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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: 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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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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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: 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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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: 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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My own home gym evolution (part 2)

As all the pictures from my home gym old thread are not working anymore (https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=152623083), i will be posting here the important stages of evolution of my home gym of the past 7 years and the future upgrades i will do in the future. If you have any...

alexthaman‎, 08-02-2017 08:54 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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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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'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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Anyone order from Fitness Factory?

Did a quick search on this forum about them but nothing recent. Was browsing their site and I might buy some stuff from them. Just feeling a little iffy considering how "affordable" their shipping is and everything listed is about "average" price in this time. Just curious if anyone has purchased...

Barcode120x‎, 09-14-2020 12:33 PM
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Question Trying to figure out name of machine I used at a gym a few years ago

I don't know the name, but it seemed to be the equivalent of a bench press, but instead of having to lift off, you would use your feet/legs to bring the weights (plated, I think) to your chest level, then pushed away with your arms like a bench press motion, until you were done with your set, then...

BeenThereB4‎, 08-24-2020 07:53 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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Fitness Wearables - Apple Watch vs Whoop

Going down the road and looking into buying one. I know the accuracy of these types of items can be in question but like a faulty scale, while the initial weight might be right, if used probably you can track progress fairly well. From my initial research the Whoop sheerly as a fitness apparatus...

bly3‎, 09-13-2020 11:38 PM
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Titan, repfitness, rogue or any other for home gym???

Hello guys, I need your help to find the right equipment for home gym. I already ordered T3 series power rack from Titan. I'm looking for barbell, adjustable bench, weight palates (4 - 45 lbs, 2- 25 lb, 2 - 10 lbs, 2 - 5 lbs, 2- 2.5 lbs). What would you guys recommend? Thank you in...

bodylikethorss‎, 09-15-2020 08:17 PM
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Power Rack for a Canuck

Hi to all, I have looked through many of these forums and I find myself in a similar challenging situation to other Canadians - limited (reduced?) access to quality lifting equipment relative to our American neighbours. I am specifically looking for a high quality power rack. Specifically...

BossMD‎, 09-13-2020 04:06 PM
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Beginner home gym

Hello, I would like to change from my gym club with a home gym, but I'm unsure what to buy. What is the minimal equipment that a beginner need? What should I look for when buying used stuff? What do you think about self made equipment like weights made of bottles that are filled with sand? I...

Brauser‎, 08-16-2020 03:36 PM
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J-Cup Style/Perpendicular Weight Horns for 3" x 3" posts?

Looking for something like this: https://www.titan.fitness/racks/rack-accessories/x-2-series/x-2-j-hook-style-plate-holder/400337.html I need something where the weight horn fits perpendicular/90 degree angle to the holes where it's mounted. The uprights on the power rack I ordered (Legend 3121)...

broganoff‎, 08-23-2020 01:05 PM
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"Again Faster" power racks? UK

Just got a fresh house but since I'm in the UK I'm stuck with a measly 5m x 2.5m garage to turn into the gym. Since we don't need it for the car or much else I'm looking at getting a smallish power rack with a "spud" style pulley and 6ft bar against the back wall (can move to a 7ft bar for...

Burg9‎, 09-16-2020 05:39 AM
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Recommendations for Standard 1" Barbell

I know it's a long shot, but are there any standard barbells I should be looking to buy. I just have an abundance of standard plates and it doesn't make sense for me to shell out 4x on olympic plates + barbell versus going this route. Appreciate any input.

chido4459‎, 08-27-2020 09:32 AM
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Superbench Leg Extension Attachment

Hi guys. Was gifted a superbench from someone that was moving out and I was just wondering if anyone has the leg attachment? Is this something worth picking up? It came with the sit up attachment. Not sure if there is anything else worth picking up for the bench + my space is pretty limited.

chido4459‎, 09-03-2020 07:58 AM
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Thumbs up RESTORATION: Ivanko Pro-Style Rubber Dumbbells. (( IvankoBarbellCo Where are you? ))

I bought these 5-100 dumbbells in 5lb increments at a great price due to the condition, and I want to semi-restore them. I believe they are older models because the handle feels to be 27mm. I do not want to put too much money into them because I might flip them down the road for a profit, but for...

Conquer92‎, 02-22-2014 01:47 PM
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Stand Strong - Squat Support

First off, though it may appear to be, this is NOT an advertisement. Just got an email about this product called a 'Stand Strong', and it looks interesting to me (as someone who's squat form sucks royally). It's described as a 'Sling Shot for the Squat', and is designed to give additional...

CW47‎, 09-14-2020 02:51 PM
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Atlantis Standing Preacher Weight Horns

Just got a good condition standing preacher(above) for $175 CAD so I'm pretty excited to replace my seated one. I noticed that there were 4 holes in the frame and after looking at pictures online, I noticed that my bench is missing the plate horns. Now I don't need Atlantis horns, if another...

dagdafitness‎, 09-12-2020 01:30 PM
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Rogue monster/ Rep 5000 bolts

I'm tired of searching, seriously thought this info would be super easy to find. Where the hell can these bolts be purchased? All I know is they're 1" diameter and 5.5 inches long with a 1.5" hex head..... but when I search this, the world of bolts kicks me in the face.

DamonB82‎, 09-01-2020 06:41 PM
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Identify this bar for me

Please see pictures. Is this a typical Chinese bar, or something else? Main characteristics: Length: 84 inches Weight: 38.8 lb Diameter: about 29.9 mm, calculated from circumference Knurling: pretty mild, with center knurling Sleeves: smooth, no ribbing; collar and sleeve is a...

DCdan‎, 09-10-2020 10:04 AM
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Jammer Arms?(Rogue Trolley/Vulcan Jammer)

I'm looking at building a new rack soon and one of the options Im looking to add is two sets of Jammer arms. One for inside the rack and one outside the rack. I love the Rogue Trolley arm system because of the quality, ease of the roller system and two different sizes(35 and 48 inch) but at 1k each...

DeathByEagle‎, 09-12-2020 06:24 AM
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Body-Solid GLGS100 Leverage System Review

I received my Body-Solid GLGS100 to pick up at the fitness equipment store last Thursday (it was expected to be re-stocked sometime in July due to the pandemic) but luckily they had some in stock and delivered it in a timely manner upon the purchase date which was excellent! I put it together on...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 05-17-2020 11:05 AM
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Cable Crossover VS. Functional Trainer (The Sequel)...

I'm getting close to my decision on one of these pieces (you might remember my Functional Trainers Questions thread), consider this the sequel to the finale of choosing and perhaps this can help others on the board with these same questions and decisions. A functional trainer with the arms is...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 02-22-2017 07:08 PM
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EZ Curl Bar Testimonial

I finally got around to using my EZ curl bar thanks to Bill Pearl's 21s triceps movement routine (7 reps of lying triceps extensions, 7 reps of skullcrushers and 7 reps of close grip bench press) which I did for 3 sets conservatively with lighter weight and let me just say that the EZ curl bar is...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 09-11-2020 10:57 AM
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Carpet?

Creating a home gym in my basement. One of the rooms used to be a bedroom, so it has carpet down and I plan to make it my gym room. The carpet is soft, but somewhat firm. Will this work? Or is this a no no? Should I plan to get interlocking mats?

Derek2010‎, 09-15-2020 06:17 AM
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