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Garage Gym Chatter, August 2019

August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

The Right Way to Hang Powerlifting Chains Alan Thrall goes over the proper hanging of powerlifting chains on a barbell to create accommodating resistance in your training, most often used in squats or bench presses. In one sense you can have a single chain hanging from the bar, as long as it is touching the ground at the top of your range [...]

Garage Gym Chatter, July 2019

July 9th, 2019|2 Comments

Lower Back Pain: Rip and Inversion I've been getting lower back pain over the last year, on and off, from bad deadlift form, bad posture, and probably other factors. Rip has some advice on lower back pain for people over 40 or so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSF2ezSnpFU The gist of it is this: Wiggling your spine around, whether by any kind of situps/crunches or by [...]

Specialty Squat Bars Comparison 2019

June 22nd, 2019|1 Comment

Heavy lifters benefit from specialty 8ft deadlift bars and other oddly-shaped bars that can let you move the weight in new ways. Let's take a look at several specialty squat bars that could help you lift more weight safely and smoothly. 8ft Long Squat Bars The first type of specialty squat bar looks much like a regular straight barbell but is extra [...]

Garage Gym Chatter, June 2019

June 11th, 2019|2 Comments

Picking Bumpers Brandon's latest videos go over plates. Great, we love plates! Amazing how much can be said about these things you stick on the barbell to weigh it down. One thing I never thought of: Urethane competition-style bumpers are crazy hard to pick up flat off the floor. They're so slippery smooth, and like all comp bumpers they have no rounded [...]

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