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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 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: 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: 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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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: 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 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: 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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Advice needed please on home gym equipment.

Hi all, i need some advice if possible i am looking to set up my own home gym. I am looking at getting a marcy diamond elite, but after doing research online every one is saying to stay away from multi and stick to free weights.  Is this multi any good for a home gym at all?  Any advice would...

fjw1992‎, Today 03:44 AM
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pulley tower - cable gets caught during downward movements

I just purchased the titan short pulley tower: I havent bolted it to a wall yet (Have to put up a stud in my basement) but Ive been trying it out to see how it works. Ive found that downward movements (tricep rope/ lat pulldowns)...

DVG93‎, Yesterday 10:58 AM
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Press attachment arms for power rack

I cannot find the thread that had an attachment that you could do seated presses and bench off a power rack. Anybody remember the site?

Greybird2‎, 06-02-2016 05:51 PM
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Barbell Selection

Hey Folks, I am in the market for a new bar, but I live in Canada, so options are a little limited due to shipping etc killing the price. - Looking for a PL bar, as I dont oly lift. - Would prefer center knurling - Dislike most chrome finishes, but fine with anything else really - Would...

BaggedMerc‎, 04-19-2017 09:46 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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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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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 AM
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little help with leg extension identification

Finally broke the Body Solid lat pulldown so my search started for legit lat pulldown. Found a nice Cybex lat pull, icarian bench and an unidentified leg extension which was my next purchase for a great price. I want plate loaded but at this price I couldn't pass it up until I find something...

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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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BWTG Fat Curl Bar Yay, Or Nay...

I'm thinking of adding curl bar to my arsenal of bars and was wondering if the 2" curl bars are worth getting instead of a regular curl bar, I'm not really specific on whether the bar is rackable, or not since this bar would be in my secondary lifting room and can be placed on my adjustable bench...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 09-24-2018 01:11 PM
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"Krato Bands" Versa Gripps clone - Anyone ever used them?

I've reached the point on my RDL's where my grip has become my limiting factor and I'm going to start using a grip aid. I was all set to order a pair of Versa Gripps until I saw these "clones" for less than half the cost, yet still pulling in great reviews. Anyone have any experience with them? ...

daveminnich‎, Yesterday 06:54 AM
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Looking for best all around functional trainer. Would appreciate opinions of my list

Hello all, I am new to the site and have been doing a lot of reading on people's opinions of functional trainers. I am currently in the market for one and have narrowed my search to the following models that I am considering: 1. FreeMotion Light Commercial EXT Dual Cable Cross 2. Legend...

SKIinKC‎, 10-23-2017 10:38 PM
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Weightlifting shoes with great arch support? Plantar fasciitis...

Anyone have a good pair of weightlifting shoes with great arch support to recommend? Unfortunately I seem to have developed plantar fasciitis. Using Nike Metcon 4 right now and I'm going to try replacing the insoles.

radrd‎, Yesterday 09:52 AM
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Hip belt with landmine vs loading pin vs machine

I’ve been doing hip belt squats for about 6 months now using a dip belt and landmine barbell... to me, the angle of bar pulling during the movement makes it feel like I’m doing more of a hack squat. If I were to use two plyo boxes and a loading pin, would the motion feel more like a “natural squat”...

travis976‎, 09-24-2018 04:42 PM
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Atlas stone - floor protection

I will get some atlas stones, not really heavy (up to 150lbs). I never trained with these toys, it will be fun. I am afraid for my floor. My gym is in the basement: Concrete/floating wood floor/ 3/4" horse stall mat. I have an old 13" tire that I can use... but I am afraid for rebound on the...

redviking‎, 09-23-2018 04:51 PM
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Monster Series Upright Keyholes- Fit Monster Lite Accessories

Hi everyone! I'm considering a second rack or squat stand so that my wife and I can train simultaneously in our basement gym. I currently have a Rogue RML390F with a few spare 5/8in accessories. I remember someone on here mentioned that their 5/8in accessories fit into the keyholes. For all of you...

Bluemirage75‎, 09-16-2018 04:39 AM
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Building a belt squat machine....questions.

So, a buddy of mine and I are planning on building this belt squat machine: These questions are coming from kind of a "diy idiot", and someone trying to save as much cash as possible while not sacrificing too much quality. So, please...

Paulie_G‎, 09-20-2018 10:38 AM
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Recommend me a new weightlifting belt. (13k reps)

After a new belt for lifting heavy. Any recommendations on what to buy or what to avoid is appreciated. Will rep everyone in this thread.

caravanbrah‎, 09-23-2018 10:21 AM
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Garage Gym - Horse Stall Mats Question

Will horse stall mats alone be enough to protect the concrete floor? Using bumper plates and (at most for now) dropping 500lbs from deadlift height down. Or should I have some plywood underneath the horse stall mats?

.aeterna‎, 09-22-2018 09:36 AM
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Water Rower

Does anyone have one of these ? Look cool buy expensive

Aussieguy101‎, 01-19-2013 10:12 PM
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Does a grow man need all the time the same shoes size? | buying Adidas

Hello, where I live there is a big problem finding specific shoes model for the gym (specialy for squat) I got recommendation for Adidas POWERLIFT.3.1 SHOES the problem that I never had Adidas before. And I don't have any way to know if the size will be o.k. I would like to order and check at...

dave23111‎, 09-24-2018 07:42 AM
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Garage Gym: Mid Range Power Rack

Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my power rack by the end of the year and wanted to gather some opinions. I currently have a Titan T3 I purchased back in 2014 that's served me well. I purchased this rack when I wasn't sure if i was going to enjoy working out at home as opposed to a...

FIUPanther‎, 09-12-2018 05:17 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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Eccentric training - my experience

So I looked at threads, and this seems to be a controversial topic. So, I did it, and my PERSONAL experience is that it works. I'll iterate my experience. I was talking with one of my old physical therapists, asking, among other things, how to increase the strength in my left arm, because it...

strokinit‎, 09-23-2018 06:54 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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