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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: Round 2: Round 3: Let's find those deals!

indianbuckeye‎, 08-19-2017 08:36 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 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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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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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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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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The Official Save The Forums

With all the madness of social media and discord taking over in an unfortunate and unfavorable way, the Bodybuilding forums have predated all the likes of these other so called "sources" with its wealth of information, knowledge, experience and detailed reviews from the community over its many...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 11-01-2022 09:51 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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Belt Squats machine: Squatmax MD or Rogue Rhino?

I'm thinking about buying one of these due to an accumulation of upper body injuries that is making low bar squatting difficult and painful at this point. Anybody tried both of these units? I tried out the Squatmax MD and thought it was amazing. Had never belt squatted before. It felt very...

buddy0329‎, 10-16-2021 08:09 PM
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The Official Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2022 Thread

Thought I'd post this because as is a usual yearly thread around here...any deals that you took advantage of around this time? Not much of a deal, but so far I purchased BWTG's rack mounted UHMW lined DB spotter trays (gonna sell my Mad Spotters and IM spotting stand)...hopefully it's a better...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 11-26-2022 07:24 AM
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niharikakumar‎, Today 07:56 AM
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Anyone got an ATX bench?

Hi, Has anyone here got (or had) an ATX bench? I am looking at the ATX multi-bench and have a few questions, mostly regarding stability and whether there is any "slop" in the back support? This is the bench

MonkeyT‎, 11-26-2022 08:23 AM
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Trotter MG 2100

Hi.. Looking for manual instructions to put this piece back together.. Thank you for your help

Renatka78‎, Yesterday 02:16 PM
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Schiek 2004 2006

Hey guys I wanna get one of these nylon belts. I had one years ago but misplaced it and now I’m looking to get another. Can’t get any definitive info on how the 2006 would fit me or just go 04. I’m 5’11” 170lbs 31” waist.

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How to do planks to lose belly fat

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Pranabeshgayen‎, 11-26-2022 07:18 PM
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Any advice on home workout system? looking at precor

Hey everyone. Looking to purchase a workout system for our basement and wanted your thoughts. The club we are members of have a precor fts glide functional trainer and I was looking to buy one of those for our basement. Looks like it will be around $5k. Anyone have any thoughts on this system? ...

clemsondds‎, 11-26-2022 07:15 AM
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Nautilus Infimetric Bar Replacement

Have an old Nautilus Compound Tricep machine but it's missing the Infi Bar, which I've come to appreciate. I know the length but would need to measure the circumference (or would I measure the diameter?). I'm thinking it could be easily fabricated but I'm not very knowledgable about things of this...

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 11-26-2022 10:32 AM
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Titan Seal Row Bench

Has it been discontinued? Is Titan working on a new one? Unless I missed it, it's no longer on their website. Anyone have any info about this? Seemed like it was a decent hit so I find it strange that they'd put the kibosh on it.

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 11-26-2022 10:25 AM
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Marrs Bar vs. Prime Super Squat Bar

Alright, alright...not sure how, or where I might store one, but this is the equipment forum and I think I might finally get one of these because I could see some potential benefits to owning and regularly using one of these bars (veering more towards the Marrs Bar, but I might have some questions...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 11-11-2022 08:35 AM
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Adjustable dumbbell handles weight capacity

Early pandemic I was sold a pair of adjustables by some guy on FB marketplace along with a case full of plates that allowed me to stack them up to 54 lbs each. Since then, I’ve bought enough plates to get them to 76.5 lbs if only one is used at a time so I don’t have to share the plates between the...

Xpiro‎, 11-25-2022 01:02 AM
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American Barbell Plate Loaded Line...

It appears AB now has a line of sweet looking plate loaded equipment rightfully named the "Flight Line", I also spot angled weight horns on their leg press (perhaps were inspired by Powertec's new weight horn design on some of their newer model equipment). Here's the link... ...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 10-25-2022 03:27 PM
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Clothes for muscular physiques

Sorry if this subject doesn't fit the forum topic, but to be fair, NONE of the forums are a better place for this subject. And yet the subject is - I think! - something that anyone with a muscular or athletic physique has to deal with. So it belongs here somewhere! I'm talking about the...

mekhitor‎, 11-05-2022 02:56 PM
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Thinking about rolled rubber flooring - advice?

I need to rearrange my home gym to better optimize the space. It's also my home office and I'm going to be working from home for the foreseeable future. Since the carpet is shot and moving everything is already going to be a PITA, I was thinking about getting rolled rubber flooring. Any advice? ...

radrd‎, 06-14-2020 10:10 AM
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Review: Bells of Steel Barenaked Power Bar 2.0 A few months back I picked up a Bells of...

BigAlexG‎, 10-28-2022 02:59 PM
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Recommendations For A Compact/Small-Footprint Olympic Plate Tree/Rack?

With only ten plates I probably don't need a plate tree/rack yet. (Or maybe I do. I guess I'll find out when the plates get here.) And I don't really have the room for it, now, anyway. But when I add a pair of 45s in a couple months or so I'm sure I'll be wanting one. Floor space is at a...

Michiganian‎, 11-23-2022 08:45 AM
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ancy890815‎, 11-23-2022 06:37 AM
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anyone have a Syedee Leg Press?

Looking for a leg press with a small footprint for the home gym, and came across this piece while searching for only $1100 from Walmart ...

adamsz‎, 11-19-2022 01:11 PM
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Lat Tower Replacement Cable

The vinyl on one of the cables on my 20 year old Parabody lat attachment finally gave out. I'm having trouble finding a replacement. It's 114" long, "type b" from what I can tell with a ball on one end. I can find custom length $20 Chinese ones that reviewers seem to indicate may not last more...

bisonp‎, 10-22-2022 06:16 PM
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30 mm barbell

Anyone know of any high quality 30 mm barbell with aggressive knurling? I prefer the thicker diameter for bench pressing.

angrypolack‎, 10-19-2022 04:29 PM
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Dry Sauna Vs. Steam Room

I know they aren?t really workout equipment, but I was wondering people?s views/benefits if any of dry saunas vs. steam rooms? let me know pros cons what have you. Thanks.

Lawson06‎, 02-09-2008 08:12 PM
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Guess I'm Going To Need New Iron Sooner Than I Thought

Years ago I bought a set of DP Challenger Orbitron bar and weights from a neighbor down the street for a whoppin' $10. In building the home gym after my gym closed its doors I'd thought they'd hold me for a while. I guess not. Three days ago I did two sets of Romanian Deadlifts with over half...

Michiganian‎, 11-18-2022 08:49 AM
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