Gym Closed? Work out at home for under $100!

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Last updated on April 8th, 2022 at 03:59 pmEveryone should have the ability to work out at home. That simple idea is why I built GymCrafter. With recent events (This article is being written in mid-March, 2020, right at the beginning of a shelter in place order where I live in Illinois), people who previously … Read more

Is Titan Fitness worth your money? An honest review.

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Last updated on May 21st, 2022 at 06:29 pmIf you’ve done any research at all into buying gear for your home gym, you’ve almost certainly come across Titan Fitness. You’ve also probably come across a variety of strongly held opinions about them. Very few other companies in the fitness industry are as polarizing as Titan … Read more

How to buy the best weight bench for your home gym

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Last updated on March 16th, 2021 at 01:39 pmWhen I was building my garage gym, I searched on Google for “what makes a great weight bench for a home gym”. The only results that came back were site after site listing their “best benches of 20xx”. There was no good advice. There was no one … Read more

What is Barbell Whip?

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Last updated on July 3rd, 2023 at 10:05 amI thought buying a barbell was going to be easy. It’s a metal rod that holds weight, how hard could it be? Apparently a lot harder than I thought. Did I want a 28mm or 28.5mm shaft? Did I want bearings or bushings? What kind of knurling … Read more

How to Hang a Heavy Bag in Your Home Gym

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Last updated on January 3rd, 2023 at 07:24 pmThe knock at my door was unexpected. It was my neighbor. “Hey, we’re moving, and we have to be out fast. If there’s anything over in my garage, you see that you might want, let me know. We’d rather not have to move most of it.” The … Read more

Body Solid GFID225 Weight Bench Review

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Last updated on August 28th, 2023 at 04:39 pmThere are few other pieces of equipment you’ll buy for your home gym that are as important or as used as a solid and reliable weight bench. When putting together my gym, a bench was one of the very first purchases. I went to my local Play … Read more

Choosing the Best Barbell for Your Home Gym

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Last updated on February 28th, 2021 at 06:33 pmHere, I’ll be covering the Olympic straight bar (also sometimes known as a power lifting barbell). This traditional straight barbell is usually the very first bar people add to their gym. It’s the king of the weight training barbells. You’ll most likely use it more than any … Read more