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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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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: 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: Pic's and discussion of your "Home Gym"

Lets see where you work out. Mine;

Rocket‎, 12-18-2005 08:49 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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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 a reminder; this time of year, more and more spammers will be attempting to promote their junk and/or websites in this forum. Don't quote or reply to such posts or threads; simply use the 'report' function, and moderators will deal with them. Thanks.

ironwill2008‎, 11-23-2016 07:12 AM
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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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Cybex 5435 color ID?

I FINALLY got my white whale after more than a year of looking. the Cybex 5435. I cannot abide by white. Is the bench below an official cybex color? (its from the bench WIKI) Ive been searching for color codes but havent come across anything. I think this is the perfect color and want to duplicate...

dskoo65‎, 10-19-2017 10:06 AM
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Harbinger Triceps Rope Question (26", or 36")

I currently own a 10" X-Mark triceps rope and while it's a keeper for its durability so far and has been holding up well, I feel I definitely could get a deeper stretch on some movements (big example would be getting a deeper stretch on face pulls and perhaps somewhat avoiding carabiner clip...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 08:19 PM
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What type of bench is this?

What is this bench?

Leaf‎, Yesterday 08:03 PM
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70 lb dumbbell: $48.30 shipped

I'm stealing this from slickdeals. If you want a pair of 70s, this is a great price. These are CAP brand.

Synthetickiller‎, 10-16-2017 07:14 PM
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Prevent wrist injury with Smith machine?

Hey guys I wanted to know if there is any tips to prevent wrist injury with Smith machine. I know youre to lift with your wrist facing upward. The problem is the starting position and the ending position where I lift and turn and turn to rack it back up. At those segments my wrist are bent...

Darius169‎, Yesterday 12:26 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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'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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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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Rubber plates vs Iron plates

I am looking into buying an oly bar/plate set, and was wondering if rubber coated (not full rubber) plates are worth the cost over iron plates? I am going to be working out at home (hardwood floors), and will be buying rubber flooring, but will rubber coated plates make much of a difference if I...

sepandee‎, 02-09-2011 11:42 AM
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Cool The 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'

First there was the 'Equipment Crew'... ...then there was the 'York Crew'... ...followed by the Ivanko.. we have the 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'. This thread is for people that have decided to step away from the pre made and ordinary. Anyone that has decided that not having...

ProtienandIron‎, 04-07-2012 03:16 AM
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Anyone tried Titan HD accessories on Rogue stuff?

The Infinity spotter arms for my Rogue S-2 are on back-order for awhile, I was looking into possibly getting these Rogue-clone spotter arms by TitanHD: They're 7 gauge steel instead of 11 gauge but they're also $75 with free...

rollerball‎, 01-19-2016 11:51 AM
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Need Some Help With My Gym

Hey all, I'm new to forum and wanted to introduce myself and ask for some help. I'm trying to get my home gym set up and I need some help on which equipment you all would recommend. I don't have a ton of space but some of my necessities are: 1. Treadmill 2. Dumbbell's 3. Squat Rack My...

RunWithForrest‎, 08-21-2017 02:40 PM
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Manual treadmill

Anyone used a manual treadmill? I need a stationed walker/runner instead of trying to commute to park every other day or so. Also what's a reasonably priced cable all in one leg arm exercise machine. Anyone had experience needs to be durable at 200lbs male

justwayne‎, 10-18-2017 05:50 PM
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Custom power rack dumbbell trays for powerblocks

I haven't posted in a long time, but I'm really excited about these. I'll post more pics as they are completed.

Paulie_G‎, 10-18-2017 05:24 AM
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Pics of Rogue R6 Power Rack, new barbells, Rogue Accessories, and Sorinex squat box

I'll answer any questions and use a lot pictures. Rogue R6 Power Rack

jprockjr‎, 04-07-2012 07:27 PM
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Gym Build - First time Home Gym

Ok all. I've been posting around here for a couple of months now deciding on different things for my home gym. It will be a fairly simple gym with just the necessities at first, but here's where I'm at. The gym will be going in an upstairs "bonus" room. For the past 7 years, it's been my...

litljay‎, 10-09-2017 11:11 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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Newbie. Bad knees. Wraps vs sleeves.

So I started starting strength last week. Today was day 1 of week two. I'm 43 and I'm 6'8" and 270 lbs. I've had bad knees from youth and neglect. As my squats get heavier I can feel the old knees grind and creak but I'm not letting that stop me. I'd like to try wraps or sleeves to help me out a...

Ckdjim‎, 10-09-2017 05:19 PM
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American Barbell

I've read a ton of info on these forums. It's very informative, but I haven't found a ton of information on American Barbell and their less expensive lines of bars. (Sub $400) I was looking to replace my old bar. As far as lifting, the bar would be used for bench, squat, deadlift, press, etc....

Bignick31985‎, 09-06-2017 06:39 PM
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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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EliteFTS leg extension/ham curl plate loaded alternatives? Black Friday

Black Friday I plan to pick up unless anyone recommends better alternatives? I have a studio that is all pretty much blacked out so I'd want to customize the frame and upholstery which I can do at elitefts. Picked up...

CharlottePT‎, 10-15-2017 12:35 PM
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Question Titan Fitness - $72 Box Squat - Thoughts?

Titan Fitness came out with a new box squat and it's 15% off at $72 at the moment. I've been wanting to purchase a box. Does anyone forsee any issues with this 4-leg style box vs. EliteFTS and Rogue's 2-leg style? Titan: vs....

Conquer92‎, 10-18-2017 09:06 AM
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Cable Crossover

Looking to purchase a nice but relatively inexpensive cable machine for my home gym. Any suggestions?

JosephDubya‎, 10-14-2017 08:46 PM
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Anyone use a flat bench for a jump box?

Just wondering if anyone uses this and if it stable/safe enough to use without having to buy the plyo box, so I can save $$$$ and save space?

bb5150‎, 10-05-2017 09:47 AM
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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 06:59 PM
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