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)

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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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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Yoga Benefits for Lifters

Yoga Benefits For Lifters? Yoga benefits lifters in several ways. For one thing, you probably already practice some yoga asanas (poses) without realizing it.  Garland Pose for example is a deep squat. Anyway, we all know the benefits of a good stretch. We have all seen the cool and sometimes unusual photos on Instagram, maybe even […]

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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

The Overlooked Mental Aspect of Physical Training 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’ve watched a number of champions train and I’m always struck by how purposeful every step […]

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DIY Tornado Ball

DIY and garage gym life often go hand in hand. Either we make it to save money or we make it for the sheer joy of building something ourselves. Today we’re looking at a DIY tornado ball build submitted by @dr1967 himself, Dave Reid. Why Do I Need A Tornado Ball? First, a tornado ball is a […]

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