Two Rep Cave – Gym Equipment Reviews and Comprehensive Guides 2018-06-23T06:13:24+00:00

The Ultimate Guide to Jerk Blocks

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

A jerk block, also called a jerk box or olympic weightlifting technique box, is a stackable, raised platform to get the barbell a few feet off the floor so you can practice jerks. A jerk is the final portion of the clean-and-jerk, moving the bar overhead  For that matter, jerk blocks can be used for other standing barbell movements, such as push presses, strict military [...]

Schwinn Airdyne Pro AD7 Review – The Original Airbike Before the Assault

August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Background: The Schwinn Airdyne Pro is one of the best fan bikes on the market. I use my Airdyne almost every day either as part of my warm up, cool down, or cardio (it can be used for both LISS and HIIT). For those that don’t know, Schwinn has an entire lineup of fan bikes, ranging from cheaper economy models, the AD2 [...]

For the Dead-Serious Lifter: Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar vs. Texas Deadlift Bar

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Deadlift bars are a must-have for any serious powerlifting gym. Both Rogue and Texas manufacture high-quality deadlift bars, with many similarities that enhance the user experience as well as a few key differences. Bottom line up front, both the Rogue and Texas are worthy investments, and you can't go wrong by offering either one on your platforms. The Rogue Deadlift Bar Specs  [...]

My Opinion on Rogue’s New F-Scale Durability Rating for Barbells

August 3rd, 2018|2 Comments

The Old "Test" Ratings In the early 2000s, the only indication of strength of a particular bar was its "pound rating". There were some high end bars advertised as having 1000lb, 1200lb, 1500lb and 2000lb weight limits. There was no industry standard for measurement. This meant that every manufacturer had the liberty to decide how to measure it or how to estimate [...]

Rogue Bella Barbell Review

July 30th, 2018|3 Comments

Rogue Fitness has dominated the gym equipment market since its inception just over a decade ago. Manufactured in Toledo, Ohio, Rogue makes everything from bars and plates to racks and specialty Crossfit equipment. What was once an early foray into dropshipping - selling equipment made by other manufacturers through one website - became a self-contained business when the Rogue team figured out [...]

FringeSport 44lb No-Bounce Elite Weight Vest Review

July 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Having a significant other that is into fitness as much as you means that we usually wind up getting each other fitness related gifts for birthdays and for any holidays where we exchange gifts. This year for my birthday, my wife got me a Fringe Sport Weighted Vest. The Fringe Sport 44 lb. One Fit Wonder No-Bounce Elite Weight Vest costs $99 [...]

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