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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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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Cosmetically Restoring Comp Bumper Discs

Scored 320lbs (55,45,35,25 pairs) of competition bumpers today at $1.3 CAD/lb today and cleaned up the rubber with soap water and a magic eraser(as per old forum advice). I am now looking for a rubber friendly product to get rid of the discolouration/oxidation? On the discs. (See image above). ...

dagdafitness‎, Today 11:05 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 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 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 11:30 AM
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Best power rack for this criteria?

Hi guys and gals, I am getting back into lifting but see this being a long term thing. My top priority is muscle mass (after that are hockey performance, then strength). I subscribe to the idea that "cheap twice is expensive" and "cheap followed by expensive is really expensive", but I also...

VitalitySeeker‎, Yesterday 11:22 AM
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Knee sleeves question

HI forum, What are your thoughts on knee sleeves, in general? I am talking about 5mm ones, which will mostly be used 2-3 times a week, for squatting mainly. Thanks!

IvanNorge‎, Yesterday 06:49 AM
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workout equipment for home

Some useful workout equipment for home Weighted arm bands. TRX bands. Weighted jump rope. Resistance bands. Medicine ball. Dumbbells. Kettlebell. Balance ball.

Eddie790‎, Yesterday 08:19 AM
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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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Replacement pad covers, DIY

Why order replacement pads from full circle when you can diy for more money and way more time. I have not used a sewing machine since home ec in junior high, but have been talking about getting one so my wife bought one for the holidays. I previously purchased replacement pads from full circle for...

EricAtl‎, 01-01-2020 06:54 PM
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DIY Dip Bar - do you think it will hold?

Hello guys. I want to do a dip bar. I will use 9 pieces of 3/4 19.7 inch pipes 2 pieces of 3/4 11.8 inch pipes 2 pieces of 90 degree elbows of 3/4 and 4 pieces of 3/4 Tee's I attach a picture of the project I want to do.

Ady20‎, 02-19-2020 01:58 AM
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Freestanding vertical bar holder

Does anyone have experience with this type of freestanding vertical bar holder? The spec says it only weighs 12.5lbs. Not sure how it can keep a 45lb bar from tipping over. ...

greenleaf‎, 02-23-2020 08:17 PM
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Mech Belt Squat Attachment Owners (How Do You Incorporate Yours?)

Due to a mixture of wanting to use it after putting it together and fighting a cold earlier this week and taking a short break from lifting, I thought this would be a good subject to throw in here for the owners of the belt squat attachment... How do you implement yours in your workouts/routine?...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 02-01-2020 11:00 AM
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Rep Fitness Thread

Haven't seen a proper Rep Fitness thread, so figured we could make one. I received the PowerSpeed bar in Manganese Phosphate earlier today as well as the 275lb set of equalizers. Impressed with both. The new power bar is DEFINITELY more aggressive than the first iteration. I really like the...

GamecockLifter‎, 10-19-2018 02:44 PM
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I broke my back today (spinal), question about lever squat machine

Hello forum, I'm from Belgium so sorry about bad english. I broke my back today, spinal, okay joking. Just some bulging issue. Had it before. Was healed after 3-6 days before.. I'm training lower body 3 times a week. But today some fit girls where squatting next to me and me as a moron upped the...

FluffyPussy‎, 02-22-2020 03:04 PM
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Smile Peloton Bikes - are they worth it?

I work a very busy job and find it much easier to work out at home consistently, so we've recently invested into some home gym equipment and things have been working very well. We currently have a rowing machine, an adjustable set of Bowflex dumbbells, and a bench. We're currently considering...

SpecterH‎, 02-23-2020 11:23 AM
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Home Gym Buildout

Hi, Looking for help and advice on equipment for a home gym buildout. We are mainly using it for functional boxing training but are looking for a power rack for some strength options. My first question comes in the way of Lat/Row pulls are they worth it ? I am looking at options from:...

Badgerfitt‎, 02-15-2020 01:13 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 09:28 PM
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Any New Revolutionary Products For Weight Loaded Pushups?

Thought I'd post this since going back to banging out pushups within and in between my weightliftinging sessions, variations included (I don't know why I ever neglected them for a while with dips in their place). I've been etching out my serratus anterior and ab muscles to a decent degree...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 02-22-2020 03:40 PM
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Powerblock sticker creation

So I finally got my hands on a set of Powerblock "The Block" dumbbells. They were fairly rusted but for $140, I didn't want to pass them up. I had a pair of these about 10 years ago and have been looking to buy a pair for nostalgia. Tried scrubbing with Liquid Wrench rust inhibitor this time. I...

dagdafitness‎, 02-14-2020 01:12 PM
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BodyCraft RFT-150 vs Inspire FT2? Functional Trainer

I am looking at both the BodyCraft RFT-150 and Inspire FT2 - has anyone had hands on experience between the two? I know not everyone likes the multi-cabling functional trainers, but I tend to like them - and these two appear to be the best feasible Let me know your opinions?

brownmastiff‎, 02-19-2020 01:43 PM
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Titan Clean N Jerk Attachment | Rotating Handles

OK...I’m not a big equipment review writing guy, but there really isn’t a comprehensive review on this piece of equipment, and certainly not one by someone who purchased it as a bodybuilding tool (rather than some “functional strength” Crossfit thingy). PRE-PURCHASE DEBATE I’ve been looking...

grubman‎, 05-12-2019 09:08 AM
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My recent builds

I'm getting too many emails asking "what can I do", so I tought I'd put these in the same thread. These are just final (or close to final) pictures. No descriptions. Questions welcome. Racks and benches

Mech6‎, 12-11-2013 09:17 PM
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$200 good price for body solid GLCE365?

Title. Have the opportunity to buy a used glce365 in good shape. Price is $200CAD(152USD). There is a ring about the size of the bottom of a can of soda on the seat but other than that, it's in great shape. I don't really have space for it and I do want it but only if the price is justified....

dagdafitness‎, 02-19-2020 11:10 AM
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Body-Solid GSRM40 Seated Row Machine - Anyone use?

Does anyone have any experience with this seated row machine? How do you like it? Body-Solid GSRM40 Seated Row Machine I've read as many reviews as I could find but there isn't a ton out there outside of Amazon. Under $400 on Amazon:...

rvfraley‎, 07-03-2015 04:05 PM
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How bad is it to have unbalanced dumbbells?

I found a good store, trusted store that sells 10kg weight plates for literal 5€ I have purchased other sports equipment before from there I'll do / wanna do my bicep curls with 15kg dumbbells. How idiotic would it be to buy that 10kg weight plate and do 10kg on other side, 2,5kg bar and 2,5kg...

BiggestSlut99‎, 02-16-2020 08:09 AM
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Synergee barbells

Hi guys, A few new barbell offerings popped up on lately. I was actually surprised to see triceps and biceps olympic bars, in cerakote, for less than $100 CAD. They also have their Rino Powerbar (cerakoted also). Anybody here use them? Is the cerakote option really worth it? How does...

xdoomhammerx‎, 02-10-2020 12:16 PM
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