In case you didn’t notice, we film a lot of videos here at BarBend spanning from reviews to educational content. Over the last year, we’ve spent a considerable amount of time connecting and working with a bunch of difference companies to build out our in-office gym. We tried to equip the BarBend office with a variety of equipment from multiple companies that we — and many others — would consider essential for a home gym. 

Since we film so often in our in-office gym/studio and the equipment is constantly in the background or being used in our videos, we wanted to take a second and disclose what exactly is in our gym. It’s important to note that many pieces of equipment have been provided to us for use from various companies. Below, we’ve included highlights of the equipment that makes up the BarBend in-office gym. 

What Makes Up the BarBend Gym

Rack — Force USA MyRack

Force USA MyRack Modular Power Rack
Force USA MyRack Modular Power Rack
Force USA MyRack Modular Power Rack

The Force USA MyRack Modular Power Rack is constructed with 12-gauge steel rack and is both easy to customize and cost efficient. 

A focal point of the BarBend gym is the Force USA MyRack. This massive squat rack was sent to us from Force USA and it came with all of the attachment options. This power rack has a base price of $399.99. After you cover your bases, you have the option to customize the rack in multiple ways and add attachments like monolifts, safeties, and much more. Check out some of the specs for the Force USA MyRack below!

Force USA MyRack Modular Power Rack
Force USA MyRack Modular Power Rack

  • Firm 12-gauge steel base with Westside hole spacing on the uprights. 
  • Decently space efficient for tight spots in a garage or home gym.
  • Multiple add-ons make this a great option for versatile workouts.
  • The base comes at a cost efficient price of $399.99. 
  • Learn more about the Force USA MyRack

Bench — Force USA MyBench

Force USA MyBench
Force USA MyBench
Force USA MyBench

The Force USA MyBench comes with flat, incline, and decline settings, and also offers preacher curl and leg extension attachments. 

On top of the MyRack, Force USA also sent us the Force USA MyBench, which is one of their most dynamic bench options. This bench allows for a flat, incline, and decline setting, along with a preacher curl and leg extension/curl attachment. If you’re in need of a bench that will match a variety of needs, then this could be a good option for you!

Force USA MyBench
Force USA MyBench
  • Versatile bench for incline, flat, decline pressing with testing up to 750 lbs.
  • Attachments: Leg extension/curl and preacher curl.
  • Lifetime structural warranty for manufacturer’s defects and design issues. 
  • Price: $379.99
  • Learn more about the Force USA MyBench

Kettlebells — Kettlebell Kings Kettlebells

Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebell
A powder coated kettlebell that is designed for versatile work outs and comes with a lifetime warranty.

The kettlebells that our gym is equipped with are from Kettlebell Kings. In our gym, we have seven Kettlebell Kings Powder Coated Kettlebells and one Kettlebell Kings Steel Standard Kettlebell. Of all the kettlebells we’ve reviewed, Kettlebell Kings were one of our favorites for their high-quality kettlebells and lifetime warranty. Check out which categories Kettlebell Kings’ Kettlebells won in our Best Kettlebell Round-Up!

Kettlebell Kings Kettlebells
Kettlebell Kings Kettlebells
  • Strong, durable, and grip facilitating powder coating, and smooth steel on the steel standard. 
  • Flat bottom finish and colored rings to identify poundage. 
  • Steel standard kettlebell utilizes similar dimensions to competition kettlebells. 
  • Kettlebell Kings Kettlebells offers lifetime warranties for these bells. 
  • Need new bells? Check out Kettlebell Kings and save 10% when you use the code “barbend” at checkout. 

Plates — Rep Fitness Bumper Plates

Rep Fitness Bumper Plates
Rep Fitness Bumper Plates
Rep Fitness Bumper Plates

The Rep Fitness Bumper Plates have been tested to withstand 12,000 drops from a height of eight feet, and are designed to have a low bounce. 

The bumper plates that our gym is equipped with come from Rep Fitness. We have a total of ten plates, which include: two 55 lb, 45 lb, 35 lb, 25 lb, and 10 lb colored bumper plates from Rep Fitness. If you’re interested in colored plates or simple black plates, Rep Fitness offers pretty comparable prices to other top brands on the market. These plates have been tested to withstand 12,000 drops from a height of eight feet, so needless to say, they’re designed to last.

Rep Fitness Bumper Plates
Rep Fitness Bumper Plates
  • Durability tested to withstand over 12,000 drops from eight feet high. 
  • Steel inserts with hooks to ensure long-term durability for plate-to-sleeve contact.
  • Rep Fitness’ rubber offers a low and minimal bounce when dropped. 
  • Learn more about the Rep Fitness Bumper Plates.

Barbell — Kabuki Strength New Gen Power Bar

In our gym, we have two barbells. The barbell that we use for powerlifting and other heavy movements comes from Kabuki Strength, and it’s the Kabuki Strength New Generation Power Bar. The New Generation Power Bar offers an incredibly high tensile strength of 250k and aggressive knurling.

Kabuki Strength Power Bar
Kabuki Strength Power Bar

  • Tensile strength of 250k and rockwell hardening for long-term outer construction. 
  • Aggressive knurling and center knurling to maintain placement on back in squats. 
  • Made with IPF and IPL requirements in mind, so it’s a great training bar to have competition carryover. 
  • Warranty: Five year warranty for manufacturer’s defects/design issues. 
  • Check out everything the Kabuki New Generation Power Bar has to offer

Barbell — Get RX’d WOD Bar 5.0

Get Rx'd WOD Bar 5.0
Get Rx'd WOD Bar 5.0
Get Rx'd WOD Bar 5.0

The Get Rx'd WOD Bar 5.0 offers a strong tensile strength of 190k and has a lifetime structural warranty. 

The second barbell that we use in our gym is the Get RX’d WOD Bar 5.0. This barbell offers a lot of solid construction features and we find its best for more dynamic workout movements such as cleans, snatches, and presses. The WOD Bar 5.0 offers a strong 190k tensile strength and lifetime structural warranty.

Get Rx'd - WOD Bar 5.0
Get Rx’d – WOD Bar 5.0
  • Tensile strength of 190k and zinc coating to support outer construction. 
  • Two over-sized needle bearings and bushings to promote a smooth, consistent spin. 
  • Lifetime structural warranty and one-year bending warranty.
  • Learn more about the Get Rx’d WOD Bar 5.0

Plate Holder — Fringe Sport Vertical Barbell & Bumper Plate Holder

Fringe Sport Vertical Barbell & Bumper Plate Holder
Fringe Sport Vertical Barbell & Bumper Plate Holder
Fringe Sport Vertical Barbell & Bumper Plate Holder

The Fringe Sport Vertical Plate Holder has six 8" holes and has the capability of holding up to 600 lbs of metal or bumper plates, and has two barbell holders. 

The plate holder in our gym was provided to us from Fringe Sport. This plate holder has six 8″ pegs that run up each side and has two barbell holders. Additionally, this plate holder has the ability to hold up to 600 lbs and comes with a one-year structural warranty.

Fringe Sport Vertical Barbell and Plate Holder
Fringe Sport Vertical Barbell and Plate Holder
  • Six 8″ inch plate holding arms and two barbell holders in the bar. 
  • Weight capacity of 600 lbs and a total weight of 30 lbs, so it’s easy to move when unloaded.
  • Solid one-year warranty for manufacturer’s defects. 
  • Learn more about the Fringe Sport Vertical Plate and Bumper Holder.

Kettlebell Rack — Fringe Sport 2-Tier Kettlebell Rack

Fringe Sport 2-Tier Kettlebell Rack
Fringe Sport 2-Tier Kettlebell Rack
Fringe Sport 2-Tier Kettlebell Rack

The Fringe Sport 2-Tier Kettlebell Rack offers a one-year structural warranty, rubber padding on each level, and 12-gauge steel frame. 

The rack we set our lineup of kettlebells and dumbbells on also comes from Fringe Sport. This rack comes with two levels and can easily holds eight kettlebells or six dumbbells across (varying in weight). We like this rack because each level offers a thin layer of rubber padding, so there’s never any metal clanking when putting equipment back.

Fringe Sport - 2-Tier Kettlebell Rack
Fringe Sport – 2-Tier Kettlebell Rack
  • Twelve gauge steel frame that has a total weight of 98 lbs. 
  • Each rack is lined with a rubber padding to protect the rack, your equipment, and limit clanking. 
  • Easy installation and one year structural warranty. 
  • Learn more about the Fringe Sport 2-Tier Kettlebell Rack.

Is There Anything Else?

As we continue to build out our in-office gym and beef up our video sets, we’ll continue to try and bring in more forms of equipment. If you’re ever in question of something in our gym, always check this page!