💪 Save Big on Home Gym Equipment This Memorial Day

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We’re not sure who needs to hear this, but a hamburger contains around 15 grams of protein, while a hot dog has five. Celebrate your Memorial Day with gains in mind, everyone!

Here’s what we've got for you today:

  • Force USA is having a huge holiday weekend sale on some of the best home gym equipment on the market.

  • Build your traps with the best workout geared to your experience level.

  • Check out how Arnold Schwarzenegger trains at 75 years old.


Build Your Home Gym for Cheap

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If you’re looking to give your home gym a bit more oomph, check out the discounts from Force USA this Memorial Day. Right now, you can save up to $1,750 on a range of all-in-one trainers and other equipment from one of the best names in fitness. Plus, with the code BARBEND5, you’ll get an extra 5% off your total!

The sale is highlighted by a deep discount on the Force USA X20 Pro Multi-Trainer, which is marked down from $6,000 to $4,250. This behemoth combines six strength training machines into one all-encompassing unit, complete with a cable system, chin-up station, power rack, landmine station, and more.

You can also score great prices on other all-in-one trainer models and hack squat machines below.


Blow Up Those Traps

GIF: Mark Daddy Iron on YouTube

If you train for aesthetics, the traps are a huge statement piece of your upper body. The undeniably eye-catching traps of bodybuilders and CrossFitters are all the evidence you’ll need of that.

Unfortunately, trap training can oftentimes be confusing or even fall by the wayside. Much like the calves, some people just seem to be born with these muscles while others struggle to develop them.

Even if you’re not trying to build bigger traps, strong trap muscles support a more balanced posture and better performance on the best barbell exercises. But how should you start, and how do you progress from there? To take the guesswork out of the equation, here is the best trap workout for every experience level.


Arnold’s Training Tips

Image: Men’s Health on YouTube

Even at 75 years old, Arnold Schwarzenegger is still a fixture at Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach. And earlier this week, the former Governor of California was featured in a YouTube video detailing how he’s changed up his training over the years.

The most striking difference is the workload the Austrian Oak tackles. Though his days of stacking endless plates are behind him, Schwarzenegger still brings intensity to the gym by embarking upon 25-30 working sets in just around 30 minutes. There’s little, if any, rest in between sets here as Arnold blitzes through a biceps and shoulder routine. Take a look below.


The Creatine You Need

Image: Onnit

  • There are a lot — a lot! — of different creatine choices on the market. We’ve rounded up 11 of the best.

  • Bodybuilder Hunter Labrada is looking to bounce back from a disappointing seventh-place finish at the 2022 Mr. Olympia. His latest deadlift session shows he’s not taking it easy this off-season.

  • Does your upper body need a boost? Learn how to use the safety squat bar to shake up your bench and shoulder press.