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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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: 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 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: 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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Question Deadlift\Squat shoes

Hello all, I am looking to get some squat\deadlift shoes. I have a couple of questions regarding brand\product line suggestions 1) I have VERY wide feet, what brands generally cut wide or have wide offerings. 2) I sweat like a human firehose, i have hyper-hydrosis, so prefer a brand that is...

410Stroker‎, 10-14-2021 03:12 PM
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reverse hyper

I have bad L4 L5 where sometimes I can't even stand up straight but that pain mostly only comes with standing long on my feet and it goes away with movement. Been reading about reverse hyper and how its good for lower back but never used one. Thinking about Buying one or trying to make something...

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How Do I Offset Load Exercise Bands?

Hi Everyone, Question: How do I offset load exercise bands? This is easy with dumbbells or barbells, but how do I do it with non-loop, no-handle exercise bands? Someone told me to use two resistance bands on one side and one on the other, but I'm not following how that's supposed to work...

andy2012‎, 10-23-2021 04:03 PM
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Overhead Press Safety

Curious as to what people do for safety while overhead pressing? I have a power rack with safety bars for squats, bench press etc., and I always use them. I've been doing Overhead presses out side the rack, and started to think as the weights get heavier, this is a safety issue. If I get the...

aspalmat‎, 10-12-2021 12:59 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 07:30 PM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked, http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147291533&page=1, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 AM
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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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Is this elliptical good?

I am thinking of getting Body Flex Kent 2, which is a 2-in-1 dual trainer (cross trainer + bike). Flywheel: 10kg / 22lb Item dimensions: 122 x 60 x 153 cm / 48 x 23 x 60 inches Weight: 30kg / 66lb I want to do low-to-mid intensity steady state cardio for 30 mins 5 times per week. Won't...

BeetrootSalad‎, Yesterday 03:20 PM
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Rogue Barbell Club

I figured it's probably long overdue for a Rogue Barbell Club. I'm sure there's some vintage (circa 2006) collectors out there too. I'll start off: Rack: Rogue R3 w/ Matador and Landmine attachments Bars: Rogue Ohio Power Bar, Rogue Matt Chan Bar, Rogue SB-1 Safety Squat Bar Bench:...

Bench905‎, 04-01-2015 05:38 AM
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Do Powerblock pro series address the cracking issue of the U90?

Hello to everyone after quite some time. My Powerblock U90 set (stage 1 plus stage 2) has, to my utter amazement, started cracking and falling apart despite seldom use and though they have never been stored outside my living room. It seems my peace of mind, due the Made in the US and lifetime...

bonfilet‎, 10-15-2021 12:47 AM
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New rack....skip the platform?

I have a dedicated 4'x'8' deadlift platform that is 2.25" in total height made up of 2-layers of 3/4" plywood and a 3rd layer of finished hardwood and rubber mats. I've been toying with the idea of getting a new rack again. I would like 6-posts for weight storage. A Rogue RM6 would be overkill...

buddy0329‎, 10-22-2021 04:27 PM
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Are there any shorty racks worth upgrading to?

I have owned a Parabody 843 rack with its matching bench and plate loaded lat pull down for more than 20 years now. It's a 2"x3" pop-pin rack with 1/2" hardware. It has 27.5" depth between the uprights which is enough for me to squat in, and there is enough additional depth beyond the rear...

buddy0329‎, 10-20-2021 07:38 PM
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Belt Squats machine: Squatmax MD or Rogue Rhino?

I'm thinking about buying one of these due to an accumulation of upper body injuries that is making low bar squatting difficult and painful at this point. Anybody tried both of these units? I tried out the Squatmax MD and thought it was amazing. Had never belt squatted before. It felt very...

buddy0329‎, 10-16-2021 07:09 PM
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Dumbbell Rack to fit Rogue foldable Squat Rack

I have a Rogue foldable squat rack in the garage and I am looking for a solution to better store dumbbells. I love how compact the squat rack is and the fact I can just have it open all the time without eating up to much space. I want to utilize the dead space in the center to store dumbbells. I...

buddyflex‎, 10-15-2021 08:24 AM
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Restoring rusty plates

Hey guys, Bought a bunch of plates and they are rusty as hell. I used a wire brush and they look 10x better but not perfect.. I'm ready to paint them I think at this stage. Not sure of any additional prep that would be needed. Everywhere I read online says to used Rustoleum hammered spray...

CanuckGame‎, 10-22-2021 08:45 PM
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Gungnir of Norway Oly dbs

I've already purchased the prx short db handles and have been looking to get a 20" pair. Been eyeing Rogue but had a targeted ad about gungnir of Norway dbs. Noticed they feature coops review on the site so I watched it. I feel like he gets the free stuff and is objective because of that so i...

dagdafitness‎, 04-14-2021 05:59 PM
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Kabuki Transformer Bar (Any Objections?)

Thinking of flipping some funds towards a Kabuki Transformer Bar. My purpose for it primarily is for squat variety with its plethora of options in one area in my home gym (for both me and my girlfriend), second would be a more advantageous squat position since competing isn't my goal, although I'm...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 10-16-2021 08:15 AM
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Question Home Gym Floor

Trying to set up a small home gym on hardwood floors can anyone recommend thick padded floor gym tiles to get in order to protect the floor and have a good surface to put workout equipment and weights on? Appreciate any help.

DoragonKingu‎, 10-16-2021 01:47 PM
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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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Revolt Belt Squat Attachment

Anyone ever see or use one of these? I know it doesn’t start at the top of the movement. Thoughts? https://revoltfitness.com/products/belt-squat-attachment

EricAtl‎, 10-24-2021 01:50 PM
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Replacement pad covers, DIY

Why order replacement pads from full circle when you can diy for more money and way more time. I have not used a sewing machine since home ec in junior high, but have been talking about getting one so my wife bought one for the holidays. I previously purchased replacement pads from full circle for...

EricAtl‎, 01-01-2020 05:54 PM
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nebula 35 degree leg press

I have a chance to buy this in very good condition. it is apart though not in 1 piece. would you buy it? is this worth it cost $2600 https://evantodd.imgur.com/all/

evankyle‎, 02-03-2021 04:48 AM
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Rogue Monster Lite Flying Pull Up Bar Review

Since I'm in the reviewing mood, felt like it'd be good to get a review of the flying pull up bar in since there are none on the Rogue site. I bought this pretty much when it first came out and it's been one of my favorite additions to the rack. Rogue had some issues with the early versions but...

fatal11‎, 12-22-2016 09:04 PM
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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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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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