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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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 07:22 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 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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ironmaster lottery

Has anyone participated in this and what should I expect? I am hoping to either purchase the Ironmaster 45 and an addon kit or heavy handle kit, or the regular Ironmaster 75 kit with stand. Is it structured as a cart option and then it assigns a lottery number?

ampire‎, 10-21-2020 02:35 PM
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Can I use any massager for sore legs???

Legs day, as always, gave me the sores, would you recommend using any massager ?

adamjason700‎, Today 03:38 AM
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Question Sorinex SS Bar or EliteFTS SS Bar?

Sorinex Safety Squat Bar $350 EliteFTS Safety Squat Bar $425 Can someone provide feedback between these two bars? Everything I could find when searching seemed outdated because people were saying the Sorinex bar was overpriced at $616 - it seems they've since changed their pricing. Anyway,...

HuginnOrMuninn‎, 02-28-2021 08:01 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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Review: X-Training 20kg Olympic Barbell

I'm reviewing the X-Training Weightlifting Bar found here: I got this bar for $119, shipped, during a flash sale before Black Friday. I got it to replace my bent generic bar to use in my power rack. I'm writing this review to give people...

BigAlexG‎, 01-29-2020 11:26 AM
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Best high-end curl bar?

I'm looking to replace my cheap curl bar with a good one that compliments the rest of my gear. I know basically every retailer is out of stock right now, but occasionally some pop up in stock for a very short period. I'm hoping to jump on that or possibly find a used bar. Most any high end bar...

Fat Ryan‎, Yesterday 11:11 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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Barbell hanger

Hi folks I’ve bought too many toys, and they don’t fit on my Rogue 6 bar gun rack. Heck of a problem. Unfortunately, I’m out of space. The only thing I can make work is to shift the straight bars to a vertical hanger on an open bit of wall (and it has to be a hanger, as opposed to the kind...

Corbets‎, Yesterday 11:00 PM
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Which leg curl would you get

I’ve been looking for a leg curl, missed out on some cybex kneeling plate loaded which is what I want. Also thought I could get an Atlantis prone selectorized, best of the best, but the seller was very flaky, never wanted to meet. There is a Hammer seated not far from me, frame in rough shape....

EricAtl‎, 01-22-2021 05:00 PM
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Weight of barbells

Yes I realise this will be a totally stupid question but here goes anyways. When you say how much you bench/lift it is the combination of both sides, so say you have 5kg on each side you would say 10kgs. Is this the same as with the fixed weight barbells? If I was using a 10kg (on each side)...

debrag1‎, 02-18-2013 12:53 PM
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New dumbbell rack - Rogue or something else?

I'm looking at getting a 15-pair set of pro-style round head dumbbells and a rack to go with them. I definitely want a rack with saddles and it can't be longer than 97". Rogue's rack is priced right and fits the bill at $1,170 shipped to me. ...

radrd‎, 02-28-2021 01:47 PM
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AirDyne Questions

I'm interested in getting an AirDyne bike for HIIT and have been looking around the local used market. Some are clearly older than others, but from my limited knowledge...they all work and really haven't changed too much since first coming out in 1978. My main question is: what model is the most...

hockeyplayer45‎, 09-07-2017 07:15 PM
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Swiss Cheese Style Power Rack

I'm having a friend make me a squat rack, and I've run into some trouble. He's using 3"*3", 11 guage tube steel for the uprights, and he made a mistake. I'd like some opinions if it's salvageable or should just be redone. He was supposed to drill 11/16" holes on the sides, spaced every 2", as...

AccomplishCoyot‎, 02-28-2021 01:38 PM
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Chest Heart rate monitors

Hi, I need some recommendations for a chest monitor. I o oh need it to sync with my phone not with any exercise equipment. Is anyone using anything and finding it accurate?

rachiepooster‎, 02-28-2021 07:49 AM
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Exclamation Does Anyone Recognize This 'Site?

Hey, folks. I've checked these boards every now and again over the years and decided to register so I could run some questions by the community. I'll likely stick around. That said, been on the hunt for some plates and extra equipment in this now starved market. I wanted to get my hands on Troy's...

FeedinSeason‎, 02-25-2021 05:32 PM
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Square plastic bushing source?

I need a square plastic bushing for a Star Trac preacher curl. Full Circle Padding lists the dimensions of the part as 2" x 2" OD, 1.5" x 1.5" ID. Unfortunately, prices on this piece range from $81-103. NFW I am paying that. Anyone know where I can source something workable for <= $20? I can...

Duplicitous‎, 02-26-2021 12:18 PM
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New house basement

We met with the builder and architect yesterday. We went into the basement of a house that is under construction. The first thing the builder says is, "All of our houses get 9 foot deep basements"' Big smile. Laundry upstairs. 2000 sq ft. Another big smile...

Greybird2‎, 02-25-2021 12:51 PM
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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 06:06 PM
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Ivanko OMs Questions...

I have a few questions about Ivanko OMs, after flipping items and making some quota when normalcy returns once again I was thinking of perhaps matching my plates suits with my O2Bs and who knows maybe at some point replace all those with OMs (credit to vhd for the suggestion). With that I have a...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 04-05-2020 09:07 AM
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Plate pitting

There's some minor pitting on one of my plates. They're pretty new so I'm just surprised - are they simply poor quality items?

TTV6‎, 02-26-2021 02:20 PM
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IronMaster Ultimate Row Handle Review

I finally got to use my new IM Ultimate Row Handle on back day this morning. My initial thoughts are that it could easily replace several attachment handles, like a wide grip or medium grip pulldown handle, a V Bar pulldown, a "U" shaped low row handle, wide and medium grip parallel pulldown...

thedickus‎, 11-05-2020 09:41 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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Barbell Storage - Horizontal Wall Mounted vs Vertical Hang?

Only a few bars. Currently lean them into corners but looking to buy or make a rack. Vertical hang option seems like it will take up less room (if that makes any sense?) but horizontal may look cooler?

NHAngler‎, 02-26-2021 06:52 AM
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Question Technique barbell for straight bar curls

Hi guys, Is anybody here using aluminum technique bars for moves that require less weight? Or would you feel comfortable to? I have a habit of using a shorter (60"), lighter (15 lbs) straight olympic bar for curls or other moves that require a smaller barbell. (max 250 lbs load) The one...

xdoomhammerx‎, 02-26-2021 10:32 AM
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best sleeve finish to avoid chipping

I'm looking to upgrade my bar, since the cheap chrome coating on the sleeves began chipping after one month due to the metal-on-metal scraping when loading my iron plates. I think I've decided on Rogue's Ohio Power Bar, but now I'm trying to decide on the best finish: black zinc vs. e-coat vs....

MrComfortable‎, 02-21-2021 12:48 PM
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