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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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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What's the consensus on shed-gym floor joist spacing?

Looking at building a shed for lifting this summer, haven't seen too much on this topic. Plan is to at least build a floor on top of skids and either put a shed kit up on top of it or build the rest from scratch. Is standard 16" spacing suitable for deadlifting? I do plan on using some sort of...

jamalfudge‎, Today 06:35 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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'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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Adjustable bench issues

So I’ve been having this issue with my bench at home that I didn’t realize may be an equipment-specific issue until I tried a commercial bench yesterday... I can’t help but over-arch my back while incline pressing on my bench at home (low weight or heavy, doesn’t matter), but I couldn’t even get...

Xpiro‎, 06-19-2021 06:22 PM
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Leverage Squat machines...thoughts?

Might be looking for another option for legs ( we all like variety). Curious to thoughts on a Leverage Squat. {personally I havenever used one. Looking for thoughts/opinions from those that own or have used one. Not looking at anything too elaborate. mainly, powertec/Titan /Bodysoild versions. I...

grumpytude‎, Today 02:35 PM
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Question Need help finding a good functional trainer

Hey guys. I need some help. I have a smaller room that I'm making into a home gym. I'm trying to find the ideal functional trainer for that room. In the past I used to lift weights a lot. I benched 350+, squatted 500+. Ive been out of the game for a while and have got significantly weaker. I...

PorscheFB61‎, 06-21-2021 05:55 PM
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New monolift attachments

Scored some new custom-fabbed (UK supplier) adjustable monolift attachments. I think they look pretty sweet, and they have plastic liners everywhere to protect the bar and rack… but the best feature is the rollers for horizontal adjustments. I guess I can be pretty happy that Rogue Europe took a...

Corbets‎, 06-15-2021 07:37 PM
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Are MAG (Maximum advantage grip) grips really that good?

For quite some time i'm hesitating to buy the Prime or the MAG grips for my homegym, both is too much. I noticed that the MAG grips have a lot of positive user reviews, actually every review is a 5 star review. I didn't try to leave a review, but i can imagine that MAG is filtering only the...

TwanP‎, 06-06-2021 06:43 AM
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Bar for overhead squat

Anybody do these? This lift is a cross-fit thing, which usually I have no interest in. I find this lift very interesting... It involves a lot of core strength and balance. I have done clean and presses and squats forever. Combining the 2 is very challenging. I am considering a 15# technique...

Greybird2‎, 06-19-2021 10:14 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 01:44 PM
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Advantages of this covid situation.

Ok. So it's a massive cluster funk, and we all hate it, but let's have a list of things we can take advantage of during this whole pandemic shiiiit. Working from home is good. I'm particularly interested in any businesses that are actually doing BETTER, or any stuff that you can buy cheaper...

Thunderquip‎, 06-19-2021 07:47 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 04:23 AM
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Show us your Eleiko

Old or new, would love to see what Eleiko people have. Heres some that I have, slowly adding more......

MonkeyT‎, 10-25-2015 02:19 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 02:27 PM
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Replacement pad covers, DIY

Why order replacement pads from full circle when you can diy for more money and way more time. I have not used a sewing machine since home ec in junior high, but have been talking about getting one so my wife bought one for the holidays. I previously purchased replacement pads from full circle for...

EricAtl‎, 01-01-2020 05:54 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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Ironmaster cable tower and super bench pro

For those that have the Ironmaster cable tower and super bench pro, do you find the leg hold down pads not low enough? Thinking of buying the cable tower for my super bench pro. I know the cable tower has three holes/positions for the leg hold down pads but presumably that was built with the...

tytw00‎, 06-17-2021 10:08 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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Troy Pro-style dumbbell repair help

Hello I am new to the forum and wanted to reach out and see if anyone could help provide a solution to my problem. I am picking up a set of Troy pro-style dumbbells 5-35lbs for 200$ as covid prices are crazy this is a relatively decent deal in the WA area. However they need a little love knocking...

TailoredGym‎, 06-14-2021 04:46 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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BWTG Dumbbell Trays, Any Objections?

So I think the chances of my suggestion of a dumbbell tray monolift attachment being built by Mech are as likely as Rip being peaceful to a trapbar and Dean and Rick commonly build only stationary type products...with that said, I've been having an itchy trigger finger on adding the BWTG DB Trays...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-09-2021 11:57 AM
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When the weight stack is too much

Any tips on how to make a weight stack lighter than only one plate? To make it heavier you can put a plate on the pin, but what if one plate is to heavy?

Blackdragon2020‎, 05-31-2021 06:23 AM
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York weight set with golden team weights

So I have this Olympic weight set from like 1980 maybe the seventies solid steel with curl bar straight bar and steel weights. The weights say Golden team on them. then there is a few of those like hand weights. Is this thing worth anything did it all come together I just want it out of my garage...

ocwendy‎, 08-09-2018 06:52 PM
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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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Rogue gun rack installed, and new Rogue bars showed up

I just ordered Rogues stainless steel power bar today , so that will pretty much finish it off. Someone here mentioned they used a board behind their gun rack to keep the bars away from the wall a bit more . I thought it was a good idea and did the same Still some cleaning to do after...

MajorTendonitis‎, 05-28-2021 11:03 PM
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