Garage Gym of the Week: Bryson Greer

by Katie Kennedy
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What’s Your Name? 

Bryson Greer

 

Do you have a name for your gym?

I’m open to suggestions!

(Side note: Any suggestions for Bryson?!)

 

Tell us a little about yourself - what you do when you aren’t lifting, what are your other hobbies, etc.

I’m a new Dad so I spend most of my time with my wife and daughter when I’m not lifting. I’m a software engineer as well so I spend a lot of time coding!

 

What gear do you have in your gym?

Currently, I have a Rep fitness power rack, a Tru Grit barbell, ethos plates, Bowflex adjustable dumbbells, an ab mat and resistance bands. The flooring is fit-Lock from American floor mats!

 

When did you become part of the Fringe Fam? What was your first Fringe purchase?

I joined the email list a while back and enjoy reading the emails as well as the blog. I’m looking forward to making some future purchases with Fringe!

 

What’s your favorite gear that you use all the time?

I’m a big believer in the barbell being the best piece of equipment. You can always get a full body workout with a barbell

 

What gear do you never use?

Cardio equipment. That’s what the great outdoors is for!

 

What was your best gear purchase?

I’m currently really proud of the flooring! It’s a lifesaver for knee/back pain and just improves the workout experience

 

What gear purchase do you wish you would have said “NO” to?

I’ve bought cheap barbells and plates before. Those with the 1” hole instead of the standard 2”. I can’t stand those.

(Side note: Here's the difference between a standard and an Olympic barbell)

 

What’s your favorite workout?

I really enjoy squats. Plus I’m getting into functional fitness more and trying to incorporate more full body movements.

 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Not necessarily gym related, but understanding how far respect goes is probably the best lesson learned for me. If you want to be respected, you have to respect others. No matter how different they are from you.

 

What advice would you give to newbie garage gymmers?

Take your time with your purchases! Let it be a process and enjoy the fun of it. It’ll be a journey, (and keep your spouse happy that you’re not spending all of your money on gym equipment!)