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A Quick and Easy Guide to Adjustable Dumbbells
Adjustable dumbbells started getting popular when people realised that having dozens of different dumbbells took up a lot of space. The more increments, the more space needed. And thus, people started innovating new ways to make a dumbbell change the resistance and weight. Early iterations included spring grips, globe dumbbells, and eventually chrome plates and so on. Adjustable dumbbells have been refined constantly over time, optimised for home-use, and are now one of the best additions – or maybe starting points – for your home-gym. There are three main things you should look out for when picking and choosing your...
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What home furniture can I use in my home-gym?
So, you have dumbbells and, if you’ve come from our previous article, you’ve got eight different exercises to get a full-body workout. It’s a great start, and you think you might be seeing some gains, getting stronger and more confident. Maybe you’ve just gotten into a routine or started making laps around your local park. All your efforts are working. This is the perfect time to up the ante.   To add just a little bit of flavour and spice to your daily workout and try different variations and new exercises that will challenge you in different ways. Of course,...
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8 Dumbbell Exercises For a Full-Body Workout
There are many ways you can use dumbbells (or even kettlebells or other free weights) to target all your muscle groups. Dumbbells are the most popular and versatile kinds of weights out there, making them both necessary to any workout and the perfect starting point for any beginner. As a starting point, a dumbbell is essentially a small bar with two weights on either side, meant for one hand. There are a very different types of dumbbells, such as fixed weight or adjustable. We offer the HEX Dumbbells as a fixed weight, and two types of adjustable dumbbells: the standard...
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What is Calisthenics and What Can It Do For My Home-Gym Workout?
Calisthenics is but one of many types of strength training. Specifically, it uses your own bodyweight, without any equipment. This includes repetitive motions such as push-ups, squats, crunches, or even the agonising burpees, wherein you are essentially fighting gravity through these exercises through push and pull (or jump, bend, and twist). Sometimes, this is done on bars and rings, but isn’t entirely necessary. These exercises build muscle, stamina, flexibility, and overall fitness. Calisthenics originated from physical education programs in the 19th century, with gymnastics exercises at its core. Competitively, it shares similarities with dance and gymnastics routines, in that it...
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Home-gym? What about on-the-road gym? Here is some portable gym gear you can try!
There’s all this talk about gym-bros and home-gyms. There seems to be this ongoing not-quite-feud between these two factions, wherein you either gym from home or at your local gym. However, today, we wanted to move away from all that and explore the notion of an… outdoor-gym-bro. And no, I don’t mean these huge ‘portable gyms’ or huge Power Racks that need to be assembled and disassembled each time. While they’re great for personal trainers bringing everything from plates to racks to massive cable and cardio machines, as a normal person with a normal gym schedule, it’s a bit too...
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What Types of Workouts Are There and What Suits Me?
When deciding what kind of workout you want to do, you should first know what you want to gain from it. Workouts are essentially just a set list of exercises (and their variations) that strengthen certain areas of the body. Of course, there’s the reps, sets and weird faces you make as you get more and more tired, but there are three (arguably four or five or six) main areas that you might want to focus on to meet your goals. In this article, I will outline the three main types (since I don’t have the space to talk about...
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Barbell Loading: How Much is Too Much?
If you’re new to the gym scene, then you might look at a barbell and immediately think, it’s a metal stick! And you’re not exactly wrong. That’s what they are: a long metal bar(bell). However, when you start using them, start loading heavier and heavier weights on them, it’s important to understand that a barbell isn’t infallible. If you load a barbell beyond its capacity, you’ll quickly find that your barbell won’t last very long – or you’ll just have a bent one very soon. Of course, barbells are meant to take a lot of weight, but if its beyond...
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5 Home Gym Myths, Busted!
  Training from home has never been more popular, with a lot of us being in some sort of lockdown. You will find some kind of training equipment in most people's homes these days. Whether it's a set of dumbbells and skipping rope, to a fully decked out home gym consisting of squat racks, benches and kettlebells. Most of us are getting onboard with the idea of training from home. We have learnt a lot about home gyms in recent years. Today we will debunk the top 5 myths around home gyms. 1. You need a lot of space. A...
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Kettlebells Vs Dumbells
  The question asked around gyms and fitness facilities around the world: Which one is better - Kettlebells or Dumbbells? Let’s take a closer look at the history and what makes both unique. Dumbbells Dumbbells date back to almost 2000 years ago. In ancient Greece, they invented a piece of equipment called a 'haltere'. This was a crescent-shaped stone with a handle. This was the predecessor to the dumbbells we know and love today. Arguably the biggest step forward dumbbells took, was when Istvan Javorek created his 'Javorek's Complex' in the 1980’s. This made dumbbells very popular amongst the mainstream. Go check this...
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5 Things You Get Away With When You Lift at Home
Working out in your own garage versus working out in a commercial gym has its' unique perks. Here's what happens when you can lift like no one's watching. 1. Selfies for days! No longer will you need to look over your shoulder to see if someone's watching as you take that perfect gym selfie. You can also take as many as you like until you find that well-lit, perfect angle for your Insta! 2. No longer waiting for someone to finish their set Nothing sucks more than having your momentum stopped in its tracks when you have to wait for a...
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Top 5 Barbell Exercises for a Great Physique
The foundation to a great exercise program is the barbell. The list of what you can do with one is almost endless but here at Rug & Rig, we have put together our top 5 for you to have a play with in your home gym. 1. Overhead Press We are going to start the list with a compound movement that should be a part of everyone’s workout routine. Whether you are looking to drop some weight and get lean, or if you want to pack on the muscle, the barbell overhead press is something you should not look past.  To...
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Logical Benefits of Owning a Home (Garage) Gym
Do you ever think of setting up your own gym? Will you really use it -if you buy it? would that squat rack just be another expensive coat hanger? Or Will this hold you accountable for getting in your days workout and make excuses for exercising a thing in the past? Raise of hands if you have put a side gym for the day and convinced your self you’d go for a quick walk instead and that’ll give you the same benefit? Just because the gym is a 15 min drive away? Guilty! If you are feeling stuck between these...
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10 Things you need for a Home Gym
  Warriors If you are thinking about setting up your home gym, you are not alone! We have a large number of active home gym enthusiast  who are looking to do the same. There are lots of equipments you can find in the market but your budgets are limited. You would want to keep it compact and within your budget. Here are 10 items you need to get started:   1. Dumbbells  2. Kettlebell 3. Pull-up bar 4. Rings 5. Jump rope 6. Medicine ball 7. Plyo-box 8. Barbell 9.Weight plates 10. Music
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What are adjustable dumbbells?
Adjustable dumbbells are changing the way we lift weights on the go. Some are easy and some can be time-consuming to make the adjusted weight on the go. Your standard dumbbells will require you to change the weight by removing the collar, then pulling the weights off, and reinserting the new weight. The adjustable dumbbells are much easier to do with a simple dial system where you can adjust your weight. Your weights are on the ground or on the shelf. You simply dial the weight you need and remove the dumbbell. Very easy to use and takes up a...
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Investing in the Home Training Space; Bumper Plates
When setting up your training space at home there are many different options for weight plates. Amongst those options are bumper plates. You will recognise these as the bulkier, usually more colourful plates in your local Fitness Centres or Crossfit gyms. With gym’s in Victoria being recently closed, reopened and then closed again due to the COVID19 pandemic it is a time in which you should be considering the alternatives that allow you to continue working towards your fitness goals no matter what’s going on in the world. Olympic/Polyurethane Bumper Plates are a great option for people who are wanting to...
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