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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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 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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'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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Question 6 or 7 foot standard barbell?

I am still a novice lifter and I currently have dumbbell handles with 100lbs of standard plates. I feel like I will need an upgrade soon so I am planning on buying a standard barbell + two 25lb plates. I am choosing a standard barbell over an Olympic one because I am still a novice ~ can't lift too...

hoboy‎, 01-19-2021 04:32 PM
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Adding plates to selectorized stacks - The Gym Pin or similar?

I'm interested in adding plates to avoid having to jump 10 lbs every time I move the pin on my stacks. The Gym Pin seems perfect, though very expensive, especially since I'd get two. Has anyone tried...

radrd‎, 01-09-2021 12:29 PM
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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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Question Advice on sissy squat machine?

hi guys, I was thinking of getting a sissy squat machine but wanted to know your opinion if it's a good piece of equipment to have in your home gym. I have never used one before so don't know how much I'm going to use it in the end so hoping for some advice. I was thinking it would be a good quads...

markgeorgeevans‎, 04-08-2017 05:27 AM
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Affordable Power Rack

I'm looking for an "affordable" power rack, let's say less than $500 for the rack alone. One thing, I want to make sure it's modular and that I'll be able to add a lat pulldown system and cable crossover to it down the road. Has anyone ever used HulkFit? I've never heard of it, but it has...

philatonian‎, 01-13-2021 07:46 AM
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AirDyne Questions

I'm interested in getting an AirDyne bike for HIIT and have been looking around the local used market. Some are clearly older than others, but from my limited knowledge...they all work and really haven't changed too much since first coming out in 1978. My main question is: what model is the most...

hockeyplayer45‎, 09-07-2017 07:15 PM
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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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Antibacterial spray on bare steel?

I have a studio, climate controlled but I've been soaking my bars in antibacterial spray. Only been using a cap with clients and it's ruster a little bit. I have a rogue bare steel deadlift bar but I'm afraid it'll rust depending on spray I use. It had already started when I keep ac in fan mode in...

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Any place to purchase the Inspire FT1 weight stack upgrade?

Hey all, I ordered the FT1 and it should be arriving in a few weeks. I cannot find any website that has the weight stack upgrade in stock. I'm curious if anyone knows any place where 2 of them can be purchased. I'm willing to pay extra to buy them from pretty much any country that can ship them...

Heisman2‎, 10-10-2020 04:15 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.

broganoff‎, 01-24-2021 04:48 PM
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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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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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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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Aztec weight plates?

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

Synthetickiller‎, 01-06-2021 06:09 PM
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Barbel bench dumbells outdoors UK (possible ?)

I have a barbell , dumbells and bench with high weights but my only issue is I can only use them outdoors , is it still possible to train in bad weather outdoors ? Or am I totally fooling my self thinking it is I don’t mind getting wet but is it going to make my workouts dangerous ? I’m in...

williamc1990‎, 01-21-2021 09:24 PM
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Basketball Court Install

After years of waiting we have finally decided to go ahead and add a major new pieces to our home a backyard basketball court. Yesterday they came to grade the area and form it out. Court is a 30' x 30', Today they got it poured and broom finished, 15 yards of...

turbolsxstang‎, 12-29-2020 03:52 PM
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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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Thumbs up Best Of Home Made ABS

Body Building and fitness has been a thing of issue, were everyone wants to look 👀 good and in shape, paying big money 💰 to a trainer to put them in shape and ending up not getting their desire look due to lack of appropriate use of equipment and time. Here comes the boom 💥 👻 With just a...

Princecollins‎, 01-19-2021 12:02 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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Best type of rowing machine

Hi there, I am in need of getting a new rowing machine as the one I had before kept breaking. The one I had was the type which uses an elastic rope which goes around a wheel and uses a rubber band. The problem I'm having is that the elastic band keeps wearing and eventually snapping. This only...

onlyme1234‎, 09-01-2018 02:29 PM
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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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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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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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Building My Own Gym

Since April, I have quit my gym membership and started building my own gym. I am a big dumbbell fan. My set includes a 3 to 80 pairs so far. The wife and I are looking to get a treadmill next. I have been checking out a SOLE F85 or SOLE TT8.

lfreday39x‎, 01-14-2021 04:55 PM
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