Many people daydream about building a home gym in their house but never do it because they anticipate that it is a hugely expensive and difficult project. But that is actually not necessarily true! The fitness industry has become huge in recent years, and there are so many different options, beyond the latest trend, infomercial-style [...]
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Even though it is often the most hated part of a fitness routine, regular cardio exercise is extremely important to keep your heart and body healthy. The benefits of cardio are well known, and include: Decreases risk of a stroke Improves memory and cognition Helps to protect against Alzheimer’s disease Healthier skin Helps to control [...]
While super fun, it can also be a little overwhelming to think about what to include when building a home gym. With so many available options, you may feel that you need (or want!) them all. Depending on your space and budget, you really don’t need more than a few essentials to build yourself a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]