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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: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=109374491 Round 2: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=124520311 Round 3: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161832313 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: 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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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: 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 Bodybuilding.com 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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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked, http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147291533&page=1, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 AM
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Strength Equipment No. 234 Seated Leverage Row Review

On Friday July 20th (10 days before my Birthday) my Strength Equipment seated leverage row arrived by YRC freight, it was originally supposed to be here by last Monday and according to tracking was sitting around a few towns over which that particular town is only a half hour away from my home. ...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 07:12 PM
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Cheap box squat options

I want to implement box squat in my training, but I don't want to pay for a real squat seat. I have limited space, so a massive diy box is not the best option. I saw and heard about people using a valve box available at home depot (example:Orbit 12 in. Standard Extension Valve Box). Are...

redviking‎, Yesterday 10:40 AM
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Powerblocks a good choice?

I think all I'll need is the set of 50lb dumbells that are adjustable. I heard its not too bulky, and the price is reasonable. After I surpass 50lb for each would it be better off getting a barbell? Once you add the 90lb expansion the thing starts looking really bulky, seems like it will get in the...

John4531‎, 07-21-2018 11:43 AM
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45 Degree Back Hyperextension question

I’ve been considering buying a 45 degree back hyperextension and was wondering if there’s any difference between models that have a foot roller and those with a lip that extends from the foot plate in terms of comfort and feel/effectiveness when doing back raises?

glossyMac17‎, 07-21-2018 05:03 PM
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Looking for opinions from people that have used the Manta Ray for squats.

I am looking to add some new squat variations to the rotation and figured it could be a possibility. Is it different enough from normal high bar and front squats to justify its purchase?

zGwild‎, Yesterday 12:58 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 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148349563 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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Question HELP: Buying SSB... please advise

Hey guys, I haven't been as active lately, but am looking for an SSB. I have a weird pain in my forearm and also my shoulders/arms are super tight after benching and it's just not comfortable to squat in the normal low-bar position. EliteFTS SSB (SS Yoke Bar) was always considered to be the...

bobcat255‎, 07-04-2018 08:58 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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York Barbell Cast Plates

Anyone know how well these fit, thinking of adding some Cast Plates to my lineup. Got some Body Solid ones a while back and returned them as the opening were all 2 3/8” so were super sloppy on the bar. Currently using some Bumpers but need more plates. Nothing locally to grab cheap.

CraigThoreson‎, 07-21-2018 07:34 PM
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Home gym build almost complete

Here is the semi-completed update for my garage gym. It is the third bay of a 3-var garage that started as completely unfinished without drywall or insulation. https://i.imgur.com/Pdy7yTl.jpg We initially built a platform to level the floor that has fall in two directions and made barbell...

Scotty-Z‎, 07-21-2018 01:28 PM
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New Titan Fitness

They put a lot of new products on the site today. Clone of the Rogue Hr-2 and Sml-2. I was browsing ebay and looks like they have a monolift not listed on their site yet. Seems to be be a bolt on. Type this # in ebay search: 132177711276

kevin3636‎, 05-01-2017 08:28 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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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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Vulcan V-FFPR

Anyone know if this is compatible with Rogue J Cups, Spotter Arms etc. Called them this morning to order and they don't sell extra J Cups.

nwobhm‎, 07-09-2018 07:00 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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York FTS Lat Pull-Down Machine

Hi guys. I'm interested in a lat pulldown machine for my garage gym, $600 or less. The unit that looks the best to me is the York FTS machine, because it has the dual steel bars the weight goes up&down on. I cant find a single review anywhere online for this machine. Anyone here able to provide a...

ParxPoker‎, 07-17-2018 04:58 AM
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Looking to buy a FID bench and squat rack

Is this bench good? I'm debating if I should buy the below bench or if I should buy just a regular flat bench. This would be my max price and actually over my budget but I'm trying to justify the purchase if the bench is good because I won't be the only one using it. The reason for this...

forcesof2‎, 07-20-2018 06:40 AM
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d2mini's "Home Gym in a Shed" Build

It's time for this newbie to get serious! I searched the great wide interwebs and couldn't find too many shed-based home gyms. So I figured this would be good to document! I'm starting this thread at the very beginning in hopes that all you years and years of experience will help me get set up...

d2mini‎, 12-13-2017 08:56 AM
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X3 Bar - Good or Bad?

Has anyone used this? Is this gold or garbage?

arocko1287‎, 01-11-2018 08:17 PM
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Anyone else use bands for hypertrophy??

I only been using them about 2-3 months noe but holy hell it feels awesome. Like a lot of other people, I always saw them as something power lifters use to overcome sticking points. Man was I wrong. Reverse band Hack squat, military press, inclined barbell bench... AMAZING. See links below for...

jk202‎, 07-18-2018 03:08 PM
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DIY: How to make your own earthquake bamboo barbell For about $11

I wanted to start doing these to see if it helped my shoulder so I made one up to try it out. tR6o_hz0NTo

smokinHawk‎, 07-14-2016 09:46 AM
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Weight scales that are accurate for high weight, 300+ lbs folks?

God only knows if I'm going to stick with it or not, but if I'm going to have an hope of sticking with a diet, I'm going to need scales that I feel I can put some actual confidence in. In the past, I've had digital scales that, simply by stepping off and then back on, could vary as much at 15-20...

Jcorb‎, 07-19-2018 05:03 AM
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Rogue OPB in the Boneyard $195 Bare Steel

As of now, they're still in stock if you're in the market for another bar. Just picked up another one...I don't see the bare steel ones hit the boneyard very often. My first boneyard bar arrived and I couldn't spot the flaw, so hopefully I get as lucky on this one.

sixxes‎, 07-18-2018 12:57 PM
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No spotter... difference between a power rack & regular squat/bench rack?

I can't post photos or links, so I'll try to describe as best as possible. The ideal setup (what has been recommended to me) is a "Power Rack, with lat-pull down/low cable row extension" But I have low ceilings and a small amount of space), it might be doable, but VERY tight and not really...

nathaliev‎, 07-18-2018 07:03 AM
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