Category: Equipment 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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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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