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What should you use?

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: 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: 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: 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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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 10:28 PM
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Look it's a decline-90! No, it's a GHD!, No, it's a Dip Station!, No it's a .....

Anyone following Edge Fitness Systems on Facebook? Rick Davis is posting some pretty amazing things with his new "Transformer Bench." I cannot believe all the things this bench will be able to do. I do not have the post count for links but here are some pictures. All 11 pictures are of the same...

doberman13‎, 08-18-2014 08:36 AM
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Construction Advice/Insulation

So I'm building a 4'x8' platform for my new home gym (or well, the platform will be my home gym). It'll be used for DL/Squat/Bench/Press etc. I live in a NYC apartment so obviously sound is a concern. I got weights, a bar, and some CFF thug mats to test it. I've talked to my downstairs neighbor and...

rsingla534‎, Today 09:50 AM
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Anyone Own or Used this bar?

I'm looking at the Champion 1500lb power bar. Comes in bright zinc and black oxide. Some places market it as a "Texas power bar". There's not a lot of decent information about it. Anyone have or used one and can tell me anything about...

845ToastT‎, Today 04:39 PM
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Squat rack

Ok so due to the helpful advice of people on this forum I have decided on and bought a set of weight plates and an Olympic bar. All the info was much appreciated! Now I am looking to buy the final and perhaps most important piece of equipment for my basement gym- a rack. One of the issues that I...

C4Walker4‎, Yesterday 08:42 PM
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Advice on Home Gym Equipment

I currently have a Cybex PG-400 Home Gym, 5-50lb PowerBlocks, a True 500HRT treadmill, a Vision Fitness R200 semi-recumbent fitness cycle, and two sizes of Swiss balls. My wife/I are mid-50's, want to improve muscle tone and strength. My wife would like to have a leg press machine. What...

gb14772‎, 11-26-2006 02:49 PM
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Looking for the best brands of adjustable kettlebells

I am looking to add kettlebells to my body weight and resistance band workouts, but since I have limited space, I was interested in purchasing adjustable kettlebells and wanted to know what are the best brands/models available. Thank you.

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Looking for the best brands of adjustable kettlebells

I am interested in adding kettlebells to my body weight and resistance band workouts, but since I don't have a lot of space, I was interested in purchasing adjustable kettlebells and wanted to know what are some of the best brands/models. Thank you

markkrugman‎, Yesterday 02:06 PM
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Anyone using a Heart Rate Monitor?

I've been looking into getting a heart rate monitor for when I'm cycling and running. I believe I'm going to get the Polar H7. My question is do you use it for weight training as well? If so how are you collecting the data from the monitor?

Book47‎, Today 06:48 AM
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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 07:57 PM
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Half cage in uk?

We're can I get a half cage from in the uk? I've only got 1900mm height to play with. Thanks...

o0gravey0o‎, 01-23-2015 03:00 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 04:00 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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Let's see your KG plates!

Some recent threads got me thinking about Olympic plates in kilogram (KG, Kg, or kg) weights. Here in 'Murica, we often talk about plates with Imperial system (pounds) weights, but not everybody is from 'Murica. And you all don't necessarily have plates in pounds. So, let's see your Kg plates! ...

AttyGuy‎, 03-01-2014 06:33 AM
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Chinese Gyms - Very Different (Article from a Westerner)

Hey Guys, (pictures are in reply below - Tks BIgOrange865, Detrus) I am writing this because before I came to china I had no idea what the gyms were like. This is not to say all the gyms are like this, but where i am, away from the Big city's, this is my experience. DISCLAIMER - My opinions are...

fieldtech007‎, 02-24-2015 11:16 PM
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Beginning to look alot like mech6 christmas!

Found this on my porch today! kitty approves! lots of padding

matrix563‎, 02-28-2015 04:25 PM
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Club/bar advice (get in here clubbin brahs)

I've noticed a weird trend during my clubbing. I'm an average looking guy, good haircut/teeth dress nice lift etc. I get out on the dance floor and do my thing, grind with some girls and it doesn't really go anywhere. Then in line to get a shot I always end up chatting some sloot who ends up...

NYG92‎, Yesterday 12:36 PM
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Talking OSUDimond opens a gym

It's finally time brahs. I have started the process of opening a 3000-4000 square foot training facility. I have been collecting and upgrading my equipment for a while now and am very happy with everything that will fill up my gym. I still have some missing pieces and some things I need to get more...

OSUDimond‎, 07-01-2013 11:38 AM
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TITEX: Titan Support System's brand of plates & bars

According to Titan's facebook page, the PSI rating of the bar is 220,000. We also know it's black oxide w/ brass bushings. I'm not sure what to think about the plate design. It's certainly different. Not exactly sure if it's something I prefer over other calibrated plates (considering it's...

Synthetickiller‎, Today 12:25 AM
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Nautilus Machines Cheap

If anyone would like to save some early Nautilus machines from the scrap yard, PM me for contact info. Machines available include Double chest Lat Pulldown/Pullover Combo Multiexercise Hip/leg machine Leg curl Rear Delt machine

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Difference in lower back brace and squat belt

I need something to support my back when I workout, bull ride, ect. It hurts when I twist and bend and was wondering which one I should get and if one helped better than the other

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Question Need help identifying these old vintage York Plates.

I recently added some items to my home gym and when I picked up the items included in the lot was (2) of the old York plates shown in the picture. I know that some old York plates are highly collectable and potentially valuable so I was wondering if anyone here could shed any light on these? They...

gene19728‎, 07-31-2013 08:22 AM
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Smile Just installed these in my garage gym

I have been combating shoulder and elbow pain from weighted pullups. Figured I would give these a try. I only did 2 body weight sets after installing them but i could already feel a huge difference from a straight bar and these. Hopefully in the weeks to come the pain will be gone. Anyone...

zGwild‎, 02-27-2015 09:52 PM
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Vintage Iron Thread

Hi All, I read a post a few weeks ago in which SnowOne and DonForeman suggested a vintage iron thread to discuss/identify old plates. I wasn't part of that discussion, but I see that no one has created the thread, and I have a couple of plates that I could use some help identifying, so I figured...

rlundregan‎, 08-14-2012 04:19 PM
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Multi Trainer or Power Tower?

Currently I can't go to the gym so I'm looking at some home workout equipment to help me build muscle and gain a little weight. I'm 20 years old, 6'1 and about 158 lbs. I already have some dumbbells, but I'm considering getting either a multi trainer, a power tower or a bench. What would be...

boraba‎, 02-28-2015 03:45 AM
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