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Crappy Olympic Bars – How to Spot and Avoid Them

October 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Is Cerakote a Good Barbell Coating? Our 1 Year Evaluation

October 13th, 2018|6 Comments

Ryan’s Dream Home Gym

September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Bandbell Earthquake Bar Review – A Tool to Prevent or Rehab Shoulder Injuries

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Assault Airbike Review… and Why it’s so Hard

September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

The Best Power Rack Under $300? A Comprehensive Look at the Titan T-2

August 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Ultimate Guide to Jerk Blocks

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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

August 3rd, 2018|2 Comments

Rogue Bella Barbell Review

July 30th, 2018|3 Comments

FringeSport 44lb No-Bounce Elite Weight Vest Review

July 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Brute Force Sandbags Review

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

X-Mark Fitness XM-7472 Adjustable Weight Bench Review

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Fringe Sport Hex Bar and Bumper Plates Review

June 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Texas Squat Bar Review

June 15th, 2018|2 Comments

A Guide to IWF-Certified Olympic Weightlifting Bars

May 15th, 2018|24 Comments

The Best Women’s 15kg Budget Olympic Weightlifting Bars

May 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Garage Gym

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

The Top 4 Budget 20kg Olympic Weightlifting Bars

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

How Accurate are Gym Weights?

May 3rd, 2018|6 Comments

What Length Barbell Do I Need?

May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

What Crossfit Equipment Do I Need?

April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

What is the Point of Bumper Plates?

April 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Are Power Rack Safety Straps Safe?

April 22nd, 2018|5 Comments

What are Olympic Weight Plates Made Of?

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Why and When to Use an Olympic Lifting Platform

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

A Tour of Kyle’s New Garage Gym in Urbandale, Iowa

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Contest: Create a New Name for Our Blog

April 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Benjamin’s 5 Year Garage Gym Evolution

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Top 3 Freestanding Squat Racks will Kipping Pull Up Bars

March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Urethane vs Rubber Dumbbells: How to Choose

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Steel Hubs in Bumper Plates Coming Loose – How to Avoid It

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Inspect a Used Olympic Barbell Before You Buy

January 8th, 2018|7 Comments

A Home Gym Upstairs: How to Not Break the Floor

December 29th, 2017|5 Comments

Eleiko Knee Wraps (New 2017 Model) Review

December 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar Review

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Choosing the Best Plyo Box Sizes

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Gym Flooring Guide: Rubber Mats and Rolls

November 2nd, 2017|14 Comments

The Best Flat Weight Benches for Barbell or Dumbbell Work

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Eleiko Training Plates Review

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

TRX Suspension Training System Review

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Body-Solid 45 Degree Hyperextension (GHYP-345) Review

October 21st, 2017|0 Comments

American Barbell Cerakote Training Bar Review

October 19th, 2017|1 Comment

Ironmind Captains of Crush and Zenith Gripper Review

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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Top 5 Olympic Bars for Crossfit Under $300

October 10th, 2017|6 Comments

My Custom Power Rack Review And Opinions

October 8th, 2017|1 Comment

The Best Deep-Bite Powerlifting Bars – Ohio Power Bar and Others

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Back Focus, Bar Talk And Reviews

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Cable Attachment Reviews and Opinions

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

How to Pick a Lightweight Training Barbell

September 16th, 2017|3 Comments

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Ironmaster 5-75lb Adjustable Dumbbells Review

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Powerline Vertical Leg Press Review

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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Deadlift Bars Comparison – Rogue Ohio, Texas, and Okie

August 15th, 2017|6 Comments

Deadlift Jacks – 5 Solutions for Loading Your Bar

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Best Barbell and Equipment for Starting Strength

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Power Rack Attachments & Compatibility – Master List

June 22nd, 2017|22 Comments

Power Lifting Bar vs Weightlifting Bar – What’s the Difference?

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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Best Olympic Bar Under $200

June 22nd, 2017|15 Comments

Made-in-the-USA Gym Equipment – Master List

June 18th, 2017|1 Comment

Half Rack vs (Full) Power Cage

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Best Types of Dumbbells – A Buying Guide

June 13th, 2017|7 Comments

A Stretch that Fixed My Knee Pain and Got Me Squatting Again

June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Olympic Plate Diameter – Inside and Outside Dimensions

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Olympic vs Standard Weights

June 4th, 2017|3 Comments

When a Power Rack is NOT the Solution

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Grooves on Olympic Barbell Sleeves

April 25th, 2017|8 Comments

Top 4 Adjustable Flat/Incline Benches

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

New Products, Week of 4-10-17

April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Gym Equipment Specials, Week of 4-10-17

April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Breathing Life back into Rusty Weight Plates

April 8th, 2017|0 Comments

4 Solutions for Microloading – Adding Weight in Tiny Increments

April 6th, 2017|6 Comments

New Products, Week of 4-3-17

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Gym Equipment Specials, Week of 4-3-17

April 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Reversing Back Pain for Office Workers

April 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Finding a Budget Power Rack that Doesn’t Suck

March 28th, 2017|2 Comments

Gym Equipment Specials, Week of 3-27-17

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

New Products, Week of 3-27-17

March 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Gym Equipment Specials, Week of 3-20-17

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Some Shortie Power Racks for Low Ceilings and Basements

March 14th, 2017|5 Comments

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Supernova Ball on Joe Rogan’s Podcast

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Tips on Buying a Second-Hand Concept2 Rower

February 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Are Rubber Coated Weight Plates Worth It?

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Fold-Back Wall-Mounted Squat Racks Comparison

February 2nd, 2017|11 Comments

Air Rowers Comparison – Concept2, BodyCraft VR500, and Stamina ATS

January 25th, 2017|2 Comments

Can You Squat Heavy Without a Power Rack?

January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

How to Get the Stink off New Weights

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Are Bumper Plates Necessary for Deadlifts or Olympic Lifts?

December 31st, 2016|3 Comments

Urethane Dumbbells Comparison – The Best of the Best

December 26th, 2016|2 Comments

Assembling Pro-Style Dumbbells

December 21st, 2016|0 Comments

10 Ways to Defeat an Ice Cold Garage Gym

December 18th, 2016|2 Comments

If You Had to Pick Just One Barbell, Here is the One

December 6th, 2016|6 Comments

The Best Adjustable Dumbbells – Ironmaster vs PowerBlock vs SelectTech

December 5th, 2016|7 Comments

  • Titan T-3 HD Power Rack

Titan T-3 HD Power Rack Reviews Compilation and Analysis

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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Vulcan Professional Bearing 20kg Bar Review

November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

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Vulcan Competition Bumper Plates Review

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

  • Titan Power Rack T-2

Titan T-2 Power Rack Reviews Compilation

November 9th, 2016|0 Comments

BodyCraft F430 Power Rack Reviews Collection

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Get Rx’d Glute Ham Developer Review

November 1st, 2016|5 Comments

What Everybody Ought to Know About Dumbbells

October 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

The 6 Best Articles on Weight Benches

September 25th, 2016|0 Comments

A Collection of the Best Articles on Power Racks

September 17th, 2016|0 Comments

The Most Interesting Articles and Videos on Barbells

September 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

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Troy Weight Plates Comparison

August 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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Standard Olympic Weight Plates

July 18th, 2016|2 Comments

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Olympic bar diameter – Why they aren’t all the same

July 14th, 2016|4 Comments

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Olympic Barbell Dimensions and Weight

July 7th, 2016|0 Comments

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A basic setup for a home gym

June 11th, 2016|2 Comments

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How thick should my rubber flooring be?

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

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How much space do you need for a home gym?

March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

What Olympic Bar Should You Buy?

January 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Barbell Weight Plates – A Comparison of Iron and Rubber Models

December 8th, 2015|2 Comments

Dumbbell Rack Comparison

October 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

All About Standard Sized Bars and Plates

September 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Putting Together a Custom Olympic Weight Set

September 26th, 2015|1 Comment

Should Young Kids Lift Weights?

July 7th, 2015|0 Comments

How to Store Your Barbell to Avoid Damage

June 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

How Much Do Olympic Bars Weigh?

February 1st, 2015|0 Comments

What is a Power Cage?

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

What Weight of Dumbbells Should You Buy?

December 27th, 2014|0 Comments

What Size Barbell for Bench Pressing?

October 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Dumbbell Bench vs Barbell Bench

September 29th, 2014|0 Comments

The Best Bumper Plates – A Comparison

July 16th, 2014|2 Comments

Buying a Hex Deadlift Bar – High or Low Handles?

June 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Equipment on a Budget

June 18th, 2014|0 Comments

7 Ways a Flat Utility Bench is Better than a FID Bench

June 1st, 2014|4 Comments

Picking a Rope

April 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Noisy Barbell Sleeves: The Solution

February 26th, 2014|0 Comments

More Happy Customers

February 13th, 2014|0 Comments

What a Good Kipping Pull-Up Bar Looks Like

November 15th, 2013|0 Comments

All About Chalk

November 12th, 2013|0 Comments

Is an Olympic Bench Wise?

October 11th, 2013|0 Comments

A Few Happy Customers

September 12th, 2013|0 Comments

Cleaning and Maintaining Workout Equipment

July 24th, 2013|9 Comments

All-In-One Gym Comparison

March 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Squat Racks Comparison

November 28th, 2012|0 Comments

Best Power Racks for the Money – A Comparison of Home and Commercial Cages

November 28th, 2012|1 Comment

Olympic Bar Maintenance and Removing Rust

October 14th, 2012|4 Comments

Workout Gloves for Men

August 27th, 2011|0 Comments

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Olympic Weight Bars for Sale

July 11th, 2011|0 Comments

Olympic Weight Sets for Sale

July 1st, 2011|0 Comments

Selecting Equipment for a Home or Garage Gym

April 1st, 2011|0 Comments