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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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Recommend a Rack?

Hey I'm looking to get a rack suitable for: Chin ups Lat pulldown Seated Row Bench Press Squats and optionally Dips / Landmine

zerker81‎, 12-28-2021 04:25 PM
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redser100‎, 12-31-2021 03:14 AM
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How bad is the upkeep for a black oxide bar, really?

I live in the Southeast US - will be setting up a home gym in a heated and cooled garage, but one that won't have climate control running 24/7. In the summer, the humidity can get oppressive. Am I guaranteeing myself a lot of maintenance for going with black oxide bars, or is it as easy as a...

Glowbug‎, 12-28-2021 11:28 AM
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Weight Tree Bumper

New guy here and need help finding a replacement weight tree bumper/plug with the weight embossed. I contacted the company Star Trac that sold it but they said they no longer support this model. This tree were also rebranded and sold by may other companies life Flex Fitness etc. Anyway if someone...

pronra‎, 12-30-2021 03:35 PM
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Cable attachments: Ivanko vs American Barbell

I would like to ask for your thoughts on which brand got better quality between Ivanko and American Barnell. And if you know any superior brands to those two above, please share with me. Thank you all.

minhiub‎, 12-05-2021 07:22 AM
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2022 DIY Project - Flywheel Training Platform?

Watching the Garage Gym Lab (Adam/Gamecock Lifter) review of the Exxentric kBox4 got me thinking three things. 1) This has potential to be really cool. 2) This is very expensive. 3) There could be DIY possibilities. vBF7f_KhtYk So, I googled, and sure enough, it's been done. Thinking about...

radrd‎, 12-27-2021 10:53 AM
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Cable machine 2:1 ratio

Hello I am searching for some time this information and can't find it, no one is really talking about it since pulley is mostly there to make weight feel lighter and easier to pull. I am planing to make high/low pulley machine, like A with pulley block or like B where i would have to attach...

Mindc‎, 01-01-2016 09:25 AM
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Post Body sixpack by step, 7 STEPS TO GET THE PERFECT SUMMER 6-PACK

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userARQKKZG5IVA‎, 01-01-2022 07:54 AM
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Free Motion 624 or Cybex Bravo

Both look great. Which is better? Looking to significantly add to my home gym and want to get the best quality.

evankyle‎, 01-01-2022 10:58 AM
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Vintage Gym Equipment Catalogs

Does anybody have a digital version made from a hard copy of early generation gym equipment companys e.g. Body Masters, Flex Fitness, Icarian, and so on? Many early generations can not be found online as they were pre-internet age. If you have any original copies shoot me a pm or post :)

OldSchoolRelic‎, 12-30-2021 05:51 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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Getting a knee sleeve and compression shorts advise

I'm thinking about getting one, not for the powerlifting or numbers reasons but more for recovery, stability etc. I've had a bike crash and my knee is bit weak since then, I get pain now and then on top of it being iffy from ages ago, cartilage mostly I think. Anyway, I was thinking about...

N_L‎, 01-02-2022 07:09 PM
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Rep 5200 or Rogue 3.0

Both of these look good. Any recommendations on either of these benches or if there are other good adjustable benches. I have an adjustable bench but it an upgrade is needed.

evankyle‎, 01-01-2022 01:24 PM
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Home gym stereo upgrade

Wanting to improve the sound in my home gym . Going to tear the wall apart where the black Danby mini fridge is now ,and rebuild it with different stud dimensions to accommodate a new fridge I bought yesterday. The new fridge has a stainless steel door which I like the looks of , plus has more...

MajorTendonitis‎, 10-17-2021 06:47 PM
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Feedback on Watson Dual Stack machines

I'm in the process of ordering a low row and lat pulldown machine, and I'm interested in a Watson Animal Dual Stack Low Pulley and a Watson Animal Dual Stack Lat Pulldown. The problem is that I can't find any anywhere remotely close to me to try out first. So, I hope that some of you have...

John748‎, 12-22-2021 06:30 PM
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Home Rowing machine

i am looking for a decent rowing machine that costs between $400 and 500. I am looking for one that will have good resistance. I am 57 years old and I am pretty strong for my age. I am hoping some of you who have home rowing machines, can recommend some good brands and models of such.

tonino2424‎, 12-31-2021 06:12 PM
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Which machines are MUCH better than cable or free weight alternatives?

Generally most gym equipment falls into one of three categories. Non-cable machines (both selectorized and plate loaded), cable machines, and free weight. There are examples of all three to cover pretty much every muscle and muscle group, but for some movements one of the three is just much...

John748‎, 01-03-2022 03:43 PM
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Buying Weights For 11 Year Old

My 11 year old son has been wanting to lift weights for a year, so I'm thinking about buying him a weight set for Christmas. When I was his age, my parents bought me a Sears and Roebuck set, which consisted of a rickety bench and maybe 120 pounds of concrete weights. I'm thinking something...

ChrisKite‎, 12-02-2021 04:57 PM
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