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 to buy a set of bumper plates 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 bumper plates sets 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 in the comments below.
When I first got started setting up my garage gym, I didn’t include bumper plate storage in my budget. Matter of fact, it never even occurred to me when I was planning. I was just excited to get my power rack, plates, and the rest of my gear. Needless to say, it didn’t take very long before I was ready to get all my plates off the ground.
If you’ve read any of my other articles or shopping guides regarding bumper plates, you’ve seen that one of the brands that I’m a big fan of is the OFW bumper plates by Fringesport. I really do like these bumpers. I like them because they are offered at an extremely good price, and I like them because for the same or less money you’d spend somewhere else, you’re getting a more innovative, much more durable bumper plate.
Is Rogue Fitness going commercial?
Rogue is well known for their huge selection of quality Crossfit and weightlifting equipment. They are the go-to for power racks, Olympic bars, bumper plates, and all kinds of gear for equipping a Crossfit affiliate or a personal garage gym. However, Rogue hasn’t typically been associated with commercial equipment. You know, the machines you’d find in a giant mega-gym. Well there are some new products from Rogue that definitely scream commercial gym. I’ll show you some of them and let you decide if Rogue is going mega-gym.
Do you know what a farmers walk is? If you do, are you incorporating them into your workouts? You should be.
For those who don’t know, the farmers walk (or a farmer’s carry) is a compound movement that involves the simple act of picking something heavy up in each hand and walking with it for as long as you can. Sounds pretty simple, I know. Well don’t let the lack of complicated movements or long explanations of proper form trick you. The farmers walk is a very strenuous, beneficial, and completely under-utilized exercise.
There are a lot of different barbells out there. There are bars intended for the Olympic lifts; bars for powerlifting; and even bars simply for learning and practicing technique. But what about Crossfit barbells?
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.
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.
Looking for some dumbbells? Do you want to find some used dumbbells for sale? Adjustable dumbbells? A complete dumbbell set? Let’s see if I can’t take some of the work out of dumbbell shopping.