The History of Weightlifting

The History of Weightlifting and Strength Training

When you think of weightlifting, you probably think of heavy barbells, crazy training schedules, and indoor spaces filled with a wide variety of equipment. Strength training has come a long way from its prehistoric roots.  In the early days, crowds gathered in Greek Coliseums to watch men compete in strength training competitions. Today, many people

7 Best Resistance Bands For a Full-Body Workout at Home

7 Best Resistance Bands For a Full-Body Workout at Home

Did you know the flimsy-looking, inexpensive, lightweight resistance bands can give you as good workout benefits as you can achieve from free weights such as dumbbells and kettlebells?  Various studies have proven that resistance exercise bands offer almost similar benefits such as involving all major muscle groups of your body, increasing your stability and balance,

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?

Squatting is a very popular exercise that can be done with kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells, or even your own bodyweight. 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

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

VALOR FITNESS BD-7 POWER RACK WITH LAT PULL

Valor Fitness BD-7 Power Rack Review

The fact that you need to do different kinds of exercise at home doesn’t mean you must empty your account to buy all sorts of home gym equipment which, often times, harm you in different ways while using them.  Guess what! Staying fit at home is fun, affordable and safe if you use the right

The best push-up bars and push-up handles for your home gym

The Best Push-up Bars and Push-up Handles for Your Home Gym

If you aren’t finding the regular pushups challenging enough, it’s time to buy a push-up bar or push-up handle. These inexpensive home gym accessories are meant to increase the intensity of your workouts. They make you engage more muscles than what is required during regular pushups.  The more muscles you engage, the more benefits you

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

What are Fractional Weight Plates and How Should They Be Used?

When you walk into pretty much any gym in the country and head over to the squat or bench area, you’ll find your standard olympic plates with weights of: 2.5 pounds 5 pounds 10 pounds 25 pounds 45 pounds 55 pounds (occasionally) These weight plates are typically used for barbells but they can also be