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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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Should I buy a dedicated incline ab bench?

Found a used Incline Ab bench for sale locally. Are these worth it for abmaxxing? I have a garage gym Thinking it is probably better to buy and incline/decline bench...

Bigworm365‎, 12-15-2020 09:06 PM
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Do you think having accessories for my Powertec in this small-ish space looks okay?

I was really looking forward to the Leg Press. Still have to call Powertec for a few issues. Here you can see my Leg Press on the sidewall. I also ordered a couple more accessories. Do you think it looks okay or is too cluttered? I know I'll have space for the Leg Curl, but I'm wondering if the...

Einhander12‎, 12-26-2020 03:05 PM
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What's your opinion on the Powertec accessories?

I'm really loving my Powertec. So happy I made the decision to go with it instead of the Bowflex Home Gym. The one thing I love about the Bowflex is the cable fly. It's hard for me to replicate that on the Powertec. I do use Spud Straps and do cable flys with it. But I'm not sure it gives me the...

Einhander12‎, 12-17-2020 12:50 PM
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Peloton signs agreement to acquire Precor


Duplicitous‎, 12-26-2020 08:29 PM
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Cybex squat press - New vs. Old design

We currently have the old Cybex squat press 5235 and recently come across the new design (model 16510) for sale. Has anyone used both versions, if so, is there any real difference in movement pattern, and which did you prefer? Is it worth the upgrade?

rifter123‎, 12-28-2020 07:17 PM
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Floor/ equipment leveling for larger spaces

Hi all - For a space that will have larger equipment (hack squat etc), at what point would you use self-leveling cement to correct unevenness? I have a 48' x 26' main space and I've used both a 4' digital level, a line level and a laser pointer and gotten slightly different numbers but...

Afo3‎, 12-28-2020 03:57 PM
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Titan Fitness Plate Loadable Lat Tower V2: Electric Boogaloo

Is cheapness an asset or deterrent? Find out next time on... Here's two picture for those of you who are illiterate: Crap no one cares about. Link:

Synthetickiller‎, 12-25-2020 06:04 PM
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French Fitness equipment - any good?

Looking for a piece of equipment similar to Force USA G12, which seems kind of pricey (5K). Came across the French Fitness FSR80 which looks like a replica of the Force USA G12 - does anyone have any experience with French Fitness? I can't post links because I have never posted before... No...

vtsteevo‎, 12-30-2020 11:41 AM
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Audio for Home Gym

What is everyone using for audio in their home gyms? My gym is 12'x23' for reference. I'm contemplating a simple sound bar setup for space savings and simplicity but want quality sound. I have a nice JBL flip Bluetooth speaker but it isn't enough sound for the room.

cmb47‎, 11-24-2016 09:30 AM
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Portable deadlift platform?

Hey y’all So my gym is largely kitted out, and I’m looking at details now. One thing that comes to mind is possible having a custom, portable deadlift platform crafted, and I’d like to get your thoughts. Let me lay out the situation. I can’t put in a real deadlift platform because... my rack...

Corbets‎, 12-28-2020 09:49 AM
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Wanted: Gaspari Curl Bar and Troy Supra Bars

Hi everyone. I'm looking for some specialty bars for my gym, specifically a Gaspari Curl bar and Gaspari cable handle as well as the Troy Suprbar and cable handles. I know that I can still get the Troy suprabrars new, but it would be nice to find them used if I can, for a good price. I'm up in...

irongym‎, 01-02-2012 02:29 PM
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Shortest Usable Landmine Bar? Cut down Axle Bar idea

I’m looking to setup a landmine bar in a tight space. I plan on chopping down an axle bar. My question is, what’s the shortest overall length that would still be functional? Ignore sleeve length for weight capacity. I’m specifically wondering about the lever length / arc that the bar moves...

hglip‎, 12-27-2020 12:25 AM
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Titanium Strength Smith Machine

Does anyone have any experience with the Titanium Strength smith machine. I looked at it on their website and from the picture it looks well built. Can't find any reviews about the machine and hate to buy it blindly without seeing it in person or talking to someone that has had experience with...

8874‎, 12-30-2020 08:12 PM
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rubber coated vs stainless steel plates in terms of corrosion (rust) resistance

Hello, I want to buy weight plates and since I'm going to workout outdoors or in a garage (with high humidity) I think about getting either rubber coated weight plates or stainless steel weight plates. The price is not important in this comparison. What is more resistant to corrosion...

gymno98‎, 12-26-2020 11:38 AM
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ask help to create a guest house home-gym

Dear sirs, I Workout in gym, but I also own a vacation home and sometimes guests complain that a home gym is missing. So, I decided to set up a small gym and studied several posts here on the forum (starting by domicron's one). From this readings I Concluded (I think) that a small home...

amayumi‎, 12-30-2020 11:33 AM
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Are 25 kg (55 lbs) plates worth it?

Hello, so I want to buy new weights made from stainless steel. Now I'm thinking about either getting 8 25kg + 4 20kg plates or just 14 20kg plates. It seems to me that loading and unloading with 20kg being the heaviest plate one has is easier in terms of warm-ups but also in terms of smaller...

gymno98‎, 01-01-2021 08:00 PM
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BURLI - USA made racks, 3x3, 11 gauge american steel, says in-stock

For anyone still seeking out a rack Seeing social media ads for BURLI racks. Company just launched. Check their site. Brand new company so obviously can't know the quality and reliability, but just passing along in case people struggling to find a quality rack. I have no personal interest...

VTLifts‎, 06-18-2020 01:14 PM
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Different Type of Curl Bar

Hello Group: I have attached pictures of a curl bar that has rotating handles. I'm not sure who manufactured it...the person I bought it from didn't know either and seemed to think he had gotten from the Ferrigno's equipment store in New York City (if anyone knows who may have manufactured it I'd...

TKDC1970‎, 12-30-2009 08:14 PM
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Bowflex M5 - Broken - Common Problems?

I recently bought a used Bowflex M5 (2-3 years old) The workouts were going well and I certainly felt the benefit but then after 3 months the central bolt that holds the left hand side of the Bowflex in place snapped. Due to COVID 19 it has been impossible to get replacement parts and if I...

JPBow‎, 01-05-2021 04:20 AM
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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped :

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 04:57 PM
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Building home gym to deal with loose skin, $1K budget

So I've been on keto for 8 months combined with intermittent fasting and I lost 100 pounds. I used collagen rich lotion and I'm only 21 so the loose skin wasn't terrible but I'd still like to fill it in with muscle mass. I'm looking to turn a spare room in my house into a home gym. My budget is $1K...

CGLV‎, 01-05-2021 07:00 PM
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Rogue Home Timer Issues

Hi guys, so I got the Rogue Home Timer as a gift and it just doesn't seem to work. Anyone have trouble getting the bluetooth paired? I only get "Bluetooth service is not currently enabled" in the app and I can clearly see the phone has bluetooth enabled. Also the physical remote doesn't seem to...

grapegorilla‎, 01-06-2021 08:25 PM
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Should I buy a seated calf machine?

I found a used gym equipment place on Facebook that has a cybex seated calf machine for $300 an hour away from me. Calves are by far my weak point and I've been hitting them every way possible. I am a home gym'er and will not be joining a gym. Do you think it's a good investment? Talk me in...

ezra76‎, 01-05-2021 03:48 AM
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Resistance Bands- recommendations

Looking for some good/durable resistance bands. I was checking out Rogue's, not sure if you are paying for the name or not. Anyone have any recommendations where to buy. Looking for various strengths, mainly for shoulder work, but looking to incorporate other aspects into my workout too.

grumpytude‎, 01-05-2021 05:30 PM
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Aztec weight plates?

Can anyone identify this plate? I'm at a loss.

Synthetickiller‎, 01-06-2021 06:09 PM
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