Category: Reviews

Ironmaster Super Bench Review

A review of the Ironmaster Super Bench, which is an excellent multi-purpose bench that can host a number of attachments. Well-made and very adjustable.

A high quality bench that can host a number of useful attachments. I can’t imagine you’d find a better multi-purpose bench than this one in the same price range.

4.5/5

BodyRip 0.5kg Micro-Weight Plates Review

A review of BodyRip’s 0.5kg micro-weight plates. Such plates are important to maintain progressive resistance in your workouts and the BodyRip plates are perfectly adequate in this respect.

Micro-weight plates are essential if you want to maintain progressive resistance training beyond beginner level and these BodyRip 0.5kg plates are inexpensive and accurate to within 6% (which you’d hardly notice), making them a good value purchase.

4/5
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Body Power Rubber Encased Tri-Grip Olympic Plates Review

A review of Body Power Rubber Encased Tri-Grip Olympic Plates, which have rubber encasing to help eliminate noise and tri-grip holes in them to make it easy to load onto bars.

A review of Body Power Rubber Encased Tri-Grip Olympic Plates, which I think are excellent weight plates that should last a lifetime.

4.5/5
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FXR Sports 2 x 14″ (35cm) Steel Chrome Spinlock Dumbbell Bars & Collars Review

A review of the FXR Sports 2 x 14″ (35cm) Steel Chrome Spinlock Dumbbell Bars & Collars, which would probably suit a person who weight trains only occasionally but not the dedicated weight trainer.

Good for what they are but I can’t recommend them for the dedicated weight trainer.

2.5/5
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MiraFit 300kg Weight Plate and Bar Rack Review

A review of the MiraFit 300kg Weight Plate and Bar Rack, which is a decent enough weight plate and bar rack, although the rubber protector on the top soon comes loose.

A decent enough weight plate and bar rack, although the rubber protector on the top soon comes loose.

3.5/5
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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein Review

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.

4.5/5
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Body-Solid Foldable Incline/Decline Bench Review

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.

4/5
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Powertec Workbench LeverGym Review

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.

3.5/5
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Body-Solid Series 7 Smith Master System Review

A review of the Body-Solid Series 7 Smith Master System, which I think is an excellent system. I used one for many years and most likely still would be using it if a house move hadn’t forced me to abandon it for something that took up less space.

A good Smith machine that’s solidly-constructed and should last for years. You’ll need a fair bit of space to accomodate it.

4/5
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