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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 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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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: 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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Best gym flooring I’ve found for the $$$ (tractor supply)

Thanks for the suggestion radrd 40 bucks per mat for these two huge mats that will not budge. And are super thick. Still have to reassemble the gym but very impress! The ones I was looking at on Amazon were thinner and smaller about 1/2 the size and 80 dollars. Reviews complained they...

snailsrus‎, Today 11:57 AM
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Rogue Lat bar , anyone own one? 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, Yesterday 10:51 PM
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Gym flooring 3/4" Extreme Mats

Has anyone tried these? And of course I would be going with the rainbow colored one I’m thinking of ordering it for my home gym

snailsrus‎, 07-07-2021 10:39 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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GYM Equipment Refurb / Repaint Thread

I thought it would be cool to have a dedicated thread for equipment restoration. I got rid of a monstrous smith machine that I really only used for calf raises anymore and lucked into a Bodymasters standing calf for cheap. It was really nasty and had quite a bit of surface rust. I...

Skidmarx‎, 09-16-2012 04:07 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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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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Question Looking for an at home gym solution IN CANADA

Hey all, I was considering a Bowflex, but after some reading yesterday, seems there are better options. But every review and comparison is typically out of the US, and not all the stuff ships to Canada, or it's insanely expensive. There are border delivery services so I could possibly have...

coop3422‎, 07-28-2021 04:14 PM
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Smallest (Shortest) Lat Pull Station?

Thinking about selling my Monster Lite squat stand and replacing it with a lat pull station. My basement has a low ceiling and because of a massive HVAC vent the section of my gym where I need to put it has a height of only 78". Anything available that would fit?

-=FLEX=-‎, 07-23-2021 04:46 AM
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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 09:28 PM
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Review: Pepin Dumbbell handles

Review: Pepin Dumbbell adjustable pro-style dumbbell handles I'm reviewing the Pepin Dumbbell adjustable pro-style dumbbell handles. I've had them for a couple months now and I'm ready to give my thoughts and opinions. For those that don't know, these are...

BigAlexG‎, 06-29-2021 05:04 AM
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Water Rower

Does anyone have one of these ? Look cool buy expensive

Aussieguy101‎, 01-19-2013 10:12 PM
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Smile how to lose fat and build muscle

Losing weight can be great. But not if that poundage comes from muscle loss. *************.us/68501280632503 check the link to watch a video that can help or dm me on instagram i will help you for free rabiilaid_7 Unfortunately, a lot of the time, when people lose weight, they wind up with a...

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Does ANYONE make an actual 3XL tank top?

I have no idea where these companies are getting their sizing charts from, but I am a big guy. 6'5" and 300+ lbs. I need an actual 3XL tank top if one exists. Last time I tried ordering 2XL tanks from and Amazon, they were so small they could have fit my wife who ls literally less...

IronBar66‎, 07-08-2021 06:35 AM
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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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Watson vs Panatta feedback

I'm in the process of setting up a small gym and for the bulk of the equipment it's down to either Panatta or Watson. Both seem good, but I haven't used either myself, and due to Covid, I don't have the option of trying out the equipment before ordering. For those with experience with either (or...

John748‎, 07-28-2021 01:53 PM
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Which shoes are suitable for workout at gym?

Can anybody recommend me good shoes for workout at gym? I want shoes that are comfortable, breathable, durable, and not too expensive. I'm also searching for such shoes, and one website was saying the Reebok Nano are good for a workout purpose. Can anybody recommend me a good option in moderate...

Paulshem‎, 07-29-2021 12:24 AM
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I'm curious if anyone has ever ordered equipment through Alibaba and what their experience might have been. There seems to be a lot of stuff that you could take a flyer on to see if it was worth it. For example a "MAG" set of attachments for just north of $100. I'm definitely interested to hear if...

RoCol‎, 10-08-2019 04:06 PM
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Anyone recommend a good Smith machine?

Hi, I'm wanting to purchase a Smith machine, I know all the pros and cons with using the Smith section of it and the injuries that can be obtained if not used properly but it's main use would be for the cables and front rack but if I can get a leg plate I would use the Smith machine for leg press,...

Revelation14‎, 07-17-2021 04:30 AM
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Weightlifting shoes

Does anyone have some strong recommendations for weightlifting shoes that can help me with my stance and form? I have flat feet so that creates an issue for me when I have to wear shoes to accommodate to that. I'm looking to really give me a solid stance for squatting and dead lifting. But...

CrypticLimbo‎, 03-18-2018 05:47 PM
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Paralette Designs

Was looking for paralettes Rogue's looked cool But then I stumbled on these, which seem functionally superior as you can store them more compactly.

Detrus‎, 07-24-2021 03:32 PM
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Which shoes to buy?

Been out of shape for some time due to a car accident. Looking to get back to training. Was looking into the Nike Metcons and Rebook Nanos. Body type is more of powerlifter. Anyone has any suggestions? I have a little issue with my achilles tendon, so anything with good ankle support will be...

asifhoss‎, 11-29-2018 10:55 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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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 :

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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Standing calf raise

Hi, what’s your opinion of this standing calf raise. I’m getting a bit tight on space but think I could fit this in. I have a seated calf raise already.

EricAtl‎, 07-22-2021 06:36 PM
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