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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 4)

Figure I would get this one going again. Round 1: Round 2: Round 3: 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: 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: 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 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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Question PowerBlock users - Is the Urethane set worth the extra $150 compared to the Sport EXP

I'm in Canada, and after tons of research I think the PowerBlocks will be best for me. I narrowed it down to these two because they're both upgradeable to 90 lbs. - I saw the PowerBlock Urethane U-90 Stage I set which would cost me with shipping and tax about $615 CAD. - -...

derric900‎, Yesterday 11:22 PM
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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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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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Throw In Zercher Squats With My Fat Curl Bar, Or Get A Bar For Front Squats?

I'm thinking of throwing in another variation of squats into my workout to target the quads more, I was thinking to sandwich either Zercher squats with my 2.5" Fat Curl Bar, or get a second barbell with no middle knurl for front of these would be sandwiched in between back squats on...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 08:14 AM
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Powerblock Commerical Pro 90

Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to try out the Powerblock Commercial Pro 90 and their experiences with it. I liked the knurled handle as well as the uniform urethane plates. Thinking about selling my entire iron master equipment and putting it toward the powerblock commercial set. Anyone...

Wheyistheway123‎, 03-20-2019 08:30 PM
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Unhappy Trying to build muscle without access to gym equipment

Hello! I'm Evan and this is my first post here. So the roof of my college gym collapsed last week (this is at a prestigious engineering college go figure) and will be unavailable to me for the foreseeable future. I am a skinny dude trying to put on some muscle mass, so this is a problem for me. I'm...

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Ivanko "Style" Revolver Plates

Does anyone know who manufactures ivanko "style" black coated revolver plates. They look like ivanko, but have only 6 holes (opposed to 7 like the omezh/roezh.) They are unmarked, and the seller is little to no help. I think they are unloading stuff from a bank foreclosure.

solarfuel‎, Yesterday 03:17 PM
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Show us your Eleiko

Old or new, would love to see what Eleiko people have. Heres some that I have, slowly adding more......

MonkeyT‎, 10-25-2015 02:19 AM
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Smile Resistance bands (squats)

Hi, I was wondering if anybody knew if doing squats with a resistance band around the knees is beneficial in any way? Does it activate the gluteus medius and minimus more than just doing a regular (low bar) squat? I'm currently doing greyskull and are progressing nicely, is there any point to add...

Emilyyyy‎, 03-20-2019 07:59 AM
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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 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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Is this a good deal? Adjustable bench, cybex.

He said they would take $260

BrooklynBravest‎, Yesterday 11:07 AM
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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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MAG Grips - First Impression Review

Figured I would share my thoughts on the MAG grips just incase anyone on the boards is still holding out. Review Originally Written for: UlNOH7ZGA3U A little background

Dont Want None‎, 03-01-2018 09:16 AM
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Weight loss surgery works by reducing your food intake without depriving you of any nutrients. In most procedures, the surgeon reduces the size if the stomach either by stitching or creating an artificial pouch. However, this procedure can alter a person's digestive processes. In such cases, food...

NutraSurreal47‎, Yesterday 06:00 AM
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Workout shoes - flat vs heel raised

What are the pros/cons to workout shoes being flat or heel raised? I want to buy some new workout shoes (currently use Nike trainers which I know is a poor choice) and see there are flat and raised types.

MattJ45‎, 03-18-2019 06:14 AM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked,, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 AM
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The only homemade "SEATED" calf machine in the world?!?!?!?

Well maybe not the 'only one' but I hoped the title would attract the attention of others who have built their own and maybe could post pics here. I built this years ago out of lumber leftover from my dorm room loft.Back then I had no money but what I did have was a great desire to put weight on...

EctoCanuck‎, 09-28-2011 11:42 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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Lat Pulldowns vs. Assisted Pullup machines

This is probably a dumb question but as I plan my next equipment orders I'm considering whether I want both an assisted pullup machine and/ or a lat pulldown. For better or worse, my max lat pulldown isn't much more than my body weight and in the commercial gym, I spend most of my time using...

Afo3‎, 03-19-2019 10:25 AM
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what's The Best Way To Use 2 Barbells?

For the past 3 years or so, I've owned a CAP OB-86 barbell. It's been disassembled and greased, so it turns without scraping noises, although it doesn't exactly spin. It's served me well. I've been telling myself I would reward myself with a Rogue 2.0 barbell if I ever got my deadlift up to 405...

ElrondHubbard‎, 03-16-2019 07:48 AM
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Question About Attaching Handles To Chains...

I got a few chains lying around and was thinking of attaching my cable handles to them, what would be the best length to cut them to benefit resistance while not having too much slack at the bottom portion (thinking of using them for chest flys, lateral raises and perhaps maybe a bit of pressing. ...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 03-15-2019 07:16 AM
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What kind of Olympic collars do you prefer?

Ivanko offers 15 different kinds of Olympic collars: Ivanko retail Ivanko commercial Ivanko competition Then there are: Spring Collars

agent8698‎, 10-02-2002 10:21 PM
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Apartment gym? Or proper gym

Hey Have been going to the gym at my apartment building, it has dumbbells, a few machines, pull up bar and some cardio crap i nvr go to.. not sure whether i should sign up for a proper gym, so i can have access to more equipment (bar bell squat rack etc) the one i have in mind cost about 50...

oshira‎, 03-11-2019 07:55 PM
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Opinions please on Monster Ultimate Hack/Legpress machine I’ve always thought about owning one , and it’s on sale for a few more days . Imo it looks more refined than the one by Body Solid . I like the bumper storage on this one also . I have knee issues and have to squat with...

MajorTendonitis‎, 03-17-2019 08:33 PM
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