Today we’re looking at the Stamina 1690 power tower – a lightweight model whose main benefits and drawbacks are exactly the same! It’s a light alternative to other models, making it easy to transport but difficult to use for anyone but novice/light trainees. We look at who it’s for and where it misses out compared […]
If you want to shift some weights outside of a gym, you need to make sure that you’re not breaking anything. This goes double for the home gym, where your floor is your responsibility and breaking stuff is only going to cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Needless to say, you want to avoid […]
You can do a lot of plyometric exercises with just your own bodyweight. However, at some point, you are going to need a plyo box in order to progress your training. There are actually a lot more types of plyo boxes out there than you might think. Here’s what you need to know about type […]
When you are just getting started with a home gym, you can get away with keeping your dumbbells on the floor. However, this method will clutter your gym and take up a lot of floor space. At some point, you are going to need to get a dumbbell rack.
You can’t really follow any workout routine if you don’t have at least one set of Olympic weights. So it is definitely a must-have for any home gym setup, no matter how small it is. At a first glance, all plates look more or less the same, right? Well yeah, but there are some key […]
Picking the right battle rope might be challenging if you’ve never used or bought any before. There are so many different brands, materials used, lengths and diameters. What’s up with all that? Well, in this post we are going in-depth through all that as you can go out and laser target the best battle ropes […]
There are five types of weightlifting bars you might want for your home gym. For most, the first choice is between a standard or Olympic barbell. While standard barbells have the benefit of being cheaper, they can’t hold as much weight as an Olympic barbell and generally aren’t made as well. If you are serious […]
The EZ curl bar is definitely one of our favorite bars to use for specific exercises such as bicep curls obviously, but also for skull crushers and even deadlifts. Yeah, you never would have guessed that it’s a great way to make your deadlifts feel easier on the grip, right? Anyways, if you are looking […]
Dumbbells are one of the most essential pieces of equipment for building a home gym. For most people, rubber hex dumbbells are the best choice. The hex shape means that the dumbbells won’t roll. The rubber prevents damage to your floor and also prevents rusting so the dumbbells last longer.
The hand gripper tests the muscles of the hand and forearm like no other tool; that is why it is a staple of strength testing. Closing one of the heavier ones is a ticket to being, at least somewhat, internet famous. Two of the most known and best hand grippers are Heavy Grips and Captains […]