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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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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: 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. 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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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: 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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Most recommended olympic weightlifting shoes?

What is the most recommended olympic weightlifting shoes in the market right now? Budget is probably anything under $150. I've tried barefoot and converses and I would like to give olympic weightlifting shoes a try before judging whether it's appropriate for me.

mightyliang‎, 01-23-2022 12:45 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 06:54 PM
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Rep vs Titan vs Fray Functional Trainer

I'm in the process of building out my home gym and would like to get a functional trainer. I've come across 3 in the $2-2.5k range that I'm interested in but have no experience with any of the brands. They are: Rep FT-5000 ($2300): * 2:1 ratio * 11 gauge steel frame * Dual 220 lb weight...

bglinkerman‎, 01-23-2022 10:33 AM
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Air Bike vs Rower for muscle engagement?

1.) Looking to pick up something like a Rogue Echo bike or a Concept2 rower. To anyone here that has used both a rower and air bike (with handles), what do you think is better for overall muscle engagement? I've used rowers to "warm up" before and while I enjoy the upper body workout, I never...

FennecTheFox‎, 01-23-2022 02:04 PM
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Squat Wedges

Does anyone have any recommendations on squat wedges? I'm looking for a single squat wedge that will fit inside a 46" rack. I don't want doubles. I've never used them before and normally put either a 2 or 1x4 under my heals or deep dish 5 or 10lb plates.

thedickus‎, 01-20-2022 05:29 PM
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Abs and glutes workout equipment

Any suggestion for Abs and glutes workout equipment?

Rein19‎, 01-20-2022 08:50 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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Best Non Wi-Fi Body Fat Monitor Scale?

Where can I find a body fat monitor scale that doesn't have "Bluetooth", and doesn't require you to connect to the internet?? The last BF monitor scale I purchased was in the early 2000s. It doesn't work anymore, so I'm looking for its replacement. But every goddamn scale now on the market...

Joer1212‎, 01-16-2022 06:52 PM
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Rack depth: is 30" depth worthwhile?

Due to my Sorinex Bulldog purchase, I'm looking to upgrade to a rack with 1" holes. I've been using a Rogue half-rack for years and recently used a Sorinex rack that was about 40-42" depth inside. That felt spacious and I loved using it with straps where I could set the side nearest my face a bit...

Afo3‎, 12-29-2021 08:32 AM
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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped :

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 04:57 PM
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Gold Gym XR30 with broken cable

Hello all, I have an XR30, and the cable below the bench has broken away from the leg part of the bench I wanted to start using the leg, and other parts cabling system but haven't used it in a while and wondered if there is something I should do to the cable system before using such as oil, or...

dee001‎, 01-19-2022 02:20 PM
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Transformer bar - best settings?

I picked up a transformer bar a few weeks ago and I'm looking for ideas for about 4-5 settings to use and throw into my rotation. Mostly for 1RM attempts (conjugate max effort). For rep work I can figure it out myself if I ever get there. So what have people found the most useful that has some...

Mech6‎, 01-11-2022 06:10 PM
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Barbell help

Does anyone know whats wrong with this barbell? Seems to me the sleeve has come loose, how do i fix it? Thanks

tallaght12‎, 01-19-2022 06:27 AM
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Pricing on Arsenal Strength chest pieces

Does anyone happen to have pricing for the Incline and Flat Arsenal reloaded pieces? Just had a chance to use these this weekend and really liked them. Would like to make sure I get reasonable pricing out of Arsenal as a smaller buyer so want some idea what people are paying in the market. I...

Afo3‎, 01-18-2022 10:09 AM
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Question Functional Trainers: INSPIRE FT2 versus TuffStuff CXT-200

Hey all! This is only my 2nd post in many, MANY years (apologies if this thread exists elsewhere); hoping you can help out with a decision based on company history/product support: - Inspire's FT2 up against TuffStuff's CXT-200 - (built-in Smith on the FT2 not a real selling point for me,...

r0undeye‎, 03-27-2021 08:59 AM
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Looking for help in search for barbell

About 3 months ago I started building a home gym and actually lifting with purpose (more than a half-assed attempt with a set of dumbbells). At the time, I knew even less than I know now and jumped at a FB Marketplace add selling an "Olympic" barbell for $35. Truth be told, it has, and still...

hanzosbm‎, 12-23-2021 11:41 AM
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Is it normal for there to be a gap between your wrist wraps and your arms?

I have two pairs of 18" Rip Toned wrist wraps, one called "stiff" and the other called "less stiff". I use the less stiff ones for squats. They wrap around my wrists snugly. But for the stiff ones, there is like a 1/2" gap between them and my forearm above my wrists, even if I pull them tight: ...

mileena202‎, 01-16-2022 10:15 AM
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nautilus xpload squat rack - any info on this rack or this line from nautilus

a nautilus xpload rack was just posted for sale near me but i can't seem to find any info on it or what would be a fair price for it? Was the xpload line made in china or usa? anyone here have any experience with it? seems like its 7ga steel and the upright cover is made of stainless steel. also...

windstrukt1‎, 01-15-2022 10:11 AM
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Can anyone ID this lat pulldown / mid row ?

Can anyone ID this lat pulldown / mid row ?

Duplicitous‎, 01-12-2022 05:44 PM
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MaxPro Portable Cable Machine

Anybody have it? It only gives concentric resistance, but I recall that Glen Pendlay had really good things to say about concentric only weightlifting. /K0X82ESKrK8

supramax‎, 01-09-2022 12:07 PM
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Problem with rubber grip twisting on old Pro Rexan power block set

I have this old set of power blocks. I’m having a problem with the handles twisting when I get to heavier weights. I’ve heard about the knurled stainless steel handle replacements. I’ve considered them, but they’re kind of pricey. I’ve also looked into the company and getting a complete new handle...

kduff73‎, 01-08-2022 11:53 AM
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Hammer Strength HD Elite -- Compatible non HS J hooks?

Do any of the other companies that make similar racks have accessories that work with Hammer Strength? I bought a used HD Elite power rack, and my ohio power bar in 2 workouts already has done more to wear the plastic down then multiple years of gym bars using it. And way more then it ever did...

NickThe13th‎, 02-10-2019 12:17 PM
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Another upgraded feature in the Football/Swiss Bar wars...

We have many offerings in the Football/Swiss Bar market these days and I stumbled upon yet another one...certainly not the end all be all when it comes to the nearly endless list of bars of this caliber, but as of a post from 6 months ago, Reps Direct now offers stainless steel sleeves on their...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 01-09-2022 02:16 PM
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Body-Solid Jammer Arms

Hello, Seems like a lot of knowledgeable people here, I'm hoping someone can help me out. I'm looking for anyone that has any real use experience wiith the Body-Solid Jammer Arms. Body Solid promotes the arms for use with their Body-Solid SPR1000 Power Rack. I'm trying to determine how well the...

Carguy238‎, 01-08-2022 01:02 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 04:19 PM
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