Product Reviews and Recommendations

At Bodybuilding Reviews, our goal is to assist you in leading a happier, healthier, and more balanced life. Therefore, we are careful and thoughtful when it comes to making purchasing decisions. We conduct thorough research, consult industry experts, and extensively test products in both Bodybuilding Reviews Lab and our testers’ own homes. This enables us to provide reliable product recommendations and trustworthy reviews that you can rely on.


Although we receive a commission for some of the products bought through our content, our recommendations are solely based on performance, test results, and firsthand experience.

How We Make Money

We get a commission on certain products we suggest, but not all of them. This only happens if you choose to click on the link to the store and buy something. We only suggest reliable stores that have shown they provide good service and can be trusted.

We are affiliated with the following networks and programs:

Amazon Services LLC Associates Program: Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

To name a few: Sell Health, Shareasale, Wolfson Brands

How We Find Deals

In today’s world, it’s difficult to determine what a good deal really is. That’s why we search the internet to find the biggest discounts available and inform you when your favorite bodybuilding brands have their annual sales. We work tirelessly on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Prime Day to make sure you’re aware of the best items to buy during those major sale events.

We keep track of shopping trends to provide you with the latest and most current offerings. From punching bags and weight benches to running shoes, yoga pants, and more, we offer a wide range of products to help you stay healthy, active, and entertained. Think of us as your trusted source for the newest and best products on the market.

Our Testing Process

Before we try out any product, our team of writers and editors thoroughly investigate the market and talk to industry experts such as certified trainers, physical therapists, board-certified physicians, and registered dietitians. They give us advice on what to look for and how to evaluate the products. Then, we create a detailed testing method to help us rate the products based on factors like how easy they are to set up, their value for money, their performance, and more.

After that, we choose a variety of products for each test. These products come from different retailers, have various prices, user reviews, and brand reputations. As part of our work, we spend a lot of time shopping online, and we want to share our expert knowledge with you. We understand that everyone has their own preferences and tastes, so we like to offer a few recommended options that we have carefully considered in terms of value. While we may receive some products for free, we mostly purchase the products ourselves to test them.

In addition to the objective test results, we also take into account subjective insights. For example, we consider how easy it is to adjust a set of adjustable dumbbells or whether a non-slip yoga mat stays grippy when your palms and feet are sweaty. We go beyond the performance data and provide clear explanations that you can trust. We highlight the advantages and disadvantages of a product so that you can compare the most important details with your lifestyle, needs, and budget, and make an informed decision.

Testing in The Lab

The Bodybuilding Reviews Lab is in New York City and it’s a big open space. There are two test kitchens there too. At the lab, we test all kinds of things like yoga mats and adjustable dumbbells. We put them next to each other and see how they’re different. While testing, we take pictures, videos, and write about our experiences to show you how the products did. It’s a detailed and behind-the-scenes look at our tests.

Our team of testers try out products with the help of trained professionals and experts using standard methods. We also add a touch of creativity to our tests. For example, when we test adjustable dumbbells, we drop them on exercise mats, hardwood floors, and cement slabs to see how well they withstand indoor and outdoor use.

Testing At Home

We understand that not all products are suitable for testing in The Bodybuilding Reviews Testing Lab. That’s when we turn to real-world testing. Our testers try out products in their own homes to assess factors like delivery, setup, and long-term performance. For example, they check how well the cushioning of running shoes holds up after running five miles compared to 50 miles. They also examine if treadmill belts maintain their grip and whether leggings lose their compression, elasticity, or opacity after repeated washing.

In our at-home testing process, we have editors, writers, and experts who follow the same detailed methods used in The Bodybuilding Reviews Testing Lab. They complete surveys to rate each product based on important qualities, share useful information about each product, and take photos and videos to show how the products perform in real-life situations.

How We Evaluate Dietary Supplements

In simple terms, dietary supplements can sometimes:

  • Improve overall health by filling in nutritional gaps.
  • Restore levels of a deficiency that has been diagnosed.
  • Help manage specific symptoms or health conditions.

However, there are potential risks associated with supplements due to the lack of regulation and improper usage. It is possible to take too much, which can cause an imbalance of nutrients or interact negatively with other supplements or prescribed medications.

It’s generally better to get our nutrients from the food we eat, and supplements should only be used when they provide necessary nutrients that are lacking in a balanced diet. Just because a manufacturer’s website makes big claims doesn’t mean those claims are backed by scientific research. Supplements are not meant to treat, prevent, or cure diseases or conditions, except for those caused by deficiencies. There are no universal recommendations for supplements because everyone’s needs and risk of deficiency are different—there is no supplement that benefits everyone.

In the United States, the FDA does not regulate or approve supplements for safety and effectiveness before they are sold to the public.

We only suggest dietary supplements that have solid scientific evidence supporting their use. This means there are many high-quality studies backing up our recommendations. If there is research that raises concerns about the safety of a product, we won’t recommend it. We take a careful approach and examine each product’s ingredients individually. Our recommendations are based on clinical research and we don’t support claims that lack evidence.

We give priority to products that have been tested and certified by independent organizations like NSF, USP, or ConsumerLab. We always mention whether a product has undergone third-party testing and certification. Since the FDA doesn’t regulate the supplement industry, third-party testing helps ensure that a product contains the stated ingredients and is free from contaminants. However, it doesn’t guarantee effectiveness. It’s worth noting that these certifications can be expensive, so if a supplement is not tested or certified, it doesn’t automatically mean it’s a bad product.

In addition to these strict standards, we pay close attention to the supplement facts label for qualities we value. This includes products that are non-GMO, organic, minimally sweetened, or free from unnecessary additives. Our methodology and recommendations for dietary supplements are not meant to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider if you have questions about dietary supplements. You can learn more about us how we evaluate and recommend dietary supplements by reading our methodology.

Why Trust Bodybuilding Reviews

The product recommendations on Bodybuilding Reviews are based solely on our own opinions. Sometimes we receive free products to test and review, but we mostly buy the products ourselves. While we do earn commissions on some recommended products through affiliate links, we never let retailers, public relations firms, or salespeople influence our content or product coverage.

Before testing products, we thoroughly research product safety by studying the latest studies and consulting with experts such as doctors, certified trainers, licensed therapists, registered dietitians, and more. We gather information on best practices, frequently asked questions, and important factors to consider when evaluating a product. Our writers and editors are also experts in their respective fields. Our senior editor is a certified personal trainer, we have a certified running coach who specializes in running content and develops our testing methods for running shoes, and we have a team of registered dietitians who write our nutrition and supplement content. All of our content is overseen and published by a registered dietitian.

Before we publish any article, we make sure to check the facts and have it reviewed by a member of the Review Board. However, it’s important to consult your healthcare team to determine if a specific product, especially food, supplements, or medical devices, is suitable for you. You can learn more about how we create our articles and our guiding principles.

We don’t just stop working on an article once it’s published. Our team continuously updates and refreshes our recommendations to keep them accurate, helpful, and up-to-date. We also understand the frustration of researching a product only to find out it’s out of stock when you try to buy it. To make your experience better, our dedicated editors check availability every day.

Safety and Recalls

Since the world of parenting and family is always changing, the products we review and suggest might be recalled or have updated usage recommendations. We strongly advise you to stay informed about announcements from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the products you buy. It’s also a good idea to register your purchases with the manufacturer so that you can receive notifications if there’s a recall.

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