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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 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: 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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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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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 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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Commercial Bench, worth it??

Sup guys, Been thinking about upgrading my parabody bench to a commercial grade bc it’s a)a bit high at 21”, b) pretty wobbly at the back, and c) with 4 feet it’s tough to get a sturdy placement. I’ve been looking on CL and online and I’m seeing paramount and life fitness benches for $300-$400....

Jboy2007‎, Today 10:22 AM
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El Gordo Fat Bar Opinion Poll...

I received my American Barbell Stainless Steel Elite Power Bar today and will take it for a spin tomorrow, I currently as of today have three bars in the rack area (most likely the maximum amount I could fit in there is three bars due to space constraints), my AB SS Elite Power Bar, my TPB and my...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 07:48 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 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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d2mini's "Home Gym in a Shed" Build

It's time for this newbie to get serious! I searched the great wide interwebs and couldn't find too many shed-based home gyms. So I figured this would be good to document! I'm starting this thread at the very beginning in hopes that all you years and years of experience will help me get set up...

d2mini‎, 12-13-2017 08:56 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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PIN Loaded Circuit for GYM, Which one?

Hi everyone, I am looking at a PIN loaded circuit for a commercial gym. So far I have come across these: :Hammer Strength MTS circuit, looks clean ...

gymisit‎, Yesterday 10:20 PM
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Need high standalone dip bars- help?

Hey guys- I’ve been scouring the Internet for the past few days trying to find something I assumed would be cake. I really need your help in finding this piece of equipment! I need a setup to do Gironda dips at home. They require a few very specific things- a relatively tall height (5’+), wider...

BigBrother70‎, 08-12-2018 03:37 PM
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Belts in Europe

Can anyone recommend a good online retailer/maker for PL belts in Europe? Preferably in the UK, Netherlands or Germany. Would I be better off just ordering from the US (Inzer, Best Belts, etc.) and paying the additional import duty?

euro7muscle‎, Yesterday 04:18 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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PowerBlock Power Bench

Read plenty of reviews on the Sport Bench but wondering if anyone has experience with the Power Bench? Looking for a shorter bench currently have a flat (17”) and adjustable (19.75”) but being as I’m shorter at 5’6” and my wife is 4’10” and since she is getting into more lifting she wants something...

CraigThoreson‎, 08-05-2018 07:18 AM
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Question Paris, France

Not sure if this is the right forum, but I’m abroad for a few months, and I wanted to get a couple workouts in, mostly just because it relaxes me but also don’t want to backslide too much while I’m off having fun. Does anyone know of gyms in Paris that have free trials or really cheap day passes?...

Dman1626‎, Yesterday 03:39 AM
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Equipment Crew Tech Thread

Well, here it is. We've been needing this for a little while. Hopefully this can consolidate both techie discussions & all of these headphone questions that pop up now & again. I'll start the thread off with something not as complicated & more universally understood. I took a look...

Synthetickiller‎, 07-29-2016 05:22 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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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 09:28 PM
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Skinny fat 6’1 168lb starting StrongLifts 5x5. Eat at maintenance or clean bulk?

I’ve been lifting for approx a year on the ****arounditis program but finally decided to follow a proper program this week...StrongLifts 5x5. I’m on my 3rd workout and so far and have started with the empty bar. My goal is aesthetics and strength. At the moment I consider myself skinny fat...

gggjones‎, Yesterday 03:49 AM
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NEW GYM Equipment List

Hello, I am opening a new gym and have selected the following equipment. Even though the GYM is targeted to all segments, I would like bodybuilders perspective on the equipment. Could I get peoples thoughts on what i have chosen and suggestions/reasons for changing items or anything i may...

gymisit‎, 08-11-2018 02:20 AM
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What kind of belt squat belt do you have?

Spud? Ironmind? Other? Reviews and recommendations welcome. Will be used with either a loading pin or on a landmine.

magicmatt‎, 08-11-2018 10:52 AM
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ROGUE IPF Combo Rack

Hi, has anyone heard any info about the Rogue IPF combo rack under development? Thanks.

gymisit‎, 08-13-2018 12:37 AM
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Need a band I can wrap around my Barbell for lat pulldown

Hey guys, Need a band I can wrap around my Barbell for lat pulldown. Any suggestions,

rlefebvr‎, 08-10-2018 05:37 PM
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Mods to GHD for reverse hypers?

I don't have the space for a dedicated reverse hyper, so I use a GHD as a ghetto reverse hyper. Thinking that with a few mods, a GHD would fill this role a little better. I'm specifically thinking of the Rogue and Titan GHDs, though many of them are fairly similar in design. 1. Handles....

splitsquat‎, 07-10-2017 03:36 PM
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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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I need some help dating/aging some equipment

I have a York split sleeve barbell, some 1" York 25s, 1" York 10s, Marcy deep dish 45s, and a BFCO set. I'm trying to sell this stuff, and I keep getting questions about the age, so I was hoping some of you might know, or at least be able to ballpark it. The York bar is a weightlifting bar. A...

BigAlexG‎, 08-11-2018 09:47 AM
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Formula for Powertec Leg Press

I was curious how much weight I was pushing on my new leg press, considering the resistance loss from the angle of the press. So i contacted Powertec and they sent me this formula. Figured I'd pass it on. Actual resistance = weight loaded x sin (45 degree) + 45 lbs. initial resistance Or...

d2mini‎, 08-13-2018 10:05 AM
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Titan X3 Power Rack

I'm 6"4 and wanted the input of others my height who perhaps own or have used the Titan X3 Short Power Rack. I want to know if it's tall enough to squat in without hitting head on the pull up bar. (My ceiling height is around 83 inches so I have no choice but to get a short power rack.) I'm also...

Yonah613‎, 08-13-2018 01:10 PM
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great gym headphones

What kind of headphones (bluetooth) ones would you recommend for the gym? I was thinking of getting those apple airpods or beats but beats are overpriced so any recommendations? I mostly want them to be as much as durable.

StoneColdMarko7‎, 08-08-2018 12:43 PM
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