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best gym towels

Best gym towels. Is there such a thing?

March 8th, 2019 Accessories

If you have ever tried to use the standard towels at a gym, you know the problem. In the showers, they never cover what they need to cover. At the machines I inevitably get a gym towel with a hole. A few years ago, I started to bring a gym towel from home, and it […]

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best lifting straps

Which lifting straps to use

March 8th, 2019 Accessories

If you have been lifting weights for a while, you’re probably now starting to get into the bigger, heavier weights. Maybe you are trying different kinds of moves and routines. If so, you may have noticed that your grip is slipping or it seems weaker. Sometimes our muscles can be ready for a weight that […]

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crossfit grips

What are the best grips for CrossFit

March 8th, 2019 Accessories

Originally designed for military and police training, more and more people are joining CrossFit gyms for their daily exercise routines. CrossFit helps you to increase your strength and condition your entire body. It’s also well known for its encouraging community vibe that will give you the support you need—and maybe a few new friendships. One […]

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The best calisthenics equipment, besides your body

Calisthenics is defined as “gymnastic exercises to achieve bodily fitness and grace of movement.” If you’re an enthusiast, you might consider building your own gym space at home to perform these exercises. If you’ve already begun the process, you may find yourself stuck on what calisthenics equipment you need and what you could do without. […]

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Best weight vests

March 8th, 2019 Accessories, Fitness

What is a weight vest? They are garments that have weights embedded into them. They’re used in weight training because they add more gravity and resistance to your body, making your exercise more effective. Another reason why they are so popular is that they leave your hands free while you exercise. You can wear them […]

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trx review

TRX review and alternatives to consider

Why get an ordinary full-body workout when you can get an antigravity, Navy SEAL workout? Enter suspension training: a somewhat intense way to stay in shape that’s garnered a lot of attention in recent years. TRX (total resistance exercise) was designed by Randy Hetrick back in 1997, while he was on deployment. Later, in 2001, […]

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jump rope for crossfit

Best jump rope for CrossFit style workouts

March 8th, 2019 Accessories, Fitness

Jump ropes are making a big comeback in many gyms. Okay, maybe they never really left. Boxers have been jumping rope for a long time to improve their coordination and refine their footwork. But many a CrossFit WOD (workout of the day) now includes jump rope routines as a quick and simple cardio workout. Jumping […]

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best knee sleeves for crossfit

Best knee sleeves for CrossFit

March 8th, 2019 Accessories

“No pain, no gain” is true in fitness, but in CrossFit, the line between pain and bodily harm can easily be blurred. So much so that a study by SAGE Journals found that in CrossFit, your knees are third most likely to be injured, after your back and shoulders. This is why the best knee […]

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best slam ball

Who makes the best slam ball

March 8th, 2019 Accessories, Fitness

If you are looking to build a kick-ass home gym, you really should consider a slam ball in your arsenal of equipment. A slam ball is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment that can be used for core training, strength, and conditioning. Best of all, many of the exercises you can perform with […]

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medicine balls

What’s the best medicine ball

March 8th, 2019 Accessories, Fitness

If you’re a frequent visitor to the gym, you have probably already seen a selection of large basketball-like balls in the free weights section. Medicine balls are possibly one of the oldest pieces of gym equipment used today, dating back to Hippocrates, who told patients to throw balls crafted from animal skins for medical purposes. […]

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