Truck Stop Workouts with Damir Sarcev

Truck stop workouts are turning Damir Sarcevic into an Instagram legend! He’s only got 358 Instagram followers as I write this but he’s definitely someone who deserves more of the spotlight! Like I said when I used him for Weekly Motivation last week, @dmkdacho is a truck driver who’s decided to not let that turn him into a […]

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D.I.Y. Plate Weight Rack (base) by Stephen Bergman

D.I.Y. plate weight rack? D.I.Y. plate weight rack? What in the world is that? Gather round it’s DIY time again kids! To make space in the gym I needed to build some plate weight racks. I have a weight tree, but the footprint of it is rather large and it takes up a lot of space so by building smaller […]

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Michael Wailes Powerlifting’s Lionheart

Michael Wailes is a Garage Gym Life original. The man I call “Powerlifting’s Lionheart” was one of the first people to follow @garage.gym.life on Instagram and one of the first to purchase a t shirt! This guy’s got a growing social media following and once you read his story you’ll see why he inspires so many. The Legend […]

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@xtina_geri_fitness single mom/superhero!

Single mom/superhero @xtina_geri_fitness is a single mom/superhero. Her Instagram profile describes her as a self-love mentor and online fitness coach but I began following her because I LOVE watching her garage training videos showing her WITH her toddler Malakai.  Every session isn’t a perfect PR setting event and she can’t always go Beast Mode (whatever that really is) […]

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Menna Yousri Brings Fitness To The Middle East

Menna Yousri has a passion for fitness! Her motivation level is apparent from her Instagram posts and every email exchange that I’ve had with her. She lives in a part of our world not typically known for its devotion to fitness and health but she’s not letting that stop her! Rather, she’s taking up the challenge […]

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@dmkdacho Provides Weekly Motivation!

Who’s Damir? @dmkdacho, also known as Damir Sarcevic, is a truck driver who’s decided to not let that turn him into a shadow of his former, athletic self! His effort and hard work definitely got my attention and I’m using him as this week’s motivation! Why? I know that training in the garage by yourself is […]

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Yoga For Powerlifters by Marisol Swords

Yoga For Powerlifters? Really? We all know the benefits of a good stretch. We have all seen the cool and sometimes unusual photos on Instagram, maybe even tried a few poses with both disastrous and hilarious results.  But what are the real benefits of yoga for a lifter?  What’s the quick and dirty, straight dope […]

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Always Get Better Stronger with Robert Brinkley

Always Get Better Stronger is one of those Instagram profiles that’s so awesome you wonder to yourself, “Why doesn’t this guy have more followers? He’s doing such cool stuff!” Or at least I did. So when I wanted a garage gym athlete to break down kettlebells and how to start training with them, Rob was […]

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Mental Warm Ups or Setting Up Your Gym Area

Mental warm ups don’t get much thought in our culture. Most people just go in the gym and start training or worse they choose equipment without forethought; just grabbing whatever’s closest without preplanning. I think taking time to mentally get ready to train is critical and that includes setting up the workout area.  I’ve watched a […]

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