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We will be providing article versions of many of our videos on YouTube so  that we can keep them more up to date than the videos. Once videos are published, they can't be changed but our articles, recommendations, and links can be updated regularly.

What Bumper Plates to Buy: Last Guide You'll Ever Need

The best bumper plate resource there is

This in depth article covers every type and style of bumper from all major manufacturers. From budget to high end, competition to crumb, this covers it all.

Bumper Plate Buying Guide

Titan Fitness Squatmax-MD Review

Easily one of our favorite belt squats.

The Squatmax-MD by Titan Fitness is versatile, refined, and the best version yet so let's see how it performs in this in-depth review as we compare it to other belt squats!

Squatmax-MD Belt Squat Review

Freak Athlete Nordic Hyper GHD Review

Versatile, Compact, & Unique

Freak Athlete's Nordic Hyper GHD combines a lot of very useful but very bulky machines into one and it does a pretty good job doing it (even if it doesn't do them all perfectly).


Rep PR-5000 Power Rack Review

A seriously nice rack you can customize in so many ways

Rep's PR-5000 is a high end power rack for your home gym. It's highly customizable, reasonably priced, and fairs well against the competition. 

Bells of Steel Manticore Rack Review

Bells of Steel's Biggest & Best Power Rack.

We first revealed the Manticore rack back in 2022 but it's taken over 2 years for it to finally be ready. Our review covers this 3x3 1" power rack in detail. We talk about the various attachments, compatibility with other squat racks,  and see how it ranks overall.

Bells Manticore rack Review

Bells of Steel Hydra Squat Rack Review

A highly customizable 3x3 rack that may save you money.

The Bells of Steel Hydra Power Rack is nearly identical to Rogue's Monster Lite rack but how well does it perform and is it worth the investment? Check out our review to find out!

Top Home Gym Secret and Building Tips

We gave away ALL our secrets

We searched every corner of the internet to come up with this list of home gym building advice. After years of building our gym and putting out over 100 full length YouTube reviews we started collection all of our advice into one place, this is it.

Titan T-2 Power Rack Review

Check out this budget level rack

Titan T-2 Rack is a budget 2x2 power rack that is more versatile than many other entry level squat racks. In this review we compare it to others in it's price range to find which is the best rack for you as well as look at it's build quality, available attachments, and talk about where it could be improved.

Titan Fitness T-2 Power Rack Review

Complete Power Rack Buyer's Guide

Covering All The Things To Look Out For

Buying a rack can be an overwhelming decision. There's countless options with an insane amount of companies making them and that's before you get to all the accessories that can be put on them. In this article we break down what to look for when buying a rack. Everything from size, finish, and even some of our top recommendations.

Home Gym Build Under $5,000

5 Equipment Categories and So Many Options

If I had $5,000 and was starting over these are the items I'd look purchasing for my home gym. In this article I break down my budget pick, top picks, and alternatives to the 5 essential pieces of equipment for your home gym. With this much money we have a lot of options so buckle up, we're going to be awhile.

$5000 Budget Home Gym Build

Heating and Cooling your Gym

Looking at All the Options

When I started my gym the space was entirely uninsulated and over the past 18 months I've worked to make it an enjoyable space to workout in. Honestly, it's a bit sad to admit but it's now better setup than my house. This article covers a ton of options for cooling and heating your gym since I've gone a ton of them here and at our family farm.

How to Plan a Home Gym

The 5 Steps You Should Take

In this article (and video) we cover the steps I think you should consider when planning and building your home gym. Creating your dream home gym doesn't have to be complicated so we hope these steps will help guide you through the planning, budgeting, and layout of your gym. 


Take a look at our other gym building videos in this series (there's a ton more on YouTube)

Worst Home Gym Mistakes

Home gyms aren't cheap, they're actually pretty expensive investments! In this video we cover common home gym mistakes and how to avoid them.

Expanding and Renovating the Gym

We recently expanded and almost doubled the size of the gym. Join us as we stumbled our way through moving and remodeling the place. It's quite the transformation!

Lighting Your Home Gym

In this video I explore gym lighting, options, and how to figure it all out. It's an entertaining look at a not so exciting topic and the results speak for themselves!