Are you interested in joining the Crossfit revolution, but you have no equipment? I can give you some guidance on what gear you need to get started. Or are you already into Crossfit but you want to do your WOD’s at home rather than at the box, and you want to know the best places to buy the gear? I can help you with that too.
Looking for a new bumper plates set for your home or garage gym? I have looked far and wide for the best set prices on standard black bumper plates, training bumpers, and competition bumper plates. I have considered bumpers from all the major manufacturers readily available in the USA and found what I believe to be the best prices. I welcome any and all price corrections and/or suggestions.
Are you looking for a way to add some variation to your lifts? Are you hitting plateaus and want a way to break up the routine? I found an inexpensive way to to mix up my bench press, shoulder press, rows, deadlifts, and even arm workouts. It’s the MG-1 Multi-Grip bar, and I believe this bar is the best, most versatile specialty bar on the market. This may very well be the cheapest and easiest way to add a new dimension to a stale workout.
Ready to see some of the new fitness products available at your favorite weightlifting and Crossfit outfitters? Companies like Rogue Fitness, Fringesport, and Maxwod all offer their own lines of equipment for outfitting your garage gym, and I scour their sites for all their latest releases. With any luck, there is something you’ve been waiting to see on this list. Enjoy!
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Let’s face it, not everyone enjoys jogging or biking outside for their cardio. Not everyone is involved in a sport that gets them loads of cardio each week either. There are those among us that prefer to run on a treadmill or an elliptical or use some other piece of home cardio equipment in the comfort of an air conditioned room rather than go outside.
Have you decided to incorporate kettlebells into your workouts? Thanks in large part to Crossfit, kettlebells are very popular these days. Of course it’s not just Crossfit that made kettlebells popular; the kettlebell really is a great tools for improving full body strength with an emphasis on the legs, lower back, shoulders and core. So it was just a matter of time until the kettlebell joined the strength training equipment ranks alongside the dumbbell and barbell.
I’ve wanted to review the Eleiko Competition Barbell for some time, but I haven’t had access to one. Being that I didn’t have a use for an Olympic bar of this caliber for my own personal use, I couldn’t justify purchasing this very elite and expensive barbell. Fortunately I stumbled across a great review for this bar at Average Broz’s Gymnasium. I’ve decided to share that review with you here, but all credit for the work goes to the guys at Average Broz’s there in fabulous Las Vegas.
I don’t know if this excites you as much as it does me, but there is a whole new line of American-made power racks hitting the market this month. From the looks of it, these racks are going to be able to go toe-to-toe with all the big players like Rogue, Legend, and Cybex. They look well-constructed and very reasonably priced.
Developing grip strength is an important part of strength training. Grip strength is necessary for practically every heavy pulling lift; cleans, deadlifts, rows, pull-ups. Not only will strengthening your grip allow you to pull heavier weights, but strong forearms will make you look more defined and muscular. Here are some ways you can build massive forearms.
I am a huge advocate of the Crossfit garage gym movement. I have a gym in my garage and it’s my favorite room in the house. It’s convenient, there are no crowds, no driving, no equipment queues, and no monthly dues.