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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: ***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: 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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Picked these four up at $50 each + $200 delivery + $80 Storage

Spent $500 all together with gas. How much can I get for all 4 of these? Just skim thru the video, I am going to use it if I post it online so the buyer can get a closer look. 9_a4wyMp21A BodyMasters:

EquipmentBruh‎, Today 07:47 PM
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EZ Curl Bar Recommendations

I purchased the "Champion E-Z Curl Bar With Collars" off Amazon and it squeaks like mad... Can you recommend a better one or a hack to stop the noise? I'm looking to purchase a quality one that you would see in a commercial gym or similar. Thanks !

Converge46‎, 10-15-2014 09:10 PM
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Body Solid Pro-Power Rack, what should I ask for it?

Hey guys, I have a Body-Solid Pro-Power rack with the bench that's been sitting unused for years. It literally sat in a box for like 5 years, then assembled and unused until now. Going to be selling the house, and have come to the realization that while I should be using this thing, I'm never...

pgsanta‎, 10-17-2014 03:46 PM
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Building first home gym.. need advice (power rack, high/low pulley, multibench)

Hello all! I've done some reading and see the essentials of a home gym revolving around a power rack and some sort of lat pull down system. I'm wondering your thoughts on power racks with built in Lat attachments vs getting a high/low specific machine. I'm thinking that the main factor would be...

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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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picked up some weights and bar

So yeah a friend sold me his weights, bar, and bench for cheap since he's moving. I already have a bar that's in decent condition, but I really like the aggressive gnarling and it has it in the middle for squats I assume while mine doesn't. So the problem is that the sleeves don't spin. Is that...

washedupred‎, Yesterday 09:59 PM
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Impex calls this an Olympic Strength Cage lol Doesn't even have spotters. It's neither a cage or even a half rack. It's a storage rack...

CliveWarren‎, 08-02-2014 10:37 AM
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Equipment Crew- Part III

Once again We have reached the limit and its time to open the next installation of this institution. To quote a founding member of the crew: Well I've got leg day tomorrow so Have fun and good night all!!!

Wildtim‎, 09-21-2012 07:25 PM
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Frank Zane Leg Blaster

Hi everyone, Bought one of these off of Craigslist nearly brand new. I don't know what to think of this equipment. Seems like the range of motion is kind of strange, but I'd like to get other opinions from those who also own the machine. What do you guys and gals think of the Frank Zane...

bentleyjazzie‎, 12-01-2011 11:47 PM
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Mini Deadlift Jack Sources

I will be getting one of these soon and these are the places I know of that sell these. Just thought I'd throw up a list and if anyone knows of any others please add. $65 plus shipping. ...

JB426‎, 05-09-2013 10:16 AM
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Need help finding Tuff Stuff leg extension

Hi, New to the forum and need some help finishing my home gym. I am looking for anyone that wants to part with a Tuff Stuff leg extension machine RLE-382, I am located in Maryland but willing to travel some distance or have the unit shipped. Looking specifically for the newer model that is grey...

Pontiac21043‎, 10-17-2014 03:53 PM
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New Open Power Rack Build

I'm in the process of building myself a Power Rack (design pic attached). I've taken it up with the steel supplier and the fabricator and it's basically gonna cost me the equivalent of $120 (I'm in India). I took on this project as there are no good Power racks available here and gyms with power...

slashragnarok‎, 10-12-2014 12:16 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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18 inch dumbbells too long for chest press?

I wanna purchase a pair of 18 inch dumbbell handles, for heavier rows and chest presses. I know that rows will work, but can you chest press with a pair of 18 inch dumbbells or are they too long to do them comfortably?

cooksgochu‎, Today 02:00 AM
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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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My $2100 home powerlifting type gym

Thought I would show my home gym since I can embed pics now. Bought most of the stuff used or on sale. I don't think I have spent to much relatively. I have been piecing this together for 10 years now, but last year got a bunch of good stuff as I got some good deals.

smokinHawk‎, 10-07-2014 05:11 AM
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Mats on wood flooring

Ok, lots of threads mention this already but no clear answers so far. I need to set up a power rack and deadlift station on a finished hardwood floor (the whole house has the same flooring). The floor is glued to a slab foundation. I have horse stall mats I was using previously on a carpeted...

100Reps‎, 09-01-2014 03:09 PM
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$200 bucks for 355lbs of rusty old used weight and a rusty bar?

I found a guy willing to cut me a deal on some weight I can start using till I have more money. It's the weight featured here: mastersofmetalfl. com/freeweight.html Plus a rusty old bar, he said he can sell me a newer bar for 245, but I don't think it matters. When I have more money later...

Edgario‎, 10-14-2014 09:57 AM
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How to cut uprights shorter?

Does anyone know a way to cut uprights shorter easily and cheap? Or would you think that it's better to just forget the uprights and get different ones? Thanks.

HerpyDerpyBrah‎, 10-12-2014 10:46 AM
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Rogue HR2 with plate storage

Has anyone got a HR2 half rack with the storage posts, like on the Rogue website example? I wonder how functional the closed rack area is, with all 4 storage posts loaded with plates? Itīs not exactly a large area without plates on.

MonkeyT‎, 10-17-2014 11:54 AM
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How essential are dumbbells in a home gym?

Hello all, I was wondering if I should pick up a set of Ivanko 5-50lbs prostyle set for my home gym. I could get a deal for them for under $300, but been hesitating because I haven't used dumbbells in forever (been just doing dl/sqt/bp/ pull up). For those of you out there with dumbbell sets,...

Forcep‎, 10-16-2014 01:58 AM
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Half Rack - Safety Spotters vs. Full Power Rack Safety Spotters

This seems to be what make a Full Power Rack better than a Half Cage / Half Rack. Even though most half cages will have 17 - 18" safety spotters, it's just not the same as having a saber safety rod going from pillar to pillar for spotting. Is this the deal breaker when considering a half cage...

Mr. Braun‎, 03-06-2010 01:52 PM
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Rogue Monster RM-4

Purchased this rack a few weeks ago and thought I'd give my opinion after a few weeks of usage. My main constraint for a rack has been an 83" ceiling in my finished basement. Most other rack manufacturers complained about not being able to cut down a single rack....Rogue is no different... but...

rpark‎, 09-09-2013 01:45 PM
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Dynamic Fitness and Strength

Anyone ever deal with them? Looks like they have nice modular racks along the lines of Rogue and Sorinex. I wonder if this is the company that makes the racks for Rep Fitness? 800 Wisconsin Street Building #8 Suite 101 Eau Claire, WI 54703

keyboardworkout‎, 11-04-2013 11:19 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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