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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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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: 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: 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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PowerTec Leverage Machine: Black or Yellow Color?

I'm gonna order the machine tomorrow. I made my decision. It's gonna take about a month before the drop shipping company ships it out. I know this may sound like a silly question and I've been making quite a few threads, I have some OCD with my decision. A couple weeks ago I was ready to get a...

Einhander12‎, 08-12-2020 09:50 PM
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Building my own home gym (long and pics)

I saw similar threads and people seemed to enjoy them so I figured I’d make my own. I definitely received a bunch of info from this forum so thanks for that. This will be about the genesis of own home gym project and its maturation. With that said, this will be long so bear with me or…skip to the...

mroc17‎, 04-03-2011 05:48 PM
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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 06:59 PM
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What are the important considerations when choosing weight plates?

Hey all, Got good feedback on my bench thread so now curious about buying plates. I realize most things are out of stock so instead of asking what's best I'm more curious what are the various variables to consider and then I'll be able to pick something that seems reasonable. I'm in no huge...

Heisman2‎, 08-04-2020 06:52 PM
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Kabuki Strength Transformer Bar Review...not a Coop Review

Full disclosure, I've always been intrigued with the concept of the Transformer Bar as some are aware. The ability to adjust the sleeve loading positions to me forward and backward and up and down could allow for some really interesting training options, sort of like having multiple bars in one. So...

MGM711‎, 06-15-2020 07:53 PM
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Best modern deep dish olympic plate choice?

So I was going to consider Troy, but I found out Cap owns them. Nope! Hampton, I am unsure if you can even still order them. The legacy york suck, out of the question. They suck because they are 17.5 inches tall. So not 450mm. 444.5 mm. If not for that flaw I would consider them. I think I...

matrix563‎, 08-12-2020 03:40 PM
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Prime Fitness Adjustable Bench Review

I've gone through a ton of adjustable benches (multiple models of Rogue, Rep, Ironmaster, Hoist, CAP, Legend). Each one had some good features, but also things I didn't like. Well, it appears I can finally stop buying benches. The Prime adjustable bench fits all of my needs perfectly (for now,...

piratelifebad‎, 05-16-2020 09:06 AM
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Question Ivanko Revolvers

I got an amazing offer on my standard barbell Olympic plates and sold them. I have an opportunity to purchase about 700 pounds of new-condition Ivanko revolvers at about retail price. What are your opinion on these plates? I remember seeing them used in photo shoots in Flex magazine, MD, etc.

klax410‎, 08-12-2020 08:16 PM
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DIY Rackable 5ft ez-curl bar

Thought I would share this quick hack. I recently bought a used 5ft (59" actual measurement) ez-curl bar. Its not rackable but I rest the sleeves of the bar on my power rack safeties to do inclined skull crushers (and of course curls in the rack). It works but the weights on the bar end up being...

tytw00‎, 08-12-2020 07:31 PM
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Is this cable attachment for squats or bench press or neither?

it came with the bodymax CF820 Cable crossover machine that I bought but I'm not sure what exercises it is actually for? if anyone has one of these could they let me know what they use it for? I have attached images so you can see the attachment I am referrin to. Any help on this would be very...

shanew48‎, Yesterday 08:14 AM
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Anyone have a Powertec Multipress - Question

How come you can't do squats on it using the attachable bar? Can't one set the bench in the decline position and face outwards that way they have further room to go deeper? Am I missing something here?

BIG ACH‎, 08-12-2020 02:15 PM
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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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Any idea when Powertec Leverage Machine will be available?

Just like all the Dumbbells, the machine is not available. I gave Powertec a call but they are not accepting. Also, they never responded to my email enquiring about the product. Just wondering if anyone on here has any connections and could give me some insight.

Einhander12‎, 08-11-2020 03:25 PM
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Flooring for home gym - Horse Stall Mats (Canada)

Looking to buy 6 or 9 horse stall mats for my home gym. 1) The Fitness Depot near me is getting these in stock in a couple weeks: Northern Lights Rubber Slab Mat - 72" x 48" x 3/4" for $65...

ShepherdGuy‎, 08-11-2020 09:08 AM
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FID bench that's also a decent prone leg curl machine?

As much as I'd like to get a dedicated leg curl, leg extension machine, I just can't make it work in my already packed garage gym. So I'm stuck using the leg attachment for my FID bench. But it probably goes without saying that it leaves a lot to be desired. But maybe some manufacturer out there...

WWE-TicK‎, 08-10-2020 07:38 AM
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Is Palestra equipment any good?

Specifically this chest press, I cant find any info Looks a bit like the atlantis

NickThe13th‎, 08-12-2020 11:54 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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Looking for input from hex / trap bar users. Likes / Dislikes, exercises performed

I'm considering adding trap bar deadlifts to my routine as a low-back friendly deadlift alternative (I no longer conventional DL). I won't be pulling 500, so I think that makes all bars available to me. Would probably use them for other exercises like farmer carries, shrugs or whatever else works...

VTLifts‎, 08-06-2020 01:45 PM
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Manual for BodyMax CF820 Functional Trainer?

Hi, I recently bought the following cable crossover machine pre owned but it doesn't come with a manual, the seller said that the manual with the assembly instructions is available online but I can't find it anyway after searching, does anyone know where I can find the manual online for this model?...

shanew48‎, 08-11-2020 05:23 PM
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Need help on choosing a new bar (UK)

Hi everyone! Newbie here from the UK. I've started lifting around April (right when lockdown was beginning) and managed to buy a Jordan 5FT barbell, it's only 13kg but I've been looking at getting a proper new 7FT one. I don't do any oly, though I wouldn't disregard it for the future but...

Sptz‎, 08-10-2020 09:07 AM
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In search of in stock weights/plates/bumpers

evenin y’all, looking to get a PRX gym because I’m limited in space however I’ve been unable to find any 25-45lb plates. I’ve tried most online mainstream retail dicks, big5 etc. Anyone know of any in stock locations. In Las Vegas if anyone knows any local locations Thanks

gotz02skate‎, 08-11-2020 08:35 PM
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Will dumbbell prices ever come down?

I was lucky enough to get some various high-quality dumbbells right after the pandemic started. Wish I'd bought some heavier ones: If you can even find them now, they remain severely overpriced. Before the end of the year, maybe?

HardGainersTry‎, 07-21-2020 08:22 AM
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Barbell With Built in Collars Comfortable

Detrus‎, 08-11-2020 11:12 AM
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Poll Poll: What's your 2ND FAVORITE Mag Grip?

I'm going to pick up the Medium Grip Supinate, which generally seems to be the clear favorite. What's your 2nd favorite? It looks like I'll save a little on shipping if I order two now, instead of one now and one later.

radrd‎, 08-09-2020 10:43 AM
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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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