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 there are [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 lets 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 – at bargain [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 works in many situations where a full power rack won’t. Shown here is the SR-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. We’re going to highlight products [Read more …]

Rogue MG-3 Knurled Multi-Grip/Swiss/Football Bar
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Multi-Grip Swiss Bars for Bench Press

In this review we’re going to look at the multi-grip swiss bar – also commonly called the football bar or the swiss bar. But, no matter what you call them – they all have the same benefits. The swiss bar gives you a variety of grip angles. This can have huge benefits for those with shoulder, elbow, or wrist issues. Pain when you bench press heavy? You should try the Swiss bar. These are great for all kinds of pressing and rowing movements. Bench press, incline press, rows, overhead press, curls, triceps extension – you can do all these with the versatile football bar. These are also great for targeting your triceps. Let’s get started. We’re going to show you [Read more …]

REP AB-5000 Adjustable FID Bench - the best FID bench for home gym or garage gym.
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REP AB-5000 ZERO GAP Adjustable Bench Review

New for 2019, Rep Fitness has launched their latest product – the REP AB-5000 Zero Gap Adjustable Bench (Rep Fitness). This adjustable bench is our top pick for a full FID (Flat, Incline, Decline) bench for home and garage gyms. This article will serve as our comprehensive review of this versatile piece of strength equipment. Long term review update: This is a great bench – tough, versatile, incline adjustments are a breeze, and while it is a tad on the heavy side (because it is so beefy) it’s easy enough to move when you need to. It has worked out as well as I’d hoped – and I highly recommend this bench as the most robust, versatile heavy duty bench [Read more …]