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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 4)

Figure I would get this one going again. Round 1: Round 2: Round 3: Let's find those deals!

indianbuckeye‎, 08-19-2017 07:36 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: 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: 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: 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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Looking for best all around functional trainer. Would appreciate opinions of my list

Hello all, I am new to the site and have been doing a lot of reading on people's opinions of functional trainers. I am currently in the market for one and have narrowed my search to the following models that I am considering: 1. FreeMotion Light Commercial EXT Dual Cable Cross 2. Legend...

SKIinKC‎, Yesterday 10:38 PM
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Home Gym (UK)

Im sure this question has been asked a large amount of times but if anyone is able to provide some knowledge, I would be grateful. Looking to put a home gym together in the next couple of months. What I need is basic as I do standard 5 x 5 type routines. So I will need a cage, barbell, bench...

Coeus10‎, Today 03:38 AM
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Are under the desk cardio equiqment legit/useful?

Hi, Basically equipment like this: The magnetic ones are supposed to be very silent, especially around office noise. Are these items really legit/useful? I did some research but couldn't find much reviews or mention of it here...

Lachdanan‎, 11-07-2016 10:06 AM
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Does this look like a decline bench, or adjustable?

Hard to tell. It's for sale at a far away pawn shop for a really good price. Owner seems to be confused by the question.

skillsmcgee1‎, Yesterday 02:13 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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Powertec p-lm14 vs p-lm16 lat machine

Hey guys, Whats the difference from the Powertec p-lm14 and the p-lm16? I cant find much information about the p-lm14. Visually, I can only see the p-lm14 is missing the front panel that protects you from the pulley system. Is that the only difference from the p-lm16? I am planning to...

buffpig‎, 10-22-2017 12:56 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. PART 2

Cost No Object List, Version 1.8: This thread is not meant to be a free weights vs machines thread, and I think we got that out of the way early in the thread. This thread is simply about discussing all the choices of various free weights and machine choices on the market that people feel...

HealthNutMD‎, 03-28-2017 04:23 AM
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Power Rack with rear weight storage?

Hi gang, I would eventually like to upgrade from my Nautilus Power Rack to something a little nicer with the weight storage in back. So far I've found several nice racks from EliteFTS ( and the Legend 3133. All of...

heckofagator‎, Yesterday 10:40 AM
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Harbinger Triceps Rope Question (26", or 36")

I currently own a 10" X-Mark triceps rope and while it's a keeper for its durability so far and has been holding up well, I feel I definitely could get a deeper stretch on some movements (big example would be getting a deeper stretch on face pulls and perhaps somewhat avoiding carabiner clip...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 10-20-2017 08:19 PM
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Shoes confusion

Hi I am doing the 5 x 5 plan and all is going well. I have been reading lots about how footwear improves your stance and overall lifts. My problem is I don't quite get the differences between the styles of shoes. Doing the 5 x 5 I presume it falls into the powerlifting category, or am I...

ddduck‎, Yesterday 12:21 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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New Belt Squat from Everyone's Favorite Company!

Wes over at TSS (I know lol) just posted this on FB. Honestly, it looks pretty damn good, and that price is hard to pass up on. If I didn't already own one, I could really see myself taking a chance...

jimbuick‎, 10-21-2017 12:31 PM
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Cybex 5435 color ID?

I FINALLY got my white whale after more than a year of looking. the Cybex 5435. I cannot abide by white. Is the bench below an official cybex color? (its from the bench WIKI) Ive been searching for color codes but havent come across anything. I think this is the perfect color and want to duplicate...

dskoo65‎, 10-19-2017 10:06 AM
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Question All day calorie counter?

I'd really like the ability to track how many calories I burn each day. Doesnt need to be super accurate but like some people track their steps for the day, I'd like to see, at the end of each day, how many calories I've burned... Not just during exercise, but the entire day as a whole... I know...

rossblob‎, 10-22-2017 04:33 AM
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Unlevel Flooring

Hi guys, I recently bought a power rack, i've set it up in my spare room on the second floor, however my house is over 100 years old and the floor is no longer completely level. Therefore, my rack is very slightly sloping downwards, will this effect lifting in anyway or can I get away with it? ...

jackg21‎, 10-21-2017 08:47 PM
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Manual treadmill

Anyone used a manual treadmill? I need a stationed walker/runner instead of trying to commute to park every other day or so. Also what's a reasonably priced cable all in one leg arm exercise machine. Anyone had experience needs to be durable at 200lbs male

justwayne‎, 10-18-2017 05:50 PM
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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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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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What type of bench is this?

What is this bench?

Leaf‎, 10-20-2017 08:03 PM
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70 lb dumbbell: $48.30 shipped

I'm stealing this from slickdeals. If you want a pair of 70s, this is a great price. These are CAP brand.

Synthetickiller‎, 10-16-2017 07:14 PM
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Prevent wrist injury with Smith machine?

Hey guys I wanted to know if there is any tips to prevent wrist injury with Smith machine. I know youre to lift with your wrist facing upward. The problem is the starting position and the ending position where I lift and turn and turn to rack it back up. At those segments my wrist are bent...

Darius169‎, 10-20-2017 12:26 PM
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Rubber plates vs Iron plates

I am looking into buying an oly bar/plate set, and was wondering if rubber coated (not full rubber) plates are worth the cost over iron plates? I am going to be working out at home (hardwood floors), and will be buying rubber flooring, but will rubber coated plates make much of a difference if I...

sepandee‎, 02-09-2011 11:42 AM
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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.. 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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Anyone tried Titan HD accessories on Rogue stuff?

The Infinity spotter arms for my Rogue S-2 are on back-order for awhile, I was looking into possibly getting these Rogue-clone spotter arms by TitanHD: They're 7 gauge steel instead of 11 gauge but they're also $75 with free...

rollerball‎, 01-19-2016 11:51 AM
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