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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: 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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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 06:22 PM
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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: 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: 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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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: 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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New Garage Gym Planning

We've moved to a new house that has a larger garage and I'm going to be able set aside a good portion of it for a home gym. My wife has a few things she wants but mostly the planning and purchasing is all up to me. I've been lifting consistently this time for about 4-5 years now so I've got a...

blue9steel‎, 07-16-2019 03:16 PM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 06:40 AM
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Rep Fitness FT-5000 Functional Trainer thoughts?

I’m in the market for a functional trainer and have read through a ton of other informative threads in this forum. I’m leaning towards the Inspire FT1; however, the Rep Fitness FT-5000 caught my attention: https://www.repfitness.com/rep-multi-grip-functional-trainer Does anyone have any...

Baptizer‎, 08-13-2019 02:12 PM
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Titan Clean N Jerk Attachment | Rotating Handles

OK...I’m not a big equipment review writing guy, but there really isn’t a comprehensive review on this piece of equipment, and certainly not one by someone who purchased it as a bodybuilding tool (rather than some “functional strength” Crossfit thingy). PRE-PURCHASE DEBATE I’ve been looking...

grubman‎, 05-12-2019 08:08 AM
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The Dead-Squat Bar Is A Keeper Thread...

As a lot of the forum members who were around for a while know, I've notoriously went back and forth as to whether I should keep, or sell this "Overbuilt Beast" off due to the space it takes up...but after a lot of thinking, it's here to stay. I'd go as far as to say that I'm gonna be replacing...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 08-12-2019 10:58 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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Smile Wraps,bandages for football

Hey, do you think I can use the same wraps and bandages that are for lifting in football? I need to buy them for both but dont want to spend too much money, thanks.

Vachy‎, Yesterday 01:52 AM
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Why do my reviews not appear?

Rated a product 1/10 for being completely defective. Does this site suppress reviews when a product is new?

mallen7272‎, 08-18-2019 08:21 PM
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Choosing a belt.

Hi there guys. Can you help me choose a cheap belt? I found some on aliexpress. My question is if a belt should have or not have a pad on the lombar zone. Here is what I found that is cheap: see in attachments What do you guys think? Thank you.

Ady20‎, 08-16-2019 12:26 AM
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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 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148349563 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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How do I get the glute kickback machine to fire glutes instead of quads?

I know I have a likely imbalance going on given low back pain, when I try to glute kickback machine I feel it in my quads. Same with squats (always sore quads, never butt/hams) etc, but trying this movement where it SHOULD be glutes, I dont feel it at all. Once in a while i'll feel my hamstring...

KMadigan777‎, 12-18-2016 03:22 PM
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Rep PR 4000 Review

My wife and I recently bought a new house and due to ceiling limitations I had to look at replacing my trusty R3. I was originally all in on a shortened half rack until the Rep PR 4000 promo videos were released. Needless to say I got the Rep bug and jumped in on the purchase. I ordered the 30inch...

RoCol‎, 08-14-2019 11:37 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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Hammer Strength "ISO - L ATER AL CHEST / BACK / IL- CB"

This machine is an incline chest press correct? I can't find it written anywhere but it looks like one. I have never used it or seen it in person but am thinking about driving an hour for a used one. Can anyone confirm?

NickThe13th‎, 03-14-2019 10:25 AM
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Flex leverage prone leg curl

I think I did pretty well today managed to score a plate loaded flex leverage prone leg curl. Never ever tried any flex pieces before as they are so rare in the uk it’s untrue so took a punt. From what I have read on this board general consensus is flex are pretty good throughout the line up. ...

Rottweiler59‎, 08-15-2019 12:55 PM
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Use a squat rack for bench pressing

Hi girls and guys, I was looking to use a squat rack also for bench presses. The plan is to put a bench between the squat rack. What I'm worried about is the adjustable height. Anyone who uses it that way?

mikek1357‎, 08-15-2019 04:12 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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Custom Strength Bands?

Anyone aware of a company that does custom printed strength bands?

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 08-15-2019 10:19 AM
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Impact Fitness - Pin Adapter Review!

Hey guys! I thought I'd do a quick review on the newest addition to my home gym. While it's one of the smallest pieces in my gym, it has quickly become one of my biggest additions. I have two pieces of equipment in my home gym that have weight stacks - a Paramount Lat Pulldown/Mid Row, and a...

swimmer32‎, 11-16-2014 12:08 PM
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SSB in 2019...

What is the best bang for buck SSB in 2019? Titan SSB V2 - $200 + Free Shipping Edge Fitness SSB - $250 EliteFTS - $450 Crepinsek SSB - $368.00 I've heard people rave about the new Titan Fitness Bar, is that now the best bang for buck?

Leaf‎, 08-09-2019 12:19 PM
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Talking So I have this weird question regarding to belt

So if the belt helps me to stabilize my core, will it help me to take a dump better in the toilet? Just out of curiosity haha

whals9303‎, 08-14-2019 09:05 AM
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Powertec P-LM Black

I've been looking for reviews for what is being called a Powerted P-LM-Black. I've seen alot of material for Powertec Lat Pulldown machines, but none look like the one I'm considering buying. Please see the image. Does anyone have anythoughts on this machine. Seems like your back would be...

djolivet‎, 08-07-2009 03:01 PM
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Question Clothing Brand

I’m sorry to have to ask this, but I saw these pictures around and I don’t notice this Brand of Clothing. Can anyone tell me what Brand this is, for the Top and Bottom?

Billyt23‎, 08-14-2019 03:29 PM
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Poor mans quick lock collars.

Don’t know if people have put this up before but these plastic clamps are very strong and super cheap. I’ve used them for ages and they still keep everything on the bar nice and tight.

Rottweiler59‎, 07-26-2019 11:42 AM
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Chest supported t bar row and awkward lift-off

As a guy with a very bad lower back I have to really spare it and choose chest supported variations. I have access to a variety of row machines but only the chest supported t-bar row feels good for my shoulders and the overall movement is more natural than say the Hammer row machine. I mean...

HeMB‎, 08-10-2019 06:41 AM
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