How to Spice up the Garage Gym with Chains and PVC

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Today, we have a garage gym DIY “project”! Notice I put project in quotations, because this is hardly a project, and more of a case for why you should have extra PVC and chains in your garage. PVC plays an important role in a garage gym – it can help with mobility, we’ve used it to […]

How to Workout in Your Underwear and Save $15,000


Who doesn’t want to workout in their underwear and save $15,000 in the process?  No lie, I have worked out at home in my underwear once before…ok, maybe twice…alright, alright maybe it was a few times…Still not sure if I am proud of that, but nonetheless, it has happened Here’s what we are going to […]

How to Automate Shopping for Garage Gym Equipment


What is the best way to shop for home gym/garage gym equipment? A garage sale? The internet? Sporting goods store? Well, I was introduced to an unconventional, yet completely awesome idea at Lifehacker yesterday when my Art of Manliness blog post made it to Lifehacker– I just have to share. I talk about shopping around and finding good […]

I believe in Street Parking, do you? – My Garage Gym

Garage Gym

You may be asking yourself…Street parking? Well, you could call it street parking, driveway parking or even I-don’t-have-room-in-my-garage-for-a-car-because-I-have-too-much-workout-equipment parking (Wow, longest hyphenated word ever). This post was spurred for two reasons. Reason #1 – Rogue Fitness came out with, probably the coolest commercial I have ever seen. Makes me wish I had the resources to […]

Garage Gym DIY vs. “All Out” Garage Gym vs. Commercial Gym


​I know you’ve asked the question. Garage Gym or Commercial Gym? Then maybe you’ve gone one step further…If I go garage gym, should I buy everything or should I build it all?

Each one has its pros and cons, and maybe you have found a combination of all fits your needs, or maybe you are a 100% DIY Garage Gym kind of person. Either way, let’s take a look at some of the factors you should consider. ​

The infographic above says it all, but here is a little more explanation to each category. ​