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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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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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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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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: 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 06:22 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 11:03 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 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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Tim Tam

I was looking into purchasing one of these devices, or something similar for recovery purposes. I already foam roll and stretch, but looking for that extra edge in recovery. Does anyone have experience with the product below or with a similar one. The only thing that has stopped me from puling the...

AntM1564‎, 01-27-2018 05:08 PM
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New Capps Texas All American Bar

Doesn't happen often but Buddy just came out with a new bar for multipurpose use From his IG post: texaspowerbarsTexas All American Bar is on the right. Power Bar is on the left. Stay tuned this afternoon for an announcement of when it’s for sell! ...

Jason2459‎, 06-20-2018 06:58 PM
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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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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 02:27 PM
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Need advice regarding mounting Rogue rack

Long story short, I ended up getting a Rogue R-4 rack ( for about $200 in a divorce sale. Only problem is the one set of uprights is 108", the other is 144", and my garage is only ~115. Currently, I have it set up as shown, using the 2 shorter...

Brandon0310‎, Today 08:11 AM
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Would you recommend the Powertec Leg Extension & Curl bench & attachment?

Hi guys. I'm currently amassing gear for a private / garage gym. Right now I'm trying to decide on something for leg exensions & curls. I managed to score a Powertec LeverGym used for a decent price, and I'm considering the same brand but I notice there are some similar ones a few hundred...

SerpentHearted‎, Today 05:36 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 08:28 PM
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Fitness tracker recommendations

Hello everyone, Can you recommend good fitness trackers for a sensible price? The fitness trackers should be able to track weightlifting sessions and HIIT workouts. Have you made any good purchases yet? Thank you guys :)

hepokrivka‎, Yesterday 03:04 PM
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LEGEND no longer making Westside, Options?

Hi all, I had planned on getting some Westside (Legend Fitness) stuff through Iron Company in California. As Legend no longer make the Westside stuff, any other store front options? PS: Anyone got any info on KING Fitness? Thanks.

momwholifts71‎, Yesterday 06:28 PM
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Looking for a fitness tracker

I'm looking for a wearable device to help predict how many calories I burn each day; that's the ultimate goal. BUT, I don't want anything that's worn on the wrist. Most of the work I do requires me to not wear anything like watches, rings, and necklaces. An armband is iffy, but it'll never be...

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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 05:38 AM
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Best Belts Delivery Time?

I ordered a plain, black belt from Best Belts 7 weeks ago today. I called them 2 weeks ago and asked about the status and they said it was in production. Still have not received a shipment confirmation. Has anyone else ordered recently? The longest time I have seen posted for delivery on any...

cloudguy‎, 06-18-2018 09:14 AM
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Forget the Shake Weight

You have to get one of these beauties, for the tone and FTW! 1AYPXuTYi5A

AttyGuy‎, 06-07-2018 09:40 AM
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Legend Pro Series Prone High Row - Bar Recommendation

Does anyone have this machine, and can you tell me what bar is working well for you with it? Do i need a cambered bar, standard olympic bar, or something else?

pbipaul‎, 06-20-2018 12:59 PM
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The Official Gym Motivation Posters, Banners, Decals Thread

While not as riveting a topic as other lifting gear and pieces out there in the equipment forum, they still play a part in our decorated home gyms. I got the idea after doing some rearranging from one room I'm turning into an entertainment room and making some space in the secondary workout room...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-14-2018 08:43 PM
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My own home gym evolution

Hi everybody, I have my own home gym for 5 years and after all the modifications I made so far, I think it is about time to share my experience with all the details (pics included) of my journey in home gym bodybuilding. I took pictures from the beginning of my experience and I will take pictures...

alexthaman‎, 03-18-2013 12:52 PM
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Hi all, I am looking to get a new rack. I am trying to decide between a Fitness Depot Rack (P1 cross box bundle) and a Fitness Avenue Rack (Monster Commercial 2.1). The thing I like about the Fitness Depot rack is, it's 2x3 so I have a little more room for the rack. The bad thing is, it's...

JuicePenguin‎, 06-21-2018 09:04 PM
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Ironmaster dumbbell stand

Hi, I bought a set of ironmasters without the stand. I wondered if anyone could tell me the dimensions of the stand, because I will likely make my own. In Canada, trying to ship the stand would be crazy cost compared to some plywood and 2x4s. thanks ahead of time.

notsostring‎, 06-21-2018 05:35 AM
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Enlighten me on paint jobs, led lights, and wall planks (include pics)

I have a 1250sq ft studio and I'm wanting to repaint, just extended my lease. Interested in doing something with wood planks like zoo culture has in this pic Also interested in what I believe is "faux paint" Not sure on exact colors or layouts but how expensive of a project would...

CharlottePT‎, Yesterday 09:23 AM
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Disadvantages of a Short Rack

What are the disadvantages of a short power rack? I asked about advantages and didn’t hear about many.

hopeforkaz‎, Yesterday 09:01 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 07:30 PM
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What is the best fitness show to see and test products?

Hoping someone who might be a gym owner, or whom frequents these might be able to tell me. I am in illinois, but willing to travel within the USA if there is a good show. We just had the fit expo i believe out here in chicago, but seemed to be more geared towards fitness celebrities and such. If...

jheeman‎, 06-21-2018 09:26 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 04:23 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 06:59 PM
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Benefits of short vs normal rack?

Are there any benefits to a shorter power rack versus a normal height besides price?

hopeforkaz‎, 06-21-2018 02:35 PM
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