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The Pepin Adjustable Dumbbellsare a good value adjustable dumbbell set that hits the mark in a lot of areas. The knurling is great, the machining is precise and consistent, the chrome plating is quality, and the plates are fantastic. We initially didn't recommend them due to a potential safety issue. However, despite the Pepin's not being recommended to be dropped, they've improved the design and we feel confident enough in the updated design to now recommend them. Read more
There’s something to be said for a small device on your wrist that can tell you if you’re getting enough sleep, taking enough vitamins and avoiding overtraining. Fitness trackers definitely have a place in helping people reach their goals–and they can actually give some really good insight into your overall health.I’ve used the Whoop Strap 2.0 in the past and am now doing an in-depth Whoop Strap 3.0 review because this really isn’t your run-of-the-mill wearable. For starters, it doesn’t have a watch face and it doesn’t count steps.But, it does provide some useful tools if you really want to dive into how your body responds to training. And the Whoop has some big-name fans, like two-time CrossFit Games champion Katrin Davidsdottir and pro-wrestler Seth Rollins.I don’t think this is the right device for most people, but for a very niche crowd of people who take their training seriously, the Whoop is pretty awesome.Why You Should Trust UsPersonally, I and other people at Garage Gym Reviews have tested dozens of these kinds of devices, including the Fitbit Charge 4, the Fitbit Inspire 2, and the Garmin Forerunner 245. Senior editor and CrossFit gym owner Kate Meier also tested the Whoop 3.0 (along with many other fitness trackers) to give her insight.We both wore the Whoop for weeks at a time, around the clock, to get a good sense of how it performs. Kate used it for weightlifting sessions as well as CrossFit WODs. She slept in it, coached in it, worked out in it, and took her dog for very many walks in it. Together, we got a good sense of what it’s like to lean on the Whoop for the info you need to maximize your training efforts. Read more