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Women's Olympic Barbell Review and Shopping Guide

Welcome to the Women’s Olympic Barbell Guide. This article is more or less an extension of my original Barbell Guide, only the focus here is on women’s 15 kg bars instead of what is mostly men’s 20 kg bars in the original. The original guide has a very thorough opening section that explains the basics of barbell [...]

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Building a garage gym on a budget

Are you still forking out cash every month to train at a global-gym or CrossFit box? Wouldn’t you rather be training at home? If the cost of owning your own quality equipment seems too high and out of reach, and it’s that reason alone that stops you from building out your own garage gym, I have good [...]

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GHD Review - GHD at the CrossFit Games

If you’re looking to add a Glute Ham Developer (GHD) to your home or garage gym, that’s great! The GHD is an fantastic piece of equipment to have in your arsenal, as owning one opens the door to many important exercises that are difficult to replicate without either the glute ham developer or the various commercial [...]

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Olympic collar buying guide

Well maybe Olympic collars aren’t the most important piece of equipment ever, but I didn’t want a boring title for a somewhat boring article. Sue me! This is a guide to the great number of our Olympic collar options, and boy are there many! Other than to mention that I cover both the basic, mostly weightless [...]

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Comprehensive Guide to the Rogue Barbell Collection

Are you looking for a little help figuring out what the difference between all the Rogue bars is without needing to make a spreadsheet and have 15 browser tabs open? If so, you have come to the right place! Rogue Fitness has one of the most extensive collections of branded barbells around. It can be daunting trying to figure out which bar is [...]

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Why Crossfit rows, and why Crossfit uses the Concept 2 Rower

You may have wondered to yourself, “why does CrossFit utilize the rower rather than say a climber, treadmill, spin bike, or really any other piece of cardio equipment out there?” When you go to a commercial gym you see almost everything but rowers, right? I mean, perhaps the gym has a couple off in the corner, but they [...]

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The MG1 Multi-Grip Swiss Barbell - The best specialty bar

Are you looking for a way to add some variation to your lifts? Are you hitting some plateaus and needing to break up the routine? For an inexpensive way to mix up your bench press, overhead press, rows, deadlifts, and even arm workouts, consider a Swiss bar like Rogue’s MG-1 Multi-Grip Bar. The MG-1 Bar [...]

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Rogue Fitness Commercial Equipment?

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 sorts of gear for equipping a Crossfit affiliate or a personal home or garage gym. However, Rogue Fitness hasn’t typically been associated with [...]

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

Welcome to the Garage Gym’s Olympic barbell review and shopping guide. If you’re in the market for a quality Oly bar, powerlifting bar, WOD bar, or even a general purpose bar, then you’ve come to the right place. If you’re interested in learning the basics of bar construction, again you’ve come to the right place. [...]

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Kettlebell shopping guide and reviews

Have you decided to incorporate some kettlebells into your training? Thanks in large part to CrossFit, kettlebell training is quite fashionable these days. It’s not that kettlebell training is brand new or anything, but I do think that it is fair to say that kettlebell usage and sales has surged as a direct result of [...]

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Home Cardio Equipment Guide

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 [...]

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build massive forearms like popeye

Developing grip strength is an important part of strength training. Grip strength is necessary for practically every heavy pull; cleans, deadlifts, rows, pull-ups. Not only will strengthening your grip allow you to pull heavier weights, but thicker, stronger forearms will make you look more defined and muscular. Here are some ways you can build massive forearms. [...]

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Crossfit Garage Gym

I’m a huge advocate of the CrossFit Garage Gym Movement. Of course I have a gym in my garage and it’s easily my favorite room in the entire house. It’s super convenient, there are no crowds, no driving, no equipment queues, no creeps, and no monthly dues. All the gear is mine and I can [...]

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All Kinds of Dumbbells for Sale

Are you looking to add some dumbbells to your home or garage gym? Do you prefer a full set of fixed dumbbells? or maybe some adjustable dumbbells? Do you care if they’re new? Let’s see if I can help you find the right dumbbells at the right price for your gym. Last update: Nov 18, [...]

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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 garage gym in order to get the most out of those workouts. You’ll need somewhere to rack the bar for overhead presses and heavy squats, and you will need something with safety spotters for [...]

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