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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: 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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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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Seller's Market for weights and equipment right now

If you have extra or unused equipment or weights now is the time to sell. It seems most companies are out of stock or on back order. Ive looked at several places like FB market place,craigs list ect and weights are easily going for a dollar a pound or more. The shut downs of gyms have made many...

Garage Rat‎, 03-29-2020 09:51 AM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 06:40 AM
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Kettlebell brands

Hello, I have read a few posts on this forum about Rogue kettlebells being the design of VF's kettlebells and all such stuff... Anyone have any experience with King Kettlebells/Rogue - Cast Iron specifically? I looked at handle dimensions on the Kings and they seem to be all over the...

TrollMachine‎, Yesterday 07:13 PM
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Mag grip lat bars

Mag grip lat bars Question and advice from all you guru’s I ‘m interested in the mag grips and researched all the posts and decided that the three that I’m going to get would be the Medium Grip Supinated, Close Grip Supinated, and Medium Grip Pronated. The only thing I fear is they are going...

jpy15026‎, 04-07-2020 12:01 PM
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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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Black or white gym equipment?

Just about to drop several grand on some equipment, got a yellow bench already unfortunately. But struggling choosing between black or white equipment. Does black stuff seem imposing in a smallish room? Does white stuff look a little cheap? Bone question really but don't want to regret the...

W666‎, 04-07-2020 09:18 AM
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Help Buying A Rowing Machine

I am looking for an affordable (under $500 preferably) rowing machine that does the following: 1) Gives Strokes per Minute (SPM) or Rows per minute (RPM) 2) Allows me to set an interval program (45 seconds intense/30 rest) Any out there which fit the bill? I suppose I could do with just #1,...

teeburgh‎, Yesterday 09:07 AM
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(Better) Dip, Lat, and Leg attachments for Body Solid WPR-78?

I have an ancient WPR-78 power rack with a plate-loaded PLA-200 lat attachment, all purchased back in 2002. I can't post photos or links as a new member*, but the square tubing on the rack is 2" x 2", the outside width is 46" (which makes the hole center-to-center width about 44"), and the...

TheWaterbug‎, Yesterday 11:53 AM
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Can anyone give advice on shipping Large pieces of equipment to me

Any time in life I've ever bought something online, the seller has dealt with shipping. I found a squat machine online that I want but the seller says he won't deal with the shipping and I need to find a shipper myself. I'd really like to buy this item since it happens to be my main leg day machine...

PCRulesPSDrools‎, 04-08-2020 01:10 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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Water Rower Restoration

So I got a killer deal on this water rower the other day. The only issue with it was, the tank leaks. The previous owner used a bunch of caulk around the tank, but it still leaks slightly, and it looks pretty sloppy to say the least. A lot of the bolts/screws had rust along with a few other...

BulkMore‎, 04-08-2020 07:48 PM
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Home gym build

So I am in the middle of building my basement home gym. I had a room downstairs that was not being used for anything at all and some empty space around it. So, I tore down some walls and built back new ones to make the space bigger. I currently have a little over 600sq. Feet now which should be...

ameade84‎, 04-08-2020 07:19 PM
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Dip Station Buying Help

Looking to get a cheap but good dip station that I can do chest and try dips, with a weight belt (so needs adjustable width and ample height). Any recs? I already have a power rack so not looking to spend a lot of money or get anything redundant, like more pull up bars. Thanks.

teeburgh‎, Yesterday 09:12 AM
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Making a Hack Squat from scratch

this might be a ridiculous question but how long do you think it would take for a novice welder to construct a a slightly less basic version of this Hack Squat? is it even possible? do you think it would be incredibly difficult? ...

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 03-27-2020 10:37 PM
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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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Is there an online retailer on Earth who currently has 15-lb. bumper plates in stock?

Or is that just an across-the-board "No" at this point...

vintage50plate‎, 04-08-2020 10:50 AM
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Medium grip low row attachment recommendations

I've been experiencing a very tight center of my chest.. probably from rounded shoulder posture or improper form somewhere in my routine. I've been looking to upgrade my $10 double d handle with something a little more comfortable so I'm using this as an excuse. In looking for something angled...

dagdafitness‎, 04-04-2020 08:23 AM
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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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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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using weird “collar” on this EZ bar

really no clue how to use this. this is an EZ bar. the rings are supposed to act as collars. https://imgur.com/a/GJuJWbs

Cazken‎, 04-07-2020 04:49 PM
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Tightening Lower Abdominals

I've always had a problem with distended abdomen. If I want, I can push them out further than other people with similar bf % but even just my normal relaxed is decently distended. I can suck in to where I look good, doesn't seem to be a bf issue, seems to just be that my lower abdominals can...

FFactory‎, 04-07-2020 02:48 PM
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Looking for a new barbell

https://iheartsynergee.ca/products/synergee-open-barbell?variant=30237230727270 This company just came up on google and they have free shipping ? Seems bizarre to me especially seeing their on eastern time and I’m in BC . Anyways I’m not a big fan of bearings really, but I’m having a tough time...

MajorTendonitis‎, 03-05-2020 04:23 PM
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Will 2" PVC/ABS pipe fit over a barbell sleeve?

Hi Everyone I've had enough of this BS with overpriced plates. I'm going to make my own out of concrete blocks. I want to protect my barbell sleeves from the concrete, and want to use some sort of pipe. I googled and found that 2" ABS pipe has an inside diameter of 2". I googled and...

HDiddy747‎, 04-07-2020 01:51 PM
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Atlantis Power Squat

Anyone familiar with this? And if it is a great piece what would a good price on a used one be? Thanks!

RoCol‎, 03-29-2020 01:33 PM
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