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
Tag: resistance training
Equipment Review: Maybe Don’t Buy Perfect Fitness’ Ab Straps
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
Equipment Review: Bowflex SelectTech 1090
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
Full Body Workout – Deadlift Focus
I am two weeks into my new training program, and what's really special about this one is that I've got my younger brother working with me, too. I'm usually pretty good about making time to lift, but between the two of us, we knew we'd face some difficulties in staying consistent. However, we're two weeks … Continue reading Full Body Workout – Deadlift Focus
Workout: Lower-Body Strength and Endurance
I'm going to approach this workout like someone with an intermediate training knowledge base, but physically speaking, like a beginner.
Guest Blog: “Casual Savagery” Explained
Guest blogger John Greaves III of Garage Gym Life explains the concept of "casual savagery."
We’re training tonight! Try this lower body workout
If you haven't gotten your lift in today, try mine and let me know what you think. We're going heavy with squats, and adding cleans, lunges and some core work.
The Shoulder Exercise You Shouldn’t Skip
If I can do just one shoulder exercise, I'm going with internal/external rotations.
Equipment Review: Dip Bars for Valor BD-7
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.
Equipment Review: Mava Knee Wraps
Mava's knee wraps are an outstanding combination of comfort, performance and quality.