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Kettlebells USA Paradigm Pro Elite Precision Review

Paradigm Pro Elite Precision Review – Full review with unboxing of the Paradigm Pro Elite Precision competition steel kettlebells from Kettlebells USA, including a comparison of the 33 mm vs 35 mm handle diameter versions.

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How to Hang Gymnastic Rings

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DIY gymnastic ring / TRX mount

A while back I went through a bodyweight training phase and during that time I decided to buy a pair of gymnastic rings. I initially hung the rings from a doorway-mounted pull up bar but wasn’t satisfied with that setup because it didn’t offer enough height. I decided to mount the rings from my ceiling instead, using some wood and hardware from Home Depot.

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Vulcan Black Bumper Plates Review

Vulcan Black Bumper Plates Review - Title and Featured Pic

Vulcan Black Bumper Plates Review

As any long term Fitness Test Lab reader knows, I train regularly with kettlebells and I like them a lot. However, for reasons I’ve covered separately I’ve decided to add barbell training to the mix to keep things interesting.  My home gym has been upgraded with the addition of a set of Vulcan Strength black bumper plates, a Vulcan Strength Absolute Powerlifting bar, and a pair of squat stands. What follows is a review of the Vulcan black bumper plates. Read More…

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Combining Kettlebells and Barbells

Level Up Your Strength by Combining Kettlebells and Barbells

Combining Kettlebells and Barbells

Combining kettlebells and barbells

There’s a lot of information available online these days on the topic of strength training. The sheer amount of information can be overwhelming, especially for someone new to the topic. It really doesn’t need to be complicated. Learn to push and learn to pull. Move often. Eat right. Everything else will fall into place.

Okay, so it isn’t quite  that simple. But almost. A strength training routine doesn’t need to be fancy, especially if you’re not focusing on bodybuilding or muscle hypertrophy. I don’t focus on either of those. I just want to stay mobile, age gracefully, and leave a good looking corpse.

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Vulcan Absolute Powerlifting Bar Review - Title and Featured Pic

Vulcan Absolute Powerlifting Bar Review

An unboxing and review of the Vulcan Absolute Powerlifting bar from Vulcan Strength Training Systems.

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Stick Mobility Review – Better Movement through Bending

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Stick Mobility Review

As a full-time office dweller, I’m always on the lookout for ways to counteract the effects of sitting for long periods of time. As a part-time fitness seeker, I’m also on the lookout for ways to improve my ability to move and train. The best options are the ones that do both at the same time. I came across Stick Mobility on Instagram and I was immediately intrigued by what I saw. I thought it might have potential as an option for office dwellers and fitness fanatics alike, so I decided to check it out. Read on to learn more about my experience with Stick Mobility.

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