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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 08:36 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. 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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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Buffalo Bar

With all the negative commentary lately on Kabuki bars, I was curious if anyone has any experience with other buffalo bars? I've high bar squatted most my training life and just recently started trying out low bar. I seem to have poor mobility and stretch in my shoulders because anything above...

DieselJustin‎, Yesterday 12:51 PM
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Calling all users info on RhinoFlex ...bull or badass?

I know we have discused this before Christmas but i wanted to see what feedback has been. I believe there are a few members who have tried or use this bar, MGM and Narc may have one. I would also like to know if any regulars can at least give second hand feedback if they dont have one but know of...

Hardgains88‎, Today 06:40 AM
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Wall mountable multi grip pull up bar

Anyone have one? A guy near me was selling 3 of the Valor fitness versions for $150 on CL. So mad I missed it. Anyways I didn't even know they were a thing until I saw that ad. After searching they don't seem to be too...

magicmatt‎, Today 05:19 PM
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Center Knurl

I have a Rogue Chan Bar as well as a Vulcan Elite V3 28mm bushing barbell which both have a nice passive center knurl that aids with both front and back squats. I am ready to purchase a dedicated power bar and I had my eye on the new SS Vulcan Power Bar (before the power lifting mark fiasco) but I...

Robb856‎, Today 07:54 AM
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Vulcan Strength Stainless Steel Power Bar & Calibrated PL Plates

I just left Vulcan's facility and I was able to see their new calibrated powerlifting plates as well as the new stainless power bar. I have to say, I am more and more impressed with what they are doing. The stainless bar is really nice looking and the knurl is fantastic. It's aggressive, but...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-23-2018 11:56 AM
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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 04:16 AM
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home gym... trap bar?

I have a barbell... is there any worth in buying a trap bar? Im getting pain in my lower back when i do barbell deadlifts... it was suggested i try trap bar deadlifts instead. Weighing up the investment... though ive already spent $120 on physio for stiff lower back... a trap bar is $200... if...

dustman007‎, Today 05:06 AM
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Kabuki Strength Power and Squat Bars

Kabuki has been hinting at their upcoming power bar for some time now and they just recently announced that they will be releasing a squat bar along with it. A little bird told me (i.e. the Kabuki CS lol) that the pre-order for both should go live either late this week or early next with a 12...

jimbuick‎, 08-07-2017 10:31 PM
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Anyone know any deals on trap bars (hex bar)?

I was planning on building farmers handles but thought why not just buy a trap bar since I can do farmers walks with that and trap bar deadlifts. Anyone know of any deals on trap bars right now? No more than $120 please. Thank you.

merl227‎, 02-17-2018 06:52 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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X3 Bar - Good or Bad?

Has anyone used this? Is this gold or garbage?

arocko1287‎, 01-11-2018 09:17 PM
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The Official Adjustable/Flat Bench Thread

Discuss all about your adjustable and flat benches here... Wider bench and seat pads, or narrower? Pop pin, or ladder style design? Adjustable FI, FID, or just plain flat bench? Competition specs, or doesnt matter to you? 2x3, 3x3, or beyond? 11ga, or 7ga? Cheap, or expensive? Post pics of...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-25-2017 11:39 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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Are kettlebells any good.

Just wanted some feedback before i buy them...thanks.

zbashore‎, 02-17-2018 04:19 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 11:30 AM
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Best Free-Weight alternative?

Ok so ill start off by saying that i was up to 315 bench, 375 squat, and 450 dead lift while weighing around 190 pounds about 5 years ago. Not an animal i know but i was pretty fit and fairly experienced with free weights. I am 35 now and between injuries and some set in arthritis and general...

Tekaronhiakha‎, 01-11-2018 01:52 PM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 07:40 AM
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Crossrope - NOT CROSSFIT

Crossrope - NOT CROSSFIT! I knew about these for years, in fact I had dealings with the creator from the beginning at another forum. It took that long for me to finally place an order last night considering now I make jump roping a staple in my workouts whether it's a finisher or part of my...

fingerguy‎, 02-20-2018 06:04 AM
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Posture-Correcting Braces: What to look for/can anyone recommend one?

Classic sloped shoulders, poor posture from computer many hours/day for many years. I actually do a ton of pulling, more than push, but it's still a problem. Got a good stretching/band routine before and after I've started doing, but I'm thinking of getting a posture-correcting brace, and...

ratpiggy‎, Yesterday 11:44 PM
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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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my home gym

Finally hit 50 posts lol heres my gym in the building stage about 4 grand into it now gym inside is 11'8" wide and 23'6" deep about 8'6" edges(guessing from the drywall cuts)12'6" at the peak (cathedral ceiling) during the build Inside starting electrical started and lights are in

rdsk8ter‎, 01-08-2017 12:41 AM
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J hook styles

Hi all. I’ve done lots of digging but have not found discussion on what bam looking for. I have an older style powertec rack with the old style 1” pins with a washer welded to the end for j hooks. I don’t really have a problem with them, other than they are starting to look ugly with the...

Eric2o17‎, 02-17-2018 10:52 PM
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Lat/tricep pulldown extension for Titan T3 rack

Hello, I have a Titan T3 rack and have been very happy with it. After almost a year of using it i want to add a Lat pulldown attachment to it which can also be used for triceps. Can you please suggest a few options? Thanks!

rs2332‎, 02-20-2018 09:33 AM
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good full finger lifting gloves?

can anyone recommend any good full finger lifting gloves? the reason i need them is mainly for my heavy shrugs and deadlifts, the etching on the bars at my gym are hurting my fingertips quite alot.

jordanscott‎, 08-22-2012 10:41 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 04:19 PM
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