1. Eleiko Sports
Are you looking to put together a home gym? Perhaps treat yourself to a barbell and weights. Well, if you want to use the best of the best, I suggest you look into Eleiko. Yeah, their stuff is expensive, but it is of OLYMPIC quality (like this is the official bar and weights of the Games). If you have the extra dough, spend it.
2. Best “cardio” machine ever invented:
Ok, it’s a tie for first. You have a couple options here if you’re looking to add that perfect piece of conditioning machinery to your gym or house.
You have the Airdyne. A exercise bike forged in the depths of Hell and created using metal spun from Satan’s Anvil. This thing is not your typical spin bike. The huge fan for a wheel creates plenty of resistance and allows you to burn through some calories and train your metabolic pathways to your liking. It is also a great way to cool down post workout. P.S. Look for one that is all metal. The plastic one is garbage.
Your second option is the Concept 2 rower. Don’t use that silly thing you find at Equinox. This thing is the real deal. If you didn’t know, indoor rowing is actually it’s own sport, and these machines are used as training devices for actual rowing you’ve seen in the Olympics. What makes this thing great is that it is also another solid conditioning and cool down piece of equipment. It allows you to condition through various distances, intervals, or mixing and matching with other various barbell and non-barbell movements.
You’d be doing yourself a disservice by putting together a home gym and leaving one of these two out.
3. Video of the Week
Don’t you feel strong now?