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Bar Review - the Stainless Steel Ohio Bar

This is a review of the new Stainless Steel Ohio Bar from Rogue Fitness. In this article I’ll go over the SS Ohio’s technical specs, the benefits of stainless steel, knurl pattern, sleeve rotation, and whip. I’ll also compare the SS Ohio to the American Barbell SS bars, comment on comparisons to other SS bars, and finally I’ll talk about how the new SS Ohio Bar compares to the classic Ohio Bars. As always, if I miss anything important or if you have a question regarding the review, leave a comment below.

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Kettlebell Showdown - Vulcan vs Kettlebell Kings

You have a lot of options when shopping for new kettlebells. You can run down to Wal-Mart or Dick’s Sporting Goods and buy some inexpensive, plastic-coated kettlebells that’ll hold you over for a little while; you can order some half-decent scrap iron kettlebells from an online fitness outlet or CrossFit shop; or you can spend a little bit more and buy some real kettlebells – and by real I mean kettlebells that are made of high quality materials, accurate to claimed weight, ergonomic & well-balanced, and durable enough to never crack, dent, or fall apart.

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Gym Equipment Black Friday / Cyber Monday

Every holiday season I keep a list of all the important Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, and this is that list. As information on those sales becomes available, I will update this article. So check back!

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Vulcan Absolute Power Bar review - Garage Gyms

This is an in-depth review of the Vulcan Absolute Power Bar, one of two powerlifting bars offered by Vulcan Strength.

The Absolute is a relatively new addition to the bar market. It’s a dashing, high strength, IPF-spec’d bar that has all of the standard features that you’d expect from a premium powerlifting bar – strong, 29 mm shaft; black oxide finish over an aggressive knurl; grooved bare steel sleeves; and a 4″ passive center knurl – while also bearing a couple of unique features as well.

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Rogue Fitness IPF Certified Powerlifting Equipment

I received an email from Rogue Fitness a couple days ago announcing that three Rogue powerlifting products are now approved and certified by the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF); making them legal equipment for sanctioned powerlifting meets. The three products are the 20 kg Rogue Ohio Power Bar, the new Calibrated Kilogram Steel Discs, and the Kilogram Competition Collars.

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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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