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Alternative exercises for new garage gym owners

When you first make the transition from working out at a commercial gym to working out in your own garage gym, you may experience what I like to call machine withdrawal. Machine withdrawal is when you are used to utilizing a machine for a particular exercise rather than using free-weights, and now you find yourself missing [...]

Where to buy gym mirrors for your garage gym

Where can I buy gym mirrors? I've been asked this question more than a couple times now, so I figured it was time to throw up a little post with some suggestions. I'll give you a handful options ranging from potentially free to moderately expensive. Obviously your budget and your willingness to spend time shopping [...]

Bumper plates sets comparison and shopping guide

In need of some new bumper plates for your garage gym or affiliate? Whether you're just getting started and buying your very first bumper plates set, looking for an upgrade to your existing weights, or you just need access to more weights than you currently own, this post should help. I have scoured the net for the best prices [...]

Compare Olympic barbells, power bars, CrossFit bars, Junior bars and more

Welcome to the Olympic and Powerlifting Barbell Review. If you're in the market for a quality barbell, or you're looking to learn the basics of barbell construction, you've come to the right place. Whether you're a man, woman, or youngster; or whether you're looking for an Olympic bar, power bar, CrossFit bar, or just a general [...]

Squat rack and Power rack shopping guide

If you're serious about working out at home, then you're going to want some form of power rack or squat rack in your gym in order to get the most out of those workouts. You'll need somewhere to rack the bar for overheard presses and heavy squats, and you'll also want something with spotters for your bench [...]