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Jul 18, 2024 - Cameron Brierley

Why you should invest in dumbbell storage

There’s no piece of gym equipment quite like the dumbbell, but if these weights are the Batman of your workout space then you need to find them a Robin — or, as we prefer to call it, a suitable dumbbell...

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  • How to install rubber gym flooring

    Jul 17, 2024 - Cameron Brierley

    How to install rubber gym flooring

    Now that you’ve found the right gym flooring, it’s time to install it. But where do you start? Literally and figuratively, it’s important to know how to lay that first tile before you begin. This can be tough in oddly-shaped...

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  • 12 Home Gym Design Ideas

    Jun 28, 2024 - Luke Whitburn

    12 Home Gym Design Ideas

    You don’t always need a garage conversion to exercise at home. One of the reasons weights come in so many shapes and sizes is to cater to all preferences. As much as we would all love to have a fully...

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  • 12 Functional Garage Gym Ideas

    Jun 14, 2024 - Cameron Brierley

    12 Functional Garage Gym Ideas

    Decking out your garage until you’ve made your local gym so jealous that they’re knocking on your door is the dream for a lot of us. Something about having a workout space that’s entirely yours is deeply tempting, not to...

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  • How much does a smith machine bar weigh?

    Jun 04, 2024 - Cameron Brierley

    How much does a smith machine bar weigh?

    While smith machines aren’t quite as popular as the barbell, they’re still a great tool to use for heavy lifts, rehabbing injuries and isolating your muscles. They’re plate-loaded, just like the straight bar, but how much weight should you attribute...

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  • Squat racks vs power racks — what to know

    Jun 04, 2024 - Cameron Brierley

    Squat racks vs power racks — what to know

    Wherever you’re building your gym, from home to a commercial space, your rack is likely to be the focal point. But with two primary rack types—squat racks and power racks—it can be difficult to know which one is right for...

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  • How to build a home gym setup you’ll love

    Jun 03, 2024 - Cameron Brierley

    How to build a home gym setup you’ll love

    We love home gyms at MuscleSquad. It’s where we started as a fitness company and it’s a core part of our DNA. Since 2017 we’ve helped thousands of people outfit their garage, spare room or bedroom with high quality equipment....

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  • Our racks explained: entry-level, intermediate and commercial range

    May 15, 2024 - Luke Whitburn

    Our racks explained: entry-level, intermediate and commercial range

    When it comes to designing your home gym or commercial space, choosing the right equipment is essential for achieving your fitness goals. We offer a range of squat racks that cater to various requirements, dimensions and budget. In this post,...

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  • 1:1 or 2:1 cable machines

    May 14, 2024 - Cameron Brierley

    Understanding cable ratios: everything you need to know

    It’s a common misconception that every cable machine is the same. It’s a steel cable pulling a weight stack; what’s there to change? The truth is that cable machines have lots of nuance to them, none more significant than the...

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  • Cable machine buying guide

    May 14, 2024 - Cameron Brierley

    Finding the right cable machine for you

    Whether you’re purchasing a cable machine for your home setup, a PT studio or a commercial space, it’s important to do the research to find one that suits your goals. There are numerous types of cable machines on the market,...

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  • Everything to know about our Phase 2 Quarter Squat Rack

    Mar 20, 2024 - Luke Whitburn

    Everything to know about our Phase 2 Quarter Squat Rack

    Welcoming our long-running Phase 2 Quarter Squat Rack, an essential piece of equipment that will transform your home workouts without breaking the budget. In this blog, we’ll dive into the key features of this versatile squat rack to help you...

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  • Choosing the right gym rack for you

    Nov 21, 2023 - Cameron Brierley

    Choosing the right gym rack for you

    Whether you’re outfitting a home gym or a commercial gym, a rack setup is bound to be at the top of your priority list. It allows you to tap into the key compound movements: squat, bench and deadlift, and—with the...

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  • Multi-Functional Trainer Full Power Rack & Cable Weight Stack

    Jun 01, 2023 - Think Shaw

    Smith machine benefits + 6 full body exercises

    What is a smith machine? A smith machine is a piece of equipment that consists of a barbell fixed to a pair of steel rails, allowing for vertical movement only. The barbell can be locked at different heights by engaging...

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  • Phase 3 Dual Cable Stack

    Feb 02, 2023 - Think Shaw

    Our Top 5 Reasons to have a Home Gym

    Working out is an important aspect of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. While public gyms offer a wide range of equipment and classes, they are not always convenient or affordable for everyone. Investing in a home gym can be a smart and practical decision for those who prioritise their physical health and fitness.

    In this article, we will discuss our top 5 benefits of having a home gym, from cost savings to customisation and control over your workout environment. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fitness enthusiast, a home gym offers the perfect solution for all your workout needs.

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  • How to Maintain your Home Gym

    Jan 25, 2023 - Chris Billingham

    How to Maintain your Home Gym

    A home gym is a great investment for those who want to stay fit and healthy without the hassle and expense of a traditional gym membership. However, like any investment, a home gym requires regular maintenance to keep it in good working order. In this article, we will discuss the key steps you need to take to keep your home gym in top condition, so you can continue to enjoy your workouts without interruption. We will cover the main causes of damage to home gyms and how to maintain your home gym to ensure you get the most out of your investment. So, whether you are new to the world of home gyms or a seasoned pro, read on to learn how to keep your gym in tip-top shape.

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  • Which weight plates should I buy?

    Jan 11, 2023 - Chris Billingham

    Which weight plates should I buy?

    The invention of weight plates revolutionized bodybuilding and the world of athletics by making it easier for people to vary the resistance of their workouts and target specific muscle groups. Fast forward to today, we have an abundance of choice and there is a variety of weight plates to choose from and the question is: which plate is right for you? 

    When purchasing weight plates for your gym, there are several things you should consider:

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  • The Multi-Function Trainer – A Complete Gym in One Rack

    Dec 23, 2022 - Chris Billingham

    The Multi-Function Trainer – A Complete Gym in One Rack

    The Multi-Function Trainer is designed for any level of lifters looking to bring all aspects of the gym to the comfort of their own homes. It is a perfect all in one solution in a compact form factor, packed with features and accessories to elevate your training. Follow along below as we give you a little insight into our new, upgraded Multi-Function Trainer.

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  • The EZ curl bar — what is it and why use it?

    Dec 16, 2022 - Chris Billingham

    The EZ curl bar — what is it and why use it?

    An EZ curl bar is a type of barbell with a curved shape that allows for a more comfortable and natural grip when performing bicep curls. This can help reduce strain on the wrists and forearms, making the exercise more comfortable to perform. Additionally, the angled grip of the EZ curl bar can help target the bicep muscles more effectively, allowing for better muscle development.

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  • The Importance Of Gym Flooring

    Sep 08, 2022 - Chris Billingham

    The Importance Of Gym Flooring

    Flooring is an essential to building your gym, whether in a spare room, a garage, or even a designated gym building. There are plenty of factors you want to consider when thinking about which flooring is best suited for your gym, such as how safe the flooring is and how well it will protect your equipment from impact damage.

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  • musclesquad dip bar for tricept dips and various other exercises

    Aug 19, 2022 - Chris Billingham

    5 Things You Can Do With A Dip Station

    Bull horn dip attachments are often associated with the conventional triceps dip. A large reason for this is because bull horn attachments are most commonly referred to as dip bars, but they don’t have to be limited to this image! Here we go through our top 5 Dip Station Exercises

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  • home gym equipment showing a squat rack treadmill and dumbbells

    Aug 09, 2022 - Chris Billingham

    Which Squat Rack Should I Buy?

    Today we're helping to answer key questions which you may have in buying a squat rack for the first time. Given how many options there are in the market you may have

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  • man doing a squat in a squat rack in a home gym setting

    Aug 03, 2022 - Chris Billingham

    Buying a squat rack for home — is it worth it?

    Is it time to take the plunge and invest in a squat rack for your home gym? In this article we take a detailed look at which type of lifting is best suited to a squat rack, how it could be benefit your training regime and help you achieve your goals.
    Once you’ve decided a squat rack is for you, we’ll help you explore the options of which rack is right for you.

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  • gym mat dumbbell and resistance band in living room setting

    Jul 09, 2022 - Chris Billingham

    How to Get the Most from Limited Gym Equipment

    You may be just starting your home gym journey, or maybe you're on a limited budget, and your garage gym is sparser than you might want it to be. Here we discuss how to get the most out of a limited budget or limited space for home gym equipment.

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  • start training and form positive habits to maintain a gym routine

    Jun 08, 2022 - Lewis Kite

    How do I start training & form a habit to maintain my gym routine?

    Getting motivated to start training can be hard enough but maintaining that motivation and developing a gym routine once the novelty wears off can be harder still. How to start training Motivation can get us started but motivation runs out...

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  • MuscleSquad Phase 1, 2 & 3 - what you get for your money

    Feb 14, 2022 - Fitness Trainer

    MuscleSquad Home Gym Equipment Phases Explained

    What do the MuscleSquad Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 designations mean? Which ones should you be buying & what do you get for your money?

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  • yoga mats & their place in your home gym

    Feb 01, 2022 - Jamie Grover

    Yoga Mats: Necessary for a Home Gym?

    Yoga mats. A simple yet effective addition to your home gym. They can be used for much more than just yoga, here are all the reasons you should get one.

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  • how to set up a home gym in your bedroom

    Feb 01, 2022 - Fitness Trainer

    Set Up A Home Gym In Your Bedroom

    At MuscleSquad we want to help, encourage and facilitate you to workout wherever you are and whatever space you have. Today we look at how to build your home gym in you bedroom.

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  • what weight dumbbells to buy

    Nov 11, 2021 - Jamie Grover

    What weight dumbbells should I buy to start my home gym?

    Buying your first set of dumbbells can be confusing, and it's hard to know what weight you need to workout with. This guide will have you clued up on everything you need to know when buying dumbbells.

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  • home gym on a budget

    Nov 11, 2021 - Jamie Grover

    Build a Home Gym on a Budget

    Want to work out from home but don't want to fork out for an expensive and space-consuming set up? Get the low down of setting up that home gym at home without remortgaging the house.

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  • Do I need a Power Rack?

    Nov 11, 2021 - Jamie Grover

    Do I need a Power Rack in my Home Gym?

    Do you need a power rack? Here's everything you need to know.

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  • Set Up A Home Gym In Your Garage

    Nov 11, 2021 - Jamie Grover

    Set Up A Home Gym In Your Garage

    Clean out your dusty, cluttered garage and put that disused space to use. Here's how to set up a gym in your garage.

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  • top equipment to set up a home gym in your living room

    Nov 11, 2021 - Jamie Grover

    Set Up A Home Gym In Your Living Room

    Whether it be for the convenience of getting in a quick 30-minute workout or just enjoying the comfort of your own home while working up a sweat, there’s a vast array of benefits to having your own living room gym. We explore some of the best ways to create your home gym.

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  • How to choose your weight plates, Tips from our PTs on

    Nov 11, 2021 - Fitness Trainer

    Choosing Weight Plates for your Home Gym: What to Consider From Our Fitness Experts

    Choosing weight plates and unsure of their relative merits? We ask our Fitness Experts which olympic weight plates they prefer and why.

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