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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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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: 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 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: 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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Kabuki/Chris Duffin new trap bar

From this instagram post, looks like it could be pretty cool.

TunaGill‎, 02-18-2019 11:19 AM
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Grip tape for my adj. dumbbells? Or buy a new set? If latter, which brand?

I just built an in-home gym and picked up some used 1" adjustable dumbbells. After using them for chest day and farmer carries, I realized the knurling is quite extreme, making heavy reps uncomfortable and leaving behind pretty good indents on my hands. Any recommendation for a grip tape that...

VTLifts‎, 11-04-2019 12:04 PM
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Ironmaster Cable Tower V2

Anyone have these? It's load capacity is 250lbs, would that be enough to not out grow for lat pulldowns? I'm mainly interested in this due to it's small footprint.

HeavyIron8‎, 11-10-2019 09:40 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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Black Friday 2019 Wish List

Rogue will kicking off it's Matte Black Friday tomorrow a few weeks early. Let's start our wish list of things you are looking forward to buying this year.

StrongME2‎, 10-31-2019 05:18 AM
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Rogue Echo Bike Opinions

Anyone own and have any experience using this air bike? Thoughts on it? Even though cardio sucks and I could just walk and find other means of cardio on the cheap to nothing side of things, I figure in the New England weather such as winters I could use this bike and was thinking of possibly...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 07-10-2018 11:07 AM
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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 10:28 PM
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Women's Olympic Barbell Recommendation

So my wife finally broke down to my nagging and start lifting! I got her started on All Pros and she has started with my Ironmaster adjustable dumbbells for now. But she needs to progress to the barbell if she needs to go heavy. My 45 lb Men's barbell is too much for her. What recommendation do you...

LifterWest‎, Yesterday 12:38 PM
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Looking for best all around functional trainer. Would appreciate opinions of my list

Hello all, I am new to the site and have been doing a lot of reading on people's opinions of functional trainers. I am currently in the market for one and have narrowed my search to the following models that I am considering: 1. FreeMotion Light Commercial EXT Dual Cable Cross 2. Legend...

SKIinKC‎, 10-23-2017 11:38 PM
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Army new fitness test (ACFT) hex bar

keyboardworkout‎, Yesterday 12:41 PM
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Pop Pin Issue

I have a Strive Leg Extension/Leg Curl Combo. Love it. Issue I'm having is that a pop pin doesn't appear to be long enough the way the machine is currently assembled. Works fine for leg extension but when setup for leg curls a bit of torque will slip it into the next hole (kind of jaring)....

C123C‎, Yesterday 08:03 AM
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Seeking rec: 7' rack, plate storage, <55" deep, pull-up bar, $500

Only had my home gym for a few weeks but the low-end Marcy rack has got to go. I don't lift that heavy (low 200s squat), but I'm not trusting failure with these hollow spotter bars. Rack also has a bit of wobble. Grabbing plates from my plate tree is also a little cumbersome, so would prefer a...

VTLifts‎, Yesterday 04:35 AM
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Advice on lifting gloves

Going into winter and my gym is unheated. Normally the bar warms up in my hand, but when it's really far below zero it causes problems. I much prefer lifting in the cold, the colder the better actually. Any advice on gloves to keep my hands from freezing to the bar?

Hutrapper‎, 11-14-2019 03:48 PM
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Dynamic fitness

Has anyone used or seen dynamic fitness equipment? Looking to buy their lat pulldown low row combo and delivered its 2600 vs 3300 for the elitefts signature lat low combo.

martyanderson‎, 11-15-2019 07:33 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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Bodycraft F660

Plenty of older threads on this, I don’t see anything within the past 5 years. I’m thinking about adding one. It’s about as big of a unit as I can fit in my gym (this will be the final piece). I see the hack squat height issue has been fixed (I’m 6’0”). I also see some saying anything over...

Bmad16‎, 11-12-2019 04:05 AM
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Elitefts signature leg curl/leg exten combo

This is a new product, it ws shown on one of John meadowss videos. He doesn't really talk too much about it and says he's using a prototype. They don't show him using the leg extension He does comment in the comment section he think could change the tension at the start of the movement (too...

martyanderson‎, 11-15-2019 07:37 PM
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York G1 Grip plates

Are these of similar quality to the newer G2 plates? Anything special about G1's? They are steel, olympic sized with 1 grip handle per plate.

Travisanna‎, 11-15-2019 01:00 PM
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Rogue RML490 vs 690

Hi I've got a 14x14 ft basement room I plan to setup for a gym Room is basically empty except for stall mats that I have placed. Looking for recommendations on setup. I'm going back and forth for the 490 vs 690. I do not understand how you can store plates with the 490 and still use the rack...

hook17‎, 11-11-2019 11:37 AM
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Easy to add plates to an existing cable machine?

I'm looking at getting something like an Inspire FT1 or Cybex Bravo to my workout area. If I decide that the weight stack isn't heavy enough, is it easy enough to buy the additional accessory weights and add them on? ... or is this the kind of thing that should be ordered when buying the machine?

RatioStrain‎, 11-12-2019 03:15 PM
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Mirror Fitness - Is it worth it?

Morning all! I've just seen that there's a thing called Mirror fitness; basically an interactive mirror/camera which shows you live fitness classes and lets you talk to your other fitness pals and instructors. The only thing that's a bit concerning to me is the price of it all. The "mirror" itself...

KouMoz‎, 11-15-2019 08:09 AM
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Looking for Olympic flat bench (64k reps)

Specifically one with a pivot action to move the racked weight forward into starting position. My old gym had a few of these that made working out without a spotter ideal, but I can’t seem to find any with google search other than one made by Atlantis which is out of my price range. For reference...

quadfecta‎, 11-15-2019 12:11 AM
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York dumbells whats the hype

Can someone tell me why old york dumbells are worth so much moneu

estanaway‎, 11-12-2019 10:14 PM
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What's the best gymnastic rings money can buy right now?

Hi, I am in the market to get a nice pair that will give me the best performance, i.e. numbers on the straps and other nice things that I am no aware of. I asked a few years ago about S hooks attachment but that company doesn't make those anymore for quick adjustment. I just don't know if I...

Lachdanan‎, 08-24-2019 11:00 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 02:44 PM
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