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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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Inspire fitness ftx

Anyone out there able to find a Lat pulldown bar for this machine? I am not a huge fan of the one that comes customarily with it. Because there are dual cable attachments, I cant for the life of me seem to track another brand down that will fit.

cumara‎, 09-23-2021 01:32 PM
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PowerLift USA benches

First, let me say I have been looking for an adjustable bench that has a 17.5" height from the floor, 11.5" width back pad, and incline angles of 30 and 45 degrees. So if anyone knows of a bench that meets these requirements, please let me know. Power Lift USA happens to have a bench that meets...

joejack3on‎, 09-24-2021 04:00 PM
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Rogue Lat bar , anyone own one?

https://www.roguecanada.ca/rogue-stainless-steel-lat-bar Seems like a lot of money ,especially in Canadian currency, but I’ve liked their products so far . It’s going to replace the one I presently own on the bottom left . I also want to add a synergy 24” bar, but there backordered for like...

MajorTendonitis‎, 07-30-2021 10:51 PM
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Which one resistance bands should I huy?

I am in Turkey. You may not know sites. Which one should I buy? I will start new. Age 17, 188 cm, 62 kg. I want exercise with bands. Which one, why? I cant send photo and link, absurt.

resistancebands‎, 09-28-2021 11:11 AM
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Offset J-Hooks?

I'm trying to get into a better position for squats. I can't get comfortable with my hands inside the j-hooks. There isn't enough room left on the bar outside of the j-hooks to fit my hands before lifting off. I remember seeing someone was developing an offset j-hook for this very reason...

vristang‎, 09-29-2021 02:28 PM
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I need to find a custom maker of weight-lifting grip hooks

I'm trying to find a business/custom maker for a one-off weight-lifting grip hooks (a bit like sellers on Etsy where they can custom make things for you). I have the Harbinger Lifting Grips, which work pretty well, except they always slide down so that they are jammed against the wrist. I want a...

MelbourneGuy01‎, 09-26-2021 11:59 PM
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Looking to buy a used stairmaster, but I don't know what to look out for

I found one for $1000 used the company owner said its in "great" condition. I'm checking it out tomorrow. He bought it from a gym that went bankrupt right before the pandemic apparently in 2019. He said no damage to it just used. No warranties unfortunately, he said if in 6 months there's an...

Iron_Chef‎, 09-28-2021 03:37 PM
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Which bench is the best buy?

Flybird or Vanswe adjustable bench. Does anyone have a recommendation on these benches? They both seem very similar as far as price/max weight/price point. There could be other options out there but I would like to stay around that price point.

NoobSkills‎, 09-28-2021 12:04 PM
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Did I buy 15KG band for nothing?

17 yo, 188 cm, 62 KG. Now, I never did sport. I am powerless. But I did exercise short time with 25 KG (55.1 LB) Chest press, shoulder, back, arms. I did exercise relax. Do you think Should I use 15 kg band too or 25 kg is enough?

resistancebands‎, 10-01-2021 07:43 AM
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Deadlifting with the short bar ?

I've always deadlifted with the short bar not sure how short it is but I just prefer it and it feels much more stable having the weight in closer to me... I feel with the bigger bar if you are not perfectly centre whichever side has more length can lead to tipping.... Again i've only used the long...

fendertele‎, 10-03-2021 10:43 AM
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Recommendations for equipment directly from source?

Looking to upgrade my home gym and was wondering if anyone had insight into getting equipment via Alibaba? I was looking at the following gyms from Alibaba: alibaba.com/product-detail/Top-Quality-Commercial-Multi-Function-Equipment_1600271238069.html?spm=a2700.wholesale.0.0.9e77b747ejJ5Gc ...

tbox4‎, 10-03-2021 01:55 PM
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Any feedback on Iron master Quick-Lock Dumbbells?

Listed around USD-750 in their site for 75 lbs set with a stand. Wondering if any personal experience & really worth for this price. I have their IM Bench (recommended by this forum) & seriously impressed with it. thanks in advance

sribond‎, 09-21-2021 01:04 PM
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American Olympian Barbell plates

What’s up everyone? Looking for American Olympian Barbell weight plates to complete my set. Specifically looking for 2.5, 5, 10, 25, and 100 lb plates. Willing to pay up to $3 a lb for prestine condition. Let me know what you got. Steve 408-439-6913

AWCB‎, 09-17-2021 03:07 PM
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Ironmaster adjustable kettlebells in stock!

I just ordered a pair. Reviews seem good and if they're anything like the dumbbell set they are 100% worth every penny. Never had a kettle bell so now just have to find my exercises.

VTLifts‎, 10-02-2021 05:04 AM
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Sprained my back doing squats

Hello, I am 43 year old male , 5' 9" and 164 lbs of weight. I was able to squat pre-covid upto 225 pounds(including barbell) under the supervision of a trainer. Post covid I tried my first squats. The first day went well with 135 pounds. The next time I tried next week 135 pounds was no...

Salil‎, 10-08-2021 11:25 AM
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Help w/ Gym Organization.

I need some help/advice with organizing. Room size is 10'8" x 18'6". My bike (TACX) and future rower are in an attic storage room. - Top priority is safety for my wife (especially as she gets older) on her treadmill & elliptical. How much clearance should I maintain behind & sides? What is...

QDubs‎, 02-05-2021 07:29 AM
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Everfit Gym Equipment

Hey guys and girls i have come across Everfit gym equipment, has anyone had an experience with them?

travisfitness‎, 10-08-2021 11:48 PM
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Black UHMW pipe - Where to find?

Hey guys. I refurbishing an older Promaxima rack and I want to buy new UHMW pipe for the weight horns. Promaxima does not build racks this way anymore, so replacements aren't available from them. I've googled around and can't seem to find anything, even at Mcmaster Carr. Clear/Opaque pipe seems...

Skidmarx‎, 10-09-2021 06:42 AM
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Wonder how this would work for a barbell collar?

Very expensive but thin, aluminum, quick release, made in US. Appears to be very high quality. https://www.grainger.com/product/RULAND-MANUFACTURING-Shaft-Collar-Metric-30VL39 Seems interesting but not worth the money to find out.

radrd‎, 10-08-2021 07:43 PM
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Question backpack instead of dumbbell?

I don't have access to a gym at the moment. Is it a good idea to use a heavy backpack to do bicep curls instead of a dumbbell?

kaushikajay2021‎, 04-19-2018 09:03 AM
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Increasing plate capacity to spin lock DB's?

My spin lock DB's are maxed out with 3 10 pound plates on each side. I'm a cheapskate and don't want to purchase 4 25 pound plates. My idea is to cut the threaded portion of each bar near the grip and fill it in with a Mig to make the threaded portion longer to accommodate one more plate on each...

paulinkansas‎, 09-25-2021 09:41 AM
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Manufacturing in the USA vs China vs Anywhere Else

The question is inspired from some conversation over on the Rogue Barbell Club thread, but didn't want to derail it by posting there. I'm curious about your guys' perspective of country of origin for manufacturing, especially those who avoid Made in China. Your responses will help shape some...

dukenukem7777‎, 09-29-2021 08:14 AM
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Is it only me that thinks Elitefts is a shady company?

I ordered from them before but I always get similar inaction from them. Their products are often overpriced and charge a very hefty custom fee. UPS does this for some companies but I believe they get a kickback. I tried to order some bands from them recently, ALL payment methods fail with...

Lachdanan‎, 10-02-2021 11:10 PM
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What resistance band sets for leg curls

Can somebody recommend a set of resistance bands for leg curls. I work out from home and think this would benefit my training. Thanks

safcpaul‎, 10-13-2021 09:38 AM
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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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