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We have decided to offer the Ironmaster Super Bench with the Megatec Half Rack and Megatec Smith Machine packages because it delivers you the best bang for buck. The price we sell these benches for easily makes them the best value gym bench in Australia. We can do this because we buy in massive quantities. The only drawback with using the Super Bench with the Megatec Rack or Smith is that you won't be able to rack the barbell from back to front with back support on shoulder press. The half rack and smith both have very compact footprints and you can't get the Super Bench in deep enou..
We have started adding the ATX line of Power Racks and Cages to our range. They are relatively unknown in Australia, but a rapidly growing brand in Europe. So I thought I would give you a bit of background on how they came about. Certain American brands have grown in popularity with the explosion of the CrossFit movement, plus a resurgence in powerlifting and strength training in general. Iron Edge was an Australian company producing similar gear but have seemed to closed down recently. One of the reasons the US brands have been so popular in the USA is because they were good quality at ..
The Megatec Multiplex Gym has been a massive hit, especially in Sydney. People come into the shop and see that it is actually better than it looks. But the only drawback with this gym is that it comes in a crate, so for people that require delivery to a residential address, there is either a tailgate or hand unload charge. So we have sat down with our transport company and come up with a solution. We have arranged that customers can now go to the transport company's depots in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide. Here they can pick up their gym and hand unload the gym themselves i..
If you are looking for a compact power rack gym package, the Megatec Power Rack + Ironmaster Super is proving to be a very popular partnership. Good old fashioned barbell free weight training is the simplest, most effective - in terms of cost and benefit, for setting up a home gym. With our special deal, this would have to be the best value in Australia for genuine QUALITY GYM EQUIPMENT.Yes you can get cheaper power racks, but they don't come with premium j-hooks with barbell protection. When you have a set up in the house like Ben's, it is just a nice feature to have if you plan on train..
The Powertec Power Rack does not currently have a spotter bar option like the Barbarian Power Cage Spotter Bars. We have had many Powertec customers inquire about such a solution, but after some playing around we came up with an alternative.We have managed to fit the Ironmaster IM2000 Spotter Arms to the Powertec cage. They actually end up fitting very nicely and almost look they were built specifically for the power rack. There is only a slight modification you will need to make - or we can do it for you if you let us know.The IM2000 spotter arms are designed for the 50mm x 50mm IM2000 g..
If this doesn't convince you to set up a home gym, then nothing will! A recent study by Fit Rated revealed some pretty interesting findings...Gym equipment like free weights - dumbbells and barbells - has up to 362 time more bacteria than a toilet seat! Which to me, is really no surprise, when you see the state of most gyms. Plus after venturing into the toilets, it is quite obvious that personal hygiene is not high on the agenda for a lot of people.The situation is so bad that the study recommended basic stuff like washing hands before and after use. Plus it also advised against wearing gym c..
Finally getting a chance to go through a lot of the old photos our customers have sent in. This is yet another classic piece of Aussie ingenuity from our mate Boydy. He has mounted his Barbarian Vertical Knee Raise on his cable crossover - bloody brilliant!This is a very clever piece of thinking by Boydy. You will see in the background that wall space is at a premium. He is a bit like me in that he obviously has a fetish for hanging things on the wall. There is no wall space at our warehouse either! So mounting the knee raise on the wall is obviously out of the question. So I will let Boy..
Our gym equipment warehouse and showroom is located in Banksmeadow, Sydney (10 mins from the airport at Mascot). Understandably we get a lot of inquiries from interstate customers wanting to check out our gym equipment before they purchase.I would love to have a showroom in more capital cities. I have looked into it and crunched the numbers. But Australia is just the wrong place to do this sort of thing - especially with the type of gym equipment we sell. It is a niche product. Combined with the high rent & labour costs it would just add a lot of costs to the bottom line. So we would have ..
Premium bumper plates are a dime a dozen these days. There are some fitness equipment retailers that sell some pretty crappy gym equipment who offer "premium" or "elite" bumper plates. They often have flash brand names printed all over them backed up with some pretty wild claims. But how do you know if they really are "elite" or "premium".The short answer is I don't know.But this is what I can tell you. Everything is made in China, or some other country that has an abundance of cheap labour. China can make some great quality stuff. The computer I am typing this article on was made in China. Bu..
The Powertec LeverGym really is the heavy duty multi gym. Normally we normally show pictures of shiny looking cool home gym set ups, but today with big thanks to Gary, we have a nice crusty shot. This gym might have seen better days, but it is still in service, just proving that the LeverGym is #1 when it comes to being truly heavy duty.Now what made this gym look a bit tired.......Yes that is right, it was sitting outside for 8 years, then has been garaged for 5 years. I might also add that this was also transported half way around the world. This particular LeverGym is that old, there ..