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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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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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 04:23 AM
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DB Rack for Rep Hex DBs

*EDIT: I posted that the Rep DBs didn't fit on the Rep DB Rack. I made a mistake when putting the DB rack together. I caught it thanks to the picture posted below by RestoringTally. The back shelves bend up at the bottom to hold the DBs in place and the front shelves bend down (at least they're...

Prozach2‎, 09-25-2021 10:39 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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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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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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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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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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End caps for 1.15" dumbbell handles

Where can I find dumbbell caps for 1.15" dumbbell handles? I've only see ones for 1" handles.

pjm805‎, 10-15-2021 11:23 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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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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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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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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Home gym flooring thread (foam, rubber, horse stall mats,etc)

I am converting a section of my garage 12'x20' into a workout area and read just about every thread on here about home gym flooring. I still am unsure of what to use. My workout area will consist of a body solid multipress rack, 300# olympic barbell set, an FID bench, a dumbell rack that holds...

USER876‎, 09-14-2007 12:22 PM
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Home gym stereo upgrade

Wanting to improve the sound in my home gym . Going to tear the wall apart where the black Danby mini fridge is now ,and rebuild it with different stud dimensions to accommodate a new fridge I bought yesterday. The new fridge has a stainless steel door which I like the looks of , plus has more...

MajorTendonitis‎, 10-17-2021 05:47 PM
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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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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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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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