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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: 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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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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treadmill recomendations?

I am looking to buy a treadmill for my home gym and am looking for suggestions. I would like to stay around ~$1000, preferably no more, and prefer one w/ a lifetime warranty on the motor. I do not need anything fancy w/ a built in TV or radio since I already have that in the shop ;) Just need...

FaintReality‎, 11-20-2006 03:49 PM
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Vertical leg press?

I've found a vertical leg press locally that I'm thinking about adding to my home gym. It has a max weight limit of 500 lb (Powerline PVLP156X). Does anyone use these or have advice or opinions about using the vertical leg press? Would it be a useful addition to my gym? My leg work at home is...

FltDoc06‎, Yesterday 05:01 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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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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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 05:33 AM
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Bumper plates

I want to buy one pair of bumper plates for deadlift, because my nighbor complains. Which is the best to that purpose ? My main options is - pendlay econ v2 , rouge hi temp , again faster . I think Im going to go on the pendlay bumpers. Any review or tips? Thanks!!

Ssharon95‎, 09-11-2014 10:43 AM
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Where should I set up the safety straps and J-cups for bench press?

I am having some difficulty deciding how to determine where the best place is to put the safety straps and J cups for bench press. Do I want the safety straps as low as humanly possible without the bar hitting me? How do I know if the J-cups are too low/too high?

DeusPrime‎, Today 02:28 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 03:19 PM
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HELP: Need Quick Advice: Which Swiss Bar (Elite FTS or Black Widow)

Hey guys, Elitefts has their Swiss bar on flash sale: Total with Shipping is $289 Black Widow Swiss Bar: Total with shipping is $240 The $49...

rvfraley‎, 07-29-2014 03:41 PM
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Gym Bag (big) - Recommend me one please

so i have a gym bag right now but it barely fits everything i bring. i bring a inzer belt, knee sleeves, oly shoes, shaker bottle, water bottle and a few more things. can anyone recommend me a bigger size one? thanks!

gainmusclefast‎, Today 10:32 AM
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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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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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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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The official gym pic of the day

Thought this would be a fun concept. Might not be original or might fail but here we go. Keep the conversation low, post a picture that you feel is worthy of sharing: Photo should be something from your workout that day, ie: PR, a setup with chains, specialty bar, something different One...

Northernmoris‎, 07-08-2012 03:08 PM
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"Industrial / Commerical" grade Gym Equiptment reccomendations

Hi guys, While I was at university I built a home gym for when I couldn't go to the gym, using York equipment (A Multi-gym, a bench, a squat rack, a custom built "thing where I could do pull ups / dips). Now I'm working I've got more money and the home gym has really outlived it's purpose. I'm...

oXdanXo‎, Today 01:45 AM
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inzer belt size

guys, my waist is 33.5 inches according to M is 30-33 L is 34-38 which one to buy? currently i'm trying to bulk...while bulking and cutting, i guess the belt wont fit me? o.O

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South S.F. gym member kills another with bar, police say (09-19) 06:09 PDT SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO -- A member of a South San Francisco gym has been arrested on suspicion of killing another gym member with a steel bar used for lifting weights, police said...

AttyGuy‎, 09-19-2014 12:22 PM
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LifeFitness 9500HR NG treadmill revival

Hello good folks of BB. I hope you can help me with this treadmill i just bought. Its LifeFitness 9500HR Next Generation (TR-9500, S/N starts with HTL). It obviously has been sitting in a garage for a while, rust on exposed surfaces etc. I have thoroughly inspected the internals to see any...

threedeee‎, Today 02:37 AM
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Sports watch recommendation (for heart rate monitor)

Any decent sports watch for heart rate monitoring? I don't want to spend a lot on this one.

MSKFAHIM‎, 09-19-2014 10:44 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 06:57 PM
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Adipower sizing help? normally wear Nike...

I did some searches and the results were all over the place... Have to order the Adipowers online.. Most of my shoes are Nike and I don't own any Adidas shoes, if I were to go to the store it's about an hour each way and they'd just have standard adidas running shoes. Wouldn't mind going and...

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EliteFTS Swiss Bar Flash Sale

Just got an email from EliteFTS about a flash sale on their swiss bar. $278 shipped! Thought I'd pass it along to anyone in the market for one.

SmokinJoe87‎, Yesterday 02:07 PM
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The official Equipment Forum regulars competition and call out thread

Equipment Forum regulars: Do you have a specific lifting goal that you are focusing on? Looking for some friendly competition? Post your goal in here and see who is also looking to accomplish something similar. This is the place to match up against your fellow iron addicts. Whatever your...

BloodType3R‎, 10-16-2013 11:04 PM
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Thumbs up Best Belts Powerlifting Belt Review

Dean Best has a serious powerlifting belt made in the USA belt (North Carolina). I've previously owned a Sheik Belt (black fabric), a Altus tapered thin leather belt, and a 10mm Inzer Forever Lever Belt. The Inzer belt never really broke in. I hated wearing it because it benched my stomach and...

beniger‎, 02-08-2010 08:31 AM
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Opinions on Power Rack Landmine Attachment VS. Portable Landmine...

Any experience with them? Pros or cons between the two of them? Aside from portability and price? Which is the better deal?

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 09-19-2014 01:40 PM
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