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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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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: 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: 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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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: 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 07:22 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 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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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped :

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 04:57 PM
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Advice on indoor bike

I have seen the following item My intention is to use it...

PixelFive‎, Today 06:07 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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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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Dual Cable Machine (First Floor)

Hi all, not a specific equipment question but asking what people's thoughts are or if anyone has done this before. I recently bought a Dual Cable pulley machine from primal strength (can't attach link as not enough posts) to be delivered end of Feb. I hadn't seen the additional information bit...

Johno123456‎, Today 03:11 AM
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Which trap bar?

Hi guys and gals I had a good day on the market yesterday (three cheers for irrational buyers), and I’m planning to add a trap bar to my gym now. Main criteria is that I want it to the open style. The two main contenders are the Kabuki HD and the Eleiko Öppen, both of which I can get here in...

Corbets‎, Today 02:13 AM
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ironmaster lottery

Has anyone participated in this and what should I expect? I am hoping to either purchase the Ironmaster 45 and an addon kit or heavy handle kit, or the regular Ironmaster 75 kit with stand. Is it structured as a cart option and then it assigns a lottery number?

ampire‎, 10-21-2020 02:35 PM
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Ironmaster 1.25lb plates

Hi, Has anyone tried using regular Cap standard 1.25lb cast iron plates on the Ironmaster dumbbell handles to get increments of 2.5lbs? I assume it fits and works fine but has anyone tried and can confirm. The Ironmaster micro plates are not available here in Canada. Thanks.

tytw00‎, Yesterday 07:53 PM
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The PowerBlock Dumbbell Thread

Since there have been a lot of questions about the older, discontinued PowerBlocks, I thought a specific reference thread might be helpful. Specifications for the current PowerBlock dumbbells can be found on the company's website: Information about some of the older sets are...

morebarbell‎, 01-06-2014 04:41 PM
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Question Finding the Best Multi Purpose All Inclusive Set Bang

Guys Amazon is only thing delivering to my neck of the woods on time, what do you guys recommend as an all purpose dumbbell set, curling set, chest long bar set, free weights so I can do other trainings, neck net chains, wrist training machines to repair broken fingers and hands and ab rollers as...

DoragonKingu‎, Yesterday 08:54 AM
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Old School Universal Gym Centurion Disassembly Help

First off. Hello equipment forum members. Always wanted a universal gym like my rec center used to have. Been looking on craigs for a while and finally spotted one a hour away at a decent price. Only problem is Its in a school and I there won't be any help. I'll mostly be a army of one picking...

m0reweights‎, 05-08-2016 08:26 PM
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Home gym squat rack

Hello. I’m 50yrs old. Probably weakest person on this forum. Goal is to increase metabolism by lifting more building muscle mass. Lost 85 lbs in 2019 by radically cutting calories. Now slowly creeping up in weight. Cancelled gym membership early 2020. I enjoy cycling and want to continue to...

jimredsox‎, 01-24-2021 01:56 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 04:16 AM
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Which leg curl would you get

I’ve been looking for a leg curl, missed out on some cybex kneeling plate loaded which is what I want. Also thought I could get an Atlantis prone selectorized, best of the best, but the seller was very flaky, never wanted to meet. There is a Hammer seated not far from me, frame in rough shape....

EricAtl‎, 01-22-2021 05:00 PM
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AirDyne Questions

I'm interested in getting an AirDyne bike for HIIT and have been looking around the local used market. Some are clearly older than others, but from my limited knowledge...they all work and really haven't changed too much since first coming out in 1978. My main question is: what model is the most...

hockeyplayer45‎, 09-07-2017 07:15 PM
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Antibacterial spray on bare steel?

I have a studio, climate controlled but I've been soaking my bars in antibacterial spray. Only been using a cap with clients and it's ruster a little bit. I have a rogue bare steel deadlift bar but I'm afraid it'll rust depending on spray I use. It had already started when I keep ac in fan mode in...

CharlottePT‎, 01-25-2021 04:50 PM
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Finding equipment during the pandemic

I apologize if there is already a thread for this, but my question for all of you is what sites are legit when it comes to buying equipment and which are not? I have been researching the availability of free weights since the pandemic began and I have not had a lot of luck finding anything at a...

userOQD5TV8OLPJ‎, 01-25-2021 07:09 AM
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Question Missing key in adjustable bench press arms, using bolt instead?

So I bought i used benchpress with adjustable arms but it was missing the keys that go in to keep the arms in position and I just bought two stainless steel bolts that fit it perfectly and I wanted to ask around and get a general idea from experienced Individuals as to whether or not this sounds...

TrentDalton‎, 01-25-2021 05:39 AM
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Building The Dream Home Gym

Hello! Purpose: Build the best possible home gym within my space limits. Gym Space: 11'9" x 17'9", ceiling is 10' Knowledge: I am completely ignorant about weight lifting. I am a total novice. My Physique: 5'5" or 5'4", 223 lbs, and that ain't from muscle.

Rycliff‎, 01-12-2020 01:07 PM
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Anybody own a pair of Gopher Urethane Bumpers?

The reason I ask is they appear to have a deeper groove around the edges for easier handling. Is is noticeably different than other bumpers, or just a photographic shadow effect in the photos that they use for marketing purposes? Not much info about them anywhere.

broganoff‎, 01-24-2021 04:48 PM
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Fitness gear Ultimate Smith Machine 2

Hello, I'm Trying to find the assembled max height to see if it fits in my 85" basement. Anyone know the dimensions or have one that can do a quick measure. I even tried calling dicks and they didn't have the info. If anyone has one, and can get me a max height measurement I would be super...

Jknight316‎, 01-24-2021 04:17 PM
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Bumper plates...did I waste $$ buying them?

I have ~400lbs in iron plates, but I recently bought 4x45 lbs bumper plates from titan. Mostly to do deadlifts to reduce noise in my garage as I lift in the evening. Anyways I’m reading a bunch of stuff regarding bumpers how the weight distribution is different compared to iron plates and makes...

Ondle‎, 01-24-2021 12:43 PM
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Vibrating Platform

My home gym is pretty humble right now: power rack, barbell, incline/decline bench w/ leg ext/curl, and a treadmill. Everything gets used regularly for a comprehensive program. I'm thinking of adding a vibrating platform. The benefits I'm hoping for would be to increase bone density,...

LadyLore420‎, 07-10-2017 02:34 AM
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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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Powerblocks 175lb set

Just saw on their facebook page they are coming out with a new 175lb set!

lou970‎, 03-02-2011 04:02 PM
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