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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 09:33 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 12:03 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 08:36 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 07:31 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 04:22 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 08:30 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 07:22 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 03:56 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 09:12 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 07:53 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 08:30 PM
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Need some advice regarding weight plates (material)

Hello everyone, so some months ago I wrote a post about stainless steel plates that I found. Turns out, they are not legit. Now I'm looking for other weight plates, but I'm not really sure on the material and possibly coating. The most important thing is good corrosion resistance (I don't mean...

gymno98‎, Today 05:13 PM
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Question Sorinex SS Bar or EliteFTS SS Bar?

Sorinex Safety Squat Bar $350 EliteFTS Safety Squat Bar $425 Can someone provide feedback between these two bars? Everything I could find when searching seemed outdated because people were saying the Sorinex bar was overpriced at $616 - it seems they've since changed their pricing. Anyway,...

HuginnOrMuninn‎, 02-28-2021 08:01 AM
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Squat wedges

Anyone out there use wedge for squats? I'm considering one from Prime. Based on their suggestion, I should order the 15 degree incline. Anyone else have one? Thoughts? Was there angle suggestion ideal? Also, I tend to have a wider stance due to a knee issue. Any thoughts on width?

RGrizzzz‎, Yesterday 02:12 PM
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Adding a lat pulldown to a R-3 like rack

Hi guys, I just wanted to share my most recent DIY project in which I took the stack and parts of an older home "multi-gym" from Northern Lights and integrated it into my 2"x3" tubing squat rack (Rogue R-3 like rack, again, Northern lights since I'm in Canada). Since, Rogue doesn't do a slinger...

xdoomhammerx‎, Today 08:02 AM
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Is Rogue Abandoning Their Customers ?

A bit over a year ago, after considerable research, I put my name on the lists for a Rogue R-3, anchor kit, safety straps, matador, landmines and a few other attachments. A few weeks later I was able to order which I did promptly. Fortunately the rack and anchors came fairly quickly in June but...

QDubs‎, 03-04-2021 08:33 AM
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Thumbs up Looking for Power/Dip/Pull-Up Station for 444 Pound Male

Building a home gym and trying to find out where I can buy a quality sturdy Power/Dip/Pull-Up Station for 444 Pound Male, 6 foot 5. Hopefully with a Lifetime Warranty. Appreciate any Positive/Quality suggestions. Getting back in shape.

DoragonKingu‎, Today 01:21 AM
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Trap bar for 1-inch-hole weight plates

Does this exist?

Xpiro‎, 03-04-2021 10:02 PM
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Exclamation Does Anyone Recognize This 'Site?

Hey, folks. I've checked these boards every now and again over the years and decided to register so I could run some questions by the community. I'll likely stick around. That said, been on the hunt for some plates and extra equipment in this now starved market. I wanted to get my hands on Troy's...

FeedinSeason‎, 02-25-2021 05:32 PM
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What to use to oil cheap bar

I just picked up a Rogue curl bar, and I want to try to sell my old cheapo curl bar. I took it apart to clean it. Its just 5 pieces: bar, 2x sleeve, and 2x allen bolt. There's quite a gap between the sleeve and bar on the inside. Do I still use standard 3-in-1 or is there a more appropriate...

Fat Ryan‎, 03-04-2021 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 05:23 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 03:27 PM
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Which leg curl would you get

I’ve been looking for a leg curl, missed out on some cybex kneeling plate loaded which is what I want. Also thought I could get an Atlantis prone selectorized, best of the best, but the seller was very flaky, never wanted to meet. There is a Hammer seated not far from me, frame in rough shape....

EricAtl‎, 01-22-2021 05:00 PM
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Opening new gym *** need input on equipment/features

Hi all, I am opening a new gym in the south Florida area. I am looking to create a bodybuilding/powerlifting/olympic lifting mecca. Will have 15 or so platforms with power racks, Eleiko bars and plates throughout, and legend fitness machines. Not looking to have a ton of machines like most...

userRUSV9VB7VJH‎, 03-03-2021 03:30 PM
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Titan T-3 Safety Straps on Rogue R-3? Safe?

Early last year I ordered an R-3 rack and some accessories from Rogue. The Rack came in early summer but the safety straps were backordered. Rogue have now discontinued the straps (and needless to say I'm not very happy w/ Rogue at the moment leaving me stuck with a rack without safety straps). ...

QDubs‎, 02-22-2021 05:26 PM
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Best high-end curl bar?

I'm looking to replace my cheap curl bar with a good one that compliments the rest of my gear. I know basically every retailer is out of stock right now, but occasionally some pop up in stock for a very short period. I'm hoping to jump on that or possibly find a used bar. Most any high end bar...

Fat Ryan‎, 03-01-2021 11:11 AM
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ironmaster lottery

Has anyone participated in this and what should I expect? I am hoping to either purchase the Ironmaster 45 and an addon kit or heavy handle kit, or the regular Ironmaster 75 kit with stand. Is it structured as a cart option and then it assigns a lottery number?

ampire‎, 10-21-2020 02:35 PM
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Dual Cable Machine (First Floor)

Hi all, not a specific equipment question but asking what people's thoughts are or if anyone has done this before. I recently bought a Dual Cable pulley machine from primal strength (can't attach link as not enough posts) to be delivered end of Feb. I hadn't seen the additional information bit...

Johno123456‎, 01-28-2021 03:11 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 11:30 AM
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Review: X-Training 20kg Olympic Barbell

I'm reviewing the X-Training Weightlifting Bar found here: https://www.xtrainingequipment.com/XOB-Barbell-20kg I got this bar for $119, shipped, during a flash sale before Black Friday. I got it to replace my bent generic bar to use in my power rack. I'm writing this review to give people...

BigAlexG‎, 01-29-2020 11:26 AM
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Barbell hanger

Hi folks I’ve bought too many toys, and they don’t fit on my Rogue 6 bar gun rack. Heck of a problem. Unfortunately, I’m out of space. The only thing I can make work is to shift the straight bars to a vertical hanger on an open bit of wall (and it has to be a hanger, as opposed to the kind...

Corbets‎, 03-01-2021 11:00 PM
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Weight of barbells

Yes I realise this will be a totally stupid question but here goes anyways. When you say how much you bench/lift it is the combination of both sides, so say you have 5kg on each side you would say 10kgs. Is this the same as with the fixed weight barbells? If I was using a 10kg (on each side)...

debrag1‎, 02-18-2013 12:53 PM
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New dumbbell rack - Rogue or something else?

I'm looking at getting a 15-pair set of pro-style round head dumbbells and a rack to go with them. I definitely want a rack with saddles and it can't be longer than 97". Rogue's rack is priced right and fits the bill at $1,170 shipped to me. ...

radrd‎, 02-28-2021 01:47 PM
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AirDyne Questions

I'm interested in getting an AirDyne bike for HIIT and have been looking around the local used market. Some are clearly older than others, but from my limited knowledge...they all work and really haven't changed too much since first coming out in 1978. My main question is: what model is the most...

hockeyplayer45‎, 09-07-2017 07:15 PM
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Swiss Cheese Style Power Rack

I'm having a friend make me a squat rack, and I've run into some trouble. He's using 3"*3", 11 guage tube steel for the uprights, and he made a mistake. I'd like some opinions if it's salvageable or should just be redone. He was supposed to drill 11/16" holes on the sides, spaced every 2", as...

AccomplishCoyot‎, 02-28-2021 01:38 PM
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