Where have these been all my life?
BodyBuilding.com's Nick Tumminello published this helpful article a few days ago looking at a few ways to increase your efficiency at the gym and solve common problems. These "hacks" (clever ways to solve said problems) range from easier ways to remove weights to using equipment in ways you never imagined.
Here are a few of the tips/videos we loved. Make sure to check out the full article at BodyBuilding.com: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/7-gym-hacks-you-need-to-know.html
1. HOW TO STRIP PLATES OFF THE BAR AFTER HEAVY LIFTING
2. HOW TO RACK WEIGHT PLATES
3. USE AB STRAPS FOR MORE THAN JUST HANGING LEG RAISES
Not a bad idea at all! Use Ab Straps, preferrably our AAB2 Gut Blaster Ab Slings to perform a bent-over row. While it may not give you the same range of motion, it could work if you have an injury or can't give full range of motion.