What is a Stack Home Gym? How is Each Model Different?

Stack-Home-Gym-Adjusting-Stack

We recently wrote a very similar blog to this one: What is a Smith Machine and How is Each Model Different? It was an incredibly popular blog as it answers a lot of important basic questions. As a result, we’d like to keep giving the public what they want with this blog. Too long, don't [...]

Marcy Home Gym + Bruce Lee

Legendary Martial Artist, Bruce Lee and his Marcy Home Gym Bruce Lee was a legendary martial artist and renowned movie star.  He was born November 27, 1940.  Lee was well-known for his performance in the 1973 classic movie, Enter the Dragon. Lee’s martial arts training started with traditional Kung Fu. He gradually progressed further and [...]

Home Gym 101: How to Choose the Best Weight Bench

Home Gym 101_ How to Choose the Best Weight Bench

Choosing the best weight bench for your home gym can be tricky. With so many similar looking benches, how do you know which is the best home weight bench for you? First thing to take into consideration is your space. Do you have a dedicated room, shed, or garage to house all of your equipment, [...]

How To Use Smith Machines

How To Use Smith Machines

Many people have seen a Commercial Grade 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 [...]

Pairing Marcy Power Cages and Weight Benches

Marcy Cage System SM-3551

Power cages look simple, but power cages are versatile and efficient for strength training. Power cages only have a couple of consistent features: a pull up bar and the ability to do squats. Marcy cages have an additional unique feature, they include a pulley system. The pulley system and weight storage capabilities on the Marcy [...]

Olympic Barbell vs. Standard: What are the differences ?

Olympic Barbell vs. Standard (1)

When starting a fitness routine, it’s common to have questions about the equipment and how to use it. A common question that comes up is what is the difference between Olympic Bars and Standard Bars? Both bars are a type of barbell, which is a long, straight metal bar you can add weight to in [...]