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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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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New Titan Fitness

They put a lot of new products on the site today. Clone of the Rogue Hr-2 and Sml-2. I was browsing ebay and looks like they have a monolift not listed on their site yet. Seems to be be a bolt on. Type this # in ebay search: 132177711276

kevin3636‎, 05-01-2017 08:28 PM
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Thoughts on this Matrix commercial bench?

Hi guys I'm looking for a commercial bench which can do incline work but with a height lower than my current one. I also need it to be very sturdy (current one has some squeak/wobble). I also would prefer a three foot design/T shaped bench as it makes my foot placement easier. I was planning...

wgpa‎, Yesterday 01:55 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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Question Small Space Equipment/Site recommendations?

Happy Friday! I will be moving into an apartment soon and will need to be able to do a basic daily workout at home. I need to pick up a decent set of dumbbells but I am used to going to the gym so I am clueless when it comes to home equipment. Just figured I'd see what recommendations you...

Ir0nhide‎, 06-24-2017 01:52 AM
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Questions for Belt Squat Owners

For owners of plate loaded belt squat machines, is there anything you'd like to add to the design? Anything you would like to change? Anything you want removed?

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introducing Squat Magic


keyboardworkout‎, Yesterday 04:07 PM
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Tractor Supply Stall Mats-Bubble Bottom

I bought 25 mats from tractor Supply for my home gym. I am laying them over the concrete floor in my shop. I know different tractor Supply stores sell different mats. I can't post pics, but my mat is smooth on one side and has bubbles/half dollar shaped circles on the other side. Has anyone...

Vannar‎, Yesterday 11:35 AM
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Rogue RML-690 doesn't feel stable

I just finished setting up my new 690 and it seems to have a lot of side to side movement. My Power Tec seemed like it didn't sway as much if I moved it side to side but it did have the lat attachment on it. I'm not sure if it's the horse stall mats under it or what but it doesn't seem right. I...

mliebs‎, 07-08-2015 06:13 PM
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Which Rogue Bar for me?

I posted a thread earlier today about a budget barbell. I sold my hex bolt bar today for a decent price, and I need to buy a new bar asap. I was originally considering the Ethos and the CAP OB-86. However, the more research I do on the CAP (which will cost me $140), the more interested I become...

FlaAtty‎, 06-25-2017 06:05 PM
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Workout Equipment Hogs??? Whats up with that??

Im at this new gym and it seems a lot of the patrons of the gym like to talk to there buddies laugh and joke around while sitting on gym equipment not doing anything else. A lot of the people there like to watch movies and chat on there cell phones for long periods of time on gym equipment even...

dandyrandy1‎, 06-25-2017 04:10 PM
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The Official Adjustable/Flat Bench Thread

Discuss all about your adjustable and flat benches here... Wider bench and seat pads, or narrower? Pop pin, or ladder style design? Adjustable FI, FID, or just plain flat bench? Competition specs, or doesnt matter to you? 2x3, 3x3, or beyond? 11ga, or 7ga? Cheap, or expensive? Post pics of...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-25-2017 10:39 PM
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What metal is used to make dumbbells and olympic plates?

Are they made of steel? Hex dumbbells feel different, but are olympic plates and plate attached dumbbells made from steel? I always wonder what it would be like if they were to be made from very heavy metals like say tungsten. It would be pretty cool to have dumbbells that are 2-3 times heavier...

Lachdanan‎, 06-02-2011 05:10 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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Question 2nd hand power rack - should I buy this?

This is a 2nd hand rack proposed by a guy next to my town (remove spaces)... https ://www . leboncoin . fr/sports_hobbies/1152113445.htm?ca=16_s I live in France (but not French :P ), the stuff I can find looks more expensive than the US. How would you judge this? It costs 500EUR new, it's...

FallingBridge‎, 06-24-2017 08:36 AM
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Titan Fitness Customer Service

Have any of you bought something from this company, had an issue with something and tried talking to their customer service and had a problem? Bought a product, received 3/4 of said product, contacted CS multiple times and received automated reply with "we will contact you in 24-48 hours" and...

boody22‎, 06-25-2017 12:38 PM
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Farmers Bars

I have a pair of farmers bars I grabbed off craigslist but have a few issues I'm hoping to solve with my next upgrade. 1) The bars were clearly made by some dude in his garage and my tight fitting bumpers and change plates don't fit. 2) My wife uses the bars, but being that shes only using...

Dont Want None‎, 06-20-2017 08:50 AM
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REP AB-3100 Coming Soon!

Whoa, that price tag @ $179!!!! We may get a quality bench for the crowd looking for something around $200, watch out Powerblock Sportbench.... Features Include: 50"(total pad length) x 11.75"(pad) x 17"(top of pad in flat position) (LxWxH) 11 gauge frame, 1,000 lb weight capacity...

urbanlifter‎, 06-23-2017 06:31 AM
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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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DIY dip bars idea sound good?

I'm an engineer and I enjoy making stuff, especially if it turns out to be useful. I recently decided to start making gym equipment for my home gym and started with a wall mounted pull up bar which is now finished, fitted and awesome (in my opinion). Next on the list was something to do dips...

SteveMcs‎, 06-22-2017 01:54 PM
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Homemade equipments. Looking for advice for 1.

Hi there guys. I have a homemade gym with different stuff, I mostly made from wood and they all work great. For ex. I have made my bench after this model: (see first image) just way more stronger :D What I need atm is a leg press and I came upon this picture on google: (2nd image) Do...

Ady20‎, 06-20-2017 08:08 AM
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New DSG ETHOS Power Rack & Bench

What do you all think about this, is Dick's making an ACTUAL attempt to sell higher quality equipment? At first glance I thought maybe it's cheap material, but the weight on the bench and rack seems pretty solid (28lbs heavier than a Rogue R4). Front safety spotters, pin-pipe safeties, gusseted...

urbanlifter‎, 04-13-2017 11:20 AM
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Protect Carpet from Dumbbell - Memory Foam Kitchen Mat

I have a few sets of dumb bells ranging from 30-45lbs that I need to protect from carpet over a concrete slab. Would a basic memory foam kitchen mat work? In a perfect world, it would leave no imprint on the mat nor the carpet but I can't have the carpet damaged or imprinted at all. Any help is...

sagosto63‎, 06-23-2017 08:07 PM
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Question Standard bar on olympic bench?

Thats the question.. I have a bunch of standard weights and bars. I've been searching for a bench and found a great one, but it is olympic. Dont really want to buy new, more expensive weights and bars.. so, will a standard bar work with an olympic bench or should I rethink this? Thanks in...

AES4000‎, 06-25-2017 03:42 PM
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Thoughts on the ETHOS barbell - $130 at DSG (vs Cap budget king or ???)

I know the Ethos Brand is relatively new to the scene, but I'm wondering what you all think of it based on the description below and or any personal experience. From the DICK's SPORTING GOODS website: Product Information: Built with a 1,000 lb. max load capacity, the ETHOS® 7’ Olympic...

FlaAtty‎, 06-25-2017 12:24 PM
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Cool My new bench

Long story short, my old bench (BodyFitness folding model) failed on me while doing dumbbell bench presses (150lbs per arm). The 1/2" thick plywood backing for the pads cracked in half, and I was fortunate enough to be able to drop the weights and move quickly. Despite the manufacturer noting...

Iaxx‎, 06-14-2017 08:11 AM
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