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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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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 07:36 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 06:22 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 11:03 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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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: 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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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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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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'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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American Barbell

American barbell has a ton of bars on closeout/blemish sale. I'm looking at the AMERICAN BARBELL STAINLESS STEEL GYM BAR and the MAMMOTH BAR does anyone have experience with both bars? Is there a reason to go with one over the other? I already have a rogue ohio power bar and the rep stainless...

davidk131‎, 10-07-2018 05:27 PM
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Question Choice of dumbbells for home gym

Hi everyone, I am currently looking to acquire a set of dumbbells for my home gym and I am split between 3 choices. I am getting the for these sample reason. The wife is currently too weak to use my power rack and the Olympic bar/weight I currently have. I am looking to have more variety in my...

Sunken436‎, 10-12-2018 06:53 AM
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Equipment Under $300

Alright so let's get this out of the way first, I'm bad with money. I've got 300 to spend and I was wanting to buy something for my home gym. I've already got a rack, few bars, and adjustable bench. What else is something good to add to the arsenal? Edit: Make 300 to 600, finally sold some...

Spedicus‎, Yesterday 03:32 PM
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Icarian Hack squat machine

Hi guys, i am looking to upgrade my hack squat deadlift Hoist Roc-it. There is an icarian hack squat machine available for a reasonable price near me. Anyone have tried or owned this machine. How do you like it? Thanks

alexthaman‎, Today 04:27 PM
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Diy strongman log idea - swiss bar

I am looking for ideas... I am trying to find a way to add/remove a central piece on my swiss bar (multigrip) to use it as a strongman log bar. I already have a multigrip.... goals is to save space and money by not buying a log bar. From this To something like this:

redviking‎, 10-13-2018 08:07 AM
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Chadsalts gym in the barn build

Here we go....

chadsalt‎, 10-03-2018 09:56 AM
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Tru Squat Impressions

Wondered if anyone has owned or demo'd a Tru Squat from Southern Xercise and what your impressions were. Thanks

squat802‎, 10-12-2018 11:44 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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Titan Chest Supported T-Bar Row

pic from the titan site Sorry it took so long as I know a few of you are interested in this. Work and personal life have been crazy but I have a little time at work today so I thought I would get this going. How to start?? Been thinking about it for awhile and I the shipping time...

tmonkey‎, 09-06-2018 09:56 AM
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Straight bar squatting after ssb

Alright, so I've been using my ssb for about a week now, and today I decided I was going to straight bar squat since the weight I was going to do is too heavy for me on my ssb. I put the bar on my back and I damn near couldn't squat with it. Am I supposed to be able to get right back into straight...

Spedicus‎, 10-12-2018 02:17 PM
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Foam Pad Features for Home Gym Flooring

Hello guys. I am trying to build home gym on 3rd floor of the apartment.Here is my plan for home gym flooring: I will buy the following upholstery foam paddings for noise and vibration reduction.I will buy 2 pieces of upholstery foam padding Dimensions : 1 '' X 24 '' X 82 '' Compression :...

Valyria‎, Yesterday 03:31 AM
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Nordic Lifting Shoes/Sleeves

Not sure how often this part of the forum is used for equipment REVIEWS, but here's one. I've been on the fence about buying knee sleeves and squat shoes for a long time. Honestly, it was mostly ego. My squat isn't particularly good (~315 @ 170BW) so I didn't want to look all goofy, showing up...

bLinkMoore‎, Yesterday 11:32 PM
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Xtra rare raw steel cap OB86b

Thought I'd share my new bar that I ordered from cap. Maybe it fell off the line before the finishing station. I actually prefer this finish for the appearance and sharper knurling though. Lol at caps QC. Pictured next to my older OB86B. Or maybe they've changed their process. But I see a bit of...

DVG93‎, Yesterday 07:04 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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Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar Review

Hey everyone, I just published a review of the Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar if anyone is interested in reading. Overall, I'm definitely a fan of the bar. I doubt I'll use it much on deadlifts, but I like it a lot on squats and bench. ...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-11-2018 12:07 PM
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sorinex monolift hooks

Still not there. These seem even cheaper than rogue's.

Mech6‎, 10-12-2018 05:34 PM
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Knee Wrap Roller

Are knee wrap rollers really worth it?

Spedicus‎, Yesterday 07:58 AM
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Rogue Supernova Mobility Ball

Anyone have one? As I was leaving the gym this morning saw one out of the corner of my eyes and tried it out. It felt different than other self massage stuff Ive used (and Ive used a lot). Now its $40 so not cheap but if it helps me don't mind shelling out the bucks. I like stuff like lacrosse...

KoolDJVader‎, Yesterday 07:25 AM
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I need the name of a cable extension attachment lol.

I was at the gym, and new equipment comes and goes weekly, people jack things. So I bought my own dip belt that I use often, I happened to see a new cable attachment that was awesome for hitting my triceps. It was like a metal rod or stick, with a circular stopper on the end, it was all metal....

FreedomPenguin‎, 10-13-2018 11:42 AM
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DIY Rickshaw

I recently sold my hex bar and had been looking at Rickshaws and was tempted to order one from Titan when they were on sale but I figured why send them $165 when I could make one myself . After digging around in my scrap pile I came up with enough stuff to build it and after a very brief try with...

irongrandpa‎, 10-12-2018 06:25 PM
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Treadmill recommendation without all the BS

Looking for a fold up treadmill without all the BS of fans, speakers, tablets etc. Someone must make a decent 3.0 chp motor treadmill without all the fancy stuff. I tried searching for treadmill without fans but get only treadmills WITH fans. This will be used by myself and husband. No one over...

jg7‎, 10-12-2018 01:10 PM
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My own home gym evolution (part 2)

As all the pictures from my home gym old thread are not working anymore (, i will be posting here the important stages of evolution of my home gym of the past 7 years and the future upgrades i will do in the future. If you have any...

alexthaman‎, 08-02-2017 08:54 AM
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Titan Sled

I bought a Titan sled and was wondering if anyone knew of a place to purchase shoulder drive pads for it. The bears have a 24” spread.

Tigolbitties‎, 10-13-2018 05:14 AM
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Is there a housing unit/apartment/house that is built to make a gym?

Call me weird but I don't care if my home is a gym. So a gym home not a home gym. Is there any housing, condos, apartments or houses that can take on the brunt of a power rack and barbell? I think the floorboards and the height of the house is the most important part of that equation because a low...

jack505‎, 10-12-2018 06:50 PM
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