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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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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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Puregym staff asking to take my dumbell (right or wrong)

Hi Seeking some advise on who right in this situation. I was using a 5kg dumbell for side lateral exercise, i had not even done one set. I was approached by a pure gym member of staff how long you got left on the dumbells as there no 5kg dumbells in the woman section. The staff told me to use a...

nanu101‎, Today 10:10 AM
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Gym Temperature

Hi guys, Not sure if this is the right section for this topic but not sure where else to post. What does everyone think the temperature in the gym should be? I work out in a residential gym within my apartment complex and it just feels too hot. According to the thermometer in the gym it...

ekulzards‎, Yesterday 11:32 PM
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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 06:38 AM
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Rogue Monster Lat Pulldown purchase

So I received a rogue Monster lat pull down and thought I'd share some thoughts as I couldn't find a lot of information when I was mulling this purchase for the past two years. I've been buying Rogue for years and I am generally a fan. 1. It was expensive, just a little less than $3500. 2....

tjp15785‎, 02-07-2018 05:51 PM
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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 08:30 PM
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Let's see your KG plates!

Some recent threads got me thinking about Olympic plates in kilogram (KG, Kg, or kg) weights. Here in 'Murica, we often talk about plates with Imperial system (pounds) weights, but not everybody is from 'Murica. And you all don't necessarily have plates in pounds. So, let's see your Kg plates! ...

AttyGuy‎, 03-01-2014 06:33 AM
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My recent builds

I'm getting too many emails asking "what can I do", so I tought I'd put these in the same thread. These are just final (or close to final) pictures. No descriptions. Questions welcome. Racks and benches

Mech6‎, 12-11-2013 09:17 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 03:27 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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Bells of Steel Premium Safety Squat Bar

Any reviews for the Bells of Steel Premium Safety Squat bar? This one looks better than the Titan. Next time it goes on sale for $199, probally going to snatch it up.

ParxPoker‎, Yesterday 03:44 AM
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Anyone have thoughts/experience with Ivanko SDH-U adjustable dumbbell?

I'm currently using some old 1" spinlock adjustable dumbbells. I wrapped some hockey tap around the grip to thicken it and eliminate the awful aggressive knurling. The DBs work fine and I like the security of the spinlock, but it is a bit time consuming to change weights/ I don't do rapid sets...

VTLifts‎, 12-03-2019 09:29 AM
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Abduction Equipment - Chest Expanders

I have used the old spring and rubber chest expanders in the past but is there an expander that allows my hands to start closer together? I recently purchased this hydraulic pressure arm which gives a very good pump when I compress the legs together, but there is no abduction when I pull the legs...

William2018‎, Yesterday 06:32 PM
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PowerBlock EXP series, Elite Series or IronMaster?

Love my 5-50 individual set but with looking at relocating it it time to seriously consider downsizing where I can. I’ve had some of the PowerBlock Sports but they were a smaller set and had smaller handles wasn’t thrilled. The Elites have a bigger handle and now PowerBlock has the EXP series that...

CraigThoreson‎, 08-16-2018 09:08 PM
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Go to FID Bench with TDS Power Rack

Which FID Bench is good with TDS Power Rack?

Gkym28‎, 12-03-2019 11:12 PM
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Black Friday 2019 Wish List

Rogue will kicking off it's Matte Black Friday tomorrow a few weeks early. Let's start our wish list of things you are looking forward to buying this year.

StrongME2‎, 10-31-2019 05:18 AM
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Open Trap Bar / Hex Bar 3.0 – Rotating Sleeves By B.o.S.

Anyone own a Bells Of Steel open trap bar??? Reviews? Thanks

ParxPoker‎, 12-04-2019 06:02 PM
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Stiffest Wrist Wraps?

I have a wrist injury I am trying to work around, currently have a pair of basic wrist wraps and I just double up on the injured wrist but I have a feeling I could get something nicer that would provide more support. Any suggestions?

ncsuLuke‎, 12-04-2019 02:36 PM
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Titan Pro Sled System

I had planned to but the rogue with their black friday deal but they changed the price in my cart so I ended up buying the Titan. This is more for my son to be honest, he is 15 and a serious baseball player. I have had mixed luck with Titan and with Alan Thrall having bad **** to say about it I...

tmonkey‎, 11-30-2019 10:46 AM
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Poll Poll: Which powerblock would you get now

If you had the chance to get a powerblock now assuming you didn’t have any which would you prefer? A. Powerblock elite - with the normal cage style B. Powerblock exp with the open cage style As far as I know exp is same as sport exp besides the color. Someone correct me if I am wrong. ...

NiR‎, 12-01-2019 10:57 AM
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Weightlifting belt vs powerlifting belt?

Or in other words: A belt that's the same width all around, or a belt that's thicker in the back and thinner in the front? Which one should i get? I read that the one with the same width all around is mostly for powerlifters who squat and deadlift heavy, and that the one with the wide back is...

backinthegymbro‎, 12-02-2019 01:10 PM
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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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sorinex racks

Hey I know sorinex racks are 3x3 1inch holes, but are they 2 inches spaced apart center to center? I'm trying to see if their wrist roller attachment will fit my Rogue RM-6.

HeavyIron8‎, 12-03-2019 02:19 PM
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Gym flooring recommendations

I just built a new home gym in my basement (21’ x 16’) and I’d like to put some sort of rubber flooring down (concrete floor). I’m torn between the rubber roles/mats and rubber tiles. I have basic weight lifting equipment including a rack of dumbells, cage, lat pull down machine and a...

lpaul626‎, 12-01-2019 05:12 PM
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Troy HO Series plates vs. Troy PO Series plates?

My general understanding is that these two series of plates are more or less identical, specs-wise — except for their respective colors (i.e., HO Series is hammertone gray, and PO Series is black). That being said, I've read at least a few past comments that have said that the hole on the PO series...

vintage50plate‎, 12-02-2019 02:19 PM
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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 11:22 AM
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