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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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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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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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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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Adjustable FI Bench Design

I'm highly considering getting another adjustable FI bench (thinking of using my Legend 3 way bench for my dumbbell area) and switching it out of the rack area for a new adjustable bench with a 12" back pad and customized to a slightly shorter height (if going the custom route). With that said I...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-10-2017 08:16 PM
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Rep Stainless Steel Power Bar v2 now live!

The much awaited bar is here...the wait is over! Just ordered one. Since the new flat bench was there it seemed like a good match to put in the same cart.

twoforme2‎, 12-14-2017 03:50 PM
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Question Strength Equipment Inc. No. 234 Iso Seated Mid-Row

I'm currently leaning towards Strength Equipment's Iso Seated Mid-Row No. 234 Custom build: •3"x3" .188 thick steel for frame •Weight posts - solid stainless steel weight posts angled at 10 degrees to reduce weight slippage •Additional grip options - Include 45 degree angled supinated and...

Nebamartinez‎, 04-28-2017 11:47 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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Recommend a descent “budget friendly” adjustable bench!

Big thanks again for all the help ladies and gentlemen I appreciate your time. While I will continue to scour Craigslist for a good deal on a rack and weights I think I would like to buy a descent adjustable bench in the meantime. I am aware that a flat bench can accommodate most of my needs but I...

JeffReee‎, 12-07-2017 12:32 PM
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The official Equipment Forum regulars competition and call out thread

Equipment Forum regulars: Do you have a specific lifting goal that you are focusing on? Looking for some friendly competition? Post your goal in here and see who is also looking to accomplish something similar. This is the place to match up against your fellow iron addicts. Whatever your...

BloodType3R‎, 10-17-2013 12:04 AM
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Painting plates

Got some standard sized plates I want to sell but would like to paint them because they're old and there's some rust spots. I'm thinking of just using a rustoleum spray paint. Just thought I'd see if anyone here has done anything similar and if you have any insight on the type of paint.

health4life24‎, 12-14-2017 02:00 PM
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d2mini's "Home Gym in a Shed" Build

It's time for this newbie to get serious! I searched the great wide interwebs and couldn't find too many shed-based home gyms. So I figured this would be good to document! I'm starting this thread at the very beginning in hopes that all you years and years of experience will help me get set up...

d2mini‎, 12-13-2017 09:56 AM
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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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Looking For New Bench (Home)

Hey everyone! I think I posted here a while back looking for bench info. Originally I was concerned about a power rack because of space concerns, as I have a small apartment and have my current weights in my bedroom. Back then, I didn't think a power rack would fit, but I think I can actually...

paulblank35‎, Today 11:36 AM
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Timer app with music control

Hi, new guy here ... I've been training for some time now, and have used various apps for timing my workouts so far i especially like simplicity of BitTimer but when training in intervals or rounds, let's say 40sec, then 15sec rest, and playing some killer playlist wouldn't it be great if...

turpija123‎, 12-07-2017 03:10 PM
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The Official Barbells And Specialty Bars Showcase Thread

I thought I'd make this thread as a main spot to show pics of the barbells and specialty bars out there in the weightlifting community since there's not a specific thread showcasing them. Feel free to add the names of the bars as well as the stats if you want to be more specific in helping out...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-09-2017 07:46 PM
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Gym machine that isn't "commercial" grade, worth it or no?

I already have a full weights set at home (along with a rack and bench) that i got a few years ago. I'm looking at getting back into weights after taking a break at 18, and just wondering if this is worth getting: Would get some more weight...

Rows4lyfe‎, Today 12:25 AM
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Flat bench: Rogue vs others (elitefts, rep, etc)

I'm looking to get a flat bench and came across some divergent opinions. 1) rogue flat utility bench: pretty expensive with shipping, length and height are not IPF spec 2) elitefts bench: correct dimensions, possibly same quality as rogue 3) rep benh: correct dimensions, probably lower...

pbk3jg0‎, 08-23-2017 12:48 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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2017 Black Friday/November/December Haul Thread

What do you guys plan on buying this season? Bonus: If you guys don't mind, it would be really cool to post prices in this thread for next year or for sales in 2018 to see if we are actually getting good deals. No pressure as some people don't want to mention how much money they spend, but I...

Synthetickiller‎, 11-01-2017 07:54 AM
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concept 2

How much should I pay for used concept 2 pm5 in good condition? Everyone on craigslist and eBay have it for around 800 but i feel at that price i might just wanna give 150 more and get new one.

alen129‎, 12-10-2017 01:23 PM
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Lifting / HIIT shoes for wide feet

Hi all, Hope this is the right place to post. I did a search but wasn't able to find relatively up-to-date information. Was wondering if something came up in the past year or so / about to be released that might be worth a look. Beginner lifter here and I have 3E wide feet and have almost...

squesto‎, 11-02-2017 01:04 PM
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Need an elliptical Sole E25 on sale advice please.

Thanks for any help. I had an elliptical, it was a sole e35 and I bought it used for 350. Great machine. But we moved from Fla and Irma made us move a bit faster. I had to sell some things as we could not fit them on the moving truck. I see the Sole e25 is on sale for 899 free shipping no tax. I...

Edteach2‎, Yesterday 08:56 AM
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Question on Equipment and All Pro's beginners program.

Hey guys, I had this question posted in the workout programs section but haven't got a lot of hits. Hopefully someone can help out. Thank you. I plan to use "All Pro's: A Simple Beginner's Routine". It looks like a good routine for me to start off and progress gradually, but I have some...

JohnBNA‎, 12-14-2017 09:04 PM
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Performance Gym Clothing

I would like to keep adding to this list because I love underground performance clothing and I'm always looking for more. Please leave comments with more options. Thank you! Alpha Alphalete Gymshark

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Ringside Powerhide Soft Filled heavy bags

Looking to buy a heavy bag for my home gym. I'm not a boxer, mostly just using this for fitness. Supposedly soft filled heavy bags are a bit more forgiving on the hands and Ringside seems to have the lowest priced bags with this feature. I'm not looking to turn my hands into sledgehammers (again,...

splitsquat‎, 12-13-2017 12:00 PM
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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 07:59 PM
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CAGES: If not Titan, then what?

This question is for those that are not happy with Titan Fitness equipment. If been through tons of threads here and elsewhere and there is definitely a love/hate thing going on with Titan. Some think they are a great value when going in with the correct expectations, others won't touch the...

d2mini‎, 12-11-2017 10:53 AM
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Equipment Forum Whisky/Whiskey Thread

So what's in your cabinet right now? I currently have Talisker, Highland Park (12 year), Ardbeg 10 year, and Springbank 10 year. I just finished off a Glenlivet Nadurra a few nights ago. I also have a bottle of Famous Grouse for nights when I could go for a Rusty Nail. For American whiskey,...

rlundregan‎, 01-07-2016 03:08 AM
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