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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 08:36 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 08:30 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 04:22 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 09:33 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 12:03 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 07:22 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 07:31 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 03:56 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 09:12 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 07:53 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 08:30 PM
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Are those dumbbells and ketterbell too light for me?

2 dumbbells: 5 kg (~10 lbs) each 1 kettlebell: 8 kg (~17 lbs) Are they too light? Should I go for heavier ones? I'm looking to start strength training. I'm a beginner, female, 173 cm (~5'8) and 50 kg (110 lbs). I feel like I should mention that I'm in such poor shape that I pulled a muscle...

jangdahye‎, Yesterday 12:09 PM
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Cybex Bravo or FreeMotion Cable Cross

Yes, another functional trainer question. I narrowed it down to these two (actually still considering the Prime FT so 3). Space isn't a huge issue but, in a home gym, it is always somewhat limited. I'm considering the Bravo because of the additional flexibility of the pulley flappers, I like...

zerodegreek‎, 02-14-2019 01:03 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 06:38 AM
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Show us your Eleiko

Old or new, would love to see what Eleiko people have. Heres some that I have, slowly adding more......

MonkeyT‎, 10-25-2015 03:19 AM
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Wife asked, "What the hell is that?"

Yes it came from an adult toy store, just not the one you're thinking.....

chadsalt‎, 02-14-2019 06:54 AM
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Ivanko group buy Pittsburgh edition

I’m going to be placing an order from Ivanko and if we get $5,000 we get 30% off. If anyone in the Pittsburgh area wants to get in on some new plates let’s make it happen. Shoot me a message if so. I’m buying close to 2k worth of plates myself so we’re almost halfway there already.... I’m too busy...

Couloirman‎, 02-03-2019 04:22 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 05:23 AM
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Is this parabody bench worth it?

Found it on a listing for 100 bucks, not sure which model this is.

ImOB‎, 02-14-2019 05:55 PM
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Thought On TDS Kettlebell Handle vs Titan KB Swing?

Both are about the same price, and would be used for DLs in a tight space, possibly for other regular KB stuff. I've had a couple of TDS handles that were fine, but it was years ago. Any pros/cons you can think of, for either?

beefyron‎, 01-29-2019 07:28 PM
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Squat Rack/Power Rack - low ceiling & beginner question

Hello! Started bodybuilding with a bench, pull up bar and dumbbells about a year and a half ago (P90x before that for a few months) and have had excellent results so far, definitely not as skinny as I used to be and am a lot stronger after picking up just under 30 pounds. I am def. ready to expand...

expend2expand‎, 02-11-2019 04:11 PM
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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 06:06 PM
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Poll Poll: Which rowing machine brand is better?

Hi! I'm a beginner copywriter in the fitness blog. Currently, I'm writing a review on rowing machine brands. Want to compare people's opinion concerning 3 brands: Concept2, Stamina and Sunny Health & Fitness. Please, tell which one is better for you and why. Thanks a lot!

MassimoUA‎, 02-14-2019 01:57 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 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148349563 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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Stoic or Versa Grips

Stoic Lifting Straps or Versa Grips ? Opinions from lifters and users of either brand.

JakeNoSnake98‎, 02-14-2019 05:57 PM
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Life fitness cross trainer or stepper

Hi all, Both machines are the older 9500hr. The stepper I have used before and I do like them, but i've never used a cross trainer before... Are the cross trainers as intense as a stepper? I only have room for one machine. Cheers

Bulk_NZ‎, 02-13-2019 02:01 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 09:28 PM
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Best moderately priced zip up hoodie for the gym?

What do you have and do you like it? Looking for a zip up that I won't be absolutely enraged if some teenage punk lifts it while I am not looking, or one that is comfortable, but not worth stealing.

NextPound‎, 02-02-2019 11:44 AM
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Genesis Open Golf Tournament~!@~ https://genesisopen.de/live

Genesis Open Golf Tournament~!@~genesisopen.de/live genesisopen.de/ genesisopen.de/live genesisopen.de/genesisopen2019live

genesisopen‎, 02-14-2019 07:11 AM
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does anybody else just look at equipment sites and dream

i often look at newyorkbarbells .com and think if i only had unlimited room and cash , what type of gym could i build. unfoprtunatly room is the limitation for me not cash.

milk dud‎, 10-22-2004 02:30 PM
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Opinions on Black Mountain (resistance bands)

Space/finances not allowing for cable equipment atm, thought a set of bands might open some options. Not looking for Tier One (cost is a factor), but not looking for 1-time use junk either. Has decent reviews. Thoughts and/or other options appreciated. Thanks $55

BS57‎, 02-13-2019 10:09 AM
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A Bit Of Help From Anyone Using Shaft Collars On Bars Or Axles

I'm buying new gear and need to see if shaft collars suit my needs. Will 1 15/16" fit on regular oly bars and dumbbells? Are they too big for a 1.9" fence post/axle? I'm also thinking of making a short axle for Zerchers, what would be the best way to permanently attach collars as inner stop?...

beefyron‎, 02-10-2019 09:46 PM
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DIY or Best cable attachment wall mounted rack

Are there any of you that have made a wall rack for cable attachments for rack? I have a floor accessory rack that holds bands, about 5 cable attachments, clips, etc that I'd like to get rid of and put the stuff on the wall if I can to make room for another dumbbell rack along that wall. Any...

Travisanna‎, 02-13-2019 08:57 AM
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Isolateral vs Sled Leg Press difficulty

Just wondering if anyone goes to a gym with a Hammer Strength Isolateral Leg Press vs a normal leg press and could let me know if the weights are the same difficulty. Not considering the dual leg mechanics. I understand with a normal sled leg press you are only pushing something like 75% of the...

BenMcLeodNZ‎, 02-09-2019 09:13 PM
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Wide fit training shoes?

Looking for some advice for people with wide feet. I've been wearing Metcons for a few releases, but my foot must be getting fatter. They're too tight in the toe box. Length is right with a 12, but too narrow. If I go with a 12.5 or 13, they're too long, and I'm worried about tripping. Anyone have...

RGrizzzz‎, 02-04-2019 09:48 AM
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