Recent Reviews

Bowflex BodyTower Review

Bowflex BodyTower

As someone who’s a huge believer in doing bodyweight exercises, I have to say that the Bowflex BodyTower is a better-than-average bodyweight station, with a durable and stable frame, along with all the accessories you’d expect in this price range. This bodyweight trainer is really affordable and versatile; built to a much more rugged standard than cheaper models like the ... Read More »

Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym Review

Bayou Fitness Total Trainer DLX-III Home Gym

The Total Trainer DLX-III from Bayou Fitness is a polished chrome-plated resistance trainer, made for people who want to build functional strength and burn fat using one piece of equipment. This piece of equipment is also a great idea for those of you who’d like to add some additional variety to your current home gym setup, without taking up a ... Read More »

Bayou Fitness Total Trainer 4000-XL Home Gym Review

Bayou Fitness Total Trainer 4000-XL Home Gym

The Bayou Fitness Total Trainer 4000-XL is a pretty apt competitor to the famous Total Gym product endorsed by Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley. The 4000-XL isn’t something you’re going to purchase if you’re looking to bodybuild. It’s made for people who want to burn calories and get toned in the comfort of their own home, without shelling out thousands ... Read More »

XMark XM-4434 Power Tower Review

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Don’t be turned off by the ultra low price of the Xmark XM-4434 Power Tower. This solid-looking bodyweight station retails for $169 on Amazon, with free shipping offered to prime members. Why am I recommending this station? Well, aside from the fact that XMark Fitness has a great reputation, they also offer a lifetime warranty! This setup isn’t going to ... Read More »

BodyCraft T3 Power Tower Review

BodyCraft T3 Power Tower

The BodyCraft T3 Life Tree Total Training Power Tower is a very polished looking apparatus that has a lot going on in terms of the exercise options it offers. One look at the BodyCraft T3 and you can instantly see it’s much different from many of its competitors. This unit offers unique features and a very robust build quality that ... Read More »

Weider Ultimate Body Works Review

Weider Ultimate Body Works

The Weider Ultimate Body Works is an entry level glide-board-style workout station that uses your bodyweight and added resistance bands to give you a good all body workout. I’m not going to lie to you: this station isn’t anywhere near on-par with the similar “Total Gym” from Total Gym Global, or the “Total Trainer” from Bayou Fitness. Weider designed this ... Read More »

Home Gym Exercises

How to do HIIT on the elliptical trainer

Elliptical trainer workouts

We have already written about how to do HIIT on the treadmill and how to do HIIT on the rowing machine, and now is time to give some tips how to do the same using an elliptical trainer. As you probably know, HIIT or high intensity interval training is probably one of the best cardio exercises that one can do. ... Read More »

Leg exercises to do with a home gym machine

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Leg exercises can be performed either using home gym machines, fitness tools like dumbbells, kettlebells or barbells or using only your body weight. However, from all these alternatives, workouts done on home gym machines are usually the best for building stronger muscles, gaining mass and trimming fats, as resistance can be adapted based on your fitness level and body size. ... Read More »

Dumbbell Exercises That You Can Do At Home

Dumbbell-exercises

If you’ve ever visited a good commercial gym, I bet you’ve seen many people doing exercises with dumbbells, despite being surrounded by the latest exercise machines. The thing is that dumbbell exercises can be just as effective in strengthening, toning and building muscles the same as the exercising on the most expensive machines in a commercial or home gym. The ... Read More »

Resistance Bands – The Travelers Workout!

resistance-band

Actually, not just travelers can benefit from resistance bands, as it’s a great tool even for your home gym. However, because they’re space saving tools, resistance bands are perfect for the office, small apartment, and especially that backpack while you’re traveling! Before we get started on the workouts, let’s take a quick look at what they are. What are resistance ... Read More »

Home Gym Tips

Best Cardio Machines for Home Use

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As you probably know, whatever your fitness or weight loss goals are, if you want to get the best results, you should incorporate both cardio and strength trainings into your workout routines. That’s why is important to have one machine for cardio exercises in your home gym. However, with all types of fitness equipment and tools available on the market, ... Read More »

What are cable crossover machines?

Cable Crossover Machine

The earliest cable crossover machines were designed by fitness legend Jack LaLanne. They are further improved by another fitness legend Harold Zinkin in the 1950s. Today, most gyms have a cable machine you can use for both weight and functional training. It’s typically a steel-framed structure, standing two meters high and about three meters wide, with weight stacks located on ... Read More »

How does the elliptical machine work?

Elliptical Machines

There are many reasons to buy an elliptical machine for your home gym. However, to get the most of your elliptical cardio sessions, you have to know how to use it correctly. Regardless of being intuitive exercise machine, many people keep an improper posture while performing elliptical workouts. Obviously, adopting a wrong position increases the risk of injuries and can ... Read More »

Home Gym Decoration Tips

Home-Gym-Decoration

You will have to think about home gym decoration only if you’re lucky enough to have a possibility to build your own home gym room. Contrary to popular belief, home gyms are not just for the rich and famous. You really don’t need top of the line home gym equipment if you can’t afford it, because you can cheaply build ... Read More »