ATX-LH-50-NBMK Bulls Needle Bearing Bar

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. Hewanted to know if needle bearing bars required the same barbell bearing maintenance.   In actual […]

Olympic Dumbbell Handle with 40kgs

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.  We lay out the pros and cons in this […]

German weightlifter showing off her Snatch

One of the coolest aspects of Olympic 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 […]

Gym equipment can be confusing. We see it all the time. A customer comes into the shop or starts browsing online, looking for something they believe is a relatively simple choice, like a bench press. Then they are confronted with several choices. This Bench Press Buyers Guide will help you understand the terminology and features. […]

bodybuilders showing their physiques

Some argue that bodybuilding is stagnating. They feel that there is a decline in bodybuilding physiques. Despite all the advancements, some feel that bodybuilders of yesterday looked better. In this article we will take a look how modern bodybuilding is changing. There are certainly more people in weight lifting than there were 30 years ago. […]

Powertec Workbench Ab Plus

The Powertec Workbench Ab Plus was a quirky machine. I only ever got a handful. It is a real walk down memory lane in terms of training styles. This was a time when people thought the only way they could train abs was with a machine. Nowadays there are so many other simpler ways. In […]

Workbench Powertec Leg Press Accessory

The Powertec Workbench Leg Press Attachment was one attachment that had a mixed response. Some people liked it while others were not impressed. I reluctantly sold it, only after a few people said they liked it. After a while it become too much trouble. Personally I feel the actual concept of a leg press attachment […]

The Powertec Vertical Gym was a real quirky gym. Definitely not my cup of tea, but it was popular with some. When you look at the footprint, it was not far off the Powertec Leverage Gym. The extra space and money was well worth stepping up to the bigger gym. This recommendation was based on […]

The Powertec Complact LeverGym was a great concept and showcased excellent design skills. It just was not that great to use. Before I outline my criticisms I should declare bias. My preference is always simplicity over complexity. My job as a fitness equipment retailer is to get people the best possible gym equipment for their […]

Powertec Leverage Chest Prest L-CP

The Powertec Leverage Chest Press was a great little machine. It was very basic, but yet delivered a timeless chest exercise. In true Powertec style it featured some extra functionality. The simple angle adjustment allowed you to do incline and decline leverage bench press. Sadly this machine was discontinued not long after I started distributing […]

L-LEC Powertec Leverage Leg Extension Curl Machine.

Writing about the Powertec Leverage Leg Extension/Curl brings a tear to my eyes. It is a real story about what could have been. After personally witnessing how popular a plate loaded leg extension leg curl machine could be, I feel Powertec made a mistake by removing this machine from their range. The Leverage Leg Extension/Curl […]

The Powertec Leverage Low Row was another machine that had loads of potential. We had one set up in the showroom many moons ago. It was not the best row. But it certainly wasn’t the worse. In a gym environment it was a handy addition. We used it many times in back workouts. Powertec Leverage […]

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