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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: 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 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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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: 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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Home gym squat rack

Hello. I’m 50yrs old. Probably weakest person on this forum. Goal is to increase metabolism by lifting more building muscle mass. Lost 85 lbs in 2019 by radically cutting calories. Now slowly creeping up in weight. Cancelled gym membership early 2020. I enjoy cycling and want to continue to...

jimredsox‎, Today 01:56 PM
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Bumper plates...did I waste $$ buying them?

I have ~400lbs in iron plates, but I recently bought 4x45 lbs bumper plates from titan. Mostly to do deadlifts to reduce noise in my garage as I lift in the evening. Anyways I’m reading a bunch of stuff regarding bumpers how the weight distribution is different compared to iron plates and makes...

Ondle‎, Today 12:43 PM
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Vibrating Platform

My home gym is pretty humble right now: power rack, barbell, incline/decline bench w/ leg ext/curl, and a treadmill. Everything gets used regularly for a comprehensive program. I'm thinking of adding a vibrating platform. The benefits I'm hoping for would be to increase bone density,...

LadyLore420‎, 07-10-2017 02:34 AM
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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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'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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Powerblocks 175lb set

Just saw on their facebook page they are coming out with a new 175lb set!

lou970‎, 03-02-2011 04:02 PM
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Cool The 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'

First there was the 'Equipment Crew'... ...then there was the 'York Crew'... ...followed by the Ivanko.. we have the 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'. This thread is for people that have decided to step away from the pre made and ordinary. Anyone that has decided that not having...

ProtienandIron‎, 04-07-2012 04:16 AM
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Building The Dream Home Gym

Hello! Purpose: Build the best possible home gym within my space limits. Gym Space: 11'9" x 17'9", ceiling is 10' Knowledge: I am completely ignorant about weight lifting. I am a total novice. My Physique: 5'5" or 5'4", 223 lbs, and that ain't from muscle.

Rycliff‎, 01-12-2020 01:07 PM
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Hoist Roc-It Equipment

Anyone else can’t stand the equipment? I think it’s the biggest waste of space at commercial gyms. Not a fan at all.

Icarian5150‎, Yesterday 08:24 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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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 02:44 PM
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Home scale for measuring fat %?

Any recommendations on home scale for measuring body fat % ? I know most of them are not really accurate, but more for keeping track on the progress. Thanks

lindk‎, 01-21-2021 11:25 AM
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Best places for used commercial equipment that will ship?

i ordered from fitness equipment empire before and they have alot of good equipment but there high and shipping is super high. I was curious if there was any other places besides the big companies like fitnessequipmentempire that anybody has had good experience with? Im looking for some hammer...

bobby5‎, 01-20-2021 11:24 AM
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Inspire FTX Functional Trainer from Costco

Looks like it's back in stock, thinking of pulling the trigger. I have a question on dimensions. I'm good with the 83" height. They list the Length as 55", I'm guessing this from outside support pole to outside support pole. They have the width as 54". Does anyone that has this unit know if...

thedickus‎, 12-26-2020 12:28 PM
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My own home gym evolution (part 2)

As all the pictures from my home gym old thread are not working anymore (, i will be posting here the important stages of evolution of my home gym of the past 7 years and the future upgrades i will do in the future. If you have any...

alexthaman‎, 08-02-2017 09:54 AM
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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 03:52 PM
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Barbel bench dumbells outdoors UK (possible ?)

I have a barbell , dumbells and bench with high weights but my only issue is I can only use them outdoors , is it still possible to train in bad weather outdoors ? Or am I totally fooling my self thinking it is I don’t mind getting wet but is it going to make my workouts dangerous ? I’m in...

williamc1990‎, 01-21-2021 09:24 PM
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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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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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Question Bumper plates Uesaka-worn out?

Hello, I haven't gotten an answer in the Craigslist thread. I'm wondering if bumper plates wear out and if these are still good, if I should buy them and how much I should pay? Thank you.

vobin‎, 12-19-2017 10:11 AM
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Has anyone ordered from Baadass Dumbell?

Looking to see if anyone has purchased from Baadass Dumbbell? They are based out of Canada and are offering a product similar to IronMaster. There are very few YouTube videos, and very little about them in general. A couple mentions on Reddit, but that is it. Ordering is not through their website,...

novakjo1‎, 11-03-2020 10:06 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 06:06 PM
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Question 6 or 7 foot standard barbell?

I am still a novice lifter and I currently have dumbbell handles with 100lbs of standard plates. I feel like I will need an upgrade soon so I am planning on buying a standard barbell + two 25lb plates. I am choosing a standard barbell over an Olympic one because I am still a novice ~ can't lift too...

hoboy‎, 01-19-2021 04:32 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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Hyper-Extension Bench Old School Mentality

Do Hyper Extension Benches hold any true value in a strength routine that cannot already be provided by a GHD? I see these were highly praised in a lot of old school workout routines (Including Reg Park's 5x5) and this was before the GHD/GHR were ever really mentioned (Or maybe they didn't exist...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 01-17-2016 01:19 PM
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