Unique USA-Made Bare Steel Plates

January 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Check out these plates I got! What you see is bare steel, with a glassy-smooth clear coat. Looks wicked, right? The imperfect look of the bare steel is what's cool about them. Instead of going the obvious route of painting them in standard colors like every other steel powerlifting disc on the market, they left the look of the bare steel alone [...]

Nathan’s Folding Squat Rack Basement Gym

December 23rd, 2020|2 Comments

Here's a nice gym with a folding squat rack for a change! This kind of rack has gotten popular with people wanting to save space between workouts, and several companies make them now. Four years ago in this raised ranch house in Columbia, CT, Nathan started with a mere set of Walmart kettlebells and cloth mats to protect the wood floor. This [...]

Garage Gym Chatter: J-Cups Flaw and Technique May Not Matter

December 15th, 2020|2 Comments

Sandwich J-Cups Flaw Basement Brandon shared an issue with the Rep Fitness PR-5000 sandwich J-cups: https://youtu.be/9GpVilR-2M8?t=126 Start at 2:06 to see the issue. In short, the issue he found was that with the barbell loaded to somewhere over 300 lbs (he had 405 lbs on for this video), the UHMW sandwiched in the J-cups would compress to the point where your barbell [...]

Which Rogue Power Rack Should You Buy?

December 2nd, 2020|2 Comments

Rogue has so many models of power racks and squat stands that choosing between them is overwhelming at first. I'll be narrowing it down to just a few racks that in my opinion are the right choice for 90% of people. Why Rogue Rogue has an excellent reputation for build quality, customer service, and overall reliability. Their products are well-designed and tested. [...]

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