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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 3)

The last thread got up over 10,000 posts with too many people asking if they should pick up the bowflex down the street, so it's time to start a new one. Let's all keep our eyes open for the shake weights for .20/lb, strap on our Chucks, and speed away on our unicycles for those sweet pick ups....

aclockworkoi‎, 05-09-2014 11:16 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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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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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: ***READ THIS FIRST*** Official workout equipment FAQ

We've been talking about starting a thread like this a number of times... so I'll start out with some of the more common questions and I'm sure it'll expand from there. Q: "I'm a newb and I want to know what I should get to start my home gym?" A: The majority of people will be best served by...

deseee‎, 02-05-2009 09:02 AM
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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 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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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, Yesterday 04:23 AM
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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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Show us your Eleiko

Old or new, would love to see what Eleiko people have. Here“s some that I have, slowly adding more......

MonkeyT‎, 10-25-2015 02:19 AM
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Unhappy About Sling Shot from SuperTraining of Mark Bell

First of all, sorry for my poor ENG Not sure if this post fit here or other, but the Sling Shot is made for bench so I consider it is a workout equipment... I bought it, but find this phenomenon .....and is it...normal? I just used it for once, and I bench 155lbs 3set for 10 reps speed...

jyoungiu‎, 03-27-2017 09:02 AM
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Seated Leverage Row (Poll)

Which design would you choose between these two seated leverage row machines? Body Master CXP 713 with rotating handles...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 06:32 PM
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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, 03-26-2017 05:06 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 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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Titan issues

So after getting a replacement rack shipped out from Titan, I received a banged up box again and pull out the first upright to find the same defects as the first one. Pretty disappointed and frustrated at this point. Anyone who owns a T3 titan rack, do you guys have stuff like this on the...

indianbuckeye‎, Yesterday 09:42 AM
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Cool The 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'

First there was the 'Equipment Crew'... ...then there was the 'York Crew'... ...followed by the Ivanko.. we have the 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'. This thread is for people that have decided to step away from the pre made and ordinary. Anyone that has decided that not having...

ProtienandIron‎, 04-07-2012 03:16 AM
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Question Custom Round Calf Block- gauging interest

Hello, This is an attempt at gauging interest in custom round calf blocks for machines. Some background of what I currently use: I own three calf machines and a round calf block. {Standing Strength Inc. Equipment machine; Seated Parrillo Calf machine; Seated Rae Crowther calf machine and a...

Nebamartinez‎, Yesterday 07:54 PM
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AmStaff Equip - Ever Heard of Them?

I have been searching around the local area for equipment for a home gym. A local store is selling equipment under the mark of AmStaff. Has anyone heard of this company? They may have this manufactured for them. Just want to know if there is any concern with their construction if the name is...

paqua17‎, 03-01-2011 10:19 AM
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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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best plan for my 2 new nautilus pieces

So i Picked up the nautilus multi bicep and tricep selectorizd versions. They are chrome plated, chain drive, and generally good shape. Before disassembling them to move from a basement, i tested them and they operated perfectly, but were not particularly smooth. There was more resistance then a...

Hardgains88‎, 03-26-2017 12:45 PM
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help one bench to rule them all.

about 6 months ago when I started getting serious about getting stronger I bought the titan power rack a bunch of old metal weight plates and I built my bench because the sporting goods store quality were all wobbly and crap sitting there in the store. Now that I'm clearly sticking through the...

lsi1‎, 03-24-2017 01:48 PM
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Bumper plates?

After quite a long time I am starting to do some Olympic style lifting and am looking for bumper plates. I already have over 1000 lbs of cast plates but I really want some bumpers for piece of mind and the wife's nerves. I'm looking at sets, particularly the Vulcan regulars, the Rogue HGs, and...

ModernWizard‎, Yesterday 06:47 AM
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Tire weight for tire flips

I have little experience with tire flips, yes I intend to practice form, make sure I wont hurt myself, etc, now let's move on and base what tire size/weight I should get strictly off what I should be able to do if I had great form with it. I'm 17 years old, 5'7", 180lbs, my PR's are bench: 200...

ECnation‎, 03-27-2017 08:18 PM
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Titan Fitness - Good Value?

I was looking at some Titan Fitness racks, namely T3 and X3. Does anyone have any experience with these and the benches? The price looks awesome so sharing any experience with their products (recently) would be appreciated.

markymark0724‎, 03-16-2017 09:10 PM
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Alternative to Bowflex 1090

Now before anyone thinks about posting " Bowflex sucks " I've been using the select tech 552 for a few years and never had any problems with them so I'm not sure where the Bowflex hate comes from . Of coarse I'm smart enough not to clank them together or drop them . Anyway I'm now reaching the...

Shadowman82‎, 03-21-2017 01:26 PM
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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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My cheap home gym

I recently set up a home gym on the cheap. I do basic barbell lifts and some jumprope for conditioning, so I didn't need too much equipment. I had a small space in my garage I cleared out that would be just big enough. I live in Portland, OR and unfortunately I was probably going to need to...

DucatiScotty‎, Yesterday 03:16 PM
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My experience with Atlas Wristband

For those who never heard about it, Atlas Wristband is specifically designed for weightlifting tracking. Its main function is figuring out what exercise your are doing and counting reps. I ordered one from Amazon and decided to share my experience. There are two modes. One is a preset workout...

gopnik‎, 01-17-2016 02:57 PM
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Is this even worth it? Power strip

For a host of complicated reasons, I can't go to the gym for another month. I've been using dumbbells and a barbell at home, but I just picked up this piece of equipment from a yard sale for 1 dollar. It's this "Men's Health Power strip 30+ Exercises" thing that you attach to your door and I...

paganoginda‎, 03-26-2017 05:23 PM
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Setting up Small private gym

Hi, I'm a geriatrician (specialize in taking care of elderly). I have a suite next to my office that is around 650 sq ft that I'm in the process of opening up and will convert to a gym. I'm going to rent it out to a trainer to work with my patients. Its probably a good deal for the trainer since...

rgarry‎, 03-27-2017 06:44 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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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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