Exercises You Can Do With a Trap Bar

The trap bar is a piece of equipment you’ll see in most commercial gyms. It has a hexagonal shape, so sometimes people call it a diamond bar or hex bar. With upper and lower handles, this bar is suitable for …

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10 Leg Extension Alternatives You Can Do At Home

Are you ready to pump up those quads and give your leg workout a boost? But what do you do if your home gym doesn’t have a leg extension machine? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  In this article, we’ll …

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Lat Pulldown Machine Alternative Exercises

One of the drawbacks of a home gym is missing out on some of the specialty equipment that most commercial gyms have that might be a bit pricy or just too big for home gym spaces. One piece of equipment …

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5 Leg Press Alternative Exercises Without a Machine

The leg press machine can be used to strengthen your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glute muscles. However, it requires a specific fitness device and its comparatively small movements do not simulate how your bodies move in the real world. There are …

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The 7 Best Bicep Workouts for Your Home Gym

Are you looking for an effective way to build strength and tone your biceps from the comfort of your home? Bicep workouts are a great way to build muscles, burn calories, and develop a stronger upper body. This article will …

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7 Effective Shoulder Exercises for Your Home Gym

As a firefighter and personal trainer, I know the importance of having strong shoulders. They’re an integral part of my training routine and help me prevent injuries during physically demanding work days.  These shoulder exercises all get cycled in and …

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9 Deadlift Alternative Exercises

The deadlift is a staple in weightlifting. Its history is rumored to have started in the Roman Empire days when soldiers hurt themselves while clearing dead bodies from the battlefield. In order to stop hurting themselves, they learned proper lifting …

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How to Get Motivated to Workout: 11 Tips

We’ve all been there: knowing we should be at the gym or out for a run but just not feeling it. We’ve found every excuse in the book to push exercising off for another day. For a period of time, …

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The 9 Best Exercises to Strengthen Your Knees

If you ended up here wondering how to strengthen your knees, you’re in luck. A year and a half ago, I suffered a knee injury requiring surgery. I went from the operating table back to full duties at the Firehouse in 6 months.