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HELPING YOU GET STRONGER SINCE 2004

The Home Gym 2007

It’s been a couple of years since I took a good look at my home gym. I use it all the time, of course; but I don’t often stop to think of the things that should be in there. As a starting point, here’s a look at the current setup. Power rack, bar and...

Volume Before New Maxes

This week has seen the workout volume steadily increase, although the weights were around the same as last week’s. Everything feels as though it’s slipping neatly into place. Bud’s comments last week on squatting provoked a last-minute substitution:...

First Week Back

It’s great to be in the rack once again. I’d almost forgotten what it’s like to be sore all the day following a workout – something which I’ve experienced a few times this past week. In addition to numerous impromptu sets of chin-ups (the...

Now, What Were Those PRs Again?

Ah, it’s great to have the rack set up again. Aside from a few celebratory chin-ups on completion of its assembly, tonight’s workout was a pretty simple one – just to get back into the swing of things. First cab off the rank – rack pulls. These...

A Training Update

Bud mentioned yesterday that he’d like to hear more about my current training – which is anything but structured at the moment. With the rack + weights expected to arrive by the end of next week, I’ve decided to hold off on purchasing a short-term...