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Sticky Thread Sticky: Pic's and discussion of your "Home Gym"

Lets see where you work out. Mine;

Rocket‎, 12-18-2005 08:49 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 3)

The last thread got up over 10,000 posts with too many people asking if they should pick up the bowflex down the street, so it's time to start a new one. Let's all keep our eyes open for the shake weights for .20/lb, strap on our Chucks, and speed away on our unicycles for those sweet pick ups....

aclockworkoi‎, 05-09-2014 11:16 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Power Rack Thread - August 2010 version

This is a collaborative effort from the equipment forum members. The 2008 edition has a lot of broken links and rather than keep that one going we decided to start a new one. First let’s have a few definitions to clear up some confusion. Squat Stands: These are probably the most useless...

Jimbo.‎, 08-07-2010 11:03 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official Newbie Bowflex Search

So you are new and dumb enough to believe the Bowflex commercials, before you get flamed and negged into the red, use the damn search function to get the answer to "dude, should I be ignorant and think about getting a bowflex" OK, now if you post another thread, you get what is coming to...

ctgblue‎, 01-02-2009 06:31 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Belts - A Comprehensive Guide

The topics “Do I need a belt” and “What belt should I buy” are such a frequent occurrence that it has warranted a detailed posting on the topic. This is meant to be a dissertation on the topic, and shall be inclusive of all the information that is required to answer this question. If you don’t...

cmarti063‎, 05-16-2014 06:22 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: ***READ THIS FIRST*** Official workout equipment FAQ

We've been talking about starting a thread like this a number of times... so I'll start out with some of the more common questions and I'm sure it'll expand from there. Q: "I'm a newb and I want to know what I should get to start my home gym?" A: The majority of people will be best served by...

deseee‎, 02-05-2009 09:02 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: This is Not a Classified Section!!!

THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO POST STUFF YOU HAVE FOR SALE!!! I'm seeing a lot of people and (some not noobs!) posting items they have for sale in this section. That is not what it is for and is against board rules. There is a craigslist sticky for posting great deals you see but if it isn't a...

Wildtim‎, 10-07-2012 06:53 AM
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Has anybody heard of or used the strong Theory bar?

I have been checking this out online and was wondering if anybody has used the strong theory bar..

pazzwerd‎, 10-21-2015 05:05 PM
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Functional Trainers Questions

I'm looking into getting either a Functional Trainer, or Leverage System (More towards a FT) just to add some extra variety and fun to my workouts, I already got the basics covered (Rack, Bench, Barbell, Plates, Pull Up Bars, Dip Attachment, Dumbbells, Lat Machine). This would have to go in an...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 11:24 PM
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Nautilus Power cage vs Rogue RML-390F Flat foot Monster Lite

As the title states, I'm now between these two options and the Nautilus is priced at around $1000 shipped. I know the Rogue RML-390F has great reviews but I can't find much about the Nautilus cage so I would love to hear from anyone who is familiar with it. Even if you think the Rogues is...

ahamdani‎, 07-27-2016 09:09 PM
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Cost No Object Machines and Free Weights, the Best of the Best

Hi All, So far I ordered the following: ELITE FTS Collegiate Power Rack Elite FTS Colegiate 0-90 Bench SORINEX HURRICANE

HealthNutMD‎, 09-30-2010 06:57 PM
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Smith Machine recommendations

I want to replace a squat rack and a bench press with a Smith machine to take up less floor space. Can anybody recommend a good one. My budget is $2000 -$2500 range. It will get lots of use as it is in a gym with about 80 users. I have attached pictures of the equipment I am wanting to replace.

dokkenpaul‎, 07-27-2016 04:27 AM
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Re-apholster bench press bench

I am needing to recover a weight room bench. Can anybody recommend material I can buy to do this myself? Thanks, Paul

dokkenpaul‎, 07-20-2016 07:29 PM
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Press attachment arms for power rack

I cannot find the thread that had an attachment that you could do seated presses and bench off a power rack. Anybody remember the site?

Greybird2‎, 06-02-2016 05:51 PM
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[?] How tight should the collar be?

When using my curl bar should the weights be rotating as I'm lifting? Or should the collar be so tight that the weights don't rotate as I lift?

raiseablade‎, 07-27-2016 12:33 PM
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Cheap alternative to squat rack?

Hey guys New to lifting, just shelled out a week's pay check for a 100kg olympic set (had been using a standard bar and decided to switch to olympic rather than buy more standard weights). I've been doing zercher squats instead of back squats as I have no safe way to get the weight on my back. ...

ImHere2Gain‎, Yesterday 06:22 PM
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New (to me) Adjustable Bench

My gym is getting smaller! I moved the Powertec Workbench out, but kept the actual bench from it for inclines. Earlier this year I bought an Xtreme Monkey flat bench, since the Powertec bench was too high (21"). Even though I freed up some space, I don't like moving 2 benches around or the...

70chevellegsp‎, Yesterday 11:22 AM
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Equipment Crew- Part IV

I was here for the start.... now we're four threads in. Nice job fellas. Proceed equipment sluts. #3- 9/21/2012 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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My DIY earthquake bar

Got the fiberglass pole last night. Wrapped some athletic tape for grip, built up some ridges with electric tape to keep things from sliding around. Don't have any bands, but I suspect bungies will suffice. Played around with it last night, the 1 1/4" seems to be my choice, the 1" seems to have...

chadsalt‎, 07-27-2016 06:17 AM
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York Barbell Club - Part II

The first thread for the York Barbell Club has run to the maximum number of posts. I bring you Part II, a place for the York Gang to hang out and share their interest in vintage American iron from York, PA. For those of you who can't see the linked text above, here's the old thread:...

AttyGuy‎, 05-11-2015 07:30 PM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 06:40 AM
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Vintage Iron Thread

Hi All, I read a post a few weeks ago in which SnowOne and DonForeman suggested a vintage iron thread to discuss/identify old plates. I wasn't part of that discussion, but I see that no one has created the thread, and I have a couple of plates that I could use some help identifying, so I figured...

rlundregan‎, 08-14-2012 03:19 PM
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Rogue deadlift bar comparison, along with Rogue power bar & vintage York olympic bar

Here it is, finally The rogue deadlift bar with the power bar and vintage york olympic bar vrIbVucoYm8

smokinHawk‎, Yesterday 11:09 AM
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My recent builds

I'm getting too many emails asking "what can I do", so I tought I'd put these in the same thread. These are just final (or close to final) pictures. No descriptions. Questions welcome. Racks and benches

Mech6‎, 12-11-2013 08:17 PM
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Does anyone know how well an Arm blaster works?

I've been reading the Arnold bodybuilding book and in it he recommends to use the Arm blaster and that its not being used in gyms anymore when it should be. I was just wondering if anyone has tried it and how well it works as well as if its worth the buy?

Hitter52‎, 10-15-2012 05:20 PM
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Need a boxing bag.

Willing to spend more or less 130$.

NDanielGr‎, Yesterday 08:27 AM
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DIY: Numbering the holes on your rack

A little DIY vid on numbering your holes. Not much to it, but I jut wanted some numbers on the holes on my rack so I got a silver sharpe, seemed to work well 0jKgykiM6Yw

smokinHawk‎, 07-25-2016 11:46 AM
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The Barbell Thread

Ok here it is, a thread for people to go to for information on one of the staples of any gym that doesn't sell fufu coffee and pizza. I am going to post a couple of things to get it started, but my information is limited so I'm hoping everybody that has some info or links that will fit with the...

Keetman‎, 03-25-2009 01:09 PM
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Armbands for Cellphones - UK

Anyone have any they'd recommend? for UK brahs I'm tempted to just hit up Tesco and grab there £14.99 version and run with that. I have the HTC Desire 620 6" so looking for something that'd fit that. I do a lot of sports so HIIT/Circuit etc so expect it to not fall out etc...

Adjust91‎, Yesterday 03:20 AM
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The Cheapo Setup

Ok so let's go through the cheapest options for new equipment that you'd be willing to use for training. While we all dream of buying that custom built rig, or finding a solid piece of used commercial or vintage equipment to outfit your gym, many times we just want to buy something that's usable...

Domicron‎, 01-02-2016 03:22 PM
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Footwear question

Hey folks, I hope this is the right place to post this but I'm looking into footwear for training as it's the basic foundation I guess. A year ago when I started lifting weights I was just using my regular gym trainers which are running shoes - I know!! Anyway, needless to say I did feel the strain...

Suzannejreid‎, 07-26-2016 11:37 PM
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Rogue Barbell Club

I figured it's probably long overdue for a Rogue Barbell Club. I'm sure there's some vintage (circa 2006) collectors out there too. I'll start off: Rack: Rogue R3 w/ Matador and Landmine attachments Bars: Rogue Ohio Power Bar, Rogue Matt Chan Bar, Rogue SB-1 Safety Squat Bar Bench:...

Bench905‎, 04-01-2015 05:38 AM
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