Rowing Goals for 2018

Looking ahead to 2018, I’ve decided to start rowing more regularly. To this end, I’ve set two goals… The first is to row a bare minimum of 100,000 meters per month. The second is a stretch goal of hitting 1.5 million meters for the year.

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Workouts & Training
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How Thick are Rogue Fitness Bumper Plates?

I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m not happy with the thickness of Rogue’s Hi-Temp bumper plates. They look cool and are super durable, but they also limit weight on the barbell, don’t fit very well in my plate racks, etc. I’ve thus been thinking about replacing them with something thinner.

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Home Gym Equipment
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Minimum Size of a Home Gym

I’ve touched on this in the past, but a common question amongst prospective home gym owners is how much space they need. More is obviously better, but… What’s the minimum size for a home gym?

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Home Gym Design
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Home Gym Purchase Regrets

Building a home gym can be an expensive endeavor. For the most part, I’ve been happy with my purchases, but I also wanted to share with you a handful of regrets to save you from making similar mistakes.

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Home Gym Equipment
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Starting a New 5/3/1 Cycle – BBB @ FSL

I just finished my 4th cycle of 5/3/1 BBB and was starting to feel like my training maxes (TMs) were getting away from me. I thus reset them (ca. 1-2 cycles, depending on the lift) before jumping into another cycle.

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Workouts & Training
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Programming 5/3/1: BBB + FSL?

I’ve been enjoying the 5/3/1 BBB program, but have felt like something was missing. I’m doing opposite lifts at 60% for the BBB work, and have been wanting to do a bit more work on the main lift before switching. So…

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Workouts & Training
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Bumper Plates: How Many of Which Size?

The other day, while doing deadlifts in our basement gym, I got to thinking about bumper plates. More specifically, I got to thinking about the best combination of bumper plate sizes. How many of which size?

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Home Gym Equipment
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Concept2 BikeErg vs. Assault Bike (or AirDyne)

The big news last week was Concept2’s announcement of their new BikeErg. But does the market really need another air bike? And how does this one differ from the competition — things like the Assault Bike or the AirDyne?

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Home Gym Equipment
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Assault Bike Price Cut

Well, it looks like I may have picked up my Assault AirBike a bit too soon… I ordered one earlier this summer for $799, which was the going rate at that time. Now, just about six weeks later, they’ve dropped the price by $100.

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Home Gym Equipment, Retail Deals
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How Much Does 5 Gallons of Sand Weigh?

I’m thinking about making some diy sand buckets, complete with Fat Gripz, as a conditioning tool. But that got me to wondering… How much would something like this actually weigh? Assuming that I use five gallon buckets, it’s actually pretty easy to figure this out.

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Home Gym Equipment
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