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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: 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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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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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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How does Arsenal copy the Nebula designs if Rogue acquired Nebula?

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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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Rogue Monster Lat Pulldown purchase

So I received a rogue Monster lat pull down and thought I'd share some thoughts as I couldn't find a lot of information when I was mulling this purchase for the past two years. I've been buying Rogue for years and I am generally a fan. 1. It was expensive, just a little less than $3500. 2....

tjp15785‎, 02-07-2018 04:51 PM
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Eleiko trap bar

Anyone have it? What are your thoughts, significantly better than say a Rogue trap bar? I wouldn't be doing squats lunges or carries with it but want to buy all "grail" stuff now. I always end up buying the better one in the end and spending more..

martyanderson‎, 10-12-2019 10:07 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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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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Cable or lever belt squat

Is there one that’s better than the other ? I know lever the weight depending on where the loading horns are in relation to where you clip on can differ hugely and I was always under the impression that a cable such as west side athletic platform is a truer weight? Might have that totally wrong. ...

Rottweiler59‎, 09-15-2019 10:13 AM
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Sanddune Stepper - Quick Thoughts Review

I haven't seen any talk of this here, so figured I'd toss it out there. qbAO1WX7XWA A Few Notes Most people are going to do exactly what I did the first few times I saw it and ignore it for some gimmicky garbage. I did that at least 5 times before I read...

Dont Want None‎, 04-03-2019 08:45 AM
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power rack and flat bench, or dumbbells first?

Is it better to get a power rack and flat bench first, or get adjustable dumbbells first? I understand it would be good to get both, but the budget does not allow getting all of that at the same time. Can spend around $600 per year. Currently I have one barbell and iron plates, and an old...

S0what‎, 10-12-2019 05:54 PM
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Vertical Climbers

Hi All, What are your recommendations for the best vertical climbers available today to emulate climbing or any other exercise that requires lifting body weight. I require at least full-body impact and not just the legs.

techmitch23‎, 10-12-2019 11:31 PM
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Buying a power cage... have some questions

What up fellas? My wife and I are in the process of turning our unfinished basement into a home gym and cancel our gym memberships. We picked out the Sole F63 for a treadmill because it had great reviews for a residential treadmill and a pretty decent warrant. My next task is picking out a power...

sanzz18‎, 09-28-2019 11:06 PM
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Rogue lat pulldown machine discontinued?

I was gathering info about lat pulldowns. I see that Rogue pulldown is out-of-stock on their website. So I called them and a lady said:" I cannot provide any information when and if the machine will be available." I am curious about the "if" part. Does it mean it is on its way to be discontinued?...

jmb66‎, 03-29-2017 09:55 AM
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Treadmill Recommendations

Looking to replace my 20 yo Nordic Track treadmill for my home gym. Recommendations? Is it possible to get something of decent quality in the $1-$2k range? A few years back, the thinking seemed to be “go commercial.” There seem to be more options out there today. Thoughts?

lpaul626‎, 10-08-2019 04:57 AM
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I'm curious if anyone has ever ordered equipment through Alibaba and what their experience might have been. There seems to be a lot of stuff that you could take a flyer on to see if it was worth it. For example a "MAG" set of attachments for just north of $100. I'm definitely interested to hear if...

RoCol‎, 10-08-2019 04:06 PM
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Bar from Amazon

found this bar on amazon BRONSON Crossfit Barbell anyone using it??? any feedback??? $360 looks like a good deal for 1500lb capacity and bearings in each sleeve

JamesCalgary‎, 10-10-2019 05:34 PM
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Bells of Steel Belt Squat V2 REVIEW

who doesn’t want a belt squat machine for their gym? Unfortunately, most of them are priced in the thousands, and unpractical for the average home gym. Enter...the Bells of Steel v2 Belt Squat machine! At $750, it’s one of three...

grubman‎, 10-02-2019 04:53 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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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 03:57 PM
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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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The Official Body Masters Thread

I'm a big fan of Body Masters equipment. Their products were well thought out and designed. Top quality manufacturing and over built. Too bad they are not around anymore. Starting this thread for owners of these products to show off what they have and to hopefully answer any questions. To...

skrebs01‎, 02-08-2017 02:32 PM
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York Barbell G2 Rubber Plates

Anyone got any experience with these plates? I'm looking to change all my plates to match and there is enough "as new" on eBay at an ok price, within a reasonable distance to collect. I'm...

FatRuss‎, 09-13-2019 05:50 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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My recent builds

I'm getting too many emails asking "what can I do", so I tought I'd put these in the same thread. These are just final (or close to final) pictures. No descriptions. Questions welcome. Racks and benches

Mech6‎, 12-11-2013 08:17 PM
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[Review] RepFitness: Hard Chrome Rackable Curl Bar

It's a curl bar review. How exciting could this possibly be? Crap no one cares about: Shipping: Ordered on a Saturday. Shipped Monday, received the bar Thursday (4 total days). Packaging: Excellent! I rarely get excited about packaging. This is the exception. The tube used is stout....

Synthetickiller‎, 10-04-2019 06:06 PM
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Goalder NY to LA run and Garage question

Hello, I'm moving across the country (US) and taking my gym. Below is one heads up and a question for you all. Heads up - Goalder Transportation is going to make a run from NY to LA to move my gym in late October. If anyone is looking to ship something across the country you may want to reach...

vtshep1‎, 10-05-2019 08:01 AM
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