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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: 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: 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: 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 Bodybuilding.com 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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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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Body solid bench vs ironmaster bench

Anyone that has used the two have any opinions on these two fine benches?

NO1UP‎, Today 08:06 PM
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The Barbell Thread

Ok here it is, a thread for people to go to for information on one of the staples of any gym that doesn't sell fufu coffee and pizza. I am going to post a couple of things to get it started, but my information is limited so I'm hoping everybody that has some info or links that will fit with the...

Keetman‎, 03-25-2009 01:09 PM
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Exclamation Rowing Machine

Hello, New to the forums here and wanted some info about Rowing Machines. Many of my family members did rowing and from seeing their results i want to give it a try. It changes your whole body, from head to toe. Now theres no rowing clubs anywhere near me so i wanted to know a good machine...

riquediz‎, Today 08:19 PM
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jump rope

Hey guys, so I am planning to buy a new jump rope, but would need some advice, since I never used a high(er) quality one before. It doesn't have to be pure crossfit rope, but I plan to do double unders definitely. I am afraid that the one with bearings would be too crazy and fast for me. And...

Randall8‎, Today 09:08 AM
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crossfit

I would like to know where I can buy crossfit type of equipment for weights squat and ab decline bench and pull up bars

tricksta9‎, Today 07:08 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: http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=212&pid=6003 Total with Shipping is $289 Black Widow Swiss Bar: http://www.blackwidowtg.com/Swiss_Bar_Football_Bar_p/bar-swiss.htm Total with shipping is $240 The $49...

rvfraley‎, Today 03:41 PM
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HyperIce Compression Knee Sleeve

Bough one of these and it came in today. I have been having some knee pain that has kept me off of squats for about a month now. This thing is pretty good as it allows you to ice you knee while moving around and doing normal activities. When you release all of the air it is pretty much skin...

itsbrad‎, Yesterday 10:02 PM
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chest expander?

Hi I'm struggling to build my chest, particularly upper chest in line with every other muscle group. I have access to a small home gym only, with currently only dumbbells, no bench or barbells etc (I will add these later, its just that money is tight). I'm doing the best I can based on what the...

realdurtysouth‎, Today 03:37 AM
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Question bodyweight for back?

hey guys, im starting out and working with what I got which is primarily bodyweight-266 pounds of it and a couple 20lbs dumbbells. I am tryin to find something to help strengthen the back. I am very weak at back. cant do pullups, tried a reverse pushup and also couldn't do it. ideas?

HeavyStrength‎, Today 04:40 AM
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Traffic cones

Does anyone know where to buy cheap or used full sized traffic cones? I want them as obstacles to push my sled around, and for the edge of the road where I am pushing. Would like 20, going to hook my friend matt up with some since I got him a matching sled awhile back. Looked on craigslist and...

matrix563‎, Today 01:25 AM
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Help with a bench

I've been out of the workout game for a few years and in the last 4 months, finally got back into it. Have lost 36 pounds to date and started going to a friends gym located in his apartment building. Well that door closed so now I am putting together a gym in my garage to keep me going (and keep...

Core627‎, Today 11:20 AM
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Need Home Gym, Don't Know What to Get!

Hey guys, I just joined and this is my first post. I lifted a lot when I was in my early 20s, but then I got away from it while I got married, had a couple kids, etc. Now I am 31 and want to get back into it heavily. I am annoyed with all the fake people and posturing that goes on at the gyms...

hapgaz‎, Today 01:32 PM
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Superior Style Functional Trainer?

I've been doing a lot of research on functional trainers. I think this is a piece I'd like to add to my garage gym sooner or later when a killer used deal pops up. Have rack, bench, more oly weights than I can use, GHR, IM DB's/lat tower/bench. I have 0 chance to use any in person unfortunately....

Buccaneer82‎, Today 11:42 AM
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Northern Lights Power Rack - Quality?

Does anyone have any experience with the Northern Lights Power Rack? Link to the cage itself below, but you'll need to add the http yourself since I can't post links yet :( shop.fitnessdepot.ca/Power-Rack-Full-Cage-P141.aspx#.U9chKPldXfB I'm getting ready to build a home gym and want to...

cakedotavi‎, Yesterday 09:41 PM
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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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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 BB.com 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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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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Which One is Best : Weight System or Bench...

Hi Guys. I 'm 23 years old fat guy :D I want to form my body and gain strength&muscle . I'm student so I can't go gym and also I really don't gave time. So I want to buy a weight system (its in the attachments) But I'm not sure this is the best way to form up or not. This system has...

Dementhor‎, Today 07:34 AM
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Post Body Solid Power Rack

Hi everyone, Does anybody know a thing or two about the bodysolid power rack? I am aware that there is a new model they make, but the one in my picture had the white, discontinued paintjob. I'm just wondering if this is any good, and if the specs are the same for the new and old :) Thanks...

HasanRaza99‎, Yesterday 09:42 PM
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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.. ...now 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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Body Solid Lat Tower (GLM-83) - Tall guy review!

Assembly - The instructions are awful. Once you get everything laid out and started...it gets easier. Start from the bottom and work your way up. Just finger tighten. Thread the cables through the frame (note there are two different lengths...make sure to read the instructions so you know which...

Quigley2013‎, 03-25-2014 05:18 AM
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Any other bench I should consider?

I got the ironmaster bench, I really don't like how high it is flat, but I love the pull up attachment. I can finally do pull ups! Any other bench out there that can do that?

NO1UP‎, 07-26-2014 08:38 PM
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Ironmaster CS win

Just wanted to post this since it impressed me. I've had my lat tower a little over 2 years now and was doing 100lb controlled pulldowns and this happened. So I emailed Scott at IM who originally took care of me and he said the design had changed and a free replacement was in the mail. It's...

Buccaneer82‎, Today 06:32 AM
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Can't decide between two home gym flooring options

Hey guys! First post here and could really use some help with my home gym. Right now I am deciding between two different flooring options, sadly I can't post the links, but if you google search "eco-flec flooring" its the first link that comes up on the site: rubberflooringinc.com. I am deciding...

Maxatrilla‎, 05-02-2014 01:01 PM
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