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best plyo box for crossfit and other high-intensity workouts

12 Best Plyo Boxes for CrossFit and High-Intensity Workouts

If you’re a CrossFitter, someone who frequently does high-intensity workouts, or any other athlete who practices box jumps often, a plyometric box is an excellent addition to your gym.  But as with all gym equipment, many different brands sell box jump boxes. Plyo boxes are also available in different sizes and materials. To make it

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sandbag workout

Sandbag Workouts: What Are They and Should You Do Them?

Many gyms have sandbags as an option for resistance and endurance training, but they often go underutilized by gym-goers who are unsure how to use sandbags or what to use them for. With a little understanding, gym-goers with various goals can benefit from sandbag training.  The 15 best exercises to include in your sandbag workout

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best folding squat rack

10 Best Folding Squat Racks

A foldable or folding squat rack is a useful addition to a home gym with limited space. The problem is that numerous companies sell various models of them, and it can be tricky to find the best one for you. So which is the best folding squat rack? The best folding squat rack is the

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how to choose a trap bar

How To Choose a Trap Bar: Top 11 Picks

A trap bar is an often underrated and underutilized piece of gym equipment. It can make deadlifts easier and safer to perform. It can also help you add variety to your workouts by enabling you to do exercises like farmer’s carries with ease. But as with all gym equipment, not every trap bar is the

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how to perform hex bar deadlifts

How To Perform Hex Bar Deadlifts

The hex bar, also known as the trap bar, is a seriously underrated barbell used for the deadlift exercise. It may seem intimidating and complicated to use, but it is surprisingly more beginner friendly than regular barbell conventional deadlifts. So what is a hex bar, and how do you do a hex bar deadlift? The

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best cable machine for home gym

11 Best Cable Machines for Home Gyms

A cable machine is a versatile piece of equipment to have at home that complements your other fitness equipment like free weights. With a bit of creativity, you can perform various exercises that can target nearly every single muscle in the body. The best cable machines for a home gym setup are: In this article,

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The 8 Best Safety Squat Bars

Finding the best safety squat bar for your situation is not easy, especially knowing that it can potentially be an expensive purchase. Safety squat bars come in different shapes, sizes, and even price points, so there are a few things to consider when finding one that’s right for you. In this safety squat bar review,

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how to work your core with proper plank form

How To Work Your Core With Proper Plank Form

We’ve all seen it, most of us have done it, and you either hate them or love them – planks! The famous isometric ab exercise that defies science and makes seconds stretch into what seems like impossible amounts of time as you hold your body still and let that strain work your abs!  But are

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best weight benches for home workouts

14 Best Weight Benches for Home Workouts

Getting a workout bench set to use at home enhances your gym routine and enables you to perform various exercises. Weight benches allow you to target your muscles from various angles in both seated and standing positions.  The 14 best weight benches are:  Whether you’re looking for the best weight bench and rack, or you

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best weightlifting shoes for powerlifting, weightlifting, and crossfit

10 Best Weightlifting Shoes

Choosing the best weightlifting shoes should not be rushed. Committing to purchasing a pair of weightlifting shoes is likely going to be a long commitment and significant investment, as they can potentially cost over $200. Knowing your budget and needs will help you determine which ones are best for you. So what are the best

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best bodyweight bicep exercises to grow your arms

10 Best Bodyweight Bicep Exercises To Grow Your Arms

While dumbbell curls and barbell curls are the most common ways to train your biceps, you can create a great bodyweight workout for the biceps as well. Whether you find yourself without access to your normal equipment or just prefer to add some variety to your workout, bodyweight biceps exercises can be a great option. 

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concept 2 ski erg review

Concept 2 SkiErg Review: Pros, Cons, Is It Worth It?

I’ve used a Concept 2 SkiErg in dozens of CrossFit classes, and I love and hate it at the same time. It’s a challenging workout but provides a different training stimulus than running, cycling, or rowing. That said, it’s not the first cardio machine I’d recommend if you’re looking for one to add to your

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concept 2 rower review

Concept 2 Rower Review: Pros, Cons, & Alternatives

If you want to improve your home gym with the addition of a rower machine, Concept 2 is the way to go. It’s made in the US and is considered the gold standard in rowing machines. The Concept 2 rower is a reliable, high-quality rower that’s built to last. Nearly everyone can benefit from having

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best pull-up alternatives

14 Pull-Up Alternatives To Do With Machines or at Home

Pull-ups are among the most popular back exercises for building strength and muscle mass around the lats and biceps. They can also be used to test your relative strength and muscular endurance. However, not everyone can do a pull-up, and there are a ton of variations that are arguably superior to the pull-up.  Here are

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pull day workout

Best Pull Day Workout: 12 Exercises for Strength

While you may be familiar with the push/pull/lower or PPL split, what goes into a pull day may not be as clear. What exercises go into a pull day? How do you organize the rest of the week’s workouts? How many exercises should you include?  Here are the 12 best exercises for a pull day

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How to wash a sauna suit?

How To Wash A Sauna Suit? What NOT To Do

Sauna suits are a great piece of fitness garment whether you use them for your workouts or to lose water weight for an event like a powerlifting competition. The problem is what you do with the sauna suit after you have used it, as it is certain you will end up with a sauna suit

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