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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 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: 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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Football Bar and Swiss Bar questions...

How many out there use these type of bars for non-athletic pursuits in life? Such as for general hypertrophy and strength gains? And how has it helped you in the weight room, or in general life situations? Are they worth the extra dough? Or are they just sidelined by better type variation equipment...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 11:03 AM
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Tom's Home Gym

Thought I would share what I have currently for a home gym. Looking for suggestions on what I should change or add to it. I’ll start by listing out my current equipment and then posting some pictures. Pro Club-Line Multi Squat Rack - SMR1000 Body-Solid Cable Crossover (200lbs per stack) -...

SugarFree1‎, 02-27-2014 08:31 AM
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Spotter Bars VS. Rod And Pipe VS. Safety Straps VS. Sabers 4-Way Death Battle...

Which is your favorite safety out of these choices? Could be personal experience/stories, or opinions on structural sturdiness of weight capacities. Explain in some detail...(I'm sure Mech will chime in on this question and it would be appreciated as well)...Bwahahaha...FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 08:47 PM
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Fat Bar VS. Fat Gripz...

These are two worthy competitors...In one corner you got the old-school knurling on the grip with the Fat Bar for many lifts..And in the other corner you have the versatility of place thicker grips on many pieces of training gear with the Fat Gripz...One is pricey and the other one is sort...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 07:51 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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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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is 180 lb of weight enough

i was looking to add a pecdeck and lat pulldown to my home gym where i just have a power cage right now. I found this on kijiji but it only comes with 180 lb of weight for 100$ which i can probably talk down to 80$ is it worth it?

andriy81‎, Yesterday 05:21 PM
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Adding Strength Training to an "Exercise Routine"

Hi Guys, Looks like I might be in the wrong place. I'll be 57 in a few months and have been "exercising" for the last 4 years to get my diabetes in check and doing pretty good. Light weight with high reps, pilates, calisthenics, cardio (good elliptical and Concept 2 rower) My 22 yr old son...

BoB335‎, Yesterday 03:46 AM
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Wynmor multi rack

One of the older guys at my gym told me he has one of these at home and don't use it as much anymore now that he goes to the gym. I believe wynmor got bought out by york years ago. I haven't ask if he want to sell it yet, but what would be a good offer? comes with the bench and looks like this....

89flip‎, 08-28-2014 08:26 PM
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My gym doesn't have very much.

I recently started going to the gym and it's quite new however it only has a bench press, dumbbells, machine weights, treadmills, rowers and cross trainers.What should my workout consist off at this gym and should I go for 3 days or 5 days, I am 5'4 and weight 54 kg, and I can only lift 10 kg on...

Chaunam‎, Yesterday 07:06 AM
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Unfinished basement gym construction project

For the past few weeks I've been finishing my basement to make a home gym, it's about 460 sq ft divided into two rooms which have ended up being "upper body" and "lower body". This my progress so far, hoping to start priming and painting this week. Start of the project Subfloor in ...

NewfieMike‎, 06-04-2014 05:42 AM
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Hi, I need a pull up bar/station that doesn't go on the door frame, and is portable/easy to put up/down (my gf won't allow it to stay up all the time). Has anyone any experience with the hotgym? My concern would be stability with multiple pull-ups. Thanks

Chubson‎, Today 02:15 AM
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POWERBLOCK U90 stand - homemade

So I went out and bought me some powerblock u90s with both stage 2 upgrades (50-70 and 70-90) and I live them but I hates the stand. Couldn't find anything decent online other than "buy a table" so I managed to build my own stand for 60 bucks that is pretty insane and looks awesome. But it also...

Albertaredwing‎, 08-31-2014 10:21 PM
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For $700-$800, what would you get?

I need a squat rack no taller than 6', a bench, and a floor mat.

ueaturtots‎, Yesterday 08:55 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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Sorinex Dark Horse Rack moving forward?

Ok so with all the upgrades and even the safety strap spotters coming standard with this rack now and other things such as added holes to expand, great customer service, cheaper add-on's, etc...The Dark Horse seems like a solid upgrade and has always been an awesome rack...So my question is that...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 08-30-2014 02:24 PM
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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, Yesterday 03:09 PM
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Ivanko/York Singles Club

Thanks to NorthernMorris for the idea on this......sorry if the title made you think it was going to be eHarmony for high end plate owners. It's eHarmony for high end plates. You got single plates that need a partner???? Post it here. Anyways, I've got a single 25# OMEZH. I'm looking for...

aj2754‎, 12-19-2013 01:29 PM
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Where to buy Home Gym Replacement Cables

I received a free BMI home gym, I think it's a 9000 series though not sure. WEll, it was free because the cables are frayed and the nylon coating is rubbed off. A few cables are completely snapped in two. Does anyone know where to buy replacement cables or the equipment to manufacturer them. I need...

wanderlei‎, 10-24-2006 11:17 AM
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Cool The 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'

First there was the 'Equipment Crew'... ...then there was the 'York Crew'... ...followed by the Ivanko.. we have the 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'. This thread is for people that have decided to step away from the pre made and ordinary. Anyone that has decided that not having...

ProtienandIron‎, 04-07-2012 03:16 AM
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Anyone got experience with heavy spinlock dumbbells?

I have been looking into getting the 104kg dumbbell set here worldofhealthandleisuredotcodotukweightsbarbellsdumbellspro.htm I have looked at these over the typical olympic dumbbells for a couple of reasons.First of all,they are only 16 inches in length compared to the usual 20 incholympic...

hello977‎, Yesterday 03:12 PM
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Which Rogue Squat Stand To Buy?

Ok long story short, I workout in my basement with 78 inch ceiling and am looking for something to aid in my squatting because you can only lift up so much weight over your head. Narrowed it down to (I do not have enough posts to be allowed to post links, sorry) Rogue Echo Squat Stand ...

ChronicEclipse‎, Yesterday 11:58 AM
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Dip Attachment for Deltech rack

I have this power rack from Deltech Since I got it I've been laying some bars across the safety's for dips. It works ok but not that sturdy. I may end up having someone weld me some pipe with some angle iron across the safety's but wondering if anyone...

jrv1932‎, Yesterday 10:10 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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Loading plates on and off a trap bar?

I've been using my Dead-Squat Bar lately quite a bit and want to know how others load up plates on the bar easily...So far since I do deadlifts and farmer's walks on the grass in my backyard with it while the weather is decent, I lay it flat on the ground then pick up one of the diamond corners...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 08-30-2014 11:53 AM
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