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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 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: 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: 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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'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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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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Abs and glutes workout equipment

Any suggestion for Abs and glutes workout equipment?

Rein19‎, 01-20-2022 08:50 PM
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redser100‎, 12-30-2021 02:33 PM
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Air Bike vs Rower for muscle engagement?

1.) Looking to pick up something like a Rogue Echo bike or a Concept2 rower. To anyone here that has used both a rower and air bike (with handles), what do you think is better for overall muscle engagement? I've used rowers to "warm up" before and while I enjoy the upper body workout, I never...

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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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Another Multi-Grip question

After searching, reading, watching videos I have to post one more Multi-bar post. I have narrowed it down to the Elitefts American Cambered Grip Bar and the Titan version. The biggest 2 differences I see is the angled grip on the Elitefts and taper that makes racking easier. For those that own an...

rrhodes1970‎, 01-10-2022 11:44 AM
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Another upgraded feature in the Football/Swiss Bar wars...

We have many offerings in the Football/Swiss Bar market these days and I stumbled upon yet another one...certainly not the end all be all when it comes to the nearly endless list of bars of this caliber, but as of a post from 6 months ago, Reps Direct now offers stainless steel sleeves on their...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 01-09-2022 02:16 PM
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ATX Wall Mount Lat/Pull Down available state side?

Really like the compactness of this and can't fit something bigger. Anyone in the US know if there is a comparable alternative? I found this place in the UK, but I expect freight will make it extremely expensive. The model is ATX wall mount high low pulley wzs 520 Can't seem to post a link,...

merim‎, 01-10-2022 12:01 PM
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Barbell help

Does anyone know whats wrong with this barbell? Seems to me the sleeve has come loose, how do i fix it? Thanks

tallaght12‎, 01-19-2022 06:27 AM
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Best Non Wi-Fi Body Fat Monitor Scale?

Where can I find a body fat monitor scale that doesn't have "Bluetooth", and doesn't require you to connect to the internet?? The last BF monitor scale I purchased was in the early 2000s. It doesn't work anymore, so I'm looking for its replacement. But every goddamn scale now on the market...

Joer1212‎, 01-16-2022 06:52 PM
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Post Body sixpack by step, 7 STEPS TO GET THE PERFECT SUMMER 6-PACK

There are many variations of the plank that can be done when practicing, one of which is the plank knees to elbow. This plank variation moves the knee close to the elbow. To do this, position yourself like a push-up, where your hands are shoulder-width apart. Then, push your knees toward your...

userARQKKZG5IVA‎, 01-01-2022 07:54 AM
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Body-Solid Jammer Arms

Hello, Seems like a lot of knowledgeable people here, I'm hoping someone can help me out. I'm looking for anyone that has any real use experience wiith the Body-Solid Jammer Arms. Body Solid promotes the arms for use with their Body-Solid SPR1000 Power Rack. I'm trying to determine how well the...

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Martinericj‎, 12-29-2021 10:37 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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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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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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Can anyone ID this lat pulldown / mid row ?

Can anyone ID this lat pulldown / mid row ?

Duplicitous‎, 01-12-2022 05:44 PM
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Question Concept 2 rower questions

Hello all, please bare with me for some newbie questions. I am trying out different cardio equipment at the gym trying to find something that doesn't bother some old injuries. There is a concept 2 rower there which overall did not bother me nearly as much as other equipment, but I do have some...

410Stroker‎, 01-05-2022 05:16 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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De-rusting and Painting Plates

I picked up a set of plates (Marcy Grip 45s, 25s, 10s, & 5s) along with an Olympic bar for $130 and everything has rust to a certain extent. (See attached). From what I've read, you can scrub the plates with a wire brush, then give them a vinegar bath for 2-3 days to take care of the rest, then...

JustinP72‎, 12-02-2021 03:21 PM
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Does anyone have a ROGUE R-3 POWER RACK

Just wondering if anyone here has bought one yet, or has seen one first hand. Thanks. This is the rack I mean: ROGUE R-3 POWER RACK

Accutron‎, 12-03-2010 02:51 PM
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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 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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