When first getting started with a fitness routine, it’s common to have questions about the equipment and how to use it. A common issue that comes up is the difference between Olympic and standard weightlifting bars. Both bars are a type of barbell, which is a long, straight metal bar you can add weight to [...]
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Ever wonder who's the guy in all our posts, product images, YouTube videos, and packaging? Time to put those wonders behind! Meet our go-to Fitness Model and (unofficial) Brand Abassador, Zach Scheerer. Here are some fun facts about him: He grew up in East Peoria IL, and then moved out to Orange County CA four [...]
Many people have seen a Smith Machine at the gym, or have seen someone using this piece of mysterious equipment and have felt totally overwhelmed or intimidated at the thought of using it themselves. If that’s you, be comforted by the fact that you’re not alone! Even people who have been going to the gym [...]
Cardiovascular exercise is an important component of every exercise regimen. Your heart is a muscle that is working all the time to pump blood throughout the body. With regular exercise, the heart doesn’t have to work quite as hard to do its job, which will lower your blood pressure and resting heart rate. Regular cardio [...]
If you are looking for a great piece of compact and effective workout equipment, give resistance bands a try! Resistance bands are small enough that you can easily use them at home, in the office or even take them with you while traveling. They provide an effective strength-training workout in a short amount of time [...]
A foam roller is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment that serves many important roles during and after your workout. Foam rollers were once used exclusively by personal trainers, professional athletes and coaches as a way of stretching and helping muscles recover. However, in recent years this practice has been brought into the mainstream with [...]
Resistance and super bands have become one of the most popular pieces of home fitness equipment. And for good reason; they help you get a great workout, are relatively inexpensive and can easily travel with you to the office, park or vacation destination. Unlike free weights, resistance bands provide resistance through the entire movement, making [...]