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Forum: Workout Equipment

All about equipment and iron!

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: 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: 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 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: 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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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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'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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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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Compact Treadmill recommendations

I'm looking to buy a compact treadmill and I need some advice. Will be used by 2 runners: one who does approx. 7:30-min pace short runs every day, and another who trains seriously for college track/xc and needs to add some occasional longer runs after dark. Willing to pay top dollar for quality,...

Teyari33‎, 08-11-2022 08:01 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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How do others store their weights in their garage without them melting?

Ok, this is crazy. Never thought it would happen. We live in Tennessee. It gets hot. Well, yesterday I had my bar with just two 10s on it for one of the workouts. After the workout, I left the plates on the bar and went inside. This morning, I went out to the barn for my 5 am workout. (I do...

dorlow‎, 08-04-2022 05:44 AM
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Plate Loaded Leg Curl/Extension Machines

I'm going to be in the market for a combo plate loaded leg extension and curl machine. I'll need something long and skinny to make it fit in my basement gym. The Legend and Elite FTS units looks like the right size to fit. Is there anything else on the market similar in size? What are people...

RGrizzzz‎, 08-03-2022 07:34 AM
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DIY wheeled resistance sled - anyone make something like this?

After seeing videos of the Torque and XPO sleds, there's no way I would want to deal with the hassles of more traditional sleds. With wheeled sleds that have internal resistance, there's virtually no noise to annoy you or your neighbors, no damage to your driveway, no need to load up sled with 45lb...

splitsquat‎, 01-30-2022 08:32 AM
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Legend Fitness Inventory Sale starting this Friday

I'm not near Knoxville, TN or I'd go. The email I received says 4-7pm Friday, 9am-2pm Saturday. Thought I'd let you guys know in case you are in the area. Might be worth a call and/or a visit.

JustTheDad‎, 08-10-2022 02:05 PM
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Help please - any attachment for this bar?

have this functional trainer (Inspire fitness from costco). Have attached 2 rings as in pics but problem is that due to the nature of the pull up bar, ring just slides away & i am not able to manage holding them firm. Are there any adapters or attachment rods that can be connected to this single...

sribond‎, 08-08-2022 06:28 AM
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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, 03-26-2017 05:06 PM
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Rogue rhino belt squat modifications

Anyone here tried attaching their rhino belt squat to their power rack to be able to use it as a lat pull down as well? I was looking at mine and measuring and I feel like I could buy 2 24” lower crossmembers and mount it to the side of my rack (platform first, weight trolley behind). If I do...

ameade84‎, 05-07-2020 05:41 PM
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New Rep Open Trap Bar

Looks like it ships in Oct. I like everything about it except the distance between handles. Sounds like they are adding 23" and 25" later but the default 27"+ is too wide for me. I wish they'd started with 25". https://repfitness.com/products/open-trap-bar P5VqMtkaalY

radrd‎, 07-07-2022 09:36 AM
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Home Gym Equipment

Hey Everyone I had some questions on home gym equipment. What is the best olympic bench, for the money. Also what is the best squat rack? What online store is the best for buying this stuff?

BamMan‎, 01-30-2004 09:14 PM
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Ironmaster Super Bench Pro

Hi guys, So I’ve managed to preorder the Ironmaster Superbench Pro with attachments and the Quick Lock Dumbbell set. Since pre ordering though I’ve read some people mentioning the seat is too low for incline and vertical work, can anyone confirm this? I’ve agonised over which bench to buy...

Dudebro91‎, 08-15-2020 12:30 AM
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Building a Home Gym

Hi all, My wife and I are building our first home, and we decided to outfit the downstairs of the garage as a dedicated home gym (with the actual garage/storage area upstairs). It's our first time doing anything like this, and would appreciate any thoughts or feedback. Here's a 3D drawing...

therealocgamer‎, 07-23-2022 07:08 AM
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Bang for buck dumbbell

Looking to start building a home gym. On the hunt for dumbbells. I am about at my limit of fb marketplace and craigslist lol. Who has the best bang for buck (non hex) dumbbells? I am looking for something with a coating so they dont kill my floor.

nokare‎, 08-02-2022 01:00 PM
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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 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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Dominos handmade pan or Taco Bell?


fate0311‎, 08-01-2022 07:55 PM
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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 AM
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Inspire FTX Functional Trainer from Costco

Looks like it's back in stock, thinking of pulling the trigger. I have a question on dimensions. I'm good with the 83" height. They list the Length as 55", I'm guessing this from outside support pole to outside support pole. They have the width as 54". Does anyone that has this unit know if...

thedickus‎, 12-26-2020 11:28 AM
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Needing help with my parabody 843 rack

So I've got a parabody 843 power rack with the lat and row attachments. It's been in storage for a few years and I recently just got it all set back up. I used to have the exercise chart from parabody hanging on the wall and seem to have lost it in the move. It had the exercises all split up by...

WannaBLarge‎, 07-28-2022 05:56 PM
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Is Ironmaster Hyper Core Attachment worthit?

I have their IM bench Pro & almost all accessories but wondering if its worth buying this hyper core attachment.

sribond‎, 07-26-2022 05:31 AM
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Mad Spotter Dumbbell Spotter Hooks...

It looks like a resurgence of the old discontinued Power Hooks, they look kinda nice and handy for those who don't want to kick up heavy dumbbells and/or might have shoulder issues doing that. The only issues are that the price is pretty steep for what they are, won't fit certain make and model...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 01-28-2022 08:23 AM
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