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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: 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: 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: ***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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Rogue RM-3 Review

New to the forum so here is my contribution. I just received my new power rack and decided to post a quick initial review: 1. Ordering Process (5/5). No issues. Quick responses to chant and same day responses to emails. 2. Delivery/packaging (4.5/5). I was contact by UPS freight the...

redpen1‎, 07-29-2015 05:06 PM
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Home Gym...Most Important Purchase?

I'm 48 and have finally decided to get off my tail and add some muscle to this aging body...something I haven't done in the first 48 years of my life. I don't have the money to spend right now (daughter starting college) but I'm looking forward to Christmas and will be keeping my eye out for some...

TripleB67‎, Today 07:31 AM
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Body Masters CXp Series Thread

I am starting this thread about Body Masters CXp machines for archiving purposes and easy Google searching. I am not sure what the series letters stand for; but, I was told that the P stands for Plate-loaded. There are only 5 models in the CXp line: 1. Lat Pulldown CXp 712 2. Seated Row...

Jetigen‎, 08-21-2013 04:55 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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Thumbs up New pad build for Cybex 5435 completed

This was pretty easy so thought I would share if anyone is interested in doing something like this. I wanted less slippery pads for my cybex adjustable and to use the texturized gripper vinyl that my elite bench has. The cybex pads were also kind of narrow at around 10.25" so figured I would...

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Favorite Powerblock model

Just curious what Powerblock owners favorite Powerblock model is. I own the ProRexan set, and they are my favorite model. I've tried almost all Powerblocks. ProRexan, Elite, Sport, Urethane, etc. and so on. I love the contoured look of the Rexans, and the handle is superior to that of the...

bentleyjazzie‎, Today 06:50 AM
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wrist wraps

i've done some searching, but haven't gotten the information i'm looking for. I have a mild sprain in my wrist (diagnosed by a dr) and have been told to wrap up for my lifts to help the healing process. i just need some recommendation on what style and brand you guys like and if any of you have had...

Domicron‎, 07-27-2015 09:50 PM
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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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Prostyle DB Handle Question

OK, I have a set of prostyle's going to the 80lbers. I am in the process of collecting plates to make larger ones. I have found these handles: ...

Keetman‎, 08-12-2008 10:04 PM
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Are all weights on weight machines the same?

By that I mean for brands/gyms. My gym uses Life Fitness weight machines. The weight increases by 5-7-10 lbs per plate from the top, middle, and bottom of the stack (I'm going to have to check exactly when I go back to the gym). Obviously the lower on the rack you go the heavier the weight. I'm...

WutangFlex732‎, Yesterday 09:07 PM
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Anyone Lift w/ Long Sleeves?

Saw some long sleeve workout T's and was wondering if anyone has experience with them and any brand recommendations. Thanks!

dmenac‎, 07-27-2015 09:12 PM
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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 09:28 PM
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Which of these scales are more accurate and why because im getting different weights?

there was the normal scale with the pointing arrow that gave me 135lbs then i went to this other arcade looking like scale where you had to insert coins and then it said wait for instructions then it said calculating weight,donnot move and then it said your exact weight is 149.5lbs ? which is it (i...

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Thinking about replacing my bench

I'm thinking about replacing my bench (Hoist 4165) with something a little lower and I have it narrowed down to the Legend 3103 or the Rogue adjustable 2.0. I've been really impressed with my Rogue rack so I'm leaning towards the Rogue bench but I keep hearing how nice the Legend bench is so I...

mliebs‎, 07-31-2015 02:06 PM
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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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What bench?

Are there any standard/flat bench presses made by flex equipment? If so, which ones are they? show me pictures

Mrman123‎, 07-31-2015 10:34 PM
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What olympic bench to get?

I'm not the heaviest guy/strongest guy in the world, I just wanted to know what would be a good weight bench to purchase. I don't want any incline/decline bench, just a flat standard bench that is tough and solid. Any suggestions?

Mrman123‎, 07-20-2015 08:49 PM
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Power Rack / Half Rack for 81" Ceiling

Hey all, I am interested in getting a power rack or half rack so I could lift alone at home safely. I have 81" ceiling height, and would like something that you do not need to bolt down and that can also store weights on it. I want to get started on a compound movement program, and will be...

Zarkus‎, 07-11-2015 10:34 AM
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Rogue band pegs for plate storage

Has anyone tried using the band pegs on a Rogue power rack for plate storage? I'm getting a RM3 and am thinking that since the pegs are 1" they should be strong enough to hold some weight.

redpen1‎, 07-29-2015 08:13 AM
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Barbarian-Line Wall Mount Pulley System

Barbarian-Line Wandzugstation (Wall Mount High/Low Pulley System) This wall mount pulley system by German company, Barbarian-Line, is a space-saving alternative to lat pulldown/ seated row machines. The purpose of this thread is to archive the available information about this machine...

Jetigen‎, 07-30-2015 10:51 AM
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Question Maximizing Arc Trainer

My gym has Cybex Arc Trainers. I'm new to them, and still trying to figure it out. I usually use their Precor Ellipticals, and burn about 400-500 cals during 30 minutes with an Incline of 6-7 and Resistance of 6-8. I read the Arc Trainer burns more calories. But in my 30 minutes, I only...

CntryDwllr‎, 07-31-2015 02:50 PM
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Adding to Powerblocks? Upping my bench

First time post, long time lifter however. Im stuck on a plateau on my bench. Ive tried numerous things and just can't get over the hump. Recently ive bought some powerblocks that go up to 70 lbs and have been using those on my 2nd bench day of the week on the floor for floor presses. My...

lightninglarry‎, 07-30-2015 02:00 AM
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The CAP OB-86B appreciation thread

In all my browsing of this forum, i believe this barbell is far and away the single most recommended piece of equipment. the value is good: typically recommended resellers: Wayfair,, Walmart. recently, in an unrelated thread, we found out you can get quite a good deal from...

Domicron‎, 03-21-2015 02:50 PM
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Annoying home gym obstacles

Does anyone else have a ridiculous or annoying obstacle in their home gym? Here is mine (attached)… right smack in the middle of my platform, I have a “wall brace”! I have no idea if I can cut it down or move it to a better location. It’s high enough where I can still do deadlifts, cleans,...

krlafont‎, 07-31-2015 09:39 AM
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Rack platforms, issues with benching

Has anyone had an issue with the sliperyness of a urethane coated piece of plywood? I am thinking of adding something like this - seems like a good solution for $5 bucks. Also what about bench placement inside the...

TipsyBanker‎, 07-29-2015 04:48 PM
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