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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: 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: ***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: 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: 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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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 07:25 PM
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Sorinex... please stop So, bent bar (not bowed), no knurl, welded sleeves. $350. With a bunch of bs in the description as to why they did these things. Seriously, who drinks their kool-aid? Still not as ridicukous as ironmind, but wer'e getting there. ...

Mech6‎, 04-24-2015 12:48 PM
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construction question

I have 2x3 power rack where the feet are made out of 2x2s. I have these CFF Thug Mats to deadlift off of for sound/impact that are 2 inches tall. I need to deadlift within the rack for space reasons, so in order to deadlift from the right height I was going to just build up my platform a bit. I...

rsingla534‎, Today 03:11 PM
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BestBelts Athlete belt

Was wondering if anyone was looking for a single prong belt. I already purchased a belt while waiting on this one. Waited 2 months for this. It is a BestBelts Athlete belt black suede Sized at 33. So increment holes at 34, 35, 36, 37 inches and the descending holes of 32, 31, 30, 29. Brand new!...

pwrsteve‎, Today 04:33 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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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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Wrist straps to immobilize wrists?

Hi all, I have some medical issues which make it so I can't put weight on my wrists. It's been a many-year struggle to lift weights, and I'm looking for a strap with a hook that does better than the simple ones I've been using, ideally taking the wrists completely out of the lift. I saw some...

mikeyla85‎, Today 01:38 PM
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General Leathercraft Powerlifting Belt Review

ALL PICTURES POSTED AT THE END The Prelude When Rippetoe wrote his article about having a separate belt for the deadlift a few months ago, a small belt manufacturer by the name General Leathercraft contacted Rip and got him some samples of their quite affordable plain leather belts that were...

cmarti063‎, 04-09-2015 07:32 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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Building the perfect power rack

Guys I am going to be building two power racks here soon. I have researched a ton and would like to make sure I am not missing anything. The setup will be similar to the elite signature rack picture but with two cages and a bridge between the cages. Also platform will be made out of 3/4" stall mats...

lsu777‎, 08-28-2014 07:01 AM
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Question on how loud airdyne/bikes are

I'm looking to buy an Assault airbike or Schwinn airdyne for apartment use and I wanted to know how loud they were. I've used them before but it only at gyms and couldn't tell how loud they really were. I'm not so much worried about the neighbors to my side (My apartment is in the corner on the top...

shadowforum‎, 04-25-2015 01:41 PM
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Legend's LeverEdge line

Hello all, We (myself and brothers) are almost done with our home-gym set up. I will be posting a review and pics when it is finished. The first LeverEdge machine we were gonna get was the 6011 Unilateral Leg Extension/Leg Curl. However, it was discontinued due to design issues in the Leg...

themaddemon‎, Yesterday 01:19 PM
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Which weight lifting bench to buy?

I know this question must have been asked a thousand times already, but I really need some expert advice. I'm building a home gym that will include a squat rack cage and I'm looking for a decent strong affordable bench that can handle over 600 lbs at the minimum. It needs to be able to perform...

Silverninjad‎, Yesterday 07:34 PM
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Compete Against GoodLife Fitness?

Here in Canada (I live in Atlantic Canada) not many gyms to choose from, and few open I mean very few open 24/7. I am currently a member of goodlife & pay about 55 dollars a month. Plus if a member wants they can pay extra for towel service & tans. The few GoodLife gyms I go to works tell...

Madmaximillion‎, Yesterday 08:57 PM
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Rogue Ohio Power Bar in stock

Finally. Looks like bare steel is in stock. Can't remember last time it was in stock.

845ToastT‎, 04-23-2015 01:17 PM
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Power Rack with pull down options?

Hello, Long time lurker here. I had free access to a 24 hour gym the last few years but that's over and done with. Because of my work schedule now, I'm only flexible to work out at night and the 24 hour gyms in my town are rip offs or have terrible equipment. Thus, I'm looking to workout at home...

JeffTennis‎, 04-25-2015 10:39 PM
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Heart rate monitor

Hi guys, what would you recommand? I am looking for something I can charge. Not with battery which dies every day. It would be great if I could connect it with my phone ( galaxy s4 ) or with computer so I can see graph. I don't mind if it counts calories burned.

marek25‎, 04-19-2015 02:49 PM
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Trap Deadlift Bar Purchase Looming

About to pull the trigger on one of these CAP mega hex bars, figured I would get some input from the forum. I did some forum searches and found some good threads. Many of them were a few years old however. CAP barbell - Amazon $150 prime ZINC MEGA HEX BAR ITEM# OB-91HZ Built for the...

EjnarKolinkar‎, 04-21-2015 07:54 PM
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Pit Shark Thread

Hey guys, I mentioned in a couple of threads a while back that I was trying to rig up a belt squat platform for my lat tower. I tried to get in touch with 4 different welding companies/equipment manufacturers about this, but none of them followed through or else the prices were much too steep. ...

RBLOCK‎, 12-08-2011 12:13 PM
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Thumbs up Input on Summer gym memberships! (Charter, Anytime, Cardinal...)

Just needing some input on what might be the best fit for me as an off-season collegiate athlete looking for a temporary gym membership. I'm interested in utilizing all parts of a gym; cardio, machines, free-weights... Looking for a price not too high (obviously the examples are all fairly low...

leximcd‎, Yesterday 09:40 PM
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Question AB Carver PRO for at Home Workout?

Hey everyone! I am outside of US and wanted to have this one shipped to my country by sea because the chance is low to find it in my country, plus if I did, I would have to pay 4X price on Amazon. It has that resisitive spring that makes it easier to return to initial position compared to others...

TechnicGeek‎, Yesterday 11:40 PM
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Can anyone identify these plates ?

I used the search function for the brand Chaoco on this forum and google and i got zero relevant hits; i am hoping someone from this forum could i.d. these plates. thanks in advance

eoakland‎, 04-21-2015 11:06 AM
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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 06:59 PM
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Buying A Hammer Strength Leg press for my home gym

L have been looking for a leg press for my home gym for a while. The problem is that it needs to completely disassemble (to get down the stairs) or be no wider than 34". That eliminates about 95% of the good commercial leg presses except the Hammer Strength leg press. I have only "played" on one...

bigcanadian71‎, Yesterday 10:15 AM
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Your favorite gimmick?

so i saw this at my local PIAS and got to thinking: "what's a good headline to use when i post this on the equipment forum?" anyhow i settled on nothing clever, just curious what gimmick devices or tricks you enjoy (laughing at). whether it's John Basedow's fitness made simple, or the bowflex,...

Domicron‎, Today 12:17 AM
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