Rep Color Bumper Plates
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Rep Fitness Bumper Plates

Bumper plates are the most versatile Olympic sized plates you can use in your home gym or garage gym. These plates are made from rubber (or other materials) that allow you to safely drop them from overhead. They are quiet, durable, and can be used for the slow strength lifts – but they are a necessity for the quick Olympic lifts. If you are interested in the Oly lifting – you need bumper plates. It’s simply too much hassle to have to lower steel plates under control – it’s a waste of energy. Given that, we recommend bumper plates for your garage gym. The downside is that bumper plates are significantly more expensive than steel plates – and harder to [Read more …]

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Rep Fitness Weight Benches

Got bench? A complete garage gym or home gym needs a good weight bench. And, if it is for your home gym – make it versatile – as you won’t want to waste the space on a separate flat and incline bench. You can even get a bench that does all 3 things: a Flat/Incline/Decline bench – otherwise known as a FID bench. Shown above is the Rep Fitness AB-5000 FID Bench from Rep Fitness. This bench does it all – Flat, Incline, or Decline – plus it has wheels for easy re-positioning. Best of all, it’s bargain priced for what it is. Rep Fitness has carved out a niche in the fitness equipment industry – they make the best [Read more …]

Rep Sabre Bar
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Rep Fitness Barbells

The Olympic Barbell is the primary tool of strength training – and Olympic lifting. With the 2″ sleeve diameter these bars accommodate the 18″ diameter Olympic plates. Olympic barbells are made for serious weight – and they are heavy – weighing 20 kilos or 45 lbs – usually. Shown above is the Sabre Bar from Rep Fitness. This is an example of a high quality, but affordable Olympic weightlifting barbell. In this article, we’re going to review the barbells available from Rep Fitness: Basic Barbell from Rep Fitness The Basic Barbell from Rep Fitness is just what it claims to be. This is a no-frills Olympic sized barbell. And it’s probably the cheapest bar you are going to find. But [Read more …]

PR-4000 Power Rack used for squats
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Rep Fitness Power Racks

Let’s look at power racks for your garage gym. A good power rack is a garage gym essential – because it let’s you lift heavy weight safely. As a bonus, the best power racks let you do a whole lot of other exercises too. Shown above is the PR-4000 Squat Rack from Rep Fitness as an example. It is an exceptionally well built product, and has all the essential features we look for in the best squat stand or rack for a garage gym. Better still, it has a lot of options for expansion – which is part of the fun of customizing your power rack. We’re going to highlight products from Rep Fitness. They make high quality gear – [Read more …]

Rep Fitness PR-4100 Folding Rack
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Rep Fitness Squat Racks

The best garage gym or home gym needs a squat rack or power rack. Why? Because it’s the best option for versatile and safe training with heavy barbells and weights. But, a full power rack can be a big space commitment – especially if you need to keep a car (or two) in the garage. Squat stands, or squat racks, are a great space saving option that work in many situations where a full power rack won’t. Shown here is the SR-4050 Squat Rack from Rep Fitness as an example. It is an exceptionally well built product, and has all the essential features we look for in the best squat stand or rack for a garage gym. We’re going to [Read more …]

Force USA Compact Leg Press
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Force USA Black Friday Sale – Gym Equipment

Force USA has a black friday sale for 2019 going on now. Force USA is a manufacturer of innovative gym equipment. They design their equipment in the USA – and it is packed with features. It is manufactured overseas – and that let’s them offer great “bang for the buck.” Here’s an example: Shown above is the G12 functional trainer/smith machine/power rack combo. It is literally EVERYTHING you need for your home or garage gym – in one incredible unit. What’s even better – they are currently offering 0% financing as part of their black friday 2019 promotion. Combine that with discount coupon code FAM5 for 5% off your order – this is the highest level of discount Force USA [Read more …]

Echo Buds vs AirPods Pro
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Echo Buds vs AirPods Pro

Music makes your workout better – it helps you get in the zone, can help you work harder, and can make the unpleasant more bearable. But earbuds that constantly drop out of your ears, or offer poor sound, don’t make for a good workout. That’s why I was excited to hear about the . These new high-end earbuds from Apple offer excellent music quality in a form that fits much more securely than the original AirPods (which are known for dropping out of people’s ears at the wrong time. But, then I heard about the – and this new product from Amazon offers all the same major features as the AirPods Pro, but at a significantly cheaper price point. Let’s [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 20.5
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.5

The fifth workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 is now announced! This is the last of the of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 details are below. For time, partitioned any way: 40 muscle-ups 80-cal. row 120 wall-ball shots Women: 14-lb. ball to 9 ft. Men: 20-lb. ball to 10 ft. Time Cap : 20 minutes. Annie Thorisdottir finished in 13:49, Patrick Vellner in 11:14. CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 : Rx Remember, scores must be submitted by 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Monday November 11th. Please reference the official CrossFit Open Rules as needed. Official movement standards for Workout 20.5 CrossFit Workout 20.5 scorecard See more details at the Scorecard page for Open Workout [Read more …]