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All about equipment and iron!

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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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: 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 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 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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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 Belt Squat released today

www roguefitness.com/monster-rhino-belt-squat-stand-alone-mg-black Not bad, good price and fixes some of the issues with the Westside variants ie: difficult for a single user to operate etc. Thoughts? How long before the IPF combo to releases.

gymisit‎, 08-30-2018 07:12 AM
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Unhappy fitness elastics hookings in my home?

As all you know, unfortunately I do not own a cable weight machine; so have to replace it (unproperly??!!) with fitness elastics. At now, I have got one weak that I can hook anywhere: door handle, table foot, syphone, etc... But in the next I have to buy (see my thread about alternative brands...

Lastworkout‎, Today 06:15 AM
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Need recommendations on what weight plates to get

I have a 5ft/2inch olympic barbell and have been searching for a set of weight plates. I am leaning more towards the rubber ones vs the iron. One main reason is noise factor. I workout late sometimes and don't want to wake others in my house, and I don't want to deal with rust or corrosion of iron...

vizore‎, Yesterday 09:06 PM
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Thumbs down chest expander item?!

I am searching for - more as possible ! - chest exercises that don't involve triceps (as you know I can use triceps only in neutral position on my body sides); so I have remembered that I have got an abandoned item: the so-called "chest expander" (as anyone knows, it's nothing other than...

Lastworkout‎, Yesterday 03:52 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 08:28 PM
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ivanko cable attachments

I bought a curl bar, multi purpose bar for rowing and a tricep pushdown bar. These are nice! I will post a pic later. I am ordering a straight short bar and the rope pushdown bar right now. I never really saw this stuff on Amazon before. It has really great plating and packaging was...

Greybird2‎, 05-07-2021 01:42 PM
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Collars for my Swiss Bar

Just bought Arch Nemesis Bar from bellsofsteel Canada Its not a standard 2" sleeves as per product & I myself tried 2 spring collars but do not fit in. Any idea where I can buy those special collars? Note from their web site - Please note the arch bar sleeves are made of welded tubing instead of...

sribond‎, 05-14-2021 08:30 AM
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Post Alternative online shopping

i wonder why fitness equipment is so much expensive. The meaninglessness reach top discussing about weight dishes of common type metal: it is not the same price of raw material! Absolutely! So I wonder why did I not use alternative brands since the original purchases... now I am discovering...

Lastworkout‎, Yesterday 12:39 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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GYM Equipment Refurb / Repaint Thread

I thought it would be cool to have a dedicated thread for equipment restoration. I got rid of a monstrous smith machine that I really only used for calf raises anymore and lucked into a Bodymasters standing calf for cheap. It was really nasty and had quite a bit of surface rust. I...

Skidmarx‎, 09-16-2012 04:07 AM
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What's a good bench/squat rack that doesn't take up too much space?

I am having some trouble trying to find a decent bench/squat rack stand for my 5ft olympic barbell. I have looked at a number of different ones on Amazon and have read some of the reviews. I am looking for something that is fairly stable. I will be using the rack mainly for benchpress workouts, and...

vizore‎, 05-14-2021 04:19 PM
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Inspire FT2 Functional Trainer Review

When I was shopping for a functional trainer, I found limited information on the Inspire FT2, so I wanted to share my impressions. First, one of the appealing/necessary characteristics of this unit was overall height. Looking for commercial quality, I was having a very hard time finding a crossover...

jtaliani‎, 07-21-2014 08:27 PM
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Need help on choosing an olympic barbell for my home gym

I plan on building a home gym but don't have that much space. I have been at Amazon to see what they have and I came across this one: Sporzon Olympic 5ft/2inch bar on Amazon. Can't post links here. I plan on getting the 5ft bar with 2 inch width. I am in no means a power lifter or pro. I fall...

vizore‎, 05-14-2021 04:13 PM
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Substitute for Leg Press machine/work out at Home Gym?

I definitely miss Leg Press workout in gym and now wondering how you guys manage to do same or any substitute home gym...I presume Leg press machines are bit expensive and not a great space saver...

sribond‎, 05-14-2021 12:09 PM
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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 AM
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Small paperweights official gym display collection thread

Been working on this for awhile. Looking for the half pound york globe paperweights but i think this isnt too bad. In the back is a small anvil. The axe will be part of the display but for now it its near the 5 and 10 globes.

matrix563‎, 05-13-2021 01:23 PM
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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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Home Gym setup in the Garage?

I am located in GTA/Ontario/Canada. Currently have my small Bench press/SQuat set up in my basement but thinking to move it to my Garage (260 sq.ft). Is it a good idea atleast till October before Winter begins? any Pros and Cons should I consider? Regarding flooring, its currently concrete & i am...

sribond‎, 05-09-2021 11:24 AM
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Arch Nemesis Bar from Bells of Steel/Canada - My personal review/feedback here

Finally received the package yesterday from Bells of Steel, Canada and here is my personal review/feedback assuming that might be helpful for someone looking for Swiss bar in market especially in Canada. Shipping/Packaging: Though arrived undamaged, packaging could have been better with some...

sribond‎, 05-14-2021 09:24 AM
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Pioneer prime cut vs Best belt Athlete?

Hi guys, I want to buy a new belt and I'm choosing between 10mm thick 4" belts: Pioneer cut vs Best belt athlete. Which one is better? Thanks 😀

Fitsy‎, 05-12-2021 04:36 AM
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Newbie with a Weider 8510

Hey people, i've tried searching for info about the Weider 8510, all i've come across is people saying how **** it is lol, but it's my dads and he never uses it so i'm not gonna go and buy something better when i got this for free. I only just started getting into bodybuilding seriously last...

Doper90‎, 01-05-2009 12:47 PM
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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 02:27 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 05:06 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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