Original Gorilla Bow Portable Home Gym Resistance Bands and Bar System Review
Gorilla Bow Portable Home Gym Resistance Bands & Bar
Original Gorilla Bow Portable Home Gym is a system of a bar and resistance bands for resistance training, and general fitness in the comfort of your home or wherever you want to use it, including office, park or hotel room when you’re traveling. July 20, 2016 is the date it was first available at Amazon.com and is currently ranked as the 13th best selling portable home gym on the website.
The Gorilla Bow is quite a popular best selling portable home gym system with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1590 users at the time of this post release. You can get it in black or green and as a base bundle or heavy bundle with the price differences you may view at Amazon.com. The difference between the base and heavy models is mainly the number of bands and the total resistance. They may work well for those without much time to get to gym or if they don’t want to pay for expensive gym memberships.
The Gorilla Bow is a nice combination of an ancient weapon (weight lifting bar) and modern resistance bands that will help work different muscles of your body while keeping a compact and portable form factor that is not available in the conventional home gyms. You can work on your shoulders, back, chest, arms- triceps & biceps, core section- abdominals or legs by selecting up to 4 bands at the same time with up to 300 pounds of resistance in the heavy bundle for the optimal weight for your workout. It is quite a robust and durable home gym system with the resistance bands made of double-wall latex and the bow of aircraft aluminium while being lightweight and portable at the same time.
In the package of the base model you’ll get the original 56-inch full-length bow, one of each of 10lb., 20lb, 30lb, and 50lb resistance bands, band wrap and Gorilla Bow All-Access membership for 30 days. The heavy bundle includes 2 x 60lb, 3 x 50lb, 1 x 30lb and 1 x 20lb. Resistance bands. The Original Gorilla Bow can help you strengthen and tone muscles, burn calories and fat, allowing up to 300 pounds of resistance. Gorilla Bow Travel breaks down into 3 x 21-inch pieces to fit in your bag with a maximum 350lb resistance supported. Gorilla Lite comes with a bow 9 inches shorter than the original bow and a total resistance of 120 pounds and you can do your HIIT workouts and close-range movements. And the Gorilla Bow Lite Travel offers 150 pounds of resistance while being very portable, lightweight and collapsible.
They offer great flexibility and versatility as they allow you to perform different workouts in different positions. Please note that the bar has the powder coating on the aluminium just like the bars at the gym and no special grip of rubber or foam. Gorilla Bow can be used by people at different fitness levels for building stamina and strength by following different fitness protocols like HIIT, Tabata etc. Adult supervision is necessary for people under the age of 18.
The set comes with a drawstring bag for putting everything in including the resistance bands and resistance band sleeve. The bar has a 1.75-inch diameter and offers a comfortable hand grip and two slots for putting two resistance bands on each for four bands in total with up to 300 pounds of resistance in the Original Gorilla Bow. You can purchase additional resistance bands through the “Gorilla Fitness” link on the Amazon product page for more resistance. Gorilla Bow is not a cheap set but is built very well, easy to use, functional and versatile for a low impact muscle building workout and you’re certainly getting what you pay for. You’ll find a PDF guide and training videos on the Gorilla Fitness website for detailed instructions on how to use the product properly. Overall we think that it is good value for money.