Vulcan Absolute Power Bar Review

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Vulcan Absolute Power Bar End Cap Garage Gym Lab
Vulcan Strength is perennially underrated in the gym equipment space. Located in my hometown of Charlotte, NC, they're a veteran-owned company who has been around since 2009. In that time, they've built a reputation for creating high-quality pieces, especially barbells and plates. Their recent releases of the new Stainless Steel Power Bar and the updated Absolute Power Bar demonstrate their commitment...

American Barbell California Bar Review

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Is it just me or did Cerakote bars become all the rage seemingly overnight? In the increasingly competitive equipment space, if you're not innovating or at least keeping pace with the innovators, you're putting yourself behind the proverbial 8-ball. The company behind the Cerakote frenzy? American Barbell. Since introducing Cerakote on barbells, companies like Rogue Fitness, Fringe Sport, and Wright Equipment have all...

Inzer Lever Belt Review

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Inzer Forever Lever Belt in Garage Gym
"You get what you pay for." I don't know about you, but I don't enjoy buyer's remorse. When I make a purchase, I hope to extract enough value from it to justify the price tag. The level of remorse is magnified of course when the price tag is higher, the psychological attachment is stronger, the perceived benefit is greater, etc... Does...

Fringe Sport Power Bar Review

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The Fringe Sport Power Bar is a relative newcomer on the power bar scene, but I've got a feeling this bar will be around for a while. Priced below $300, this offering from Fringe Sport represents a nice value when compared to some of the other power bars out there that are more expensive. While you're not going to get some...

Fringe Sport Weightlifting Bar Review

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Fringe Sport is beginning to really make a push into the barbell scene with more specificity in terms of lifting styles. They've recently launched the weightlifting bar, the hybrid bar, and the power bar, and they are doing so at very reasonable prices. In this review, I'll be taking a look at the weightlifting bar, which comes in at under...

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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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...

Rogue Ohio Power Bar Review

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This is a review of the black zinc version of this bar. If you'd like to read the review of the stainless steel version, please click here. True of False: The Rogue Ohio Power Bar is the best value power bar currently on the market. While there are some really nice power bars being introduced, some of which provide excellent value,...

Edge Fitness Slim Football Bar Review

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Edge Fitness Football Bar with American Flag
If you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan of specialty bars. The very first specialty bar I purchased was a football bar so I could give my shoulders a break from straight bar work and so I could also add some variety to my training. There are a lot of good options out there when it comes to picking a football/swiss...

Intek Functional Trap Bar Review

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Intek Functional Trap Bar with Intek Bravo Bumpers
Update: Intek has redesigned this bar and renamed it the ModF bar. You can read my updated review here I love this bar. No, like I REALLY love this bar. I'm actually a huge fan of trap bars in general for a number of reasons. I find the movement to be very natural, from the neutral grip to the efficient lockout. Because the...

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