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All about equipment and iron!

Sticky Thread Sticky: Pic's and discussion of your "Home Gym"

Lets see where you work out. Mine;

Rocket‎, 12-18-2005 08:49 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: 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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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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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: 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 a reminder; this time of year, more and more spammers will be attempting to promote their junk and/or websites in this forum. Don't quote or reply to such posts or threads; simply use the 'report' function, and moderators will deal with them. Thanks.

ironwill2008‎, 11-23-2016 07:12 AM
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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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Storing weights on reverse hyper

For owners of reverse hyper, do you leave your plates on there? I'm just wondering if leaving plates on the swing arm will have any negative effect on the bearings in the long run. I'd love to leave my plates on there as it's such a PIA for me to load/unload them, but I don't want risk...

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Belt squat machine

Does anyone here have Wenning's Belt Squat or a Pit Shark? Or any other bely squat out there? If so, what kind of footprint does it take up? Obviously there is the machine size, but what size space does it actually need to work around it, load plates etc? I really want one, but $3-4k...

Narc1911‎, 09-24-2017 09:46 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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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 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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Bumper plates? Change plates?

I recently purchased a Rogue Ohio bar (not because it's the best, but it has some excellent reviews and was well-priced) and am now looking to get some plates to go along with it. I will be lifting primarily at home doing all the typical powerlifting exercises in addition to some others (before...

xyeLz‎, Yesterday 10:23 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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Question Rep AB 3100 Bench - How long before v2?

Like most equipment upgrades, I don't need this right now but would be a big step up from what I have currently. Will sell that once I upgrade. Price and function this bench is all I need and then some. I currently have an FID wanna be clone (CAP quality) and not using the incline or decline...

NHAngler‎, 09-02-2017 08:02 AM
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Dumbbell Limits & Question about barbells

Hi, I only use dumbbells but I am realizing that only using dumbbells somewhat limits what I can do. I am thinking of getting a barbell, but I have never used a barbell before (female, middle age). I also would have no one to use as a spotter. Would I be able to do enough with the barbells...

kim59‎, Yesterday 12:53 PM
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Anyone have Spud Suspension Straps with Rack Savers?

I recently placed my first order for a Spud, Inc. product and received it today. I must first admit that the build quality of these straps is insanely awesome. These are very impressive quality. However, I didn't account for how large *each* of them are. The Rack Savers hang about a foot from the...

xyeLz‎, Yesterday 04:42 PM
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Treadmill - how to deactivate safety

So I've just bought my first treadmill. Among my tests, I decided to try out the safety key. It's a magnetic type so I just plucked it off while the treadmill was running. The motor stopped, so everything was fine. However, after sticking the magnetic key in its place again, I can't seem to...

Simmons07‎, Yesterday 10:44 AM
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Smile Help with building a power rack - hole spacing and size doubts

Hello, i plan to build a power rack (already ordered the steel) it's 70x70 mm and 3mm (11 gauge) steel, i first planned to do something like the rogue r-4, but then i realized 25 mm between centers of holes on the west-side 1 inch hole spacing will only leave me 8mm of the upright material between...

xarenwo‎, Yesterday 04:25 AM
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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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Quick barbell question?

Can someone measure the distance between the lines on an American Barbell bar with 2 lines? Have not used my home gym in 5 months and my bars have the 32 and 36 inch lines..

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Cable attachment reviews and opinions

Back to the boards and thought I'd share my second review/opinion article, this time it's on some of the cable attachments I own so far. Here's the link to my reviews... https://blog.adamantbarbell.com/3330/cable-attachment-reviews-and-opinions/

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 09-21-2017 08:52 PM
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Question Best folding bench?

Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a compact weights bench for use at home, but space is limited so it needs to be folding. I've found a couple that look interesting, in particular the York 13-in-1 (second-hand for £50 in good condition). I like how versatile the York is, in particular the back...

lebjos‎, 09-20-2017 11:49 PM
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Ivanko/York Singles Club

Thanks to NorthernMorris for the idea on this......sorry if the title made you think it was going to be eHarmony for high end plate owners. It's eHarmony for high end plates. You got single plates that need a partner???? Post it here. Anyways, I've got a single 25# OMEZH. I'm looking for...

aj2754‎, 12-19-2013 01:29 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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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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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 anally prison style: ...

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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Rogue Lat pull down, low row combo

Was doing some research with some old threads, was curious if anyone ever acquired this piece and their thoughts? I'm unsure if sitting on a bench, like the Legend fitness pieces, or sitting on the floor makes any real difference in exercise quality? I am leaning towards Rogue, as I have...

tjp15785‎, 09-23-2017 04:30 PM
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Rogue stainless power bar vs. Ivanko powerlifting bar (OBX)

I have a choice to decide between the Ivanko OBX-20kg (for $350 + shipping) and the upcoming Rogue stainless power bar, which will be out in 2 weeks (price is TBD). Which do you think you'd prefer?

pbk3jg0‎, 08-28-2017 11:41 AM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 06:40 AM
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Ethos or Rage bumper plates?

Hey everyone. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the bumper plates at dicks sporting goods? I was looking at getting a few bumper plates such as a set of 10's, 25's to start with maybe even 45's. Titan and rep fitness are pretty close in price and all but dicks sporting goods has...

Alan21‎, 09-23-2017 04:15 PM
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Old school Equipment

Anybody know the serial numbers and or where I can find manuals to the attached photo'd old school Nautilus ab machine and old school lower back machine. I had the opportunity to purchase both of these for my home gym, got them at a steel but now since they have been disassembled for ease of...

WILDBILL‎, 09-24-2017 08:50 AM
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