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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 4)

Figure I would get this one going again. Round 1: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=109374491 Round 2: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=124520311 Round 3: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161832313 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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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: 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. 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: 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 Bodybuilding.com 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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Rogue RML490 vs 690

Hi I've got a 14x14 ft basement room I plan to setup for a gym Room is basically empty except for stall mats that I have placed. Looking for recommendations on setup. I'm going back and forth for the 490 vs 690. I do not understand how you can store plates with the 490 and still use the rack...

hook17‎, Today 11:37 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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Lamar LS 530 lat pulldown

Hi, can anyone who has this machine (I know it’s pretty old now) let me know if it is generally bolted together (rather than welded) such that it can be broken down to fit in a sedan/suv with seats folded down. Looking to pickup a used one but not sure if I can fit it in my car. Thanks.

tytw00‎, 11-07-2019 07:20 PM
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Cable 2:1 ratio - so how much am I lifting?

I'm looking at higher end functional trainers. They depend on cables and selectable weights. I see that the Cybex Bravo has 85 lbs per side. Ok, so when I am doing a movement with one of those 2:1 ratio cables, how do I figure my actual resistence? If I select 50lbs, how much am I really...

RatioStrain‎, Yesterday 03:48 PM
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Black Friday 2019 Wish List

Rogue will kicking off it's Matte Black Friday tomorrow a few weeks early. Let's start our wish list of things you are looking forward to buying this year.

StrongME2‎, 10-31-2019 05:18 AM
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A few questions about a deadlift platform

I want to lift on my ceramic tile floor, it's the only place I can lift inside. I figure if I build a 4 x 8 deadlift platform, I could put the squat rack in the middle and just deadlift inside the rack. I keep it controlled and I lift under 400 lbs, do you think this would damage the floor? When...

jackiejoynerker‎, 11-05-2019 08:05 PM
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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped : http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/spo/1171222890.html

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 04:57 PM
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What's the best gymnastic rings money can buy right now?

Hi, I am in the market to get a nice pair that will give me the best performance, i.e. numbers on the straps and other nice things that I am no aware of. I asked a few years ago about S hooks attachment but that company doesn't make those anymore for quick adjustment. I just don't know if I...

Lachdanan‎, 08-24-2019 11:00 AM
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What is a good set of bands to buy?

I love rogue fitness and I’ll possibly buy them but they seem real expensive, is there any better option out there? Or should I just go ahead and buy rogue! Thanks in advanced

rylo33‎, Yesterday 06:42 PM
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Ironmaster Cable Tower V2

Anyone have these? It's load capacity is 250lbs, would that be enough to not out grow for lat pulldowns? I'm mainly interested in this due to it's small footprint.

HeavyIron8‎, Yesterday 09:40 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 05:23 AM
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Swiss Bar / Football Bar

Thinking about getting one for my home gym. Rogue has several options. Also looked at the Kadillac Bar from Kabuki Strength. Cost is no concern, within reason. Suggestions?

-=FLEX=-‎, 11-08-2019 08:30 AM
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Question Safety spotter arms UHMW thickness

Hi guys, My current rack setup was bought over fitness depot (Canada), including the spotter arms. The spotter arms top is protected with cut diamond plate steel. Not the best of materials Until a few weeks ago, I was still using a box store beater bar as my main bar so I wasn't concerned...

xdoomhammerx‎, 11-05-2019 07:17 AM
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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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Alibaba

I'm curious if anyone has ever ordered equipment through Alibaba and what their experience might have been. There seems to be a lot of stuff that you could take a flyer on to see if it was worth it. For example a "MAG" set of attachments for just north of $100. I'm definitely interested to hear if...

RoCol‎, 10-08-2019 05:06 PM
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Looking for best all around functional trainer. Would appreciate opinions of my list

Hello all, I am new to the site and have been doing a lot of reading on people's opinions of functional trainers. I am currently in the market for one and have narrowed my search to the following models that I am considering: 1. FreeMotion Light Commercial EXT Dual Cable Cross 2. Legend...

SKIinKC‎, 10-23-2017 11:38 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 02:44 PM
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Legend Fitness Lat Pulldown/Low Row Combo #3136 or #971

Hi Everyone, Wanted to get your opinions between these two Legend Fitness Lat-Pulldown/Low Row machines. Ideally, if you own one or both pieces and can give me feedback please. The #3136 is a plate loaded version, whereas the #971 has a weight stack. The things I'm really looking to have...

Halvorse‎, 11-07-2019 09:14 AM
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Which dipping belt should i get and what size?

I'm a pretty small guy with a 28.7 inch stomach circumference. The belts i've seen online vary a bit between lengths. Ranging from 33.5 inches to 39 inches. I imagine i should just get the smallest one possible? Should i focus on chain length as well? These belts are my current options, not...

backinthegymbro‎, 11-09-2019 03:12 AM
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Grip tape for my adj. dumbbells? Or buy a new set? If latter, which brand?

I just built an in-home gym and picked up some used 1" adjustable dumbbells. After using them for chest day and farmer carries, I realized the knurling is quite extreme, making heavy reps uncomfortable and leaving behind pretty good indents on my hands. Any recommendation for a grip tape that...

VTLifts‎, 11-04-2019 12:04 PM
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Flooring - it can't really be this much, right?

I was looking through the PLAE options on Rogue's site. It's over $1000 per 100 sq feet for most colors. I assume the Ecore product Sorinex carries would be similar but I haven't checked pricing. Surely there is no way large commercial facilities are spending anywhere near this per square foot....

Afo3‎, 11-04-2019 01:31 PM
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Ironmaster HEAVY HANDLE PLATE KIT - anyone use it?

https://www.ironmaster.com/products/heavy-handle-plate-kit/ anyone used these yet? will ironmaster honor the warranty still if dropped? seems awesome but cmon 149 for 30 lbs? lol. thats approaching blob territory ;) would be cool to make my 165 lb ironmaster dumbbells go to 180 lbs each.

matrix563‎, 09-30-2019 11:16 PM
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Post Thoughts on All-In-One Pulley Home Gym with 72kg max weight (for skinny beginner)

I dont have a big space in my house and I'm looking for something that will let me do different exercises. I came across these All-In-One type Pulley Gyms but haven't seen any discussion on them online. I'm in Vietnam so my choices are limited and I can't post links or images yet but the model of...

spclfrcs09‎, 09-06-2019 05:39 AM
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Alibaba - LAT pulldown equipment

When surfing on Alibaba i found a few ads with very good looking LAT pulldown equipment. Not even that expensive, however shipping will be more than 100 dollar, so it is only worth the money if it is also of decent quality. Hence, that brings me to my question, does anyone have experience...

TwanP‎, 11-06-2019 01:38 PM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked, http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147291533&page=1, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 11:30 AM
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