Weight Training and Fitness Equipment Reviews

When you're looking at weight training equipment, especially unconventional items that you may not know much about, it's important to know what you're getting. Is it good or is it bad?

This is not a place you're going to find reviews on stair machines and home gyms. This features relatively-unknown and unique pieces of training equipment that can make a HUGE difference in your training.


Kensui Weight Vest Review
NüoBells Adjustable Dumbbells Review
Xero Shoes 360s Shoe Review
Incrediwear Shoulder Brace Review
BFR Bands Review
Manta Ray Review
Sandbag Training Review
Training Bands
Ronin Wraps Review
Fat Gripz Review
Optimo Grips Review
EZ Grips Review
Haulin Hooks Review
Super Deadlift Bar Review
Epic Sledgehammer Review
Monster Sledgehammer Review
Agogie Resistance Pants Review
Monkey Feet Review
DMoose Loading Pin Review
Finer Form Foldable Flat Bench Review
Frog Wedge Glute Training Equipment Review
T2 Iso-Trainer Review
DMoose Arm Blaster Review
Exogun Massage Gun Review
Steel Mace Review
30 lb Steel Mace Review
Dark Iron Fitness Dip Belt Review
Rubber Banditz Bands Review
Flex Disc Review
Chirp Wheel Review
Intelliskin Posture-Correcting Shirt Review
X3 Bar Review
StrongBoard Review
EROS Smart Bodyfat Scale Review
RecoverFun BFR Air Cuffs Review
The Rotater Review
Mass Suit Review
Proper Living Sphere and Roller Vibration Review
Physiclo Resistance Clothing Review
Extreme Ab and Arm Wheel Review
Z-Trail "Barefoot" Shoes Review
Prio "Barefoot" Shoes Review
Elite Sports MMA Gloves Review
All American Fitness Bar Review
Neck Flex Review
Homemade Yoke Squat Bar Review and Schematics
ProStak Blender Bottle Review
Zero Water Pitcher Review
RelaxUltima Neck Massager Review
PushX3 Push-Up Handles Review
Weighted Vest Review
RepBoards Review
Albeba Hip Band Review
Flexsolate Lifting Straps Review
Hammerhead Anchor Gym Review
KettleStack Review
Lean Abs Machine Review
The Lebert Equalizer Review
The Lebert Equalizer XL Review
Football Bar Review
Power Hooks Review
Born Tough Apparel Review
Kuyou Hydration Backpack Review
EatSmart Nutrition Scale Review
Sting Ray Review
AllAround Wrist Roller Review
Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Machine Review

 

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Kensui Weight Vest Review

Kensui Weight Vest Review

Weight vest training is excellent for building strength and muscle mass as well as burning fat. Use a weight to increase resistance for bodyweight exercises as well as loading other weight exercises such as farmers walks.

 

 

NüoBells Adjustable Dumbbells Review

NüoBells Adjustable Dumbbells Review

If you train at home, you need dumbbells...and if you don't have much space, you need adjustable dumbbells. How do the NuoBells stack up in terms of ease of use, function and durability?

 

 

Xero Shoes 360s Cross-Trainer Shoes Review

Xero Shoes 360s Cross-Trainer Shoes Review

These minimalist cross-training shoes are designed for outdoor and indoor training...for explosive movements as well as athletic activities like rope climbing, parkour and much more. Find out how they work here.

 

 

Incrediwear Shoulder Brace Review

Incrediwear Shoulder Brace Review

Have an injury that isn't healing up very well? You need to increase circulation. Incrediwear has semiconductor fibers woven right into the material to help increase local circulation to the area. Does it work? Find out here.

 

 

BFR Bands Review

BFR Bands Review

Blood Flow Restriction Training (a.k.a. Occlusion Training) is extremely effective for building muscle with relatively light weights. Find out if these BFR Bands can help you build more muscle.

 

 

Manta Ray Review

Manta Ray Review

Is it a squatters dream come true? The Manta Ray is designed to help spread the pressure of the bar over a larger surface area, making the exercise more comfortable and more productive.

 

 

Sandbag Training Review

Sandbag Training Review

When it comes to training equipment, there's nothing more low-tech than a bag of sand (except maybe a rock!). Could sandbag training be the key you're looking for to take your physique to the next level? Find out here.

 

 

Training Bands Review

Training Bands Review

Bands are critical training tools for working with accommodating resistance, i.e. changing the resistance levels of the exercise based on the strength curve of the exercise. Find out why and how to use them for best results.

 

 

 

 

Fat Gripz Review

Fat Gripz Review

If you're interested in developing serious grip and forearm strength, will this piece of equipment do the trick for you? Fat Gripz are designed to snap onto the bar and allow you to do fat bar training without needing a fat bar. Do they work as advertised?

 

 

Optimo Grips Review

Optimo Grips Review

If you have a hard time feeling your chest working when you perform pressing exercises, these grips are exactly what you've been looking for. The specially-designed shape shifts loading onto your chest instead of keeping it in the shoulders or triceps.

 

 

EZ Grips Review

EZ Grips Review

What do you do if you want to do Fat Bar training but straight bar curls hurt your wrists? Are you out of luck? Or should you try EZ Grips, which allow you to do fat grip training at an angle, like an EZ Curl bar.

 

 

Haulin Hooks Review

Haulin Hooks Review

Grip assistance equipment, like wrist straps and lifting hooks, has been around for a long time. After all, who doesn't want to able to get more reps and use more weight NOW? Haulin' Hooks are a unique, new concept on the block. Learn how these new hooks stack up!

 

 

Super Deadlift Bar Review

Super Deadlift Bar Review

By placing your body directly in between the weight, can the Super Deadlift Bar make the deadlift more effective? This is a different take on the concept of the Trap Bar or Hex Bar for deadlifts.

 

 

Epic Sledgehammer Review

Epic Sledgehammer Review

This sledgehammer is a BEAST. It's not a beginner-level piece of equipment, but if you're an advanced trainer with hammer experience, it's going to be your new best friend.

 

 

Monster Sledgehammer Review

Monster Sledgehammer Review

If you're a fan of sledgehammer training, you're going to LOVE this piece of equipment. It's built to last and it's built to allow you to ADD weight as you get stronger. This is top-quality stuff.

 

 

Agogie Resistance Pants Review

Agogie Resistance Pants Review

Agogie pants have resistance bands built right into them, allowing you to directly load the movements that you're performing with elastic resistance. Is this effective and how it does it work?

 

 

Monkey Feet Review

Monkey Feet Review

Want to train hamstrings at home? Monkey Feet allow you to attach a dumbbell to your foot in order to leg curls and a variety of other exercises. Does it work and is it effective for at-home training?

 

 

DMoose Loading Pin Review

DMoose Loading Pin Review

This is very a simple piece of equipment that is incredibly versatile for home gym use. Learn what it is and how to use it for building strength and muscle mass with unique exercises and movements.

 

 

Finer Form Foldable Flat Bench Review

Finer Form Foldable Flat Bench Review

The flat bench is a standard piece of gym equipment. If you train at home, this foldable flat bench can help with storage space...but is it strong enough for heavy use?

 

 

Frog Wedge Glute Training Equipment Review

Frog Wedge Glute Training Equipment Review

Want to build a better butt? This simple piece of equipment is designed to set your legs at the optimum angle to work more of the glutes when doing the frog pump exercise. Does it work and it will help you build better glutes?

 

 

T2 Iso-Trainer Review

T2 Iso-Trainer Review

Discover one of the most versatile pieces of training equipment you'll ever find. The T2 is designed for isokinetic training, suspension training, elastic resistance training and much more. Learn what you can do with it here.

 

 

DMoose Arm Blaster Review

DMoose Arm Blaster Review

The Arm Blaster has been around for decades. Is the DMoose version of this bicep-training equipment effective for building your arms?

 

 

Exogun Massage Gun Review

Exogun Review

Massage guns can be very effective for improving recovery, increasing athletic performance and helping with pain and discomfort. Does the Exogun massage gun hold up to the tests?

 

 

Steel Mace Review

Steel Mace Review

The steel mace is an ancient combat weapon repurposed for training. This review covers a number of the exercises and mobility drills you can do with a steel mace along with the best source to get one for yourself.

 

 

30 lb Steel Mace Review

Steel Mace Review

If you're experienced in steel mace training, this 30 lb beast is the next step up in resistance. It's bigger, heavier and requires more skill and strength to get the most out of it.

 

 

Dark Iron Fitness Dip Belt Review

Dark Iron Dip Belt Review

The dip belt is a very common piece of equpiment that you'll find in just about any gym and the design is pretty standard. But what if there was a BETTER design that allowed you to perform weighted dips and chins with more comfort and security than a standard belt...

 

 

Rubber Banditz Bands Review

Rubber Banditz Bands Review

Using bands is a great way to train, whether it's just using bands on their own as resistance, for bodyweight exercise assistance, or for adding resistance to free weight exercises. Find out if Rubber Banditz bands hold up.

 

 

Flex Disc Review

Flex Disc Review

Using a dolly for fitness training is an extremely versatile way to work out. The Flex Disc is an upgraded version of the dolly, offering a variety of features to improve the versatility. Find out how it works here.

 

 

Chirp Wheel Review

Chirp Wheel Review

Got lower back pain? The Chirp Wheel is designed to help alleviate back pain with it's unique, specialized design. It comes in three sizes, for different levels muscle pain relief.

 

 

Intelliskin Posture-Correcting Shirt Review

Intelliskin Review

The Intelliskin shirt is designed to help automatically correct your posture as you wear it throughout the day or while you're training. Find out if it works, how it works and who can benefit from using it.

 

 

X3 Bar Review

X3 Bar Review

The X3 Bar is a portable, heavy-resistance piece of band training equipment that allows you to bring your workouts anywhere. It's designed for any level of lifter, from beginner to very strong. Find out how it works here.

 

 

StrongBoard Review

StrongBoard Review

The StrongBoard is a unique piece of balance training equipment that can be used for a variety of different exercises. Find out what it is and how to use it for best balance and stability training results.

 

 

EROS Smart Bodyfat Scale Review

EROS Smart Bodyfat Scale Review

Tracking your progress is incredibly important for achieving your health and fitness goals. What if it was as easy as stepping on a scale and letting your smart phone do the rest? Find out if the EROS Smart Scale can help you keep track of all your stats, including weight, bodyfat, BMI and more.

 

 

RecoverFun BFR Air Cuffs Review

RecoverFun BFR Air Cuffs Review

Want to build muscle without heavy weights? Blood Flow Restriction Training is what you need. These air cuffs, similar to blood pressure cuffs, aim to improve upon elastic bands for BFR training. Do they actually work better for this?

 

 

The Rotater Review

The Rotater Review

The Rotater is a piece of equipment designed for shoulder joint rehab and strengthening. It's unique shape and design allows you to perform mobility and strengthening exercises for the shoulders in a convenient manner.

 

 

Mass Suit Review

Mass Suit Review

This is one of the most unique pieces of training equipment around...it's something you WEAR, making your body part of the apparatus. It's targeted for athletic training, fat-loss and muscle and strength building.

 

 

 

 

Physiclo Resistance Clothing Review

Physiclo Resistance Clothing Review

Physiclo has taken the concept of "on board" resistance straight to your workout clothing. The shorts or leggings have resistance bands built right into them in order to burn more calories and provide resistance for most lower-body movement/athletic training.

 

 

Extreme Ab and Arm Wheel Review

Extreme Ab and Arm Wheel Review

Want six-pack abs and a stronger core? The Ab Rollout is a key exercise. This uniquely designed ab training wheel allows you to hold your arms in a different position when doing the rollout. Good idea or gimmick?

 

 

Z-Trail "Barefoot" Shoes Review

Z-Trail Barefoot Shoes Review

Minimalist footwear is extremely useful for training "barefoot" while still getting protection from the road and/or things you don't want to step in. Learn more about these minimal shoes here.

 

 

Prio "Barefoot" Shoes Review

Prio Barefoot Shoes Review

This is a fully-enclosed version of minimalist footwear from Xero Shoes. This shoe is "gym approved," which allows you to get the benefits of better contact with the ground while also having better overall protection for your feet.

 

 

Elite Sports MMA Gloves Review

Elite Sports MMA Gloves Review

MMA gloves are great not only for MMA athletes but those of us who like to use MMA-style training as conditioning. Find out if these gloves are durable and easy to use.

 

 

All American Fitness Bar Review

All American Fitness Bar Review

Adjustability is the hallmark of this unique training bar. You can adjust the angle of the handles as well as the width of the handles to customize it to your liking. And the variety of exercises you can do with it is HUGE!

 

 

Neck Flex Review

Neck Flex Review

If neck training is a priority for you, the Neck Flex is a piece of equipment you'll definitely want to check out. Very well constructed and versatile, the Neck Flex will allow you to work your neck safely and effectively.

 

 

Homemade Yoke Squat Bar Review and Schematics

Homemade Yoke Squat Bar Review and Schematics

When training at home, there are always limitations either in terms of space or budget that can make it tougher to squat. This yoke bar is designed to allowing squatting in complete safety, starting from the bottom position.

 

 

ProStak Blender Bottle Review

ProStak Blender Bottle Review

This bottle is designed to help make your supplementation easier and more convenient by adding storage directly onto the bottle itself.

 

 

Zero Water Pitcher Review

Zero Water Pitcher Review

Can the Zero Water pitcher actually filter things out as well as it says it does? I put it to the test with a thick sludge of protein powder. See how well the Zero Water pitcher performed.

 

 

RelaxUltima Neck Massager Review

RelaxUltima Neck Massager Review

This device is specifically designed to help relieve neck pain and stress by relaxing your neck muscles via heat and TENS electical stimulation. Does it work to help relax you?

 

PushX3 Push-Up Handles Review

PushX3 Push-Up Handles Review

Take your push-ups to the next level with these uniquely-shaped handles. In addition to push-ups, you can actually do exercises that will ONLY be possible with the PushX3.

 

 

Weighted Vest Review

X-Vest Weighted Vest Review

Increasing the loading on your body for all forms of exercise with the weighted vest. This is a simple way to burn calories and get more resistance in bodyweight exercises.

 

 

RepBoards Review

RepBoards Review

The goal of this is to increase your bench press. Perform partial range of motion "board pressing" without a spotter using this innovative piece of equipment.

 

 

Albeba Hip Band Review

Albeba Hip Band Review

The hip band is primarily used for glute and hip exercises. Learn if the Albeba Hip Band is what you need to build and tone your butt and your hips. It can also use for many other good exercises.

 

 

Flexsolate Lifting Straps Review

Flexsolate Lifting Straps Review

The Flexsolate Strap is a unique grip-assistance device in that it's NOT designed primarily to let you grip longer or stronger...it's designed to force your target muscles to contract more strongly by removing grip from the equation. Very interesting concept but does it hold up in the gym?

 

 

Hammerhead Anchor Gym Review

Hammerhead Anchor Gym Review

This is one of the most versatile pieces of home gym equipment you'll find on the market today, allowing you to perform all manner of exercises including tubing, bands, suspension exercises and stretches. The setup has a very small footprint that fits in ANY space...all you need is a solid wall to attach the anchors onto.

 

 

KettleStack Review

KettleStack Review

Have you wanted to try out Kettlebell training but been stopped by the high prices of buying a set? This unique piece of equipment will help you make your own for a fraction of the price.

 

 

Lean Abs Machine Review

Lean Abs Machine Review

Learn about an innovative new piece of home training equipment that can shred your abs AND provide you with a total-body workout quickly and efficiently.

 

 

The Lebert Equalizer Review

The Lebert Equalizer Review

Whether you're working out at home or at the gym, the more versatile the equipment you have, the more exercises you can do and the better your results will be. Can something as elegantly simple as the "The Equalizer" crank up the intensity of your training? Find out now.

 

 

The Lebert Equalizer XL Review

The Lebert Equalizer XL Review

This is the "bigger brother" of the Equalizer...built a few inches taller for increased versatility and usefulness for taller individuals.

 

 

Football Bar Review

Football Bar Review

Does this unique bar design hold the key to bench pressing without shoulder pain? Plus, find out what OTHER exercises this bar can be used for.

 

 

Power Hooks Review

Power Hooks Review

These unique hooks claim to have the ability to instantly increase the amount of weight you can handle with the dumbbell bench press and allow you to build bench press strength faster. Is it fact or fiction?

 

 

Born Tough Apparel Review

Born Tough Apparel Review

Athletic clothing and leisure clothing have combined to form a category known as "athleisure." Born Tough is one of the top brands in this category. Find out how their hoodies and cargo shorts stack up.

 

 

Kuyou Hydration Backpack Review

Kuyou Hydration Backpack Review

Need convenient hydration while you train and don't want to carry a water bottle around? This hydration backpack / camelpack will allow you to bring water with you on the go. Learn how it performs here.

 

 

EatSmart Nutrition Scale Review

Power Hooks Review

Learn exactly how much nutrition YOUR exact piece of food contains. This scale allows you to not only weigh food...it allows you to plug in a code saying what that food is so you get custom results based on exactly what you're weighing.

 

 

Sting Ray Review

Sting Ray Review

Can this unique piece of equipment help you get more out of your Front Squat with more effective load distribution over your shoulders? Does taking the shoulder pain our of Front Squatting with the Sting Ray kill your results?

 

 

AllAround Wrist Roller Review

AllAround Wrist Roller Review

One of the most unique and simple equipment designs you'll ever find. But does it effectively work the wrists and forearms?

 

 

Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Machine Review

Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Machine Review

Learn about the benefits and features of the Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Machine. What exercises can you do with this machine and is it a good fit for a home gym?

 

 

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