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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: 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: 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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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Adjustable dumbbells (any good)

I’m looking to buy some adjustables due to lack of room, so I’m wondering about brands and quality, I’m not loaded so I’m looking at spending about £500 for the pair. I see some go up to around 32, I’m currently maxing some lifts at 24 in the gym so if I have too I’ll buy ones that max at 24 and...

1ceman96‎, 01-13-2021 06:23 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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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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My own home gym evolution (part 2)

As all the pictures from my home gym old thread are not working anymore (, i will be posting here the important stages of evolution of my home gym of the past 7 years and the future upgrades i will do in the future. If you have any...

alexthaman‎, 08-02-2017 09:54 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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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 02:35 PM
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Powerblock Sport 50 EXP vs Elite 50 EXP

What are the differences other than the sport having rounded metal and not having rubber by your wrist? What's your preference and why?

aolsux00‎, 01-10-2021 06:47 PM
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Powerblock EXP

I see a lot of powerblock EXP's online, but I can't figure out if its the Sport EXP or the Elite EXP. Both the box and the dumbbell itself says "Powerblock EXP" on it. Which one is it?

aolsux00‎, 01-10-2021 10:37 PM
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Looking for a Multi-Purpose Home Weight Bench

In central Canada here, looking for a bench with the following: -versatility for flat, incline, and decline exercises -either comes with or can be connected with leg extension device -rack, either connected or separate, that can double as a squat rack -Optional but not necessary: preacher...

arncap‎, 01-07-2021 12:01 PM
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Flex Hack Squat Ball Bearing Size?

Have an old Flex Hack. Pretty sure I need to replace the ball bearings as the carriage does not slide smoothly on the guide rods anymore. Tried cleaning it but to no avail. So, does anyone happen to know what size ball bearings this piece would take if i were to replace them? Thanks!

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 01-18-2021 05:21 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 11:30 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 06:38 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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Best places for used commercial equipment that will ship?

i ordered from fitness equipment empire before and they have alot of good equipment but there high and shipping is super high. I was curious if there was any other places besides the big companies like fitnessequipmentempire that anybody has had good experience with? Im looking for some hammer...

bobby5‎, 01-20-2021 11:24 AM
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Smile the best workout bench for home 2021

Investing in your home gym has never made more sense than in 2020. With many gyms closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, building up your home workout setup can help you make the most of the situation. This guy created the ultimate budget gym inside of an old shed in his backyard. And this...

BrianKKK‎, 01-11-2021 08:46 PM
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Anybody own a pair of Gopher Urethane Bumpers?

The reason I ask is they appear to have a deeper groove around the edges for easier handling. Is is noticeably different than other bumpers, or just a photographic shadow effect in the photos that they use for marketing purposes? Not much info about them anywhere.

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Force USA all-in-one power rack thoughts?

Just wondering what everyone’s thoughts are on power racks that include pulleys, a smith machine and other attachments. I know a lot of the extra stuff is far from necessary, but would definitely add a lot of enjoyment with extra exercise variety. Are racks like these usually good quality or do...

CatsAndMice10‎, 01-06-2021 03:50 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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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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Belt Squats As Opposed To Leg Presses

I had to screenshot the topic question I had because of the server acting up... Any insight/thoughts on this exercise selection replacement is appreciated.

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-02-2020 08:31 AM
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Body-Solid GLGS100 Leverage System Review

I received my Body-Solid GLGS100 to pick up at the fitness equipment store last Thursday (it was expected to be re-stocked sometime in July due to the pandemic) but luckily they had some in stock and delivered it in a timely manner upon the purchase date which was excellent! I put it together on...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 05-17-2020 12:05 PM
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Hyper-Extension Bench Old School Mentality

Do Hyper Extension Benches hold any true value in a strength routine that cannot already be provided by a GHD? I see these were highly praised in a lot of old school workout routines (Including Reg Park's 5x5) and this was before the GHD/GHR were ever really mentioned (Or maybe they didn't exist...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 01-17-2016 01:19 PM
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Peloton signs agreement to acquire Precor


Duplicitous‎, 12-26-2020 08:29 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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