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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: Pic's and discussion of your "Home Gym"

Lets see where you work out. Mine;

Rocket‎, 12-18-2005 08:49 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 06:22 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 03:22 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 11:03 AM
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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: Spam Threads and Posts

Just a reminder; this time of year, more and more spammers will be attempting to promote their junk and/or websites in this forum. Don't quote or reply to such posts or threads; simply use the 'report' function, and moderators will deal with them. Thanks.

ironwill2008‎, 11-23-2016 07:12 AM
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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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Tips on finding good deals on used weights (Ivanko)?

I just bought about 230 lbs of Ivanko weights (Om) for about $170, which I thought was a great deal but they were in fairly poor condition. I'm hoping to get better deal for my next purchase and was wondering what is a good price to pay for them per pound and where I might be able to find them...

pbk3jg0‎, Today 12:03 AM
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Weight Capacity For A Quality Curl Bar (Research Question)...

Not nearly as important as other quality bars out there, but wanted to know what's the most weight you were able to load up an EZ curl bar with and how many plates fit on it? (I'm talking about on quality ones). Thinking up something that might put the EZ curl bar into extinction! Lol, and to be...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 08-13-2017 08:13 AM
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Wrist wrap vs wrist sleeve

I injured my wrist 2 months ago. Which one provides a better support for OHP and pressing movements?

Gzp30‎, 08-17-2017 08:20 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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Official CL Thread- What happened?

1. It has been removed from Sticky 2. You cannot post in the thread . Reply button from all the posts disappeared. The asking price is $100. Would you get it.? The foot plates looks like wood.

vhd16‎, Yesterday 03:48 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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Rogue Power Rack with Westside Hole Spacing

Just curious if those of you that own a Rogue Power rack with Westside hole spacing in the middle like it or is more of a pain if the holes aren't numbered and really the 1" spacing isn't that necessary? I've always owned a Reflex rack with 1" holes 2" on center and am having a hard time convincing...

squat802‎, Yesterday 07:48 AM
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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 05:38 AM
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[Review] Ohio Deadlift Bar: Boneyard Edition

Ohio Deadlift Bar: Boneyard Edition Review Buyer's Perspective Review. Background: Stuff no one cares about I’m a 17 year veteran of weight training & powerlifting. This is my 11th bar purchase. In no specific order, the other bars I currently own are: BWTG Fat Curl Bar

Synthetickiller‎, 08-16-2017 07:26 PM
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StrongLifts 5x5

Hi, Someone recommended me to do this program but when i think about it, how am i gonna progress doing heavy 5 reps for 5 god damn sets ? Isnt that too many sets to even have progression ? It will take a long time for me to increase weight wont it ?

Punset‎, 08-17-2017 05:14 PM
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Linear leg press vs. Pendulum leg press

What are you thoughts on these 2 Hammer Strength leg presses? Which would you choose? Would it be worth having them both in your home gym?

davidk131‎, 08-17-2017 05:48 PM
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Building Basement Gym for kids, me

Great section. I have been lifting a good 15 years but never too heavy. Currently do only dumbbells for chest but still squat 2 times a week. Have been a gym goer forever. With my kids getting near teenage years planning to buy stuff for home. Putting down gym mats and thinking of the ...

evankyle‎, 08-08-2017 05:49 PM
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The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 3)

The last thread got up over 10,000 posts with too many people asking if they should pick up the bowflex down the street, so it's time to start a new one. Let's all keep our eyes open for the shake weights for .20/lb, strap on our Chucks, and speed away on our unicycles for those sweet pick ups....

aclockworkoi‎, 05-09-2014 11:16 PM
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Can anyone identify this machine?

The owner tells me it's Magnum and she doesn't know what it is exactly, I was hoping to get all the specs and info on it. As far as I can tell it looks like a steep incline plate loaded chest press maybe?

mr. strength‎, 01-26-2012 11:27 AM
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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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The Barbell Thread

Ok here it is, a thread for people to go to for information on one of the staples of any gym that doesn't sell fufu coffee and pizza. I am going to post a couple of things to get it started, but my information is limited so I'm hoping everybody that has some info or links that will fit with the...

Keetman‎, 03-25-2009 01:09 PM
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adjustable dumbbells

Has anyone used the adjustable dumbbells?

kim59‎, 08-16-2017 11:44 AM
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Hard plastic on weight machines.

The guards. What is that stuff called again? I want to order some off eBay or Amazon. The plastic on certain parts of the machines that stops the weights from hurting the paint. Thanks in advance. I keep seeing the letter u and h in my head.

slik‎, 08-13-2017 10:42 AM
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Uesaka Plates - Cant find anything online

I came across some plates through the company of Uesaka. Just trying to find some current information on these and what they are maybe worth. Im trying to decide if I should keep them or just try and sell them. Thanks in advance guys! Was looking around where to ask this and Yahoo Answers WAS NOT...

EquipmentNub‎, 08-15-2017 09:13 PM
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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 09:31 PM
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Rowers, why?

So back in the 90's Rowers were very popular, they were everywhere and people were buying them left and right. Then they diapered, people were injuring them selves by not using them properly, and many realized it was not the kind of workout they could maintain for long periods of time. It also...

ripper238‎, 08-12-2017 07:41 AM
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Want to buy a Concept2 Rowing Machine

Hi friends, I want to buy a Concept2 rowing machine. Heard a lot about this company. There are concept2 model e and concept2 model d rowing machine in the market. I am confused, which to buy really. Pls help..TIA

Mdkaosar‎, 08-16-2017 01:36 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 02:27 PM
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weightlifting belt for fat stomach NO VELCRO

I've went from 323 lbs to 267 lbs. but my stomach is still too fat for weight lifting belts, I cannot find a weight lifting belt that will fit me,other than velcro. My stomach is 52 inches around, and I cannot find one that big. I bought a velcro weight lifting belt "RitFit" and it offered no...

ironsheik7‎, 08-14-2017 02:56 PM
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Anyone here have any experience with a Bandbell Rhinoflex bar?

I'm an unapologetic gear whore when it come to our gym, so I am always looking for new toys, but I also want quality gear that serves a purpose. I am thinking about picking up the new Bandbell Rhinoflex bar and wanted to know if anyone here has one or used it? bandbell.com...

Narc1911‎, 08-08-2017 08:46 PM
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