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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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Custom wood platform insert question

I'm getting a custom insert made... I need to choose between gloss and semi gloss finish. The person making it said the wear and maintenance would be more or less the same with both. I do not have hardwoods so I don't know the day to day maintenance, is this true. Should one or the other...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 10-31-2021 08:38 AM
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Functional Trainer Questions (Rep vs. Inspire)

I plan on putting a functional trainer on my list for my home gym build and I've narrowed it down to two. Rep FT3000 and the Inspire FTX. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with either. The Rep unit has a 180lb stack versus 150 for the FTX, but it comes in at $2k versus $1300 for the...

JUGGERNAUT1333‎, 10-29-2021 01:44 PM
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Arsenal equip

Has anyone had an opportunity to use this Equipment? Some will say that the machines are mostly the same but i actually feel a difference with some machines such as Matrix and this particular company is being used in many of the newest and most popular gyms. Flex Lewis's place in Vegas, Revive in...

x-trainer ben‎, 10-29-2021 10:36 AM
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Run outside or Treadmill?

Sorry if the question is too generic ;) Location: Toronto/Canada Requirement/background: I ve a small home gym but nothing for Cardio as I managed to Run/walk outside till now but as winter is nearing, should I buy a Treadmill & call it a day (assuming no budget/space constraint) or still you...

sribond‎, 11-01-2021 06:16 PM
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IronMaster IM 2000 Review

Unboxing/Assembly Unboxing took me about 45 minutes to get everything out of the 3 boxes and remove the plastic wrapping from each individual component.  I had been watching some unboxing and assembly videos on YouTube so I knew what to expect.  I had it unboxed and fully assembled in about three...

thedickus‎, 10-16-2020 07:57 AM
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Do Powerblock pro series address the cracking issue of the U90?

Hello to everyone after quite some time. My Powerblock U90 set (stage 1 plus stage 2) has, to my utter amazement, started cracking and falling apart despite seldom use and though they have never been stored outside my living room. It seems my peace of mind, due the Made in the US and lifetime...

bonfilet‎, 10-15-2021 01:47 AM
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Rogue Safety Strap Alternatives

I have a RML-490 with safety straps and I am tired of how long they are and how much they droop. When I look at Brandon Campbell's RM-3's straps they are more straight across and don't droop that much which would be easier to setup properly. I don't know why mine seem so much longer proportionally...

ncsuLuke‎, 08-11-2021 02:54 PM
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Looking for a sick deadlift/lifting platform. Can you guys throw me some looks?

As well as give me your takes on these:

HighPerspective‎, 11-04-2021 09:59 AM
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Pull-up bar question/specs on the Inspire FTX trainer

I'm considering upgrading my budget functional trainer to the FTX. My only question is on the pull-up bar. My current trainer has a straight bar that I use for medium-width pronated grip. I prefer this grip and setup. 1. is there a straight-bar option instead of the angled ? 2. it...

VTLifts‎, 11-04-2021 01:58 PM
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Show us your Eleiko

Old or new, would love to see what Eleiko people have. Heres some that I have, slowly adding more......

MonkeyT‎, 10-25-2015 03:19 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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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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Air Bike Seating - suggestions please

Location: Toronto/Canada Ok, almost decided to pull the trigger on an Air Bike. Looking at a few options here, BoS Blitz Air Bike seems to be the best bet considering the price. Suggestions needed. I tried myself on Air dyne Pro & impressed with its wide seating (close to 10" wide) and BoS spec...

sribond‎, 11-06-2021 09:45 PM
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Kabuki Transformer Bar (Any Objections?)

Thinking of flipping some funds towards a Kabuki Transformer Bar. My purpose for it primarily is for squat variety with its plethora of options in one area in my home gym (for both me and my girlfriend), second would be a more advantageous squat position since competing isn't my goal, although I'm...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 10-16-2021 09:15 AM
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Aftermark chest supported row pad/attachment?

I have a Body Solid lat tower/mid row unit. I'm happy with the unit, but would like to be able to do chest supported rows. Does anyone make any sort of pad attachment post that would fit into the slot that the leg pad lives in? I realize it's not a perfect solution, but if the price is right, I'd...

RGrizzzz‎, 11-10-2021 01:04 PM
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still debating about getting an Air Bike - Help needed

Should we buy Air Bike ONLY if we intend to do High intensity training? If I also intend to do Low/Medium cardio, is it still worth buying Air Bike?

sribond‎, 11-10-2021 01:39 PM
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Adjustable dumbbells? Which one should I get?

I got some dumbbells and I find myself getting stronger. I don't know how strong I can get I been training at home for about 4 months and don't plan to go to a gym. The problem is lack of dumbbells for each body part. I don't have much space, so not planning to use a barbells. Still able to hit...

ken979‎, 11-09-2021 02:54 PM
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Building home gym, need bench for powerlifting

Hello friends, Vancouver Canada here. I now have a rack, the fitness reality 810 which I snagged from for 550. I now need a good bench for powerlifting. It would be preferable to do incline, but I guess I could use blocks? Fitness Reality 2000 XL is on amazon for 290 CAD. ...

Aly157‎, 11-09-2021 08:29 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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45 Degree Leg Press VS. Leverage Squat

I'm thinking of getting a machine at some point to hit the legs as an accessory piece and also to give the back a break on certain days, with space and price being a factor in this future purchase, I have it boiled down to these choices... -Powertec P-LP19 Leg Press (more space efficient for a...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 07-13-2020 08:00 PM
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Can you identify this machine

What is this piece, maybe old hammer strength/nautilus? I initially thought a prone leg curl but I don’t think the roller pad is part of it. The roller pad is off to one side. I have messaged the seller, waiting to hear back.

EricAtl‎, 11-12-2021 05:43 AM
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A few questions for mech6, and other fabrication gods…..

Hello there. This mere mortal has some questions. My power rack is 2 x 2 tubing, flatfoot style. 1” holes spaced @ 2-1/2”. Saber safeties. Not sure the thickness of tubing, but it’s thinner than 11. Inside width is 44 1-1/2, and perfect. I need a wider squat grip. With the specs out of the...

Oldandfat1‎, 11-12-2021 12:01 AM
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3D Printed J-cup padding

The v2 titan j-cups are designed much better than the v1 all around, except the pads are half the thickness, which wore down to the bolts in about a year. I had a friend print up some thicker replacements for me.

BiGx5MurF‎, 11-09-2021 06:40 PM
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Panatta EcoRacer vs Technogym Skillmill

I would like to get a sled, but due to space constraints, it's not an option. It seems to me that a curved treadmill with magnetic resistance would be a viable alternative even if it has much more limited resistance settings. I'm based in Europe, so the realistic choices I have are a Panatta...

John748‎, 11-13-2021 07:54 AM
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Experience with Gymleco equipment

I've recently been looking for some gym equipment for a small gym, and I came across Gymleco ( Their equipment seems nice enough, but despite claiming to be a 20+ year old manufacturer of fitness equipment, I can find next to nothing about them online other than some content by...

John748‎, 08-09-2021 01:35 PM
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