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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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American Barbell Gym Bar knurl question

Does anyone have an American Barbell Gym Bar? I'm thinking about picking one up this week and wondering how close the knurl gets to the collar. There's definitely a space and I'm hoping it's similar to my PowerSpeed bar, which has 5.5" without knurl. I think it's likely less and I emailed AB but...

radrd‎, 11-24-2021 03:00 PM
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Anyone used the Inspire M3 Home gym?

I randomly stumbled across this on a local market place. Some guy is selling one for $500 when retail is close to 4K. He needs to move and wants it gone ASAP. It actually looks pretty cool, but I’m wondering if the 215lb weight stack is actually challenging due to the different cable ratios and...

JUGGERNAUT1333‎, 11-05-2021 12:11 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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Atlantis Bench parts?

Hi I have an older atlantis b177 bench. Unfortunately one of the plastic T hinge broke during a move. Does anyone know where to source this part? I emailed atlantis, but unfortunately they do not sell this plastic T piece any more and require changing the assembly itself. thanks

haku123‎, 11-29-2021 01:06 PM
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Belt Squats machine: Squatmax MD or Rogue Rhino?

I'm thinking about buying one of these due to an accumulation of upper body injuries that is making low bar squatting difficult and painful at this point. Anybody tried both of these units? I tried out the Squatmax MD and thought it was amazing. Had never belt squatted before. It felt very...

buddy0329‎, 10-16-2021 08:09 PM
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Best chest supported rows? EliteFTS Signature Row feedback?

Hi all - I've always wanted a chest supported row and with EliteFTS having a bit of a sale I'm considering pulling the trigger on their Signature Chest Supported Row. That said, I've never used it so wondering if anyone else has? So far the TKStar BBZ is my all time favorite piece for this...

Afo3‎, 11-29-2021 06:44 AM
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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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Cable machine 2:1 ratio

Hello I am searching for some time this information and can't find it, no one is really talking about it since pulley is mostly there to make weight feel lighter and easier to pull. I am planing to make high/low pulley machine, like A with pulley block or like B where i would have to attach...

Mindc‎, 01-01-2016 09:25 AM
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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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Lightbulb choosing power rack setup, unlimited budget

I am trying to decide on a power rack for my home gym. I need it shipped to the middle of the Pacific via ocean freight, so I want to buy everything I'll ever want all at once. Budget is not a constraint, though I expect to spend under 10k. I'm looking at Rogue because they make quality stuff and...

Unfortunate1‎, 11-23-2021 11:50 AM
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Question Comparable alternatives to FT2 Inspire that are available in EU

I have read a lot of reviews about FT2 and it seems like a solid all-around machine for home use, but quite on the expensive side. I can’t seem to find that many reviews for other EU based equipment manufacturers. For example, ATX Fitness, I have an old rack form their predecessor, that was very...

hardgainerloser‎, 11-16-2021 08:37 AM
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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 05:23 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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Do RM6 Monster Rack accessories hit hot deals?

Think im gonna get a rm6 but seeing some light series accessories but not much for monster series. Should I expect the rm6 hot deal to end before the end of next week and should I expect stuff like the matador or other various accessories to go on sale?

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 11-18-2021 02:04 PM
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Smile Equipment to Decrease Thighs

Hey guys, Suhana working for Western Steel Agency company. I need a Guidance to decrease thighs and Equipment suggestion.

suhana01‎, 11-24-2021 11:28 PM
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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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Fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Fitness is generally achieve through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest along with a formal recovery plan.

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Flooring, stall mats, and platforms. What I got/what I want/and what I actually need

Hi guys. Looking to “do” my basement area right. I’ve done a lot of reading, and have somewhat of an idea. I also overthink things and consequently overlook things that are blatantly obvious. Paralysis by analysis. So all my stuff is in the basement. It’s not a room, nor will it ever be. It’s...

Oldandfat1‎, 11-08-2021 09:21 AM
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