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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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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: 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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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: ***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 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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CAP OB-86PBCK Power Lifting Bar w/Center Knurl - $115 Shipped or $110 Picked-up

CAP "THE BOSS" OLYMPIC POWER LIFTING BAR WITH CENTER KNURL in BLACK SKU: OB-86PBCK 1,500 pound capacity 28.5mm Diameter 150,000 PSI Black Oxide Finish Bushing Sleeves Center Knurling

arkaa‎, 05-16-2017 10:32 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 08:28 PM
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I'm building a home gym and I needed help with deadlift platform materials

hey I'm building a home gym and I'm going to make my power rack out of steel pipes and scaffolding clamps, however, I want to also build a deadlifting platform but I don't know what materials to get the mat on the platform, I found PVC mats, EPDM mats, and natural rubber and also this werid natural...

DannyRyu01‎, Today 01:49 AM
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20's or 25's next

Hi All, I'm a noob doing 5x5 and am at the stage where I need to get more weights - I've got 100kg bumpers with some fractionals. My deads are at 115 so looking to get either set of 20kg plates or 25's - what's everyone's thoughts - just stick to 20's? Cheers, Andy

AndyJ66‎, Yesterday 10:13 PM
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Clipping spotter bars with SSB

Hey guys - Time to get some advice I've been using Edge Fitness' SSB bar exclusively for squats for well over a year. The only problem: It's not long enough. I barely have over an inch to squat before I smack the safeties and it's causing me to fail lifts(see attachment). Also(avoiding cheap...

jamesovercome‎, 05-23-2017 03:48 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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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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orthern Lights 99 Way Chin Up Bar

$248 CDN from Fitness Depot. That's approximately $100 murican. Yea or nay?

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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 10:30 AM
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Gym gift

I am taking a trip to Kazakhstan this summer from the States, a journey that happens once a year. In the small town where my wife's relatives live, there is a single gym across the street from where her parents live. It is a tidy little gym with rudimentary equipment, including old Soviet-era...

horsediente‎, 05-26-2017 10:21 PM
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Can machines improve my deep core muscles?

I have a pretty bad muscle imbalance in my core from years of sitting in bad posture and then training completely wrong with horrible form. If I do my exercises slowly and correctly on machines at the gym (like shoulder press, etc.) Will this help me improve those muscle, or do should I stick...

Butterwins‎, Yesterday 12:08 PM
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Fitness Reality 810XLT power rack review

For various reasons, I needed to put together a home gym where I could lift on a tight budget and I wanted to include a power rack. I saw the Fitness Reality XLT810 listed on the Walmart website and figured I'd give it a shot. I figured if it was crap, at least it was from Walmart and it would be...

DucatiScotty‎, 03-12-2017 11:43 PM
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$150 budget to build a home resistance program

So long story short i want to start lifting but dont have access to a gym. Im 17 6'1 173 and not very strong; i can bench around 105 im guessing. So im looking to build a resistance program. I only have $150 to spend so Im thinking dumbbells due to the wide variety of exercises they can be used...

askittle99‎, 05-24-2017 05:50 AM
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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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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, 10-16-2013 11:04 PM
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Poll Poll: SSB & Rack Width

As you guys know, a question was posted about SSB (safety squat bar) width issues. I wanted to see if anyone has had issues catching the catch bars or j-cups (throwing this into the mix). Please post which rack & SSB you own. Bonus points for including exterior width of the rack, exterior...

Synthetickiller‎, Yesterday 06:39 AM
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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 05:38 AM
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Isolating rack and platform from concrete floor

I'm in a process of assembling my brand new beautiful RM-6 rack and will start building weightlifting platform soon. My wife who works in construction business says that I should use treated plywood for the first layer of the platform. She says that they usually isolate wood and steel from...

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Fold Up Racks: Need some help.

This is for a friend (it actually is!). I have a buddy with very limited space in his single car garage. He can only fit a fold up rack. He wants some perspective on Rogue's version vs the Nothern Lights version. The Nothern Lights rack is about half the price. What is everyone's thoughts on...

Synthetickiller‎, 05-25-2017 03:33 PM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 06:40 AM
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New weight option: Rogue Machined and Grip plates

Did a quick search, didn't see anyone post about this yet.... surprising. Probably my search skills suck :) I find the grip plates to be a very nice option from Rogue. Prefer these to the urethane. Links and pics and some benefits below. One thing I find curious is the difference in tolerance...

bobcat255‎, 05-21-2017 11:07 AM
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Thera Bands

Needs suggestions for the best Thera Bands. I need to strengthen posterior tibial muscles causing my feet to pronate too much, and also need it for working on my tennis elbow issues. Thanks

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The dilemma, moving states - sell or move the home gym?

I'm putting my house on the market and moving to a new state in the next couple of months and debating the pros and cons of taking the gym with me. On the one hand I put a lot of time and money into it, but on the other hand we don't have a house to move right into so there's the costs of moving...

Halfway‎, 05-21-2017 08:24 PM
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Cleaning / Maintenance of Leg press. Sliders rough?

Hey everyone, Just wandering what the best method of cleaning a leg press is and how to best go about it, in particular the moving parts that slide on the rail to ensure it slides smoothly without grinding / noise etc.. I recently bought a second hand one, and when I got home noticed the rust...

laurence1984‎, 05-24-2017 01:17 AM
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Thoughts on Ironmasters Super Bench

I am thinking pretty seriously about purchasing a set of Ironmasters adjustable dumbbells to start a (small) home workout area. Two young kids, and I cant get to the gym like I'd like to, so gonna try to start doing some workouts at home. Going with dumbbells for flexibility/versatility given...

bmw7a‎, 05-23-2017 09:53 PM
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