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Urethane vs Rubber Dumbbells: How to Choose

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

They look a lot alike, and indeed urethane is a type of rubber. Here's how to pick between the two materials for your dumbbells. DURABILITY Urethane matches or beats rubber in every aspect of durability and longetivity, including: Abrasion resistance Sunlight/UV resistance Impact resistance Looking brand new longer Rubber is known to degrade a little over the years and show some signs [...]

Steel Hubs in Bumper Plates Coming Loose – How to Avoid It

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The steel inserts / hubs (I'm going to juts call all of them a "hub" here for consistency) of bumper plates are known to loosen after enough heavy use. Home gym users don't normally see this at all. It takes a lot of dropping, day after day, month after month, with heavy enough weight, for it to even begin to happen.  And [...]

How to Inspect a Used Olympic Barbell Before You Buy

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

A high quality new barbell can run you $300 easily.  You can get a good used barbell under $100 from second-hand shopping apps like OfferUp, LetGo, and good old Craigslist. While they might not be shiny and new looking enough for a health club, used bars of high quality can be perfectly suitable for a small hardcore gym or personal trainer's gym. [...]

A Home Gym Upstairs: How to Not Break the Floor

December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

A gym at home is super convenient, but some of us don't have room in the basement, garage, or first floor, or we're stuck in an apartment building. It's this situation where you have to consider whether your upstairs or second+ story floor can support your gym safely. In the US, residential building codes require that every bedroom support 30 pounds per [...]

Eleiko Knee Wraps (New 2017 Model) Review

December 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Hello Lifters!!! Today we are going to take a look at the brand new Eleiko Knee Wraps for 2017. I had the chance to use this for the past two months for training as well as a  competition and while these have been my everyday wraps, they certainly excel during competition. The new Eleiko wrap appears to be a redesign from the [...]

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