way to hit a plateau as well.
    Thanks for the tip flex89. The only problem I have with legs is that I can't work on them for very long because I have mild to moderate levels of osteoarthritis in my knees. You wouldn't happen to know any leg exercises that can build leg muscle, but not put to much strain on the knees would you?
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    Dec 22, 2008 6:05 AM GMT
    Try doing machine exercises like leg extensions, leg curls, adductors, and abductors. You won't have the greatest thighs in the world, but it'll keep them looking good. Your calves shouldn't bother you knees when you work those out, so anything should fly there.

    Just give any exercise a try, if it's too much, you're either lifting too heavy, or it's just not for you.
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    Dec 22, 2008 7:32 AM GMT
    flex89 saidTry doing machine exercises like leg extensions, leg curls, adductors, and abductors. You won't have the greatest thighs in the world, but it'll keep them looking good. Your calves shouldn't bother you knees when you work those out, so anything should fly there.

    Just give any exercise a try, if it's too much, you're either lifting too heavy, or it's just not for you.
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    Dec 22, 2008 4:35 PM GMT
    I don't have the Iron Gym specifically, but I installed a chin-up bar at my house. I use chin-ups and pull-ups to compliment my workouts at the gym, but not to replace them. If I were only working upper body, and didn't want to join a gym, I would probably stick to doing weighted pull-ups, push-ups at different angles, and dips for free elsewhere, such as local playgrounds. The dips that the Iron Gym allow you to do target the triceps more than a chest/tricep dip on bars would allow, and it doesn't look like it lets you dip very low. You could probably get the same results using 2 chairs, one holding your feet, and the other using your hands to do the dip. A bench is sturdier if you have one.

    My chin-up bar was about $15, and is permanently and safely installed in my wall. I should be able to tell if it's going to fall off due to a cracking sound in wood. The Iron Gym is about $30, and since it's not permanently installed on your door, I only wonder about the safety. If the price of the Iron Gym were lower when I went to buy my chin-up bar (it was about $50 or so at the time), I probably would have bought it. I like that it allows different grips that my small chin-up bar doesn't allow (such as a wide grip).
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    Dec 22, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    My roommates has one of these. Since I own my house I was in favor of it so it didn't destroy my walls or doorways.


    I feel like its really sturdy. I weigh 180 and it seems solid to me when I'm on it. But, as said, legs are really important.