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  • Which Dumbbells are Best, Rubber or Steel?

    When it comes to weightlifting, dumbbells are probably the most common type of weights sold. They’re highly versatile, can isolate various parts of your body and can grow with you as you get stronger. If you’re looking to put together a home gym, starting with a set of dumbbells is a great idea. However, you’ll […]

  • Why Should Fitness Equipment Be Purchased New?

    More and more people have realized that a combination of diet and exercise is the path to combating the obesity levels that our society seems to be taking on. For those who have been working out for years, and even those who are just starting, home fitness equipment can make a lot of sense. Over […]

  • Can Dumbbells Help You Lose Weight?

    When it comes to weight loss there are as many experts as there are diets.  But the fact is that losing weight ultimately comes down to expending more calories than you’re taking in.  No one wants to starve themselves to the point of dropping pounds, so the sensible way to lose weight is to increase […]

  • Will Dumbbells help Me Lose Weight

    The road to weight loss is paved with a calorie deficit where you end up expending more calories than you’re taking in.  If you’re asking yourself the question, “Will dumbbells help me lose weight?” the answer can be, “Yes,” if they’re part of an overall exercise and diet program that’s designed to create a calorie […]

  • Why Do Weight Plates Stop at 45lbs?

    If you’ve been working out for any length of time, you may have noticed that weight plates typically come in standard weights of 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 25 pounds, and 45 pounds.  But why do weight plates stop at 45 lbs. and not go right up to 50?  It seems the main reason for this […]

  • Why Are Home Gyms So Expensive?

    For those who just don’t feel comfortable setting foot in a public gym, the thought of creating a workout space in one’s home can sound incredibly appealing.  We often get asked, “Why are home gyms so expensive?”  But the fact is that they don’t have to be.  Sure, there are a lot of exercise machines […]

  • How to Store Weight Plates

    Keeping your home gym clean and free of obstructions is necessary for a safe and healthy workout.  You don’t want to be tripping over barbells and weight plates when you’re carrying a hefty load.  For that reason, there’s a wide range of weight plate storage systems available to the home gym enthusiast.  In this article, […]

  • Are Dumbbells Better Than Machines?

    We quite often get asked, “Are dumbbells better than machines?”  Because there is no straight, simple answer to that question, we’ll typically respond with a question of our own.  “What are you trying to accomplish?”  When you know what you’re looking to achieve, the differences between dumbbells and exercise machines is a little easier to […]

  • Will Lifting Dumbbells Increase Muscle Mass?

    For those who lift weights, the customary goal is to increase muscle mass for a more chiseled and cut look.  But do you need a full array of weights to do this?  What if you only have access to dumbbells with relatively light weights?  Can you still increase your muscle mass the same way as […]

  • Are All Weight Plates the Same Size?

    One question that we’ve come across when dealing with people new to the weightlifting scene is, “Are all weight plates the same size?”  This question typically comes from people looking to purchase a barbell and some weight plates but aren’t quite sure what’s right for them. That’s only natural.  The fact is that there are […]