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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: 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 07:22 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: 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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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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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: 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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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: 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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Seated calf machine - space killer.

I have a small but efficient garage gym. I have a few ways of working calf’s, as you see in my video below. I also can do them standing with a barbell on the shoulders. My question is do you think a seated calf machine is a waste of money and a space killer for a home gym ...

adamgentile‎, 01-12-2020 03:33 PM
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That time of year

It’s that time of year people. The time of year that marks all the new members to the gym. The ladies and gentlemen of the “New Years resolution” crowd. It gets crowded, there’s less free equipment to go around, and there’s less gym etiquette. Let’s all make sure we remember; everyone starts...

alabamamercy‎, 12-31-2019 12:02 AM
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Prime fitness Trap Bar

Hi folks, i have been lurking at the new Prime fitness trap bar since it was released back in september. It has the options of regular handles, kaz handles (cone fat grip) and rot-8 handles (their perfect grip). Finally, today, after a week of deliberation, i have finally pulled the trigger and...

alexthaman‎, 01-02-2020 12:32 PM
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Calf machine help

Hi all I’m using a Life Fitness standing calf machine with weights that go up in increments of 20 lb. There are 2 intermediate weights that you can pull down, both of which are labelled as 5 lb. Am I right in thinking that this is a bad design / doesn’t work? For example, one of the...

andyg2886‎, 01-06-2020 11:18 PM
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Craiglist Bars

What is a good deal for rogue 1.0, rogue 2.0, ohio, and american barbell ceratoke? Thanks in advance

Anonymous1982‎, 01-11-2020 11:56 PM
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Identify this barbell?

Thanks in advance

Anonymous1982‎, 01-08-2020 08:07 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 08:30 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 11:30 AM
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Let's see your KG plates!

Some recent threads got me thinking about Olympic plates in kilogram (KG, Kg, or kg) weights. Here in 'Murica, we often talk about plates with Imperial system (pounds) weights, but not everybody is from 'Murica. And you all don't necessarily have plates in pounds. So, let's see your Kg plates! ...

AttyGuy‎, 03-01-2014 06:33 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 06:38 AM
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Question Gym Managers: When/How Often a Machine is Being Used — Useful Info?

Hi folks. Say you could stick a smart magnet to each of your squat racks. These smart magnets detect if a machine is in use and syncs that info to a central computer over WiFi. With this info, you could answer questions like: “are ellipticals or treadmills more popular?”, “do I need more squat...

biohazardpb4‎, 01-12-2020 08:17 PM
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How to determine bar weights and how to know machine weights?

These are things that I've wondered for a long, long time yet just now asking, so I do apologize for any ignorance before hand. For the bar bells, is there an industry standard for weight? I seem to remember the normal Barbell is normally 45lbs on it's own with the smaller ones being around...

BJoe‎, 01-07-2020 01:57 AM
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home gym Beginner

I would like to take my training at home, Im still a beginner, but the lack of gym options and the traffic that gym has is unbearable. there isnt any Used option in my area ( montreal,quebec,canada) or nothing really interesting, So I was wondering if you guys had suggestion over stuff...

Blitzilla‎, 12-28-2019 11:06 AM
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Question Cannot deadlift with belt, am I too fat or does it just not fit?

Dad bought me an ott belt for christmas, only been able to use it recently as I was sick. I literally can't deadlift with it on because it cuts right into my guts. I can't tell if it is just because I've put on a few kilos of fat over the past few months or if it is just a bad fit. It is a...

Bolognie1‎, 01-18-2020 07:40 PM
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Question Floorplan options / setup help

I'm closing on a new place which has a finished basement. Luckily there is an attached "theater room" i.e. no windows which will be converted into a dedicated gym. I don't have a lot of equipment but having a difficult time trying to find the best way of setting it up. I haven't moved in so it's...

canmancando‎, 01-06-2020 12:20 PM
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European delivery - best dumbbells?

Guys, I’m looking for a complete set of dumbbells to add to my home gym (a 1-10kg set and a 12.5 to, oh, maybe about 35kg for now, racks included). I’d prefer round over hex, and something that looks good (meaning no horrible paint jobs or materials that are going to chip with first use and look...

Corbets‎, 01-12-2020 04:10 AM
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The Official Craigslist Thread (part 2)

Okay, part one got over 10,000 repolies, which slows the board down, so I closed it. here is the link to it. continue it here

ctgblue‎, 05-14-2010 01:26 PM
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Plate Loaded Pullover Machine...

For me, I enjoy using this machine. I also do the DB version but I have been looking for a plate loaded one. I found a company in Australia that makes one, however they don't ship to the US. I know Hammer Strength has one also, but it is outrageous. Does anybody know of any other brands? ...

dangoody27‎, 08-27-2010 10:33 AM
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Preacher curl atTchment for bench

Does anybody know tubing size for ironmaster bench attatchments? I'd like to fit this preecher curl add-on to my rep fitness zero Gap bench where the leg roller atatchment is.

DarthCholo‎, 12-28-2019 11:27 PM
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Curl Pieces (The Good And The Ugly)...

I noticed these two curl pieces the other day, BWTG (the good) has a custom preacher curl attachment for the side of the rack which looks promising to those with a decent amount of space in their home gym... And Titan (the ugly...of course) has some...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-22-2019 08:07 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 11:22 AM
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Attyguy Home Gym Pictures Featured...

Just came across this on the front page of Two Rep Cave's blog site... Atty home gym homage, guess he must've hid the jelq machine, unicycle, lotion, tissues and other various misc toys to make it look representable for the blog site lol. Congrats on being...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 01-15-2020 10:44 AM
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Rogue Echo Bike Opinions

Anyone own and have any experience using this air bike? Thoughts on it? Even though cardio sucks and I could just walk and find other means of cardio on the cheap to nothing side of things, I figure in the New England weather such as winters I could use this bike and was thinking of possibly...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 07-10-2018 11:07 AM
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Garage gym standing leg curl options?

Are there any standing leg curls options with a small footprint for a gym with a limited space? Somthing simple that mounts to a wall maybe. I'm missing leg curls the most since getting a garage gym.

eddiegoodfellar‎, 12-30-2019 07:35 AM
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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 06:54 PM
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