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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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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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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. 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: 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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Out of curiosity: Rarest plates

With all of the knowledge here I was curious what some of you guys would consider the most rare plates that are out there? Not necessarily the best, just most rare/sought after?

cwcmac‎, Today 01:54 PM
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Vintage York rubber weights 25kilo and 20 kilo

I was hoping some one could tell me more about these weights i bought. The guy sold them to me as hi low wheels lol. I do not know how to link a picture as of now new to this

namj‎, Yesterday 10:19 PM
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Looking for bench with retracting upright arms

I noticed in an Alexander Kang video about bench pressing he used a bench at some gym who's upright arms would swing back and out of the way for a press...once the barbell was lifted off the J-hooks. I think I saw Sorinex. Looked on their website and didn't see this bench. Looked almost like a...

agc8‎, Yesterday 05:53 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 10:30 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 08:28 PM
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Anyone own Watson's B.D. Lever Curl Dumbbells

I'd like some info

Mech6‎, 10-16-2015 08:30 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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Strongman Implement Plans

I'm looking into creating some strongman implements and am having a hard time finding plans to do so. I have access to various welders (and a person able to use them) and am hoping to save some money that way. I would like to make a yoke, a circus dumbell (~60lb) and a steel 10" log bar...

AzurasStar‎, Today 05:17 PM
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Can someone explain "collegiate compound" bumper plates to me A larger diameter? Why? Never heard of such a thing before.

magicmatt‎, Today 04:34 PM
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Poll Poll: cannot decide. sell or not sell 130 lb powerblocks?

should i sell my powerblocks? I was going to use them for quick weight changes but i think i may keep the 1 to 100 york set i made and use my ironmasters for weights over 100 up to 165 lbs. Nothing quicker than individual dumbbells for weight changes. i also got 3 nice 2 tier racks for the yorks. ...

matrix563‎, Today 01:11 AM
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Keep Gym Clothes From Smelling?

I usually just leave my workout bag in my car during work. However, during the summer months the clothes will start to permanently stink if they are left in the car. What do people do to prevent this? The only solution I can think of is go to the gym early enough so I can bring my workout clothes...

knownas‎, 05-20-2018 03:27 PM
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Should i get an olympic bar if im weak.

So long story short, im looking to buy a barbell and some plates, but im quite weak. My bench press max is 40kg, and my squat is only 50kg. I was wondering if its actually worth it to buy an olympic barbell, if its going to take me a while for me to reach the actually capacity of a standard...

somefella31‎, Today 05:14 AM
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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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Titan T-2 Power Rack

After some research I decided to the the Titan T-2 POWER RACK. Building a home gym and a budget. Seems like a decent piece of equipment for the price. Anyone else have this one?

adamgentile‎, 05-19-2018 06:01 AM
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2" hole spacing vs 1" spacing on a power rack

I'm debating between the Rogue RM-4 and RML-490 power racks. I like everything about the RM-4 but it has 2" hole spacing rather than 1" westside spacing like the RML-490. My current rack has 3" spacing and I absolutely hate it. I have two benches and I can't use one of them for bench press...

LAGear‎, 05-22-2018 11:10 AM
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Barbell upgrade - worth the cash?

I have a 25mm 6.6 foot 15kg womans stainless barbell with passive knurl and no centre knurl. When i started my home gym i bought it because my wife wanted it. My question is, should i upgrade to a rogue power bar, or similar, and why? I do squats, bench press, deadlifts, barbell row. My...

dustman007‎, 05-18-2018 08:09 PM
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Bench905 Home Gym Build/Transformation Thread

Hey guys. Thought I'd post a timeline/transformation of my build. April 2016 Moved to a new house. My wife and I wanted to move, but we were barely looking and hadn't even listed our house yet. Well, I found a house that hit a ton of our wish list points and one of main selling points was...

Bench905‎, 03-30-2018 08:20 AM
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Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar Review

Hey everyone, I just published a review of the Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar if anyone is interested in reading. Overall, I'm definitely a fan of the bar. I doubt I'll use it much on deadlifts, but I like it a lot on squats and bench. ...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-11-2018 12:07 PM
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Vulcan Strength Stainless Steel Power Bar & Calibrated PL Plates

I just left Vulcan's facility and I was able to see their new calibrated powerlifting plates as well as the new stainless power bar. I have to say, I am more and more impressed with what they are doing. The stainless bar is really nice looking and the knurl is fantastic. It's aggressive, but...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-23-2018 10:56 AM
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Poll Poll: Keep or sell?

So I missed out on the 50 pound the block dumbbells (all black powerblocks) years ago for $40 about 1 1/2 hours away from me. They had no colorful markers for the weight sizes but they were $40! I found these the other day for $50 (the slight rust is because it was pouring rain and the guy...

matrix563‎, 05-19-2016 05:03 PM
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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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Small Home Assisted Weight Machine?

Does anyone know of a small assisted weight machine? Preferably something small enough to just sit in a doorway while using a pull-up bar. I don't have a gym membership and don't have room for a big machine... I have accessory nerve damage resulting in a floating scapula which makes...

DizzyDev‎, Yesterday 09:03 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 02:27 PM
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Building my home gym

Do I need a squat rack if I can get dumbells up to 100 kg? Im currently thinking of buying up to 50 kg dumbells but can go for more when I get stronger. Like do I need a squat rack and a barbell if I can do dumbell squats and deadlifts...Another question is would a wrist strap be beneficial for me...

sidstar1991‎, 05-15-2018 04:16 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 07:30 PM
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