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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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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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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: 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. This is meant to be a dissertation on the topic, and shall be inclusive of all the information that is required to answer this question. If you don’t...

cmarti063‎, 05-16-2014 07:22 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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 09:17 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 07:59 PM
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Texas Strength Systems teaming up with Mark Rippetoe

From a post by Mark Rippetoe on his website: "Wes Zunker and his staff at Texas Strength Systems are manufacturing a line of Starting Strength Equipment. I designed every piece, they are manufactured to the highest standards of quality in the industry, and they are fully warranted by TSS. They...

TunaGill‎, 10-19-2018 03:05 PM
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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, 03-26-2017 06:06 PM
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Best resistance bands

I am looking for some good resistance bands to add tension to my lifts, but don't know which are the best. Of course Rogue has some, but they are far more expensive than the elitefts bands which have just as good of reviews for half the price. Can anyone give a little insight on this?

HSPowerlifter‎, Today 05:58 PM
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1-to-2 carabiner attachment for pulleys - hack

I like using two ropes for tricep pushdowns, straight arm lat pulldowns, etc., but found that attaching both ropes to a single carabiner was awkward and it led to inefficiencies, twisting, and uneven loading. I have a garage full of workout equipment with zero "real man" machinery (wood or metal...

jebrady03‎, Today 07:05 AM
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Rogue LT-1 50 Cal Trolley & Lever Arm

I was one of the lucky fellas to grab this new accessory during Rogue's special $200 pricing deal. Ordered around mid-October, picked up yesterday, maybe 7 weeks or so lead time, which was expected for this new product. As a local to Rogue, I chose to pickup my order. Rogue requests a pickup...

rpark‎, 12-09-2018 10:30 AM
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Thumbs down Transformer Bar Review - Bar of Sketch

I received the bar on the 9th of Feb and I hate to say I'm not too impressed. It was thrown in a box, with only foam balls on the handles for protection, and all corners of the box had a holes. Hopeful nothing was tarnished from the shipment, I was way wrong. The adjustable notches had a gash...

FredAbalon3‎, 02-14-2018 08:12 AM
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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 08:30 PM
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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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Black Friday 2018

Black Friday 2018 is about 3.5 weeks away. Anyone have any intel of what deals will be worth checking out yet? I'll be in the market for an incline bench and some barbell storage.

RGrizzzz‎, 10-24-2018 10:17 AM
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Rogue Monolift Questions (Potential Purchase)...

I was thinking of adding some versatility to my power rack with the Rogue monolift for my 2X3 Mech rack (unfortunately I missed the Mech monos back when he was up and running with them). I was thinking of getting the adjustable Rogue Monster Lite monos and getting the retro fit kit for my 2X3...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-16-2018 07:44 PM
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Need help choosing between two racks

Hey all, I recently found $240 worth of bestbuy gifts cards in my room while cleaning. I was think of putting that towards a power rack, since bestbuy gets their workout equipment through (I’m located in Alberta, Canada btw) The first one is called the Amstaff fitness df...

BrawnyBrandon‎, Today 01:41 AM
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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 09:28 PM
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Used plates

Trying to put together a home gym with decent used equipment. Can anyone identify these plates? They're labeled USA on one side with the weight on the other. Thanks!

machineduck‎, Yesterday 10:55 PM
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Question Seeking advice about purchasing a Barbell/Dumbbell weight set (please help)

I'm a novice lifter. My apartment is small and I'm trying to put together a home gym so I can just wake up in the morning, get my workout in and get it over with. All I'm missing is a set of barbell + dumbbell bars with weights. Right now I am torn between two choices. One is the Powerblocks....

madmax79818515‎, Yesterday 08:59 AM
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adjustable dumbbells

Has anyone used the adjustable dumbbells?

kim59‎, 08-16-2017 12:44 PM
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Gym flooring for unfinished basement

Looking for some advice. We just moved into a new house and planning on setting up a home gym in the basement. The basement is unfinished with concrete floors. I have a treadmill, power rack, bench, weights but looking for flooring. I have a young daughter and 16 year old that would also share...

smahoney01‎, 12-15-2018 08:12 PM
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Billard, Baby! Billard.

We haven't had nearly enough discussion about Billard Barbell Co. around here. Now would be a good time. Post your Billard standard and Oly pictures!

AttyGuy‎, 09-20-2015 05:54 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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Airdyne Evolution Comp chain tensioner problem

When hitting speeds over ~90rpm, whether I build up to it relatively gradually( over 5-10s starting from ~60rpm ) or jump right up to it (like Tabata-style) the chain intermittently slips over--not off-- the tensioner sprocket. This results in an annoying surge/grab which may happen every few...

waynefulano‎, 12-11-2018 08:44 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 02:44 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 04:19 PM
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Equipment Crew- Part IV

I was here for the start.... now we're four threads in. Nice job fellas. Proceed equipment sluts. #3- 9/21/2012 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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Matrix Cable Crossover: opinions on quality

Does anyone have any experience with Matrix strength equipment? Looking at a used piece, but am unfamiliar with the brand. Replacing a Nautilus Crossover that is leaving my small commercial gym. Can anyone comment on the quality and longevity of Matrix in comparison to cybex, or one of the...

bodytailor‎, 12-16-2018 10:10 AM
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