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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. Before using a belt, learn to breathe Many people, unaware of detailed anatomical and physiological processes, breathe incorrectly when exercising....

cmarti063‎, 05-16-2014 06:22 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com 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: 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: PICS and DISCUSSION of YOUR HOME GYM V2.0

Have a home gym? New to this forum? Post your gym pics in this thread.

ironwill2008‎, 12-12-2017 08:33 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: SPAM THREADS and POSTS

Just as in every year past, this time of year sees an uptick of spammers, scammers, crooks, charlatans, ganefs, and knuckleheads bent on using this forum to shill their junk. One more time; don't quote or reply to such threads/posts; doing so only creates more work to clear them out. Simply...

ironwill2008‎, 11-27-2017 02:56 PM
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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 4)

Figure I would get this one going again. Round 1: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=109374491 Round 2: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=124520311 Round 3: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161832313 Let's find those deals!

indianbuckeye‎, 08-19-2017 07:36 AM
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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: 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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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked, http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147291533&page=1, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 AM
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Post 9 foods to avoid to lose belly fats faster

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Musthupk‎, 07-24-2021 12:08 PM
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Advice on how to put Maximum Weight on the Powertec Levergym

The weight limit is 500? That is without the lever bar? I had about 400 on it, but couldn't fit on any more weight. 3 45s, and then a couple of 35s on each side. I couldn't fit an additional 25. So how do you get the full 500 on it? What could happen if you exceeded the limit? I wonder why they...

Einhander12‎, 07-15-2021 12:51 AM
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Alibaba

I'm curious if anyone has ever ordered equipment through Alibaba and what their experience might have been. There seems to be a lot of stuff that you could take a flyer on to see if it was worth it. For example a "MAG" set of attachments for just north of $100. I'm definitely interested to hear if...

RoCol‎, 10-08-2019 04:06 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 : http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/spo/1171222890.html

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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Any experiences of using a weighted vest while having scoliosis?

Hello everyone! I wanted to ask if someone here uses a weighted vest and has scoliosis and if they have any advice on the topic or if someone knows if using it would be harmful since it compresses the spine

darkghostpanda‎, 07-05-2021 09:12 AM
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Anyone own an Iron Neck? Please share experiences

https://www.iron-neck.com They're kind of pricey. But doesn't seem like there are much alternatives. Anyone have one, or have experience with one?

BiGx5MurF‎, 06-30-2021 03:59 PM
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Anyone recommend a good Smith machine?

Hi, I'm wanting to purchase a Smith machine, I know all the pros and cons with using the Smith section of it and the injuries that can be obtained if not used properly but it's main use would be for the cables and front rack but if I can get a leg plate I would use the Smith machine for leg press,...

Revelation14‎, 07-17-2021 04:30 AM
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Belt squat platform

Not mine, but I like the ideal. Gonna make a copy to hook up to the low row on my lat tower. http://kaizendiygym.com/diy/beltsquat

Murser‎, 07-09-2021 03:19 PM
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Question Can someone recommend a bench?

I'm in Ontario, Canada & I'm looking to buy a new heavy-duty exercise bench. One that's capable of being positioned in a 90 degree angle & has back support. I'm not interested in a stationary bench either. The two shops I'm looking at buying from are Treadmill Factory or Your Fitness Solutions. ...

YMS_1975‎, 07-16-2021 07:48 PM
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Can't find good reviews of Inzer Elbow Sleeves, help!

I've read some people claiming these do nothing, others claim it's like wearing a slingshot when you press! Could I get any sort of anecdotal reviews here, or links to any good video reviews? for such a popular product the internet really is scarce of information. If they can really add overload to...

Hajikikun‎, 07-17-2021 02:20 PM
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Club Wieder 565 Power Rack Review

Picked up a Power Rack and weights tuesday for cheap. I havent heard too much about this rack besides its low Weight capacity, so thought I'd share my pro's and con's. Continue reading if you want my (poorly written, un-prepared) review. From my understanding these racks were mass produced...

TheApexHunter‎, 04-07-2011 03:39 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 04:23 AM
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Cross Axes Tech - A review

Hi All- I'm an occasional poster on here, primarily a lurker. I'm going through a home gym upgrade, and recently acquired 2 new pieces from Cross Axes Tech. You all are likely aware that the owner posts on this forum, usually in the thread Plate Loaded machines. This is where I first became aware...

kis55‎, 07-11-2021 05:37 PM
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Does ANYONE make an actual 3XL tank top?

I have no idea where these companies are getting their sizing charts from, but I am a big guy. 6'5" and 300+ lbs. I need an actual 3XL tank top if one exists. Last time I tried ordering 2XL tanks from bodybuilding.com and Amazon, they were so small they could have fit my wife who ls literally less...

IronBar66‎, 07-08-2021 06:35 AM
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Dumbbell rack

Looking for a new rack to hold dumbbells 5 to 50. Space is not a concern. Is 2 or 3 row preferable? Any suggestions appreciated.

evankyle‎, 07-03-2021 12:07 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 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148349563 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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Equipment decision help!

Building my home gym. I like machines now more than squaring etc. Trying to decide between a Body Solid G9S $1,500 or a Hoist 4400. It’s older but works good for $850. Which do you think is the better machine?

joanabird‎, 07-02-2021 08:39 AM
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Functional trainers / cable machines: What to look for?

Hi All - I’ve looked at these on and off for a few years but have always been space constrained. A few designs now look to be really slim so MIGHT fit in my space! What should I look for in a cable or functional training machine? Is one style worth paying more for over another? The main...

wgpa‎, 06-30-2021 04:08 AM
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Garage level floor leveling for home gym

Experts, In the process of setting up below in my garage 1)Inspire fitness FTX functional trainer (600 lbs) 2)simple squat/bench rack & max of 100 kgs weight plates 3)Fitness Bench 4)Adjustable pair of Dumpbells Available space for my gym : 6x13 feet Was looking at lot of youtube videos...

sribond‎, 07-20-2021 08:27 PM
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Glue not holding belt layers

Hey guys, I just bough General Leathercraft Pioneer belt, 13mm, no suede, treated and dyed. I've been manually breaking in the belt by folding it over itself repeatedly and at one point I noticed that two layers of the belt started sliding over each other. It seems like the glue has...

Fitsy‎, 07-06-2021 05:16 PM
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Grip Strengthener - Need Advice

My grip during deadlifts is failing around 7-8 RPE (i.e. 2-3 reps left in the tank). My dominant hand is good, but non-dominant fails in my pinky and ring fingers. Thumb-under grip mildly helps, and resting and switching mid-set to mixed grip allows set completion. I'd like to strengthen my grip...

JustinP72‎, 07-18-2021 09:05 AM
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Gym flooring 3/4" Extreme Mats

Has anyone tried these? And of course I would be going with the rainbow colored one https://www.rubberflooringinc.com/gym-mat/extreme-mats.html I’m thinking of ordering it for my home gym

snailsrus‎, 07-07-2021 10:39 PM
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HD Titan Power Rack 2x3

The short: I've seen a few threads and reviews on Titan's "Fitness power rack", but none on the "HD Power Rack 2x3." It appears to be a Rogue R-3 clone. Does anyone have experience with it? This is the Titan rack:...

Murser‎, 06-27-2014 09:48 AM
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Help...Fitness Gear Ultimate Smith Machine

Help....I am obviously new here but need some major help. A friend of mine was getting rid of his Fitness Gear Ultimate Smith Machine. As the price was right (free), I took him up on it. The only catch was that there is no assembly manual with it. After days of searching online, i cannot find...

johnprusak‎, 05-04-2014 06:41 AM
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