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The Best Places to Buy Home Gym Equipment Online

In Equip Your Gym, Guides by Tim Steward

Last updated on November 15th, 2022 at 03:27 pmMost people building a garage or basement gym can’t go to a local store to see, feel, and try things before buying them. There simply aren’t that many stores in the world that display and sell quality home gym gear. Big box retailers and sporting goods stores have some stuff, but it’s primarily low to mediocre quality, and there isn’t much of an assortment. There certainly aren’t any …

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14 Books That Every Home Gym Owner Should Read in 2022

In Equip Your Gym, Guides by Tim Steward

Last updated on November 13th, 2021 at 06:30 pmThere are a lot of books out there that would benefit you as a garage or basement gym owner. There are also a lot of books that are mediocre at best and misleading at worst. I know because I’ve read a couple hundred of them. And out of all of those, there are shockingly few that I would say everyone should own, read, and keep around for …

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The Ready State Virtual Mobility Coach Review – Does it Work?

In Programs by Tim Steward

If you train regularly or play a sport, having an effective mobility program in your health and fitness toolkit is essential. The same is true if you are feeling those creeping aches and pains that come with age. As someone who is 50 years old, participates in several sports, and trains six days a week, I am constantly searching for the perfect mobility program. A daily mobility practice is one of the only reasons I …

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Center Barbell Knurl – Does Your Home Gym Barbell Need It?

In Equip Your Gym by Tim Steward

If you are shopping for a new barbell, one of the options you’ll see is whether or not to get one with a center knurl. To many people, this option is confusing. What is a center barbell knurl? Why would you want one or not? Does it even matter? A center barbell knurl helps prevent the bar from slipping on your back while squatting and also helps to align the bar properly when lifting. Traditional …

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Power Bar or Olympic Bar – Which is Better for Your Home Gym?

In Equip Your Gym by Tim Steward

When selecting a barbell for your garage or basement gym, you’ll typically end up choosing between two basic categories: Power bars and Olympic weightlifting bars. Knowing the differences and which will work better for you is important for many reasons. The best type of barbell for most basement and garage gym owners is a power bar. It’s well suited for almost every type of lift and can serve as the only bar you’ll need in …

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Should You Use EVA Tiles for Home Gym Flooring?

In Guides, Plan Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on October 27th, 2021 at 09:40 amIf you go to almost any home improvement or sporting goods store (in person or online) and search for “home gym flooring,” you’ll almost always find EVA as a recommended option. EVA is one of many different materials explicitly marketed as “home gym flooring.” The problem with most of them is that they are not well-suited for that job and this is especially true of EVA. EVA …

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MAPS Anabolic Review – The Ideal Garage Gym Training Program?

In Programs by Tim Steward

Last updated on July 13th, 2022 at 02:13 pmProperly designed and effective programming is the key to getting results from your home or garage gym. The problem is that the internet is littered with crappy programs sold mostly by fitness models. Their six-pack abs and toned bodies sway thousands of people into spending millions of dollars. The problem is that 95% of all the exercise programs sold on the web and social media are mediocre …