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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. Before using a belt, learn to breathe Many people, unaware of detailed anatomical and physiological processes, breathe incorrectly when exercising....

cmarti063‎, 05-16-2014 06:22 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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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New rack....skip the platform?

I have a dedicated 4'x'8' deadlift platform that is 2.25" in total height made up of 2-layers of 3/4" plywood and a 3rd layer of finished hardwood and rubber mats. I've been toying with the idea of getting a new rack again. I would like 6-posts for weight storage. A Rogue RM6 would be overkill...

buddy0329‎, Today 04:27 PM
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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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Inspire FTX Functional Trainer from Costco

Looks like it's back in stock, thinking of pulling the trigger. I have a question on dimensions. I'm good with the 83" height. They list the Length as 55", I'm guessing this from outside support pole to outside support pole. They have the width as 54". Does anyone that has this unit know if...

thedickus‎, 12-26-2020 11:28 AM
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Belt Squats machine: Squatmax MD or Rogue Rhino?

I'm thinking about buying one of these due to an accumulation of upper body injuries that is making low bar squatting difficult and painful at this point. Anybody tried both of these units? I tried out the Squatmax MD and thought it was amazing. Had never belt squatted before. It felt very...

buddy0329‎, 10-16-2021 07:09 PM
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Rogue echo bike

could anyone vouch for this bad boy? I have a cheap treadmill I want to replace.

Ondle‎, Yesterday 10:32 PM
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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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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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Home gym flooring thread (foam, rubber, horse stall mats,etc)

I am converting a section of my garage 12'x20' into a workout area and read just about every thread on here about home gym flooring. I still am unsure of what to use. My workout area will consist of a body solid multipress rack, 300# olympic barbell set, an FID bench, a dumbell rack that holds...

USER876‎, 09-14-2007 12:22 PM
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nebula 35 degree leg press

I have a chance to buy this in very good condition. it is apart though not in 1 piece. would you buy it? is this worth it cost $2600 https://evantodd.imgur.com/all/

evankyle‎, 02-03-2021 04:48 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 Rat Feces On Weights- HELP!

I found all of my weights (Metal/Rubber/Cast Iron etc) covered in rat feces and possibly urine while I had them stored in the garage. Can anyone please recommend the best way to clean these weights and make them useable or is it just a lost cause and get rid of them? Please and thank you.

Kevyon‎, Yesterday 08:35 AM
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Are there any shorty racks worth upgrading to?

I have owned a Parabody 843 rack with its matching bench and plate loaded lat pull down for more than 20 years now. It's a 2"x3" pop-pin rack with 1/2" hardware. It has 27.5" depth between the uprights which is enough for me to squat in, and there is enough additional depth beyond the rear...

buddy0329‎, 10-20-2021 07:38 PM
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Home gym stereo upgrade

Wanting to improve the sound in my home gym . Going to tear the wall apart where the black Danby mini fridge is now ,and rebuild it with different stud dimensions to accommodate a new fridge I bought yesterday. The new fridge has a stainless steel door which I like the looks of , plus has more...

MajorTendonitis‎, 10-17-2021 05:47 PM
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what is the purpose of the high bar on a leg press machine?

usually a leg press machine has two bars on each side to load up plates. There are some with two additional bars on top of the standard bars. Do you know what is the purpose to load up weights on the higher bars?

userrname‎, 10-20-2021 06:45 PM
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Kabuki Transformer Bar (Any Objections?)

Thinking of flipping some funds towards a Kabuki Transformer Bar. My purpose for it primarily is for squat variety with its plethora of options in one area in my home gym (for both me and my girlfriend), second would be a more advantageous squat position since competing isn't my goal, although I'm...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 10-16-2021 08:15 AM
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Rogue Monster Lite Flying Pull Up Bar Review

Since I'm in the reviewing mood, felt like it'd be good to get a review of the flying pull up bar in since there are none on the Rogue site. I bought this pretty much when it first came out and it's been one of my favorite additions to the rack. Rogue had some issues with the early versions but...

fatal11‎, 12-22-2016 09:04 PM
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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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IronMaster IM 2000 Review

Unboxing/Assembly Unboxing took me about 45 minutes to get everything out of the 3 boxes and remove the plastic wrapping from each individual component.  I had been watching some unboxing and assembly videos on YouTube so I knew what to expect.  I had it unboxed and fully assembled in about three...

thedickus‎, 10-16-2020 06:57 AM
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Question Home Gym Floor

Trying to set up a small home gym on hardwood floors can anyone recommend thick padded floor gym tiles to get in order to protect the floor and have a good surface to put workout equipment and weights on? Appreciate any help.

DoragonKingu‎, 10-16-2021 01:47 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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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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Do Powerblock pro series address the cracking issue of the U90?

Hello to everyone after quite some time. My Powerblock U90 set (stage 1 plus stage 2) has, to my utter amazement, started cracking and falling apart despite seldom use and though they have never been stored outside my living room. It seems my peace of mind, due the Made in the US and lifetime...

bonfilet‎, 10-15-2021 12:47 AM
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Monolift from Bells of Steel

Guys I have seen these before but haven’t paid much attention to them ,as I have a bad back and left knee , so I can’t squat a lot regardless. But as I was reading about them on the Bells of Steel site, they mention using them for bench press also. I never really thought of using them for bench...

MajorTendonitis‎, 10-01-2021 08:35 PM
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End caps for 1.15" dumbbell handles

Where can I find dumbbell caps for 1.15" dumbbell handles? I've only see ones for 1" handles.

pjm805‎, 10-15-2021 11:23 AM
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Lat pulldown range of motion

Hi, I came across this and was wondering if anyone had this measurement (i.e. from the top of the lat pulldown seat to the lat pulldown attachment - see picture) for the Ironmaster Cable V2 attachment with the Superbench Pro. ...

tytw00‎, 10-15-2021 09:31 AM
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