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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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Vintage Iron Thread

Hi All, I read a post a few weeks ago in which SnowOne and DonForeman suggested a vintage iron thread to discuss/identify old plates. I wasn't part of that discussion, but I see that no one has created the thread, and I have a couple of plates that I could use some help identifying, so I figured...

rlundregan‎, 08-14-2012 03:19 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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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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'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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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 08:28 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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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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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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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, 03-26-2017 05:06 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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Marrs Bar -- New Type (?) of Safety Squat Bar (SSB)

I have a Crepinsek that I love, and I'm not sure this new style is "necessary", but it does look intriguing if nothing else. Lots of instagram posts on here to show you how it looks/performs: https://www.instagram.com/_marrs_bar/?hl=en Apparently coming out in March?

TunaGill‎, 02-20-2019 11:16 AM
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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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Starting strength power rack.

So I’m totally happy with my 26 year old parabody rack. I weigh it down with sandbags to keep it from sliding around. Several times I’ve almost bought a new rack just because. My “forever” rack. Sadly I missed the opportunity to buy a rack built by the nice guy from Montreal. Crepinsek...

bean438‎, 09-20-2021 04:57 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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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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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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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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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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Beginner Advice for Home Gym

Hi Please could I get some advice to help point me in the right direction? I have been presented with a chance to build a dedicated home gym area in a powered and insulated outbuilding. Size to be determined but the area available is probably 6m by 4m. I am a total dunce when it comes to...

NX01Enterprise‎, 08-29-2021 12:39 PM
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Monolift from Bells of Steel

Guys I have seen these before but haven’t paid much attention to them ,as I have a bad back and left knee , so I can’t squat a lot regardless. But as I was reading about them on the Bells of Steel site, they mention using them for bench press also. I never really thought of using them for bench...

MajorTendonitis‎, 10-01-2021 08:35 PM
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What's your pick for the best Powerlifting Barbell?

Money no object. Maybe Kabuki New Gen? I feel like I've been watching too many Coop reviews, which are basically equipment junk food. He always picks that one.

radrd‎, 10-10-2021 07:03 PM
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Garage Gym in the UK. Help!

Hi all I’m looking to fit out my garage as a gym and am looking for some advice on suppliers and equipment available in the UK. I train as a powerlifter (older powerlifter granted. Lol) and have been lifting for around 8 years albeit at home with only dumbbells and bands for the last year and...

Steeldragonmark‎, 09-11-2021 08:21 AM
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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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Poll Poll: Powerblock handles

I have an older set of Powerblock Pro Rexan dumbbells. I’m having a problem with the foam handles twisting. It’s like they’ve loosened up over time and I’m having a hard time gripping them on heavy lifts. Has anyone dealt with this problem or have any solutions? The company has a replacement handle...

kduff73‎, 09-13-2021 02:06 PM
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