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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: 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: 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 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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Power Rack for a Canuck

Hi to all, I have looked through many of these forums and I find myself in a similar challenging situation to other Canadians - limited (reduced?) access to quality lifting equipment relative to our American neighbours. I am specifically looking for a high quality power rack. Specifically...

BossMD‎, 09-13-2020 04:06 PM
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Pipe to buy for standard oly collars - DIY dumbbell

I've been trying to convince myself to order a Rogue loadable dumbbell handle, but the price is pretty steep for my use. Considering I mostly just want to do pullovers and don't need a knurled handle, I'm thinking DIY might work fine. If possible, I'd like to use standard olympic collars, which...

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Home gym flooring and protection of the concrete below

A lot of fitness companies sell rubber flooring, coming in several thicknesses in particular for protecting the concrete floor if weights are dropped. Sometimes a force reduction value is given, but most of the time there is no technical information of how well it protects your concrete floor. ...

sarahm9‎, Today 02:34 PM
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Thumbs down Titan Lat Pulldown Price

Have been curious with this unit for a while.. However, with our current situation with supply / demand, the price has gone from 999 to 1099 to 1299 and still not available. Guessing they either get some in and sell quick or have just been out. Also, given the free shipping and fairly consistent...

NHAngler‎, Today 07:05 AM
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Thoughts on a home gym leg press/hack squat/other exercise if applicable machine?

Hey all, I definitely do not plan on getting any other big pieces of equipment for awhile as I await 1-2 months for my power rack and functional trainer and get that all set up and going, but I'm curious what people's thoughts are regarding a combo leg press/hack squat as this is the one other...

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What are the considerations for a functional trainer?

Hey all, You probably saw this thread coming. I've got (or at least ordered) the basics and am now looking at getting a functional trainer (or perhaps a Tonal????? - just kidding on that, would like to wait until it's out awhile longer before putting faith in it but the option to adjust...

Heisman2‎, 09-14-2020 07:13 PM
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Are these plates any good?

There is a local small gym liquidating their equipment, which I bought some pieces. I saw the plates in the pictures below while I was there but didn't purchase them, as I am not familiar with the manufacturer of the plate (Power Systems and X Training Equipment) or the style of the plate either. ...

pama0605‎, 09-16-2020 04:44 PM
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Help Attaching UHMW to Spotter Arms with Screws

I had to get some custom spotter arms made and they didn't come with UHMW strips on top. I ordered some UHMW and cut them to size myself. I drilled three holes in the UHMW strip and used those holes as a pilot/guide to drill holes on the top of my spotter arm. Not sure what happened, but the...

GreatSeany‎, 09-17-2020 09:17 PM
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Highest quality Dumbbells?

Hi guys, decided to sign-up for the forum here looking to cut some major covid weight off. I'm looking for a couple of pairs of dumbbells, price isn't an issue (trying to invest in my health). Doing some search I see couple of of the Eleiko's and Hamptonfit are in stock even though they are quite...

pbwwj‎, 08-30-2020 11:08 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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Who Makes Good Rack-Mounted Dumbbell Spotter Cradles?

I'd like some dumbbell cradles, maybe spotter is the wrong term. I picked up some Rogue loadable dumbbells and they hold up to 135 pounds each. I can't press 135 pounds yet, or anywhere near that and I'm old so I want to avoid injury. My idea is for a rack mounted device that I can load the first...

hglip‎, 09-17-2020 10:01 PM
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Help identify rack and bar...

I purchased these on the cheap when a guy moving sold off all his weight equipment he apparently had set up for the local HS football team in his large shop. The rack was two hundred, the bar fifty and the plates fifty cents a pound...I kinda went overboard. Anyway the rack has holes for an...

TomGallopavo‎, 09-17-2020 09:30 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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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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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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What kind of rubber mat should I choose for deadlifts? Is 15mm thick enough?

I have a small home gym on the second floor of my house, it's a granite floor. I've been doing 70 KG (154 pound) deadlifts (3 sets of 15 reps), I want to buy a rubber mat before increasing the weights on deadlift. I have weights that add up to 150 KG (330 Pounds). I don't plan to lift more than 330...

TwoStarPie‎, 09-12-2020 10:18 AM
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Creating a home gym in my basement. One of the rooms used to be a bedroom, so it has carpet down and I plan to make it my gym room. The carpet is soft, but somewhat firm. Will this work? Or is this a no no? Should I plan to get interlocking mats?

Derek2010‎, 09-15-2020 06:17 AM
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Anyone order from Fitness Factory?

Did a quick search on this forum about them but nothing recent. Was browsing their site and I might buy some stuff from them. Just feeling a little iffy considering how "affordable" their shipping is and everything listed is about "average" price in this time. Just curious if anyone has purchased...

Barcode120x‎, 09-14-2020 12:33 PM
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Titan, repfitness, rogue or any other for home gym???

Hello guys, I need your help to find the right equipment for home gym. I already ordered T3 series power rack from Titan. I'm looking for barbell, adjustable bench, weight palates (4 - 45 lbs, 2- 25 lb, 2 - 10 lbs, 2 - 5 lbs, 2- 2.5 lbs). What would you guys recommend? Thank you in...

bodylikethorss‎, 09-15-2020 08:17 PM
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"Again Faster" power racks? UK

Just got a fresh house but since I'm in the UK I'm stuck with a measly 5m x 2.5m garage to turn into the gym. Since we don't need it for the car or much else I'm looking at getting a smallish power rack with a "spud" style pulley and 6ft bar against the back wall (can move to a 7ft bar for...

Burg9‎, 09-16-2020 05:39 AM
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Thumbs up RESTORATION: Ivanko Pro-Style Rubber Dumbbells. (( IvankoBarbellCo Where are you? ))

I bought these 5-100 dumbbells in 5lb increments at a great price due to the condition, and I want to semi-restore them. I believe they are older models because the handle feels to be 27mm. I do not want to put too much money into them because I might flip them down the road for a profit, but for...

Conquer92‎, 02-22-2014 01:47 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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power rack in a condo?

I'm moving to a new condo in a couple months .. it a 1+1 bed unit and I was wondering if it okay to put my power rack in the den? the condo building is concrete and steel bar style building. I'm planning to put plywood and 3/4" rubber mat on top of hardwood flooring and also putting a piece of...

raptors87‎, 09-03-2020 12:22 AM
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Stand Strong - Squat Support

First off, though it may appear to be, this is NOT an advertisement. Just got an email about this product called a 'Stand Strong', and it looks interesting to me (as someone who's squat form sucks royally). It's described as a 'Sling Shot for the Squat', and is designed to give additional...

CW47‎, 09-14-2020 02:51 PM
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will new rubber mats stain floor?

Got a bunch of the rubber horse stall mats from Rural King. They are laid out on my patio now to get some sun and get rid of the smell. I was wondering about stains though. If I lay the mats on wood flooring, will it stain the floor over time?

grey27‎, 09-14-2020 08:09 AM
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