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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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Home gym sanitation

Hey folks Any particular disinfectant product or such that you’d recommend for a home gym? Not in regards to that virus nobody’s talking about (though I’m sure that any product will be hard to get ahold of as a result) but just for general purpose gym cleaning without destroying my nice Everroll...

Corbets‎, 03-26-2020 05:31 AM
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Rep Fitness Thread

Haven't seen a proper Rep Fitness thread, so figured we could make one. I received the PowerSpeed bar in Manganese Phosphate earlier today as well as the 275lb set of equalizers. Impressed with both. The new power bar is DEFINITELY more aggressive than the first iteration. I really like the...

GamecockLifter‎, 10-19-2018 01:44 PM
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Making a Hack Squat from scratch

this might be a ridiculous question but how long do you think it would take for a novice welder to construct a a slightly less basic version of this Hack Squat? is it even possible? do you think it would be incredibly difficult? ...

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 03-27-2020 10:37 PM
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Best all around barbell?

I know this is probably a loaded question but can you guys recommend me your opinions of the best all around barbell? All of this Coronavirus stuff has led me to building a man cave gym. I’be decided on a rack and it’s in the process of being built for me. So while I wait I’m going to attempt to...

ameade84‎, 03-26-2020 05:38 PM
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COVID-19 Virus Equipment DEAL Alert Thread!

Given the increased demand for home gym equipment, seems like a good idea to post a deal thread for those looking to setup home operations. I've seen lately that even places like Rogue are shutting down their onsite stores and doing pickup or shipping only. So let's see what deals y'all can find! ...

urbanlifter‎, 03-19-2020 06:51 AM
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Resistance Bands

I need some opinions on Resistance Bands for when i travel. Im not looking for gains. Im just looking for above average to best quality to maintain. An all inclusive set or a buildable set is of no matter. I want something quality and usable. Opinions both positive and negative as well as insights...

tbared‎, 03-25-2020 12:10 AM
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Recommended resistance bands for weight training

With the gyms being closed right now due to COVID-19, I have no choice but to try to weight train at home. Buying a set of dumbbells and a bench would be out of my budget right now, nor do I have room for all that equipment, so I'm thinking of buying a set of resistance bands for under $50 instead....

pjm805‎, Yesterday 09:07 AM
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Dumbbell magnets. Urethan Dumbbells ??

Anyone have experience using dumbbell magnets for incremental weight increases ? I was thinking of getting a set of 2.5lbs but I guess that wouldn't work on Urethane dumbbells, or would it. Let me know if you've tried this, might save me some money, I don't know how thick the Urethane is nor how...

PCRulesPSDrools‎, Yesterday 07:20 AM
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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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Maxagrip Mag Grip Lat Bar

Mag Grip Lat Bar. I'm trying to decide between a medium Neutral grip, Pronate grip or the Supinate grip and wonder if anyone can give me some feedback, I searched some old threads including my own but didn’t get much input from them other than the "Wide" one seems to be the least popular....

jpy15026‎, 03-27-2020 11:01 AM
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Sissy Squat Combo Machine

Looking for recommendations on what is the best value and versatility on a sissy squat bench. Currently have my eyes set on CFF Sissy Squat Floor GHD combo but wondering what else might be hidden out there?

tweezy2eezy‎, 03-27-2020 02:09 PM
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"Sticky" Hack Squat

Have an older but awesome Flex Hack Squat. Love it to bits but i feel like it's not as smooth as it could be. I sprayed some Super Lube on the guide rods. Are there any others steps i can take make it less "sticky"? Thanks.

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 03-26-2020 04:30 PM
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Sweat Towels and Wash cloths

Hello, I am currently investigating what is the best use for sweat towels and wash towels withing the gym environment. Users seem to be using a great deal of paper towels in the changing rooms, there must be a reason why? These are a few questions attached, I would be very thankful if you...

dominictk‎, 03-04-2020 04:53 AM
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Cable attachments

Man, I’ve never seen this much action in the equipment forum. Anyway, I’ve got my Inspire FT2 all assembled now (anyone else notice that their kit is all sold out all of a sudden? ;)), and in using it for some accessory work, I’ve noticed some things that are missing that I want to get....

Corbets‎, 03-20-2020 02:10 PM
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Any New Revolutionary Products For Weight Loaded Pushups?

Thought I'd post this since going back to banging out pushups within and in between my weightliftinging sessions, variations included (I don't know why I ever neglected them for a while with dips in their place). I've been etching out my serratus anterior and ab muscles to a decent degree...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 02-22-2020 02:40 PM
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Needing Equipment - Can't find any in Stock

I've been searching for what seems like all day for the past few days (Facebook market place, craigslist, amazon, etc.) for some equipment for my small garage. I was wanting some old school York Deep Dish Iron plates but they are shut down and can't find any iron plates used. In fact about the...

pembrook7589‎, 03-27-2020 05:21 AM
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Legs at home... bands?

It’s not particularly difficult to hit upper body with the tools at my disposal: pull-up bar, a couple sets of 20lb DBS, 3 10lb DBs and a tool box with a handle to stuff them in. But I’m at a loss for legs. I’m definitely not able to invest in a power rack/barbell/plates, so I figure the only other...

Xpiro‎, 03-26-2020 03:43 PM
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Where do I buy equipment ?

I was looking for a couple of specific pieces of gear but google is giving me a headache. I just want to throw money at the problem and get the bench and ab machine I want. Looking for the Hammer Strength FWADJ bench that I'm accustomed too and a Hammer Strength MTS Abdominal Crunch. How...

PCRulesPSDrools‎, 03-17-2020 02:11 PM
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Vintage Iron Thread

Hi All, I read a post a few weeks ago in which SnowOne and DonForeman suggested a vintage iron thread to discuss/identify old plates. I wasn't part of that discussion, but I see that no one has created the thread, and I have a couple of plates that I could use some help identifying, so I figured...

rlundregan‎, 08-14-2012 03:19 PM
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jpy15026, “Old” member but here been away for ~3 years but I’m back : )

I joined a neighborhood Gym ` 5 years ago to get out of the house when I lost my wife of 47 years and have been away from the forums but now due to the closings I’m back. Great to recognize all of you that are still here, and I’m enjoying reading your posts. I’m so glad I didn’t “part out” my...

jpy15026‎, 03-23-2020 04:36 PM
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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 08:17 PM
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1" bar or 2" olympic bar? 6 foot or 7 foot?

Sorry if this has been asked before. I've been looking at barbells for using at home (in the garden more specifically), for obvious reasons. I'm just wondering what would be the best buy, a 1" barbell or 2" Olympic barbell. I understand that with an Olympic barbell they can hold more weight....

MrCarrot‎, 03-23-2020 09:08 AM
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Floor Damage

I am thinking of setting up a home gym in downstairs office. It has wooden flooring. If I buy thick rubber mat to put a half rack on is all all the pounding like to damage the floor?

0112358‎, 03-20-2020 07:29 AM
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Best home workout equipment with staying home during coronavirus?

I don't feel comfortable going to the gym in our area at this time but don't want to miss my routine. I know I won't be able to recreate it perfectly at home but was wondering what would be worth getting for a limiter amount of space. I'm doing Fierce Five and strongly prefer free weights over...

Lovamelin‎, 03-16-2020 07:02 AM
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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped :

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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