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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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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 09:12 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 07:31 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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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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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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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 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: 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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SKS100‎, 12-30-2019 12:13 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 11:30 AM
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200lb Adjustable Dumbbells set

which one is the better set 1) yes4all 200lb set 2) unipack 200lb set are those plates are painted? and the 3) TELK Adjustable Dumbbells with baked enamel finish(do not know this finish have Proposition 65 warning)

Gkym28‎, 12-22-2019 10:17 PM
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Anyone have experience with CAP full cage Power Rack?

Supposedly it can hold up to 600 pounds. Did you drop weight on the safety bars? I can get it for free.

JJ702‎, 01-14-2020 07:41 PM
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Attyguy Home Gym Pictures Featured...

Just came across this on the front page of Two Rep Cave's blog site... https://www.tworepcave.com/ Atty home gym homage, guess he must've hid the jelq machine, unicycle, lotion, tissues and other various misc toys to make it look representable for the blog site lol. Congrats on being...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 01-15-2020 10:44 AM
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Barbell clamp collars

What clamp collars do you guys use on your nice barbells? :)

greenleaf‎, 10-28-2019 02:55 PM
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Poll Poll: Belt Squat Belt Discussion

Since a bunch of people are in the process of receiving Canadian belt squat setups, I figured a single thread about belts was in order. I was able to find 5 possibilities and am leaning towards either the Rogue or Spud myself. The contenders: ...

Za78‎, 04-16-2019 05:15 AM
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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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Bought a trap bar to do deadlifts, did you? You fool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z94qTzsa-24&feature=youtu.be I guess I'm an idiot, I have a trap bar & I sometimes do a "deadlift-type movement" with it (can't call them "deadlifts" anymore, per Mr. Rippetoe).

sera310‎, 01-17-2020 04:26 PM
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Building a home gym

I am planning on lifting weights after having stopped a year and a half ago. Rather than getting a membership, I am going to buy the bare minimum (for now) in order to begin a 3 day split. My plan is to do the push, pull, legs routine and I am shopping around to see what equipment to buy. My budget...

SQmartca‎, 12-30-2019 11:59 PM
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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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bwtg viking press attachment review

so i picked up a black widow training gear viking press i already had a titan viking press. i thought the bwtg one would blow me away nope sure the welds are prettier and the the bolt lockdown is alot thicker the attachment just isnt appropriately sized to me. im a regular sized guy....

matrix563‎, 04-25-2019 12:46 AM
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Calf machine help

Hi all I’m using a Life Fitness standing calf machine with weights that go up in increments of 20 lb. There are 2 intermediate weights that you can pull down, both of which are labelled as 5 lb. Am I right in thinking that this is a bad design / doesn’t work? For example, one of the...

andyg2886‎, 01-06-2020 11:18 PM
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Can someone identify the adjustable bench in this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5oeY2w7-xk This HS training facility is outfitted with Hammer Strength half racks and GH benches. I checked the Hammer Strength/Life Fitness web site and they have the Pro Style and FWMAB, neither of which are the bench in this video. If any of you fine people...

McBrody‎, 01-12-2020 10:13 AM
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Question Cannot deadlift with belt, am I too fat or does it just not fit?

Dad bought me an ott belt for christmas, only been able to use it recently as I was sick. I literally can't deadlift with it on because it cuts right into my guts. I can't tell if it is just because I've put on a few kilos of fat over the past few months or if it is just a bad fit. It is a...

Bolognie1‎, 01-18-2020 07:40 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 05:23 AM
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Craiglist Bars

What is a good deal for rogue 1.0, rogue 2.0, ohio, and american barbell ceratoke? Thanks in advance

Anonymous1982‎, 01-11-2020 11:56 PM
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Crepinsek 1500LBS vs EliteFTS SS Yoke

So, I decided once and for all to address the debate that I've (and several others) had with the two bars as far as which is actually the better SSB. I've used earlier versions of the SS Yoke and always went back to the Crep as my go-to SSB. But a few weeks back, I was offered a really hard to pass...

MGM711‎, 12-20-2019 11:30 AM
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Curl Pieces (The Good And The Ugly)...

I noticed these two curl pieces the other day, BWTG (the good) has a custom preacher curl attachment for the side of the rack which looks promising to those with a decent amount of space in their home gym... https://www.instagram.com/p/B6WchVyA9Fr/ And Titan (the ugly...of course) has some...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-22-2019 08:07 PM
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DIY racks and cables

Anyone got any good pics of DIY racks and cable setups? I am thinking about getting some 7' pieces of 2"x2" steel tube with 1/8" wall and making a rack with rough dimensions 3'x4'x7' that makes all 12 edges of a box outline minus 1 edge at the bottom. I have a garage full of metal working tools,...

randomcrash‎, 01-07-2020 06:58 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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EliteFTS Football Bar or Swiss Press Bar

Any experience or related opinions on these 2 bars: Football http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?cid=212&m=PD&pid=4735 Swiss Press http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=212&pid=6003 (currently on sale) Will be used mostly for additional bench...

recoil7‎, 05-07-2014 08:14 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 03:27 PM
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European delivery - best dumbbells?

Guys, I’m looking for a complete set of dumbbells to add to my home gym (a 1-10kg set and a 12.5 to, oh, maybe about 35kg for now, racks included). I’d prefer round over hex, and something that looks good (meaning no horrible paint jobs or materials that are going to chip with first use and look...

Corbets‎, 01-12-2020 04:10 AM
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Question EZ bar: how to hold, when to use, and purpose?

I hope to have a PT/coach soon but in the meanwhile: I googled "ez bar how to hold" and if you look at the image search results, you get people with all different grips - so which one is "right"? When are you supposed to use it and what is the whole purpose?

peterm28‎, 01-06-2020 08:32 AM
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