Bodymax CF475 Power Rack Review

Weight capacity and other statistics Dimensions: 1370L x 1200W 2160H Weight capacity: 363kg (about 800lbs) Product weight: 69kg (delivered in multiple long packages) Steele gauge: 14 gauge/2mm thick Price: c.£380 […]

June 1st, 2014|Power rack|Comments Off on Bodymax CF475 Power Rack Review

3 great tips to pick the best value Olympic weight set

When trying to pick the best value Olympic weight set there are a bunch of things you need to think about. In this article we will cover: What Olympic plates are Why they are better than regular alternatives Three points to look out for when reviewing sets Link to two great options for both UK and American buyers [...]

May 25th, 2014|Weight Sets|Comments Off on 3 great tips to pick the best value Olympic weight set

Best FID bench for power rack

I’m going to discuss the best FID bench for power rack use. When using one within a power rack there are a number of factors to consider: Weight capacity of the bench – this needs to be high enough to take your bodyweight plus any weight you will be lifting. Where the feet of the unit sit [...]

May 25th, 2014|Weights bench|Comments Off on Best FID bench for power rack

Why you should buy Olympic weights

Olympic vs. standard weights An Olympic bar weighs 44lbs/20kg, has two rotating ends which accept weight plates with a 2″/50mm hole and are 7.2ft long. These bars can usually hold as much as 540kg. Standard weight bars vary in length and weight but are usually 1″/2.5cm in diameter thus fit weights with this diameter hole. Olympic pro’s and [...]

May 11th, 2014|Weight Sets|Comments Off on Why you should buy Olympic weights

Why you NEED a power rack in your home gym

What is a power rack? A power rack, also known as a squat rack or cage, is a piece of strength training equipment which enables you to lift weights safely on your own. Safety is key to increasing strength When lifting weights the most important thing is to avoid causing yourself an injury. By strength training you are deliberately straining your [...]

May 11th, 2014|Power rack|Comments Off on Why you NEED a power rack in your home gym

How to pick the best weights bench

Most weights bench sets are simply not strong enough for proper strength training. The likes of Argos etc. will stock ‘Everlast’ or similar which have small maximum capacities of around 150kg. While this may sound like a lot, remember it includes your weight! That means if you weigh 85kg (13stone) the maximum you would be able to safely [...]

May 11th, 2014|Weights bench|Comments Off on How to pick the best weights bench