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How to Improve Your Home Gym Air Quality

In Guides, Maintain Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 02:16 pmWhat if your home gym, the thing you built to improve your health, is actually making you sick? What if an often overlooked factor was causing you health issues? Surprisingly, this is the case in more than a few home gyms. We put a ton of effort into choosing every detail in our gym. We stress over weights, machines, benches, racks, accessories, and more. We then often …

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7 Steps to Warming up a Cold Home Gym

In Guides, Plan Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 02:01 pmBaby, It’s Cold Outside! As I write this article, it’s early November and 32 degrees outside. My morning walks are marked by newly formed frost and the flowers and warm weather of summer are a fading memory. It’s time to settle in for another dark, cold winter season. For me, winter marks a change in my activities. It’s a period during which I tend to dedicate an …

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What Kind of Dumbbells Should I Buy?

In Equip Your Gym, Guides by Tim Steward

Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 01:03 pmOne of my favorite additions to my home gym has been my set of dumbbells. A nice set of dumbbells moves you miles closer to never having to use a commercial gym again. They can be used for a tremendously wide array of exercises and for me, are even more important than the Olympic bar and bumper plates (see my article on bumper plates here). I work …

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What Are Kettlebells And Should I Have Them In My Home Gym?

In Equip Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 01:22 pmWhen building a home gym, it’s important to make sure the equipment you pick is both versatile and effective. There are few, if any, implements that meet those requirements better than the kettlebell. For those in the know, kettlebells are an easy addition to their home gym. For those that aren’t, you may find yourself asking, “What is a kettlebell and do I need them?” History… Kettlebells …

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Are Bumper Plates a Good Choice For a Home Gym?

In Equip Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on March 9th, 2021 at 03:28 pm**Since writing this article, I have purchased new bumper plates and written a more complete guide on weight plates. This article is a great primer on deciding between bumpers and standard plates. I actually ended up buying both. See why in my highly detailed guide to weight plates here. You can see all the gear I currently own, use, and recommend as well as what I recommend for …

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Quick and Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Gym Clean

In Guides, Maintain Your Gym by Tim Steward

Last updated on August 18th, 2021 at 07:51 pmThe point of a home gym is to use it, right? That means we need to actually enjoy spending time there. One of the best ways to do that is to ensure that our home gym is clean, free of bacteria, and smells fresh! I don’t know about you, but when I’m done with my workout, I’m usually exhausted. I go hard in the gym and love every minute …