To be quite honest I have never owned or even really used a all-in-one portable gym. I’ve always preferred real gym equipment.
But I’ve recently have been introduced to some portable home gyms. Now most gym rats would just scoff at these pieces of equipment but in these current times of crisis these home gym make perfect sense.
Even gym rats don’t have the kind of equipment that they are used to in a fully stocked gym. I mean who has the space and money for 500lbs. of weight plates and a 45lb. Olympic weight bar, an Olympic bench press and Olympic squat bar.
I mean that equipment can be as big as a car. So, maybe. Just maybe, you can put your equipment in your garage and put your car outside…I know people who do that. I will review and explain these portable gyms as best as I can for you.
The Gorilla Fitness Bow | Be a Gorilla and use this…
The Gorilla Bow. I found this quite recently and it really surprised me on how versatile this can be. You can workout your back, chest, shoulders, biceps, triceps, legs and abs with this apparatus. This is pretty impressive for a piece of quality aircraft aluminum.
They are rated for over 350lbs. of resistance but I would be amiss if you actually used it for over that resistance. You see, I want to get in shape not maim you.
These bows come with 110lbs. of resistance bands. Some of you will say that’s not enough for me. Well, no need to fret my friends. Extra bands are available for purchase. (Click here to purchase extra resistance bands). The extra pack of bands have 2x80lbs. plus 2×90 = which should equal 340lbs. of resistance to your workout. Is that enough for ya?
I’ve listed two different models. The more expensive one on the left side of the video is a collapsible model so you easily pack it up and take outside or a hotel room for those that need a quick workout when out for a business trip. You know how hotel gyms have pretty restrictive hours, just like the damn Jacuzzi’s have limited hours. Those bastards close the Jacuzzi’s at 10pm…
If you buy these they ship from the manufacturer. So even if you are a Prime member you wont get free shipping. The shipping charge is about $16.00 at the time of me writing this and it ships in 6 to 10 days to arrive to your place of residence.
Look at the the full complement of available videos to get an idea of the kind of exercises you can do with this. You can get a full workout with the The Gorilla Bow and if you so desire get an extra resistance band set to really build your muscles.
The OYO Personal Gym | Total Body Package
This is another small personal gym that I found called The OYO Personal Gym. This one doesn’t use resistance bands. This uses what they call NASA’s spiraFlex technology.
I guess to better explain it better is to call this a resistance flywheel…Does that make any sense? If you need a better explanation just watch the embedded video I put in….Do you understand how it works now?
Did you watch it? Okay. I’ll wait….Okay then. For its small size it does a remarkable job of giving you a pretty complete work out. From legs. abs, back, biceps, triceps. shoulders and even chest. This little apparatus covers most if not all the major muscles in the body.
This personal gym will give you adequate resistance for a person of all sizes whether you are a man or woman. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this to an experienced bodybuilder or weight lifter, but if your goals are to gain some size and tighten up your body then this will be an effective tool for you.
I mean they give this to NASA astronauts for space station duty as it is way lighter than a pair of dumbbells and takes up virtually no space so it makes sense to carry these around in space.
You can use this on a walk, a plane, your hotel room, at work. This is indeed a portable personal gym. So Bon appetit…Is that the right context for that phrase? Oh well, you get the picture….I hope…
I just gave you a couple ideas of how these personal portable gyms can help you while we are all stuck inside our domiciles. Even though we are stuck doesn’t mean that we have to stop working out to keep our bodies strong and fit.
We will be out sooner or later. But when we do get out wont it feel nice to lose a few pounds or get trimmer, and more fit?
How about if you fill out your shirt in all the right places? Bigger arms, chest, back and shoulders, or better yet. What if you made this your lifestyle change you promised yourself over and over again for years? Make that change today.