Pioneer Belts Review

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Have you ever looked at a product and said to yourself "damn, this thing is just well made." Pretty cool feeling, right? In the gym equipment space, there are some companies who really excel at craftsmanship. American Barbell with barbells and Sorinex with power racks to name a couple. Pioneer belts fall firmly in this category, and I would go so far as to...

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...

Squatmax-MD Belt Squat Review

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Squatmax Belt Squat
Warning: This review may trigger some readers. Why is that? Well, because it seems belt squats are a bit controversial these days. You've got lever-based belt squats, you've got pulley-based belt squats, and you've got the Squatmax-MD belt squat. Users of each are vying for the right to say their belt squat reigns supreme over the other. In the seven years prior to owning my...

Rogue Fitness Flat Utility Bench Review

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Rogue Flat Bench Cover Photo Garage Gym Lab
The Rogue flat bench is one of the most popular benches on the market for anyone with a home gym. It's reasonably priced, it's easily portable, it's well built, and it works just fine... Wait... just fine, you ask? Yes, in my opinion, it works just fine. I've owned this bench for over two years now, and it that time it has served...

Rogue Stainless Steel Ohio Power Bar Review

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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...

Gungnir Allrounder Barbell Review

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Gungnir Allrounder - End Cap In Garage Gym
When you look at the Allrounder Bar from Gungnir, one of two thoughts is likely to pop into your head: 1.) Wow, this is amazing! 2.) Umm, this is solving a problem that doesn't exist. While either, or even both, could be true depending on the person and the situation, one thing I think everyone can agree on when looking at this...

Intek Strength ModF Bar Review

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Intek ModF Bar Cover - Garage Gym Lab
You know that feeling you get when you realize that you just discovered the best ______ (insert thing) you've ever had/used/tasted/etc...? Feels pretty cool, right? For me, I knew: That my wife was the greatest woman I had ever met when she showed up to take me to the airport after a couple days of knowing me with a bag of...

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Powerlifting Gym at Home

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Squats, and bench, and deadlifts, oh my! Whether you're a competitive powerlifter, an aspiring powerlifter, or just someone who wants to build total body strength centered around the main three lifts, having the right equipment is paramount if you want to make real progress. A great way to do that? Build a powerlifting gym at home. The problem that arises for powerlifting-minded people...

Fringe Sport Lone Star Power Bar Review

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Fringe Sport Lone Star Power Bar - Cover - Garage Gym Lab
Fringe Sport recently dropped the mic with their triple release of the new Lone Star Power Bar, the Longhorn Buffalo Bar, and the CeraColt Olympic Bar. Looking at their full barbell lineup, I think they may have just added three new starters to the roster. I've owned the original Fringe Sport Power Bar for over a year - this new bar...

Kleva Adroit Landmine Review

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Kleva Adroit Landmine - Cover - Garage Gym Lab
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 versatile, and relatively affordable. Until recently, landmines have mainly consisted of the same design with a two-way swivel joint. These have historically been rack-mounted or dropped...

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