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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 09:33 AM
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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 08:36 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 07:22 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 08:30 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 07:31 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 04:22 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 12:03 PM
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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 03:56 PM
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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 09:12 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 07:53 AM
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Belt squat machine

Does anyone here have Wenning's Belt Squat or a Pit Shark? Or any other bely squat out there? If so, what kind of footprint does it take up? Obviously there is the machine size, but what size space does it actually need to work around it, load plates etc? I really want one, but $3-4k...

Narc1911‎, 09-24-2017 10:46 AM
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Home gym colour change

Would like your opinions , as I was going to get my equipment painted to Protechs latest colour , as they went with a deeper yellow , which I believe is what is used on CAT machinery . The half rack on the left is the last thing I bought , and I prefer it to the brighter yellow on the rack to the...

MajorTendonitis‎, 01-03-2018 05:28 PM
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Mag Equipment

Looking to get the Mag equipment shown below for tricep just to add a little variety to my workout. Which MAG attachment is shown in the video. MAG Close Grip Supinate MAG Close Grip Supinate MAG Close Grip Pronate

StrongME2‎, 02-16-2018 07:06 AM
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Power rack build

Hi guys. I thought I'd post some info on my power rack build. I really liked the Rogue monster racks so mine is based on that. I'm from South Africa so getting hold of a Rogue was not going to happen and purchasing one locally was costly. Here are the specs of the build -Uprights: 2.1m...

moameen789‎, Yesterday 02:35 AM
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Marcy Bumper Plates

Does anyone know anything about some old school Marcy bumper plates? I picked up a couple of green 50 lb bumper plates off craigslist, and can't find any information online about them. They are 1", so not very useful, but they came with a group of other stuff, so I went ahead and grabbed...

rhythmdeficient‎, 01-27-2015 11:38 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 11:30 AM
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New REP fitness urethane dumbbells

I just seen these on the site and they look nice. They look identical to the rogue ones, I wonder if they are made by the same folks who make them for rogue. There is not enough description on their site in my opinion- like handle size etc.... Anyone else have info on them?

tonypearn‎, 01-02-2018 08:00 AM
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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 04:19 PM
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Are kettlebells any good.

Just wanted some feedback before i buy them...thanks.

zbashore‎, Yesterday 04:19 PM
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Cant find the right iphone app...

Hi, Can anyone recommend an iphone app that: 1) Measures, over time, which muscles you are training the most, based on the exercises you are doing. This is particularly useful to track secondary muscles used. 2) Simple, intuitive interface. Doesn't overdo it with thousands of...

XUnzi‎, Today 02:32 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 08:30 PM
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Want to start going to the gym

It's time to start hitting the gym for the first time in my life but not all the equipment is standardised- there seems to be different equipment in different gyms- there don't seem to be any online videos explaining how to use the common equipment used by men accompanied by a demonstration...

Dexterbro‎, Today 06:15 AM
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Leg Extension Machine

I am looking for a commercial machine that allows me to do lying leg extensions and seated leg extensions. I would like it to take plates. The reason I want a combination machine is I am limited on floor space. I have found equipment that does one or the other but not both. thanks, Paul

dokkenpaul‎, Today 05:15 AM
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Vulcan Strength Stainless Steel Power Bar & Calibrated PL Plates

I just left Vulcan's facility and I was able to see their new calibrated powerlifting plates as well as the new stainless power bar. I have to say, I am more and more impressed with what they are doing. The stainless bar is really nice looking and the knurl is fantastic. It's aggressive, but...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-23-2018 11:56 AM
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Kabuki Strength Power and Squat Bars

Kabuki has been hinting at their upcoming power bar for some time now and they just recently announced that they will be releasing a squat bar along with it. A little bird told me (i.e. the Kabuki CS lol) that the pre-order for both should go live either late this week or early next with a 12...

jimbuick‎, 08-07-2017 10:31 PM
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Elliptical - Nordictrack E9.5 vs Schwinn 470

Hello, good afternoon, I'm looking for a good elliptical, but I can't decide between the Nordictrack or Schwinn. What are your opinions? Who is the best elliptical, the nordictrack E9.5 or the Schwinn 470 ? I really need help, can you help me? Thank you.

Hercumera‎, Today 06:00 AM
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Is this normal for Rogue shipments?

I received my Urethane bumpers, change plates, and stainless steel ohio power bar yesterday. Everything looks great but afterwards I noticed scratches through the chrome on my sleeves, a scratch on one of the change plates, and discoloration in one of my 35 lb bumpers. I realize it's hard to tell...

jayters‎, Yesterday 04:43 AM
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Dear Chris duffin

Two of my friends and I were a half inch away from ordering three of your power bars to get the discounted price, and we were excited about the idea of giving our collective two grand to a small business owner who honestly cared enough about his craft to make top notch equipment and also make a...

tombro‎, Yesterday 04:05 PM
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Anyone know any deals on trap bars (hex bar)?

I was planning on building farmers handles but thought why not just buy a trap bar since I can do farmers walks with that and trap bar deadlifts. Anyone know of any deals on trap bars right now? No more than $120 please. Thank you.

merl227‎, Yesterday 06:52 PM
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Anyone familiar with Power Hooks?

I wasn't even aware these things existed till I ran across a picture by accident. There available on , and I see there’s another version called Pro Power Hooks, but there unavailable . I always find it a hassle to bench the heavier ones, so this idea looks as though it would work...

MajorTendonitis‎, 01-23-2018 11:39 PM
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J hook styles

Hi all. I’ve done lots of digging but have not found discussion on what bam looking for. I have an older style powertec rack with the old style 1” pins with a washer welded to the end for j hooks. I don’t really have a problem with them, other than they are starting to look ugly with the...

Eric2o17‎, Yesterday 10:52 PM
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Thumbs down Transformer Bar Review - Bar of Sketch

I received the bar on the 9th of Feb and I hate to say I'm not too impressed. It was thrown in a box, with only foam balls on the handles for protection, and all corners of the box had a holes. Hopeful nothing was tarnished from the shipment, I was way wrong. The adjustable notches had a gash...

FredAbalon3‎, 02-14-2018 08:12 AM
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Rogue Monster Lat Pulldown purchase

So I received a rogue Monster lat pull down and thought I'd share some thoughts as I couldn't find a lot of information when I was mulling this purchase for the past two years. I've been buying Rogue for years and I am generally a fan. 1. It was expensive, just a little less than $3500. 2....

tjp15785‎, 02-07-2018 05:51 PM
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Opinions on Rep Free Standing Landmine?

Ten pages of google search results later I have concluded that no one has ever reviewed this piece of equipment. Well, also possible no one has ever bought one I guess.... I know I can use a corner and a towel but pass. I'd get a rack attached one but the dimensions of available space would make...

Za78‎, 01-17-2018 05:13 PM
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Dissapointed with my Rogue R-3BT QC and delivery

Maybe my expectations were too high, but I was under the impression that Rogue's DNA as a company revolved around premium QC, quality and delivery. What I received last night is not something I would have agreed to buy brand new in real life. Used, absolutely, but not new. In a store, I would have...

Za78‎, 02-16-2018 05:24 AM
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