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We created the annual Fitness Most Wanted Awards to recognize the most innovative and high-performing additions to the fitness landscape.Our team of expert reviewers, certified personal trainers, CrossFit coaches, and USA Weightlifting-certified coaches spent hours testing equipment and evaluating cutting-edge products and people in fitness. In the end, with minimal arguments and maximal fun, we narrowed our selection down to this, the most comprehensive look into what’s hot in fitness today.
Garage Gym Reviews
Our mission is to inform, inspire, and connect the Garage Gym Community. We want you to get the most of your money, time and performance.
We provide in-depth and honest reviews on everything fitness related.
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Rogue US MIL Spec Crumb Bumper Plates Review: Improved Hi-Temps (2022)
In our Rogue US MIL Spec Bumper Plates review, you’ll see why this is one of our absolute favorite plates for outdoor workouts and more.
Updated January 4, 2022 | by Coop
Rogue Matt Chan Bar Review: Cerakote + Stainless Steel Barbell
The Matt Chan Bar from Rogue Fitnessis the most unique barbell the company currently makes. It’s stainless steel, yet coated in Cerakote. It’s great for CrossFit, yet works well for powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting. It’s beautiful and mean looking all at the same time. I am a huge fan of the Matt Chan Bar and feel it’s one of the most underrated barbell currently on the market.
Updated March 29, 2022 | by Coop
Titan Fan Bike Review: A Budget-Friendly and Feature Filled Air Bike
In this Titan Fan Bike review, you’ll see how this budget option compares to the well-known competition.
Updated April 6, 2022 | by Coop
Schwinn IC4 Review: A Quality Indoor Cycle Bike
In recent years, Peloton has made waves for its interactive programming and very expensive bike. At half the cost, the Schwinn IC4 Indoor Cycling Bike offers an alternative for those wanting app connectivity, durability, and a great value. Similar to some of the best rowing machines or best treadmills, I believe this piece of equipment could be a solid cardio addition to your home or garage gym.If you know me, you know that I already believe the Schwinn Airdyne Pro is the best air bike around. I’m glad to see they have released the Schwinn IC4, which is an upgrade from the brand’s first iteration, the IC3 bike. With the IC4, you get magnetic resistance instead of the friction pads of the IC3 and technology to connect with apps like Peloton and Zwift.I started Garage Gym Reviews to give people my honest opinion and the facts they need to find thebest home exercise equipment. I personally test each piece of equipment and take into account the footprint, durability, adjustability, and overall workout experience. In this Schwinn IC4 review, I’ll give you the lowdown on app connectivity, assembly, and how this bike rode for me.My Favorite Things:Under $1,000106 pounds and easy to moveCompatible with both Peloton and Zwift appsSmooth and quiet ride100 micro-adjustable resistance levelsIncluded device/tablet holderMy Callouts:Lack of built-in workoutsMetrics may differ between connected apps and LCD screenParts not clearly labeled for assembly
Updated April 18, 2022 | by Coop
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The Best Squat Racks for 2022
The squat rack is the centerpiece of just about every home and garage gym in the world. As such, it should be versatile, durable, useful, and fit the space it will be used in. I have tested countless of today’s best options, putting them through heavy squats, bench presses, pull-ups (when applicable) and a number of other exercises.Based upon my use, experience, and community input, I’ve compiled the best power rack, half rack, squat stand, and fold-away squat rack for most people—including recommendations for various budgets.
Updated April 21, 2022 | by Coop
The Best Olympic Barbell Collars for 2022
After researching over 87 barbell clamps, using 46 of them, and legitimately testing 32 of them by using them for workouts like squats, bench press, deadlift, and snatches, as well as dropping them, throwing them, and seeing the max weight they can hold–we believe the Rogue USA Aluminum Collars are the best barbell collars for most people. However, they aren't the only collars worth considering.
Updated January 14, 2022 | by Coop
The Best Bumper Plates for 2022
After researching over 70 bumper plates and using 32 of them, we've determined that the best bumper plates for most people are the Black Zip Jacket The best competition bumper plates for most people are the Rogue Black Training Bumper Plates. Taking into consideration rubber used, durability, noise, appearance, price, warranty, and availability, these bumper plates will work well for any home gym, commercial gym, or CrossFit Affiliate.
Updated January 13, 2022 | by Coop
The Best CrossFit Shoes for 2022
The best CrossFit shoes are durable, versatile, and provide a good balance of support and stability.
Updated April 29, 2022 | by Coop
Guide ArticlesView All
The Ultimate Guide to Power Rack Attachments (2022)
Want to know which power rack attachments are compatible with your setup? Check out our complete guide.
Updated April 15, 2022 | by NWT Halston Heritage Twill Wide Leg Pants
Biggest Home Gym Mistakes
Building a home gym can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience; it can also quickly become one of the most frustrating and expensive endeavors you take on. There’s no right or wrong way to build your own home gym, many of the decisions and processes you pick come down to personal preference, however with this quick guide, you can ensure it goes as smoothly as possible.
Updated March 24, 2022 | by Coop
101 Home Gym Ideas, Tips, and Tricks
Over the years, we've compiled some of the most helpful home gym ideas as well as tips and tricks for making your gym, whether in your garage, basement, or spare bedroom a productive and enjoyable place to workout. Here are over 100 ideas you can use for your home gym. If these don't make you want to build one, we have no idea what will.
Updated April 29, 2022 | by Coop
Building a Budget Home Gym from Titan Fitness
Titan Fitness is known for making budget-friendly home gym equipment. However, wading through the vast amount of equipment they sell and determining which is worth buying and which isn't can be difficult. We've used, arguably, more gear from Titan Fitness than anyone in the world (other than employees of the company) and are taking our experience as well as others to provide recommendations on the best equipment available from Titan.
Updated March 2, 2022 | by Coop
Do-It-Yourself EquipmentView All
DIY Squat Rack Guide
The Squat Rack is the centerpiece for just about every home gym in the world. However, some people don't have the money or desire to buy a pre-made option. This is where the DIY Squat Rack comes in…
Updated January 25, 2022 | by Coop
DIY Outdoor Weightlifting Platform and Rack
Having a home gym is one of the best parts of adulthood. But, something that can be even more fun is being able to workout outside. In steps the DIY Outdoor Weightlifting Platform and Rack. Enjoy this weekend project.
Updated February 18, 2022 | by Coop
DIY Belt Squat Machine
The Belt Squat Machine is one of the most coveted pieces of gym equipment available today. Although there are many options, including those made by Westside Barbell, Pit Shark, Matt Wenning, and others, they're all pretty pricey. This DIY Belt Squat Machine requires no special skills and costs well under any other available options.
Updated November 16, 2021 | by Coop
Newly Released ProductsView all
First Look: Rogue MG-4 Multi Grip Bar Review (2022)
In our Rogue MG-4 Multi Grip Bar review, we take a first look at this highly versatile specialty barbell.
Updated April 5, 2022 | by Kate Meier
First Look: Reebok Nano X2 Review (2022)
In our Reebok Nano X2 review, we take a first look at the brand’s latest iteration of this popular functional fitness shoe.
Updated March 23, 2022 | by Kate Meier
First Look: REP Ares Cable Attachment Review (2022)
In our REP Ares Cable Attachment review, we take a first look at this innovative functional trainer.
Updated March 28, 2022 | by Kate Meier
First Look: Peloton Guide Review (2022)
In our Peloton Guide review, we take a first look at the exercise equipment giant’s affordable smart home gym.
Updated April 18, 2022 | by Kate Meier