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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 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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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Cybex Classic Selectorized Equipment Weights???

Hi Folks: I just joined a gym that uses Cybex Classic Selectorized equipment. It's the "classic" stuff, not the newer Cybex gear. The weights in the stack are labeled with numbers (01, 02, 03. 04 etc). Can anyone tell me if each of these weights is 10 lbs or some consistent number? Does the...

HMDelman‎, Yesterday 04:38 PM
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Rogue's new MG4 bar seems familiar

Removable handles and removable/rotating sleeves, from 2020:

Mech6‎, 04-02-2022 07:14 PM
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Powder coat or spray paint weight plates?

So I'm replacing my rubber coated IGX plates with iron Troy plates, but they need some tlc since they leave rust dust on your hands from handling them. Most people use a wire brush on a drill and some painters touch spray paint to clean up their...

cmarti063‎, 11-12-2017 07:35 AM
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Stray Dog Alpha Adjustable Bench

Yet another FI adjustable bench in the mix of competitors, looks nice for those in the market and has a 12" wide pad with backing steel plate and different color frame and upholstery choices and custom options, also has some unique new features to rival the mainstream market and is made in a small...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-22-2022 06:31 AM
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Need Help Deciding On Chest Machine!!!

Hello, first time posting here. Currently building out a garage gym and have several Hammer Strength machines incoming to compliment my Prime Fitness HLP power rack and free weights. The only chest piece I have coming is the HS incline press and I cannot decide on a flat/overall chest piece to go...

GarageGymBro‎, 06-24-2022 11:34 AM
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Arrow Does anyone own the incline lever row from Edge Fitness Systems? Looks pretty dope honestly and at 800$, that seems like a rly good price for a chest supported row compared to stuff like Arsenal Strength, etc…. I mean don’t get me wrong, but Arsenal has something similar that they quoted me on that’s...

XPmpnII‎, 06-17-2022 07:48 PM
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Rogue "acquires" Ghost Strong, it seems We'll see what happens but I doubt much of their stuff will be produced. I may be wrong.

Mech6‎, 06-09-2022 09:01 AM
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Post Opening A New Gym

Hi Gym Owners, I'm looking to open up a gym in the next year. I live in Washington, workout a lot and have worked hard to save some dough to do this. I want to know how you all did this, so i go in prepared and know all the requirements that help or are needed. I'm not looking for this to be...

waugusta‎, 06-22-2022 12:41 PM
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Cost No Object: Machines and Free Weights, the Best of the Best. PART 2

Cost No Object List, Version 1.8: This thread is not meant to be a free weights vs machines thread, and I think we got that out of the way early in the thread. This thread is simply about discussing all the choices of various free weights and machine choices on the market that people feel...

HealthNutMD‎, 03-28-2017 04:23 AM
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Thoughts on Irwin Fitness (monolift, bench, roller j-cups)?

Basement Brandon reviewed Irwin Fitness Roller J-Cups and they look pretty great. I checked out their site and the monolift attachment and adjustable bench caught my eye as well. It looks like they put a lot of thought into their products and have good build quality. Not cheap and shipping from...

radrd‎, 05-08-2022 09:20 AM
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Kensui Fitness EZ Vest...

I'm interested in throwing in some weighted push ups into my routine and came across this plate loaded vest, kinda pricey, but this is the equipment forum so here's the link... ...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-18-2022 05:38 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 10:30 AM
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Name of product question

Does anyone know the name of a product that is used to put rubber grips on machines? It is very slippery, then dries in a day.

Greybird2‎, 06-15-2022 04:42 PM
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Anyone think Ivanko stainless barbells are worth it?

I'm a fan of stainless powerlifting bars and will probably add another one to my rack in the next few months. Most likely the American Barbell Elite Power Bar, but I'm also looking at Rogue 2X Aggro and Vulcan Strength. The other one that crossed my mind was Ivanko, but I just can't imagine that...

radrd‎, 06-08-2022 04:28 PM
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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 08:17 PM
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PhenoX Fitness Maverick Bar

Looks pretty cool. Not sure how the build quality will be (supposedly only 500 pound limit?), or the price, but something to look forward to. Also visit their instagram page

TunaGill‎, 04-19-2022 12:14 PM
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Powertec workbench half rack thickness vs standard attachment sizes advice wanted

https: //powertec .com /products/workbench-half-rack-yellow?variant=39976346517642&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhqaVBhCxARIsAHK1tiNgDj2z0BVRkygtd3-Lk17llfKOkNUWD0L2sDG_LYgYg2GQ2O-IUaAaAt32EALw_wcB So I...

caesiumx133‎, 06-15-2022 06:05 PM
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Rackable Cambered Bar

Thinking about picking up a rackable cambered bar, I haven't ever used one before so seeing if there are any brands I should look at/avoid. Leaning towards Rogue at the moment since they seem to have a good price while being made in the US, though shipping makes it a little less affordable. Wasn't...

ncsuLuke‎, 06-07-2022 06:34 AM
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Smile Peloton Bikes - are they worth it?

I work a very busy job and find it much easier to work out at home consistently, so we've recently invested into some home gym equipment and things have been working very well. We currently have a rowing machine, an adjustable set of Bowflex dumbbells, and a bench. We're currently considering...

SpecterH‎, 02-23-2020 10:23 AM
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DIY wheeled resistance sled - anyone make something like this?

After seeing videos of the Torque and XPO sleds, there's no way I would want to deal with the hassles of more traditional sleds. With wheeled sleds that have internal resistance, there's virtually no noise to annoy you or your neighbors, no damage to your driveway, no need to load up sled with 45lb...

splitsquat‎, 01-30-2022 08:32 AM
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Ethos Dumbbells at Dick's... Large Sizes..

FYI for those who like these dumbbells... I thought that Dick's Sporting Goods only made and sold these up to 50lbs. But I saw these at the Worcester, MA location recently. Several pairs of 70's & 65's and one 60. Handle seemed very large in diameter, maybe 1-3/8' or 1-1/2". Also $$$ as I was...

Bryan88MA‎, 06-14-2022 07:40 AM
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Massage Gun Recommendations??

Hi, hope this is the right forum to ask, but besides the Theragun and the Hypervolt (and a homemade jigsaw), has anyone tried a massage gun that they really like? Looking for something to assist recovery. Thanks in advance.

benchill‎, 01-28-2020 08:29 AM
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Poll Poll: Which Adjustable Bench Should I Part With?

Decided to do a poll, since going with the Irwin AB 1.0 as my primary bench once received that would have me at 4 adjustable benches and the other 3 being... -Rogue Adjustable Bench 2.0. -Legend 3103 3-Way Adjustable bench (in silver vein frame and army camo upholstery). -Ironmaster Super...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-11-2022 04:27 AM
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What Massage Gun Am I Looking For?

Hi! I am looking for a specific Massage gun / Thumper. I was at an appointment and he put this machine thing on my back, he didn't have to hold it, it worked by itself. I didn't get to see it but it felt like it was the size of a shoe box, perhaps lil bit tinier. The experience was literally...

XnosMicke‎, 06-09-2022 10:52 AM
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MedX vs. MedX Avenger Leg press - anyone used both?

Hi - I'm about to pull the trigger on a MedX selectorized leg press but I've only used the Avenger version. I realize this one is not regarded quite as highly as the Avenger put for me the key question is do both have the same down-and-away motion for the feet? The Avenger works really well...

Afo3‎, 06-04-2022 08:59 AM
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