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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 07:36 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 11:03 AM
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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: 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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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: 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: 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 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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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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70 lb dumbbell: $48.30 shipped

I'm stealing this from slickdeals. If you want a pair of 70s, this is a great price. These are CAP brand.

Synthetickiller‎, 10-16-2017 07:14 PM
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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 AM
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Cybex 5435 color ID?

I FINALLY got my white whale after more than a year of looking. the Cybex 5435. I cannot abide by white. Is the bench below an official cybex color? (its from the bench WIKI) Ive been searching for color codes but havent come across anything. I think this is the perfect color and want to duplicate...

dskoo65‎, Today 10:06 AM
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American Barbell

I've read a ton of info on these forums. It's very informative, but I haven't found a ton of information on American Barbell and their less expensive lines of bars. (Sub $400) I was looking to replace my old bar. As far as lifting, the bar would be used for bench, squat, deadlift, press, etc....

Bignick31985‎, 09-06-2017 06:39 PM
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York Barbell Club - Part II

The first thread for the York Barbell Club has run to the maximum number of posts. I bring you Part II, a place for the York Gang to hang out and share their interest in vintage American iron from York, PA. For those of you who can't see the linked text above, here's the old thread:...

AttyGuy‎, 05-11-2015 07:30 PM
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Manual treadmill

Anyone used a manual treadmill? I need a stationed walker/runner instead of trying to commute to park every other day or so. Also what's a reasonably priced cable all in one leg arm exercise machine. Anyone had experience needs to be durable at 200lbs male

justwayne‎, Yesterday 05:50 PM
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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 10:30 AM
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Custom power rack dumbbell trays for powerblocks

I haven't posted in a long time, but I'm really excited about these. I'll post more pics as they are completed.

Paulie_G‎, Yesterday 05:24 AM
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EliteFTS leg extension/ham curl plate loaded alternatives? Black Friday

Black Friday I plan to pick up unless anyone recommends better alternatives? I have a studio that is all pretty much blacked out so I'd want to customize the frame and upholstery which I can do at elitefts. Picked up...

CharlottePT‎, 10-15-2017 12:35 PM
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Question Titan Fitness - $72 Box Squat - Thoughts?

Titan Fitness came out with a new box squat and it's 15% off at $72 at the moment. I've been wanting to purchase a box. Does anyone forsee any issues with this 4-leg style box vs. EliteFTS and Rogue's 2-leg style? Titan: vs....

Conquer92‎, Yesterday 09:06 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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Cable Crossover

Looking to purchase a nice but relatively inexpensive cable machine for my home gym. Any suggestions?

JosephDubya‎, 10-14-2017 08:46 PM
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Anyone use a flat bench for a jump box?

Just wondering if anyone uses this and if it stable/safe enough to use without having to buy the plyo box, so I can save $$$$ and save space?

bb5150‎, 10-05-2017 09:47 AM
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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 06:59 PM
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Gym Build - First time Home Gym

Ok all. I've been posting around here for a couple of months now deciding on different things for my home gym. It will be a fairly simple gym with just the necessities at first, but here's where I'm at. The gym will be going in an upstairs "bonus" room. For the past 7 years, it's been my...

litljay‎, 10-09-2017 11:11 AM
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Similar, but more compact machine?

Does anyone remember a machine that was very similar to the Powernetics Bulldog (sorry, I’m too much of a newbie to post pictures)? The one I’m remembering was much more compact, though, and used a weight rack instead of interchangeable free weights. It also had a polished wooden base, if that...

TonyChassionIII‎, Yesterday 07:16 AM
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treadmill recommendations

Hello. I'm looking at the Matrix T70 and the Landice L7. Any thoughts which is the one to go with? Thanks!

jigsawpro‎, 10-16-2017 08:17 AM
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Any Advise on Workout Gloves?

Hi Guys, I need to buy some new work out gloves as I get pretty bad callus' from doing pullups and bar-work. Any advise on brands or particularly good gloves out there. I'm from the UK, so something around the £15-20 mark would be good. Thanks.

dandaman2234‎, 10-16-2017 03:01 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 04:23 AM
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What do you all do with your extra small plates?

Caught a few deals on the local Craigslist and have been building up my stash of 45 plates. Problem is I've got a boatload of 5s and 2.5s that I don't know what to do with. I can make use of the extra 35,25 and 10s but I'm at a loss as to what to do with the extra little guys. Any ideas?

KarlMurdock‎, 10-16-2017 02:57 PM
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Greasing a brand new barbell?

I just purchased a cap ob-86b barbell. I notice it doesnt spin very well when loaded. Im assuming this was originally made with oil in the bushings, Im thinking maybe the performance could be improved by using a high pressure moly grease instead. Thoughs?

DVG93‎, 10-16-2017 07:43 AM
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Going from 4 to 6 post power rack. 24" or 36"?

I currently have a Titan T-3 36" Deep power rack. It is a PITA having the plate storage on the back posts as they get in the way sometimes when I have the side safeties up. I was looking to get the extension for my rack, but should I get the 24" or the 36"? I was thinking 24" just to have extra...

boody22‎, 10-16-2017 07:03 AM
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Accessories for 2"x3" power rack with 5/8" holes

Hi, I have a Northern lights power rack, which uses 2" x 3" uprights but with 9/16" holes. The rack has push pin safeties and j-hooks. I am hoping to buy accessories from 2"x3" racks with 5/8" holes (which seem to be common enough). Can someone tell me what diameter are the pins for the...

tytw00‎, 10-15-2017 11:02 PM
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