Fit woman using a kettlebell as part of a "Turkish Get Up"
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Kettlebells are Sexy

Kettle bells … crazy fad or legitimate fitness tool? A few years ago kettlebells reached the peak of the hype cycle. They are not a miracle tool for fitness, but they are a solid choice for your home gym or garage gym that let you do some things you couldn’t do otherwise. And they are a lot of fun. And sexy. Let’s talk about why you should have kettlebells in your home gym. Kettlebells Look Cool. Kettlebells are Sexy. They are a conversation starter. Let’s face it – a really big kettlebell just looks evil. It’s a cannonball with a handle. Is there a “sexy” piece of workout equipment? We vote for the kettlebell. Secondly, kettlebells are part of the modern training landscape. Do you consider yourself a home fitness guru or expert? You’ve got to know kettlebell basics, at least. Kettlebells Have a Handle The handle on the kettlebell makes them superior to dumbbells for exercises like the kettlebell […]

Bumper plates in their natural habitat - spread all over the floor of the gym
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Your Garage Gym Needs Bumper Plates

Starting a home gym or garage gym? Bumper plates will be your best bet. Sure, iron plates are cheaper (and dirtier and uglier) – but in this article we’ll explain why bumper plates are the better choice. This article is sort of tongue-in-cheek. But there’s some truth to it as well. Bumper Plates Are Bigger Bumper plates are bigger (for the smaller sizes – like the 10kg, 15kg sizes). Everybody wants to lift the big weight plates, not the little ones. What’s more impressive? Hoisting two tiny 10kg iron plates or two MASSIVE 10kg bumper plates? Bumper plates let you do that – without overloading the bar for the exercise at hand. Think this is a joke? It’s not. Don’t you workout to feel better? The mental confidence boost of heavy lifting is one of the perks of fitness. So, go ahead and slap those 10Kg plates on – and feel good about yourself. But, perhaps more importantly they put […]