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🏋️ We found the best under-desk treadmills

Welcome to Home Gym Club! The Pew Research Center shares that roughly 22 million adults in the US work from home, and the average person spends over eight hours in front of a screen daily per Nielsen data. Solutions like under-desk treadmills can make it easy to get your steps in. Just sayin’…

What’s in today’s newsletter:

  • We tested various under-desk treadmills and chose the seven best.

  • A first look at REP’s ARES 2.0 Function Trainer.

  • We tried the ultra-budget Nutricost Creatine Monohydrate powder.

  • A personal trainer tells you his favorite posterior chain exercises.

Cardio Zone

7 Best Under-Desk Treadmills

It's time to face the facts—we’re getting fewer steps in our day-to-day, likely because we’re sticking to a single room in our home rather than buzzing around an office or commuting. Enter under-desk treadmills, compact-but-mighty cardio machines that can help you get your steps in during that meeting that should’ve been an email.

After researching more than a dozen under-desk treadmills and testing 10, we picked our favorites based on factors like:

  • Ease of use

  • Speed

  • Footprint

  • Versatility

  • Price

First Look

REP ARES 2.0 Functional Trainer

Coop and team recently attended the 2024 FIBO Global Fitness Expo in Cologne, Germany, and surveyed the latest (and greatest) equipment and accessories for your home gym. There, we met up with our pals at REP Fitness and got a closer look at the REP ARES 2.0.

Coop chatted with REP’s head of product development to get all the insider info and answers to your burning questions like:

  • What makes the 2.0 different?

  • Is there an upgrade path?

  • What should you expect for assembly/installation?

  • How much will it cost?

Budget Buzz

Nutricost Creatine Review

Creatine—the most well-researched (and well-regarded supplement)—can get expensive fast. Luckily, Nutricost is a brand that’s made a name for itself by providing quality creatine without breaking the bank, and there’s nothing we love more than finding an excellent bargain.

Surely a creatine powder that costs cents per serving size is too good to be true? Well, maybe not. We tried Nutricost Creatine Monohydrate powder and are eager to share our experience with this budget brand. Check out how we rated it in our Nutricost Creatine review.

Train Station

13 Best Posterior Chain Exercises

Including posterior chain exercises in your workout routine is vital for several reasons. A thick and well-developed back, as well as powerful glutes and hamstrings, are aesthetically pleasing. You may also notice reduced lower back pain, especially if you’re a beginner to resistance training. As a result of increasing your posterior chain strength, your anterior chain lifts may improve.

Based on his decade of experience in weight training—both as an enthusiast and a certified personal trainer—Ravi Davda put together the 13 best posterior chain exercises. He’ll go through each in detail, explaining their benefits and how to do them, then give three posterior chain workouts for you to try.

Get started today on building some serious posterior chain muscle!

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