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When it comes to outfitting your gym, squat stands can be a fantastic option. They offer almost all the functionality of a power rack, but they come with a few caveats that are important to consider. In this article, I’ll walk you through what to look for when choosing adjustable squat stands to ensure you […]

ATX-MBX-660 Adjustable Weight Bench

Choosing any gym equipment always comes down to space, functionality and budget. If you have got loads of money and space you have all the options. If you are missing one or both of these your options are limited. You will have to compromise.   Whether it be a home or gym you need to have […]

So you are thinking about an Iso Lateral Leg Press. Let me guess you have crapped your pants when you have seen the price? Iso Lateral Leg Press vs Leg Press – are they worth the $$$$$$$? Well I thought I would ask the bloke with the best legs I know – Lee Priest. Well […]

The purpose of this ATX-PRX-620 Power Rack Comparison is to help the confused power rack shopper understand the differences between a sample of cages. We have arguably the biggest range of quality power racks now that the ATX range is mostly all in stock. Plus there is a mind boggling amount of racks and cages […]

Is a Plate Loaded or Weight Stack Machine Right for You? We often get asked about the Pros and Cons of weight plate-loaded machines vs their more expensive cousin, the weight stack machines. Below, I’ll cover all you need to know about the differences between these machines, and which one you should buy for your […]

“I can’t build muscle at home”. “I need lots of equipment to get a good workout”. “I can’t afford a home gym” .. RUBBISH! Today, I’ll reveal the secrets behind a basic budget home gym setup, and answer whether or not you need to spend 1000s of dollars on expensive gym equipment (Heads up: You […]

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 selling Powertec. In my office gym, I still have my old […]

lee priest bicep curl

Now you’ve done a few bicep curls with your shiny new Olympic EZ Curl Bar, you might be wondering what other exercises you can do with it. Well stick around to find out. We are going to explore 25 EZ Curl Bare Exercises. “My gym is far away and I cannot afford a home gym”, therefore […]

ATX-TBR-700 A woman performing a t-bar row

The T-Bar Row Machine is highly recommended if you want to build a strong back. But we understand it may be out of a lot of people’s price range, and you might be working with limited space. If that’s the case we can offer you a second best: a landmine attachment for use with your Olympic bar. […]

ATX-BAH-PT Landmine Attachment with someone doing a lunge

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 […]

ATX-LSW-850 Big Wesley Vissers doing a lat pulldown on a Trinity Tower

A lat pulldown machine is an age old piece of gym equipment – traditional lat pulldowns were popular because they mimicked the movement of a pullup. You could use less weight and go for more reps if you weren’t great at pullups (like me). There are also countless lat pulldown variations you can perform on your lat […]

ATX-V-50-600 IPF Star Calibrated Olympic Collars

In a perfect world, when we’d all be moving the bar up and down in a straight line. But the world is far from perfect and so is your form! That’s why bar collars are so useful: they stop the plates from moving side so side when you’re lifting. There are many types, so which […]

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