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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: 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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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: 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: 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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Will dumbbell prices ever come down?

I was lucky enough to get some various high-quality dumbbells right after the pandemic started. Wish I'd bought some heavier ones: If you can even find them now, they remain severely overpriced. Before the end of the year, maybe?

HardGainersTry‎, 07-21-2020 08:22 AM
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Looking for input from hex / trap bar users. Likes / Dislikes, exercises performed

I'm considering adding trap bar deadlifts to my routine as a low-back friendly deadlift alternative (I no longer conventional DL). I won't be pulling 500, so I think that makes all bars available to me. Would probably use them for other exercises like farmer carries, shrugs or whatever else works...

VTLifts‎, 08-06-2020 01:45 PM
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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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Elite FTS American Cambered Grip Bar

Hello: I‘M starting a home gym (thanks wifey). I’m currently looking at the Elite FTS American Cambered Grip Bar. I’m looking for feedback If anyone has used it. any reviews by anyone? Is there any bars similar? Perhaps cheaper but same design? Thank you ...

Xcel75‎, 08-07-2020 06:13 PM
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Bells of Steel Belt Squat V2 REVIEW

who doesn’t want a belt squat machine for their gym? Unfortunately, most of them are priced in the thousands, and unpractical for the average home gym. Enter...the Bells of Steel v2 Belt Squat machine! At $750, it’s one of three...

grubman‎, 10-02-2019 04:53 PM
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Prime Fitness Adjustable Bench Review

I've gone through a ton of adjustable benches (multiple models of Rogue, Rep, Ironmaster, Hoist, CAP, Legend). Each one had some good features, but also things I didn't like. Well, it appears I can finally stop buying benches. The Prime adjustable bench fits all of my needs perfectly (for now,...

piratelifebad‎, 05-16-2020 09:06 AM
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Those who bought lever arms for their rack- glad you purchased?

Thinking that they might be useful for row and press variations. Maybe not crucial, but they look interesting in a garage set up. For those who bought, do you get enough value and use from them, and which lifts do you tend to do the most?

broganoff‎, 08-06-2020 05:54 AM
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Question Where to buy a 4ft 2" Olympic straight bar in Canada

This is a gift for the GF, do these even exist and if so can anyone provide a link where I can pick one up. The smallest I've seen online is a 5 footer but she wants the 4ft preferably (insert joke here). Can anybody provide a link to where I can pick one up? Thanks

HumanResource33‎, Yesterday 05:25 AM
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Any suggestions on good Plate Loaded Lat Pullddown Machines

I am in the market for one for my home gym and wonder if any of you have any experience with them. Thanks. - would like to stay sub $1,0000. <--- added price because ncsuLuke correctly pointed out that is a key factor lol.

Sais‎, 08-03-2020 10:35 AM
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There's only one problem. No weight plates are available anywhere.

I have not bought weight plates in a very long time because I had the gym. Now I'm looking into the Powertec Leverage Machine instead of a Bowflex. There's only one problem. I have no idea where to buy weight plates. They don't exist anywhere. I've checked my local sporting goods store and not one...

Einhander12‎, 08-04-2020 12:00 PM
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My wife needs a new rack

Well, actually, it’s mine, but I figured that thread title would get more attention. :D My dumbbells arrived a few days ago after a 4 month wait. I’m pretty stoked and enjoying adding some variation to my bar work. However, my storage rack for the dumbbells ain’t big enough, and I’m looking for...

Corbets‎, 07-25-2020 06:55 PM
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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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Smile Best Hand Strengtheners

Hello, does anyone have any recommendations for a great gripper or other related equipment? I'm looking for the perfect hand/finger/grip/wrist/forearm workouts. Any thoughts on Robert Baraban, Vatiz or IronMind's Captains of Crush? I do have the Captains of Crush trainer but it's time to move on....

GeminiBusiness‎, 06-26-2020 04:21 PM
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Legging recommendations please !!

Hi All , I’m looking for some affordable sweat proof leggings. I sweat a lot and when I say a lot I mean when I come out of the gym it looks like I ve taken a hot shower. I’m looking for something high rise , not too high compression , squat proof and something that stays up Thanks in...

spaiel‎, 08-07-2020 09:47 AM
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COVID-19 Virus Equipment DEAL Alert Thread!

Given the increased demand for home gym equipment, seems like a good idea to post a deal thread for those looking to setup home operations. I've seen lately that even places like Rogue are shutting down their onsite stores and doing pickup or shipping only. So let's see what deals y'all can find! ...

urbanlifter‎, 03-19-2020 06:51 AM
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Make China poor again

Rogue has new made in USA kettlebells Golden Cast Iron also has made in USA dumbbells and kettlebells

keyboardworkout‎, 07-10-2020 10:17 AM
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What's the difference between Bowflex XG2 SE vs Bowflex PR1000?

So I'm pretty set on getting a Bowflex. I understand that it doesn't give you the barbell benefits for building mass. Some of these exercises are more complimentary. I get that. I'm not gonna use it to replace my free weight workout, but to add to it. And part of the reason is because all the gyms...

Einhander12‎, 08-02-2020 09:18 PM
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Tonal Gym Electro magnetic resistance sounds promising. Only 200 lbs of resistance and $3000 to review. They claim it can imitate chains.

Detrus‎, 08-03-2020 11:48 AM
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Poll Poll: Ironmasters vs Powerblocks?

i'll be ordering some dumbbells here in the next few weeks (hopefully) and was wondering which you would recommend for me based on my particular situation. A little about me: -27yo female. I'm not very strong and my weight generally fluctuates between 110-120lbs. Anything past maybe a 70-75lb...

Deadlift5‎, 06-01-2020 05:36 PM
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New Titan Fitness

They put a lot of new products on the site today. Clone of the Rogue Hr-2 and Sml-2. I was browsing ebay and looks like they have a monolift not listed on their site yet. Seems to be be a bolt on. Type this # in ebay search: 132177711276

kevin3636‎, 05-01-2017 08:28 PM
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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 06:59 PM
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Do you recommend The Multi Leverage Machine (Powertec or Body Solid Corner?)

So I thought I would make a new thread, since my last thread was about the Bowflex Home Gym. I was originally dead set on getting one, but after seeing some other alternative recommendations, I'm not so sure I should choose it over a Power Tec Leverage gym or a Body Solid Corner Leverage Gym. ...

Einhander12‎, 08-03-2020 05:22 PM
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Ivanko/York Singles Club

Thanks to NorthernMorris for the idea on this......sorry if the title made you think it was going to be eHarmony for high end plate owners. It's eHarmony for high end plates. You got single plates that need a partner???? Post it here. Anyways, I've got a single 25# OMEZH. I'm looking for...

aj2754‎, 12-19-2013 01:29 PM
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What are the important considerations when choosing weight plates?

Hey all, Got good feedback on my bench thread so now curious about buying plates. I realize most things are out of stock so instead of asking what's best I'm more curious what are the various variables to consider and then I'll be able to pick something that seems reasonable. I'm in no huge...

Heisman2‎, 08-04-2020 06:52 PM
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Itching for my first 1-2 specialty bars...what should I get?

Some info about me: -I have all the basics (rack, bench, barbell, db's, bike, etc) and would like to add 1-2 specialty bars to my home gym. -I'm mainly looking to add VARIETY into my workouts, rather than work around an injury, or "add pounds to my squat", etc. -I'm a casual lifter who lifts for...

SemperDeus‎, 08-05-2020 10:15 AM
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