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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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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 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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Smile Anyone used Gyro Powerball?

Hi, I don't normally believe in fad exercises or equipment, so my gym mostly consists of free weights only. However, i have lightly sprained my wrist and so have bought one of those Gyro Powerballs. They are supposed to be good or strengthening the wrist, forearm and maybe even the bicep....

mestizomad88‎, Today 01:25 AM
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Question Wheelbarrow walks equipment

Suffice to say, I don't always have a partner available for these. Isn't there a piece of (wheeled) equipment I could just strap my feet to to do these? *Note: I tried using the "lifeline power wheel" (from /PImrgiYeN7Y) but it requires way too much balance when actually moving around....

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Powertech multi gym- worth the money?

I am more focused on bodybuilding not squatting benching or deadlifting. Has anyone bought the powertec multi gym and what are their thoughts on it. Thanks

BMC171‎, Yesterday 12:51 PM
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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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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 02:27 PM
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Has anyone imported dumbells direct from China?

Just curious if anyone has had any luck doing this. With the cost of new dumbbells and how hard they are to find it seems like importing a set direct from a factory would be the way to go. You can find rubber coated chrome handles all day on alibaba for $.50-.60/lb, plus probably another $500 for...

joelmatt89‎, Yesterday 03:38 PM
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Is Planet Fitness THAT bad??

Look, i'm a student and i really want to start getting in better shape/gaining muscle, but i don't really have the budget for these $50-$60 a month gyms. Planet Fitness is only $10 but i've seen infinite videos on youtube talking about how bad PF is, the lack of weights, maximum amounts, over...

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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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Leg Press vs. Leg Press

Hey there, just wanted to post here to see if anyone had some insight on what would be a better all around leg press. I have: Northern Lights Leg Press/ Hack Squat (made in Canada) - holds 1200lbs of weight - smaller width than keys fitness back pad but made of a specialized rubber ...

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REP AB-3100 Coming Soon!

Whoa, that price tag @ $179!!!! We may get a quality bench for the crowd looking for something around $200, watch out Powerblock Sportbench.... Features Include: 50"(total pad length) x 11.75"(pad) x 17"(top of pad in flat position) (LxWxH) 11 gauge frame, 1,000 lb weight capacity...

urbanlifter‎, 06-23-2017 06:31 AM
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working without free-weights?

hey guys, I've been working out a bit recently and don't have any free weights to use, any other suggestions on what I can use instead of them to work on arms, chest, shoulders? I'm overweight so it's a bit tough for me to do full push-ups. I can do a few on my knees but it's not the same ...

dari0‎, 07-22-2017 03:31 PM
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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 AM
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Workout plan for someone whos literally never been to a gym before

I'm 5'9 - 175lbs, i do lots of cardio and play sports, my 1 mile time is around 5:30 I heard about this forum and figured i'd make an account to ask. I'm going to start going to a Planet Fitness if that gives you any idea of what type of equipment i will have, probably the only things i could...

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Anyone familiar with this Schwinn Airdyne? (PIC)

I found it locally for $25...says it's in 'like new' condition. Anyone know how old this model is? Thanks :)

401Delta‎, 07-22-2017 07:35 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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Newer model selecttech 552?

So I picked up an unused set off of craigslist for cheap. I read a lot of negative things on here about them shedding weights but all those threads were from many years ago, around 2009 or so. The style of them changed a little but does anyone know if the newer ones do the same thing? Im assuming...

kpla51‎, 07-22-2017 05:21 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 10:30 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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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 06:59 PM
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Valor Fitness Trap Bar

Recently, I started looking for a hex trap bar for home use. I have read and watched some of the reviews. Although it looks nice, I cant see how you would use it for other exercises like shoulder presses or bench presses to get the most use. Are you able to use this piece of equipment for anything...

jr5093‎, 07-22-2017 07:53 AM
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Precor Treadmill Comparison: TRM 425 vs TRM 243?

I am looking at two treadmills from Precor that have a sort of strange relationship to each other: the cheaper treadmill has far more features for workouts, but the more expensive treadmill is purported to be sturdier and fitness center quality. See attached jpg for side by side comparison. My...

chasfh‎, 07-20-2017 09:47 AM
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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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CAP Barbell 300-lb Olympic Set $189 Shipped. Walmart.

Saw this on slickdeals CAP Barbell 300-lb Olympic Set (Includes 7' Bar):...

Ramcharger310‎, 07-19-2017 06:43 PM
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Question Ivanko OMEZ Color?

I know this has been discussed and why I chose Rustoleum Rosemary Hammertone for my repaint. Put a ton of prep time in to restoring this set though and of course being critical with the results. Painted one side of the 2.5's up to the 25's today and man they look way more gold than grey. Nothing...

NHAngler‎, 07-21-2017 05:49 PM
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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 05:06 PM
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