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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: 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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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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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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on the verge of buying my home gym.. help/advice

alright so ive been throwing 150 a month to a nice gym in my area but im fed up with spending so much to have to plan my days around the best times to go to the gym and not wait for a machine, tired of the social setting (people taking up a squat rack to talk to each other) and lastly...tired of...

doiliftbro‎, Today 09:48 AM
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Rubber ivankos. Please discuss

I have the chance to buy some rubber coated ivanko rubos for about 1.50 per pound. I read a bunch of threads comparing metal vs rubber plates. This includes the recent poster who was selling his rubber plates because he missed the sound of the metal plates while lifting. I have been searching for...

EricAtl‎, Today 10:57 AM
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Review: Rae Crowther Pro Power Rack

Iíve been a long-time reader on this forum and have learned a lot from this group over the years and now its time to give something back. Iíve spent the better part of the last 18 months researching equipment to upgrade my home gym, ultimately purchasing a Rae Crowther Pro Power Rack. While...

1651Naismith‎, 02-18-2015 05:36 PM
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Valor BD-41 Power Cage w/attachment Review

I will do a review for the Valor BD-41. I bought this cage because it fit nicely into my budget, can hold 1000lbs, and is light commercial grade. I was going to go with the BD-31 I believe but for a slight $35 up charge...

JRMoore82‎, Today 10:32 AM
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recomendation for knee sleeves

Hi guys, as I have bad knees I think its time to invest in some knee sleeves for my squats. Out of the following options from Dick's which would you recommend: Ptex closed patella, Ptex padded open patella, Ptex Kinetic, Shock Doctor open patella or Shock Doctor padded patella. Any of these good...

beisner44‎, Yesterday 08:30 PM
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sandblasting old plates

Has anybody tried sandblasting old plates? Couldn't really find much through search. thinking about doing it as its free for me through work. Just worried it might mess up the lathe marks on them. Anybody?

lsu777‎, 03-19-2015 07:47 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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Putins home gym

Just read an article in the daily mail about Vladimir Putin working out "with prime minister Dmitry Medvedev in his gym in Sochi". Not sure whether that's Vlad's gym, or Medevedev's. Or neither; the article was mainly concerned with signalling a mocking tone - though it never really got around to...

mck1212‎, 08-30-2015 11:38 PM
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York Barbell Club - Part II

The first thread for the York Barbell Club has run to the maximum number of posts. I bring you Part II, a place for the York Gang to hang out and share their interest in vintage American iron from York, PA. For those of you who can't see the linked text above, here's the old thread:...

AttyGuy‎, 05-11-2015 07:30 PM
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Rogue Barbell Club

I figured it's probably long overdue for a Rogue Barbell Club. I'm sure there's some vintage (circa 2006) collectors out there too. I'll start off: Rack: Rogue R3 w/ Matador and Landmine attachments Bars: Rogue Ohio Power Bar, Rogue Matt Chan Bar, Rogue SB-1 Safety Squat Bar Bench:...

Bench905‎, 04-01-2015 05:38 AM
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Garage Build Help

Hi all first post here and already asking for help! I hit the gym a couple of times a week - once for weights and once with my partner doing kickboxing training. I practice Karate twice a week too which is the main reason I go to the gym really, I want to be better and find I workout harder...

Hudson1984‎, 08-26-2015 01:47 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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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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York Roundhead BLUE??

I picked up a set of York Roundhead dumbbells the other day off of CL. I go to pick them up and expected them to be the standard black however these were blue/aqua in color. No USA stamp on them. The paint is definitely original as the ends of the dumbbells still have what appears to be the...

Jeager685‎, 08-30-2015 06:47 PM
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Body-Solid Heavy Duty Flat Incline Decline Bench GFID71

I just wanted to make a thankful post about Body-Solid. I definitely have always enjoyed there equipment in my home gym. This particular bench was a favorite of my late wife. Besides being nice and sturdy it allows for attachments for decline legs, preacher curl, leg curls / extensions and lat row...

SugarFree1‎, 08-27-2015 10:32 AM
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Rogue Monster Lite Rack??

Was thinking about getting a Rogue monster lite rack, Ohio bar, and some Ivanko ez lift plates (revolvers) either plain or rubber coated. Anyone have any experience with any of this stuff? Is it worth the $$?

Jeager685‎, 08-30-2015 05:13 PM
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Question Wrist wraps: wrist loop VS thumb loop

I don't understand why there are so few wrist wraps with wrist loops... which one do you prefer and why? Any response will be aprreciated!!

danirever‎, Yesterday 02:14 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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Another low ceiling power rack thread

Hi, I have researched the forum pretty extensively and have read a bunch of discussion on low ceiling issues and power racks, but some is dated and each situation seems to be unique. Mine is: basement has unfinished ceiling. Bottom of joists are 81-82" depending on the spot. My 14 year old...

drewp2‎, 03-10-2015 07:14 AM
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Need help finding a good dumbbell set

Currently my goal is to get to a 300lb inclined dumbbell press (150x2). I'm getting close at 270 (135x2). But my limiting factor is just getting the weights to do it. right now I have 2 - 25lb, 1 - 15lb, 1 - 2.5lb weight on each side. I also had the end fall off at one point, luckly when I was...

thalvors‎, 08-26-2015 11:01 AM
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Need flat/incline/decline Bench for my squat rack HeLp (UK)

Hi can anyone recommend some benches I'm having trouble find one , I looked at bodycraft f602, not many reviews tho , from the UK , have a budget of 1-350 but looking to be in between that :) thanks

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Body Solid GFI21 Weight Capacity

I'm considering this bench for incline work but nowhere on the BS does it mention weight capacity, nor steel gauge(other than "heavy gauge steel mainframe"). I contacted BS and asked what gauge it is, and what the max weight capacity is in flat and incline, and according to their rep it's 11...

MarthaStewart‎, 08-27-2015 08:27 AM
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Question Titan Power Rack

Was wondering what people thought of this rack. Give rating and reason if you can. Can't post link but if you google search "Titan Power Rack", it'll be the first one at the top for 289 dollars.

Clydesdale1991‎, Yesterday 12:34 PM
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BarbellsUSA Tibia Dorsi machine review

So I got this new tibia machine for ~$135 shipped. Great deal! The TDS one I got was pretty similar, but I wanted one in grey to match the rest of my gym stuff. Old Tibia: Box arrived in better shape than the TDS one, no contest.

matrix563‎, 03-27-2013 04:01 PM
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I'm looking for one of these old-school cable machines....need help !!!

If someone could post this picture, i'd appreciate it. I'm looking for one of these old-school cable machines with the pancake style selectorized plates. York made a double lat pull (see pic.), i believe marcy, paramount, mcleavy, martin, and possibly other companys put them out. Look at any pic...

MUTASAN‎, 10-12-2013 07:25 AM
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