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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 07:36 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 08:33 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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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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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: 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. Before using a belt, learn to breathe Many people, unaware of detailed anatomical and physiological processes, breathe incorrectly when exercising....

cmarti063‎, 05-16-2014 06:22 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 02:56 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 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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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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Angled Swiss Bar

Need some suggestions/thoughts please. i just bought an Angled Swiss Bar recently with below dimensions: XM FITNESS Black Steel Swiss Bar Angled The XM Athletic Series: A new and innovative Swiss Bar from XM FITNESS. Material: Steel Colour: Black Weight: 10kg / 22lb Dimensions: 211cm x...

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Initial impression: Kabuki transformer bar (blemish version)

Will append this and add pictures later. Ordered the blemish version (10% off) not to save money but because it was in stock and my shoulder has been a complete dick of late. Figured it was worth a few scratches ot get a low bar squat without continuing shoulder pain. From a quick look there...

cwcmac‎, 04-21-2021 09:59 PM
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Question $3K Budget Home Gym Help

Hi all, I would like to get back into strength training and need some help selecting home gym equipment to cover all the bases. I am not an expert but also not completely new to body building. I have a $3K budget and would like to setup a home gym in the basement. The ceiling is 82",...

MattMF‎, 04-21-2021 06:20 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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Ivanko Olympic Compression Collars?

The following picture comes from Ivanko's web page and shows various versions of their compression collars. I'm particularly interested in the copper looking pair. Has anyone seen these for sale anywhere? Ivanko doesn't have a separate picture or a price for them.

dumb.bell‎, 09-10-2011 06:18 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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Was This A Crazy Purchase?

I've read through my old thread asking about kettlebell suggestions and I finally came upon the decision to get Kettlebell Kings competition 20kg and 24kg bell...I bought the 24kg bell first because the 20kg bell wasn't in stock, but I'll keep on the look out for it...saved an initial 10% off and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 04-19-2021 04:33 PM
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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 01:44 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 05:38 AM
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The final bar question

So i calculated up my total bars My goal is to have 42 total bars, and i have 2 potential ones i have in mind, so id like opinions for a final bar My only no nos are No curl bars (quite happy with my iron grip curls and promaxima preacher benches) No eleiko open trap or trap bars period....

matrix563‎, 04-18-2021 10:20 PM
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New Gym Building Questions--I need your advice.

You all in this thread are amazing resources of information. I need your wisdom and advice. I am erecting a 135' x 60' steel outbuilding in a few months which will serve as my new gym. I want to construct it so that I can possibly make it into a private gym/spa business on the side. I haven't...

nnclark11‎, 04-21-2021 07:56 AM
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Endless rope trainer - alibaba? Anyone know if its any good?

matrix563‎, 04-20-2021 08:51 PM
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Ironmaster Heavy Handle plate kit in stock - go go go!

I keep browsing the IM site hoping for kettlebells and noticed the Heavy Handle kit is available. I had the IM dumbbells for 3-4 months before I got the heavy handle kit and it's an absolute game changer. I would say it's a "must" upgrade. Better balance and more compact are by far the...

VTLifts‎, 04-21-2021 05:58 AM
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Steelflex Equipment

Anyone familiar with this brand? Prices don't seem to bad. Watched a few videos on youtube.

grumpytude‎, 04-20-2021 12:29 PM
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Ajustable dumbbells how long they last ? How reliable ?

Hi, If that question has already been answered pls send me the link. I'm thinking about buying a pair of 90 pounds ajustable dumbbells. But before paying 700$ for something I wonder how long do dumbbells like that last ? 3 years ? 5 years ? can I expect 10 years of regular use (5 days a...

GolDWhisKy‎, 04-14-2021 11:52 AM
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45 degree leg press vs Leverage

I am currently using my trusty bodycraft F660 leg press. I like it but curious about the leverage leg presses. Have a repeating ankle injury and it seemes the leverage machines footplate continues to move along the axis in line with your foot and ankle position, where as a 45 degree unit stays in...

grumpytude‎, 04-20-2021 12:16 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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'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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Orange/black or orange/chrome Ohio bar FTW

I am looking at ordering this squatting bar from Rogue (although I think it’s kind of long), but while I’m at it I’m going to order their bar gun rack , and debating to also order another Ohio bar for bench press As I’ve mentioned,I’m...

MajorTendonitis‎, 04-18-2021 08:17 PM
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Plantarflexed vs. dorsiflexed in non-linear leg presses?

Is there any logic to foot flexion on different leg presses? For example, the Medx Avenger is slightly plantar flexed or neutral whereas the H-Squat is massively dorsiflexed. In general I would prefer a slightly plantar flexed position but was wondering if there are any downsides beyond eventually...

Afo3‎, 04-19-2021 07:50 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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Anyone familiar with this curling bar rack ?

I’m debating to add something like this so I have a place to load my curling bar.

MajorTendonitis‎, 04-16-2021 10:09 PM
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Titan Seated Ham Curl vs Lying Ham Curl Machines.

Anyone here have real world experience with either, or preferably both of these machines? Obviously I don't expect high end commercial quality at the price point, but I don't want to blow $500 on pure garbage either. It's been a long time since I've been in a gym that had both pieces of equipment,...

78novacaine‎, 04-14-2021 07:29 AM
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Resistance Bands

I keep seeing resistance bands for pull aparts and other exercises. Thinking about purchasing some. Intermediate+ lifter. Been lifting for 30, years, but advanced to me are powerlifters. 185 lb. male What should the length be? What should I get for resistance? I don't want light as possible...

AlBHappy‎, 04-16-2021 06:02 AM
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