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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 08:36 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 07:22 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 09:33 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 08:30 PM
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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 07:31 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 04:22 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 12:03 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 03:56 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 09:12 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 07:53 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 03:27 PM
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Cybex 530t belt maintenance?

I bought 2 of these machines used from a local gym and 1 belt is torn. The other belt still is in good condition and so is the wood deck. Cybex will not assist as its discontinued. What can I use for belt lube/wax with a wood deck?

Dblake‎, Yesterday 06:52 PM
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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, 06-25-2017 11:39 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 11:56 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 09:28 PM
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Kabuki Strength Power and Squat Bars

Kabuki has been hinting at their upcoming power bar for some time now and they just recently announced that they will be releasing a squat bar along with it. A little bird told me (i.e. the Kabuki CS lol) that the pre-order for both should go live either late this week or early next with a 12...

jimbuick‎, 08-07-2017 10:31 PM
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home gym... trap bar?

I have a barbell... is there any worth in buying a trap bar? Im getting pain in my lower back when i do barbell deadlifts... it was suggested i try trap bar deadlifts instead. Weighing up the investment... though ive already spent $120 on physio for stiff lower back... a trap bar is $200... if...

dustman007‎, 02-22-2018 05:06 AM
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Unhappy ProForm treadmill with iFit + Polar HRM H7 not pairing

Has anyone had this issue with your equipment? I am pretty sure the Polar H7 is compatible since instruction booklet says it will pair with all Smart HRMs. I've already talked with ProForm Support but those guys are really lost. Maybe is something simple I am not doing or maybe really the H7...

PhoenixMX‎, Today 07:00 AM
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Calling all users info on RhinoFlex ...bull or badass?

I know we have discused this before Christmas but i wanted to see what feedback has been. I believe there are a few members who have tried or use this bar, MGM and Narc may have one. I would also like to know if any regulars can at least give second hand feedback if they dont have one but know of...

Hardgains88‎, 02-22-2018 06:40 AM
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Roberts Big Wheel?

Anyone know anything about these plates?

MyTatlas‎, Yesterday 08:27 AM
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Posture-Correcting Braces: What to look for/can anyone recommend one?

Classic sloped shoulders, poor posture from computer many hours/day for many years. I actually do a ton of pulling, more than push, but it's still a problem. Got a good stretching/band routine before and after I've started doing, but I'm thinking of getting a posture-correcting brace, and...

ratpiggy‎, 02-21-2018 11:44 PM
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Buffalo Bar

With all the negative commentary lately on Kabuki bars, I was curious if anyone has any experience with other buffalo bars? I've high bar squatted most my training life and just recently started trying out low bar. I seem to have poor mobility and stretch in my shoulders because anything above...

DieselJustin‎, 02-21-2018 12:51 PM
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Doorway pull up bar adjustable length?

How strong is the pull up bar that doesnt need to be hook to the top of the door frame? Anyone used it before? Im planning to buy one

PataDeLoah‎, Yesterday 11:12 PM
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Bull Powerlifting

Does anyone on the forums have any experience with products from this Japan-based manufacturer? Inner Strength Products ( started carrying some of their equipment, and I'm curious...

sm1ke‎, Yesterday 01:34 PM
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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 10:28 PM
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Differences between the Ohio power bar and rogue westside power bar

What are they? Seems to me they are the same bar w a different finish? Anything I’m missing?

tombro‎, Yesterday 11:53 AM
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Following up on a previous thread looking to upgrade my power rack, I contacted some of the major companies to get quotes. EliteFTS still hasn't responded to me, Legend put together a fairly decent quote, but they didn't offer safety straps on the rack I wanted nor were they willing to make a...

SlopDrop‎, 09-13-2017 07:28 AM
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Wall mountable multi grip pull up bar

Anyone have one? A guy near me was selling 3 of the Valor fitness versions for $150 on CL. So mad I missed it. Anyways I didn't even know they were a thing until I saw that ad. After searching they don't seem to be too...

magicmatt‎, 02-22-2018 05:19 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 05:23 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 11:30 AM
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Cool The 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'

First there was the 'Equipment Crew'... ...then there was the 'York Crew'... ...followed by the Ivanko.. we have the 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'. This thread is for people that have decided to step away from the pre made and ordinary. Anyone that has decided that not having...

ProtienandIron‎, 04-07-2012 04:16 AM
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Crossrope - NOT CROSSFIT

Crossrope - NOT CROSSFIT! I knew about these for years, in fact I had dealings with the creator from the beginning at another forum. It took that long for me to finally place an order last night considering now I make jump roping a staple in my workouts whether it's a finisher or part of my...

fingerguy‎, 02-20-2018 06:04 AM
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Center Knurl

I have a Rogue Chan Bar as well as a Vulcan Elite V3 28mm bushing barbell which both have a nice passive center knurl that aids with both front and back squats. I am ready to purchase a dedicated power bar and I had my eye on the new SS Vulcan Power Bar (before the power lifting mark fiasco) but I...

Robb856‎, 02-22-2018 07:54 AM
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Anyone know any deals on trap bars (hex bar)?

I was planning on building farmers handles but thought why not just buy a trap bar since I can do farmers walks with that and trap bar deadlifts. Anyone know of any deals on trap bars right now? No more than $120 please. Thank you.

merl227‎, 02-17-2018 06:52 PM
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