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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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Vintage Iron Thread

Hi All, I read a post a few weeks ago in which SnowOne and DonForeman suggested a vintage iron thread to discuss/identify old plates. I wasn't part of that discussion, but I see that no one has created the thread, and I have a couple of plates that I could use some help identifying, so I figured...

rlundregan‎, 08-14-2012 03:19 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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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 01:44 PM
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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 09:28 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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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 AM
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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, 03-26-2017 05:06 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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Water Rower

Does anyone have one of these ? http://www.waterrower.com.au/ Look cool buy expensive

Aussieguy101‎, 01-19-2013 10:12 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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Trying to make a homemade chin up bar? IN UK

So... Im trying to make a homemade chin up bar, for pull ups etc. Im trying to build it on a rafter/joist Ive seen many ideas for them, however the majority of these are USA based, and I cant find the components for them in the UK. Would anyone know where I can get these? Or the proper...

badatusernames‎, 08-01-2010 04:08 PM
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Tonal Gym

https://www.tonal.com/ Electro magnetic resistance sounds promising. Only 200 lbs of resistance and $3000 to review. They claim it can imitate chains.

Detrus‎, 08-03-2020 11:48 AM
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Weightlifting shoes

Does anyone have some strong recommendations for weightlifting shoes that can help me with my stance and form? I have flat feet so that creates an issue for me when I have to wear shoes to accommodate to that. I'm looking to really give me a solid stance for squatting and dead lifting. But...

CrypticLimbo‎, 03-18-2018 05:47 PM
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More money than brains? I'm considering PRIME Prodigy HLP Rack

I've been considering getting a functional trainer for a while, but I really don't want to give up the space in my home gym. I'm also not in love with my current rack (Vulcan Strength), which gets the job done but is nothing special and has some flaws. My rack also has no lat pull down option,...

radrd‎, 07-19-2020 05:11 PM
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York weight set with golden team weights

So I have this Olympic weight set from like 1980 maybe the seventies solid steel with curl bar straight bar and steel weights. The weights say Golden team on them. then there is a few of those like hand weights. Is this thing worth anything did it all come together I just want it out of my garage...

ocwendy‎, 08-09-2018 06:52 PM
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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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Powerblock sticker creation

So I finally got my hands on a set of Powerblock "The Block" dumbbells. They were fairly rusted but for $140, I didn't want to pass them up. I had a pair of these about 10 years ago and have been looking to buy a pair for nostalgia. Tried scrubbing with Liquid Wrench rust inhibitor this time. I...

dagdafitness‎, 02-14-2020 12:12 PM
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Element Fitness Elite Leg Press/Hack Squat

This may be one of the better machines for home use that I’ve seen , and the foot plate for leg the press looks bigger than most models I’ve looked at in the past . Wish I could find reviews, but it’s a fairly new release , so guess I may be the first to do so . Uses rollers instead of linear...

MajorTendonitis‎, 12-23-2020 10:26 PM
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Leg Extension/Curl Combo Suggestions

I am looking at adding a leg extension/curl combo unit and wondering what I should be looking at. I don't like cheap equipment but the Prime unit is a bit too pricey at $4500 (I'm sure it's cheaper if you email them but bruh, that's a lot of cheddar for a limited function piece of equipment). ...

ncsuLuke‎, 07-02-2021 07:30 AM
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