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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: 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: 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: 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: 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

I'm looking for some advise so I don't have to buy twice. My next purchase is a power rack. I'm strongly leaning towards the Rogue monster light flat foot rack. Did anyone get this rack and wish they went monster? I don't want a bolt down rack and just want something with a pull up bar. Maybe a...

TAWS6‎, 06-25-2020 09:22 AM
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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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'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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Hitting uprights walking out squat on Rogue Rack

I occasionally hit the uprights/jcup on my Rogue ML rack when I walk out my squats. Normally, it's not a big deal but i kind of had a freak accident today where I jarred my back pretty badly with a heavy barbell on my back. I'm thinking about maybe throwing a second set of lock-jaw collars on the...

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PowerBlock Elite Set 5-130 - What are the weight increments after 80#s?

I have the PowerBlock Elite Set 5-90 with the Elite Big Block Kit 8-11 and I'm trying to figure out the weight increments after 80#s? I assume Plate 8 is still 90#s with 2 adder weights right? Plates 9 - 11 are labeled as follows: 100, 110 and 125. Are these weights with an empty handle, 1 adder...

bdbc‎, 11-26-2007 11:13 AM
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Abit of a stupid question perhaps

Hey guys New to the forum and semi new to lifting, never lifted consistently and diet wasnt always good either now slowly trying to fix this I got some knowledge from lurking here, people I know and watch Now this might be a really stupid question, I know deadlifts are best performed with...

PitufoCanario‎, Yesterday 10:52 AM
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The PowerBlock Dumbbell Thread

Since there have been a lot of questions about the older, discontinued PowerBlocks, I thought a specific reference thread might be helpful. Specifications for the current PowerBlock dumbbells can be found on the company's website: Information about some of the older sets are...

morebarbell‎, 01-06-2014 03:41 PM
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Exclamation Deadlift & Squat, Metcon 5 vs PowerPerfect 3

I want to buy as fast as possible one of them and I can't decide cause both of them are great, please help me! Nike Metcon 5 vs Adidas Power Perfect III ?

LoveCraftVeins‎, Yesterday 05:05 AM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 06:40 AM
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Adding custom weight to adjustable dumbbells.

Hi I have some adjustable dumbbells and each dumbbell goes up in 2.5kg so it's a jump of 5kg when using both for an exercise. I'm looking for a way to add weight of around 1.25 to each dumbbell. So when i can't make the 5kg jump i can add the custom weight to it. The only thing I have seen is plate...

Dave1987‎, 06-26-2020 12:16 PM
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Smile Best Hand Strengtheners

Hello, does anyone have any recommendations for a great gripper or other related equipment? I'm looking for the perfect hand/finger/grip/wrist/forearm workouts. Any thoughts on Robert Baraban, Vatiz or IronMind's Captains of Crush? I do have the Captains of Crush trainer but it's time to move on....

GeminiBusiness‎, 06-26-2020 04:21 PM
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Hit a limit with my bench, looking for upgrades and option help.

Ok, let me start off with saying I have a set of rings that gives me enough of a challenge that my body weight is putting pushups into/above 1 rep max territory, so i'm not looking for the best for the price right now, what i'm looking for is when equipment comes down in price what to be looking...

alidan‎, 06-30-2020 06:29 PM
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Portable belt to anchor person to workout machines

I've been searching online and couldn't find any results on some sort of portable belt that can anchor you to a machine that doesn't have one. More specifically it's a decline press machine that I bought and can only do half the weight I can usually do at the gym because it doesn't have a belt and...

Phantom008‎, 06-26-2020 11:54 AM
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Moving gym from basement to garage -- recommendations?

So I am finally building a garage and moving my gym into a portion of it. I've got roughly 14x20' to work with. First, for those that have a garage gym -- what do you wish you had done? Besides ordering all new equipment :) Second, how have others moved their equipment? Yes I can move some...

grapegorilla‎, 06-30-2020 06:10 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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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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Incline / Decline Bench

Looking for a incline and decline bench. Saw the REP Fitness AB-3000 and Iron Master. Both under $300. Which one is the better deal?

IKEAbody‎, 06-30-2020 03:48 PM
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Dynamic Fitness and Strength

Anyone ever deal with them? Looks like they have nice modular racks along the lines of Rogue and Sorinex. I wonder if this is the company that makes the racks for Rep Fitness? 800 Wisconsin Street Building #8 Suite 101 Eau Claire, WI 54703

keyboardworkout‎, 11-04-2013 11:19 AM
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Center knurl barbell recommendation for hot gyms

I read Bobcats guide on barbells and there is some good information on I normally do compound movements, squat, bench, DLs, but no dynamic or crossfit lifts. It's a garage gym with no a/c and it's a humid climate here (Houston). Looking for a cerakote or SS so it wont rust in...

amrogers3‎, 06-30-2020 10:44 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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Poll Poll: Ironmasters vs Powerblocks?

i'll be ordering some dumbbells here in the next few weeks (hopefully) and was wondering which you would recommend for me based on my particular situation. A little about me: -27yo female. I'm not very strong and my weight generally fluctuates between 110-120lbs. Anything past maybe a 70-75lb...

Deadlift5‎, 06-01-2020 05:36 PM
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Best pad for hip thrusts?

At the point where my rolled up towels aren't doing an adequate job for barbell hip thrusts. So looking for good recommendations of a pad that fully protects, is durable and isn't awkward. A lot of pads out there with a lot of mixed reviews, especially once using heavier weight.

VTLifts‎, 06-29-2020 06:44 AM
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Lat pulldown transport

Question for the forum: Great commercial quality lat pulldown for sale in my area. Just wondering how I am going to move it. I would guess it weighs 500-600 lbs. How easy is it to disassemble the weight stack on these things?

BigSteve7856‎, 06-26-2020 05:27 AM
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Excited for cheap equipment in a year or 2

Anyone else looking forward to the inevitable flood of equipment to hit the marketplace when things return to normal?

Healzya‎, 06-28-2020 09:32 PM
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Anyone used Powerblocks?

Three different kinds of dumbbells, Pro, Sport, and USA Elite. Anyone used these and like them? Whats the difference between the types?

amrogers3‎, 06-28-2020 08:05 AM
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