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

Nordic weightlifting shoes

Nordic Lifting Weightlifting Shoes Review

One of the best weightlifting shoes under $100 More than 90% of the buyers have given 4-stars or more rating to the Nordic lifting shoes. Hundreds of them have agreed that these shoes are reasonably-priced and yet, they work as expected.  Nordic weightlifting shoes are available in two color options.  The white one gathers a

ethos wall rack

ETHOS Folding Wall Rack Review

Features and specifications of Ethos folding wall rack  Dimensions: 49.5” width X 92” height X 25” length  Weight: 159lbs Weight capacity- not mentioned  by the manufacturer but expected to be around 1000lbs Material: 11 gauge steel Frame size: 3” X 3” Comes with an adjustable pullup bar The uprights have adjustable floor levelers that help

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,

Core Weightlifting Shoes Review

Core Weightlifting Shoes Review

Decent pair of shoes available for under $100  To be honest, the Core weightlifting shoes aren’t as good as the Rogue Do-win shoes or the Reebok Lifter PR II shoes in terms of the quality of raw materials used and the overall aesthetic appeal. But, they work as expected, which is why they have made

Ethos power rack

ETHOS Power Rack 1.0 Review

Features and specifications of Ethos Power Rack 1.0  Dimension- 59” deep 58” wide and 85” tall Weight- 278lbs Weight-bearing capacity- 1000lbs Comes with a pair of j-hooks, spotter arms, and safety catches Made with 11 gauge steel Frame size is 3” X3”  Warranty information not provided by seller  Ethos power rack 1.0 is exceptionally stable,

Adidas Powerlift 3.1 weightlifting shoes

Adidas Men’s Powerlift.3.1 Shoes Review

The outsole of Adidas Powerlift 3.1 weightlifting shoes are made of abrasion-resistant material  The material is basically a type of EVA that Adidas uses in all its affordable range of weightlifting shoes and sports shoes, especially tennis shoes. Adidas calls it adiWEAR and claims that it has excellent abrasion-resistance properties. Plus, adiWEAR has pretty good

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

Reebok Lifter PR II weightlifting shoes

Reebok Lifter PR II Weightlifting Shoes Review

Reebok Lifter PR II shoes have EVA sole  Now, that’s the standard feature of most cross training shoes but weightlifting shoes usually have TPU sole. TPU doesn’t compress but EVA does.  Does it make any difference?  Yes, a lot! A sole that compresses is great for running, walking, and for high-intensity workouts like Insanity cardio, 

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

Rogue Do-Win weightlifting shoes

Rogue Do-Win Weightlifting Shoes Review

Rogue Do-win weightlifting shoes are probably the best value weightlifting shoes Sold under $100 (at the time of writing of the article) Do-Win squat shoes provide everything that you want to stay safe and train efficiently in your home gym.  They have 0.75” heels, which is neither too high nor too low.  So, you can

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

Mini Theragun

Mini Theragun Review

Features and specifications of Mini Theragun  Dimensions: 5.4 in x 4.3 in x 1.6 in Weighs just 1.4lbs Has a QX35 motor equipped with QuietForce technology to create minimum possible noise during operation Has an inbuilt battery with a battery life of 150 minutes Can work at three different speeds; 1750 PPM (percussions per minute),

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

Rep Fitness SR 4000 Rack Review

Rep Fitness SR 4000 Rack Review

Features and specifications of REP Fitness SR 4000 squat rack  Dimensions: base dimension is 73″ X 53″. You can choose from two different heights; 96” and 103”  Weight: shorter one weighs 230lbs and taller one weighs 237lbs  Weight capacity: 1000lbs Material: Made of 11 gauge steel with a 3” X 3” frame Hole spacing: 1”

Rogue Echo Bumper Plates V2 Review

Rogue Echo V2 weight plates are one of the best affordable bumper plates for home gyms  Rogue Fitness sells more than 10 different types of weight plates. The Echo V2 bumper plates and the HG 2.0 plates are the cheapest of all. Both of them are imported from China and built as per IWF standards.

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.  For pectoralis major, you need to do pec deck workouts. We have already created a detailed guide on pec deck workouts and how

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

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BRTGYM Deadlift Jack Review

Features and specifications of BRTGYM deadlift jack  Dimension- 4.5” X 17.5” X 10” (BXLXH) Weight- 5.7 lbs Weight-holding capacity- 600lbs  Material- carbon steel  Has a rubber-coated handle for ease of use Can hold both 2” and 1” barbells The barbell holder is lined with UHMW plastic to protect your bar’s knurling  It has a tripod

Should You Actually Spend Money on Rogue Fitness Bands?

Should You Actually Spend Money on Rogue Fitness Bands?

Rogue fitness bands are much more durable than what you can expect from cheaper latex bands Watch the demo video above. Do you think the standard $10 band sets have so much strength to let you do resistance band deadlifts with a loaded barbell? They will most likely snap after a few uses. Even the

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

Sunny Health & Fitness Power Zone Strength Rack Power Cage Review

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-XF9925 Power Zone Strength Rack Power Cage Review

Features and specifications of Sunny Health & Fitness SF-XF9925 power rack Dimensions: 50.4L x 65.1W x 82.9H in Weight- 134lbs  Weight capacity: 1000lbs Material: 14 gauge 2”X2” steel frame Comes with a pair of spotter arms and a pair of j-hooks Has 6 resistance band pegs; 3 on each side of the frame Has two

Hulkfit Landmine Attachment Review

Hulkfit Landmine Attachment Review

Can be mounted on most 2.5” X 2.5” squat racks  HulkFit claims that its landmine attachment is compatible with all squat racks that have a 2.5” X2.5” frame. Now, the major issue here is that most power cages are either made of 2”X2” tubing or 3”X3” tubing. 2.5”X2.5” frames are hard to find.  So, the

Rep Fitness Excalibur Bar Review

Rep Fitness Excalibur Bar Review

Features and specifications of the REP Fitness Excalibur Barbell  Available in 20kg and 15 kg weight. The lighter one is meant for women. Available in steel alloy with hard chrome finish as well as stainless steel coating. If you are training in hot and humid conditions, we would recommend the stainless steel bar because it

ROGUE OHIO BAR 2.0S Review

Rogue Ohio Bar 2.0S Review

Features and specifications of the Rogue Ohio Bar 2.0S Total Length- 86.75” Loadable sleeve length- 16.3″ Shaft diameter- 28.5mm Weight- 20kg  Tensile strength- 190,000 PSI Uses a patented bushing system for the rotation of the sleeves Has dual knurl marks and no central knurl marks The shaft has Rogue’s typical cerakote finish and the loadable

Inspire Fitness 210 LB Rubber Dumbbell Set Review

Inspire Fitness 210 LB Rubber Dumbbell Set Review

Inspire Fitness 210lbs dumbbell set arrives in three different boxes, which may not be shipped together  A lot of buyers got annoyed and left negative feedback because they assumed they had received an incomplete set. But don’t worry; you will end up receiving all three boxes, two of them would have the dumbbells and one

Fitness Gear Pro Half Rack Review

Fitness Gear Pro Half Rack Review

Features and specifications of the Fitness Gear Pro half rack  Dimensions: 51 .7 ” L x 65 .2 W x 85” H Weight: no information provided by the manufacturer Weight-bearing capacity: 600 lbs for j-cups, 300lbs for pullup bars, 180lbs for weight pegs (which is not true. Read below for details) Material: The 3” X3”

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

Fuel Pureformance Full Cage Review – The Budget Beast?

Features and specifications of the Fuel Pureformance Power Cage: Available in 6ft and 7ft height. Weight-bearing capacity is 600lbs as per Walmart and the manufacturer’s website. A few buyers, in their reviews, have stated that it is 500 lbs.  Accessories included: Safety catches, hooks, and a pullup bar There are built-in holes that serve as resistance band

Inspire Fitness FTX Functional Trainer Review

Inspire Fitness FTX Functional Trainer Review

Noteworthy features and specifications of the Inspire Fitness FTX functional trainer  Dimensions: 54 in x 40 in x 82 in Weight: 544 lbs (247 kgs) Training weight: 2 X 165lbs Resistance ratio: 1:2  Has two fully adjustable pulleys that can swivel up to 180 degrees Accessories included: Tricep Rope, 2 x Deluxe D Handles, Dual

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

Best Budget Squat Racks for 2022

Before we move to our list, let’s quickly understand if you really need a squat rack or power rack because you wouldn’t want to clutter your home gym with something that you don’t really need. We will also explain more about the difference between a squat rack and a squat stand. This article also intends

Fitness Reality 810XLT Power Rack Review

Fitness Reality 810XLT Power Rack Review

Features and specifications of Fitness Reality 810xlt Super Max Power Cage Dimensions:  50.5” L x 46.5” W x 83.5” H  Weight-bearing capacity is 800 lbs Accessories included: 2 chrome dual mounted safety bars, 2 safety locks, and 2 rear stability bars  The frame is made of 2” X 2” tubular steel which means it is

TDS Power Rack Review

TDS Power Rack Review

Features and specifications of TDS power rack  Dimensions: 48.5″ x 48″ x 82.5″ H Weight-bearing capacity: 1000 lbs Accessories included: J hooks and 1” solid steel safety bars, professionally knurled chinning bar Frame is made of 2” square gauge steel For height adjustment there are 31 holes, each 2” apart. The holes are numbered for

Hulkfit Power Cage Review

Hulkfit Power Cage Review – An Entry Level Beast?

The Hulkfit power cage has a yellow and black color combination, which makes it look different from the typical black and grey power cages. The 11 gauge steel construction, 1000lbs weight-bearing capacity, angled pull-up bar, multi-functional accessories, and a heavy weight are other notable features of this low-priced power rack.  It is suitable for almost everyone, even the athletes

Titan T-2 Series Power Rack Review

Titan T-2 Series Power Rack Review

Noteworthy features and specifications of Titan T-2 power racks  Image Source: Titan Fitness Dimensions  They are mentioned in the image above. Basically, T-2 series squat cages are available in two different heights. Shorter ones have a height of 70” and the taller ones stand 81” high. Everything else is the same.  Material: It is made

Titan Regular Olympic Barbell

Titan Regular Bar Review

Features and specifications of Titan regular multipurpose bar  Total Length- 86”  Loadable sleeves length- 16” Material- Cold-rolled steel with a tensile strength of 1.65,000 PSI and chrome finish  Bar weight- 45lbs Bar’s weight load capacity- 1000lbs Has dual knurl marks and center knurling Features brass bushings for spin Suitable for beginners, intermediates, and casual trainers

Yes4All Multifunctional Aerobic Deck

Yes4All Multi-Functional Aerobic Deck

Features and specifications of Yes4All Multi Functional Aerobic Workout Deck Dimensions: 44.3” X 13.4” X 8” (14” when raised) Weight- 32lbs Features ‘click and lock’ feet for easy adjustability  Minimum height – 8”. Maximum height – 14” The backrest can be adjusted to three angles; 25 degree, 50 degree, and 65 degree The top of

Leike Fitness Multifunctional Aerobic Deck Review

Leike Fitness Multifunctional Aerobic Deck

Features and specifications of Leike Fitness Aerobic deck  Dimensions: 47.4 x 13.58 x 14.02 inches Weight: 21.6lbs Weight capacity: 220lbs The height of the desk can be adjusted at two positions; 8” and 14” The backrest can be adjusted to four different angles. Can be used as a plyometric box, a ramp, a weight bench,

Reebok Fitness Deck Review

Reebok Fitness Deck

Features and specifications of Reebok Deck Dimensions: 47.83 x 13.27 x 13.78 inches Weight- 31lbs Weight-capacity- 330lbs  As mentioned above, the height of the deck can be adjusted at two positions; 7.9” and 13.8” The backrest can be tilted at three different positions There is a small storage compartment where you can keep your resistance

Power Systems Fitness Deck

Power Systems Fitness Deck

Features and specifications of Power Systems Fitness Deck  Dimensions: 48 x 13 x 8 inches. That’s the standard dimensions of most fitness decks except the Yes4All fitness deck that measures 4” less in length.  Weight: 31lbs Weight holding capacity: 330lbs  Has a small storage compartment for storing resistance bands, dumbbells, etc.  The backrest can be

Best Fitness Decks

Best Fitness Decks for Your Home Gym in 2022

Fitness decks are not as good as exercise bench but they are still better for small spaces  Image source: Dmoose Look at the above image. While fitness decks can handle your pressure and weight, a solid workout bench will obviously give you more confidence to train in any way you want.  Weight benches have a

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

Bowflex Xtreme Home Gym

Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym Review

Features and specifications of Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home gym  Dimension: 4’5” X 4’1” X 6’11” Approximate workout area that you would need: 8’ X 6’ X 5’ Product weight- 185 lbs  Max user weight- 300lbs  Uses Patented Power rod resistance.  Bowflex Xtreme 2 comes with 210lbs resistance. You can buy extra rods to upgrade

Marcy Smith Cage Machine Review

Marcy Smith Cage Machine Review

Features and specs of Marcy SM-4008 Smith Cage Machine  Dimension- 65” x 79.25” x 84.5” Dimension of the bench included with it- 68.25” x 26” x 45.5” Weight- No information provided by the manufacturer but buyers have stated that this smith machine weighs about 280lbs Weight capacities- 300lbs of smith machine, 100lbs of leg developer,

Best Cable Machines for Your Home Gym

Best Cable Machines for Your Home Gym

Cable machines help you target those muscles that often get ignored while working out with free weights. Since you will be moving the cables in non-standard directions and angles, you will be able to isolate those muscles that do not get to work while doing weighted squats or dumbbell flys.  Cable machine workouts are beginner-friendly

The Ultimate Rep Fitness PR-1100 Squat Rack / Power Rack Review

The Ultimate Rep Fitness PR-1100 Squat Rack / Power Rack Review

Website/Buying Experience easy modern simple Rep Fitness has a solid site located at repfitness.com. It is easy to use, modern looking and you can fully quote out the price for your rack with shipping before you buy it. Good experience overall in buying the Rep PR-1100. Customer Service A bit slow to respond Nice to

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

Escape Fitness Deck V2.0 Workout Platform review

Escape Fitness Deck V2.0 Workout Platform review

Features and specifications of Escape Fitness V2.0 workout platform  Dimensions: 8″ (flat), 38″ (extended) x 12″ x 48″ Weight: 29lbs Weight capacity: 375lbs  Has a storage bin where you can store resistance bands, small dumbbells, etc.  The backrest has steel tubing for extra longevity and can be adjusted at 30 degrees, 45 degrees, and 70

FLYBIRD Adjustable Bench Review

FLYBIRD Adjustable Bench Review

Features and specifications of the Flybird adjustable bench Dimensions: folded- 31.5″ L x 12.6″ W x 11.8″ H, unfolded-  42” X 42” X 15” Weight- 10 kg i.e. 21lbs  Weight capacity-  600lbs  Foldable and portable  Seat is made of soft synthetic leather pads with foam padding Adjustability of the Flybird adjustable bench 02 model- 6

Total Gym XLS 

Total Gym XLS Review

Total Gym XLS made its debut about two decades ago. Initially, it was used in rehab centers but, soon, the manufacturer realized its USP and started marketing it as a total home workout solution. To make it sound even more convincing, the manufacturer got it endorsed by Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley. Chuck Norris even

Everyday Essentials Olympic Trap Bar Review

Everyday Essentials Olympic Trap Bar Review

Trap bars are of two types – Open and Closed The standard trap bars have a closed hexagonal ‘trap’ area and you need to stand inside it. Look at the image below of the Everyday Essentials Olympic Hex weightlifting trap bar that we are going to review in this article.  Due to a the design,

Fitek Premium Open TRAP / HEX Barbell

Fitek Premium Open TRAP / HEX Barbell Review

Features and specifications of Fitek Open Hex bar Dimensions: 84” X 34” X 23” Weight: 32kg i.e. 70lbs Weight-bearing capacity: 650kgs/1400lbs  Loadable sleeve length- 20”  Compatible with 2” Olympic plates Has inbuilt jack for easy loading and unloading  Standard 1-year manufacturer warranty  You will love the thick handles  Just like Bells of Steel Hex bar

Kabuki Strength Trap Bar HD Review

Kabuki Strength Trap Bar HD Review

See the image below. This is a conventional trap bar. You will have to stand inside the hexagonal trap. In a way, you will remain trapped inside it, so the weights remain distributed to your sides instead of being in the front as it happens with barbells. This helps you maintain a proper form during

Hulkfit Olympic Open Trap Bar

Hulkfit Olympic 2″ HEX Open Trap Bar Review

The Hulkfit Olympic Hex trap bar is available in standard (i.e. closed) design as well as open design, so you can choose any one that suits your workout needs. Both the designs are available in chrome and black finish. As expected, chrome bars are more expensive because chrome coating helps prevent rusting and oxidation.  No

Yes4All Silencer Drop Pads

Yes4All Silencer Drop Pads Review

Features and specs of Yes4All silencer drop pads   Dimensions: 30” length x 24” width Available in 6” or 10” height and in three different colors Have a weight capacity of up to 400lbs Have handles for easy carrying and storage Made of high-density foam with PVC nylon cover Covered by one-year standard warranty Just

Bells of Steel-Open Trap Bar / Hex Bar 3.0 With Rotating Sleeves

Bells of Steel-Open Trap Bar / Hex Bar 3.0 With Rotating Sleeves

Noteworthy features of Open trap bar 3.0 by Bells of Steel Dimension: 59″ long x 23″ wide x 7″ deep  Weight- 47 lbs  Max load capacity- 700lbs The frame is made of alloy steel with a black zinc finish Has built-in bar jacks so the bar stands independently on its own unlike the standard trap

CAP Barbell Olympic Open Trap Bar Review

CAP Barbell Olympic Open Trap Bar Review

What is an open trap bar  As obvious from its name, it has an open design.  In our article on the Best Trap Bars, we have explained what trap bars are and why they are useful. If you are looking for one, you probably know enough about them.  Just in case you don’t know, trap

Best Open Trap Bars for 2022

Best Open Trap Bars for 2022

Is an open trap bar necessary?  No. They are not an absolute must-haves for home gyms or even for commercial places. Plus, no matter what upgrades are made, trap bars will never be as versatile as standard barbells.  But, if you have back issues or if you want to train heavy without straining your spine,

Fringe Sport Black Bumper Plates Review

Fringe Sport Black Bumper Plates Review

In this article, we will be reviewing the Fringe Sport Black Bumper Plates. We have used them for 5 years before writing this review, which means we are going to share our first-hand experience with you. These are the black bumper plates but Fringe Sports manufactures a few other types such as the color-coded bumper

Naked Nutrition Chocolate Whey Protein Powder Review

Naked Nutrition Chocolate Whey Protein Powder Review

Moreover, numerous protein supplements contain additives that aren’t even advertised on the labels. Some popular additives are caffeine, creatine, artificial sweeteners, etc. These unmentioned ingredients can cause insomnia, tremors, migraine, stomach issues, muscle cramping, dehydration, etc. (3)  No wonder why, even though the protein industry is booming, it is really difficult to find a product

How To Clean Horse Stall Mats for Your Home Gym

How To Clean Horse Stall Mats for Your Home Gym

Did you know commercial gyms and gym equipment are as dirty as a toilet seat (1)? 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

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

What Is the Best Smith Machine for a Home Gym?

What Is the Best Smith Machine for a Home Gym?

Have you seen a rack-like thing in a commercial gym that has a barbell attached to it? The barbell just goes up and down and can be hooked at whatever position you want. That’s a smith machine.  They are quite popular in commercial gyms because they eliminate the need for a spotter. Most people assume

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

Titan and Peakform Adjustable Kettlebells Review

Titan and Peakform Adjustable Kettlebells Review

Quick Video: Titan and Peakform Adjustable Kettlebell Instruction Manual The manual is the same for both and you can download it here. Intro In our previous blog, we had reviewed the Bowflex SelectTech 840 adjustable Kettlebell.  A major problem that we experienced with it is that it has an elongated shape, much longer than the

E-WIN Massage Gun Review

E-WIN Massage Gun Review

Quick Video: This is a fairly new product and its design and functionality is no different from the rest of the deep tissue massage guns that we have reviewed on our website.  That being said, E-win massage gun works as expected and comes with multiple attachments heads; each intended to be used on a specific

Gymreapers 7MM Weight Lifting Belt Review

Gymreapers 7MM Weight Lifting Belt Review

Weightlifting belts are not fashion accessories that gymgoers use to proudly display their V-taper and get a beastly look. Rather, they are an absolute must-have for people who lift medium to heavy weights. Plus, if you have back issues, you might use a weightlifting belt even if you are not training with a significant amount

xFyro ANC Pro Earbuds Review

xFyro ANC Pro Earbuds Review

Quick Video: One of our team members has recently put up a home gym on the second floor of his home. We all helped him put it together and it kept us really busy for weeks figuring out how to protect the floor, how to choose the right soundproofing solutions, which equipment should he use

Best High-End ($500+) Olympic Barbells

Best High-End ($500+) Olympic Barbells

This is the third and last article of our ‘best olympic barbell’ series. Here, we will be reviewing 5 high-end barbells meant for people who are already lifting a decent amount of weight and want to upgrade their existing barbell with something better. Some of the barbells listed here are meant for fitness freaks whereas

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

FLYBIRD Adjustable Dumbbell Review

FLYBIRD Adjustable Dumbbell Review

This is the second adjustable dumbbell that we are reviewing. The first one was the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell.  Bowflex dumbbells can be adjusted between 10 and 90 lbs, making them suitable for intermediate to advanced trainers. Plus, they cost around $450 for one piece, which most of us won’t be able to afford. 

Is a Black and Decker Polisher the Ultimate Cheap Self Massage Tool?

Is a Black and Decker Polisher the Ultimate Cheap Self Massage Tool?

Quick Video: Recently, we came across this Reddit thread where someone mentioned that BLACK+DECKER Random Orbit Sander/polisher is the best investment he has made for his home gym. Upon reading the whole thread we realized that a lot of people are using it for massaging their body!  Yes, just like you, we were shocked too! 

Bowflex 1090 Dumbbells Review

Bowflex 1090 Dumbbells Review

In our recent article on ‘How Much Space Do You Need for a Home Gym’, we had shared a list of products that we highly recommend for people who do not have much space. The list included adjustable kettlebells, adjustable dumbbells, and independent squat stands. These adjustable home gym equipment require minimum floor space and

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?

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

Best Elliptical Machines for Your Home Gym

Best Elliptical Machines for Your Home Gym

Elliptical machines provide a workout that seems to be a mix of running, stair climbing, and cross country skiing. All these are excellent cardio workouts, which is why ellipticals are the most sought-after cardio machines for commercial as well as for home use.  Now, when we talk about cardio workouts, we expect them to be

Bowflex Adjustable Kettlebell Review

Bowflex Adjustable Kettlebell Review

Adjustable dumbbells and kettlebells are great options for people who have limited space in their home gym. Most of these equipment can be adjusted between a very light weight to medium-heavy weight, making them suitable for most people. You don’t need to have too many of them lying around in your home gym. Just a

MOBO MAX Massage Stick Roller Review

MOBO MAX Massage Stick Roller Review

If you have been following our website, you would have come across the reviews of a lot of myofascial release tools that we have tried recently. In this article, we will be reviewing MOBO Max, a massage stick that helps you loosen up your tight and sore muscles by rolling it over them as well

Ridgid Shop Vac Review

Ridgid Shop Vac Review

Garages gather a lot of dust. If you are using it only to park your vehicles or store your old furniture, you may clean it once a week. But if you have converted it into a home gym, you will have to clean it more often because dust can make the floor slippery and your

RAD Roller Rad Helix Myofascial Release Tool Review

RAD Roller Rad Helix Myofascial Release Tool Review

There are not many tools available for massaging the back. The conventional foam rollers are too big and uncomfortable because they put a lot of pressure on the spine. The lacrosse balls are too small and they fly away. A few innovative products such as the Vertiball Wall Massager helps keep the ball fixed on

Commercial Electric 16 Inch Turbo Floor Fan Review

Commercial Electric 16 Inch Turbo Floor Fan Review

Cooling a garage gym is not as easy as it sounds. Most products that we have tried failed to meet our expectations even though they were some of the top-rated products on Amazon and Home Depot.  The Hessaire Portable Evaporative Cooler failed to remove the humidity from the air, making us feel as if we

KOA Elite Fascia Massage Tool Review

KOA Elite Fascia Massage Tool Review

Rest and recovery are highly underrated and neglected. While we are busy being consistent with our workouts, we fail to realize that exerting our muscles every single day can cause pain, inflammation, and even injury.  Resting and stretching helps release muscle tension, reduce inflammation, optimize recovery, as well as boost performance. But, fascia massage tools,

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

Black and Decker 14000 BTU portable AC Review

Black and Decker 14000 BTU portable AC Review

Quick Video: Quick Review Summary Features: effective for cooling 350 square feet area, comes a remote control, portable, has a self-evaporative design Pros: comes with an insulation kit, easy to set up, has four modes of operation Cons: Noisy for homes, ineffective for garages that are in use for storing the car, and for other

Best Mid Range $200-500 Olympic Barbells for Your Home Gym

Best Mid Range $200-500 Olympic Barbells for Your Home Gym

Being a giant large metal toothpick look, barbells are probably the simplest home gym equipment. But, you can’t just buy the cheapest one that you come across. You have to choose something that helps you stay safe and perform your exercises comfortably.  If you have just started weightlifting, you can choose any of the best

Best Treadmills for Your Home Gym

Best Treadmills for Your Home Gym

Buying a treadmill for home can be an overwhelming task. From $300 to $4000 or maybe more, these home gym equipment are available in a wide price range. Plus, you have too many brands and models to choose from, which ultimately leaves you confused and drained out. But, if you know how to select the

The ultimate guide to building a home gym

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Home Gym in 2022

Why Build a Home Gym? Well, these days there are more reasons to build your own home gym than ever. For one thing we have a pandemic sweeping the country and according to recent information it’s only going to get worse now with the Delta variant. A home gym is a fantastic way to still

Titan T3 Squat Stand vs the Rogue S-4 Squat Stand

Rogue S-4 Squat Stand vs the Titan T3 Squat Stand

Titan versus Rogue Fitness debate has picked up some heat during the pandemic when almost all of us are looking for affordable but good-quality home gym equipment.  There is no doubt that these two companies dominate the home gym equipment market. And, interestingly they manufacture similar products but Rogue’s prices are much higher than Titan’s. 

DYNASQUARE LAT Pulldown Bar Review

DYNASQUARE LAT Pulldown Bar Review

Quick Video: Quick Review Summary Name: Dynasquare LAT pulldown bar Features: Curved lat bar with 360-degree swivel so you can perform a wide range of exercises, carabiner is thick, durable, and corrosion-resistant Pros: Affordable, works as expected, can be used to lift decent amount of weight Cons: We didn’t find any major flaw Our Rating:

Titan T-3 Series Independent Squat Stand Review

Titan T-3 Series Independent Squat Stand Review

Quick Video: Quick Review Summary Name: Titan T-3 independent upright squat stand weight rack w/ pull up bar Features: Two independent uprights with J-hooks to hold the barbell, Westside hole pattern in the benching area, made of 11 gauge steel, optional pull bar available Pros: Stable H-shaped frame, high weight-bearing capacity, suitable for intermediate and

The Best Rowing Machines for Your Home Gym

Not many home gym equipment provide full-body workouts but rowing machines are an exception. This is why we at Home Gym Strength highly recommend rowing machines to people who have very limited space in their homes or garage. We also recommend it to people who are pressed for time and yet want to make the

9 Best Budget Olympic Barbells ($200 and under)

9 Best Budget Olympic Barbells ($200 and under)

So, like I was back in the day you probably are surprised by the high price of barbells these days. Some of that is due to the pandemic. But also it is true that a reliable barbell is not something you want to go with the VERY cheapest option on. I highly suggest you get

Thera Cane Massager Review

Thera Cane Massager Review

Quick Video: Quick Review Summary Name: Thera cane massager Features: Made of plastic, has 6 massage head, suitable for myofascial release  Pros: lightweight and long enough to help you reach the trigger points of your back even when you have limited shoulder mobility Cons: The massage heads feel slippery Our Rating: 4.5/5 Full Written Review:

NewMe Fitness Adjustable Kettlebell Handle Review

Quick Video: Quick Review Summary Name: NewMe Fitness adjustable kettlebell handle Features: made of stainless steel, comes with 1” or 2” loading pin, has two spin collars for 100% safety  Pros: durable, can handle heavy weight, ergonomic handle Cons: Limits the range of motion of certain exercises Our Rating: 4.5/5 Full Written Review: Kettlebells are

LOCKEROOM Pocket Physio MAX review

LOCKEROOM Pocket Physio MAX review

Quick Video: Quick Review Summary Name: Lockeroom pocket physio max Features: Pyramid-shaped manual massager with blunt massage head for trigger point massage, has smooth but grippy surface, has anti-skid base Pros:  durable and safe to use, effective for people who need a rather soft massage Cons: not effective for athletes and fitness freaks as claimed

5BILLION Peanut Massage Ball Review

5BILLION Peanut Massage Ball Review

Quick Video: Quick Review Summary Name: 5Billion peanut massage ball Features: Made of 100% natural rubber, has a groove to take pressure off the spinal bone Pros: Durable, grippy and anti-skid, easy to use on walls as well as floor, effective for neck and back muscles Cons: No major flaw found Our Rating: 5/5 Full