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If you want to build your own home / garage gym, you can always shop around for used equipment and deals. But we do recommend that you spend a bit more on quality so that your equipment will last you for years to come: a good bar and plates will last you a lifetime, vs a bad quality one which will rust and bend over the summer.



While it’s the most important, a barbell is usually easy to find. There are two main barbell types: standard and Olympic. Standard bars are one inch…
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Ketogains Novice Strength Training Program (5×5)

5×5 Novice Strength Training Program by KETOGAINS (based on 5×5)


If you are a beginner and actually want to make gains in muscle mass and strength follow this program. It is based on the classic 5×5 program and has a reputation for being a very tough and very high volume but very high rewarding program.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to do lots of repetitions at low weight to get “toned” and “defined”… You achieve the “toned” look by having a low enough Body Fat % and at least somewhat decent muscle. This program will help you…
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