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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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Garage Gym Bench: Cybex 5435 vs Ironmaster Super Bench

What do you think would be better for a garage gym, Cybex or Ironmaster. Currently bench 245 so don't need anything crazy. I've pieced together a great little garage gym, but currently have two benches and would like to consolidate to one. I have a flat bench, which honestly I'll probably keep,...

ja2k‎, Today 12:26 PM
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My garage build

I have been reading here for months and have seen many of Mechs posts and many of you all inspired me to build my own rack. Not to mention my son in college has been asking for a new rack "Rogue" but with paying for his college etc.... Which has been costly I decided to build one. I sold the marcy...

Kenny1448‎, Today 08:03 AM
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Power racks Titan X6 or elite fitness professional rack that is used?

I can get this setup for 1800 but I don't need the bench. Elite Fitness Systems Power Rack-3x3 Professional rack(includes 2 sets of J Hooks, Dip attachments, Monkey Bar/Chin Bar, Band pegs, includes EFS 0-90 Walk Up Bench w/Black pad standard 7.5 ft. Paid $2661.95+$484(bench) asking $1875 ...

cwdwhit‎, 04-18-2018 01:11 PM
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Knee sleeve vs wrap vs brace

Ok here's the deal. 44 yo like to squat heavy or at least try. Have had knee problems for many years. Basically sometimes my knees bother me and doing squats, climbing stairs, etc I can hear grating in there. Have had this a longtime and am not asking for med advice. But what would be best to help...

Ckdjim‎, Today 08:59 AM
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Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar Review

Hey everyone, I just published a review of the Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar if anyone is interested in reading. Overall, I'm definitely a fan of the bar. I doubt I'll use it much on deadlifts, but I like it a lot on squats and bench. ...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-11-2018 12:07 PM
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Rolled Rubber Flooring, Worthwhile Investment?.

I believe some of the regulars have gone with rolled rubber flooring, 3/8" thick Regupol appears to be the main choice. Here in the UK it's sold under the Everroll brand. Given the cost, the amount of work involved in moving equipment and laying the flooring, do you think it's been a worthwhile...

gym62richard‎, Yesterday 09:32 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.. ...now 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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"Vintage" Schwinn Airdyne question

I came across this local ad for Schwinn Airdyne. Sent me pics but unsure what year it is and if its worth the $60 he'a asking... extremely new to this so any help tremendously appreciated, thanks! Please refer to pics in below link imgur.com/gallery/K5WNPrI

JGVentura63‎, Yesterday 10:54 AM
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Padding on a SSB and Slim Football Bar

I've been researching these two bars for a few weeks now. In a perfect world, the Transformer Bar would have lots of reviews, sterling ones at that, and I'd spend extra and would be done, but I can't find much on it really. First, is the padding that important on a SSB bar? I have a SLAP...

Steelers252006‎, 04-17-2018 07:06 AM
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Strength Shop USA Riot Safety Squat Bar

I took a chance and ordered this bar as my first ssb. I couldn't find many reviews of it anywhere online besides the glowing review on the company's website. I did turn up some videos of people squatting huge amounts of weight with it and some instagram users with it that answered a few of my...

lsi1‎, 04-19-2018 02:18 PM
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The Official Body Masters Thread

I'm a big fan of Body Masters equipment. Their products were well thought out and designed. Top quality manufacturing and over built. Too bad they are not around anymore. Starting this thread for owners of these products to show off what they have and to hopefully answer any questions. To...

skrebs01‎, 02-08-2017 02:32 PM
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What equipment do I need?

I only have a bench and dumb bells at home and have only been doing upper body but I want to start doing legs and core What other equipment do I need in order to do legs properly? Am I right in thinking a power rack and bar bell is enough? Thanks

oliramsay‎, 04-19-2018 09:41 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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Question Dumbbells turn my hands black

I picked up some of those generic dumbbells at Walmart, and they leave these black stains on my hand when I use them. I've tried wiping them with wet towels, and with alcohol wipes, but neither worked. Any suggestions?

tvlab13‎, 04-15-2018 04:02 PM
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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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'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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Squat Shoes / Running Shoes / Wireless Earpods

I have been lifting in flat sole shoes similar to Chuck Taylors. I've had various ankle injuries in the past playing basketball so it feels like my ankles are tight and inhibiting my squats. I'm willing to give squat shoes a try if it will help make a difference and take some of the pressure of my...

CROSSFIRE24‎, 04-19-2018 05:55 AM
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Ader Mega Ox Bow Bar

Anyone own this bar that can comment? Interested in this as it is in the affordable category. It’s no Duffalo but not sure I can spend that much and not be sleeping outside nor survive the brutality. I do know the sleeves are bolt on, vs clips not sure that would make much of a difference. ...

CraigThoreson‎, 04-09-2018 04:07 PM
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Question backpack instead of dumbbell?

I don't have access to a gym at the moment. Is it a good idea to use a heavy backpack to do bicep curls instead of a dumbbell?

kaushikajay2021‎, 04-19-2018 09:03 AM
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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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UK members home gym. Hopefully with pics or I'll look an idiot.

Hi thought it's about time I showed my home gym. The pics I've finally got round to taking just happened to be on the UKs sunniest day of the year so apologies. Thought id list what I have first then hopefully show the pics. Someone may have to be kind and embedd if this doesn't work. ...

Rottweiler59‎, 04-18-2018 05:58 AM
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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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Question Wright Equipment Barbells?

So I am looking at yet again adding another barbell and came across Wright Equipment. The specs and pricing seem awesome on American made barbell. Is anyone running one of these in their home gym?? I can get one $240 shipped. https://wright-equipment.com/products/20kg-wright-barbell Thanks in...

DesiredDad77‎, 04-12-2018 01:25 PM
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Innovative dip bar rack attachment

Haven't seen one like this. Thoughts? They block the walk-through rack design, maybe they should be mounted on the storage uprights, and slightly angled for wrist comfort. Thought they were interesting anyway. https://www.instagram.com/vase7en/

jormone‎, 04-17-2018 11:37 AM
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40-pound (olympic) barbell vs regular barbell?

What's the difference? I can do a benchpress on both a 40-pound barbell and regular barbell with both barbells having 90lbs. The regular barbell would have 45 lbs on each side and the 40-pound barbell would have 25 on each side because the barbell itself weighs 40 lbs. I've used both barbells on...

windrider07‎, 02-27-2015 10:07 AM
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