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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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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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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: 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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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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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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Hoist bench vs ironmaster?

I have a Rep 3100 bench, and while it’s great I need something that gives me the option to do leg curls and extensions. Debating between getting the hoist or IM bench with the attachments and selling my REP bench. Thoughts?

Ondle‎, Yesterday 11:24 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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My $25 Homemade Powerblocks Stand

When the pandemic started I had no equipment at home as I used to work out in the gym. I was able to grab a set of Powerblocks dumbells and kettlebell off of Amazon. Like a bonehead I didnt buy a bench or weight stand. Was able to finally find a commercial bench but stands are tough to find and the...

mvitz‎, Yesterday 07:08 PM
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Custom fabricators besides black widow?

Does anyone know of a custom fabricator for equipment gear that is likely to respond to requests? I currently have my SquatmaxMD on the back of my RML-490 and it's basically fine but when I bench my head rests on the Squatmax. I don't want a full 6 post rack because it would take up too much space,...

ncsuLuke‎, 10-22-2020 09:45 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 04:23 AM
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Gas tube for Star Trac Center Drive Leg XT and Hamtractor Style Seated Leg Curl

Anyone know where I can find these gas tubes or ones that would work? I tried searching the usual repair sites as well as the numbers on it and came up with nothing other then a stabilus contact email.... Star Trac Leg Extension 9LL-S1310 Star Trac Seated Leg Curl 9PR-S1306

NickThe13th‎, Yesterday 08:57 PM
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Half Rack help- Legend vs Dynamic

Looking to buy a half rack and hoping to get some insight. The top two contenders are Legend and Dynamic Fitness. I can't post links, but there are images of both attached. Legend 3142 Half Cage Pros of Legend: -uprights are welded together rather than bolted. Don't know if this functionally...

BigSteve7856‎, 10-14-2020 08:14 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 08:17 PM
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May be in the market for a commercial grade lat tower. Is French Fitness any good?

I've been shopping around for a commercial grade lat pulldown /w mid-row. I think I've narrowed it down between the Body Solid SLM300G: or the offering from French Fitness: ...

WWE-TicK‎, Yesterday 08:54 AM
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Question about Shrug/deadlift/trap bar?

Hi, I'm looking at getting a shrug/deadlift/trap bar but not sure which size? I see that you can get them in 5ft, 6ft and 7ft but would the 5ft one be considered the standard size that will take a decent amount of weight? just looking to do a few trap/shrug exercises and some deadlifts. Would...

shanew48‎, 10-12-2020 02:12 PM
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Minimalist way to work legs? Landmine vs Kettlebells

I'm moving house shortly and don't want to buy a rack. I need something to keep me going over the winter. I was thinking a couple of 32kg kettlebells and a lot of bulgarian squats or maybe a landmine? Any ideas?

doughnutking‎, Yesterday 06:30 AM
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ironmaster lottery

Has anyone participated in this and what should I expect? I am hoping to either purchase the Ironmaster 45 and an addon kit or heavy handle kit, or the regular Ironmaster 75 kit with stand. Is it structured as a cart option and then it assigns a lottery number?

ampire‎, 10-21-2020 01:35 PM
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New *cheap* belt squat option courtesy of Jonnie Candito

9MPZ_6o-Li8 With his promo code it's $180 or so. I've never actually used a belt squat so I cannot really comment on pros/cons, curious if others have thoughts.

Heisman2‎, 10-17-2020 04:21 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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What is a quality elliptical for the money? How about a step up? Thanks!!

Steelers252006‎, 12-15-2012 05:13 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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Thinking of buying a home gym off craigslist, thoughts on asking price?

Thinking of buying this home gym, thoughts on asking price? Hey guys so I’m thinking of buying this home gym called Maximus force. Settled on $900 with the seller on Craigslist. I’ve got no real frame of reference on this price point. He claims it’s $5000 brand new, but I guess it’s a...

mattjm1121‎, 10-20-2020 08:04 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 01:44 PM
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Arrow UK/EU Budget home power rack?

I know a lot of equipment is out of stock at the moment but I would like to invest in a home power rack and I can set up some stock alerts and wait if necessary. When I was last doing 5 x 5 my squat was increasing each session but I stopped ~150KG due to injury. I am not sure how much more I...

runswithascript‎, 10-20-2020 02:47 AM
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Thinking of buying this home gym, thoughts on asking price?

Thinking of buying this home gym, thoughts on asking price? Hey guys so I’m thinking of buying this home gym called Maximus force. Settled on $900 with the seller on Craigslist. I’ve got no real frame of reference on this price point. He claims it’s $5000 brand new, but I guess it’s a...

mattjm1121‎, 10-20-2020 07:52 AM
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Should I wear wrist wraps?

I have been lifting for about three years now and know that wrist wraps comes with some negatives, like having weak wrists, not learning proper form, etc. A while back I hurt my wrists (don't remember how or when, but I would assume it was from lifting with poor form when I was newer). I'd say...

Dylan13579‎, 10-18-2020 06:53 AM
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My how equipment has evolved :)

Came across someone selling this and got a little chuckle out of how primitive workout equipment use to be. It looks like regular school type chairs for the seats.

pama0605‎, 09-23-2020 06:13 PM
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How to stop spinlock dumbells from stabbing my leg.

I found this... Can anyone aware me of any cheaper options before I buy this for $35. Thanks boyos.

taskmob‎, 10-17-2020 09:32 PM
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IronMaster IM 2000 Review

Unboxing/Assembly Unboxing took me about 45 minutes to get everything out of the 3 boxes and remove the plastic wrapping from each individual component.  I had been watching some unboxing and assembly videos on YouTube so I knew what to expect.  I had it unboxed and fully assembled in about three...

thedickus‎, 10-16-2020 06:57 AM
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