Rep Fitness PR-4100 Folding Rack
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Best Folding Power Rack

In this article we’re going to review the best folding power rack. Why a folding power rack? This innovative gym equipment let’s you use your garage like a gym – or a garage – with ease. There are some interesting options that let you make the most of your floorspace – and still keep the car inside the garage. Here’s an example. Shown above is the PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack from Rep Fitness. It is an exceptionally well built product, and has all the essential features we look for in the best folding power rack for a garage gym. We’re going to look at these folding power racks from Rep Fitness, Rogue, and Force USA: Let’s talk about folding power [Read more …]

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 …]

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 …]

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 …]

Rogue Wrist Bands are a cheap and effective way to help keep your hands and grip dry.
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12 CrossFit Gift Ideas for 2020

We’re back with the best CrossFit gift ideas for 2020. We’ll be reviewing items that are both affordable and easy to ship – but things that would be immensely useful to your beloved CrossFit trainee, athlete, coach, or gym junkie. Here’s the gift ideas we’ll be reviewing: Let’s take a closer look. Why Rogue Fitness? We’re going to recommend a lot of Rogue Fitness products in this guide. Why? Because Rogue is the coolest name in CrossFit – they supply the equipment used in the CrossFit Games and their stylish, high performance gear is revered for both its form and function. And a lot of it is made in the USA. Rogue brand equipment will be recognized immediately by anyone [Read more …]

A man performs a lat pulldown exercise on a machine
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Best Lat Pulldown Machine for your Garage Gym

One of my favorite exercises to do at the gym is the lat pulldown. It’s a great exercise for the back, shoulders, and arms. It’s also a great way to get a lot of volume work on the back muscles – without the drawbacks of pull-ups or chin-ups. The problem with pull-ups or chin-ups is that your grip can be a limiting factor – and it’s very hard to work the pull-up with anything less than full body weight. The biggest impediment to performing the lat pulldown in your home or garage gym is that it requires a pretty expensive machine – and it usually takes a lot of space. We’re going to review the best lat pulldown machines and [Read more …]