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🏋️ REP and PÉPIN: Better together?

Welcome to Home Gym Club! When we think of the best duos, we shout out Peanut Butter and Jelly, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, or Bert and Ernie. Now, REP and PÉPIN have entered the chat.

What’s in today’s newsletter:

  • Coop examines the new REP X PÉPIN adjustable dumbbells.

  • Our product testers rounded up the top 13 treadmills.

  • We tried Transparent Labs LEAN Pre-workout.

  • Does the Bells of Steel Flat Utility Weight Bench pass the GGR test?

First Look

REP x PÉPIN Adjustable Dumbbells

Coop loves a good team-up as much as he loves a pair of adjustable dumbbells, and the new REP x PÉPIN (RÉPIN?) adjustable dumbbells are giving us the best of both worlds.

When Coop first saw the announcement—after picking his jaw up off the floor—he knew he had to make a video giving this new product the ol’ GGR breakdown, including:

  • Weight increments

  • Handle size and knurling

  • Pricing

  • Estimated release/shipping dates

Cardio Zone

Best Treadmills For Your Home Gym

What’s a home gym without a treadmill? The best treadmills allow home gym owners to keep their fitness routine going regardless of inclement weather or unsafe outdoor running conditions.

If you’re in the market for a treadmill, you’ll immediately notice the hundreds of machines available. The options feel endless, ranging from treadmills packed with high-end features like touchscreens to more budget-friendly picks that fold up.

Our expert product testers, including marathon runners, triathletes, and certified personal trainers, have used more than 50 treadmills, putting them through walking, jogging, and running workouts. We narrowed our list to the top 13 treadmills we believe should earn a spot in your home gym.

What’s Supp?

Transparent Labs LEAN Review

For our Transparent Labs LEAN Review, we had Olympic lifter and senior staff writer Caine Wilkes test it out this pre-workout while training for an international weightlifting competition.

According to the company, the active ingredients in Transparent Labs LEAN are “developed for a single purpose: to be the most exceptional cutting pre-workout supplement, ever.”

Were they successful? Click the button below to see what Caine says.

Bench Beat

Bells of Steel Flat Utility Weight Bench Review

Some lifters love the bells and whistles of home weight benches with different configurations and 1,000-pound weight limits. Some may want a simple, yet effective weight bench—one that’s sturdy enough for general workouts but doesn’t have to hold the world on its back pad.

Our recommendation for “simple-yet-effective” is the Bells of Steel Flat Utility Bench. Strong enough to handle most people’s workouts and with a four-leg design, this flat bench also brings great value to your home gym.

It may not be for everyone, though. In this Bells of Steel Flat Utility Bench review, senior staff writer and Olympic weightlifter Caine Wilkes will review the pros and cons of this flat weight bench so you can know if this is the best fit for your garage gym setup.

Quick Hits

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