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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 3)

The last thread got up over 10,000 posts with too many people asking if they should pick up the bowflex down the street, so it's time to start a new one. Let's all keep our eyes open for the shake weights for .20/lb, strap on our Chucks, and speed away on our unicycles for those sweet pick ups....

aclockworkoi‎, 05-09-2014 11:16 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Pic's and discussion of your "Home Gym"

Lets see where you work out. Mine;

Rocket‎, 12-18-2005 08:49 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 07:30 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. 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 06:22 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: ***READ THIS FIRST*** Official workout equipment FAQ

We've been talking about starting a thread like this a number of times... so I'll start out with some of the more common questions and I'm sure it'll expand from there. Q: "I'm a newb and I want to know what I should get to start my home gym?" A: The majority of people will be best served by...

deseee‎, 02-05-2009 09:02 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Spam Threads and Posts

Just a reminder; this time of year, more and more spammers will be attempting to promote their junk and/or websites in this forum. Don't quote or reply to such posts or threads; simply use the 'report' function, and moderators will deal with them. Thanks.

ironwill2008‎, 11-23-2016 07:12 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com 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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Trap Shrugger, Trap Machine, Or Seated Trap Machine (Poll)

I decided to make another poll for trap pieces this time, from the Strength Equipment Inc. site. I assume the Trap Shrugger (No. 235) has the best versatility (Farmers walks) and most core involvement (Looks like a decent piece and I read a previous review on the boards about it). The Trap...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 04-20-2017 04:32 PM
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Barbell Selection

Hey Folks, I am in the market for a new bar, but I live in Canada, so options are a little limited due to shipping etc killing the price. - Looking for a PL bar, as I dont oly lift. - Would prefer center knurling - Dislike most chrome finishes, but fine with anything else really - Would...

BaggedMerc‎, 04-19-2017 09:46 AM
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Titan issues

So after getting a replacement rack shipped out from Titan, I received a banged up box again and pull out the first upright to find the same defects as the first one. Pretty disappointed and frustrated at this point. Anyone who owns a T3 titan rack, do you guys have stuff like this on the...

indianbuckeye‎, 03-28-2017 09:42 AM
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Exclamation Moving Gym into Bedroom with Carpet - Protection Advice Needed

Hi guys, I have had my gym (rack / barbells / bench) in my old home's spare bedroom. It has been fine on the carpet floor and for 4 years ive seen no real damage (tearing) to the carpet other than squashing it flat. We had a thin rubber mat and cheap flat carpet on top. We finally lifted it all up...

chrismarshall3‎, Yesterday 11:08 PM
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anyone use a fitbit charge 2 ?

Had it 2 days and not impressed! hoping others might have used one and give some tips here is the issues i've noticed after 2 days. The step counter is complete pish, the tracker resets at midnight... i went to bed around 11pm.... i woke up and had done over 400 steps.. while sleeping!!! so...

fendertele‎, Yesterday 03:11 AM
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New DSG ETHOS Power Rack & Bench

What do you all think about this, is Dick's making an ACTUAL attempt to sell higher quality equipment? At first glance I thought maybe it's cheap material, but the weight on the bench and rack seems pretty solid (28lbs heavier than a Rogue R4). Front safety spotters, pin-pipe safeties, gusseted...

urbanlifter‎, 04-13-2017 11:20 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 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148349563 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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Question Ball bearing assembly - Westside Reverse Hyper

Hello, I've been trying to reassemble a ball bearing assembly that fell out of a Westside Barbell reverse hyper machine. The bearing assembly is used to tilt the table top. The bearings (#19) are in a three piece setup with two cylindrical pieces that fit one female side and one male side. ...

Nebamartinez‎, Yesterday 09:04 AM
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trap bar on a budget.

I've been eyeing up the cap mega hex bar for a while now watching the price hoping that it falls back to that $92 mark again but so far no luck. I pulled a muscle in my lower back again last week doing deadlifts and I've read that a trap bar can help keep some of the stress and strain off my back....

lsi1‎, 04-21-2017 07:42 AM
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Titan Fitness GHD

http://www.titan.fitness/glute-hamstring-developer.html $315 retail, free shipping, and 10% off coupons all the time. It's a Rogue 2.0 clone for a fraction the price...

cmarti063‎, 11-10-2016 01:47 PM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked, http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147291533&page=1, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 AM
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Not-for-profit gyms

Heard this article on NPR the other day and it's been something i've thought about briefly in the past. the article/story is about a gym that staffs ex-cons. http://www.npr.org/2017/04/20/523436033/a-weightlifting-program-that-gives-ex-cons-a-chance-at-change i've wondered in the past how...

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Exclamation Had cancer need home GYM - help me now and thanks

Hey guys, I hope everyone here is doing awesome, this is my FIRST post here. =) I'm 46 and use to run 20+ miles a week and bike. I did P90X and some basic weight lifting at the gym, I was in great shape. Ended up getting cancer in Jan (testicular) and that wasn't fun, but hey, I'm...

BigMikeNC‎, Yesterday 09:27 AM
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Waterrower vs. Concept 2

Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I wanted to give my two cents on the subject since I still get a lot of questions about this issue. Look, I know many are partial to Concept 2 because of the popularity of Crossfit and Crossfit's official endorsement of Concept II as its "rower of...

SteedLego‎, 03-04-2013 01:31 PM
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Thumbs up Golden tip/what shoes to wear in the gym

Are you wearing the best possible shoes in the gym? If you are not wearing the proper shoes, not only your feet, your knees, your waist and your lower back will feel awkward! When I look around the gym, I see three types of shoes people wear : BASKETBALL, TRAINERS and RUNNING SHOES. ...

GeorgeK1ng‎, Yesterday 09:14 AM
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Budget Iron?

OK, hear that the Dicks Fitness Gear 300 lb set is not so great. What about others? Not a lot of big box stores near me but there is a Models that carries a 300 pound Marcy grip set for about the same $$. Again, with a bar that I will not use and likely sell cheap on CL. Or maybe I can get big...

NHAngler‎, 04-17-2017 04:49 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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Best mace, macebell? And best adjustable one?

First, I'm considering a fixed weight 5, 7, 10 pound mace (either 5 or 7) along with an adjustable mace. For the fixed weight I'm considering 2 choices: https://www.onnit.com/onnit-steel-mace/?a_aid=gains&a_bid=e3984369 ...

matrix563‎, 04-14-2017 03:06 AM
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Dumbbell Setup Upgrade

I am thinking of upgrading my dumbbells set from the old school gray hex dumbbells. ...

SuperCK‎, 04-20-2017 11:28 AM
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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 07:30 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 04:23 AM
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Trying to identify these pulldown machines

I'm wondering if anyone has info on these 2 pulldowns? Thanks dudes!

DannnyB0y‎, 04-21-2017 12:26 PM
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GYM Equipment Refurb / Repaint Thread

I thought it would be cool to have a dedicated thread for equipment restoration. I got rid of a monstrous smith machine that I really only used for calf raises anymore and lucked into a Bodymasters standing calf for cheap. It was really nasty and had quite a bit of surface rust. I...

Skidmarx‎, 09-16-2012 04:07 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 anally prison style: ...

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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Mio Alpha 2 Inaccurate Heart Rate Reading? Broken?

Hi, so i dont know if this is the right place to post this but not sure where else to put it. I have a Mio Alpha 2 Heart Rate Watch that i use for my workouts and biking. Its about just under a year old and up until about a month ago it has worked perfectly, the reason i brought this one is i...

beck96‎, 04-20-2017 01:38 AM
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