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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: 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: 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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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 07:22 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 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: 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: 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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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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Bolt Fitness power rack

I recently placed a large order for my new home gym. It was between three different companies but I decided to go with Bolt Fitness Supply. I was extremely nervous and apprehensive because I could not find any reviews here or any of the other common review sites. I placed the order on the Monday...

Bushum‎, 12-12-2019 04:43 PM
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carabiners... for large chains

Anyone know where one can buy carabiners that are large enough for 3/4 inch chain. I bought a bunch of chains from Titan both 5/8 and 3/4 and they sent carabiners that are too small. I mentioned it to them and of course they proceeded to send me the exact same ones. They are ok for 5/8 but way too...

martyanderson‎, Today 10:55 AM
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What is a good resistance band for push-ups?

I want to start to doing banded push-ups, but I'm not sure what the best choice is when it comes to making a purchase. Amazon reviews are what they are but I'd rather take recommendations from this forum if anyone happens to have any... Thoughts?

ycpspartan‎, Today 10:07 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 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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ForceUSA My Bench

Pros And Cons on ForceUSA my bench with leg attachement and preature curl is it good bench? only cons is height is 24 inch price 379$ including attachement

Gkym28‎, Yesterday 11:12 PM
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Gym Temperature

Hi guys, Not sure if this is the right section for this topic but not sure where else to post. What does everyone think the temperature in the gym should be? I work out in a residential gym within my apartment complex and it just feels too hot. According to the thermometer in the gym it...

ekulzards‎, 12-06-2019 11:32 PM
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My recent builds

I'm getting too many emails asking "what can I do", so I tought I'd put these in the same thread. These are just final (or close to final) pictures. No descriptions. Questions welcome. Racks and benches

Mech6‎, 12-11-2013 09:17 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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Hack Squats - EliteFTS vs. Watson vs. Atlantis

I'm in the market for a hack squat and I think I've narrowed it down to these three brands. I really like the adjustable angle (30-70 degrees) and adjustable foot plate on the Watson one, however, the carriage is insanely heavy and the safety hooks are at an awkwardly high or low height for me...

Afo3‎, 11-04-2019 08:21 AM
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Northern Lights Open Trap Bar

Looks like another option in the open trap bar with integrated barbell jack category: Thoughts? Concerns? I emailed them about the only concern that I have, which is the handle spacing at 31.5". I'm hoping that dimension is to the inside of the frame.

boxer_for_life‎, Yesterday 01:20 PM
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Kabuki/Chris Duffin new trap bar

From this instagram post, looks like it could be pretty cool.

TunaGill‎, 02-18-2019 11:19 AM
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Rogue Monster Lat Pulldown purchase

So I received a rogue Monster lat pull down and thought I'd share some thoughts as I couldn't find a lot of information when I was mulling this purchase for the past two years. I've been buying Rogue for years and I am generally a fan. 1. It was expensive, just a little less than $3500. 2....

tjp15785‎, 02-07-2018 05:51 PM
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Bells of Steel Premium Safety Squat Bar

Any reviews for the Bells of Steel Premium Safety Squat bar? This one looks better than the Titan. Next time it goes on sale for $199, probally going to snatch it up.

ParxPoker‎, 12-06-2019 03:44 AM
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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 05:23 AM
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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 11:22 AM
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Impact driver recommendations?

This is probably a stupid question but going to be putting together an increasing amount of gear. Any recommended impact drivers? Looking for something that can handle 1” hardware if that makes a difference (Rogue monster etc). Thanks!

Afo3‎, 12-11-2019 06:15 PM
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Not gym equipment related, but I workout in my garage, no heat in the winter. I actuality like it but when it gets in the 20's it can take me a long time to warm up. For the garage home gym crew who do use heaters, any suggestions?

KidFreeze‎, 12-12-2019 09:41 AM
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sorinex racks

Hey I know sorinex racks are 3x3 1inch holes, but are they 2 inches spaced apart center to center? I'm trying to see if their wrist roller attachment will fit my Rogue RM-6.

HeavyIron8‎, 12-03-2019 02:19 PM
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Mixing bumpers and iron plates

I’m getting ready to place an order for some Rogue Echo bumpers and I’m trying to figure out how many I need. -Will be used on stall mats. -No oly lifts, just deadlifts that aren’t dropped -Would be using the bumpers with smaller diameter plates like 25’s and 35’s, where only the bumpers...

Deadlift4‎, 12-11-2019 07:40 PM
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I put vaseline on my cable machine cables, huge improvement

I read in a few threads about users putting vaseline on their cables to improve smoothness & reduce friction. I just did this and can vouch for a huge improvement. I have a body solid BFFT10R functional trainer that I got off craigslist as well as an old powerblocks lat pulldown / low-row...

VTLifts‎, 12-08-2019 11:53 AM
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Question Can you help me understand the percentages in my digital scale?

I've lost about 4kg in the 10 days since I started with my diet and exercise. Now that I'm checking to see the difference with day 0, I realized I never understood some things about the extra info that my scale estimates. Please see the images attached and confirm or correct the following...

Xavaneptus‎, 12-11-2019 07:37 AM
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Can anyone Identify this barbell??

I bought this barbell today with a bunch of CAP plates was just wondering if anyone can identify it? It has absolutely no markings. The knurling is really good and aggressive it has no center knurling

eldudderino‎, 03-18-2017 03:20 PM
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Best floor protection for small space (~5'x7')

Looking to set up a small workout area at home for days I want to get a quick workout in without having to go to the commercial gym. Area is small - roughly 5'x7' - can be as small as 4'x6' or as large a 6'x8'. On that area I'm planning on having the Rep AB-3100 Adjustable Bench and Rep...

adamsz‎, 12-10-2019 12:50 PM
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Rep AB-3100v3 as Decline bench

is Rep AB-3100v3 bench use as decline bench?(removing the verticle support and bring back pad all the way down) have anyone tried it?

Gkym28‎, 12-09-2019 09:39 PM
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