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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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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: 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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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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Identifying this Olympic Bar

I recently purchased a weight set on craigslist that included this bar (see the image attached) and am hoping someone can help me figure out who makes it. It has 3 marks in the knurling on each side and no center knurling at all. It has snap rings on the inside of the collar and snap rings on the...

tactics468‎, Yesterday 05:55 PM
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Trap Shrugger, Trap Machine, Or Seated Trap Machine (Poll)

I decided to make another poll for trap pieces this time, from the Strength Equipment Inc. site. I assume the Trap Shrugger (No. 235) has the best versatility (Farmers walks) and most core involvement (Looks like a decent piece and I read a previous review on the boards about it). The Trap...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 04-20-2017 04:32 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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Sore wrists when doing curls. Straps?

Hi guys, When I do standing EZ barbell curls, or preacher curls (EZ bars) I get sore wrists before my biceps hurt. I've been told that my joints (including wrists) are very flexible and are more susceptible to injury, so this could explain why they hurt a bit. Just wondering what a solution...

silentkilla92‎, Yesterday 04:19 AM
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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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GYM Equipment Refurb / Repaint Thread

I thought it would be cool to have a dedicated thread for equipment restoration. I got rid of a monstrous smith machine that I really only used for calf raises anymore and lucked into a Bodymasters standing calf for cheap. It was really nasty and had quite a bit of surface rust. I...

Skidmarx‎, 09-16-2012 04:07 AM
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Exclamation Moving Gym into Bedroom with Carpet - Protection Advice Needed

Hi guys, I have had my gym (rack / barbells / bench) in my old home's spare bedroom. It has been fine on the carpet floor and for 4 years ive seen no real damage (tearing) to the carpet other than squashing it flat. We had a thin rubber mat and cheap flat carpet on top. We finally lifted it all up...

chrismarshall3‎, 04-22-2017 11:08 PM
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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped anally prison style: ...

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 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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Budget Iron?

OK, hear that the Dicks Fitness Gear 300 lb set is not so great. What about others? Not a lot of big box stores near me but there is a Models that carries a 300 pound Marcy grip set for about the same $$. Again, with a bar that I will not use and likely sell cheap on CL. Or maybe I can get big...

NHAngler‎, 04-17-2017 04:49 PM
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My experience with Atlas Wristband

For those who never heard about it, Atlas Wristband is specifically designed for weightlifting tracking. Its main function is figuring out what exercise your are doing and counting reps. I ordered one from Amazon and decided to share my experience. There are two modes. One is a preset workout...

gopnik‎, 01-17-2016 02:57 PM
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High end weightlifting barbells

Note: I'm in central europe (Belgium). Availability and pricing can differ compared to the US. Well, I’m in the market for a decent barbell, and I'm looking for some input / opinions / hands-on experiences. In my / our garagegym we have a couple of vintage weightliftingbars (Berg, Schnell,...

vsral‎, Yesterday 06:25 AM
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Official Gear Watch (Sale thread)

There are a few threads that come close to this but nothing all encompassing. It would be a great idea to have a thread where you find a good sale and post it up for others... I don't think there are any limits to what would be posted here but the basics would include the current price, the normal...

OGLuc1f3r‎, 02-10-2017 06:36 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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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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Question Ball bearing assembly - Westside Reverse Hyper

Hello, I've been trying to reassemble a ball bearing assembly that fell out of a Westside Barbell reverse hyper machine. The bearing assembly is used to tilt the table top. The bearings (#19) are in a three piece setup with two cylindrical pieces that fit one female side and one male side. ...

Nebamartinez‎, 04-22-2017 09:04 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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trap bar on a budget.

I've been eyeing up the cap mega hex bar for a while now watching the price hoping that it falls back to that $92 mark again but so far no luck. I pulled a muscle in my lower back again last week doing deadlifts and I've read that a trap bar can help keep some of the stress and strain off my back....

lsi1‎, 04-21-2017 07:42 AM
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Weighlifting shoes for deadlift?

Hi all. Just got my first pair of weightlifting shoes. Adidas Drehkrafts. Tried them on in the house and can't believe how stable they feel. Was wondering if I should use them for deadlifting too. I know they have a heel (I usually deadlift in my socks) but they feel so stable I'm wondering if...

Steeldragonmark‎, Yesterday 09:58 AM
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Thumbs up [DIY] PowerBlock Sport Series THICK GRIPS, for dem forearm gainz

Just picked up some PowerBlocks the other day, and wasn't about that 1.25" stock grip. Made some 2" handles on the cheap with vinyl tubing. Great alternative to Fat Gripz, which are too long & wide for the PowerBlocks. Instructables: Thick Grips for PowerBlock Sport Series

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Found Powerblock Sport 90 Stage 1 Set 5-50 lb for $240 (few steps involved)

So I been wanted some adjustable dumbbells and decided to go with Powerblock. Well I consider myself very frugal (others just say cheap) so I looked around for few days to find the best deal. Thought I would post it encase anybody else was thinking about picking up a pair. There are a few steps...

KrackinWise‎, 04-23-2017 05:32 PM
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Dumbbell Setup Upgrade

I am thinking of upgrading my dumbbells set from the old school gray hex dumbbells. ...

SuperCK‎, 04-20-2017 11:28 AM
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Combo dumbell/kettlebell/plate storage

I think I'm gonna buy this marcy combo storage rack today but figured I'd check here first, just wondering if anyone knew of something similar off the top of their head. I don't have a full set of dumbells so the amount of lower storage would work well for me, with kettlebells and a medicine ball...

tedfords‎, 04-23-2017 01:26 PM
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Titan issues

So after getting a replacement rack shipped out from Titan, I received a banged up box again and pull out the first upright to find the same defects as the first one. Pretty disappointed and frustrated at this point. Anyone who owns a T3 titan rack, do you guys have stuff like this on the...

indianbuckeye‎, 03-28-2017 09:42 AM
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Exclamation Had cancer need home GYM - help me now and thanks

Hey guys, I hope everyone here is doing awesome, this is my FIRST post here. =) I'm 46 and use to run 20+ miles a week and bike. I did P90X and some basic weight lifting at the gym, I was in great shape. Ended up getting cancer in Jan (testicular) and that wasn't fun, but hey, I'm...

BigMikeNC‎, 04-22-2017 09:27 AM
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