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HOME GYM SETUP

HOME GYM SETUP

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.

 

MUST: BARBELL AND PLATES

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)

The Ketogains 5×5 Novice Strength Training Program by DarthLuiggi

 

If you are a beginner in strength training or someone who has not mastered the basic compound lifts and want to make gains in muscle mass and strength follow this program. It is based on the classic an original version of the 5×5 program with some slight modifications by Luis Villasenor (aka Darthluiggi). 5×5 has a reputation for being a very tough and very high volume program, but in truth, it can be adjusted to every fitness level (from using your own body weight to super heavy weights) and…
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