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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: 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: 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: 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 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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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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Bench905 Home Gym Build/Transformation Thread

Hey guys. Thought I'd post a timeline/transformation of my build. April 2016 Moved to a new house. My wife and I wanted to move, but we were barely looking and hadn't even listed our house yet. Well, I found a house that hit a ton of our wish list points and one of main selling points was...

Bench905‎, 03-30-2018 08:20 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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Hammer Strength squat/lunge machine

Anyone out there have this machine? Obviously its for squat & lunges but I was wondering if if is effective for other exercises like deadlift, calf raises(with a calf block), shrugs etc.

Skidmarx‎, 08-02-2013 02:10 PM
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Dumbbells over 75lbs

Hi all, after lots of looking and deliberating I placed an order for a set of ironmasters. Currently on backorder to come in a couple weeks. I am beginning to wonder if I should add the 125lb upgrade to it yet. Shipping to me was so expensive I imagine I would save a lot to get the add on added to...

Eric2o17‎, Today 08:13 AM
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Rolled Rubber Flooring, Worthwhile Investment?.

I believe some of the regulars have gone with rolled rubber flooring, 3/8" thick Regupol appears to be the main choice. Here in the UK it's sold under the Everroll brand. Given the cost, the amount of work involved in moving equipment and laying the flooring, do you think it's been a worthwhile...

gym62richard‎, 04-20-2018 09:32 AM
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Equipment Crew Tech Thread

Well, here it is. We've been needing this for a little while. Hopefully this can consolidate both techie discussions & all of these headphone questions that pop up now & again. I'll start the thread off with something not as complicated & more universally understood. I took a look...

Synthetickiller‎, 07-29-2016 05:22 PM
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Safety spotter strap system

Does anybody know where I could find safety spotter straps that would be compatible with the titan x2 rack

3r1istruth‎, Today 12:01 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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My garage build

I have been reading here for months and have seen many of Mechs posts and many of you all inspired me to build my own rack. Not to mention my son in college has been asking for a new rack "Rogue" but with paying for his college etc.... Which has been costly I decided to build one. I sold the marcy...

Kenny1448‎, Yesterday 08:03 AM
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Padding on a SSB and Slim Football Bar

I've been researching these two bars for a few weeks now. In a perfect world, the Transformer Bar would have lots of reviews, sterling ones at that, and I'd spend extra and would be done, but I can't find much on it really. First, is the padding that important on a SSB bar? I have a SLAP...

Steelers252006‎, 04-17-2018 07:06 AM
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XTC fitness bench

Hey everyone, I’m hunting for an adjustable bench for my home gym and have my eye on the x series adjustable bench 2.0 from XTC fitness in Canada. 17.5” height, and good price. It’s too bad the only review I can find out there is very negative. I’m hoping there are some people here that have seen...

passion4knives‎, Yesterday 04:36 PM
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Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar Review

Hey everyone, I just published a review of the Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar if anyone is interested in reading. Overall, I'm definitely a fan of the bar. I doubt I'll use it much on deadlifts, but I like it a lot on squats and bench. ...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-11-2018 12:07 PM
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Garage Gym Bench: Cybex 5435 vs Ironmaster Super Bench

What do you think would be better for a garage gym, Cybex or Ironmaster. Currently bench 245 so don't need anything crazy. I've pieced together a great little garage gym, but currently have two benches and would like to consolidate to one. I have a flat bench, which honestly I'll probably keep,...

ja2k‎, Yesterday 12:26 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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The Official Barbells And Specialty Bars Showcase Thread

I thought I'd make this thread as a main spot to show pics of the barbells and specialty bars out there in the weightlifting community since there's not a specific thread showcasing them. Feel free to add the names of the bars as well as the stats if you want to be more specific in helping out...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-09-2017 06:46 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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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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Knee sleeve vs wrap vs brace

Ok here's the deal. 44 yo like to squat heavy or at least try. Have had knee problems for many years. Basically sometimes my knees bother me and doing squats, climbing stairs, etc I can hear grating in there. Have had this a longtime and am not asking for med advice. But what would be best to help...

Ckdjim‎, Yesterday 08:59 AM
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Power racks Titan X6 or elite fitness professional rack that is used?

I can get this setup for 1800 but I don't need the bench. Elite Fitness Systems Power Rack-3x3 Professional rack(includes 2 sets of J Hooks, Dip attachments, Monkey Bar/Chin Bar, Band pegs, includes EFS 0-90 Walk Up Bench w/Black pad standard 7.5 ft. Paid $2661.95+$484(bench) asking $1875 ...

cwdwhit‎, 04-18-2018 01:11 PM
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What equipment do I need?

I only have a bench and dumb bells at home and have only been doing upper body but I want to start doing legs and core What other equipment do I need in order to do legs properly? Am I right in thinking a power rack and bar bell is enough? Thanks

oliramsay‎, 04-19-2018 09:41 AM
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"Vintage" Schwinn Airdyne question

I came across this local ad for Schwinn Airdyne. Sent me pics but unsure what year it is and if its worth the $60 he'a asking... extremely new to this so any help tremendously appreciated, thanks! Please refer to pics in below link

JGVentura63‎, 04-20-2018 10:54 AM
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Strength Shop USA Riot Safety Squat Bar

I took a chance and ordered this bar as my first ssb. I couldn't find many reviews of it anywhere online besides the glowing review on the company's website. I did turn up some videos of people squatting huge amounts of weight with it and some instagram users with it that answered a few of my...

lsi1‎, 04-19-2018 02:18 PM
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Question Dumbbells turn my hands black

I picked up some of those generic dumbbells at Walmart, and they leave these black stains on my hand when I use them. I've tried wiping them with wet towels, and with alcohol wipes, but neither worked. Any suggestions?

tvlab13‎, 04-15-2018 04:02 PM
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Squat Shoes / Running Shoes / Wireless Earpods

I have been lifting in flat sole shoes similar to Chuck Taylors. I've had various ankle injuries in the past playing basketball so it feels like my ankles are tight and inhibiting my squats. I'm willing to give squat shoes a try if it will help make a difference and take some of the pressure of my...

CROSSFIRE24‎, 04-19-2018 05:55 AM
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