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Ohio Deadlift Bar (ODB) Bar Review - Garage-Gyms.com

This is a review for the new Ohio Deadlift Bar from Rogue Fitness – an extra long, high whip power bar built exclusively for heavy deadlifts. A bar that; as I think most of you will agree; rivals both the Okie and Texas deadlift bars not only in specifications, but also in price.

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Eleiko Power Lock Olympic Bar Reveal

The new Eleiko Power Lock is a unique and rather interesting take on the classic Eleiko Training Bar. Matter of fact, the Power Lock is really just a variant of the Eleiko Training Bar. They share the same hardware, same specifications, and same high level of performance, only the new Power Lock has different sleeves – really cool looking sleeves with a series of deep grooves.

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Deadlift Shoe Showdown - Review and Compare SABO, Reebok, Converse, more

What shoes do you deadlift in? Do you have actual deadlift shoes, or do you pull in regular sneakers? Perhaps you use your Oly shoes, or maybe you just pull barefoot. Does it even matter?

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New Rogue Calibrated Steel Powerlifting Discs

Rogue’s new calibrated steel plates aren’t due for a good month or two, and they aren’t even priced yet (kind of scary), but I’m extremely hopeful that these will be at least slightly more affordable than professional powerlifting discs from the likes of Eleiko or Ivanko.

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The search for the best squatting shorts to train in

That’s right, I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect pair of gym shorts. A pair of shorts to train in that are comfortable, lightweight, flexible, preferably affordable, and short enough to squat in without having to worry about material catching on the knees or sticking to the thighs. Bonus features would include moisture-wicking, breathable, and good looking – or at the very least not stupid looking.

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OFW Wonder Bar by Fringesport - Review

In this review I’ll be taking a look at the OFW Wonder Bar, FringeSport’s entry-level WOD bar. This is version two of the Wonder Bar (W2), and it is much, much improved over the original Wonder. Some of the more notable improvements include a substantial increase in shaft strength, twice as many bearings, upgraded zinc finish, and even flashier end-caps. What hasn’t changed is the price; it’s still just $199 for the 20 kg Wonder.

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Inzer Forever belt versus Pioneer Double Suede - Belt Review

If you’ve been lifting for any length of time, you undoubtedly know about the Inzer Forever Power Belt and the Pioneer Double Suede Power Belt. You may also know that there is no shortage of praise and positive reviews for both of these belts; so much so that telling you that these belts are awesome wouldn’t exactly be breaking news. So setting that aside, the question then becomes how does one choose between two popular and seemingly identical belts?

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Adidas LEISTUNG Rio WL Shoes

In the last month or so there’s been a number of new products to hit the market, and a couple that are due very soon. I thought that I’d highlight some of the coolest among them… you know, for those of you who don’t have time to troll the Interwebs for stuff that you don’t actually need and probably shouldn’t be buying (like the first item on the list.)

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Guide to Wall-Mounted Folding Racks

Folding wall racks are a great space saving alternative to full-size power racks for athletes who want to train in their garage, but who still need to be able to pull the car in after a workout. Folding racks require only some empty wall space and a few inches of floor space to store, yet they open up into a full-size rack that’s about as versatile as a standard floor unit, and can hold just as much weight. Most models are less expensive than full racks, yet the majority of them can still handle the same accessories (dip station, landmine, etc.) Of course, any folding rack worth having will also have a chin-up or kipping bar.

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New Bars & Gear this Fall - New Equipment

About a year ago, Rogue Fitness released the Ohio Power Bar; a bar that would completely replace the Rogue Power Bar; Rogue’s only self-branded powerlifting bar. With only two unique power bars being sold by Rogue at the time (Rogue PowerWestside Power), and both of them having all-too-similar specifications, the addition of the Ohio Power Bar was much needed. Why though?

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