Pro Fit Iron Gym Review

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Iron Gym By Pro Fit Product Description

The Iron Gym by Pro Fit is marketed as an easy-to-install, easy-to-remove pull up bar, push up stand, dip stand, and sit up assistant.  In actuality, its a useful pull-up bar that lets you do several variations of pull ups or chin ups including wide, medium, close, and neutral grip.

Pro’s

  • Easy installation / removal
  • Supports up to 300lbs
  • Ease of use
  • Durable
  • Several pull up variations

Con’s

  • Potentially damaging to door frame
  • Pointless for dips, push ups, and sit ups

The best part about Pro Fit’s Iron Gym, is that you can install and remove it very easily and quickly.  Basically, you put the foam portion that goes onto the top of the door on first and pull it to secure it then slowly drop the bar down onto the door frame.  Herein lies the problem.

Depending on your door size and where the foam lining lines up with the woodwork, you might have metal on wood.  Needless to say, after using these again and again, you’re going to damage the woodwork on your door.  To minimize the damage, put little hand towels on each side of the bar and it will keep the bar from digging in or scratching the woodwork; not foot proof, but definitely helps.


If you’re not worried about your door getting a little scuffed up, then forget about the hand towels, the Iron Gym is perfect for you.  It is easy to use, supports up to 300lbs, is very durable, and allows you to do almost any kind of pull up.

So what about the dip stand, push up stand, and sit up assistant that they show the guy with 3% body fat doing in the pictures?  Well, in reality, if you’re doing dips on this, your range of motion will be about 3-4 inches; not much of a dip.  You’d be better off doing bench dips and putting your hands on the sofa or a chair and your feet on a table or chair.

For push ups?  Really?  You can do 1 grip, which is a close grip neutral grip and uncomfortable at that.  Spend $15-20 and buy some push ups stands if that’s what you’re looking for. Or just put your hands on the floor?

For sit ups?  I suppose this could be mildly useful, but not likely.  All it is really doing is allowing you to add your leg power to the situp and taking the workout away from your core.  Not to mention, when you pull yourself up, your feet are actually pushing up, not necessarily straight back.  So the bar is likely to move, in which case, you’ll lose that added support

Who should purchase the Pro Fit Iron Gym? 

If you need a pull up bar at home for your personal gym, then the Iron Gym is a decent choice.  Just make sure that you pick a door hidden from view or one that you do not mind getting scuffed up a little.  Or you can try the hand-towel trick around the contact areas and prevent most of the damage.  Pull ups are an essential to at home fitness, if that is your thing, then the Iron Gym by Pro Fit is a viable option.

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