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DIY Lat Machine for Garage Gyms

This is a simple and brief DIY guide on how to convert your anchored power rack into a lat tower using the Spud Inc Econo Pulley and some basic rack components. This conversion is simple to set up, allows you access to heavy lat pulls, pulldowns, cable rows, and face-pulls (to name a few), and is much cheaper than owning an actual cable machine. It requires no floor space commitment when not in use, and many of you will be able to set this up without spending a penny.

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Vulcan Bars - A Comprehensive Guide to the Extensive Collection

With the increasing popularity of Vulcan Strength’s bars and the seemingly endless expansion of their barbell collection, it seemed about time for a comprehensive buyer’s guide. Questions, comments, and your own feedback is welcome in the comments section following the article, as your opinions are just as important as mine – if not more so.

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Review for Rogue's Competition Olympic Kilo Collars

I recently purchased a pair of Rogue’s new Olympic Competition Collars and have been using them for about a month now. I thought I’d spend a few minutes going over some of the finer points of these collars while also giving you my opinion of them – you know, just in case you have these on your radar.

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Rogue Donnie Thompson Fatbell Review

A few months back I picked up a couple pairs of the Thompson Fatbells. After having spent a good amount of time messing around and training with these bad boys, I figured I’d spend a few minutes telling you what I think about them.

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Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plate Review - Versatile & Unique Basic Bumpers

I hate to ruin the surprise right out of the gate, but the Vulcan Alpha Bumper Plates are probably the most unique, versatile, and reasonably priced bumper plates currently on the market, and I’m extremely excited about finally getting to review them.

Of course, I realize that there are more exiting things to actually read about than bumper plates, but I truly believe that you’ll be glad to have discovered and read this review if and when you find yourself in the market for new plates – they’re about as close to the perfect bumper as it gets.

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California Bar Review - American Barbell's CrossFit Bar

I recently got my mitts on the California Bar, American Barbell’s first and only dual-marked Olympic bar. I’ve had the bar and have been training with it for about a month now, so it’s time to review it.

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Review for Sport Bumper Plates from American Barbell

In this review I’m going to take a look at the Sport Bumper Plates, American Barbells basic bumper option. Now I realize that basic black bumpers don’t exactly make for the most exciting of reviews, but I have a pretty good reason for wanting to check these plates out.

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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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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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