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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: 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: 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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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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Powerblock Commercial Pro. Dissapointed.

Bit the bullet and bought a set of commercial pro 50 dumbbells and I'm feeling really ripped off right now. The problem is the so called steel knurled handles, and the only reason to buy these ( like $200 extra ) are utter garbage. Just picture the cheapest feeling Walmart jobby kids weights...

PCRulesPSDrools‎, 11-07-2020 01:05 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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Question Bodysolid powercombo bench with lat attachment - worth it?

Bodysolid is a reputable brand right? Their powercombo bench which they have had for sale for 20 years seems a good option for home workouts. Has anyone got or had it? Recommend it?

Crazee_786‎, 11-18-2020 09:49 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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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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Help with Home Gym

I already have a fairly nice setup but need some options as space is obviously always an issue with home gyms. I currently have Power rack, Functional trainer, (decent) body solid type leg press/hack combo, and a GHR. I have a friend that is hooking me up with a calf raise and leg ext/curl...

amiller8185‎, Today 01:04 PM
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Has any pro bb'r ever become pro with mainly free weights (no machines)?

I'm a longtime bodybuilder (15 years), and actually just my home gym setup right before COVID hit. It was a blessing, and I have no intention of ever going to a gym again. With that said, I'm becoming better trained with free weights (barbells, dumbbells, cables, squat rack, TRX, ect.) now than...

Dhet87‎, Yesterday 04:17 PM
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Powertec Levergym- Can't fit lock into the bottom slot

I wonder why I can't fit the lock into the very bottom slot? Is that normal? Any advice? Is it okay to lift with no lock? I do that if I want the lever bar to go as low as possible. The only thing I'm worried about though is that it could damage the weight rack? Let me know your thoughts. Also,...

Einhander12‎, 11-21-2020 11:30 AM
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A list of pros/cons of the various belt squat options?

Hey all, I see people mentioning getting belt squats a lot. I'm curious what are the general thoughts of pros/cons of the different types. Is there a list of various exercises that would be well suited for a cable-based system such as the Rogue Rhino that couldn't be done with a lever-based...

Heisman2‎, 11-19-2020 08:19 PM
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Light/lamp for rack area?

My rack area is pretty dark and it's annoying. Any ideas for a good lighting solution I could attach to the rack. Rack is 3x3 and top mounting would be best. I don't mind running an extension cord up the side. I'm not wiring another light in my ceiling, which is obviously the best solution....

radrd‎, Today 08:11 AM
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Costco Inspire FTX Functional trainer mini-review

Alright got my inspire Ftx assembled. First thumbs up for costco. Ordered Saturday and delivered Today. I picked my date at time of order and I really didn’t think it would show up since it sat at order received until Tuesday night when I received an automated call telling me it was being delivered...

Mxchino‎, 11-20-2020 01:52 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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My own home gym evolution (part 2)

As all the pictures from my home gym old thread are not working anymore (, i will be posting here the important stages of evolution of my home gym of the past 7 years and the future upgrades i will do in the future. If you have any...

alexthaman‎, 08-02-2017 09:54 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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Restoring Ivanko Weight Plates

I just bought 150 lb of these plates on CL. I paid 0.60/lb and figured it would be a good start for my home gym. I want to clean the rust off and repaint them with this paint + primer. I wanted to know approximately how many cans i should buy for the 8 plates. 2x35, 2x25, 2x10, 2x5. I will also...

heatpro‎, 01-15-2014 09:41 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 11:30 AM
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Advice on Home Gym Equipment

I currently have a Cybex PG-400 Home Gym, 5-50lb PowerBlocks, a True 500HRT treadmill, a Vision Fitness R200 semi-recumbent fitness cycle, and two sizes of Swiss balls. My wife/I are mid-50's, want to improve muscle tone and strength. My wife would like to have a leg press machine. What...

gb14772‎, 11-26-2006 02:49 PM
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York barbell STS half rack

My half rack search continues. I’m down to a couple main contenders, but recently came across the York. It has the most compact footprint of anything I’ve seen. Where are York products made? Anyone have any experience with this half rack?

BigSteve7856‎, 11-19-2020 07:43 AM
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York 32.5kg Dial Tech adjustable Dumbbells. why discontinued? i have a pair of them. compact. fast changing. durable.better. you have to dial both side for changing weights for Bowflex. but one side dialing is enough for this york fitness company don't sell them for years. I...

shevchenko‎, Yesterday 01:59 AM
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Smith machine weight conversion?

I know the smith machine is easier to use, so when lifting how should i calculate how much i can acutally do free weight. For example, today i smith machine benched 200lbs 4x. I know i cannot do that much free weight benching. Is there anyway to estimate how much i can free weight bench based off...

dimasso69‎, 06-24-2010 11:44 AM
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Hoist Mi5 Functional Trainer

Anyone have any experience with one? Yay or nay?

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 11-21-2020 07:58 PM
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New Hammer Strength Plate-loaded Glute Drive

Just caught it a few minutes ago browsing. Can't post a link but just go to Life Fitness and make your way through the web page maze to Hammer plate loaded. It's about four from the end. I think I counted 5 pics and they did post specs. I posted the link on the Hammer Strength Australia FB...

Steinway53‎, 11-19-2020 12:03 AM
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Black Friday 2020

Post any deals here if there are any this year.

dingdongkunt‎, 11-19-2020 06:54 PM
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Has anyone ordered from Baadass Dumbell?

Looking to see if anyone has purchased from Baadass Dumbbell? They are based out of Canada and are offering a product similar to IronMaster. There are very few YouTube videos, and very little about them in general. A couple mentions on Reddit, but that is it. Ordering is not through their website,...

novakjo1‎, 11-03-2020 10:06 AM
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New Kabuki Iron Plates

It looks like they are trying to compete with Rogue's new plates and they look deep(ish) dish. In the photos it's hard to tell. They caught my eye because Kabuki is about 3 hours away in Portland, Oregon and I could potentially pick them up. No sales tax in OR either, so that's a win. Going to...

radrd‎, 11-19-2020 05:49 PM
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