6 Awesome Upright Row Alternatives

The upright row is one of those old standby exercises that everybody seems to do without questioning. It is performed as a shoulder and trapezius exercise. However, this exercise has a number of problems, not the least being that it strains the infraspinatus and lower back. In this article, I’ll give you a half dozen…

Squat Machine Types

The squat has, rightly or wrongly, assumed the status of king of weight training exercises for anyone wanting to get bigger and stronger. While the old-fashioned barbell squat remains a popular option, there are a large number of squat machines that have come onto the market to provide further options. In this article, I’ll provide…

How Much Does a Barbell Weigh?

In order to know how much weight you’re lifting, you need to know the weight of the bar in your hands or across your back. However, there is all manner of barbells found in the gym, each with a different weight. In this article, we’ll break it down so you can figure out exactly how…

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Why is a Dumbbell Called a Dumbbell?

Ever wondered why a dumbbell is called a dumbbell? If you are like me, it has never crossed your mind. I’ve been working out with them for decades and never considered why we call them such a strange name. But, when you start thinking about it, it becomes a burning question – so why is…

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How to Assemble a Gold’s Gym Home Fitness Center

The Gold’s Gym all in one home fitness center is a complete system with exercises for arms, legs, abs, and back. The gym has a headrest, arm pads, backrest, curl pad, leg lever, and a pull-up handle. Before the home gym is functional for a workout, however, assembly is necessary. Note that assembly may take several…