Last Updated on September 10, 2019 by Jeff
The Iron Gym Express is a great chin up bar that provides an upper body workout for the shoulders, back, chest, arms and abs. It provides three pull up grip options: narrow, neutral, and wide. These grips can be utilized with overhand and underhand grips to put focus on all areas of the arms, back, chest and shoulders. The Iron Gym Chin-Up Bar also provides a couple extensions in order to utilize a hammer grip for seriously workout out the back and shoulders. *Note: The Iron Gym Express Chin Up Bar is very similar to the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar. They’re calling this one a “chin-up” bar (palms facing in), but you can, of course do pull ups (palms facing out) as well.
This bar can also be moved to the bottom of the doorframe and used as a support for sit-ups and/or crunches to work the abdomen. You can also take the Iron Gym Express Chin-Up Bar completely off of the doorframe for more exercises like dips and push-ups.
The Iron Gym Express Chin-Up Bar with is made from heavy duty steel and has a weight capacity of 270 lbs. It is very strong and very durable. I could not find a single negative report on the durability of this bar. Overall, this is among the best chin up bars you can find.
- Heavy duty steel construction with a platinum metallic paint finish
- Professional-grade comfort foam grips
- Non-slip rubber feet and rubber wall protector
- Includes The Ultimate Upper Body Workout and Nutrition Guide
- Comes with abdominal strap mail-in offer.
- Maximum weight limit up to 270 lbs
- Width: 24” to 32” wide
- Trim width: Up to 3.5” wide
- Chin Up (Reverse)
- Pull Up (Over Hand)
- Hammer Grip Pull Up (Palms Facing)
- Three Pull Up/Chin Up grip positions:
- Push Ups
- Triceps Dips
- Sit-Ups & Crunches
Assembly and Installation:
Assembly is easy and should only take around 15 minutes. Installing the bar only takes the time to lift it up and secure it to your doorframe.
Iron Gym is headquartered out of Finland. They provide easy to use and cost effective exercise equipment. They operate exclusively under the Iron Gym name in an effort to expand the product line while quickly growing the brand. In addition to chin-up/pull up bars, Iron Gym also sells and distributes abdominal rollers and other push-up enhancing equipment.
What We Love About the Iron Gym Express Chin-Up Bar
In addition to all of the exercises that we explained above, one of the great things with the Iron Gym Express Chin-Up Bar is that they throw in some extras. Right off the bat, they provide you a workout and nutritional guide to enhance the experience with this indoor chin up bar. Another great extra is that they provide a safety pin to hold the bar in place when not in use. This is a motivator for anybody as they enter or exit the room to do a couple more chin-ups. Finally, they also provide mail-in offer for an abdominal strap to add intensity to your ab workouts with this chin-up / pull-up bar.
What Isn’t So Great
The Iron Gym Express has a ton of great chin up bar reviews across the internet and very few negative ones. However, when reading the negative ones, a common theme was identified. The biggest complaint by reviewers is that it doesn’t fit all door frames. The Express Chin-Up Bar is designed to fit door openings from 24”-32” wide. If you have larger door openings than this, you’re going to have to find another bar.
Final Word on the Iron Gym Express Chin-Up Bar
Again, the Iron Gym Express Chin-Up Bar is almost identical to the more expensive Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar, but retails about $20 cheaper. This chin up / pull up bar comes in at a great price for the number of exercises that you are getting. The only differences that I am seeing are a reduced 270 lb maximum weight capacity and a slightly less beefy frame. This frame is very durable though and there was not a single complaint in regard to its strength. Recommended.