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Power Rack Training!

Posted by Jeff Pacelt on

Power Rack Training!

Training At Home: Power Rack Workout Program The power rack is the single most important piece of equipment in any home gym. It doesn't matter if you're training to gain muscle or lose fat, that big hunk of steel is going to help you get there.Gyms memberships are expensive. Although that $50 per month is supposed to give you unlimited access to all the weights and machines your heart desires, gyms are often overcrowded and under-equipped. You may spend time waiting around for a barbell or the right pair of dumbbells when you could be training.To save money and improve...

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Smith Machine Training Tip: Watch The Angles!

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Smith Machine Training Tip: Watch The Angles!

Surprisingly, not all Smith machines are created equal. Learn the difference between totally vertical and angled Smiths so you never get caught performing an exercise in the wrong direction!The Smith machine is an extremely useful piece of equipment. Because of the fixed bar path, it allows you to push as much weight as possible without having to worry about stabilizing the load. It also allows you to rack the bar at just about any place along the posts, which means you can do partial-rep training and work through a shorter range of motion to strengthen your weak points.Yes, many lifters...

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5 Awesome Benefits of Having a Home Gym

Posted by Jeff Pacelt on

5 Awesome Benefits of Having a Home Gym

If you live in a place where you have access to your own basement or garage, you should definitely invest in a home gym–and by home gym, I don’t mean a couple of 15 lbs dumbbells and an “ab station”. To me, a home gym consists of the basic equipment required to perform the basic barbell movements that will help you build a foundation of muscle and strength (i.e. squat, bench press, deadlift, military press, rows, etc)–that means a squat rack, a barbell, a bench, some weights, and some sort of platform or floor mat to protect your floor.Below are...

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