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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: 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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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: 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: 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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Squat Power Rack vs Squat Stand

Can someone help me understand the pros and cons of having a squat rack vs a squat stand? Obviously the stand is cheaper and has a smaller footprint. Is the rack safer? Are there some lifts that I'm not going to be able to do with the stand? I have the money and the space for the rack. I just don't...

Prozach2‎, 05-04-2021 06:53 PM
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Arch Nemesis Bar -

Experts, Thinking to buy this for Canada as not many options here in Canada. This seems to be having good spec but looking for your thoughts if it is ok for this price. One issue is that it does not have knurling handles but of course its price speaks. Any other issue you think i should be...

sribond‎, 05-04-2021 10:44 AM
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Peloton Recalls Treadmills After Dozens of Injuries and a Child Death

Duplicitous‎, Today 08:20 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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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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Leg extension search, bent arm

I had piggy backed my leg extension search on my leg curl thread, but needed a separate thread. In an episode of mutant on the mission, Big Ron mentions that the arm on leg curl machines can get bent. That is it better to have a center arm rather than a side arm. So I saw this body masters leg...

EricAtl‎, 03-11-2021 05:43 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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Was This A Crazy Purchase?

I've read through my old thread asking about kettlebell suggestions and I finally came upon the decision to get Kettlebell Kings competition 20kg and 24kg bell...I bought the 24kg bell first because the 20kg bell wasn't in stock, but I'll keep on the look out for it...saved an initial 10% off and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 04-19-2021 04:33 PM
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Question Does anyone know where to find a “bumper plate sleeve” to convert a standard plate?

I picked up this pair of Weider 45’s, and it came with some sort of sleeve that covers the edges of the plate to basically turn it into a bumper plate. I’d love to get more, since they make it perfect for deadlifts on concrete. Has anyone seen them before, or know where to get them?

The Bishop‎, 05-04-2021 12:47 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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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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Cybex Squat Press

I probably asked this before I think but can't seem to find the thread. Question for those that know or own the piece. Do the weight horns come off and other parts dissemble in order to fit through a standard doorway 32 inches W X 76.5 inches Length. I imagine its kinda heavy and bulky with...

grumpytude‎, 05-04-2021 01:37 PM
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Question for concept 2 owners...

Can someone tell me the exact width of the monorail the seat rides on? I want to use the rollers for another project but need the dimensions of the roller rail before I order the rollers and steel etc.

qaz123‎, 05-04-2021 06:06 AM
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Unhealthy sedentary fat beginner: Please help with equipment (specifically bench)

Hi, I'm a chubby umpa lumpa. I sit in a chair all day, no exercise, can't make it to gym as they are to far away and always too busy to the point I can't get on any equipment at the only times I can go.... I'm planning on makinga home gym outside on decking and using tarp to protect it from...

Darkmuscle12‎, 05-03-2021 03:04 PM
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Question $3K Budget Home Gym Help

Hi all, I would like to get back into strength training and need some help selecting home gym equipment to cover all the bases. I am not an expert but also not completely new to body building. I have a $3K budget and would like to setup a home gym in the basement. The ceiling is 82",...

MattMF‎, 04-21-2021 06:20 PM
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Talking any gym can be useful?

in my country many train at home for government restrictions to protect against the viral pandemic that everyone knows (except me because I'm lonely in the house crying myself and fantasizing about unattainable things including becoming a valuable bodybuilder ...), to the point such that Italian...

Lastworkout‎, 05-03-2021 04:44 AM
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Initial impression: Kabuki transformer bar (blemish version)

Will append this and add pictures later. Ordered the blemish version (10% off) not to save money but because it was in stock and my shoulder has been a complete dick of late. Figured it was worth a few scratches ot get a low bar squat without continuing shoulder pain. From a quick look there...

cwcmac‎, 04-21-2021 09:59 PM
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Old style Ironmaster Pad

Wondering if anyone here has one of the original pads. I might be interested in one because I'd like some additional back padding on my Super Bench Pro, had a surgery at T4-T5 and the thin pad can be a bit hard on that area. I think they all use the same bolt hole spacing. I have the hybrid pad...

ampire‎, 05-03-2021 06:37 AM
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Best Adjustable Dumbbells 2021—With Fast Weight Change

I've been looking at adjustable dumbbells that are fast and smooth to change weights on, and I am considering buying one of these. Nüobell 5LB increments. Fastest to change weights on the market—according to Garage Gym Review. Looks and feels like an ordinary dumbbell. But since they're new,...

klbbr‎, 02-12-2021 07:52 AM
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should we get rid of a standard/Straight Barbell?

I am seeing lot of new reviews/forums/recommendations on Specialty barbell benefits & thinking if i should get rid of my old/straight barbell (considering i am 46 now ;) & anyway started buying Swiss bar, curl bar, etc. Any thoughts? or, still better to keep it ?

sribond‎, 05-02-2021 05:08 PM
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Safety Squat Bar - Recommendations please

I am a normal/medium built person, height 173 cm. Bought a model (Canada) from a local stores & using for a while but main problem is that shoulder handles are not narrow enough to sit firm on my shoulders while squatting. They are 14 inches wide & even with Yes4All pads, its 11" wide. I do not...

sribond‎, 05-01-2021 11:40 AM
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Question Just scored 2 old York 45’s and Marcy Co… what are they worth? Should I remove rust?

Someone near me was throwing these out on trash day, and I rescued the power rack and both sets of 45# plates. Apparently they’re “deep dish” York’s, and some Marcy Co plates. I’m wondering what they are worth, and if I should remove the rust and repaint them (or leave them bare metal and maybe...

The Bishop‎, 05-01-2021 06:42 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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Is Ivanko Bringing Back Chromed Plates?

So I came by this post on Ivanko's IG: Scroll down to the last post & ivanko's reply. "Please bring back the OM chrome plates. Demand is there." The reply was "trying". I'm guessing this is 100% an issue with chroming. Thoughts on this? Who's lining...

Synthetickiller‎, 04-30-2021 11:07 AM
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Barbell Holder suggestions

Experts, Need your suggestions please. Was looking for a barbell holder to mainly keep a few standard olympic barbells (at home) in my basement on top of vinyl flooring of course again on top of some rubber mats. come across 'Yes4All Barbell Holder Vertical Storage Rack for Olympic Bar' in...

sribond‎, 04-30-2021 05:38 PM
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