An article that looks at how much space you need for a home gym. You can in fact have pretty good workouts in a fairly small space if you plan correctly and buy the right equipment.
Month: April, 2017
A video of Eddie Hall’s awesome 500kg deadlift from the World Deadlift Championships.
An article that looks at deadlift technique. Proper form in the deadlift will help you lift more weight and keep you injury free. There’s a bit more to it than simply lifting the bar off the floor.
A review of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder, which is probably the best I’ve found after many years of experimentation.
Good protein powder that mixes well, doesn’t bloat and tastes okay.
How to calculate BMI, body fat, lean body mass, BMR and TEE. These can be calculated by formulae. They’re a little hit and miss, particularly with muscular people, but that are still useful.
A review of the Body-Solid Foldable Incline/Decline Bench, which is a great little bench if you’re looking for something that doesn’t take up too much room when it’s stored away and not in use.
In the context of what this is – a bench that can be folded away for storage – it’s pretty good. I would have like and adjustable seat though.
A video of some of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training routines from Pumping Iron. Motivational stuff.
Some tips you might find useful if you’re thinking about setting up a home gym. Proper planning is important and this article will point ou in the right direction. I’ve learnt from my mistakes – hopefully you can avoid making the same mistakes I did.
This article looks at why it’s important to train with free weights. You can use machines some – of even most – of the time but to make maximum progress you need to include free weight training, at least occasionally.
A review of the Powertec Workbench LeverGym, which has a few flaws but is basically pretty good. It doesn’t take up much room and it’s safe to use alone, so it’s one to consider for a home gym.
A good, smooth-operating home gym that fits into a relatively small space. Some exercises – such as squats – are very awkward starting from the ‘down’ position though.