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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: 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: 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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 4)

Figure I would get this one going again. Round 1: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=109374491 Round 2: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=124520311 Round 3: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161832313 Let's find those deals!

indianbuckeye‎, 08-19-2017 07:36 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: 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: 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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Otomix or Ryder shoes

I've been seeing a lot of Otomix shoes in the gym lately. I was going to buy a pair until I stumbled upon similar ones by Ryder. Does anyone use either of these shoes that can give pros/cons? They will just be used for casual workouts. I already have Romaleos 2 and Sabo Deadlifts. Ryderwear...

T3s‎, 04-07-2015 12:46 PM
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Question Best folding bench?

Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a compact weights bench for use at home, but space is limited so it needs to be folding. I've found a couple that look interesting, in particular the York 13-in-1 (second-hand for £50 in good condition). I like how versatile the York is, in particular the back...

lebjos‎, Yesterday 11:49 PM
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Recommend squat stands?

Reason being I need squat stands is because I live in an apartment and I will be using them in the living room when I want to, then put it away in the closet when I'm done. Same with the barbell, just leaving it laying on the ground either against a wall or in the closet as well. I could've...

squirrell751‎, Yesterday 11:21 PM
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Dynabody GHD

Came across a deal on a dynabody split pad ghd on Craigslist that I'm thinking about buying. Does anyone here have one of these? Anything you don't like about it? I would be getting rid of my 45 degree hyper for it. Am I making a good decision?

turbolsxstang‎, Yesterday 05:43 PM
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Westsides new prototype rack

Saw this today on their Facebook/Instagram account and it looks pretty interesting so curious to see what others here think about it. My initial thought is its a cool idea but not worth the huge price tag it'll probably have with it coming from westside. https://imgur.com/a/aOB5Z...

turbolsxstang‎, 09-04-2017 03:22 PM
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Question Rep AB 3100 Bench - How long before v2?

Like most equipment upgrades, I don't need this right now but would be a big step up from what I have currently. Will sell that once I upgrade. Price and function this bench is all I need and then some. I currently have an FID wanna be clone (CAP quality) and not using the incline or decline...

NHAngler‎, 09-02-2017 08:02 AM
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Question Quality Knee Sleeve Recommendations?

I would like to pick up a set of quality knee sleeves for squatting. Any recommendations? Thanks.

CC268‎, Yesterday 07:15 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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Pullover Machine nfo Repository thread

This thread is for collecting information, preferably with pictures, about pullover machines. It's a sort of a roll call for all models ever manufactured or diy fabricated. But first of all what is a Pullover Exercise? It's a circular motion for developing upper body part. Pullover machines let...

Jetigen‎, 07-22-2012 10:59 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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Slip on shoes for weight lifting

I hear a lot of people recommending chuck taylors for weight lifting as a cheaper alternative to expensive lifting shoes. My question is would it be fine to buy the slip on version or slip on vans? Or is a tight laced shoe better? Thanks

Corbachev‎, Yesterday 12:35 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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Stall mats; mold? + Gym set-up fail

I'll try & keep this brief. Picked up (6) more stall mats from TSC to completely cover the floor in my garage. They've been sitting in the sun for a couple weeks to bake off the odor & till I had time to clear out the garage & drag them in. Anyway, I've been sick for a week & got tired of being...

kram1979‎, 09-18-2017 09:22 AM
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How to tie weights to feet?

I'm trying to figure out how I can tie weights (up to 100lbs of plates or dumbbells) to my feet and have the weight be evenly distributed amongst both feet. Any ideas? I'm likely going to have to jerry rig something as I don't recall any dip belts made for the feet, lol. I have found ankle weights...

shgadwa‎, Yesterday 09:07 AM
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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 09:28 PM
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Thompson Fat Pad for Rogue?

I'm looking to get a new bench and based on what I'm seeing so far, the Rogue Flat Utility Bench 2.0 and the Monster Bench seem pretty appealing. However, I'm a short guy (5'7") and boosting either bench past 20" is not going to work for me. Also, I saw some people complain that the Monster Bench...

xyeLz‎, 09-19-2017 06:11 AM
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How much room is required for a TRX system? Would it work in just a regular home room turned into a workout room? What about anchoring the straps?

kim59‎, 01-29-2017 11:25 AM
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Recognize this weight plate?

Asking for a friend. Article http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-gets-penis-stuck-gym-11188270

keyboardworkout‎, 09-18-2017 12:45 PM
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Standard or Olympic weight tree

Hi, Looking to purchase 2 weight trees to sit behind each side of my power rack in the corner. I have Olympic plates but was wondering which type of tree you would recommend? I am looking at purchasing the body power weight trees from fitness superstore uk. They have a standard and Olympic...

Rahat786786‎, 09-18-2017 07:31 PM
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Flooring - New Home Gym

Hi All. I'm in need of some opinions on flooring for a new home gym we're going to start piecing together. It will be in the upstairs "bonus" room of our house that is 20x20 (I think, need to measure) and situated over the garage. My first thought was to simply rip up the carpet, put down...

litljay‎, 05-29-2017 03:57 PM
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Arrow HexBumper

Anyone seen this YouTube commercial? Seems like a good idea, idk if i would use it myself. Thoughts? https://www.hexbumper.com/ NhECwIhJoq8

Fivefootkillerz‎, 09-17-2017 02:07 PM
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Rack stability: Fold-away vs space-saving vs unsecured full cage

I am plannning my home gym, and I am not sure what kind of rack would be the most stable. I dont want to bolt anything down to the ground. I have 90" headroom. Full rack: titan.fitness/cages-and-racks/hd-power-rack.html Fold-away:...

DVG93‎, 09-15-2017 07:31 AM
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Recommended barbell rack?

Im looking for something to store barbells. I have limited headroom, so I cant really use one of those slide in "cupholder" style barbell holders. Ideally I am just looking for something like this: ironcompany.com/olympic-barbell-2-bar-hanger.aspx, but not so overpriced.

DVG93‎, 09-15-2017 11:23 AM
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Bench press/ rowing handcycle: useful or lame?

Dear fitness enthusiasts, Please let me know if the handcycle shown here is cool and potentially useful, or just lame and stupid: youtube.com/watch?v=TkDVxiGC_Ns Drive power is applied in both push (bench press) and pull (lat pull) directions. This is my first market research to decide...

BenchPressBike‎, 09-13-2017 12:21 PM
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Identify equipment

A co-worker has asked for help tracking down a piece of equipment, something I have not seen before. He only provided a sketch and motion description... You stand on diamond plate, feet under rollers to "lock in", the diamond plate goes up the back of your leg, about knee high, maybe at a 45*,...

OGLuc1f3r‎, 09-19-2017 10:34 AM
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