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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, 05-10-2014 12:16 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 07:22 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 12:03 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 09:49 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 07:31 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 10:02 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 09:12 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 07:53 AM
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Question How much does an Olympic Bar weight?

How much does an Olympic Bar weight? I've heard anything from 30-45 pounds from folks at the gym. So what is it?

megatron_ed‎, 03-11-2002 02:26 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 04:57 PM
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Decent Flat/Incline/Decline/Sitting Bench

Is there a decent flat, incline, sitting, decline adjustable bench? I'm basically looking for an all-in-one bench for bench presses, concentration curls, inclined situps, the whole nine yards. Online or any Canadian fitness stores.

lostinwebspace‎, Today 10:27 AM
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Reasonably priced iron plates?

I'm looking to buy some reasonably priced plates to supplement the set of York plates I have now. I made the mistake of selling off my extra 45's thinking I could buy used when I needed them. However, the market where I live has been completely dry for months now, so I'm looking into buying new. ...

scoobydood‎, Yesterday 01:41 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 05:31 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 07:40 AM
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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, 10-29-2014 09:55 AM
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Finished Plotting the Bench in 3D CAD

New thread because i made significant simplifications to the design of the feet, wheel brackets and pad mounting so now i'm going to try and pretend like the original design never existed. FRONT PERSPECTIVE: ...

G1981C‎, 07-30-2014 03:36 AM
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Ironmaster Superbench found on Craiglist

I found an Ironmaster Super Bench on Craigslist for $100. I'm a beginner starting to build a garage home gym. I plan on getting a power rack next with an Oly weight set. Will this bench be suffice or to tall in the flat position. Should I get it for the price since new is over $250? The bench...

smahoney1‎, Today 02:12 PM
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2014 Black Friday & Holiday Weight Equipment Sales and Deals

Link to thread from 2013 for comparison: Sears All weights on sale, 300lb Weider Olympic set $179.99

morebarbell‎, 11-06-2014 04:55 PM
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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 03:07 PM
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The Ohio Power Bar

hey guys, did another product review! its just my personal opinion happy BF shopping ps. still trying to learn how to embed..

Pandobearninja‎, Yesterday 03:20 AM
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How essential is a power rack for a home gym?

I mostly work out from home, sometimes at school but prefer not to be in the crowded gym. I have begun building my home gym, but I lack a power rack and an Olympic weight set. I've mainly been working with dumbbells. My main question is, how beneficial is it to have a power rack? I can do dumbbell...

mhudsonfarmer‎, 11-20-2014 01:43 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 05:34 PM
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Rogue Ohio Bar Sale

Jump on it only 87 left.

ubernoob‎, Today 11:27 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, 10-17-2013 12:04 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 08:25 PM
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Fat Gripz on a BWTG Swiss Bar

I'm definitely getting a BWTG Swiss Bar this Friday, but I still can't decide whether to go with the regular grips or the thick grip ones. I like using thicker grip for certain exercises. And I have a pair of Fat Gripz I use for my regular barbell. For BWTG Swiss Bar owners, do you guys know...

kitkat12012‎, Today 06:31 AM
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Duffel bag for sandbag training

I'm in the market for a new duffel bag that will be filled with sand to make a sandbag. For those who have made these in past, can you recommend a bag for me?

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Which bar spins the best/smoothest? Polishing the inserts plates?

Which bar spins the smoothest? I don't have much experience with bars besides a hampton barbbell and some cheapos from PAS that i've played with but they were all not smooth like the hampton, or maybe they're not suppose to be smooth? 00:52 - he spins the bar, some arn't that smooth but they're...

mochakaboom‎, Yesterday 03:24 AM
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I need full fingered workout glove, because of medical condition.

Alright, so I've never used gloves before, and I've always had dry hands. Well as of recent, my hands have gotten much worse. I went to the doctor and they told me I have eczema on my hands. So basically to stop the irritation, i need gloves that will cover my whole hand. Ive tried to work...

Soulonfire11‎, Yesterday 10:08 PM
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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 07:59 PM
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For the experts - Leverage Gym or Functional Gym?

I'm 41, in decent shape, was in great shape 2 years ago and need to get motivated again. My 6 day a week routine is now closer to 3 and I need to change that. I currently have a Powertec Leverage Gym. (I'd post a link but I can't) Through a family and friends promotion, I have an opportunity...

waldvogelmj‎, Yesterday 12:31 PM
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Thick. Solid. Tight. - FatGripz Review :)

I bought these at GNC for a low price. I have used them for a week and will update my opinions and results. Thus far, I love them. I feel like they target the muscle group more.

Chunkx‎, Yesterday 05:28 PM
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Big Back Grips, anyone use them?

I'm having trouble finding out exactly what they're designed for and if they do their job. Are they cushions for comfort, made of a unique material to decrease slippage, or something to help improve stability for pressing movements? I googled some stuff and watched a couple quick youtube...

Gazi‎, 11-19-2011 12:14 PM
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