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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: 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: 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: 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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Has anyone bought anything from the strength shop website?

Jason Blaha reccomended it and I am soon going to set up a home gym in the apartment i am moving into if i can. The prices seemed decent and good quality. Any reccomendations? Thanks

IronAddict1775‎, Today 08:27 AM
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Vibram shoes

Are vibram shoes good for doing squats and DL? and if so which type would you reccomend? any exp with vibram shoes is welcome, i'm thinking about buying a pair.

MikeTheBiceps‎, Today 08:19 AM
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Cheap DIY Tire Sled

I finally got around to making my cheap DIY Tire Sled. The material was mostly scrap lying around the house I just had to purchase some of the hardware. All in all it turned out great and cost me $20. I like that the tire does not destroy my asphalt. I need to get some towing straps soon, but...

djslik916‎, Yesterday 11:03 PM
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well i ordered a piece of equipment monday and the shipping is still processing. how long does it take for their stuff to get to you?

TheWickerman‎, Today 08:14 AM
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elitefts safety squat bar

I got this based on some recommendations here and i was worried about it. When I got home from work yesterday this was sitting jut inside the front door. My wife said the guy struggled just to get it that far - I laughed. It is around 70 lbs. I have not had much of a chance to try it out...

tmonkey‎, 12-25-2013 12:33 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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Review - HD Titan Power Rack 2x3 (in progress)

This is a premature thread that I'll use to update my review. I just received my rack today. It was a birthday present to myself. It was shipped UPSFreight (despite them telling me it would go FedEx Ground across 2 separate packages) and it had a delay because the truck broke down at some point...

JamesMontana‎, 07-10-2014 06:56 PM
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HD Titan Power Rack 2x3

The short: I've seen a few threads and reviews on Titan's "Fitness power rack", but none on the "HD Power Rack 2x3." It appears to be a Rogue R-3 clone. Does anyone have experience with it? This is the Titan rack:...

Murser‎, 06-27-2014 09:48 AM
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singe piece of equipment for dips and pullups?

Hi I am trying to build out a home gym. I have only rudimentary setup at the moment of some dumbbells. I have not got much cash so I try and get the most bang for my buck when buying new equipment. So far that means dumbbells since they are so versatile they can be used for almost any excercise....

realdurtysouth‎, Today 03:44 AM
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Something Legendary is coming.

It's coming and it's "Legendary". Soon. Very soon.

AttyGuy‎, 06-01-2014 07:36 PM
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OneFitWonder 10LB Bumper plates...a little review

After a little research and feedback from y'all, I picked up some OneFitWonder 10LB Bumper plates from Fringesport to use for Olympic technique training with my wife and son. I'd looked at theirs and Rep Fitness, as both claimed to have very durable and "droppable" 10's, and decided on the...

CropDusterMan‎, Today 04:52 AM
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Is it worth to buy a barbell?

Hi i am Stathis and i am 16 years old.I recently put into effect the skinny guy transformation program which can be found on since i am 48kg (105lbs) and 160cm (5ft3).I just wanted to ask you if it is worth to train with my 6kg(13lbs) (3kg or 6.5lbs each) dumbells or if i should...

stathispaok‎, Yesterday 01:22 PM
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Its finally here!! :D (My Best Belt)

Wake up this morning and this was waiting for me by the front door :D Ordered it in the beginning of the month. Couple hours later I went to the gym to hit legs and set a few PRs. 335x2 Squat, up from 315 (yeah I know my squat sucks, least favorite lift). Then I did some RDLs and got 315x8...

RedSox1990‎, Yesterday 03:44 PM
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Fat guy+unhealthy guy wants to buy workout equipment. Total noob questions

First and foremost (I wanted to say hello to you all). Little info about myself (Just to help you all get a better grasp of my situation). I'm 6'0-weight about 250+ and If I had to guess my own body fat, I'd say in the top 40-50 range (So yeah), I smoke on a regular basis, and kill of 2L of Cola...

Narutomiu‎, Yesterday 03:24 PM
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adidas adipower

hi just wanted to know if i should buy the adidas adipower weightlifting shoes.i have fairly wide feet and im extremely flat footed.i have do-wins but i want a better shoe and i was also wondering about what size i should do-win shoes are size 8us but they are a tad bit too small as they...

MrSqueezay‎, Yesterday 06:12 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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pull up bar for large wall/door frame depth

hi i would like a pull up bar that i can easily place or remove, those door frame pull up bars are very good, the problem is that they don't fit my door frame. the depth of the wall/door frame is 10 inches(25.4cm) is there an alternative? i don't want a pull up bar where i have to do some...

jufhhhk‎, 07-21-2014 03:29 PM
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Troy urethane plates?

Has anyone used these in a gym, etc? I'm looking at purchasing a large set (including 16x 45s) so I'm concerned about durability. Specifically, cracking and also the durability of the center hole. My current rubber cap plates tear very easily when inserting grooved bar sleeves. My other option...

BAVE‎, 07-22-2014 06:06 PM
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Help Power/Squat Rack For Home Low Ceiling

For too long I have ignored getting a power/squat rack for my home. I cannot keep increasing the weight and still bring the power up over my head to rest on my shoulders. Anyway I need something low. I measured I have a 78inch basement. Does anyone have any ideas or give me some advice to...

ChronicEclipse‎, Yesterday 12:17 PM
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Can someone recommend me a good weightlifting belt?

I have roughly 50 to spend on a belt. I had a Grizzly which I liked but it was cheap and broke within about a month of use. I would love an Inzer but right now I cant afford it. Whats a good quality belt that will last me for around 50? I am a size medium. Using it for deadlifts and squats. I...

rbtrucking‎, 07-19-2014 03:50 PM
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Ordered ironmaster super bench and pull up bar. Any ETA from previous customers?

Thanks to ironmaster I'll finally be able to do P90X the way it was designed. Can't wait to get the super bench, just wanting to know how long it usually takes for them to ship? I bought the items through

NO1UP‎, 07-18-2014 04:31 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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Choosing FID bench. Rae crowther 4 way, Legend 4 way, prostar ps651

I want to put another thread about FID benches. Sorry about that, I know I opened other thread with benches but I wan to focus in talking about FID options and the other one is confusing. That being said, I was thinking about 3 benches; prostar ps651. Do you know something around this guy ?...

Iceway‎, Yesterday 12:05 PM
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what type of leg press did i just get?

recently bought a leg press but i cant find how to maintenance it. it is not a linear bearing style. there are 2 wheels on either side on the inside and they roll up and down at the 45 degree angle. id like to make them slide as easy as possible but didnt know if something like wd40 would help or...

TheWickerman‎, Yesterday 03:07 PM
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Power Rack Opinions

So after taking everyones feedback onboard I've decided to ditch the all in one multigyms, and I was considering going for the following power rack What does everyone think of this: w w Does it seem like a good deal? :) As always,...

HasanRaza99‎, Yesterday 07:08 AM
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