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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: Pic's and discussion of your "Home Gym"

Lets see where you work out. Mine;

Rocket‎, 12-18-2005 08:49 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 06:22 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 3)

The last thread got up over 10,000 posts with too many people asking if they should pick up the bowflex down the street, so it's time to start a new one. Let's all keep our eyes open for the shake weights for .20/lb, strap on our Chucks, and speed away on our unicycles for those sweet pick ups....

aclockworkoi‎, 05-09-2014 11:16 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: Spam Threads and Posts

Just a reminder; this time of year, more and more spammers will be attempting to promote their junk and/or websites in this forum. Don't quote or reply to such posts or threads; simply use the 'report' function, and moderators will deal with them. Thanks.

ironwill2008‎, 11-23-2016 07:12 AM
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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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REP AB-3100 Coming Soon!

Whoa, that price tag @ $179!!!! We may get a quality bench for the crowd looking for something around $200, watch out Powerblock Sportbench.... Features Include: 50"(total pad length) x 11.75"(pad) x 17"(top of pad in flat position) (LxWxH) 11 gauge frame, 1,000 lb weight capacity...

urbanlifter‎, 06-23-2017 06:31 AM
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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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Farmers Bars

I have a pair of farmers bars I grabbed off craigslist but have a few issues I'm hoping to solve with my next upgrade. 1) The bars were clearly made by some dude in his garage and my tight fitting bumpers and change plates don't fit. 2) My wife uses the bars, but being that shes only using...

Dont Want None‎, 06-20-2017 08:50 AM
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Which Rogue Bar for me?

I posted a thread earlier today about a budget barbell. I sold my hex bolt bar today for a decent price, and I need to buy a new bar asap. I was originally considering the Ethos and the CAP OB-86. However, the more research I do on the CAP (which will cost me $140), the more interested I become...

FlaAtty‎, Yesterday 06:05 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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DIY dip bars idea sound good?

I'm an engineer and I enjoy making stuff, especially if it turns out to be useful. I recently decided to start making gym equipment for my home gym and started with a wall mounted pull up bar which is now finished, fitted and awesome (in my opinion). Next on the list was something to do dips...

SteveMcs‎, 06-22-2017 01:54 PM
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Question 2nd hand power rack - should I buy this?

This is a 2nd hand rack proposed by a guy next to my town (remove spaces)... https ://www . leboncoin . fr/sports_hobbies/1152113445.htm?ca=16_s I live in France (but not French :P ), the stuff I can find looks more expensive than the US. How would you judge this? It costs 500EUR new, it's...

FallingBridge‎, 06-24-2017 08:36 AM
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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, Yesterday 10:39 PM
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Homemade equipments. Looking for advice for 1.

Hi there guys. I have a homemade gym with different stuff, I mostly made from wood and they all work great. For ex. I have made my bench after this model: (see first image) just way more stronger :D What I need atm is a leg press and I came upon this picture on google: (2nd image) Do...

Ady20‎, 06-20-2017 08:08 AM
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New DSG ETHOS Power Rack & Bench

What do you all think about this, is Dick's making an ACTUAL attempt to sell higher quality equipment? At first glance I thought maybe it's cheap material, but the weight on the bench and rack seems pretty solid (28lbs heavier than a Rogue R4). Front safety spotters, pin-pipe safeties, gusseted...

urbanlifter‎, 04-13-2017 11:20 AM
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Protect Carpet from Dumbbell - Memory Foam Kitchen Mat

I have a few sets of dumb bells ranging from 30-45lbs that I need to protect from carpet over a concrete slab. Would a basic memory foam kitchen mat work? In a perfect world, it would leave no imprint on the mat nor the carpet but I can't have the carpet damaged or imprinted at all. Any help is...

sagosto63‎, 06-23-2017 08:07 PM
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Question Standard bar on olympic bench?

Thats the question.. I have a bunch of standard weights and bars. I've been searching for a bench and found a great one, but it is olympic. Dont really want to buy new, more expensive weights and bars.. so, will a standard bar work with an olympic bench or should I rethink this? Thanks in...

AES4000‎, Yesterday 03:42 PM
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Thoughts on the ETHOS barbell - $130 at DSG (vs Cap budget king or ???)

I know the Ethos Brand is relatively new to the scene, but I'm wondering what you all think of it based on the description below and or any personal experience. From the DICK's SPORTING GOODS website: Product Information: Built with a 1,000 lb. max load capacity, the ETHOS® 7’ Olympic...

FlaAtty‎, Yesterday 12:24 PM
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Workout Equipment Hogs??? Whats up with that??

Im at this new gym and it seems a lot of the patrons of the gym like to talk to there buddies laugh and joke around while sitting on gym equipment not doing anything else. A lot of the people there like to watch movies and chat on there cell phones for long periods of time on gym equipment even...

dandyrandy1‎, Yesterday 04:10 PM
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Cool My new bench

Long story short, my old bench (BodyFitness folding model) failed on me while doing dumbbell bench presses (150lbs per arm). The 1/2" thick plywood backing for the pads cracked in half, and I was fortunate enough to be able to drop the weights and move quickly. Despite the manufacturer noting...

Iaxx‎, 06-14-2017 08:11 AM
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Question Small Space Equipment/Site recommendations?

Happy Friday! I will be moving into an apartment soon and will need to be able to do a basic daily workout at home. I need to pick up a decent set of dumbbells but I am used to going to the gym so I am clueless when it comes to home equipment. Just figured I'd see what recommendations you...

Ir0nhide‎, 06-24-2017 01:52 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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Leveling lat pulldown and rack

Just wanted to confirm the following plan. 1. Lat pulldown. I need to level it due to moving rods. With 2% slope in my garage and 60" length of the machine I need to add shims in front for about 1.2". For this I will get 1" sheet of UMMW plastic and anchors. How long should the anchors be if I...

jmb66‎, 06-16-2017 12:18 PM
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Titan Fitness Customer Service

Have any of you bought something from this company, had an issue with something and tried talking to their customer service and had a problem? Bought a product, received 3/4 of said product, contacted CS multiple times and received automated reply with "we will contact you in 24-48 hours" and...

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Posing suits for very small waists

Hay anyone know of where I can get a posing suit for a 25" waist ? I find small cut off the circulation to my thighs practically but a medium just about falls off my waist. Even the small around the waist is pretty giving.

Dhcomet‎, 06-24-2017 06:08 PM
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Gloves for light weights?

I bought Gold Gym's Elite Wrist Wrap Gloves since the dumbbells hurt my hands. The thing is, I'm brand new to weight lifting and can barely do 3 sets of 8 dumbbell curls using 25 lbs. Will I look like a fool using these $20 gloves on tiny weights?

Fettyboiii‎, 06-21-2017 10:15 AM
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Cool Gloves or other chalk alternative for grip and keeping hands dry

I have about 4 sets of 18"/24" dumbbells which cover all my various exercises (DB squats, deads, curls, military press, etc). I typically use just chalk (I buy a large piece online, put it in a thick freezer bag, and whack at it with a rubber hammer until it's dust), and store it in a giant Folgers...

Iaxx‎, 06-23-2017 08:38 PM
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Slingshot used too much for volume @ low weight, can separate triceps?

Guy @ gym who informed me about SlingShot. Tried for just 1 set and felt great. However, he said, "Don't use it too much, especially @ low weight + volume, because it can separate your triceps." ??? He's a big guy who is generally very knowledgeable. Seemed weird to me, though, maybe he...

ratpiggy‎, 06-20-2017 09:35 PM
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Angry protein fluff recipie?

No idea what I’m doing wrong; it just keeps turning out bubbly and thin (and not filling at all). Recipie I’ve been using is: - 25g protein - 120ml almond milk - 120g blueberries - 1/2tsp xanthum Cheers. Really want a max volume recipie that’s sooo much thicker (as ive managed it in the...

Climbergains‎, 06-24-2017 10:21 PM
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Budget Home gym

Hi, the nearest gym is a long way from where I live so I think the best option is a home gym in my garage. The room is about 15*10ft so there's enough space as long as I buy the correct equipment. I'm also a student so I don't have a lot of money btw. This is what I've already got in there: ...

person31‎, 06-24-2017 11:57 AM
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