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Since 2017, Garage Gym Lab has been the place to read reviews, find equipment, and get inspired to build the home gym of your dreams. GGL has hundreds of articles, helpful tools, and great resources to help you along the way.

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Reviews

The most detailed reviews in the business, each with a focus on helping you make informed decisions.

Kleva Adroit Landmine Review

When it comes to strength training, mobility training, etc... the landmine is one of the most useful tools out there. It's an especially useful tool in the home gym space given that it's small, extremely...

Gripedo Trainer Review

Have you ever played with that toy 'Bop It' where you twist it, pull it, bop it, etc...? It's a fun and challenging game if you haven't tried it. The Gripedo, pronounced Grip-Eee-Doh, like a torpedo,...

LUXIAOJUN Mastery Power Bar Review

The Mastery Power Bar is my second barbell from the young, up-and-coming company LUXIAOJUN. My first barbell from them, which I reviewed here, was the E1 Training Bar - a quality budget-friendly multipurpose bar. Since using...

REP Urethane Equalizers Review

When Rep Fitness first dropped their iron Equalizer plates a couple years of ago, I was pumped. I've always been a fan of these shooter-style plates with the cutouts, and the Rep design on these...

Advice

Insightful articles including buying guides, equipment benefits, tips & strategies, and much more.

13 Best Weight Benches to Buy in 2021

A weight bench is one of the most important pieces of gym equipment that most lifters can own. I consider it to be one of the 'core four': a power rack, a barbell, some...

Inspiration

Step into real home gyms around the world to find inspiration, get ideas, and read stories of actual home gym owners.

Step into Shawn Donaldson's Basement Gym

Meet Shawn. Shawn is a former collegiate offensive lineman at Kent State and now a father, husband, high school teacher, curator of morninglifter.com, and a podcast host. Shawn is one of the most consistent guys I...

Step into This Navy Veteran's Incredible Garage Gym: Illuminati Iron

Meet Joe. Joe is a veteran U.S. Navy Officer and current Certified Personal Trainer living in San Diego, CA. I first learned of Joe and Illuminati Iron on Instagram, where he posts some great motivational content...

Step into Robbey's Amazing Garage Gym

Meet Robbey. Robbey is a performance coach with an awesome garage gym. His space is equipped with quality gear from some of the biggest names in the industry and, believe it or not, he can...