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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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"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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'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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A must-do upgrade for my fellow spinlock dumbbell users

I've been using spinlocks for almost a year now. I planned to upgrade to Ironmasters, but now I'm stuck with everyone else waiting who knows how long for supply to return. In the meantime, I wanted to make my spinlocks better, particularly for bench & shoulder pressing. Getting the weights...

VTLifts‎, 08-27-2020 06:51 AM
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Question Ab Wheel - Favorites and Recommendations

Hey guys, I'm looking at buying an ab wheel (from Amazon) for use at home. Anyone here have any thoughts on the selection? Any that you love or any you've had issues with? I could care less about the extras included alongside the wheel. Honestly, I just don't want to spend $50 or more on it, but...

MonsieurWhite‎, 09-08-2020 08:13 AM
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Anyone familiar with Flybird benches?

I realize that this is a n00b question, but does anyone here have experience with the Flybird adjustable bench from Amazon? Says 620lbs capacity. I don't have enough posts to provide a real link so just remove the space between "amazon" and ".com" from this: amazon...

TTV6‎, 08-27-2020 12:25 PM
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Anyone have feedback on Hoist Bicep Curl / Tricep Extension Machine?

I was looking to possibly buy a Hoist Bicep Curl / Tricep Extension Combo Machine- model HD-3100. Just wondering if anyone has used this model before and if you have any feedback on it. (Picture attached below).

pama0605‎, 08-31-2020 06:06 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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Are new Ivanko OM still worth it? online posts said they've gone downhill?

Having upgraded my CAP bar to REP EX stainless power bar, my old rusty cap plates kill me each time I load the bar. So I gotta upgrade. Gym i used to work out had ivanko OM. Likely older plates since everything there was dated, but still looked great. I love the classic look and feel and I...

VTLifts‎, 08-28-2020 03:49 PM
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Are these plates any good?

There is a local small gym liquidating their equipment, which I bought some pieces. I saw the plates in the pictures below while I was there but didn't purchase them, as I am not familiar with the manufacturer of the plate (Power Systems and X Training Equipment) or the style of the plate either. ...

pama0605‎, 09-16-2020 04:44 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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Auction in MI for older weight equipment

Not sure how many fellow Michiganders are out there, but there is an online auction for some older weight lifting equipment if anyone is interested. To me it looks like a bunch of old "junk", but figured I would post this in case someone sees something of interest. The first couple pages have the...

pama0605‎, 09-13-2020 03:36 PM
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Best curl bar cable attachment?

Eventually I want to get the Troy Supra Curl but not sure when it will be in stock anywhere. Leaning towards American Barbell: USA made aluminum looks nice but not sure if the price premium is worth it for a curl bar. Plus, the...

radrd‎, 09-12-2020 08:47 AM
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Best SUPER curl bar?

Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a super curl bar so I can use a parallel-ish grip curls and skull crushers. However there are two different types and I don't know which one to buy. There's the "U" Then this one with more width between the hand grips Which one is better for...

SOLIDOPS‎, 09-05-2020 03:00 AM
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Best wood surface for a lifting platform to avoid any slipping?

Hey all, Hoping to build an 8x8' platform to put my power rack on; this will be for all lifting including deadlifts. Glancing around at tutorials for deadlift platforms online they mostly mention getting 4 OSB boards and then as a top layer using smooth plywood. I'm not a handyman by any means;...

Heisman2‎, 09-02-2020 04:48 PM
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body solid pro leverage-any users?

I've been curious about the Body solid Pro leverage line. Can't seem to find any reviews or user videos on this line. Was wondering if anyone has any experience with this line. I was looking into the lying leg curl. But for the price not something willing to blind buy. Called a few stores that...

grumpytude‎, 08-28-2020 08:19 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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Exclamation Building my own power rack - help needed

My father's a blacksmith, and after looking at the prices of power racks - they're too expensive in Malta, and I can't buy from abroad (transportation costs to my island are too high). So we decided to build one ourselves. I'd like some advice from people who might have already built one...

xuerebx‎, 06-12-2010 10:22 AM
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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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Close Grip Dipping Post?

I own a few dipping bars which are excellent for regular dips, but is there a singular dipping post on the market for close grip dips / upright diamond push ups?

William2018‎, 09-03-2020 02:41 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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COVID-19 Virus Equipment DEAL Alert Thread!

Given the increased demand for home gym equipment, seems like a good idea to post a deal thread for those looking to setup home operations. I've seen lately that even places like Rogue are shutting down their onsite stores and doing pickup or shipping only. So let's see what deals y'all can find! ...

urbanlifter‎, 03-19-2020 06:51 AM
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Difference in bf readings in different parts of the body using BIA

I am curious to know if one's body fat percentage reading changes much depending on where on the body the reading is taken? For example, if I use a standard BIA (electrodes) machine that I hold in my hands, the measurement will essentially measure my upper body(mainly arms and chest) fat %...

avtarbenning‎, 09-23-2020 02:26 AM
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Dip bar: Rack attachment vs stand alone?

I'd like to purchase a dip bar and am debating between the Rogue Matador vs a standalone pullup/dip power tower thing. Obviously with the stand alone I won't have to worry about putting an attachment on and off the rack however, it's definitely gonna clutter my space more than I'd like. ...

SemperDeus‎, 09-07-2020 10:54 PM
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Dip station recommendation for anyone looking I just purchased the Xmark dip station, and I'm very surprised at the quality and sturdiness of it. Highly recommend for anyone that's looking for one. I don't usually do product reviews, but this thing...

HeavyIron8‎, 09-05-2020 10:35 AM
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Dynamic Fitness and Strength

Anyone ever deal with them? Looks like they have nice modular racks along the lines of Rogue and Sorinex. I wonder if this is the company that makes the racks for Rep Fitness? 800 Wisconsin Street Building #8 Suite 101 Eau Claire, WI 54703

keyboardworkout‎, 11-04-2013 11:19 AM
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