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What should you use?

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: 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: 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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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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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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Willams strength used equipment

Not sure if this was posted. Godd stuff

Mech6‎, Yesterday 03:20 PM
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FID Bench? Under $400 Budget?

So I've been looking around and I'm just out of my element. I'm looking to buy a a bench for under $400, cheaper the better haha, but I know a bench isn't something you wana buy cheap (As in quality). I don't know what brands to avoid and what brands to look for. I'm seeing a bunch of X-Mark and...

DuFFY0121‎, Today 06:23 AM
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Powder Coat on Rogue RML-690

Hi guys, Bought a RML-690 a few weeks ago and have been lifting on it 3-4 times a week, thing is a beast. But the powder coat seems to be coming off to easy, just from adjusting the j-cups and safety arms it is all scratched up. Not sure if this is normal or not. My old york rack was painted...

gabsonfire‎, Today 01:05 AM
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Black Widow Traing Gear (BWTG) - Rack and Storage

Well, I've been looking for a while and finally pulled the trigger today. I've looked at Rogue, Sorinex and Elite FTS but ended up going with a fully customized BWTG Rack so I can have EXACTLY what I want. Here's what I went with.... 3x3 11 gauge Rack 1.5" hole spacing 90" tall 30"...

brucedelaney‎, 10-28-2014 02:07 PM
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Sorinex Trigger Bar

Sorinex Trigger Bar & Trigger Roller aka Trigger Bar Myofascial Release Rack Roller Just learned about these two products from one of the threads in this section. Priced at $169 plus shipping for the trigger bar and $59 for the trigger roller. ...

Jetigen‎, 10-27-2014 06:04 PM
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Thumbs up 'Look what I bought today!'.

Thought I would start this thread for people to show off their recent/latest purchases. Could end up being a great scource of dirty, filthy, gym pr0n. Note to noobs; you need 50 posts to show pics. Once you have 50posts, this is the code you need to use to embed the pics: I'll...

ProtienandIron‎, 08-12-2012 03:00 AM
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Hello there, is this not all i need for a well rounded training program ?

So ive decided to start myself a home gym, but i am a beginner when it comes to training. As a beginner is a power-rack not all i would need ? It allows me to do quite alot and keeps me safe aswell. This was the power-rack im most interested in just because its a package. Its a powertec power...

Fillip498‎, 10-25-2014 10:07 PM
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Thumbs up York Barbell Club

BoHo agrees! York Barbell Club it will be! By invitation only. Or something.

AttyGuy‎, 03-24-2012 04:31 PM
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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped anally prison style: ...

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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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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GP Industries (GPI), American Barbell, and Weld Issue Update

A while back I posted a question about the sleeve weld on some of the GPI bars. Although it's a gorgeous TIG weld, I thought that the location of the bead was a design flaw. It looks like this issue may have been addressed but...

morebarbell‎, Yesterday 08:55 AM
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The official Equipment Forum regulars competition and call out thread

Equipment Forum regulars: Do you have a specific lifting goal that you are focusing on? Looking for some friendly competition? Post your goal in here and see who is also looking to accomplish something similar. This is the place to match up against your fellow iron addicts. Whatever your...

BloodType3R‎, 10-16-2013 11:04 PM
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Which adjustable dumbbells are worth it?

I know there are a ton of threads about this but I was just wondering if generic, shady-looking spinlocks like the $200 dollar sets of 100s you see when you look up 'adjustable dumbbells' on Amazon might be worth it compared to, say, Powerblocks/Ironmasters. I'm ready to drop the cash for the...

GetShrektUp‎, 10-28-2014 08:21 PM
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Texas Strength Systems (TSS) Equipment Review: Power Cage

Background I've been involved in weight lifting, specifically powerlifting since 1999. I've owned a no name bench w/ a built in squat rack, upgrade to a yukon power cage, then an EFS BYO 3x3. I've been through cheap DB handles, cheap bars, moved onto Ivanko bars & PDA (fracational plate) DB...

Synthetickiller‎, 01-14-2014 08:46 PM
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Eleiko bumpers for my appartment

Hi! Beginner here. I'm a lightweight and want to get some new bumpers that I can use in my appartment. It's important that they do not stink or have any odor, since my power rack is in my living room. That's why I'm considering the Eleiko plates. Does anyone have experience with the Eleiko XF...

Aegir‎, 10-28-2014 11:11 AM
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Treadmill Factory

On November 13th I ordered the following items from Treadmill Factory. 1 of : Powertec Power Rack PR-11 1 of : 300 lbs Rubber Grip Olympic weight set Shortly afterwards I received an email confirming my order and a few days later the charge appeared on my credit card. As of today I still...

RadFishy‎, 11-28-2012 01:08 PM
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College Football Playoff Thread

This thread, per the title, is for discussing College Football and the upcoming College Football Playoff. If I were tasked with picking the four teams for the playoff, (as of today) they would be as follows: In 1) Mississippi State 2) Florida State 3) Auburn 4) Notre Dame

dumb.bell‎, 10-26-2014 04:34 PM
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home basement gyms

Hey guys, I just need an opinion on my plan. Im starting to build myself a liting/press area in my basement. I want to purchase a power rack but i dont think it would be the best to put in my basement since i have like 6-7ft from my drop ceiling to the floor. I did consider the TDS power rack built...

areyes3556‎, Yesterday 07:21 AM
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Opinion about very old Bench

Hi, I would like to maybe restore this old bench. It has a design, that might be appealing to people, because the sturdy steel pipe construction entirely supports the whole board when horizontal, it is not just one beam under the board. What do you think of it, is it desirable? Does anybody know...

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Need to build elevated outdoor PLATFORM

Wondering if anybody has had any luck building an elevated platform for your power rack. I have to put this outdoors and although it will be covered, I'll need it elevated off the ground a bit since it will not be on cement. I'll be leveling an area to install the platform but I want to be sure Its...

Praemonstrator‎, 10-28-2014 04:09 PM
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Abram 2.0 GHD Review

I have been looking at various ways to improve the posterior chain (butt and hamstrings) for power and speed (football, wrestling, track, mma...). Besides the RDL, the GHD is the best posterior exercise around according to some experts. Unfortunately, GHDs are expensive and will take up some...

congore‎, 10-21-2014 09:38 AM
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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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Talking ATTN Matrix... Sorinex / TRX training equipment SHED

morebarbell‎, 10-25-2014 11:14 PM
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Planning on opening a gym (commercial)

Hi i was planning on opening a gym sometime next year and i am planning ahead. Rent wise it wont be a problem since the building is mine. So what i need is advice on; - Which equipment to to buy first - Which brand to buy from - Any advice at all big or small The gym will be located in...

da_punisher756‎, 10-27-2014 02:29 PM
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Sorinex installs Is it weird I want to take off my pants when I see these photos?

Mech6‎, 10-24-2014 11:08 AM
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