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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

June 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

Are Free Weights Better Than Machines?

May 24th, 2019|5 Comments

When it comes to building muscle; this question always seems to pop up. It would be pretty much impossible to find a gym that hasn’t seen people going crazy over this. “Should I squat with a freeweight barbell or Smith machine?”, “should flys be done with dumbbells or a pec-deck?” Well, at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what side [...]

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