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Gym Equipment

Open Trap Bar Handles from Rep

Make your Rep Open Trap bar more versatile with these new Open Trap Bar Handles from REP. A trap bar is a specialty bar that delivers equal weight distribution around the body instead of just in front like a traditional deadlift. It is beneficial and versatile, allowing you to step in and out of the bar, and doesn’t restrict the lower body’s range of motion. This makes the bar useful for various movements, such as lunging, squatting, and carrying. Only from Rep: Open Trap Bar Handles The Open Trap Bar Handles comes in different sizes to accommodate different people. For individuals with smaller frames or lifters who want to lift using a narrower hand positioning, the Narrow Handles (23” handle to handle) are recommended and ideal. Standard Handles (25” handle to handle) are common for most trap bars on the market and will work for all-sized lifters. Wide Handles (27.3” handle to handle) deliver a wider hand positioning for people who have broader shoulders or want more upper back and trap activation. All the handles come in stainless steel. The [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Innovative Open Trap Bar from Rep

Trap bars are great – they let you deadlift without the bar scraping up and down your shins. But Rep Fitness thought they could do even better – check out the new Open Trap Bar. It’s the most innovative trap bar in the game – can’t call it a hex bar because it’s open! With an open trap bar, you can perform some movements better than with a closed bar and even execute new movements that are not achievable using a closed bar. It is exceptionally well-balanced and comes with a built-in deadlift jack—one of the best features of an open trap bar. A trap bar you can use for safety bar style squats – and it is rackable? Where do I get one? Only from Rep: Open Trap Bar – Overview The Open Trap Bar has a level and open design allowing you to step in and out of the bar and won’t restrict the range of motion of your lower body. This makes the bar functional for numerous movements, such as pressing, lunging, and carrying. The handles are [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Trap Bar for the Garage Gym

Let’s look at Trap Bars – also called hex bars. Trap bars are bars bent into angles and welded into a hexagonal shape. The hexagon has two large handles combined in the center, so you can step in the middle and pick it up by the handles instead of putting it on your back. The trap bar strengthens and grows the glutes, quads, hamstrings, low-back muscles, traps, lats, and your grip, and other muscle groups. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Trap Bars – Overview Trap Bars require less technical proficiency and are simple to learn, so you can enjoy less stress on your lumbar spine than when using barbell deadlifts. Trap bars are more useful when you are learning to lift because they are user-friendly, assist with positioning, and train you about correct leg drive. The trap bar activates the quadriceps more, and this is because you are closer to your center of gravity, so your body is in a better position to lift. It is a great option if you want to [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Boneyard Collars for Oly Weightlifting Barbells

Guess what just hit the Boneyard – a big selection of Olympic Barbell Collars. Let’s take a look at Boneyard Collars for Olympic Weightlifting Barbells. A barbell collar is a vital part of weightlifting and is placed on barbells to keep the weight disk from becoming too wobbly and to avoid detaching from the bar while in use. The collar is fastened on the outer side of the disk and can be secured into place by some means, usually by a spring, bolt, or clamp-type mechanism. The Boneyard is where Rogue puts items that aren’t quite cosmetically perfect – at a decent discount. (And they are fully functional, of course!) Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Boneyard Collars for Olympic Weightlifting Barbells – Overview Weight lifting is an elaborate and complicated science. The tiniest movement of the weight disc can affect your stability and balance and your ability to raise the weight. The barbell collar helps by keeping the weight from shaking or slipping around on the bar, helping you to remain steady. It [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Olympic Barbells from Force USA

Let’s review Olympic Barbells from Force USA. Olympic Weightlifting activities are a standard element in the strength and conditioning programs of amateur and professional athletes. It combines the use of two different lifts that expect the athlete to lift a weighted barbell from the platform to an overhead position in an explosive fashion. These two lifts are the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch, and they require a mixture of maximal strength and maximal speed. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Olympic Barbells from Force USA – Overview Force USA manufactures strength equipment guaranteed with the best quality that will save you years of trouble. All their products, including barbells, are produced in the USA and manufactured to satisfy strict quality standards required at every step of the production process. They offer various levels of weight training barbells for beginners and serious powerlifters. If you are looking for a barbell, some features should be thought of to ensure you are getting the right one. The first is the type of bar. Olympic Barbell is [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Black Friday Sales 2022 for Gym Equipment

Let’s take a look at the Garage Gym Black Friday Sales 2022. The sale of the year is finally here! Whether you have curated your wishlists or been anxious about Black Friday, we have early offerings for you from your trusted fitness brands. Get big discounts and great deals and furnish your dream home or garage gym now. Here’s the best Black Friday sales for gym equipment in 2022: Garage Gym Black Friday Sales 2022 – Overview Black Friday is the largest retail sales day in the United States, which is also the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Retailers usually unveil various in-store sales on everything to commence the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday is not until November 25, but as early as now, we’ve got great deals for you that will bring a thrill to your November. From bumper plates to power racks to rucksacks, we have everything to support your fitness and help you dress up your home or garage gym. We’ve got your favorite brands—Rogue, GORUCK, Force USA, Rep Fitness, Torque USA, and Get RX’d [Read more …]

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Rucking

Rucker with Camo Interior

Here’s a new option for the Rucker – you can get a Rucker with Camo Interior. The Rucker is now upgraded for a more comfortable rucking and to make it even easier to maintain your equipment. It is the most comfortable rucksack ever made and the tool to make you stronger if you train hard on dirt, grass, and concrete. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Rucker 4 Review The Rucker 4 is great – check out my in-depth Rucker 4 review. This is not the camo interior model – but this camo exterior model works just the same. Rucker with Camo Interior – Overview What significant change did GORUCK make in Rucker 4? All interior pockets are now velcro closure with huge pull tabs, so you can work them even with gloves on, even when it’s cold out. This makes your Rucker more durable than ever before. The top padding of the interior Ruck Plate Pocket is reinforced, so your ruck will naturally slide forward a bit on your back when you do [Read more …]

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Rucking

GORUCK Black Friday Sale 2022

GORUCK has GORUCK Holiday Deals – all month long. This is the Black Friday sale for 2022 – if you want great rucking gear at the best discounts of the year. Get up to 40% discount on your most coveted rucksacks, sandbags, and more on GORUCK’s Black Friday Sale. Everything is available while supplies last, and particular rucksacks can sell out earlier. Get them before they’re gone. GORUCK Holiday Deals: GORUCK Holiday Deals – Black Friday Sale 2022 – Overview When it comes to rugged and bulletproof backpacks/rucksacks, one name that stands out is GORUCK. GORUCK builds the best, most rigid rucking gear to equip the rucking revolution. Not only are their rucksacks tough, but their footwear, apparel, and equipment are equally tough and indestructible. And because they are made from excellent materials, their products also come with a high price tag. But you don’t have to worry because these products will last you a lifetime, especially since they are all backed with GORUCK’Scars Lifetime Guarantee. The Black Friday Sale is the best time of the year to take advantage [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Osprey Commercial Power Cage (3×3)

Fringe Sport is shaking up the power rack business with their new Osprey Commercial Power Cage (3×3). It’s an “Open Source” design – that means the plans and specifications to build one are freely available. Hopefully we’ll see lots of rack accessories for this design too! The Osprey Commercial Power Cage (3×3) is Fringe Sport’s best squat rack ever made after 12 years of providing equipment to garage gyms, CrossFit boxes, professional sports teams, and more. This rack results from years of improving lives through strength and witnessing how their customers use their racks. The Opsrey Commercial Power Cage – only from Fringe Sport: Osprey Commercial Power Cage (3×3) – Overview Unlike other squat racks that are expensive, have low flexibility, and have few attachments, the Osprey Commercial Power Cage is cut above the rest. The base Osprey cage comes in at 40% less with free shipping than most commercial options while offering the same thick steel, masterful design, structure, and weight limits that exceed all world record lifts. It is backed by Fringe Sport’s double-lifetime warranty. This rack is [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Affordable Lat & Lift Cable Pulley System from Fringe Sport

Here’s a new option for your garage gym – the Affordable Lat & Lift Cable Pulley System from Fringe Sport. Getting a functional trainer at around $2,500 will allow you to do cable work and get auxiliary lifts like tricep push downs, lat pull downs, overhead extensions, and more. Another option to do these exercises is to go to your local gym and wait several minutes before it becomes available. But what if there is a hassle-free alternative at an affordable price? Only from Fringe Sport: Affordable Lat & Lift Cable Pulley System – Overview With the Lat & Lift Cable Pulley System from Fringe Sport, you no longer have to go through all the hassle of getting a huge space for a functional trainer, spending so much money, or going to the gym and waiting for your turn. This system brings all the benefits of a robust functional trainer to your garage gym for only $69. It is small but powerful at 285 lbs of lifting capacity with powder coated pulley and plate holder, chrome-covered steel bar attachments, and [Read more …]