American Barbell Mammoth Bar Review

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American Barbell Mammoth Bar - End Cap Garage Gym Lab
Mammoth mam·moth  ˈma-məth  Noun: Something immense of its kind Example: American Barbell is a mammoth in the barbell industry. I don't think I'm alone when I say that American Barbell makes some of the finest barbells around. Their craftsmanship is exceptional, their bars have a true uniqueness, and they offer something for everyone at multiple price points. A few months ago I posted my...

Inertia Wave Conditioning Tool Review

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Have you ever seen a fitness product and said to yourself "meh, that looks easy..." ...only to try it and realize you were dead freakin' wrong? Yeah, that was me with the Inertia Wave. I mean, how challenging can it be to wave around some ropes that weigh less than 3 lbs? The answer, my friends, is that it's very challenging... downright taxing,...

LUXIAOJUN Mastery Power Bar Review

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LUXIAOJUN Mastery Power Bar End Cap on Sorinex XL Rack
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 these bars and speaking with several others who have had experience with LUXIAOJUN, I believe they're offering some of the best bars and plates for...

Rep Fitness Bench Review | FB-5000

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Rep Fitness FB-5000 Garage Gym Lab
Oh, what's that? You need a new flat bench? Well, that's good because this Rep Fitness bench is rocking the flat bench world. Yep, this bench is completely awesome. Not only does it offer one of the best designs around, but it has one of the best values of any bench you'll find. I've been using the Rogue Flat Utility Bench for the past...

Rogue R3 Power Rack Review

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Rogue R3 Power Rack Review
Picking a power rack... it's overwhelming, right? There are just a ton of options out there, which I elaborate on in The Ultimate Guide to Building a Powerlifting Home Gym. When I was first in the market for a rack, I did an exhaustive amount of research trying to find the perfect balance between price, performance, and footprint. I got googly-eyed looking at...

Introducing the Universal Barbell Score – A New Review System

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Universal Barbell Score - Garage Gym Lab
I've been reviewing barbells for a long time now - I have a real passion for it. Of all the products I review, barbells are at the very top. I am beyond grateful to have met as many people as I have in the strength community through my reviews, social media, etc... I receive messages every day from people telling...

Quick Review: Rep Fitness 9-Bar Vertical Storage

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Rep Fitness 9-Bar Holder
We all want our gyms to look nice and organized, right? I know I do. One of the easiest ways to add some organization to your life is through barbell storage. There are two ways to go about it: vertical or horizontal. While I prefer horizontal wall-mounted systems for straight bars, I like vertical systems the best for specialty bars. This is...

Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar Review

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Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar End Cap
If you're looking for the review of the aggressive stainless steel Rep Fitness Power Bar EX, you can read the review here.  Stainless steel bars are becoming an increasingly popular option among lifters due to their superb oxidation resistance and overall feel. There are a few equipment manufacturers who have either already introduced stainless bars or are in the process of...

Gymway USA Cross Training Bar 2.0 Review

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Gymway USA Cross Training Bar 2.0 - End Cap Design - Garage Gym Lab
Chances are, as of the date of this article, you've never heard of Gymway USA. Chances also are, you may have actually used a barbell made by them without even knowing it. This Taiwanese manufacturer has been making barbells for other well-known companies to private label for over 30 years. I own a couple of these bars myself and, while I can't...

Kabuki Strength Power Bar Review

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Kabuki Power Bar - End Cap Garage Gym Lab
You've seen it, right? Chris Duffin gnawing away at a competing power bar... Not literally, as in Chris himself, but rather his ever-so-awesome Kabuki Strength power bar. In case you missed it, you can catch the video below, but the cliff notes are a follows: Chris puts the Kabuki power bar on the lathe. Chris turns on the lathe. Chris firmly presses...

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