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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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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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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Medium grip low row attachment recommendations

I've been experiencing a very tight center of my chest.. probably from rounded shoulder posture or improper form somewhere in my routine. I've been looking to upgrade my $10 double d handle with something a little more comfortable so I'm using this as an excuse. In looking for something angled...

dagdafitness‎, Yesterday 08:23 AM
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Total Gym - good for building muscle?

Hi, I am addressing these questions to all Total Gym equipment men users, aging in their 30's or 40's. I would like to know if you can build muscle with the equipment or, even at maximum levels, the exercises are too easy (I am talking about performing the exercises, in a slow, controlled,...

paolomaldini‎, Yesterday 11:56 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 01:44 PM
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Seller's Market for weights and equipment right now

If you have extra or unused equipment or weights now is the time to sell. It seems most companies are out of stock or on back order. Ive looked at several places like FB market place,craigs list ect and weights are easily going for a dollar a pound or more. The shut downs of gyms have made many...

Garage Rat‎, 03-29-2020 09:51 AM
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COVID-19 Virus Equipment DEAL Alert Thread!

Given the increased demand for home gym equipment, seems like a good idea to post a deal thread for those looking to setup home operations. I've seen lately that even places like Rogue are shutting down their onsite stores and doing pickup or shipping only. So let's see what deals y'all can find! ...

urbanlifter‎, 03-19-2020 06:51 AM
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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 06:59 PM
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I need a bench

I’m in need of a bench. I’m guilty of being late to the party and trying to piece together a home gym due to this Coronavirus mess. I had started a home gym a couple years ago with mostly Titan stuff and sold every single piece and went back to my local gym. So in the last week I’ve managed to...

ameade84‎, Yesterday 06:31 AM
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Best bar for cleans?

Going to be doing cleans and higher rep rows on my deadlift platform with bumper plates. I've been trying to find out about the durability of the bars when dropped from shoulder height. Without getting cost involved... I'm considering one of the following(but open to suggestions): AB Cali Bar...

dagdafitness‎, 04-03-2020 04:56 AM
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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 02:27 PM
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Where is the best place to buy Plates?

I am looking for twelve 45 pound cast iron plates. If you can find cheap twelve 25 kg plates that will also work but the cheaper the better.

AnotherRyan‎, 03-25-2020 05:26 PM
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Recommend doorway pull up bar?

I typically don't venture into this section, since I'm not usually interested in equipment and don't have a home gym, but I guess it's probably getting more popular now. I'm doing calisthenics now that gyms are closed. No problem for upper body, since I have gymnastics background. No way I'm...

jademonkey‎, 03-30-2020 06:30 PM
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Best all around barbell?

I know this is probably a loaded question but can you guys recommend me your opinions of the best all around barbell? All of this Coronavirus stuff has led me to building a man cave gym. I’be decided on a rack and it’s in the process of being built for me. So while I wait I’m going to attempt to...

ameade84‎, 03-26-2020 05:38 PM
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Gorilla Bow

Anyone own one of these? Im thinking of ordering one.

ChickenAndKale‎, 04-03-2020 03:33 PM
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Anyone got links for the strongest man in history series? With Eddie Hall Brian Shaw Robert Oberst and Nick Best? Can't find it anywhere here in the UK!

HowMuchYaBench1‎, 04-03-2020 02:55 PM
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My recent builds

I'm getting too many emails asking "what can I do", so I tought I'd put these in the same thread. These are just final (or close to final) pictures. No descriptions. Questions welcome. Racks and benches

Mech6‎, 12-11-2013 08:17 PM
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Atlantis Power Squat

Anyone familiar with this? And if it is a great piece what would a good price on a used one be? Thanks!

RoCol‎, 03-29-2020 01:33 PM
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Urethane vs Rubber. Anything I should know ?

Making some big purchases here, and one of the questions I have to ask myself is " Do I want to pay more for Urethane " Just home Gym use, I'm going to assume I'll be told to go with rubber dumbbells, but I like to be thorough in my research before buying big ticket items like this. Thanks...

PCRulesPSDrools‎, 04-01-2020 04:27 PM
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Incline fat pad

Does anyone make a Thompson fat pad clone for incline bench? I heard Rep was possibly developing one, but after getting a Thompson Fat pad for my flat bench, everything else just feels cheap.

StillbornSoul‎, 04-02-2020 03:36 PM
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Fractional plates substitute

I'm doing Greyskull LP at home but I don't have 1.25lb plates. Would it be ok if I put 2 cans of tuna in two bags (weighs around 1.25lbs) and put the bags on the barbell?

joaogil1999‎, 04-02-2020 08:17 AM
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Power Cage/Lifting on 3rd Floor Balcony?

Have to add the image to this post as an attachment since I don't have 50 posts for image posting rights. Shows outside view of the building/balcony. 1. This will hopefully be temporary while I wait for a garage to become available at my apartment complex, at which point I'll move everything...

KathleenRyan‎, 04-02-2020 01:08 PM
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Best pully system for $100

I have a squat rack with pull up bar. I’m looking for a good pully system to go with my squat rack. Anyone have any gold recommendations?

baf33d‎, 03-31-2020 03:24 PM
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Upgrade Old Ironmaster threads to Newer threads

Hi All, So i have the very old Ironmaster (IM) dumbbells and I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade the older thread version to the newer version. Now the older version has a full thread where the newer version has a small amount of thread removed. I love the IM dumbbells but...

Robbi_Cruz‎, 04-01-2020 11:09 PM
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Another thread about bands

How do I select a resistance band based on its resistance range (30-60, 7-100, etc.) to closely emulate what I’m moving in the gym? For instance, how much resistance would I use for push-ups to resemble a 170lb bench press, a 225 squat, etc. Also, I’m having trouble understanding the weight...

Xpiro‎, 03-31-2020 12:51 AM
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Dumbbell magnets. Urethan Dumbbells ??

Anyone have experience using dumbbell magnets for incremental weight increases ? I was thinking of getting a set of 2.5lbs but I guess that wouldn't work on Urethane dumbbells, or would it. Let me know if you've tried this, might save me some money, I don't know how thick the Urethane is nor how...

PCRulesPSDrools‎, 03-28-2020 07:20 AM
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Favorite Multipurpose Barbell

Hi folks, I'm just wondering what people like for a multipurpose barbell. Preferably I want 28.5mm and under $300USD. Currently I'm leaning towards a Rogue 2.0, especially if it shows on the Boneyard anytime. I currently have a Rogue Ohio Power Bar as my only traditional barbell. I had a Rogue...

RoCol‎, 04-01-2020 07:04 AM
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