Getting Used to Working Out Without Pre-workout

What are Pre Workouts and Why Do People Use Them? A pre-workout supplement is a dietary supplement that is used to increase energy and alertness, improve concentration and focus, and enhance muscle strength. It may also be used to improve aerobic capacity, endurance and speed. The most common types of pre-workout supplements are amino acids,

What Do Flexed Vs Unflexed Abs Look Like

What Do Flexed Vs Unflexed Abs Look Like

Baywatch, Hollywood, Kardashian, and now the influencers. The one thing that all of these have in common is their fit lifestyle and glamorous physiques. What’s the one standard that defines their fitness? The abs- one of the most coveted muscle groups that most people spend an entire lifetime in chasing.  It’s a very common misconception

Can You Get Results from a 3 Month Bulk?

Can You Get Results from a 3 Month Bulk?

What is bulking? Bulking involves progressively increasing your caloric intake beyond your body’s requirements, together with intensive weight training. It is a muscle-gaining phase where you intentionally take in more calories than your body needs for a predetermined duration. These surplus calories eventually provide your body with the necessary resources to improve muscle strength and

Is A Home Gym Worth It?

Is A Home Gym Worth It?

Working out is no longer an additional effort in anyone’s life, it’s a lifestyle and a necessary part of your wellbeing. Working out is your best way to achieve a longer healthy life. However, not everyone is privileged to reach the optimum level of fitness, and not everyone’s looking for ultimate physical shape which is

shed gym

Can You Build A Home Gym In A Shed?

The idea of having a home gym sounds quite tempting but the only reason why a lot of people still hesitate to create their own workout space at home is the non-availability of enough space. Further, many of them also worry that lifting weights at home can damage their flooring and even the foundation. Some

creatine headache

Can Creatine Cause Headaches?

If you are reading this article, you are probably already taking creatine supplements and experiencing side effects such as headaches, or maybe you are planning to add it to your daily supplement list but worried if you could end up having a headache that could affect your productivity.   Over the years, Creatine has become one

What happens if you take Pre Workout Without Working Out?

What Happens if You Take Pre Workout Without Working Out?

What are Pre-Workout Supplements? Pre-workout supplements, more commonly known as “pre-workout” are products that mostly contain multiple ingredients and they’re designed to improve your physical state by improving your energy levels.  It is taken before a workout. It can be used by anyone who wants to exercise or by people who are looking to lose

Is it Fine to Jump rope in your Apartment?

Is it Fine to Jump rope in your Apartment or is it Dangerous?

Jump-roping is a game-changer in burning fat and upping your cardio game. An activity that used to be thought of as being exclusively for kids, women and boxers is now almost becoming a trend, because it gives a full-body workout and can be easily fitted into your busy schedules. If you are also interested in

What Exactly is Farmer’s Strength?

What Exactly is Farmer’s Strength and How Can You Get It?

When talking about strength and working out, most people’s minds tend to wander off to a singular place- the gyms. While it’s true that gyms have become a really popular concept in the 21st century, it wasn’t always this way.  People used to train using a variety of methods when gyms weren’t as widely available

Does the Six Pack Shortcuts Program Work?

Does the Six Pack Shortcuts Program Work?

Ever since Hollywood started promoting the idea of lean, athletic physiques, the world has gone crazy about abs. Perhaps, the most popular fitness jargon used in today’s world is “six-pack abs”. From bodybuilders to footballers, everyone seems to be rocking a six-pack these days.  Many people who start out on their fitness journey do solely

Do Jawline Exercises Actually Work?

A defined jawline is considered attractive without a doubt. Some people are naturally blessed with a chiseled jaw and angular features while others aren’t. Like the rest of our body, our facial muscles can also be exercised but the question is do jawline exercises work? Do Jawline Exercises Work? The jawline is defined as the

DIY Squat Rack – Is It Worth The Effort?

Building a home gym requires a significant one-time investment. Even if you want to start with just a few basic things, you may still have to spend a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the type of home gym you want to build.  If you have a bare minimum budget, you can

Why is My Squat So Weak and How Can I Improve it?

Why is My Squat So Weak and How Can I Improve it?

Doing squats is the perfect example of exercises that involve many muscle groups at once. Many professionals advise doing squats for the sake of better shape and stronger hip and lower limb muscles.  However, being of such importance, doing it requires proper training and adjusting for the technique itself. This, in addition to other reasons,

The Ultimate Box Squat Workout Guide

The Ultimate Box Squat Workout Guide

Squats are unquestionably the best lower body workouts. But, doing the same basic squats every day can get very boring. Plus, if you do them regularly, you may soon reach a squat plateau. So, it is very important to switch it up from time to time. Thankfully, there are numerous squat variations that you can

leg press foot placements

The 5 Different Leg Press Foot Placements and Their Benefits

The Squat is unquestionably the best leg strengthening exercise. But, squatting comes with significant risk, especially for people who have spine-related issues. That’s where leg press comes in. It is the second-most important weight-training exercise for the legs and the whole lower body. Leg press is much safer than squats because it doesn’t require you

The Ultimate Guide to the Pec Deck Machine

The Ultimate Guide to the Pec Deck Machine

If you want to build a Greek-god type upper body, you will have to isolate and exercise two different types of chest muscles; the upper chest muscles known as pectoralis major and the lower chest muscles known as pectoralis minor.  Chest fly or pec fly is your best bet for targeting the pectoralis major muscles

How to Build a Home Gym in a Basement

How to Build a Home Gym in a Basement

If you are looking for small home gym ideas, you have come to the right place. We have written numerous ‘how-to’ guides such as how to build a home gym on the second floor of the house, what color you should paint your home gym, how to have the best home gym lighting, and how

How to do decline bench press

How To Do Decline Bench Press The Right Way

If you want to have a well-defined chest, you need to work on the upper chest muscles as well as the lower chest muscles i.e. the pectoralis major and the pectoralis minor.  In this blog, we will brief you about decline bench press, an extremely effective exercise for targeting pectoralis minor.   As obvious from its

Sissy Squat

Everything You Want To Know About Sissy Squats

First thing; do not misunderstand ‘sissy squat’ because of its name. There is nothing sissy about it.  Rather, it is probably one of the most challenging squats you could practice. Because it doesn’t just require you to squat but also to lean back while doing so. Can you imagine how challenging it could be, especially

How To Use Resistance Bands To Create a Full-Fledged Home Gym Setup

How To Use Resistance Bands To Create a Full-Fledged Home Gym Setup

Let’s admit; resistance band workouts are not as interesting and appealing as pumping iron in a gym. They won’t give you the same feel and satisfaction that you will get when you deadlift 250lbs or bench press 150lbs. They won’t make you feel stronger and stronger every week when you add more and more weights

What you should know about Insanity cardio, power, and resistance workouts?

What Should You Know About Insanity Cardio, Power, and Resistance Workouts?

With so many people working out from home these days during the pandemic, the demand for online workout videos and fitness programs has soared tremendously. A virtual fitness market forecast report states that the demand for virtual fitness programs is going to experience a 30% CAGR by 2026. (1) Numerous fitness trainers have already started

What Color Should You Paint a Home Gym?

What Color Should You Paint a Home Gym?

A lot of people these days want to have their own home gym so they can train a little more privately and a lot more comfortably.  The idea of having your own workout space sounds really tempting and, with thoughtfully planning and a wise selection of workout equipment, you can set up an incredibly functional

How To Have the Best Home Gym Lighting

How To Have the Best Home Gym Lighting

Home gym lighting is an underrated and often-ignored aspect. Many of us still have our home gym in gloomy, unappealing, uninviting basements and garages, which is why we literally have to push ourselves to visit ‘our own temple of steel’ that we had created so fondly using our savings.  Don’t you think it’s time for

8 Health Benefits of Using a Treadmill

8 Health Benefits of Using a Treadmill

Treadmills are one of the most famous pieces of fitness equipment because they offer an easy way to get in shape. Treadmills come with many health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, reduced risk for obesity and other chronic diseases, increased bone density, and lower blood pressure levels. Let’s look at 8 ways that using a

How To Clean Horse Stall Mats for Your Home Gym

How To Clean Horse Stall Mats in Your Home Gym

Did you know commercial gyms and gym equipment are as dirty as a toilet seat? That’s another reason why you should build your own home gym (if you haven’t already started it during the Covid-19 pandemic). Our ‘Ultimate guide to building a home gym’ will provide you with detailed instructions and buying guides, should you

How To Build a Weightlifting Platform

How To Build a Weightlifting Platform

Before we begin, let us warn you that you will have to spend a generous amount of time and money to build a weightlifting platform.  Plus, DIYing is not everyone’s cup of tea. So, if you have never assembled anything in your life, not even IKEA stool, you may want to check out some  of

How To Prevent Your Home Gym From Smelling Like a Typical Gym

How To Prevent Your Home Gym From Smelling Like a Typical Gym

The biggest disadvantage of building your own home gym is that you will be responsible for keeping it clean and hygienic. And, that’s not an easy task! Instead of ‘Netflix and chill’, you will have to spend your rest day cleaning and disinfecting your workout space. If you fail to do that, your home gym

Should I Use A Fat Burner Supplement Along With Exercise for Losing Weight?

Should I Use A Fat Burner Supplement Along With Exercise for Losing Weight?

Are you tempted to use fat-burning pills because you just heard the magic they can do? Who doesn’t want a perfect shape and sturdy muscles without taking the grind? Shortcuts are not to be trusted, though, but fat burners do help, and there is no doubt about that.  Quality fat burners are made from some

Can You Put a Home Gym on the Second Floor?

Can You Put a Home Gym on the Second Floor?

You can and I am doing it now: Now, you will notice this home gym is still under construction and we actually do not have a significant amount of weight or equipment in it, yet. So yes, you can put a home gym on the second floor, provided you adhere to certain obvious limitations. To

How To Get the Smell Out of Horse Stall Mats

How To Get the Smell Out of Horse Stall Mats

Quick Video: No matter how expensive your rubber floor mats or yoga mats are, they will still have that peculiar rubbery smell. And sometimes, the smell is so overwhelming that it could give you a headache. Some people feel dizzy and some feel shortness of breath when they are exposed to the rubbery smell. Such

Are Horse Stall Mats Toxic?

Are Horse Stall Mats Toxic? We Bought an Air Quality Meter to Find Out!

Horse stall mats are horribly stinky and the smell refuses to go away anytime soon. Plus, they aren’t as aesthetically appealing as the rubber tiles specifically created for gyms. Yet, a lot of homeowners still prefer to use them instead.  Horse Stall Mats Are Cheaper  They cost about half of what a good quality rubber

How much space for a home gym

How Much Space Do You Need for a Home Gym?

Until last year, a lot of people believed that the idea of having a home gym is fancy and luxurious. But, during the worldwide lockdown we realized that a home gym is probably one of the best things that we can build for ourselves and our family members.  Sure, the initial investments are going to

The ultimate guide to building a home gym

How to Build a Home Gym – The Ultimate Guide

1. Flooring The first thing you want to sort out in a new Home Gym is what you will use for flooring. There are two main things you want to do here. The first is that you want to provide a good surface for working out. And the second is that you want to protect

What Temperature is Too Cold to Workout in Your Garage or Outside Gym?

What Temperature is Too Cold to Workout in Your Garage or Outside Gym?

Unless you are living in Arctic or Arctic-like conditions, you can safely exercise in your not-so-warm and cozy garage gym and even outdoors! That’s what American College of Sports Medicine claims.  It conducted an extensive study and concluded that you can safely exercise in most freezing conditions provided you exercise some precautions to prevent frostbite

How to Regain Your Deep Squat Mobility

How to Regain Your Deep Squat Mobility

Asian squat, Slav squat, and deep squat are the same thing. They require you to go deep in your squatting position until your buttocks touch your ankles or fall in their line.  Sounds easy. Isn’t it?  Well, the catch here is that you need to do this while keeping your feet properly grounded to the

Asian Squat vs the Slav Squat – Are They the Same Thing?

Asian Squat vs the Slav Squat – Are They the Same Thing?

Have you ever met an Asian, had an Asian friend, or have been to Asia? If so you might have realized that deep squatting, which most of us westerners dread to even attempt, is an absolutely normal thing for them! This is actually true of much of the non-western world. They can squat deeply while

How to Quickly and Easily Remove Rust Stains from a Barbell

How to Quickly and Easily Remove Rust Stains from a Barbell

Video Tutorial: Written Tutorial: Supplies/Tools: WD40 3 in 1 Oil Brass Wire Brush Attachments Drill (You can use any but here is the one I am using in the video) Blue Lint Free Shop Towels The quickest way I have found to clean rust off of a barbel is to use WD40, a cordless drill

Make your own Massage Gun for Less than $125

Percussive therapy, also known as vibration therapy, is highly recommended for people who are into competitive sports and even for fitness enthusiasts who love extensive and rigorous training. Numerous studies have proven that this therapy that provides an accelerated burst of pressure on the tissues, which: Helps the sore muscles heal faster, so you can

Strength Training and Fitness for Dogs

Strength Training and Fitness for Dogs

Note: This post was written by our great friends at Paw Portal! Paw Portal is working to make it easier for people to easily launch a responsible and ethical dog breeding business over the modern internet. We highly suggest you check them out! As always, we highly recommend you get your dog spayed or neutered

How To Drastically Improve The Strength Of Your Squat Over The Next 2 Months

How To Drastically Improve The Strength Of Your Squat Over The Next 2 Months

There’s a reason why the squat often ranks as the number one exercise for strengthening and building the legs. This powerful exercise recruits multiple muscle groups all at once, the quads, hamstrings, core, upper/lower back, to name but a few. The best strength athletes and bodybuilders from all over the world perform the squat. If

Why the Slavs Squat and How to Slav Squat

Why the Slavs Squat and How to Slav Squat

What is a Slav Squat?  The Slav Squat has taken the internet world by storm. The sensation is based on a squat that many people do around the world. The Slav Squat has been the subject of much discussion here at Home Gym Strength. Can Westerners Slav Squat? Are their calves too weak? How do

How Much Can the Average Man Squat?

How Much Can the Average Man Squat?

One interesting question that we have been getting online is “how much can the average man squat?” Many people are trying to figure out how much to squat. Luckily, we have done our research so you can know how much an average man can squat. Factors That Influence How Much a Man Can Squat  The

How Much Should You Squat?

How Much Should You Squat?

If you are just getting into working out or want to try something new, squatting might be for you. One of the most important parts of exercising is ensuring you do it safely. When you are squatting, there are some weights that are too heavy and could lead to injury. On the other hand, if

8 Reasons to Squat

8 Reasons to Squat

One of the best exercises to perform is the squat. This total body exercise is amazing for the body and can be performed at any level of your fitness journey. It is highly effective because it involves a compound movement, working numerous muscles and joints simultaneously. Squats primarily target the lower body. Some of the

The Best Fractional Weight Plates

When you will start lifting weights, you will find it much easier to add 5lbs every week. And, you will actually see a lot of muscle gains! You will feel motivated enough to keep continuing this pace for as long as you can.  For some weeks, it will feel challenging but doable. For some weeks,

Is Squatting 3 Times a Week Too Much?

Is Squatting 3 Times a Week Too Much?

Squatting is one of the most popular leg workouts in the world. There’s a good reason for it too. Squatting is one of the best ways to build leg strength. Squatting has been a part of workout routines for decades. But lately, some questions we’ve been getting a lot are: How often should you squat?

The Best Gym Sim Games

Let’s face it. Going to the gym is hard. It takes a lot of willpower just to even get yourself to the gym, let alone finish a workout. And these days, it’s tough to tell whether it’s even safe.  But there is a way to get ripped without ever leaving your home. Virtually ripped that

Programming 101

Programming 101

Disclaimer Writing programs is a mixture between science, guesswork and good judgement.  This article will be kept simple, so you don’t get lost in the details and can concentrate on getting results.  Please consult your doctor if you’re starting an exercise program after a long break or have any health or orthopedic concerns.  Long before

Ladies, Grab Your Weights

Ladies, Grab Your Weights

Weightlifting has long been a boy’s club. While the men’s sport has been featured in the Olympics since 1896, the women’s event didn’t make the cut until 2000. If you walk into any weight room today, you’ll probably still see it populated mostly with men. So where are all the women? Historically, women have been

What is the Hole Spacing of a Squat Rack and What is Westside Hole Spacing?

What is the Hole Spacing of a Squat Rack and What is Westside Hole Spacing?

Strength training is probably the most versatile and most effective form of exercise. But, the great reward comes with greater risks.  Miss one rep and you will find yourself pinned down by a barbell. Even if you are training lightly, a loaded barbell can still cause significant injuries. Unfortunately, such incidents are pretty common.  Thankfully,

How to Squat Without a Rack

How to Squat Without a Rack

If you think of working out like building a house, then squats would be like pouring the foundation. Squats are an essential move to help strengthen your lower body, and they help fortify the base for all the rest of your movements. Squats are a crucial move not only because they work so many different

Best Online Vitamin and Supplement Sites

Best Online Vitamin and Supplement Sites

Buying vitamins and supplements is big business. You can purchase them at your local grocery store, big box stores, warehouse stores, there are even specialty vitamin brick and mortar stores. It’s great to have so many options, but it is time consuming to drive around looking for your favorite vitamins and supplements. Purchasing them online

Power Tools for Squat Rack Assembly

Here are the tools I recommend for quickly putting together a squat rack: Provided wrenches are usually crap Get yourself an electric screw driver and/or a drill/driver to really level up your rack building skills So I have become an expert over the years at putting together racks. I have some tools I use to

Our Tips On How to Squat

Our Tips On How to Squat

Looking for tips on getting started squatting? While I definitely wouldn’t call myself a squat guru I would say that after 10 years of squatting I can at the least tell you how I learned and point you in the right direction. How to Squat Summary (Back Squat) Keep your feet at shoulder width or

Apps to Find Used Home Gym Equipment

Where To Buy And Sell Used Home Gym Equipment

Apps are essential to the modern world we live in and it’s no different when it comes to finding used home gym equipment. Here are the best apps I have found for this purpose ranked in order from most helpful to least. (Keep in mind things may work differently in your own market). 1. Facebook

The Best Rogue Fitness Alternatives for Squat Racks and More!

The Best Rogue Fitness Alternatives for Squat Racks and More!

Rogue Fitness is undoubtedly one of the most reliable brands for buying high-quality home gym equipment. From novice trainers to bodybuilders and athletes, it has something for everyone. Most of its products are manufactured in its own USA-based facility. They are all well-engineered and Rogue never hesitates to make improvements in its products as and

Marking the Holes on Your Rack/Cage to Easily Remember J-hook and Safety Pin Placements

DIY: How to Number the Holes on Your Squat Rack – Several Options

So one of the slight annoyances of having a squat rack/power cage is dealing with remembering where to place your J-hooks and Safety Pins for the big exercises like the Squat, Bench, OH Press and Deadlift. Recently I decided to solve this problem once and for all on my current Squat Rack housed in what

Can You Put Home Gym Flooring Over Carpet?

Can You Put Home Gym Flooring Over Carpet?

Affiliate Disclosure: This post contatins affliliate links. If you click on one of these links and then make a purchase from the linked advertiser, I’ll make a commission at no extra cost to you. Click Here to read my Privacy Policy and Affiliate Disclosure. Carpet, just like any typical home gym flooring product, provides cushioning