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In-Depth Reviews

Exxentric kBox4 Flywheel Training Review

The kBox4 from Exxentric is a revolutionary piece of training equipment that is unlike anything we've tested before. Not only is the flywheel system employed by the kBox4 effective, but the build quality and precision of the machine is unparalleled. Read more

8th Day Performance Adjustable Plyo Box Review

The Elev8 Adjustable Plyometric Box from 8th Day Performance is one of the best overall plyo boxes available today. Combining lightweight materials in a unique and versatile design, 8th Day Performance has created a plyometric box that should become the new standard for home and commercial gyms. However, despite it having a great design, there are some deficiencies that should be addressed. Read more

Acme Sledgeworks Triad In-Depth Review

The Triads from Acme Sledgeworks are a triangle-shaped "dumbbell" that can be used in a similar fashion as dumbbells and kettlebells with some unique advantages. We love the use of unconventional equipment to increase engagement and interest and training and the Triads hit the nail on the head in this area. Read more

Adidas Adipower vs. Nike Romaleos 2 Weightlifting Shoes Review

The Adidas Adipowers and Nike Romaleos 2 are the most popular weightlifting shoes currently available. So, we put them head to head to figure out which is the best. Read more

Adidas CrazyTrain BOOST Elite Review

The Adidas CrazyTrain Boost Elites surprised us during our testing, bringing to the table a complete training shoe great for running with exceptional comfort. Although Boost technology decreases stability, the benefits of Boost outweigh the negatives. We are pleased to recommend the CrazyTrain Boost Elites to trainees with a running bias. Read more

Adidas Leistung Weightlifting Shoes Review

The Adidas Leistung Weightlifting Shoes are Adidas latest weightlifting shoes that feature a BOA dial and many unique features. Read more

Altra HIIT XT Training Shoes Review

The Altra HIIT XT Training Shoes are the biggest surprise training shoe to be released in 2017. Not only are the Altra HIIT XT's comfortable, but they're also durable and stable. After putting the HIIT XT's through many different workouts, we can confidently recommend them to anyone looking for a training shoe for CrossFit-type workouts. Read more

American Barbell Cerakote Mammoth Bar In Depth Review

The Mammoth Power Bar from American Barbell is one of the best power bars currently on the market. With a Stainless Steel shaft and Cerakote sprayed over the top, this bar will resist corrosion longer than every bar you own. We highly recommend it. Read more

American Barbell Gold Standard Bar In-Depth 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 looking to purchase a barbell for any home or commercial gym. Read more

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. Read more

American Barbell T-Grip Bar In-Depth Review

After putting the T-Grip Bar by American Barbell through nearly every exercise you can think of including pressing, pulling, curls and more over the course of two months, we believe that the T-Grip Bar is one of the best multi-grip bars available. That said, this is definitely a bar in which you get what you pay for, and the cost may very well be prohibitive for many looking to purchase a multi-grip specialty bar. Read more

American Barbell Training Bar In-Depth Review

The American Barbell Training Bar is one of the best general training barbells currently on the market. It has great knurling and a high tensile strength at a good price. We highly recommend this bar. Read more

American Barbell Urethane Bumper Plates Review

American Barbell is by and large making some of the best training equipment available, and the Urethane Pro Series Bumper Plates are no exception. Utilizing urethane instead of the traditional rubber creates an ultra-durable, low bounce plate, with vibrant colors. These are the best competition bumper plates we've had the opportunity to review to date. Read more

Armaid In-Depth Review

The Armaid is an arm roller that is popular among rock climbers and starting to be used more by people who train. In our testing, it is not only easy to use, but extremely effective. If you deal with tendinitis or other overuse injuries in the forearms, then we highly recommend the device. Read more

Armored Fitness XPO Trainer Sled Review

The XPO Trainer Sled from Armored Fitness is an innovative sled that combines a resistance motor with wheels to allow for a nearly silent operation and an absolutely brutal workout. After putting it through various workouts including sprints, intervals, and longer distance pushes, we feel confident recommending the XPO Trainer to anyone wanting a compact, quiet, and effective sled. Read more

BAMF Hammer Review: Thor's Hammer for Fitness

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 Thor. Read more

Barbell Logic Online Coaching In-Depth Review

Barbell Logic, formerly Starting Strength Online Coaching is an online coaching program that utilizes Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength Book as a basis for its programming. After testing the programming over 90 days, I not only hit lifetime bests in every lift, I greatly enjoyed the entire experience. We highly recommend SSOC to any trainee, especially garage gym owners, looking to increase strength. Read more

Beast Sensor Review: Strength Training Wearable Device

The Beast Sensor is a complicated and advanced accelerometer built into a module that can be attached to a provided wristband, or if so inclined can be magnetically attached to say a weight stack in a lat pull down or a barbell. In our opinion, the accuracy still needs some work, but it has potential. Read more

Believe Gear Liberty Cerakote Barbell In-Depth Review

The Believe Gear Liberty Barbell is a 20KG Cerakote Barbell painted to look like the American Flag. Although it's one of the coolest looking barbells we've seen, it's also a great performer that with 190K Tensile Strength Steel, Bronze Bushings, and 100% of the profits being donated to the Old Glory Project. Read more

Bells of Steel Trap Bar 2.0 Review: Unique Features, Great Value

The Bells of Steel Trap Bar 2.0 is one of many trap bars on the market, however, it is one of the only with rotating Olympic sleeves and happens to be at a pretty good price point. After using the bar over the course of three months for trap bar deadlifts, shrugs, and carries we can recommend the Bells of Steel Trap Bar 2.0 to anyone wanting a budget-priced trap bar that is superior to all at its price point (and some above.) Read more

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?"a Read more

Bowflex HVT In-Depth Review

The Bowflex HVT is the best machine from Bowflex we have ever used. After putting it through multiple workouts including ones designed for cardio, strength training, as well as both, we can confidently recommend the HVT to users wanting a versatile piece of equipment that takes up little space. Read more

Brute Belt In-Depth Review

The Brute Belt is a unique dip belt that is both durable and easy to use. We're big fans, although there are some things that need to be improved. Read more

Brute Force Sandbag Review

Brute Force are making some of the best sandbags on the market. Combining heavy-duty materials with well thought out designs, these sandbags can take a beating and keep on performing. Read more

Buddy Capps Texas All American Bar In-Depth Review

The Texas All American Bar is the first general-purpose barbell produced by Buddy Capps, the company behind the legendary Texas Power Bar. Utilizing a similar construction and material list as the Texas Power Bar, the All American Barbell features a more passive knurl to allow things like barbell cycling. Although the Texas All American Bar isn't the best bar we've reviewed, the price, features, and quality make it a bar that we can easily recommend. Read more

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. Read more

Clench Fitness Bands & Handle Review

Clench Fitness has created a Band Handle that allows trainees to use bands without having to hold them in their hands. It's a unique idea that's done well and is perfectly suited for the home gym owner. They also create bands, however, any standard band will work in the handle. Read more

Concept 2 BikeErg In-Depth Review

The Concept 2 BikeErg is just as good as the Concept 2 Rower and Skierg; to put it plainly, nobody is creating conditioning equipment with the attention to detail, quality, or performance of Concept 2. The BikeErg is a shining example of what a company can do when they focus on quality over quantity of products. Read more

Concept 2 SkiErg In-Depth Review

Concept 2 has produced some of the most durable pieces of equipment and the Concept 2 SkiErg is no exception. The SkiErg takes the quality of the Concept 2 Rower, but for a different sport, Nordic Skiing. We highly recommend the Concept 2 SkiErg for anyone looking for a long-lasting, highly effective piece of conditioning equipment. Read more

Crain's Okie Deadlift Bar In-Depth Review

Crain's Okie Deadlift Bar is one of the most legendary barbells ever made. Unfortunately, despite new methods and manufacturing abilities, the Okie Deadlift Bar is still made the exact same way as it was in the 70's. It's a beautiful piece of nostalgia, but it's certainly been passed by the myriad of Deadlift Bar options available today. Read more

Crossover Symmetry In-Depth Review

Crossover Symmetry is a rotator cuff/scapular activation and strength program designed to improve overhead performance and increase strength and mobility. Through testing of the program over the course of a year, we can confidently say that Crossover Symmetry met and exceeded our expectations and we recommend it to everyone who desires healthier shoulders and better performance. Read more

CrossRope Jump Rope Review

The CrossRope Jump Ropes are the best option for weighted jump ropes currently available. After testing all of the various cable weights and handles in various workouts from double unders to speed skips, we are confident in recommending these ropes. Read more

Dominion Starting Strength Leather Weightlifting Belt Review: Minimal, Effective, Great Looking Belt

Dominion Strength has teamed up with Mark Rippetoe and the guys at Starting Strength to create an exclusive belt for their new affiliate gyms. The Starting Strength Single Ply Weightlifting Belt from Dominion Strength uses a 7MM thick piece of top grain sole bend leather combined with a seamless roller buckle to create a simple, yet long-lasting weightlifting belt that performs as well as it looks. Although we'd suggest the 10MM thick belt we've reviewed previously, this is a great option for those that like a thinner belt. Read more

Dominion Strength Powerlifting Belt In-Depth Review

The Dominion Strength Powerlifting Belt is a 3" belt most often used for deadlifting that is made in the USA and utilizes 10mm leather and a single prong roller. After reading Mark Rippetoe's article on the use of a thinner belt in the deadlift, and using the Dominion Strength Belt over the course of two months, we highly recommend the belt to anyone who desires a top quality power belt at a great price. Read more

Edge Fitness Systems Standing Back Extension Review

The Standing Back Extension from Edge Fitness Systems is a new spin on an old design proposed by legendary strongman Paul Anderson. Not only is this piece a game changer regarding training the posterior chain, but it is also sure to become a mainstay and stand alongside staples such as the GHR, Reverse Hyper, and Belt Squat Machine. Read more

Eleiko Öppen Deadlift Bar Review: The Best Trap Bar Currently Available

The Eleiko Öppen Deadlift Bar is a trap bar that utilizes an open-ended concept, barbell handles, and a built-in jack to create the best trap bar we have tested. Although expensive, the Öppen Deadlift Bar is an extremely useful and innovative specialty bar that we recommend to anyone with a desire for the best and doesn't mind paying for it. Read more

Fat Gripz In-Depth Review

Fat Gripz are barbell attachments that increase the grip diameter, essentially turning any solid bar into an axle bar. They're incredibly tough, useful, and surprisingly cheap. We highly recommend them. Read more

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 activity tracking smart watch. Read more

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 for a budget squat rack. Read more

FORM Lifting Collar Review

The FORM Lifting Collar is a collar that is a velocity tracker for the major barbell lifts. Through our testing, although we like the idea, it's not as accurate as we'd like to see. If you're an early-adopter then this is a good option, but expect issues. Read more

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 its 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 a new set for any home or commercial gym. Read more

FringeSport Hybrid Barbell In-Depth Review

The Hybrid Barbell is Fringe Sport's answer to the ever popular Rogue Fitness Chan Bar. Featuring some unique specs at a great price, the FringeSport Hybrid Barbell is an excellent value for those wanting a jack of all trades barbell. Read more

FringeSport Lone Star Power Bar Review: Quality, USA Made Barbell

If the Rogue Ohio Power Bar and Texas Power Bar had a baby, it would be the FringeSport Lone Star Power Bar. Featuring a high-quality knurl, high tensile strength, lifetime warranty, and being made in the USA of US-sourced steel, the FringeSport Lone Star Bar is a beast. Read more

FringeSport Longhorn Buffalo Bar Review: A Budget-Friendly Duffalo Bar

The Longhorn Buffalo Bar from FringeSport takes many of the features that have made the Kabuki Strength Duffalo Bar popular and packaged them in a more budget-friendly version. After testing the bar and comparing it to both the Duffalo Bar and some of the older, cheaper buffalo bars, we can confidently recommend the Longhorn. We specifically recommend it to anyone that has been eyeing the Duffalo Bar, but doesn't mind fewer features in favor of a more budget-friendly price. Read more

Genesis Deadlift Jack In-Depth Review

The Genesis Deadlift Jack has upped the game by providing a lightweight and very durable deadlift jack that will take up almost zero space in any commercial or home gym. At a pretty great price, the Genesis Jack should rank near the top of any deadlift jack list. Read more

Get RXd Xebex Air Bike Review

The Xebex Air Bike from Get RXd is a bike very similar to the Assault Air Bike, but at a much better price. After testing and comparing the Xebex Air Bike over 3 months, we recommend the bike for someone that wants a chain-driven air bike at a good price. Read more

Get RXd Xebex Rower Review

The Xebex Rower from Get RXd is an outstanding competitor to the reigning champ, the Concept 2 Model D Rower. Featuring commercial-grade components in a lower priced platform is what makes the Xebex Rower standout. If you're not wanting the Concept 2 Model D, then we suggest the Xebex Rower. Read more

Gripedo Trainer In-Depth Review: Versatile Landmine Tool

The Gripedo Trainer is an incredibly versatile grip building tools that is a swiss army knife of sorts. Thanks to its unique design and ability to be used in multiple ways, we recommend the Gripedo Trainer to anyone looking for a piece of equipment to increase training versatility with minimum space, although we would like to see the price decreased. Read more

GymNext Flex Timer Review: Bluetooth Controlled Gym Timer

The GymNext Flex Timer is a gym timer controlled by your phone via Bluetooth. We found that we preferred using our phone instead of the remote we often lost and liked the ease of programming via the app. If you're wanting a gym timer for your Garage Gym or Commercial Gym, this is a great option. Read more

HawkGrips IASTM Tools In-Depth Review

HawkGrips are IASTM tools that are made of stainless steel and some of the best available. They're high-quality, incredibly useful, and beautiful. We highly recommend them to practitioners and people that like nice bodywork tools. Read more

Hylete Apparel Review: Is the Price Worth It?

Hylete came on the scene a few years ago offering well fitting shorts and shirts with sweat-wicking material that were CRAZY comfortable. The quest is, is the price worth it? Read more

HyperIce Hypervolt In-Depth Review

The Hypervolt Hyperice is the best price point option for massage guns available on the market today. The device is equipped with multiple attachments that are user-friendly to interchange, a long-lasting battery, three different speed options, and most importantly the quietest motor we've used. The Hypervolt is the best portable massage gun currently available. Read more

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. Read more

Invest Pro Weight Vest Review

The Invest Pro Weight Vest is one of the best available weight vests on the market. Featuring a locked-in feel with easy adjustments, the Invest Weight Vest is a great option for those looking for a budget-friendly alternative to the 5.11 Tactical Plate Carrier. Read more

Iron Neck Home In-Depth Review

The Iron Neck Home is one of the best tools currently available to train the neck. We rated the Iron Neck Pro very high in our testing, however, it's out of the price range for most people. The Iron Neck Home takes many of the features of the Pro Version and packages it at a better price point. This is the Iron Neck we'd suggest for most people. Read more

Kabuki Strength Duffalo Bar In-Depth Review

The Kabuki Strength Duffalo Bar is a new take on an old specialty bar, the Buffalo Bar. After using the Duffalo Bar over two years and hundreds of workouts, we believe the Duffalo Bar is one of the best specialty bars currently available. Read more

Kabuki Strength New Generation Power Bar Review

The Kabuki Strength New Generation Power Bar is the best power bar we've tested to date. Everything from the knurling to the tensile strength of the steel is superior to other power bars we've reviewed including our previous favorite, the Rogue Ohio Power Bar. If you're looking for the best bar for powerlifting specific training and are willing to spend money to get it, this is the bar we recommend. Read more

Kabuki Strength ShouldeRok In-Depth Review

The ShouldeRok from Kabuki Strength and Chris Duffin is a loadable mace that can be used for swings as well as some other movements. After using the ShouldeRok for over 2 years, we still confidently recommend the ShouldeRok for increasing shoulder mobility and strength. Read more

Kabuki Strength Tactical ShouldeRok Review

The Tactical ShouldeRok from Kabuki Strength and Chris Duffin combines everything we loved about the original, along with some new, unique features that allow us to say it is superior to the original. However, for most people, the extra cost of the Tactical ShouldeRok over the original will not be worth it. This said, if you are only going to purchase one, we suggest the Tactical ShouldeRok. Read more

Kabuki Strength Trap Bar Review: Most Versatile Hex Bar on the Market

The Kabuki Strength Trap Bar is the latest specialty bar from powerlifter and engineering mastermind, Chris Duffin. It combines an open-end design with a built-in deadlift jack, swappable handles, and amazing attention to detail. This is the most versatile trap bar we've used and we recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind spending extra for the quality. Read more

Ki-RO Core Trainer Harness In-Depth Review

The Ki-RO Core Trainer is an innovative training harness designed to provide resistance from pretty much any direction you can think of. With all its adjustments, this harness truly feels custom-built for you. Read more

Klokov Equipment 20 KG Weightlifting Barbell Review

After putting the Klokov 20 KG Weightlifting Bar by Klokov Equipment through a combined 23 workouts including clean and jerks, snatches, squats, and deadlifts, we believe that the Klokov Bar is an economically priced version of the Eleiko Training Bar and can compete with the Rogue Euro Olympic WL Bar. The Klokov Bar features many of the same characteristics of IWF Certified weightlifting bars at a slightly reduced cost. Read more

Lalo Tactical Bloodbird In-Depth Review

Lalo is a company making shoes for Special Ops Members that also work for the general population. The Lalo Bloodbird shoes work great for general training and although unique, are a quality shoe. Read more

Lalo Tactical Zodiac Recon In-Depth Review

Lalo is a company who is making shoes for Special Forces Operation Members that also work for the general population. The Zodiac Recon Shoes are a highly cushioned running shoe that are great for just about any environment. Read more

LPG Muscle Grip Freak Review

The Grip Freak from LPG Muscle is a wrist roller on steroids. Although we like it, for the price, there are better options. Read more

LPG Muscle Tri-Bells Review

The LPG Muscle Tri-Bells are a tricep extension cable attachment that provide a unique handle for tricep exercises. Read more

Marc Pro In-Depth Review

The Marc Pro is a muscle conditioning device that stimulates your muscles to improve their performance and recover from muscle breakdown. Through months of use, we found that we felt more recovered after using the device. However, we do recognize that this could be a placebo effect. Read more

MostFit Core Hammer and SYN Rings Review

The MostFit Core Hammer is one of the most fun training tools we've used for some time. It's not only fun but also effective as well. The SYN Rings are a unique idea for adding instability training into your programming. However, there are some shortcomings we address in our Suggest Improvements section. Read more

Nexus Performance Tracker Review

Nexus is a revolutionary new technology that allows for (nearly) complete tracking of performance during CrossFit workouts. Utilizing the Push Band 2.0 with a new app designed specifically for CrossFit, this could be revolutionary for both CrossFit Competitions and training. Read more

Nike Metcon 1 vs. Nike Metcon 2

The Nike Metcons are some of the most popular CrossFit shoes available. With the release of the Nike Metcon 2's, many are asking what the differences are. Here's what we see. Read more

Nike Metcon 3 Shoes Review

The Nike Metcon 3 Training Shoes are some of the most popular CrossFit training shoes on the market, and for good reason. These are some of the best training shoes available; they also look great as well. Read more

Nike Metcon 4 In-Depth Review

The Nike Metcon 4 training shoes build on the popularity of the Metcon 3's with minimal changes. The Nike Metcon 4 is essentially the same shoe as the previous iteration with a different upper; because of this, we believe the Nike Metcon 4's are still an excellent shoe for CrossFit and general fitness training. Read more

Nike Nike Free X Metcon In-Depth Review!

Nike, by and large produces some of the best training shoes when it comes to versatility and durability. The Nike Free X Metcon only add to Nike's long track record of quality shoes that are sure to last in the most grueling of moments. With a lightweight feel and strong sole support, Nike Free X Metcons are a great price point option when searching for a training shoe that meets a variety of needs. Read more

Nike Romaleos 3 Weightlifting Shoes Review

The Nike Romaleos 3 Weightlifting Shoes are Nike's latest weightlifting shoe release. They are light and high-tech, however, this comes at the cost of durability. Although we like the Romaleos 3, we do not expect them to hold up to long-term use. Read more

Onnit Steel Clubs In-Depth Review

Indian Clubs have been around for hundreds of years. Onnit has taken the idea of Indian clubs and made them steel instead of wood, creating the Onnit Steel Clubs. With its extremely durable single piece steel construction and great price point, Onnit Steel Clubs would be a great addition to any home or commercial gym. Read more

OSO Elite Barbell Collars Review

OSO Barbell Collars, now manufactured by Rogue Fitness, are by and large the best barbell collars being made. The hold tight, are extremely durable, and look as good as they perform. We highly recommend any OSO Barbell Collar. Read more

PerformaSleep Mattress Review: A Mattress for Athletes

The PerformaSleep Mattress is designed for the serious athlete with unique cooling and comfort features that make for a truly comfortable sleeping experience. After using the bed for over a year, we are confident in recommending the mattress. Read more

Pioneer Cut Powerlifting Belt Review: High Quality Custom Power Belts

Pioneer Belts made by General Leathercraft Mfg. are some of the highest quality weightlifting belts on the market. The Pioneer Cut Powerlifting Belt is a unique spin on a traditional single prong power belt that allows for 1/2" size increments instead of the standard 1". Combine this innovative feature along with some of the highest-quality materials available and a seemingly infinite amount of customization options and you have one of the best power belts available. Read more

Position P2.0 Blue Suede Shoes Review

Position USA is making some cool weightlifting shoes using old school methods. The Blue Suede P2.0's are their latest version and aren't just a good looking shoe, they also perform well! Read more

Position Weightlifting Eastwood Shoes Review

The Position Eastwood Weightlifting Shoes are a high-end, handmade weightlifting shoe with a wood heel that perform as good as they look. Read more

Pound Pad Review: Weightlifting Noise Reduction

Pound Pad makes a simple product that does one thing extremely well, reducing the noise of dropping weights. Combining high-quality foam with a durable shell, Pound Pad's are the best option currently available for reducing the noise associated with dropping barbells. Read more

PowerBlock Adjustable Dumbbells Review

PowerBlock Adjustable Dumbbells are, by and large, the best adjustable dumbbells currently available. The rectangular profile is a bit unusual, but it only inhibits a few movements and for what it lacks in that area, makes up for it in durability and value. Read more

Prime Fitness Prodigy Racks Review: Most Versatile Squat Rack Available

The Prime Fitness Prodigy Racks pack the most versatility and functionality in a squat rack of any we've tested. If you were to combine a squat rack and functional trainer into one unit, you'd have the Prodigy Rack from Prime Fitness. After testing the plate-loaded version of the Prodigy Rack, we can confidently recommend the racks to those that want a highly versatile rack in a small amount of space and don't mind the premium price tag. Read more

Prime RO-T8 Handles Family In-Depth Review

The Prime Fitness RO-T8 Handles and other attachments are some of the most engineered cable attachments ever created. After using the entire RO-T8 family over the course of 45 days, we can confidently give a high recommendation for anyone doing cable work. Not only are they incredibly versatile, but they are also comfortable and easy to use. Read more

PRx Performance Profile Squat Rack + Bench In-Depth Review

The PRx Performance Profile Pro Squat Rack is the best space saving squat rack currently available. We've used and tested many of the various options including the popular fold-away racks and undoubtedly, the Profile Squat Racks from PRx Performance are not only extremely sturdy, but also the most convenient. Read more

Rapid Reboot Recovery System In-Depth Review

The Rapid Reboot Recovery System is a great option for anyone looking for an advanced recovery system. By offering two different modes of compression, ability to adjust the pressure of each compression, and multiple time options, the Rapid Reboot System is one of the best compression boot systems on the market today. Read more

Reebok CrossFit Nano 6.0 Shoes Review

The Reebok Nano 6.0 CrossFit Training Shoes are some of the best CrossFit-specific shoes we've tested yet. Read more

Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 Review

The Reebok Nano series is one of the most well-loved training shoes series available. Designed specifically for CrossFit, the Reebok Nano 7 is the next iteration of CrossFit specific shoes, however, unlike the previous iterations, this one falls flat. Read more

Reebok JJ 2 Training Shoes Review

The JJ 2 Training Shoes from Reebok are a great pair of training shoes for those looking to train for sports in a similar manner as JJ Watt, the person the shoe is named after. Although they aren't as versatile as the Reebok Nano Series, they are still an excellent pair of trainers. Read more

Reebok Legacy Lifters Review

The Reebok Legacy Lifters are the best weightlifting shoe Reebok has ever made and one of the best currently available. This is not a CrossFit lifter, this is a true weightlifting shoe and we think you'll like it as much as we did. Read more

Reebok Nano 7 Weave In-Depth Review

The Reebok Nano 7 Weaves are one of the best trainers available today. The original Nano 7's were a great idea but were so stiff, they never ended up breaking in. The Weaves are broken-in out of the box, look decent, and provide everything a CrossFit athlete or someone who trains in multiple domains would want. Read more

Rep Fitness 3-in-1 Soft Plyo Box Review: Best Value Safe Plyo-Box

The Rep Fitness 3-in-1 Soft Plyo Box is a wooden-framed plyo box that is wrapped in foam and then secured with a vinyl cover. There are a plethora of plyo-boxes available today including foam, wood, resin, and others. This is by far the best value plyo-box available for a safe plyo-box that doesn't break the bank. We highly recommend this plyo-box to anyone in the market, garage gym owner or commercial gym owner. Read more

Rep Fitness AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench In-Depth Review

The Rep Fitness AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench is, put simply, one of the best adjustable benches for the money on the market. Featuring a variety of unique features including a wider pad, sliding seat, stainless steel wear guards, a variety of angles, and just an overall high-end fit and finish, this bench is one of our favorites that we've ever tested. Read more

Rep Fitness Adjustable & Flat Bench REVIEW!

The Rep Fitness Adjustable Bench is one of the best value benches currently available. The Rep Fitness Flat Bench is also a great option at a great price for those looking for a capable bench with a large weight capacity. Read more

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 home or commercial gym. Read more

Rep Fitness Equalizer Iron Plates In-Depth Review

The Rep Fitness Equalizer Iron Plates are some of the best value weight plates currently available. Featuring a machined center hole, sandblasted and then machined surface, and symmetrical grip holes, these plates are a great value. If you're in the market for a good steel plate at a low price, these are one of the best options currently available. Read more

Rep Fitness Gladiator Olympic Bearing Bar Review

The Rep Fitness Gladiator Bar is a bearing Olympic barbell that performs well and is priced even better. If you're looking for a bar specifically for Olympic Weightlifting and don't want to spend an arm and a leg, this is a great option. Read more

Rep Fitness HR-5000 Half Rack Review: High-End, Feature-Filled Squat Rack

The Rep Fitness HR-5000 Half Rack is the best squat rack Rep Fitness has released and is a foretaste of things to come. Featuring a number of features seen on high-end racks, the Rep HR-5000 is a legitimate contender to the Rogue Monster and Sorinex XL Racks at a lower price thanks to it being imported among other things. If you want a deluxe rack at a slightly lower price, this is a great option. Read more

Rep Fitness PowerSpeed Bar In-Depth Review

The Rep Fitness PowerSpeed Bar is a unique take on a powerlifting barbell that stops the knurling short to allow for "rapid re-centering" of the bar in a rack. Although overall, it's a good barbell, spec wise, we did not find the shortened knurling to be of a big benefit at heavier weights and there were other minor qualms we had with the bar listed in further detail in our review. Read more

Rep Fitness Rubber Coated Hex Dumbbells In-Depth Review

The Rep Fitness Rubber Coated Hex Dumbbells are some of the best value dumbbells currently available. Combining high-quality rubber heads with a straight handle not typically seen with this price of dumbbell, we highly recommend these for people looking to outfit their facility or garage gym with dumbbells. Read more

Rep Fitness Soft Foam Plyo Box In-Depth Review

The Rep Fitness Soft Foam Plyo Boxes are one of the best priced, soft-sided plyo-box sets available. With a soft, yet durable foam, heavy-duty vinyl, and highly tip-resistant feature, these Plyo Boxes should not go overlooked. Combining lightweight and bold contrast lettering, Rep Fitness Plyo Boxes are a great value, although they do have their shortcomings. Read more

Revolution Balance Boards Review

Revolution Balance Boards is currently making the best value balance boards on the market. They offer a wide-range of different board styles focused on different audiences. The Revolution FIT Balance Board is one we received for review. After a month of various usage, we can confidently recommend Revolution Balance Boards for anyone looking to improve their balance in a fun way. Read more

Rogue Abram GHD 2.0 In-Depth Review

The Rogue Abram GHD 2.0 is one of the best glute-ham developers currently available. Featuring a frame made of 2x3 steel along with heavy-duty pads and rollers, although expensive, the Abram GHD 2.0 is made to last. Read more

Rogue B&R Bar 2.0 Review: The Ultimate Starting Strength Barbell

The Rogue B&R Bar 2.0 is one of the most well-liked barbells on the market. The B&R Bar 2.0 is a collaboration between Mike Burgener of CrossFit Weightlifting and Mark Rippetoe of Starting Strength with Rogue Fitness in an effort to create a barbell that could perform well for both powerlifting and weightlifting. We recommend the Rogue B&R Bar 2.0 to anyone who focuses on the squat, deadlift, bench, overhead press, and does the occasional power clean and power snatch. This truly is one of the best value barbells on the market despite the Ohio Power Bar being an even better value. Read more

Rogue Calibrated Steel Powerlifting Plates In-Depth Review

The Rogue Calibrated Steel Powerlifting Plates are not only some of the best competition powerlifting plates currently available, but they're also the best value. With their precise plate weight, IPF approval, and exact diameter and thickness, the Rogue Calibrated Steel Powerlifting Plates are the best option available. Read more

Rogue Cerakote Barbells In-Depth Review

The Rogue Cerakote Barbells may look cool, but the corrosion resistance provided by the Cerakote coating is actually a very effective innovation in barbells. Although Rogue isn't the first to add Cerakote to barbells, they are doing it at a better value than just about everyone else. Read more

Rogue DT Tempering Roller Review: Body Tempering Device for the Masses

The Rogue DT Tempering Roller is a body tempering roller device that is made in collaboration between Rogue Fitness and Donnie Thompson. Although Body Tempering has yet to prove its claims via independent studies, many, including myself, have enjoyed the perceived benefits of the mobility/recovery method. The Rogue DT Tempering Rollers are one of the most viable options for the masses to experience body tempering due to their quality and price. If you want to try Body Tempering, these are the devices we recommend. Read more

Rogue Dumbbell Bumpers In-Depth Review

The Rogue Dumbbell Bumper Plates are a cool innovation for strength training. As with anything made by Rogue Fitness, they are very well done and can be just as effective in training. If you do a lot of dynamic dumbbell work and want to easily interchange weight, these are a great option. However, they are not designed to be dropped overhead. Read more

Rogue Echo Bike In-Depth Review

The Rogue Echo Bike is Rogue Fitness' first foray into conditioning equipment. The Echo Bike combines features of both the Schwinn Airdyne Pro and Assault AirBike to create the best value air bike currently on the market. Read more

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 Flat Utility 2.0 Bench will be a great addition to any home or commercial gym. Read more

Rogue LT-1 50 Cal Trolley + Lever Arm Kit In-Depth Review

The Rogue LT-1 50 Cal Trolley + Lever Arm Kit is Rogue Fitness' adjustable lever arm system. After taking the Trolley and Lever Arm Kit through various workouts and testing all of the stated features, we are confident in giving it a high recommendation. It's costly, but does increase the versatility of your squat rack dramatically; it's also incredibly over-built and refined. Read more

Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar Review: Best Value Deadlift Bar Available

The Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar is the best value deadlift bar currently available. Not only is it one of the cheapest true deadlift bars on the market, but it's also one of the best. Combining great attention to detail, a consistent and aggressive knurl, and a slinky 27MM shaft, the Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar is the deadlift bar we most often recommend to those wanting to add a dedicated barbell for deadlifting to their gym. Read more

Rogue Ohio Power Bar Stainless Steel Review

The Rogue Ohio Power Bar is our pick for the best powerlifting barbell for most people. Rogue has taken this already outstanding bar and exchanged the zinc coated shaft with stainless steel creating a barbell that could only be improved a couple of ways as detailed in our review. Read more

Rogue Ohio Power Bar vs Texas Power Bar: Best Power Bar Showdown

The Rogue Ohio Power Bar and Buddy Capps Texas Power Bar are the two most popular powerlifting barbells currently on the market. There's a lot of debate on which one is the best, so we're going to break down the differences and share which one we prefer. Read more

Rogue R-3 Power Rack Review

The Rogue R-3 Power Rack is by far one of the best racks available in terms of both quality and value. When rounding out a home gym with a rack, the Rogue R-3 Power Rack should be near the top of anyone and everyones list. Read more

Rogue Resin Plyo Box Review: Durable, Safe, and Reasonably Priced Plyo Box

The Rogue Resin Plyo Box is a new take on traditional stackable plyo boxes from Rogue Fitness that utilizes 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic (think water bottles, plastic bags, yogurt cups, etc) that is compression-molded and made into boxes to jump on. In our testing, we observed that the Resin Plyo Boxes are stable, grippy, and, most importantly, don’t leave lifetime scars on your shins when a jump is missed. Read more

Rogue Rhino Belt Squat In-Depth Review

The Rogue Rhino Belt Squat is Rogue Fitness' first foray into belt squats and in typical Rogue fashion, they went all out. Rogue partnered with Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell to create an affordable cable-based belt squat that in our testing, is the best value belt squat we've tested. We highly recommend the Rogue Rhino Belt Squat to anyone wanting a belt squat with a lot of variety at a surprisingly affordable price (compared to a lot of the competition.) Read more

Rogue SB-1 Safety Squat Bar In-Depth Review

The Rogue SB-1 Safety Squat Bar is one of the most popular specialty bars available. Although there are improvements we would like to see made, The Rogue SSB is a stout bar that can handle whatever weight you throw at it. Read more

Rogue SML-2 Squat Stand Review

The Rogue SML-2 Squat Stand is one of the best squat stands available. It's stout, has many accessories available, and is priced really well. We highly recommend the SML-2 for anyone that wants a squat stand that doesn't take up a ton of space. Read more

Rogue Thompson Fatbells In-Depth Review

The Rogue Thompson Fatbells are a collaboration between Rogue Fitness and Donnie Thompson that are designed to essentially replace both kettlebells and dumbbells. We find, after using them over two years, that they are a great addition to training, but not a replacement for kettlebells. Read more

Roll Recovery R8 In-Depth Review

Roll Recovery is making awesome recovery tools and the R8 is the most notable. If you want to roll out your hamstrings, calves, or arms, the R8 is an incredible device. Read more

Run Rocket Sprint Resistance Trainer In-Depth Review

The Run Rocket is a Sprint Resistance Trainer that allows you to add resistance to forward movement such as sprints, sled drags, broad jumps, and more. After using and testing the Run Rocket over 60 days with athletes of all levels, we can confidently say the Run Rocket is effective at increasing sprint speed, jump height, and more. We give a high recommendation. Read more

SBD Powerlifting Belt In-Depth Review

SBD Apparel is making some of the best powerlifting gear available and their lever Belt is no exception. The SBD Belt is unique in its function, appearance, and quality. Although pricey, if you want one of the best powerlifting belts that money can buy, then the SBD Belt is a great option. Read more

Schwinn Airdyne Pro Review: Best Air Bike Yet?

The Schwinn Airdyne Pro is the best air bike currently available. We've tested and reviewed all of the major offerings and chose the AD Pro as our top pick. The belt drive system combined with the overall build quality make the AD Pro superior to the rest. Read more

Sorinex Base Camp Squat Rack In-Depth Review

The Sorinex Base Camp Squat Rack is, put simply, the best squat rack we've ever tested. Combining exhaustive attention to the details, endless customization, incredible build quality, and an indescribable "cool" factor, the Sorinex Base Camp Squat Rack and Uber Package is quite possibly the best squat rack being made today. Read more

Sorinex Belt Squat In-Depth Review

The Sorinex Belt Squat Machine is one of the premier belt squats currently on the market. It's undoubtedly one of the largest belt squat machines, but if you have the space and money, it's an outstandingly versatile machine. Squats, push-ups, upperback work, and more can all be performed on this piece of equipment Read more

Sorinex Glute Ham Roller In-Depth Review

After using the Sorinex Glute Ham Roller extensively over two months, we can confidently conclude that this is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment for the amount of space it takes up that's currently available. Not only is it incredibly versatile, but it's also extremely space efficient and economically priced. Simply put, we're big fans. Read more

Sorinex Pistol Grips Review: Fun and Useful Grip Tool

Sorinex is producing some of the best racks and rigs on the market, but in addition to the big items, they're also coming out with some seriously impressive attachments. Items like their Adjustable Jammer Arms and Indexing Chin Bar are extremely versatile and now they can add another item to their list of innovation: Sorinex Pistol Grips. The Pistol Grips from Sorinex are definitely "cool", but more than that, they're a versatile tool for anyone from the operator to the office worker for increasing grip and pulling strength. Read more

Sorinex XL Rack In-Depth Review

Sorinex is making some of the best equipment on the planet and the Sorinex XL Rack is no exception. Although pricey, it's one of the best racks available and competes directly with Rogue Fitness' premiere Monster Line. After using a Sorinex XL Rack over the past 6 months, we can confidently give a high recommendation to anyone wanting a rack with all the bells and whistles and aren't too concerned with price. Read more

Squatmax-MD Belt Squat In-Depth Review

The Squatmax-MD Belt Squat utilizes free weight and a unique pin and guide rod system to allow for vertical squatting. After testing the Squatmax-MD and comparing it to a cable-based belt squat (the Rogue Rhino) and lever-arm belt squat (Titan Belt Squat, Pitshark, and Wenning Belt Squat) we can confidently recommend the Squatmax-MD. It takes longer to set up and doesn't have the versatility of cable-based systems, but for squatting, the Squatmax-MD is hard to beat. Read more

Stick Mobility In-Depth Review

Stick Mobility offer amazing tools that can allow lifters to add strategic resistance to some traditional “mobility” movements. Made out of specially formulated PVC, these sticks are made to push and pull against as you perform movements and generate muscular tension. Read more

StrongArm Sport Combo Rack Review: Best Budget-Priced Combo Rack

The StrongArm Sport Combo Rack is the best budget-priced combo rack currently available (it's also the only one.) Overall, with price being considered, we think it's a rack worth taking a look at if you're on a budget and have to have a combo rack. This said, there are some things we'd like to see improved and foresee there being quite a bit of competition at this price point in the near future. Read more

The Definitive Rogue Ohio Bar Review

The Rogue Ohio Bar is one of the most popular barbells in the world, and for good reason. The Ohio Bar is a high-quality barbell with high tensile strength, refined knurl, consistent spin, and at a great price. We highly recommend the Ohio Bar. Read more

The Iron Neck In-Depth Review

The Iron Neck is one of the best tools currently available to train the neck. Ditching the large and costly machines, of old, The Iron Neck provides a versatile piece of equipment that provides an equally effective workout in a much smaller, cheaper, and more portable package. Read more

The Yoak Review

The Yoak is one of the most fun, and also versatile pieces of training equipment I have ever used. After doing every movement they've recommended on their website, along with many others, I can confidently say that if you're looking to add chaos training to your regimen, as well as increased strength in otherwise unstable positions, The Yoak is a great tool to use; albeit at a high price. Read more

TimTam Percussion Massager In-Depth Review

The TimTam Percussion Massager combines frequency, amplitude, and torque into a handheld unit that provides deep tissue massage to relieve pain and soreness. We loved using the TimTam and found it to be very effective, although a bit pricey, despite being one of the cheapest options available. Read more

Titan Fitness T-3 vs. Rogue Fitness R-3 Power Rack Review Showdown

The Rogue R-3 Power Rack is one of the best selling squat racks of all time...and for good reason. The Titan T-3 Power Rack is a rack that takes many of the same features as the R-3 at a vastly lower price-point. We put them against each other to see which is the best value. Read more

Torque Fitness TANK Sled In-Depth Review

The TANK Sled from Torque Fitness is the best all surface sled on the market today. Featuring magnetic resistance, heavy duty wheels, and an overbuilt body, there is no sled that can compare to the TANK. There are some things we'd like to see improved including a lower price, but we can confidently recommend the TANK to home gym owners, but especially strength coaches and commercial gym owners. Read more

TrueForm Runner Treadmill Review

The TrueForm Runner is a non-motorized treadmill designed to teach proper running form. Although recently, there have been more companies marketing non-motorized treadmills, in our research and testing, the TrueForm Runner is the best non-motorized treadmill available. Read more

Tsunami Barbell In-Depth Review

The Tsunami Barbell is one of the most unique barbells currently being manufactured. Rather than being rigid like most bars, the Tsunami Bar is manufactured with the intention to be as whippy as possible. Based upon our testing as well as published studies, we believe the Tsunami Bar does what it claims: increase force production. Read more

Uncommon Breed Weighted Vest In-Depth Review

The Uncommon Weighted Vest is a great value weight vest that stays tight to the body during training, has an accurate weight, and is quite durable. Read more

Vulcan Absolute Kettlebells Review

Vulcan Absolute Competition Kettlebells are some of the best available for the price. They're casted extremely well and have a very competitive price. We definitely give our recommendation. Read more

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. Read more

Vulcan Standard Olympic Bushing Barbell Review

The Vulcan Standard Olympic Bushing Barbell is a great value barbell that is made for those who want a bar that can accomplish a lot. Read more

X-Mark Chisel Bearing EZ-Curl Bar Review

Although the X-Mark Chisel EZ-Curl Bar isn't the absolute best curl bar available, it is one of the best under $100, which is really as much as you should spend on a piece of equipment that will get little use. The sleeve spin, combined with overall construction quality allow me to recommend the Chisel, although not necessarily over their other offerings. Read more

XD Kevlar Fitness Equipment In-Depth Review

XD Kevlar Fitness Equipment is currently making some of the best medicine balls and sandbags in the industry. Combining high-quality materials such as Kevlar with well thought out designs, we recommend XD Medicine Balls to anyone who wants equipment that lasts. Read more

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 that want extra resistance. Read more

XPO Trainer Sled 2.0 Review: Best Home Gym Weight Sled?

The XPO Trainer Sled is quite possibly the best weight sled for most home gym owners. Thanks to its magnetic resistance, it makes much less noise than a traditional sled, which, therefore makes much fewer complaints from neighbors. The XPO Trainer Sled 2.0 builds upon the previous version with minor improvements that make it an even easier recommendation. Read more

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