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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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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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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 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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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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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: 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: 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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Has any tried them adjustable dumbbells?

Hello, I was thinking about getting a pair of adjustable dumbbells like the ones from bowflex where you just turn the dial to the weight you want but i dont know if they are good quality and if they would break?

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Question Protocol Power Cage?

So I've been in the market for a Power cage, and I'm looking for something with a reasonable price. I stumbled upon the Protocol power cage on the Dicks Sporting goods, but unfortunately I couldn't find any information about it anywhere on the web. I was wondering if anybody here has any experience...

jigglexbilly‎, 06-14-2011 01:18 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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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 02:44 PM
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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 07:59 PM
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Black Friday 2018

Black Friday 2018 is about 3.5 weeks away. Anyone have any intel of what deals will be worth checking out yet? I'll be in the market for an incline bench and some barbell storage.

RGrizzzz‎, 10-24-2018 10:17 AM
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Best places to buy workout equipment

So, what are the best places to buy gym equipment? Any outlet sites you know of? Thanks.

jrc31887‎, 06-12-2006 09:19 PM
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Sled pulls on grass

Im curious if sled pulls ruin or significantly compact grass. Im thinking of buying one for use in my backyard. I likely wouldnt be running over the exact same spot repeatedly and would use it once a week at most.

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Camera for the gym?

Was curious if anyone has tried recording their lifts in the gym. I wanted to get a better look at my form. I lift alone so it's hard to get a second pair of eyes. I've seen lots of youtubers recording their lifts at the gym but I think I would feel awkward with a tripod and a digital camera...

unsensible‎, 11-12-2018 09:38 AM
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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 05:23 AM
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Adidas Adipowers $89.50

Browsing for new lifting shoes and found them on this site. Sizes up to 11 (+$8 shipping).

401Delta‎, 11-09-2018 09:40 PM
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Cool The 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'

First there was the 'Equipment Crew'... ...then there was the 'York Crew'... ...followed by the Ivanko.. we have the 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'. This thread is for people that have decided to step away from the pre made and ordinary. Anyone that has decided that not having...

ProtienandIron‎, 04-07-2012 04:16 AM
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Glute Ham Raise Machine

Any one know the difference, or significance, or a fixed Glute Ham Raise versus one with rotating pads? Glute Ham Raise

mtpaquette‎, 11-05-2018 07:23 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 09:28 PM
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Helping a friend find a cage

Hey all, it's been quite a while since I've been around here so I'm wondering if my info is still up to date. I've got a friend in Madison, WI looking to buy a power rack for her basement. I've poked around the forum to try getting up to speed and guessing not much has changed in the sub $1k...

md99‎, 11-09-2018 04:56 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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Chadsalts gym in the barn build

Here we go....

chadsalt‎, 10-03-2018 10:56 AM
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Rugged Fitness

sorry if this has already been discussed. seems fitness factory has their own house brand called Rugged Fitness. I may have to check out their benches when im over in Chicago. adjustable bench looks like another legend type..hopefully its as good or better than the Cap+ bench. $279...

dskoo65‎, 11-12-2018 04:22 PM
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help ID'ing this barbell - 'HD' on end cap

Picked up this 20kg barbell off CL for $50 (decent price for a beater bar). The guy said it was a Rogue bar but I checked with Rogue and they confirmed it wasn't one of theirs. The letters 'HD' on the end caps are the only discernible markings I can find.

repeek‎, 11-10-2018 07:25 AM
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Chalk vs Gloves. Pros and Cons

Hello, I am doing a school project where I am doing a market research study about the use of chalk and gloves in the gym. The focus of this market study is to find out the reason why people prefer one over the other (less money to buy, easier to use) , why they are using them (extra grip,...

CWRUstudent‎, 11-12-2018 01:07 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 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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Got a treadmill - Ok to run in garage?

Hi all, With less time to hit the gym, I am trying to do more exercise at home. I was able to get a treadmill for free, but only space I have is in the garage right next to heat furnace and water heater. Should I be concerned about the air quality for running, or is it still probably healthier...

skubaman‎, 10-22-2018 06:32 PM
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Elitefts now taxes out of state on all orders

That is all

tombro‎, 11-08-2018 07:51 AM
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Thoughts on EliteFTS Five Ring Bar

I like the idea behind this bar quite a bit. I have a bar with OLY rings and it can be frustrating when trying to find the right grip for something like incline presses once trying to go anything wider than a close grip (for me gripping pinkies on OLY rings is too wide). That being said i can...

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 10-30-2018 06:36 AM
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oil for gym equipment

I have a fully stocked gym and just want to know what type of oil people use to maintain there barbells and machines. ive heard of people using wd-40 3 in 1 oil and even vaseline. of those the 3 in 1 oil sounds the most logical I happen to have a surplus of motor oil would that be...

gangrel‎, 10-29-2018 07:58 PM
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