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Shorty Rackable Barbells from Rogue

Some people have unlimited space in their home or garage gym – but most do not. If you are in a tight space, a big long barbell can sometimes be a pain. Let’s look at shortened barbells – these barbells sacrifice some sleeve length so that they take up less room. Here’s an example – the brand-new Rogue 29mm Stump Bar – it’s a shortened Ohio bar. It’s shorter, lighter, but still fits in a standard width rack or bench. A shorter bar has many advantages, especially if you have a small space in your house or garage. And even if your barbell is small, an excellent compact barbell can still provide you with the same benefits typical barbells offer. You can also do different lifts with shorter barbells, like powerlifting, Olympic lifting, and more. Rogue has several options, including a women’s bar: Rogue 29mm Stump Bar – Overview Rogue also offers shorter barbells. These barbells are manufactured in the USA and are the shorter versions of the stainless steel Ohio Power Bar. These barbells allow you to train exactly [Read more …]

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Stainless Steel Barbells from American Barbell

Need a barbell? Stainless steel might be the best finish for your average high-humidity garage gym. Here’s the Stainless Steel Barbells currently offered by American Barbell. American Barbell makes the best barbells on the planet, and you can feel the difference when you pick one of them up. They are in the business for more than 40 years and have set the standard in barbell technology and quality. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: American Barbell – Stainless Steel Barbells – Overview American Barbell is the exclusive provider of fitness equipment to some of the most prominent commercial gym chains in the industry. Their equipment are seen in Gold’s Gym, Orangetheory, Planet Fitness, Universities, Military Bases, and various domestic and international strength and conditioning facilities. They specialize in barbells, but they also have custom plates, dumbbells, gym design and installation, and other strength and conditioning equipment. Stainless Steel Barbells from American Barbell are some of the best Olympic barbells on the market today. They have an innovative needle-bearing design and stainless steel shaft at [Read more …]

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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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Rackable Short Barbells from Rogue

Need to work out in a constrained space? A Rackable Short Barbell from Rogue may help. Not everyone has a huge home gym or garage to stock up all the equipment for training. Squat racks with Olympic barbells can take up so much space, but a barbell is necessary if you are a lifter or involved in weight training. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Rackable Short Barbells from Rogue – Overview Good thing short barbells were invented, making them perfect for athletes with limited space. Short barbells are shorter than standard Olympic bars. The size of the standard Olympic bar is 220cm with around 52″ shaft length between collars. Short barbells are less frightening and are an upgrade from dumbbells. They are also ideal in a low-height basement and need less room as you move around. Rackable Short barbells from Rogue enable you to rack the bar on any standard rack and complete movements that haven’t traditionally been possible with short bars, such as the snatch and overhead squats with its standard gap [Read more …]

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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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Barbells from American Barbell

Let’s see the Barbell options from American Barbell. If your goal is to get stronger, the secret is to pick up and lift those barbells. They look so simple but don’t be deceived because they are also challenging to use aside from their weight. But if you get the hang of it, barbells are a powerful tool and can greatly benefit your health. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Barbells from American Barbell – Overview Training using a barbell is one of the best ways for strength training. Doing barbell presses, squats, deadlifts, and Olympic lifts produce a great result in the development of stamina, strength, and muscular size. Even if they are very heavy, barbells can be grasped in the hands and move straight over the center. The remarkably flexible nature of barbells provides small improvements in force to be utilized to the whole body. These small improvements grow into astonishing increase in the size and strength of your body. American Barbell is a design and production company that delivers products to the [Read more …]

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New Camber Bar from Rogue – MG-4CN Narrow Multi Grip

We like camber bars – they make your training more efficient – and even better are multi-grip bars – which let you grip the bar in just the right way. Rogue has a new Camber Bar called the MG-4CN Narrow Multi Grip Camber Bar. This has a more narrow range of grip selections, as compared to their other camber bars. Rogue’s Multi-Grip Bars, including the MG-4CN Bar, are rackable on traditional power racks and compatible with Olympic plates. This kind of bar can be highly beneficial in lessening the strain on the wrists and shoulders while doing press movements and supporting the triceps for superior lockout. Get the MG-4CN Narrow Multi Grip Camber Bar, only from Rogue Fitness: MG-4CN Narrow Multi Grip Camber Bar – Overview Adapted from the design of the MG-4C Camber Multi-Grip Bar, the MG-4CN Narrow Multi-Grip Camber Bar is valued by its slimmer frame (7.1” wide vs. 10”) and shorter/thicker handles (5” long vs. 6.75” long, 32mm diameter vs. 28.5mm). The friction welded sleeves are available with 9” or 15.5” of loadable length, utilize the same [Read more …]

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Half Racks

Make the most of your garage gym floor space with a Half Racks. What’s a half rack? It’s all the safety, convenience, and stability of a 4 post power rack – in a much smaller foot print There are two types of lifting racks that you can add to your home gym—half rack and full rack. A half rack has a compact size perfect for a smaller space, while a full rack is a massive cage in full size compared to the half rack. There’s a variety of half racks to choose from: Half Racks for your Garage Gym – Overview A half rack contains a solid base with two metal bars that extend up to the top. These bars attach at the top by a fourth bar for added stability. It has a spotter that keeps you safe and catches the weights when something goes wrong. A half rack is cheaper than a full rack and takes less space in your home gym. You can also exercise more easily outside the half-rack than a full rack, giving you more [Read more …]

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Adjustable Handheld Weight Roundup

Let’s take a look at Adjustable Handheld Weights – like dumbbells and kettlebells. Dedication is key to maintaining an exercise routine. But it is not always easy to stick to your routine or go to the gym when you have a tight schedule. Good thing there are adjustable handheld weights that you can just grab for a 20-minute strength training. Why are hand weights a good thing? Because they can be used to balance out weakness in one arm or the other – we call that unilateral exercise. Adjustable weights are a must – so you can slowly progress from a lighter weight to a heavier weight. Here’s a selection of adjustable hand-held weights, available from Rogue Fitness: Adjustable Handheld Weight Roundup – Overview Unlike standard weights, adjustable weights can help you train more efficiently and achieve your fitness goals. You can easily shift to lighter or heavier weights without removing weight plates with adjustable handheld weights. They are compact, very convenient to use, and can be stored smoothly. With adjustable weights, you can do more types of exercises. Adjustable [Read more …]