Archive For The “Reviews” Category

Best Jump Ropes

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Since I did the piece on jump rope exercises, I’ve had some private communications asking what’s the best type or brand. I’m pretty simple and just go with a regular nylon rope, less than 10 bucks. But just to satisfy curious minds, I will go through some of the different types of jump ropes and where…

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Marcy Home Gym

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I generally prefer to go to the gym, if I want to work out, it’s just convenient for me. Some people prefer to workout at home in a dedicated space…like the garage. For those of you who prefer the latter and need to lift heavy weights, you can either build your own home gym or…

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Concept 2 Model D rower

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So, my fitness buddies, last week I introduced the Stamina Air Rower 1399 (Black, Chrome) and we talked about all the pros and cons. That was a good no frills, cheap rower that will give years of service. But sometimes people want more. So I will give it you. On the other end of the price…

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Stamina Air Rower Black Chrome

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When I go to the gym, and I warm up, generally I use a rower. I like that it involves using my legs, back and arms. You get a decent core workout too. I just use it for a quick warm up, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get more out of it. Now,…

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Nature’s Plus Spirutein

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I just started using a new protein powder (I usually don’t). But lately, I haven’t been getting enough from foods (been a little busy) and found myself trying Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein  protein powder. It’s not the typical protein bodybuilders would normally recommend. But, I’m not a bodybuilder and it seems to be working for me. Touted…

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Body-Solid Pro Power Rack

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Okay folks, so last time we talked about the PowerLine PPR200X Power Rack as being the best bang for your buck (click for review). This one is on the cheaper end of the spectrum, but still a good buy for beginners. Today we’ll talk about one that’s mid range and works for more advanced lifters. The Body-Solid Pro…

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Powerline PPR200X Power Rack

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I tend to talk about or praise compound movements/exercises  a lot when discussing strength and bodybuilding. Deadlifts, squats, bench press….you can’t go wrong with these. If you can’t make it to the gym or just don’t want to go, you could get a power rack for home use. There are quite a few of them…

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Weight Gurus Smart Scale

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As part of your quest to lose fat/weight, you need to keep track of your progress in one way or the other. The most popular way is too measure your weight on a scale. There are a number of bathroom scales out there. From your typical digital scale (just stand on it and it gives…

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