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Fat Gripz

Sometimes, the smallest tweaks provide the biggest results. This is the promise made by Fat Gripz ($39), a deceptively simple yet tremendously effective piece of training gear that allows anyone to easily widen the circumference of any barbell, dumbbell, chin-up bar and cable handles, thus strengthening one’s grip. The premise this operates on is, again,…

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Perfect Pullup

Chances are, there’s a pull up bar somewhere in your home that doesn’t really do much more than provide a place to hang your clothes or do a few basic pullups. Hence the need to for the Perfect Pullup. This writer’s had a few months now with the Perfect Pullup and can attest to its…

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Power Sox – The Edge

Better Performance, One Foot at a Time Athletic socks are the red-headed stepchildren of the fitness apparel world. It’s a shame, really. I’ve seen it countless times; guys will drop bundles on moisture-wicking clothing and expensive sneakers, then they proceed to slip on a pair of plain cotton socks. Blah. Here’s a news flash men:…

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Kinetic by Kurt – Rock and Roll

I’m all about finding a dual purpose for products. Granted, my desire for an iPhone with a built-in bottle opener hasn’t come to fruition, but I imagine someone is hard at work devising such a beast. Until then, I’ll settle for music. Recently, I sold my Raleigh bike due to the fact that mountain bikes…

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The Truth About Cardio | GP Fitness Week 2

[ Week 1: High Intensity Interval Training | Week 2: The Truth About Cardio ] I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Not all cardio is created equal or should I say not all calories burned are from the same source. I know it’s hard to hear, but it’s true. Don’t panic;…

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Revising Your Fitness Routine

Routines Are Good, Change Is Better Ed: The face one might expect when seeing Patrick at the gym. I’ll be the first to endorse developing a routine at the gym. Repeating exercises week to week allows your body to adapt and thus become better at them (i.e. stronger, better conditioned). Personally, I like to have…

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Rowbike

Add Equal Parts Land and Sea Marvelous engineering masks its grueling take on your body. We’re fascinated with the unique. When a new idea comes along that ingeniously combines multiple product attributes we can’t help but get excited. The Row Bike from Total Body Fitness was dreamed up by the same brain trust that gave…

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Dyna-flex Pro Plus Gyro

Around and Around We Go The Lean Green Arm Flexing Machine Once upon a time strengthening your forearms meant mindlessly squeezing hand grips. Since you’re not training for Over the Top (you know you’ve seen it) it’s time for a better solution. The Dyna-flex Pro Plus Gyro incorporates gyroscope technology to provide resistance. The harder…

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The Expresso Bike

Finally, a Stationary Bike that Goes Somewhere I’ll be the first to admit it, grinding away on some piece of exercise equipment can get a little stale. When that happens it’s hard to fully engage in your workouts, and guess what? Your results suffer. If only you had something to focus on. How about a…

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Hydryx Hard-Core Workout Towel

Maximum Sweat Absorbtion… And Cooling Despite its resemblance to a shamoiee, this is a towel    [click on image to enlarge] As men, we spend boat loads of money on gym memberships, proper footwear and even the latest iPod peripherals but we never think twice about the one mainstay in our workouts… the gym towel….

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Door Gym Chin Up Bar

Working out at home is an oxymoron. Why would one want to work out when there are televisions, football games on television, beer, or hell – video games? Purchasing massive home fitness equipment is often a terrible investment since the most your Bowflex will ever do is bow to the dust bunnies. Keep the gym…

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Perfect Pushup

Pushups are one of the best ways to get your upper body in great shape through functional exercise. The Perfect Pushup simply accelerates that process by allowing your arms to rotate naturally when you do your pushups. Relatively similar to the way you throw a punch or press dumb bells. Better yet, they arc with…

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SPRI Advanced Traveling Trainer

For those of you constantly on the go or traveling it can be difficult to find a place to exercise. Be rid of that problem for good with the SPRI Traveling Trainer. A light and portable full-body training regimen small enough to easily pack in a suitcase or weekend bag. It includes a workout program,…

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ROM – The 4-Minute CrossTrainer©

Manufactured in California since 1990, the ROM is more a leap of faith into the studied design and manufacturing process of their engineering team. Their guarantee of a 4 minute no impact cardio, resistance and flexibility workout that’s as good as any longer workout seems far stretched. With a 30 day trial and a 97%…