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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 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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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 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: 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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'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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Belt Squats As Opposed To Leg Presses

I had to screenshot the topic question I had because of the server acting up... Any insight/thoughts on this exercise selection replacement is appreciated.

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-02-2020 07:31 AM
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Thumbs down Review: Awful experience with the 7.00in. Olympic Adapter (pair) from Yukon Fitness

7.00in. Olympic Adapter (pair) ( Recently, I put in an order for 7.00in. Olympic Adapter (pair). I finally got around to getting them installed and I'm frankly extremely disappointed in the quality and craftsmanship of these adapters. 1)...

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Squat rack on a tile floor

I'm about to pull the trigger on the REP PR-5000 V2 Power Rack and about 300 lbs of bumper plates. I can't bolt it to the floor, so I'm also getting the Front Extensions. It's going on a tile floor. I don't want to destroy the tiles. What would be the ideal thing to put on the floor to protect the...

Prozach2‎, Yesterday 07:29 AM
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RepFitness PR-5000 Lat Attachment with weight stack

Hi, i'm designing my new home gym around the Rep PR-5000v2. they sell a lat/low row attachment for the rack, but i don't really want a plate-loaded design. I have this type of setup now on a different machine and it's just tedious. I could purchase a separate lat pulldown machine, but i'm...

cruss575‎, Yesterday 05:33 AM
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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 AM
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Fitness China?

Has anyone ever ordered workout equipment from a website called Fitness-China? Is it legit? Prices seem a little suspect or too good to be true.

Giode‎, 04-11-2021 06:05 PM
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Offered a free Bowflex - Worth the space?

Hello everyone, I'm moving into my first house (yay) and have been offered a free Boxflex from a relative. They've had it for awhile (~10 years maybe), so is an older model and would likely take up some decent space. I was previously planning on getting a power rack/cage for my garage for my...

Tohsy‎, 04-11-2021 07:31 PM
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EliteFTS Swiss bar weld splatter

With BF deal I picked up a EFTS swiss bar, but kind shocked with the amount of weld splatter on it. Has anyone else had this issue with their swiss/football bars?

Icey101‎, 12-07-2014 04:41 AM
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Rogue specialty bar questions

I’ve always noticed these ,but never paid much attention. I think the angle of the grip would be a nice change for benching to change things up a bit . But my main question is for squatting . I find I sprain my hands as I squat , and...

MajorTendonitis‎, 04-04-2021 10:10 PM
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Experience buying from REP Fitness

A few months ago I spoke with a lady from REP fitness about ordering a 0-50 Urethane DB set and a DB rack. She said they had the items I wanted in stock, requested some information from me, and that's the last I heard from them. It's been two months. I've tried calling, emailing, contacting them...

Prozach2‎, 04-02-2021 01:14 PM
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football bar

Decided to get my first specialty bar. I really don't have any experience with football bars, But thinking of getting one and right now am stuck between Edge slim football bar and elitefts American cambered grip bar. I like slim design of edge one but also that extra range of motion on elitefts. ...

alen129‎, 04-08-2021 05:08 PM
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Weighted Helmet

Does anyone know where I could buy a helmet with a weight horn, or three, for neck training? I think it would be much more effective than a neck harness. Most of the ones I keep finding are home made. I did find a weighted helmet by TITLE, but it is not loadable. A few pictures of what I...

eatingoatmeal‎, 04-08-2021 08:58 PM
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Need opinions on shoulder press machines

Hey all , if I don’t end up installing a True leg press machine in the corner of my gym, I’m seriously considering getting a stack loaded shoulder press machine instead . I would prefer to stay away from plate loaded machines , as I’m trying to maximize the amount of room I have left in the corner...

MajorTendonitis‎, 04-10-2021 11:06 AM
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spider bar, anyone?

I have an old cambered bar I'm going to transform into one of these, since I seem to be unable to get any kind of reasonable quote for a real one. Does anyone own one, I'd like an idea of the angle for the yoke. Worse case I can measure what's comfortable on my ssb and just use that.

Mech6‎, 04-10-2021 08:43 AM
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Any thoughts on Magnum Hack squat machine

I’m almost giving up on combo leg press /hack squat machines , as I think you compromise by having a dual machine. Seems like they always have design flaws , so I’m debating to either purchase a dedicated hack squat machine , or leg press machine, but I’m leaning more towards a hack squat . ...

MajorTendonitis‎, 04-01-2021 11:19 PM
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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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40+ pound ankle weights?

I'm doing reverse hypers in my rack by leaning over a pole with 10 pound ankle weights. I don't like how bands feel in this setup, and am looking to strap more weight around my feet. Looking online, there don't appear to be ankle weights over 15 pounds. Any ideas on how to strap more weight on?...

sh4mike‎, 04-09-2021 07:20 AM
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Massage Gun Recommendations??

Hi, hope this is the right forum to ask, but besides the Theragun and the Hypervolt (and a homemade jigsaw), has anyone tried a massage gun that they really like? Looking for something to assist recovery. Thanks in advance.

benchill‎, 01-28-2020 08:29 AM
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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, 03-26-2017 05:06 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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Shoulder finally took a recent hit: Bar recommendations for squatting

Looks like I may have a shoulder issue that may require some rehab. Would like to keep squatting. Have the EliteFTS SSB and Mech Belt squat. Debating if this is enough or if I should consider something that is closer to a low bar squat (Kabuki Transformer or Marrs Bar). I've been pretty...

cwcmac‎, 04-07-2021 10:53 AM
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Thinking about a Rogue squat bar....

Don't really need one. I already have a 32mm York Power Bar. It has no whip so fine for squats but the knurling is not super great. But that Rogue Stainless Steel Squat Bar with full sleeve to sleeve aggressive knurling is calling to me. LOL. Anyone have one? Thoughts? It's pricey...

-=FLEX=-‎, 04-04-2021 03:55 PM
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Basketball Court Install

After years of waiting we have finally decided to go ahead and add a major new pieces to our home a backyard basketball court. Yesterday they came to grade the area and form it out. Court is a 30' x 30', Today they got it poured and broom finished, 15 yards of...

turbolsxstang‎, 12-29-2020 02:52 PM
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