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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: 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 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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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: 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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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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Make China poor again

Rogue has new made in USA kettlebells Golden Cast Iron also has made in USA dumbbells and kettlebells

keyboardworkout‎, Today 10:17 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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Question Opinions on Troy's urethane plates

Looking for a set of urethane plates. These supposedly have +/- 2% accuracy. I found a 345 lbs set for $1150 shipped. (4) 45’s, (2) 35’s, (2) 25’s, (2) 10’s, (4) 5’s, (2) 2.5’s Anyone recommend this brand?

amrogers3‎, 06-27-2020 09:42 PM
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Kabuki Strength Transformer Bar Review...not a Coop Review

Full disclosure, I've always been intrigued with the concept of the Transformer Bar as some are aware. The ability to adjust the sleeve loading positions to me forward and backward and up and down could allow for some really interesting training options, sort of like having multiple bars in one. So...

MGM711‎, 06-15-2020 07:53 PM
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Prime Fitness Single Stack (plate loaded & selectorized)

Anyone had an experience with the Prime Fitness Single Stack? Both the pin selector and plate version seem solid. My only concern is the quality of the cables and pulleys. I dont have any experience with this company, and can't find many reviews online. The idea of a fixed lat pulldown AND...

Hayden322‎, 07-08-2020 03:35 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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Genesis Deadlift Jack

Has anyone seen this? TShXyY6ZtdU Curious what you guys think of the design. I have a normal deadlift jack. I prefer that design to this design, but there's a lot of pros to this one & it's less than a 1/4 of the price of the Rogue HD Bar Jack....

Synthetickiller‎, 12-23-2017 03:17 PM
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New gym only has smith machines, not sure how to use them.

Hello, Can anyone give me advice on things I can do on smith machines, and not what to do on smith machines? I've looked up videos before going to my new gym, but when I got to the gym I was so confused... I spent like 10 minutes trying to figure out how to position the bench and all this crap....

2RDEYE‎, 07-08-2020 04:55 PM
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Intek Urethane plates

Anyone used Intek urethane plates before and can provide some feedback on if they good or not?

amrogers3‎, Yesterday 11:41 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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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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Oly Plate Loaded Pully System

Forgive me if this has been posted before but thoughts on a setup like this? If not this one, something...

IronKrazy‎, 07-07-2020 01:35 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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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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Gym Build - First time Home Gym

Ok all. I've been posting around here for a couple of months now deciding on different things for my home gym. It will be a fairly simple gym with just the necessities at first, but here's where I'm at. The gym will be going in an upstairs "bonus" room. For the past 7 years, it's been my...

litljay‎, 10-09-2017 11:11 AM
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Anyone microload with ironmasters (not magnetic platemate)?

I'm considering upgrading to ironmasters (whenever stock eventually returns), but one of the things I like about my current spinlocks is the ability to cheaply & easily microload as I bought wasters to weigh 0.5lbs per side and I have 1.25lb plates. Thus I can progressively overload in 1lb...

VTLifts‎, 07-07-2020 08:58 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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Matrix Varsity GHD

Pricey but really nice quality. Pads are Large and firm. I've drilled extra setting holes in the vertical adjustment and turned the foot pad piece upside down in order for the spring pin to be located near the bottom which gives me a higher maximum adjustment range upward for doing crunches. You...

PCRulesPSDrools‎, 07-07-2020 08:00 PM
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Curl bar - olympic sleeves & cable attachment?

First post... late to the party building a home gym and looking for a curl bar that I can use with 2" plates OR use with my cable machine (single hook). I searched the web (and this site) but couldn't find one. The closest thing I could find was the "ETE Olympic EYE curl bar", but it's not...

T1Ron‎, 07-07-2020 11:23 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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Poll Poll: The Going Back to Gym Poll -

Noting that I have done this before and it bombed as a topic, this time it is a Poll.

Stormbitch‎, 07-06-2020 04:53 AM
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Alloy Steel Olympic Barbell Bar (1000Lb)

Hey guys, Looking to buy a barbell and came across an Alloy Steel one. Never heard of or seen an alloy steel bar for sale before and wanted to know if anyone has any thoughts on it before I make a purchase. It also has Ni-P plating for rust protection, also couldnt find any other bars on the...

ThisDK‎, 07-06-2020 08:07 PM
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Best Massage Gun?

Anyone use a massage gun as part of their recovery regimen? I've heard some good things about them and am thinking about getting the Ekrin B37.

pjrulez‎, 06-26-2020 09:35 AM
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Replacement pad covers, DIY

Why order replacement pads from full circle when you can diy for more money and way more time. I have not used a sewing machine since home ec in junior high, but have been talking about getting one so my wife bought one for the holidays. I previously purchased replacement pads from full circle for...

EricAtl‎, 01-01-2020 05:54 PM
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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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