Is It Safe to Build a Home Gym on the Second Floor?

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Last updated on May 21st, 2022 at 05:45 pmSometimes my imagination gets the best of me. As I was using my treadmill the other day (it’s in an upstairs bedroom), I envisioned my 205 lb. frame riding the 350 lb. treadmill as it crashed through my floor into the garage below. I’m fairly sure that … 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

How to Get Top Dollar For Your Used Fitness Equipment

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Last updated on March 10th, 2021 at 03:12 pmI have owned not one, but two Bowflex home gyms in my training lifetime. A bunch of years back, I owned two of the exact same model within about a year of each other. It’s too long of a story to explain here, but the short version … Read more

The Best Ways to Light Your Home Gym, A Complete Guide

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Last updated on January 19th, 2023 at 12:01 pmEvery time I was in my garage working out, something always felt a little off. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something just didn’t seem right. Then spring came and for the first time in several months I opened the garage door before I started … Read more

The Best Way to Save Money on Your Home Gym

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Last updated on February 28th, 2021 at 06:38 pmOne of the most commonly asked questions by folks putting together a home gym is, “How much will it cost?”. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to have a highly useful and enjoyable home gym. In some cases you don’t have to spend any … Read more

Body Solid GFID225 Weight Bench Review

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Last updated on July 7th, 2021 at 01:50 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