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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: 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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Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Barbells - Everything you ever wanted to know

I don't think a thread like this exists for the barbell, so I wanted to start one. The Olympic barbell is one of the most important purchases one can make for their home gym. A barbell is the interface to the weight and although they may all look similar to an untrained eye, there are actually a...

bobcat255‎, 10-24-2016 07:30 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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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: Spam Threads and Posts

Just a reminder; this time of year, more and more spammers will be attempting to promote their junk and/or websites in this forum. Don't quote or reply to such posts or threads; simply use the 'report' function, and moderators will deal with them. Thanks.

ironwill2008‎, 11-23-2016 07:12 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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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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Northern Lights Crossbox Rack

Yup… Yet another rack… I know, I know. A few months ago a forum member posted about a new product line from Northern Lights called “Crossbox”. I know they are a Canadian manufacturer and have seen a few items here and there but have never seen anything of real interest. I wrote it off rather...

GarageIron‎, 08-08-2013 01:29 PM
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Setting up Small private gym

Hi, I'm a geriatrician (specialize in taking care of elderly). I have a suite next to my office that is around 650 sq ft that I'm in the process of opening up and will convert to a gym. I'm going to rent it out to a trainer to work with my patients. Its probably a good deal for the trainer since...

rgarry‎, Today 06:44 AM
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Home gym equipment

Hi, I want to create a home gym as the nearest gym to where I live is not within a suitable distance from where I live. I have a garage with a floor space of about 15 * 20 foot. What equipment would I need to make the most use of the limited space? I currently have an exercise bike and a cheap Pro...

joepowell31‎, 03-25-2017 11:54 AM
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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, Yesterday 05:06 PM
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Unhappy About Sling Shot from SuperTraining of Mark Bell

First of all, sorry for my poor ENG Not sure if this post fit here or other, but the Sling Shot is made for bench so I consider it is a workout equipment... I bought it, but find this phenomenon .....and is it...normal? I just used it for once, and I bench 155lbs 3set for 10 reps speed...

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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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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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Alternative to Bowflex 1090

Now before anyone thinks about posting " Bowflex sucks " I've been using the select tech 552 for a few years and never had any problems with them so I'm not sure where the Bowflex hate comes from . Of coarse I'm smart enough not to clank them together or drop them . Anyway I'm now reaching the...

Shadowman82‎, 03-21-2017 01:26 PM
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Is this even worth it? Power strip

For a host of complicated reasons, I can't go to the gym for another month. I've been using dumbbells and a barbell at home, but I just picked up this piece of equipment from a yard sale for 1 dollar. It's this "Men's Health Power strip 30+ Exercises" thing that you attach to your door and I...

paganoginda‎, Yesterday 05:23 PM
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best plan for my 2 new nautilus pieces

So i Picked up the nautilus multi bicep and tricep selectorizd versions. They are chrome plated, chain drive, and generally good shape. Before disassembling them to move from a basement, i tested them and they operated perfectly, but were not particularly smooth. There was more resistance then a...

Hardgains88‎, Yesterday 12:45 PM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked,, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 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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Need New Barbell - Too many Choices???

I've been pushing my cheap Cap Barbell (the set bar) to the limit where i am concerned about safety. So I need to get a new bar in the near future. I have read many of the discussion on the boards about barbell on this site as well as all over the Internet. I have about $255 total...

DaddyBEASTMODE‎, 03-15-2017 04:49 PM
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Equipment Crew- Part IV

I was here for the start.... now we're four threads in. Nice job fellas. Proceed equipment sluts. #3- 9/21/2012 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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The Cheapo Setup

Ok so let's go through the cheapest options for new equipment that you'd be willing to use for training. While we all dream of buying that custom built rig, or finding a solid piece of used commercial or vintage equipment to outfit your gym, many times we just want to buy something that's usable...

Domicron‎, 01-02-2016 03:22 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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Barbell bench on a budget - brands to avoid?

I'm currently using a very simple and inexpensive bench I picked up a few years back (and barely used). It is just the bench, with no attachments, racks, or rests for a barbell. While I am using 78lbs of dumbbells (combined) for my bench press, I gave 100lbs a try for kicks, and it feels like...

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AmStaff Equip - Ever Heard of Them?

I have been searching around the local area for equipment for a home gym. A local store is selling equipment under the mark of AmStaff. Has anyone heard of this company? They may have this manufactured for them. Just want to know if there is any concern with their construction if the name is...

paqua17‎, 03-01-2011 10:19 AM
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Titan Fitness GHD $315 retail, free shipping, and 10% off coupons all the time. It's a Rogue 2.0 clone for a fraction the price...

cmarti063‎, 11-10-2016 01:47 PM
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The Official Boxing Equipment Thread

Boxing equipment thread intro: This will be the official boxing/mma equipment thread. We have had a lot of people recently asking about which heavy bag and gloves to purchase. Most of these people have not been trained and are not looking to gain the skills to become a boxer or mma fighter,...

buffbrown21‎, 08-20-2010 08:33 AM
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help one bench to rule them all.

about 6 months ago when I started getting serious about getting stronger I bought the titan power rack a bunch of old metal weight plates and I built my bench because the sporting goods store quality were all wobbly and crap sitting there in the store. Now that I'm clearly sticking through the...

lsi1‎, 03-24-2017 01:48 PM
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Crazy expensive order at Rogue for garage gym - please help prioritize

Some people buy motorcycles - I decided to build a garage gym as a mid-life present to myself. Iím considering placing this crazy expensive (as for myself) order. I am certainly overdoing it, but I donít want to hear anymore suggestions ďget couple of dumbbells firstĒ, etc. Also, I want to avoid...

jmb66‎, 03-20-2017 06:53 PM
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Workout clothes for fat people?

So, no bull****; I'm a fat people. I'm about 6'0, pushing 280 lbs. I have a difficult enough time finding clothes that are comfortable and look decent, but when it comes out to workout gear, it's damn-near impossible. I'd like to get some advice for clothes that will be suitable for outdoor and...

Jcorb‎, 03-20-2017 11:14 AM
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Squat stands or power rack?

I've got just enough space and money to set up a garage gym. I'm just doing basic barbell lifts: deadlift, squat, bench, press, rows. I'll be getting a barbell and plates, plate rack, bench, and some kind of stand and safeties for my lifts. I'm not loaded, so I sadly won't be ordering anything...

DucatiScotty‎, 02-15-2017 11:35 AM
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