GQ: “The single most valuable commodity in the early days of quarantine wasn’t toilet paper or hand sanitizer—it was anything heavy. Kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells became scarce, and an entire black-market economy of fitness gear emerged overnight. That’s when Goldens’ Cast Iron, a Georgia foundry known for its backyard grills and long-haul-truck parts, pivoted to powerlifting.
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Written by the editors of GQ Magazine.
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