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De-rusting and Painting Plates

I picked up a set of plates (Marcy Grip 45s, 25s, 10s, & 5s) along with an Olympic bar for $130 and everything has rust to a certain extent. (See attached). From what I've read, you can scrub the plates with a wire brush, then give them a vinegar bath for 2-3 days to take care of the rest, then...

JustinP72‎, 12-02-2021 03:21 PM
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Inspire FTX Functional Trainer from Costco

Looks like it's back in stock, thinking of pulling the trigger. I have a question on dimensions. I'm good with the 83" height. They list the Length as 55", I'm guessing this from outside support pole to outside support pole. They have the width as 54". Does anyone that has this unit know if...

thedickus‎, 12-26-2020 12:28 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 03:27 PM
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Repainting Powerblocks

I found a set of old pro powerblocks for a good price. The problem is there are heavy signs of use on the top with chipped powder coating and surface rust forming on these chipped areas. I am looking to fix these if the price is right. What is my best method for powerblock painting? Sandblast and...

MTTCHD‎, 07-28-2015 05:19 PM
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Tonal Gym Electro magnetic resistance sounds promising. Only 200 lbs of resistance and $3000 to review. They claim it can imitate chains.

Detrus‎, 08-03-2020 12:48 PM
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Smart bike recommendations

Hi, I'm in the market for a smart bike but can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for online so I'm looking for recommendations. I've read about the Expresso Fitness s2u Bike which looks like exactly what I'm looking for but its 15 years old now so looking for something newer, higher detail....

Exlex474‎, 01-07-2022 10:16 AM
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Does anyone have a ROGUE R-3 POWER RACK

Just wondering if anyone here has bought one yet, or has seen one first hand. Thanks. This is the rack I mean: ROGUE R-3 POWER RACK

Accutron‎, 12-03-2010 02:51 PM
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Rep Fitness Thread

Haven't seen a proper Rep Fitness thread, so figured we could make one. I received the PowerSpeed bar in Manganese Phosphate earlier today as well as the 275lb set of equalizers. Impressed with both. The new power bar is DEFINITELY more aggressive than the first iteration. I really like the...

GamecockLifter‎, 10-19-2018 02:44 PM
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Question Protocol Power Cage?

So I've been in the market for a Power cage, and I'm looking for something with a reasonable price. I stumbled upon the Protocol power cage on the Dicks Sporting goods, but unfortunately I couldn't find any information about it anywhere on the web. I was wondering if anybody here has any experience...

jigglexbilly‎, 06-14-2011 01:18 PM
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Question Concept 2 rower questions

Hello all, please bare with me for some newbie questions. I am trying out different cardio equipment at the gym trying to find something that doesn't bother some old injuries. There is a concept 2 rower there which overall did not bother me nearly as much as other equipment, but I do have some...

410Stroker‎, 01-05-2022 05:16 PM
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Buying Weights For 11 Year Old

My 11 year old son has been wanting to lift weights for a year, so I'm thinking about buying him a weight set for Christmas. When I was his age, my parents bought me a Sears and Roebuck set, which consisted of a rickety bench and maybe 120 pounds of concrete weights. I'm thinking something...

ChrisKite‎, 12-02-2021 04:57 PM
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Which machines are MUCH better than cable or free weight alternatives?

Generally most gym equipment falls into one of three categories. Non-cable machines (both selectorized and plate loaded), cable machines, and free weight. There are examples of all three to cover pretty much every muscle and muscle group, but for some movements one of the three is just much...

John748‎, 01-03-2022 03:43 PM
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Home Rowing machine

i am looking for a decent rowing machine that costs between $400 and 500. I am looking for one that will have good resistance. I am 57 years old and I am pretty strong for my age. I am hoping some of you who have home rowing machines, can recommend some good brands and models of such.

tonino2424‎, 12-31-2021 06:12 PM
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Feedback on Watson Dual Stack machines

I'm in the process of ordering a low row and lat pulldown machine, and I'm interested in a Watson Animal Dual Stack Low Pulley and a Watson Animal Dual Stack Lat Pulldown. The problem is that I can't find any anywhere remotely close to me to try out first. So, I hope that some of you have...

John748‎, 12-22-2021 06:30 PM
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Home gym stereo upgrade

Wanting to improve the sound in my home gym . Going to tear the wall apart where the black Danby mini fridge is now ,and rebuild it with different stud dimensions to accommodate a new fridge I bought yesterday. The new fridge has a stainless steel door which I like the looks of , plus has more...

MajorTendonitis‎, 10-17-2021 06:47 PM
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Rep 5200 or Rogue 3.0

Both of these look good. Any recommendations on either of these benches or if there are other good adjustable benches. I have an adjustable bench but it an upgrade is needed.

evankyle‎, 01-01-2022 01:24 PM
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Getting a knee sleeve and compression shorts advise

I'm thinking about getting one, not for the powerlifting or numbers reasons but more for recovery, stability etc. I've had a bike crash and my knee is bit weak since then, I get pain now and then on top of it being iffy from ages ago, cartilage mostly I think. Anyway, I was thinking about...

N_L‎, 01-02-2022 07:09 PM
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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 05:23 AM
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Vintage Gym Equipment Catalogs

Does anybody have a digital version made from a hard copy of early generation gym equipment companys e.g. Body Masters, Flex Fitness, Icarian, and so on? Many early generations can not be found online as they were pre-internet age. If you have any original copies shoot me a pm or post :)

OldSchoolRelic‎, 12-30-2021 05:51 PM
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Free Motion 624 or Cybex Bravo

Both look great. Which is better? Looking to significantly add to my home gym and want to get the best quality.

evankyle‎, 01-01-2022 10:58 AM
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Post Body sixpack by step, 7 STEPS TO GET THE PERFECT SUMMER 6-PACK

There are many variations of the plank that can be done when practicing, one of which is the plank knees to elbow. This plank variation moves the knee close to the elbow. To do this, position yourself like a push-up, where your hands are shoulder-width apart. Then, push your knees toward your...

userARQKKZG5IVA‎, 01-01-2022 07:54 AM
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Cable machine 2:1 ratio

Hello I am searching for some time this information and can't find it, no one is really talking about it since pulley is mostly there to make weight feel lighter and easier to pull. I am planing to make high/low pulley machine, like A with pulley block or like B where i would have to attach...

Mindc‎, 01-01-2016 09:25 AM
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2022 DIY Project - Flywheel Training Platform?

Watching the Garage Gym Lab (Adam/Gamecock Lifter) review of the Exxentric kBox4 got me thinking three things. 1) This has potential to be really cool. 2) This is very expensive. 3) There could be DIY possibilities. vBF7f_KhtYk So, I googled, and sure enough, it's been done. Thinking about...

radrd‎, 12-27-2021 10:53 AM
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Cable attachments: Ivanko vs American Barbell

I would like to ask for your thoughts on which brand got better quality between Ivanko and American Barnell. And if you know any superior brands to those two above, please share with me. Thank you all.

minhiub‎, 12-05-2021 07:22 AM
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Weight Tree Bumper

New guy here and need help finding a replacement weight tree bumper/plug with the weight embossed. I contacted the company Star Trac that sold it but they said they no longer support this model. This tree were also rebranded and sold by may other companies life Flex Fitness etc. Anyway if someone...

pronra‎, 12-30-2021 03:35 PM
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