Once you have assembled the Iron Gym, there are a few things to consider related to safety before you start working out.
First thing first, make sure you have enough room at the top of the door frame to safely install the Iron Gym pull up bar securely. It is suggested you have at least a quarter of an inch worth of space at the top of the door frame to securely fit the iron gym pull up system. While the minimum suggested is a quarter inch, a half inch worth of room is your best bet to ensure the best results. If you try to install the iron gym without the appropriate amount of space, chances are on your first pull up, you will wind up on your rear end with a sour look on your face.
Next, assure that the black bar at the top of the unit is snug against the wall, above the door frame. You do not want any play between this black bar and the top of the door frame, you will want a tight fit. If the bar is loose, or the Iron Gym is able to move freely in any direction, take the unit down, and try installing the iron gym again. The reason you want to put an emphasis on a tight fit is that a lot of people “”bounce”” when they reach the top of their pull ups. If the system is loose, chances are after a few successful pull-ups the unit will detach from the wall. Again, causing you to wind up with a sore bottom.
Last, but definitely not least, work out sensibly. Having a home based work out system can be both beneficial and hazardous at the same time. A lot of people will hit the iron so hardcore, they burn themselves out. Remember, it is a smart idea to alternate between working out different sections of the body. You do not want to work your arms and upper body extensively without taking breaks or working another body section. Doing so could lead to muscle fatigue, muscle soreness, strained muscles, tearing of ligaments, soft tissue damage amongst others. Also remember to drink plenty of fluids when you are working out on the iron gym pull up system. This will also help prevent muscle cramps as well as fatigue.