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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 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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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 08:33 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 11:03 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 06:31 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. Before using a belt, learn to breathe Many people, unaware of detailed anatomical and physiological processes, breathe incorrectly when exercising....

cmarti063‎, 05-16-2014 06:22 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 02:56 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 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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45 Degree Leg Press VS. Leverage Squat

I'm thinking of getting a machine at some point to hit the legs as an accessory piece and also to give the back a break on certain days, with space and price being a factor in this future purchase, I have it boiled down to these choices... -Powertec P-LP19 Leg Press (more space efficient for a...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 07-13-2020 07:00 PM
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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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Safety Straps on Racks

Are power racks that have nylon safety straps (rather than metal safety spotter arms) good at enabling a lifter to comfortably complete a set (for instance, of bench press) even if the lifter hits the straps during the set? Some background. It's often important for me to work out alone in my...

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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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Vintage Iron Thread

Hi All, I read a post a few weeks ago in which SnowOne and DonForeman suggested a vintage iron thread to discuss/identify old plates. I wasn't part of that discussion, but I see that no one has created the thread, and I have a couple of plates that I could use some help identifying, so I figured...

rlundregan‎, 08-14-2012 03:19 PM
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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 01:44 PM
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Is there a consensus "best" adjustable bench?

Just reading through the REP fitness thread it seems there are several benches different people favor for different reasons. I know the Prime bench is thought to be really good albeit more pricy; I'm not sure if people think it's better than the other versions available. Just curious if there are...

Heisman2‎, 07-10-2020 11:43 AM
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York foundry mold for 1" plates

Hello everyone, Been a wile since I last posted. Here is something that may be of interested to York collectors. I have in my possession a YORK Foundry mold for 1" 25 LB AND 1 1/4 LB Weight plates. I have never seen another one like it. This item came from the York Foundry in Columbia Pa. U.S....

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Can anyone ID this piece?

I haven't seen one of these before. Plate-loaded with belted cams and rotary handles. Can anyone ID it?

Duplicitous‎, 07-10-2020 06:52 PM
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Kabuki Strength Transformer Bar Review...not a Coop Review

Full disclosure, I've always been intrigued with the concept of the Transformer Bar as some are aware. The ability to adjust the sleeve loading positions to me forward and backward and up and down could allow for some really interesting training options, sort of like having multiple bars in one. So...

MGM711‎, 06-15-2020 07:53 PM
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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 05:54 PM
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Need the manual for the Trotter MG2100

I got a great deal on this universal , but we had to rip it apart( was in a bulkhead and only two of us moving it), I did take some pictures, But would feel more comfortable with some of the manual.. Is there anyone here who has a copy they could pdf a few sheets of the set up for me? Thank...

Silverkelt2‎, 07-13-2020 04:39 PM
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Smile Best Hand Strengtheners

Hello, does anyone have any recommendations for a great gripper or other related equipment? I'm looking for the perfect hand/finger/grip/wrist/forearm workouts. Any thoughts on Robert Baraban, Vatiz or IronMind's Captains of Crush? I do have the Captains of Crush trainer but it's time to move on....

GeminiBusiness‎, 06-26-2020 04:21 PM
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Safety straps

Does anyone know where I can by safety straps. All I'm looking for are the straps. Thanks

zoom008‎, 07-13-2020 01:40 PM
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Oly Plate Loaded Pully System

Forgive me if this has been posted before but thoughts on a setup like this? If not this one, something...

IronKrazy‎, 07-07-2020 01:35 PM
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Weightlifting shoes?

Hey guys I am wondering if its worth to get WL shoes there are some adidas power lift in sale ans thinking about buying a pair, but yeah, I am newish kind of and wondering if they are necessary. I got short legs/short inseam so not sure if thats a factor to consider or if chucks/socks are...

BelgianBull‎, 07-13-2020 08:17 AM
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Make China poor again

Rogue has new made in USA kettlebells Golden Cast Iron also has made in USA dumbbells and kettlebells

keyboardworkout‎, 07-10-2020 10:17 AM
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Prime Fitness Single Stack (plate loaded & selectorized)

Anyone had an experience with the Prime Fitness Single Stack? Both the pin selector and plate version seem solid. My only concern is the quality of the cables and pulleys. I dont have any experience with this company, and can't find many reviews online. The idea of a fixed lat pulldown AND...

Hayden322‎, 07-08-2020 03:35 PM
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Identify ez curl bar?

Hi, hoping to tap into the wealth of knowledge in this forum to see if anyone can identify this ez curl bar? The ends look somewhat unique. Thanks.

tytw00‎, 07-11-2020 12:35 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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Question Vertical grip barbell for bad shoulder and bad wrist benching?

I've been benching with dumbbells instead and it's not only the grip orientation but also the coming together and pulling apart of the hands as you go up and down that keeps the shoulder from being irritated. I really want to bench again but don't wanna spend $300 on a vertical grip barbell to...

Errorproxy‎, 07-11-2020 12:24 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 10:30 AM
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Powerblock question: Which set should I keep

Have had the elite to 90 for years and really like them. Came across an older set to 130 along with a foldable bench with the PB stand attached (like in this thread): Was going to keep the 90-125 extension and my 90 classic...

cwcmac‎, 07-11-2020 07:38 PM
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Cybex discount

I am interested in ordering some new cybex equipment, but I don't know what is a reasonable discount from list price. I'm specifically looking at the bravo pro and the smith machine. Kindly let me know what kind of discount I should be able to negotiate. Many thanks in advance!

chrisca4801‎, 07-10-2020 01:19 PM
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Question Opinions on Troy's urethane plates

Looking for a set of urethane plates. These supposedly have +/- 2% accuracy. I found a 345 lbs set for $1150 shipped. (4) 45’s, (2) 35’s, (2) 25’s, (2) 10’s, (4) 5’s, (2) 2.5’s Anyone recommend this brand?

amrogers3‎, 06-27-2020 09:42 PM
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