You know I like T-bar rows. I told you so before, when I sang the praises of the land mine I bought. I've been using a narrow-grip pulley attachment with it, but with my latest purchase, I'm one step closer to a garage gym T-bar row. This is the first piece of equipment I've had … Continue reading Equipment Review: A Step Closer to a Garage Gym T-Bar Row
One of my favorite pulling movements is the chest-supported T-bar row. When I was still a gym patron, my upper-body pull days would almost always feature this lift, along with pull-ups or chin-ups, cable rows, pulldowns, and dumbbell rows. In garage gym life, the T-bar setup is more challenging: Not only is it a prohibitively … Continue reading Equipment Review: Save Space With This Land Mine
Toward the tail end of 2016, I bought the Perfect Fitness Ab Straps for hanging leg raises. I liked the price point, and Perfect Fitness (you probably recognize them more for their as-seen-on-TV Perfect Push-Up equipment) seemed to have carved a respectable foothold in the equipment industry for niche products. As far as pads strapped to … Continue reading Equipment Review: Maybe Don’t Buy Perfect Fitness’ Ab Straps
The time came for me to finally pony up and invest in more dumbbells. It's been coming for a while now — not only has my rack housed the lonely 10s, 25s and 40s I've had for a couple years now, but I'm getting stronger in all of my lifts. On top of that, I'm … Continue reading Equipment Review: Bowflex SelectTech 1090
Will the Dead Wedge help you shatter your PRs, brah, or ultimately shatter your perception of what the deadlift can be? Nah. But it's a quality-of-life add, to be sure.
One question I get a lot is about the shoes I wear when I share photos of my garage gym.
I was delighted to find that Valor made these handles after I'd bought my BD-7. They feel high-quality and stand up to the same kind of punishment you'd inflict on a commercial dip station.
Mava's knee wraps are an outstanding combination of comfort, performance and quality.
I've been using the Valor BD-7 regularly for almost two years, and I have to say I'm still pleased with my purchase. I would recommend it to anyone operating within a budget.
Quick fix: This bumper plate rack. (I definitely enjoyed free shipping on this one.)