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I confess, I thought bands were stupid and useless. I was so wrong! Learn what bands are, how they work, and how you can apply them to your training. You won't be sorry!
Check out some of the Bodybuilding.com editors' current favorite things in the fitness and health world!
Surprisingly, not all Smith machines are created equal. Learn the difference between totally vertical and angled Smiths so you never get caught performing an exercise in the wrong direction!
Long-term lifters know that some types of weights are great for one movement, but less than optimal for others. Save yourself years of trouble with this guide!
Your fellow women warriors at Bodybuilding.com have put together a list of our favorite fitness gadgets, apparel, and supplements. Check it out and add your own!
A loaded barbell isn't your only option for building serious strength. Build more muscle and strength with this 4-days-a-week sandbag training routine!
Check out some of the Bodybuilding.com editors\' current favorite things in the fitness and health world!
Not sure what gear you need in order to get started? Don't sweat it; just pick up any of these starter kits to make your fitness journey successful!
Check out the latest fitness tech that's designed to help you get your fitness on anytime, anywhere.
It's true: Big things can come in small packages. Check out our collection of awesome fitness stocking stuffers!
Our Bodybuilding.com athletes share their favorite items, so that you or someone in your life can appreciate them, too!
We've got the perfect fitness gift ideas for men and women that won't bust your holiday budget.
Check out these fitness accessories and the best fit gift ideas for the fierce woman in your life.
Holidays are the perfect excuse to begin building the home gym of your dreams. Get started with these home exercise equipment ideas.
Check out this great variety of fitness knickknacks and gift ideas for the swole man in your life.
When time is of the essence, all you need is a squat rack and these 8 exercises from Ashley Horner to blitz your whole body and get out of the gym in no time.
Today\'s top athletes sport more than just striations and badass tats on their skin; they\'re also covered in brightly colored strips of kinesiology tape. Here\'s what you need to know to tape like the pros!
Tires do more than just make cars move. Use these tire-based exercises and complete circuit to add strength, size, speed, and agility to your entire body!
Check out some of the coolest technology to support your fitness lifestyle whether you're at work, in the gym, in the kitchen, or on the town!
The weather's heating up and summer's in full swing. Make the most of the outdoors with 25 warm-weather essentials designed to help fuel your adventure.
Introduce more instability into your training, and your whole-body strength and athleticism will go through the roof. Make your squats, lunges, cleans and presses do more by doing them with a sandbag!
Looking to up your weightlifting game, especially under heavy loads? A belt could be just the answer.
Training with sandbags is catching on among a wide range of athletes. If you want strength and explosive power to help you rise to any challenge, step up to the bag!
Think outside the box, and your reward will be a better, more efficient workout. Use these 'hacks' to your advantage to become the envy of the weight room!
A treadmill workout can be ineffective, inefficient, and mind-numbingly boring—which is why people around the world are ditching it in favor of more exciting and potentially effective activities.
Toe shoes were just the beginning. Shoe manufacturers are creating a wide range of new minimalist models with strength training and athletics in mind. But do they have anything to offer you in the gym?
Even among the young category of minimalist shoes, the options can be overwhelming. We reviewed the newest crop of training-focused models so that you don't have to feel like Cinderella in the shoe store!
Somewhere in almost every gym, there's an elite training apparatus hiding in plain sight. Don't overlook the fan bike. Use it to build athleticism and burn calories the old-school way!
Unlace your beefy kicks and slip into something simpler, or slip out of shoes altogether for some of your training. Your reward could be greater strength, agility, and athletic performance.
Let these intense dumbbell workouts breathe new strength and size into your results. Put your back, chest, legs, shoulders in a position to succeed!
Strength coaches everywhere use weighted sled workouts to condition elite athletes because they flat-out work! Get to know this deceptively simple device that's showing up in more gyms than ever!
No outlandish abdominal claims here—just great ideas brought into life. Meet four accessories that deserve consideration in your fitness arsenal!
We tend to rely on strengths, rather than address weaknesses, but let's reverse that trend by forcing each of our arms to develop strength independently with these single-arm workouts!
The power rack is the single most important piece of equipment in any home gym. It doesn’t matter if you’re training to gain muscle or lose fat, that big hunk of steel is going to help you get there.
If you’ve already broken free of big box gyms and built your own hardcore home training space, learn what equipment to add next—and how to build it!
Is that empty gym bag staring you in the face? Fill it with these gym bag fundamentals, and carry the basics of fitness with you wherever you go!
Weight belts are an important piece of equipment in your training repertoire. Find out how and why to use them!
Do lifting chains work? What’s the best exercise for triceps? A legendary strength coach has the answers.
Weight room technology is constantly advancing to help people achieve their goals. The machines are here to stay, so get to know them before they take over!
Different chest exercises provide particular power for particular muscles. Learn which exercises work best to build biceps and triceps.
You want bustling not bankrupt - check out these guidelines to keep your gym from being relegated to the past tense.
Here's a unique tip you probably haven't heard of before: try using a towel for a quick partner-facilitated push pull workout.
If you're on the road frequently, don't forget about this compact little fitness device that can help you put in a full body workout when there's no gym handy.
This great tip will make sure you're maximizing your chest workout by performing cable crossovers and pec decks properly.
Find out what fitness freak Tim Ferriss keeps in his gym bag - Equip yourself for success.
Build your own Kettlebell with only $10 worth of supplies that you can get from any hardware store!
With so many pieces of home gym equipment, it is easy to get confused when trying to compare them all. With that being said, I have ranked the top 5 home gyms to make things a little easier.
Ric's advice on using this unique machine - ditch the handles for better control and muscle activation.
I'm a 33 year-old father of a 2-year old boy who works a regular 9am to 6pm shift and needs at least 3 hours to travel... As a person who is overweight I wanted to share what I did to start on a path to fat loss right in my own home. Learn more.
It all started with the cross-country skier's and the higher fat burning capability they possess. Now it is a standard aerobic machine that is found in almost every fitness facility... Learn more.
There are advantages to using weightlifting shoes as you go about your regular workout. Here's what you should know. Try them out and see!
Getting some basic knowledge about shoes is the best way to avoid being sidelined in the future. Learn basic shoe facts such as terminology, anatomy, recommendations, and more right here. It could save you hundreds of dollars.
What are some accessories that will help improve your workouts? This week our forum members give their two cents on useful gym accessories and the not so useful. Get the latest on gloves, boards, bands, straps, wraps, belts, and more right here!
Throughout the bodybuilding ages, passionate participants and onlookers have have encountered all sorts of equipment. Well today I\'ve come across a new gadget that pros use and trainers approve. Check it out!
Stick to the basics when designing a training program. We are going to go over three pieces of equipment here that should help you become a better all around athlete. Check it out!
The squat is one of the best exercises you can do for building strength and muscle mass. Can the Manta Ray make it more comfortable and even more effective?
The front squat has the potential to be one of the most effective thigh-training exercises a person can do. Find out if the Sting Ray really does work.
Which Is More Beneficial: Training At Home Or Training In The Gym? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
One piece of training that sometimes gets forgotten about is sandbag training. Sandbags are easy to learn, challenge the whole body, and have more versatility than almost any other form of equipment...
The Topic: Are Free Weights Or Machines Better For Results? Find out what people from our popular message boards think...
Training with bands, boards and chains has allot to do with bodybuilding! Using these tools can spell success in creating strength gains that usually equate into bigger muscles.
Nautilus machines are not an improvement in equipment; instead, they represent a new approach to the whole idea of progressive weight-training...
With a firm understanding of the concepts of our training firmly in place and the realization that true all-around athletic development will come via adherence to the wheel of conditioning it is definitely time to get to some real-world work with the Xvest.
How is that training for general fitness? As the Renegades know this is not training for general fitness. This is specialized training. You need to utilize a wide array of tools, learn why!
Machines or free weights? This isn't the first time this question has been brought up and probably not the last either. Read more to hear both sides of the argument!
The following is a list of tools that are mandatory to have, should success be realized. Lacking these tools, or lacking a working knowledge of these tools, will come at the expense of years of progress. Familiarize yourself with the tools listed herein, and utilize them all to maximize your success.
The following article will use a little scientific reasoning to analyze this latest fitness boom and will end with some suggestions on how to incorporate sensible balance training into a healthy athletes training regime.
I will discuss some simple and inexpensive equipment, how to design a program on the go, and various exercises that you can use to keep yourself in peak shape without needing a squat cage or a ton of machines.
In light of recent events, I find it prudent to give my official position on the evolution of the Clubbell® and how it became the most optimal and only sensible equipment for use in Circular Strength Training™.
I just wanted to set the record straight about some things like making a profit in the industry. I also wanted to share some of my opinions and stories about the fitness profession. Learn why people are making money off of bs equipment!
Find out if swiss balls are right for you and how to use them properly.
Read below and discover the four guidelines to go by when trying to integrate the swiss ball into a scientifically-based training program ...
Lifting equipment is used in order to help your body in supporting and lifting heavier-than-normal weight. Learn about the different types!
Learn how these benching accessories can help boost your bench. Find out the secrets that the pros are using!
Once I hit a training plateau I began doing some research, and I realized that the power rack that most gyms do not have was the key that I was looking for. Find out how to improve your weakest links with the power rack!
As Strength Coach, Charles Staley, would say, "the truth is usually in the middle." Neither method is best, it depends on why you are using one or the other.
One of the most heated debates in the world of fitness today is the battle of free-weights (low-tech apparatus) versus machines (high-tech apparatus). Each side has an argument with both sides having some merit to their claims.
Unfortunately, there is a whole bunch of machines put together by people who either have no clue of biomechanics, have a complete disregard for the customers except for their wallets, or a combination of both.
Wraps have a place in bodybuilding, especially when we're talking about really heavy weights. However, like wrist straps, it's a careful balancing act in which you have to make sure you don't end up getting it in the shorts.
Let me start off by saying that I did not buy into this "fab", my Mom did. After seeing tons of advertisements, commercials, and seeing them in stores, some people get the idea that they work just as good as they say. I decided to test it myself!
Straps can be confusing to figure out. Find out the proper way by viewing this quick video.
Are wrist-straps good or bad for you? One side of the story is that they allow you to concentrate more on the muscle being worked and reinforcing your grip so that your forearms are not the limiting factor of your back-workouts. The other side is evident: If you take the stress off the forearms, they're not doing any work and will therefore not grow!
It's one of bodybuilding's longest-running debates ever, and shows no signs of stopping. Find out the truth! Also, find out what exercises are the BEST for free weights and machines!
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