You don’t have to go far into sites like Amazon to see a laundry list of reviews that are completely useless. People rating items before they even get them, or after opening the package. Rating products a 1 because the company misspelled their name on the shipping label, or a 5 because it showed up … More Inside My Brain –Where Am I Going as a Product Reviewer?
A few weeks back my fellow garage gym athlete, product reviewer, and brother from another mother Adam from Garage Gym Lab put out a proclamation that he had gone to the Sorinex Summer Strong, seen some amazing stuff, and ultimately decided he was going to work towards earning a spot on that stage. (see the … More Inside My Brain –Where Am I Going as a Garage Gym Athlete?
The Gray Matter Lab was featured over on Appleton Coffee Co. this week. The owner is a fellow Redditor and r/HomeGym member. The best part is, I get to give away some of their coffee and a shirt to a random winner this week. Everyone else just has to deal with a 20% off discount … More Spotlight on Appleton Coffee Co.
Some quick background on my training history before we dig in. I’ve been lifting for over a decade, the first half of that was spent doing haphazard workouts, skipping anything difficult, and eating a lot of Chipotle to bulk up. The last half has been spent experimenting with various training principles, programs, and exercises to … More Body Solid Biceps Bomber – Quick Thoughts Review
After 6 months of use we finally have the quick thoughts review available on the SandDune Stepper. You can find the review in two places: Video: https://youtu.be/qbAO1WX7XWA Written: https://issuu.com/garagegymlife/docs/magazinefinal__1_
I got a message on Reddit from Sherm, the owner of ShermWorks, in late December looking for someone to do a review on his Self-Spotter unit. We exchanged some emails and I bobbed and weaved between excited, to not interested, to REALLY excited, back to not sure. After about a week of back and fourths … More Experiences with the ShermWorks Self-Spotter
Over the last year or so, I’ve gone through a renaissance of my cable attachments. I originally bought the Amazon special of lat bars and triceps ropes, gathered additional options through craigslist, and amassed an assortment of attachments worth probably $100 in total. Now, my mission has been to have ONLY the best attachments possible … More Cable Attachments Round Up
Most of us don’t have the space, let alone the cash, available for a Functional Trainer or Cable Crossover unit in our garage gyms. We do, however, have a power rack. We also likely have bands. And if you don’t, I’m not sure why. They provide a plethora of options, including accommodating resistance, mobility work, … More DIY BandCrossover
This is a long-awaited, abundantly requested, write-up on how to set-up a Belt Squat using a Powertec Levergym. I apologize for how long it has taken for me to get this where I was comfortable sharing. For the longest time I either found it to be very safe but not functional, or very functional but … More The Powertec Levergym DIY Belt Squat
If you wear a mouth guard, or are considering one, and you have a little extra cash to toss at it, I highly recommend going down the route of a custom mouth guard like one your dentist can provide. Just save yourself some money, skip the dentist, and go through a company like Impact. Note: … More Impact Custom Mouthguard – 1+ Year Review