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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 08:36 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. 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 07:22 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 09:33 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 12:03 PM
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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 08:30 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 04:22 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 07:31 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 03:56 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 09:12 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 07:53 AM
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GYM Equipment Refurb / Repaint Thread

I thought it would be cool to have a dedicated thread for equipment restoration. I got rid of a monstrous smith machine that I really only used for calf raises anymore and lucked into a Bodymasters standing calf for cheap. It was really nasty and had quite a bit of surface rust. I...

Skidmarx‎, 09-16-2012 05:07 AM
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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 08:30 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 06:38 AM
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Thumb Support

I wondered if anyone has some suggestions for my problem. I am working out at the gym and as the weights are getting heavier, i am having issues with my thumb area. I have broken many bones i my hand through rugby and also now have carpal tunnel. As I am trying to increase the weights the...

weezypenguin‎, Today 02:56 AM
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elitefts ss yoke bar

Hey, so I received my ssb today from elitefts, and it looks like the leather isn't large enough to fit the foam inside. The velcro isn't completely flush on the top and on one side. Would this issue go away over time as the leather stretches with use? Also, do y'all think some rust spots is...

HeavyIron8‎, 01-07-2019 01:41 PM
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Thank you rack safeties

Rack saved my ass the other day, we're always talking about saftey so here's a recent example. Doing my heavy BP routine a week or two back, for the first time in my life bar literally jumped out of my hand and came crashing down. Thumb was around bar. Did my first BP with the some concrete...

chadsalt‎, 01-10-2019 12:51 PM
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Matrix Cable Crossover: opinions on quality

Does anyone have any experience with Matrix strength equipment? Looking at a used piece, but am unfamiliar with the brand. Replacing a Nautilus Crossover that is leaving my small commercial gym. Can anyone comment on the quality and longevity of Matrix in comparison to cybex, or one of the...

bodytailor‎, 12-16-2018 10:10 AM
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New Titan Fitness

They put a lot of new products on the site today. Clone of the Rogue Hr-2 and Sml-2. I was browsing ebay and looks like they have a monolift not listed on their site yet. Seems to be be a bolt on. Type this # in ebay search: 132177711276

kevin3636‎, 05-01-2017 09:28 PM
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New Vulcan Buffalo Bar

In case anyone is shopping for a Buffalo Bar, Vulcan Strength now has one available. No idea how good it is, but generally their power bars are known for quality (love mine). This might be worth considering.

radrd‎, 12-31-2018 02:09 PM
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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 11:30 AM
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Legend bench 12” replacement pad

I’ve read a lot about the fat pad and people saying how much better their shoulders feel after benching On it. I’m worried if I can get a fat pad on my legend flat bench that it will be too tall. I contacted legend and they can do a 12” replacement pad, about $100 delivered including tax. Will a...

EricAtl‎, 01-16-2019 11:04 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 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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Let's see your KG plates!

Some recent threads got me thinking about Olympic plates in kilogram (KG, Kg, or kg) weights. Here in 'Murica, we often talk about plates with Imperial system (pounds) weights, but not everybody is from 'Murica. And you all don't necessarily have plates in pounds. So, let's see your Kg plates! ...

AttyGuy‎, 03-01-2014 06:33 AM
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SDH Handle Bolt Metric?

I bought some chrome contour ergo handles off eBay, unbranded. They look a lot like the Ader brand contour handles. They have a bolt that is not 5/8-18 though it appears similar. It will not thread into a 5/8-18 nut I have and my 5/18-18 hex flange bolts will not thread into the handles. The...

ampire‎, 01-16-2019 03:17 PM
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The Official Adjustable/Flat Bench Thread

Discuss all about your adjustable and flat benches here... Wider bench and seat pads, or narrower? Pop pin, or ladder style design? Adjustable FI, FID, or just plain flat bench? Competition specs, or doesnt matter to you? 2x3, 3x3, or beyond? 11ga, or 7ga? Cheap, or expensive? Post pics of...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-25-2017 11:39 PM
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Merax Dumbbells

My son does some weights at school but they limit the available weights. He wants to do some more at home. I am looking at something that can go past 50lb. The Merax adjustable dumbbells seem to fit the bill and on Amazon they are $400 incl. stand + $50 shipping. Are there local places to buy those...

mulula‎, 01-13-2019 05:34 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 11:22 AM
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Powerblocks sticking?

Hi guys, I have the Powerblocks "classic" set (the ones that are more square-ish with the gray handles) . I've been using them for about a year, and bought them used off of Craigslist prior to that. It seems recently a few of the weights want to stick when trying to unrack them from the rest of...

Bluecrush93‎, 01-14-2019 07:32 PM
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Bolt Fitness Supply - Ever heard of these guys?

Ran across this company on Instagram: Just curious if anyone had any experience with them. First time I've seen them. Some of their equipment looks similar to Getrxd. Wasnt looking for anything specific but a couple pieces caught my eye & prices seemed...

kram1979‎, 01-16-2018 08:53 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 06:22 PM
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Anyone have any experience with the Exergym? It's found at What's your opinion of it?

gbp4‎, 08-17-2004 08:50 PM
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York weight set with golden team weights

So I have this Olympic weight set from like 1980 maybe the seventies solid steel with curl bar straight bar and steel weights. The weights say Golden team on them. then there is a few of those like hand weights. Is this thing worth anything did it all come together I just want it out of my garage...

ocwendy‎, 08-09-2018 07:52 PM
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Work-life equipment (clothes) - hey athletic guys!

I looked over the forum headings and there didn't seem to be a good fit (fit, haha!) for this topic so with the title of "work-life equipment", I thought the "workout equipment" forum may be suitable. So, what the hell is work-life equipment? Well, clothes. I'm 5'8" and currently have a 33"...

jebrady03‎, 01-15-2019 07:48 AM
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Freemotion single stack cable crossover problems with friction on lower weights

This is for model FMSY15920. I bought this secondhand and for the life of me I cannot figure out how to get no friction on the five and 10 pound weights the pullys barely even retract when on the lower weights. Please someone tell me what could be going wrong. Thanks in advance

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Question for Spud Inc Econo Pulley Owners

For anyone unawares: OK, so I'm doing a home gym, with a VERY low ceiling. I've found all the equipment to fit, including a 71.5" power rack. My issue is that with the Spud Inc pulley system it looks like the cable is going...

JUGGERNAUT1333‎, 01-08-2016 09:02 AM
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