Battle ropes are an underrated piece of home-workout kit. They’re a great piece of conditioning work that targets your upper body – something that we’re not used to training in this style. As a result, you’re going to want them in your home gym. However, there’s also the problem that they can be tricky to […]
The world of fitness is large. There are countless ways you can move and use your body, and every method has its own benefits, downsides, or peculiarities. Our articles cover them all to make sure you don’t miss out on anything fitness related. Stay on top of the latest fitness trends as they emerge.
Most barbells weigh 20kg/44lbs. This is the standard weight for both Olympic, powerlifting, and “normal” barbells. Heavier barbells exist, but they’re usually dedicated to a more niche use, like the deadlift bar or safety squat bar. One of the most common questions we get asked by beginners to the gym is “how much does a […]
About 80 percent of adults in the U.S. don’t get enough exercise, according to the CDC. You know that exercise is good for you, but do you know that it can also make you feel happier, improve cognition, delay aging, shrink fat cells and recuperate from chronic illness? Dr. Mercola says that physical fitness is […]
There is nothing like ordering new gym equipment, taking it out of the box, and seeing how shiny and new it looks. Unfortunately, even with high-quality dumbbells, weights, and barbells, rust can start to form. It is important that you act quickly to remove rust from the gym equipment before it causes permanent damage.
A 20lb hex dumbbell weighs the same as a 20lb round dumbbell. So, it might seem like the shape of the dumbbell doesn’t really matter to your workout. However, there are a few important differences between hex and round dumbbells that are worth knowing before you invest in a set.
One of the most common questions I get (especially from women) is what weight dumbbells they should use to tone their arms. Basically, they want those lean celebrity-style arms and not bulky bodybuilder arms. If you want a quick answer, jump to this part. I hear you about wanting to lose the arm jiggle. But […]
The barbell is one of the most basic pieces of equipment you need for building a home gym. A lot of beginners just opt for the cheapest barbell they can find. However, if you are serious about weight training, you’ll need to know the difference between Olympic and standard barbells.
The first time I went to a gym to train, I was completely clueless about the different types of weightlifting bars. Afraid to ask, I just grabbed the standard bar and used it across multiple exercises – even when I really should have been using a completely different barbell type. Luckily, the bodybuilders at my […]
Ankle weights are cheap, effective and versatile ways of getting the most out of a work out. They can be used for strength, endurance and speed training and come in a variety of weights. More often used by runners to improve the speed, they have now come off the track field and onto the streets […]
Ankle weights are growing in popularity. And if your aim is to make your workouts more challenging, you might wonder: do ankle weights work? Before you implement ankle weights into your workouts, you should know how they work, their benefits and potential disadvantages. We want to make the decision-making process easier for you. So, in […]