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Does it Work: The Iron Gym

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The new year often means new fitness resolutions. There are plenty of products on the market to help jump-start your goals, including the Iron Gym. It promises to get you strong, lean and ripped, but does it work?

We recruited fitness trainer Jeff De Groff from Homebody Extreme Fitness to test it out.

First, we had to put it together. We got off to a slow start and took some time, but we eventually figured it out. We secured the Iron Gym in a doorframe, although it also works on the ground for pushups, dips and crunches.

"It's good for your upper back, great bicep workout, too, because you're pulling," De Groff said. "I get up and I work out right in the living from for 10-15 minutes. Some calisthenics is great, and I would honestly use this product."

De Groff showed us how to use the Iron Gym for assisted pull-ups if you're a beginner.

There is one catch: The Iron Gym relies on your doorframe to hang properly. If you don't have the molding around the outside of the door, or if it's too wide, the Iron Gym won't clip into place.

Overall, De Groff says the product raises the bar for home fitness.

"I would give it an A," he said. "Like I said, I love the product, but it all comes down to whether or not your house is accessible for it. That's all it comes down to. Other than that, it's a great piece of equipment because I'm a big believer in pull-ups."

For $29.99 the Iron Gym pulls a perfect passing grade in this week's Does it Work test.

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