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How to remove rust from gym equipment INSTANTLY

How to remove rust from gym equipment INSTANTLY

We have ALL picked up a few weight plates from eBay or similar and found they were a bit… well used. If you’ve managed to bag some old school iron you likely have encountered at least SOME rust as well! Here’s the easiest (and least-messy) way to remove rust from your gym equipment. At a glance… Rust can be removed instantly by either brushing or sanding Use 3-in-1 oil when doing so to clean and protect the metal surface Use a nylon brush as it is gentler on equipment finishes than metal bristled brushes – this is especially important on knurled barbells If you need more power …

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Bulldog Gear Hex Dumbbells 2.0: My Review

Bulldog Gear Hex Dumbbells 2.0: My REVIEW!

The Bulldog Gear Hex Dumbbells 2.0 are the premium line of dumbbells offered by Bulldog. While ‘weight is weight’ and cheap dumbbells can build as much muscle as expensive ones, the 2.0’s offer a really nice upgrade over the basic metal handled alternatives for a modest additional outlay. Below I will run through the specification and various design features of these dumbbells so you can decide if these are the right dumbbells for you to buy (hint: you won’t be disappointed! 🙂 ) At a glance… Check the latest price for these on the Bulldog website right here! Premium dumbbell …

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Bulldog Gear Hex Dumbbells 1.0: My Review

Bulldog Gear Hex Dumbbells 1.0: My REVIEW!

The Bulldog Gear Hex Dumbbells 1.0 are one of the best value dumbbell ranges available in the UK at the moment. They combine high quality build techniques (more on this later) with competitive pricing. What more could we ask for?! In the below review I am going to run through the key things to consider before you buy – including delivery, value for money and construction quality. Buying dumbbells is usually a significant purchase – so lets make sure the Bulldog 1.0 ones are right for us before we do! At a glance… Check the latest price for these on …

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HyGYM Hex Dumbbells Review - I LOVE them!

HyGYM Hex Dumbbells Review: I LOVE them!

HyGYM’s hex dumbbells set is one of the best budget-friendly options available in the UK for fixed dumbbells. They arrived well packaged and are absolutely solid in use despite their competitive price point. In this review I will jump in to the key points to consider when buying a fixed dumbbell set – namely availability, functionality and – maybe most importantly – VALUE FOR MONEY! At a glance… Check them out right here! 7 pairs of dumbbells with an A-frame stand for a competitive price Rubber heads are rock solid and excellent quality – no signs of damage despite constant …

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Bulldog Gear Hybrid Bumper Plates 2.0 Review

Bulldog Gear Hybrid Bumper Plates 2.0 Review

I was delighted to pick up a 100kg Bulldog Gear Hybrid 2.0 bumper plate set to review recently. Having used steel plates exclusively for years (literally!) it is awesome to reacquaint myself with a decent set of rubber plates. Honestly, I’ve been blown away. I had high expectations, but I wasn’t expecting them to be THIS good! I’ve captured my thoughts below – but if you have any specific queries you want answered please hit me up through he contact form or comments box below! At a glance… Full size rubber bumper plates available in a black or coloured finish …

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The 4 BEST bumper plates IN THE UK!

The 4 BEST bumper plates IN THE UK!

Making sure you get the best bumper plates for your UK home gym is a really important step – your plates are barbell are the ‘meant and potatoes’ of most home gyms and they are used ALL THE TIME. It’s hard to accept compromise on equipment we use EVERY TIME we’re in the gym. So let’s jump in and run through the best bumper plate sets available in the UK! At a glance… UK’s best value bumper plates: Bulldog Gear Hybrid 2.0 bumpers MOST people would do best with a set of 45cm diameter, virgin rubber, black bumper plates Where the metal insert attaches to the …

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5 reasons WHY bumper plates ARE worth it!

5 reasons WHY bumper plates ARE worth it!

If you’re building a gym from scratch or simply looking to add some new plates to your garage gym, you have probably asked yourself (and maybe others!) whether bumper plates are worth it? Having trained at home for more than a decade and, more recently, having tried a ton of different training styles utilising both steel and rubber plates I think I am in a good place to share my thoughts on whether bumper plates are worth the money. At a glance… Bumper plates are worth it if you can afford them as they are more versatile They are quieter which can be important in a …

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I've BOUGHT the UK's BEST 100kg bumper plate set!

I BOUGHT the UK’s BEST 100kg bumper plate set!

After over a decade of home gym evolutions I bought a 100kg set of bumper plates to add to my garage. What took me so long, right?! Well today I’m going to outline which bumper plate set I went for and – crucially – why I think it was the best 100kg bumper plates set available in the UK. At a glance… I think this is the best value 100kg bumper plate set in the UK 3 things to consider before you purchase are: 1) How much weight do you need? Probably 100kg – 150kg 2) How thick are the plates and how much can you fit on your …

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15 ways to compare Bumper plates vs Steel plates

15 ways to compare: Bumper plates vs steel plates

When looking to decide between bumper plates or steel weight plates for your home gym the choice can be pretty daunting… I’ve spent HOURS reading reviews on plates, spend thousands buying them and I am STILL not sure if I have the right combination of plates. Sounds like a good excuse for me to buy some more if I can get it approved by the other half..! Whether looking to build a home gym from scratch or simply topping up your collection, deciding between bumper plates and steel plates is one of the crucial steps along the road. Most weights …

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Review: Why Ironmaster make the best adjustable dumbbells

So as regular readers will know most of my articles on home gym equipment and strength training have focused on barbells and barbell based exercises (such as the squat, deadlift, bench press and overhead press). Now we will look at another great piece of equipment for free weight training – adjustable dumbbells. These really come into their own when trying to build strength via assistance exercises or looking to add size/mass with an increased focus on bodybuilding. Having had a home gym for a little over 3 years the one thing I missed about a commercial gym was the dumbbell …

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