• The Ultimate $1,000 Budget Home Gym

    Building a home gym can get expensive rather quickly. In this guide, we want to show you how to build the ultimate budget home gym for less than $1,000. Building a home gym is often seen as an extreme…

  • How to Build a Powerlifting Home Gym

    Powerlifting is built around three lifts – the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Therefore, a home gym designed for Powerlifting will require equipment that allows these three lifts to be perfor…

  • The Best Rowing Machine

    After researching over 65 rowing machines, using 13 of them, and legitimately testing 5 of them, we've determined that the Concept 2 Model D Rower is the best rowing machine for most people. Factoring…

  • The Best Air Bike

    After researching 15 air bikes, using 8 of them, and legitimately testing 6 of them, we've determined that the Schwinn Airdyne Pro is the best air bike available. Factoring in price, warranty, perform…

  • The Best Gymnastic Grips for CrossFit

    After researching nearly 25 Gymnastic Grips and legitimately testing 8 of them over the course of 35 workouts, we've determined that the best Gymnastic Grips for CrossFit currently available are the L…

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Force USA MyRack In-Depth Review

The Force USA MyRack is not only one of the most customizable racks available, but it's also one of the most feature-filled for those on a budget. After training in the MyRack over 30 days and testing (literally) every accessory they make, we can confidently recommend it to anyone looking …

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Rep Fitness Competition Bumper Plates Review

Rep Fitness Competition Bumper Plates are some of the best value competition bumper plates available on the market today. By creating a bumper plate with a double steel insert, having durable virgin rubber, and Rep Fitness's great price point, these competition bumper plates will be an awesome addition to any …

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American Barbell Gold Standard Bar Review

The American Barbell Gold Standard Bar is a great option for anyone looking to purchase a versatile barbell. The Gold Standard Bar has a flashy gold finish, yet durable zinc coat, as well as being produced in the United States, and meets IWF standards. This barbell should not go overlooked when …

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The Best Safety Squat Bar

After researching 13 Safety Squat Bars and testing 6 of them during training sessions featuring squats (regular, box, and front,) good mornings, lunges, JM Presses and more, we think that the EliteFTS SS Yoke Bar is the best Safety Squat Bar for most people. It features heavy duty steel, removable handles, …

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Pad Lock Gripper Review

The Pad Lock Gripper is a bench attachment that turns any ordinary bench pad into one with a much grippier top. The Pad Lock Gripper is both cheap and effective, making it a great option for anyone that wants to increase their stability on the bench. With the introduction of …

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Fitbit Ionic In-Depth Review

The Fitbit Ionic is one of the best activity tracking smart watches available on the market today. With Fitbit's encouragement to accomplish fitness goals, an exercise tracker to understand just how fit you are, and multiple day battery life, the Fitbit Ionic should not go overlooked when looking for an …

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Chalk Monster In-Depth Review

Chalk Monster is a company producing chalk that features 100% Magnesium Carbonate. It's priced well, not easily breakable, and comes with cool, unique branding. We recommend it if you're unsatisfied with other standard options. I'm going to be honest, I've never had issues with any of the standard chalk I've …

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Rogue Flat Utility Bench 2.0 In-Depth Review

The Rogue Flat Utility 2.0 Bench is one of, if not the best flat bench available on the market. Rogue has kept the design simple, but yet effective in durability and stability. With its lifetime warranty and structure that can handle just about anything you throw at it, the Rogue …

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FringeSport Bumper Plates In-Depth Review

FringeSport has produced some of the best bumper plates available on the market with their Contrast Bumper Plates. With it's ultra durable virgin rubber, raised contrast lettering, and the best warranty offered for bumper plates, the FringeSport Contrast Bumper Plates are the bumper plates we recommend when looking to purchase …

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Xebex AirPlus Performance Bike In-Depth Review

The Xebex AirPlus Performance Bike takes the traditional Schwinn Airdyne/Assault AirBike style bike and ups the versatility by adding magnetic resistance. Although skeptical at first, we've come to greatly enjoy the added difficulty of magnetic resistance in addition to the air. For this reason, we recommend the AirPlus for those …

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BenchBlokz Review

BenchBlokz are a product that creates a way to simulate board presses using a hard foam that takes up less space than typical wooden boards. Although an extremely simple product, they are definitely an idea that makes you step back and say, “why didn't I think of that?” BenchBlokz are …

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Immortal Combat Equipment War Wagon In-Depth Review

The War Wagon from Immortal Combat Equipment is a new option to maximize grip strength as well as increasing overall strength endurance. The War Wagon is a versatile and extremely durable piece of equipment that is a great option for anyone looking to increase their GPP. Table of Contents Immortal …

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Vulcan Absolute Power Bar V2 In-Depth Review

The Vulcan Absolute Powerlifting Bar V2.0 is one of the strongest barbells currently being made. It's comparable to the best on the market including the Rogue Ohio Power Bar and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a Powerlifting-specific barbell. Table of contents Vulcan Absolute Powerlifting Bar V2 Vulcan …

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American Barbell Stainless Bearing Bar In-Depth Review

The American Barbell Stainless Bearing Bar is one of the best Olympic barbells on the market today. With an innovative needle bearing design, stainless steel shaft, and great price point, this is one of the best barbells currently being made in the US. Table of contents American Barbell Stainless Bearing …

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BAMF Hammer Review

The BAMF Hammer is a great option for anybody looking to add some variety to the routine by increasing overall strength and flexibility. Being hand-made in the U.S. the hammer will humble all who dare to pick it up. It also looks really cool and can make anyone feel like …

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