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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: Round 2: Round 3: Let's find those deals!

indianbuckeye‎, 08-19-2017 08:36 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 04:22 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: 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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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: 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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Thank you rack safeties

Rack saved my ass the other day, we're always talking about saftey so here's a recent example. Doing my heavy BP routine a week or two back, for the first time in my life bar literally jumped out of my hand and came crashing down. Thumb was around bar. Did my first BP with the some concrete...

chadsalt‎, 01-10-2019 12:51 PM
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Rockin’ the new Rogue RML-690

Enjoy the gym porn. It’s not amazing, but it works in the space I’ve got, and it’s all sexy new. ;)

Corbets‎, Today 11:15 AM
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Thoughts on dedicated Deadlift Bar?

I am finally getting around to setting aside space for a deadlift platform and I am thinking about buying a dedicated deadlift bar. I currently have an original York B&R bar for my powerlifts and a Pendlay Nexgen bearing bar for my olympic lifts. If I don't get the deadlift bar, I would probably...

beerbelly‎, 01-18-2019 09:20 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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All in one machine

Hey guys. Im looking for something to home that won't take much space. I came across that. Do u think i would be able to add more weight to it by hanging plates? Its just for the future of 150 lbs wouldnt be enough. Is there anything better for cable machines? Anything worth taking look...

marek25‎, Yesterday 09:17 PM
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Rogue monster 6 for sale, almost brand new, had injury, need to sell.

Hey guys. For sale is my Rogue Monster 6 Power Rack. Everything is like new and barely used. I've purchased brand new a few months ago in hopes of getting back in shape again, but unfortunately I hurt my back and I am planning to take on exercises that are not so hard on my body. It's a really nice...

TheKid111‎, Yesterday 08:57 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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Work-life equipment (clothes) - hey athletic guys!

I looked over the forum headings and there didn't seem to be a good fit (fit, haha!) for this topic so with the title of "work-life equipment", I thought the "workout equipment" forum may be suitable. So, what the hell is work-life equipment? Well, clothes. I'm 5'8" and currently have a 33"...

jebrady03‎, 01-15-2019 07:48 AM
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Sorinex Crew

There doesn’t seem to be one and this will probably cause some butthurt b/c there are some strong and loud Sorinex haters here, but I’m going for it. Member #1 Me 1) Sorinex XL Uber Rack w/Clear Grind and Laser Cut Numbers (has 2x sandwich j-cups, half, swing in, and strap saftey options,...

JohnCuster‎, 01-08-2019 10:36 PM
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Limited Space (9' x 9'): Is it enough?

I have been using a barbell without a rack for about 10 months. Now that I am getting into slightly heavier weights, I am looking to buy a rack. My problem is space: I have one 10' x 10' room I can use, but some fixtures reduce the space to roughly 9' x 9'. The ceiling is 8 feet, but with the...

ARenko‎, Yesterday 11:52 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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Barbell - Help

Can anyone tell me who made this barbell? I've spent hours trying to identify this online!

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Continental Systems multi-station gym - need pulley diagram

I bought an old Continental Systems multi-station gym, looks like it's from the mid-80's. There is no model number anywhere on the machine. I extensively searched online and the closest I could find is the VIP home gym, but it has a very different product pulley system. It sounds like Continental...

bloodsyphon989‎, 12-13-2018 08:08 AM
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Thumbs down Beast Metals is a horrible and shady company

iv been trying to buy equipment from them for a couple weeks now in which the customer service is non existent. and the owner texts you back very unproffesionally and only after multiple texts do you get a response . They have quoted me 4 different prices each time ive asked and would not state how...

TheIronAsylum‎, 12-27-2016 02:48 PM
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Weider International plates

I was able to get ahold of 250 lbs worth of Weider International plates. Was curious if anyone knew a good way to restore and clean them?

stangboy1404‎, Yesterday 07:59 AM
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New Vulcan Buffalo Bar

In case anyone is shopping for a Buffalo Bar, Vulcan Strength now has one available. No idea how good it is, but generally their power bars are known for quality (love mine). This might be worth considering.

radrd‎, 12-31-2018 02:09 PM
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New Ironmaster Rubber Dumbbells

Seems like a pretty good deal to me. 5-50lbs set includes a 3 tier rack and free shipping in the lower 48 $1039 Available up to 100lbs.

eddiegoodfellar‎, 01-18-2019 01:33 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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GYM Equipment Refurb / Repaint Thread

I thought it would be cool to have a dedicated thread for equipment restoration. I got rid of a monstrous smith machine that I really only used for calf raises anymore and lucked into a Bodymasters standing calf for cheap. It was really nasty and had quite a bit of surface rust. I...

Skidmarx‎, 09-16-2012 05:07 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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Thumb Support

I wondered if anyone has some suggestions for my problem. I am working out at the gym and as the weights are getting heavier, i am having issues with my thumb area. I have broken many bones i my hand through rugby and also now have carpal tunnel. As I am trying to increase the weights the...

weezypenguin‎, 01-18-2019 02:56 AM
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elitefts ss yoke bar

Hey, so I received my ssb today from elitefts, and it looks like the leather isn't large enough to fit the foam inside. The velcro isn't completely flush on the top and on one side. Would this issue go away over time as the leather stretches with use? Also, do y'all think some rust spots is...

HeavyIron8‎, 01-07-2019 01:41 PM
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Legend bench 12” replacement pad

I’ve read a lot about the fat pad and people saying how much better their shoulders feel after benching On it. I’m worried if I can get a fat pad on my legend flat bench that it will be too tall. I contacted legend and they can do a 12” replacement pad, about $100 delivered including tax. Will a...

EricAtl‎, 01-16-2019 11:04 AM
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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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