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The Best Commercial Dumbbells – Which Ones Look the Best and Last Forever?

March 11th, 2018|0 Comments

How long dumbbells last in a commercial gym environment vs a home garage gym is a very different thing. In a garage gym we're talking about the difference between dumbbells that are used by one or two users, and some sizes on the high or low end of a full set perhaps never get touched. On the other hand, in a commercial [...]

How to Pick the Right Eleiko Weightlifting Bar – For Casual Lifters and Competitors

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Eleiko has earned huge respect for making among the best bars in the weightlifting world. They are based in Sweden and have a USA division that they distribute from as well.  They are not cheap. If even $499 is out of your budget, we have an article comparing several WL bars under $300. All Eleiko's bars, from the top IWF comp bar down the [...]

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|1 Comment

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 [...]

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