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...

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Gungnir Allrounder - End Cap In Garage Gym
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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...

LUXIAOJUN E1 Training Bar Review

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Luxiaojun E1 - Cover End Cap - Garage Gym Lab
As one of the most decorated Olympic weightlifters of all time, Lu Xiaojun needs very little introduction. His success on the platform is well documented, and he's a household name within the sport. Recently, Lu launched a gym equipment company with an international presence. The initial offerings of bars, plates, a squat stand, and other weightlifting-related gear are all available in the...

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Stainless Rogue Fitness Ohio Power Bar - Cover - Garage Gym Lab
The Rogue Ohio Power Bar is one of, if not the most popular power bar ever created. I've been a user of this bar for several years in the black zinc variety. It was actually the first bar I ever purchased. I recently decided to upgrade to the stainless steel version for two reasons. Firstly, I've come to really appreciate stainless...

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Rep Fitness Power Bar EX - Cover - Garage Gym Lab
The Rep Deep Knurl Power Bar EX: THE most anticipated power bar for me over the last year. It feels like an eternity since Rep Fitness first mentioned that they were going to be creating an aggressive stainless steel power bar to complement their existing stainless steel power bar v2 (review here). While I certainly enjoy the v2 power bar, particularly...

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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...

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Fringe Sport Lone Star Power Bar - Cover - Garage Gym Lab
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Bells of Steel Utility Bar - End Cap - Garage Gym Lab
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Rep Fitness PowerSpeed Bar Garage Gym Lab
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LUXIAOJUN Mastery Power Bar Review

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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...

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