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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. 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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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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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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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 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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I put vaseline on my cable machine cables, huge improvement

I read in a few threads about users putting vaseline on their cables to improve smoothness & reduce friction. I just did this and can vouch for a huge improvement. I have a body solid BFFT10R functional trainer that I got off craigslist as well as an old powerblocks lat pulldown / low-row...

VTLifts‎, Yesterday 11:53 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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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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Hack Squats - EliteFTS vs. Watson vs. Atlantis

I'm in the market for a hack squat and I think I've narrowed it down to these three brands. I really like the adjustable angle (30-70 degrees) and adjustable foot plate on the Watson one, however, the carriage is insanely heavy and the safety hooks are at an awkwardly high or low height for me...

Afo3‎, 11-04-2019 08:21 AM
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My recent builds

I'm getting too many emails asking "what can I do", so I tought I'd put these in the same thread. These are just final (or close to final) pictures. No descriptions. Questions welcome. Racks and benches

Mech6‎, 12-11-2013 09:17 PM
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Curl bar: Rogue vs Rackable Rep fitness?

I’m in the market for a curl bar and was wondering which one you would buy between the stainless rackable rep fitness or the rogue curl bar? The price difference is pretty negligible for me between these two bars. Couple points: -I’ve never used a rackable curl bar, but never felt limited or...

Deadlift4‎, 11-25-2019 12:22 AM
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Gym Temperature

Hi guys, Not sure if this is the right section for this topic but not sure where else to post. What does everyone think the temperature in the gym should be? I work out in a residential gym within my apartment complex and it just feels too hot. According to the thermometer in the gym it...

ekulzards‎, 12-06-2019 11:32 PM
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Rogue Monster Lat Pulldown purchase

So I received a rogue Monster lat pull down and thought I'd share some thoughts as I couldn't find a lot of information when I was mulling this purchase for the past two years. I've been buying Rogue for years and I am generally a fan. 1. It was expensive, just a little less than $3500. 2....

tjp15785‎, 02-07-2018 05:51 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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Kabuki/Chris Duffin new trap bar

From this instagram post, looks like it could be pretty cool. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt9MlaChls1/

TunaGill‎, 02-18-2019 11:19 AM
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sorinex racks

Hey I know sorinex racks are 3x3 1inch holes, but are they 2 inches spaced apart center to center? I'm trying to see if their wrist roller attachment will fit my Rogue RM-6.

HeavyIron8‎, 12-03-2019 02:19 PM
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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 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148349563 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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PowerBlock EXP series, Elite Series or IronMaster?

Love my 5-50 individual set but with looking at relocating it it time to seriously consider downsizing where I can. I’ve had some of the PowerBlock Sports but they were a smaller set and had smaller handles wasn’t thrilled. The Elites have a bigger handle and now PowerBlock has the EXP series that...

CraigThoreson‎, 08-16-2018 09:08 PM
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question about rubber gym mats

Are there any decent rubber gym mats that DON'T have shipping costs that are essentially twice the price of the mat itself (or more)? Looking for 1/2"-thick rubber mats or interlocking rubber tiles to cover an 8-foot square area of concrete floor. Every time I find mats or tiles that look...

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Anyone have thoughts/experience with Ivanko SDH-U adjustable dumbbell?

I'm currently using some old 1" spinlock adjustable dumbbells. I wrapped some hockey tap around the grip to thicken it and eliminate the awful aggressive knurling. The DBs work fine and I like the security of the spinlock, but it is a bit time consuming to change weights/ I don't do rapid sets...

VTLifts‎, 12-03-2019 09:29 AM
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Puregym staff asking to take my dumbell (right or wrong)

Hi Seeking some advise on who right in this situation. I was using a 5kg dumbell for side lateral exercise, i had not even done one set. I was approached by a pure gym member of staff how long you got left on the dumbells as there no 5kg dumbells in the woman section. The staff told me to use a...

nanu101‎, 12-07-2019 10:10 AM
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how can I build my own weight lifting platform

Hi All, I start to build my garage gym and need to build up my weight lifting platform, I dont have an idea how to find the wood and rubber mats. I plan to make a platform 2x3 meters. My garage has a new concrete floor and I have the bumper sets, I want to up 240kgs. Any help and idea?

JamesMckor‎, Yesterday 03:15 AM
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Working on general fitness and strength. If I can get some feedback

I am back in the gym after spending the past 3 years hiking, and doing outdoor workouts, Pullups, pushups, all bodyweight exercises. Feels great to be back in the gym. I have made good gains in size. I have had a fitness for life mentality but never joined a forum or have had personal trainers...

Traveltheworld‎, Yesterday 02:40 AM
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Vintage Iron Thread

Hi All, I read a post a few weeks ago in which SnowOne and DonForeman suggested a vintage iron thread to discuss/identify old plates. I wasn't part of that discussion, but I see that no one has created the thread, and I have a couple of plates that I could use some help identifying, so I figured...

rlundregan‎, 08-14-2012 04:19 PM
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The Barbell Thread

Ok here it is, a thread for people to go to for information on one of the staples of any gym that doesn't sell fufu coffee and pizza. I am going to post a couple of things to get it started, but my information is limited so I'm hoping everybody that has some info or links that will fit with the...

Keetman‎, 03-25-2009 02:09 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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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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Let's see your KG plates!

Some recent threads got me thinking about Olympic plates in kilogram (KG, Kg, or kg) weights. Here in 'Murica, we often talk about plates with Imperial system (pounds) weights, but not everybody is from 'Murica. And you all don't necessarily have plates in pounds. So, let's see your Kg plates! ...

AttyGuy‎, 03-01-2014 06:33 AM
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Bells of Steel Premium Safety Squat Bar

Any reviews for the Bells of Steel Premium Safety Squat bar? This one looks better than the Titan. Next time it goes on sale for $199, probally going to snatch it up. bellsofsteel.us/product/premium-safety-squat-bar/

ParxPoker‎, 12-06-2019 03:44 AM
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Abduction Equipment - Chest Expanders

I have used the old spring and rubber chest expanders in the past but is there an expander that allows my hands to start closer together? I recently purchased this hydraulic pressure arm which gives a very good pump when I compress the legs together, but there is no abduction when I pull the legs...

William2018‎, 12-06-2019 06:32 PM
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