Rogue Echo Colored Bumper Plate for an Olympic Weightlifting Barbell
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Starting Your Own Garage Gym – the Olympic Weight Plates

In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. If you’ve been following along, you’ve picked out a power rack that will let you safely pre-position and lift heavily loaded barbells for the essential, basic, strength training movements, and you’ve zeroed in on an Olympic weightlifting barbell that will meet the needs of your preferred training style, such as CrossFit, that requires a mix of the classic strength exercises as well as Olympic lifts. But a barbell with no Olympic weight plates isn’t a challenge for very long. In this article, we’ll discuss the Olympic style weight plates you need. The Olympic barbell uses weight plates with a 2.0-inch diameter hole in the center. Beyond that [Read more …]

A Rogue Olympic weightlifting barbell - loaded with Rogue training bumper plates
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Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Olympic Barbell

In this article, we’ll continue the discussion about starting your own garage gym. We’re going to talk about what is probably the most essential piece of gear – the Olympic weightlifting barbell. Why You Need a Garage Gym But first, a quick word about the garage gym. What are the benefits? Why turn your garage into a gym? Well, why throw away money on monthly gym membership fees, for a place you may be too busy to go to? Investing in good equipment for your home gym is something that pays dividends for years to come. Work out when you want, and how you want. That’s the beauty of the garage gym. You can also use it to supplement regularly [Read more …]

The garage gym - when you want to avoid the crowd and have the most convenient access - workout at thome
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Starting Your Own Garage Gym – The Power Rack

Got a garage? Then you’ve got space for a Garage Gym. What’s the benefits of a garage gym? How about these for a starter: Avoid the crowds – no more waiting in line for equipment, no annoying members, and minimal distractions No gym commute – Walk into the garage, you’re in the gym. No driving, no parking Workout anytime – Evenings, weekends, holidays – any time of the day becomes a workout opportunity Do your own thing – Do what you want, when you want Ditch the gym fees – no fees, no memberships, no contracts What is the best power rack? It depends on what features you need – and the space you have. We’ll cover a variety of [Read more …]