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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. [...]

The Safety of a Gym in a Second Floor Apartment or Upstairs Bedroom

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 [...]

[QUIZ] Which Rogue barbell is right for you?

December 13th, 2017|3 Comments

Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar Review

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

I’ve had my Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar since June of 2016, just a couple months after it was initially released by Rogue, hot off the heels of the 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic competition where they used the super impressive one-of-a-kind Rogue Elephant Deadlift Bar. I hadn’t used a deadlift bar before, so I had lots of misconceptions about how it would affect [...]

Choosing the Best Plyo Box Sizes

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

I had a trampoline when I was a kid. So I'm biased. I love jumping. In fact, the only reason I stopped using it when I was about 17 was I started bottoming out. I'd bump the ground when I did a hard enough back bounce. It didn't occur to me at the time that I could dig out 12" of the [...]