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Straight off the bat I would like to make it clear that this is not a Powertec bashing exercise. I love the Powertec brand and literally spent a big part of my life devoted to it. I deliberated long and hard before I stopped buying from them. In my office gym, I still have my […]

Landmine attachments exploded in popularity when functional training burst onto the scene. However the original landmine could be considered the practice of jamming an Olympic barbell into the corner of a gym and doing t bar rows with cable row handle. This gave rise to a couple of issues. Firstly gym goers can be notoriously […]

Gym chalk is one of the most useful accessories you can have in your gym bag. I would advise taking it out your gym bag before heading to an airport though. We often get questions about our gym chalk, so we thought it best to write an article with all your questions in one place. […]

We recently had a question from a customer who was looking to upgrade from a thrust bearing barbell to a needle bearing barbell. He had been maintaining his thrust bearing bar by regularly lubricating the inner sleeve with 3-in-1 oil and wanted to know if needle bearing bars required the same maintenance.   In actual fact, […]

If you can’t afford or don’t want to spend the money on a fixed dumbbell set or Ironmaster Quick-Lock dumbbells, there are a few things that you should take into consideration before purchasing Olympic Dumbbell Handles. They do have their limitations and if used improperly, can be dangerous.   Size  Space might not be a problem when […]

One of the coolest aspects of weightlifting is how simple of a sport it is. You start with a barbell on the ground, and the only goal is to lift it over your head. No fancy equipment necessary. Although mastering the technique is unbelievably difficult (if not impossible), it is easy to get started weightlifting. […]

The Ab Plus Bench is the only abdominal bench of its kind to provide a total ab workout. Train the upper and mid abs in the crunch position. Insert the handle bar accessory and work the lower abs and hip flexors. The bench adjusts into three positions to vary the level of resistance. As a […]

A Leg Press is a massive piece of gym equipment. Plus a good quality machine is expensive too. It is generally the exercise that you lift the most weight so you are going to a lot of Olympic plates. Have I turned you off yet??? That is why the Powertec Leg Press Accessory is such a great […]

“An affordable compact Workbench home gym designed to train the entire body” The Powertec Vertical Gym is a new addition to our highly successful “Workbench Series”. It is an upright frame structure design which makes it the most space saving multi gym in the line. It is the only gym of it’s kind to incorporate […]

The Compact Gym is the perfect tool for someone to get in shape who doesn’t have an abundance of space or time to squeeze in a workout at the gym. This multi gym will fit easily into a study, corner of bedroom or small garage. As you can see it is tiny when folded up for storage. Despite […]

The “New” Leverage Power Bench Press is finally the answer to perfecting one of the best exercises of all time. Nothing beats the old fashioned barbell bench press for packing on muscles to the chest, deltoids and triceps. The problem for years is how to really work to the maximum, push out that last one […]

Powertec has had many requests for this machine over the past few years. The Leverage Squat Calf is a tough act to follow but when it comes to refining and shaping the legs there is no better machine then the Leverage Leg extension/curl machine. The extension trains the entire thigh while the leg curl works […]

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