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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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Unique Workout Equipment

Hey guys I am a professional welder, I am looking to make a large home gym, with unique equipment for me and my pals, any equipment you guys you would recommend to make/purchase? As for right now money is not an issue as we will be having a pool of everyone putting in some cash for equipment. ...

rokap‎, Yesterday 10:39 AM
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Weird question about landmine setup

Since Im somewhat of a gear junkie and have limited space, I find myself constantly rearranging things in order to get the best use out of that space. For my landmine setup, Ive been doing what probably most of u do. Take out a couple 45s, stack them about 5 ft away from my stall mats, set the...

kllrbee‎, Yesterday 06:27 PM
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Has anyone tried openbarbell v3?

Has anyone tried openbarbell v3? You attach it to the barbell and it gives you a speed reading and a bunch of other info into an app .

bobisbob1‎, 12-29-2017 06:03 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 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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Cheap olympic plates other than from Dick's?

Are there any places that even come close to Dick's price for weight plates? I'm still considering getting them there but the smaller 45 plates seem like they'd inhibit my deadlifting potential so if I could pay slightly more for better plates, I'd prefer that. Any feedback on the size of...

dagdafitness‎, 01-11-2018 03:34 PM
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Needing new shoes and help picking them!

Hi all, I'm in the market for new kicks. I've never invested in a nice pair of lifting shoes and I figured it's about time after 10 years lifting. I usually just go with whatever is on sale at walmart. I need something that is going to stand up to the typicals. Squats, deads, I don't do much cardio...

kneebeater‎, Yesterday 04:01 PM
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REP, Rogue or Ivanko?

I'm in the market to get some new plates and have only personally used Ivanko Revolvers. I have zero experience with the Rep Hex or Rogue 6-Shooter plates. I have 2 Revolver 45s and dig them. The Rogue and Rep plates look damn cool as well. The Revolvers can be had for $2/lb semi local, no...

Bignick31985‎, 01-18-2018 05:16 AM
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Kabuki Strength Power and Squat Bars

Kabuki has been hinting at their upcoming power bar for some time now and they just recently announced that they will be releasing a squat bar along with it. A little bird told me (i.e. the Kabuki CS lol) that the pre-order for both should go live either late this week or early next with a 12...

jimbuick‎, 08-07-2017 10:31 PM
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What is this??

Hello, Does anybody know what this is called or where I can find one? Somebody donated it to the juvenile facility that I work in. It's similar to a power twister, but doesn't kill my elbow. Any help would be great! Thanks!

harkey3080‎, Today 02:44 AM
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7' long fat bar 2" Axle on ebay

I was hunting around on eBay and found these bars, some of you guys might find a use for it so I figured I'd pass it on

ampire‎, 11-28-2017 02:10 PM
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Opinions on Rep Free Standing Landmine?

Ten pages of google search results later I have concluded that no one has ever reviewed this piece of equipment. Well, also possible no one has ever bought one I guess.... I know I can use a corner and a towel but pass. I'd get a rack attached one but the dimensions of available space would make...

Za78‎, 01-17-2018 05:13 PM
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Best Gym Equipment Brands

I'm doing some market research on gym equipment. I want to know what the best brands are. Not for a home gym though. I'm talking about if I were to open a gym and have the best equipment possible in there (which is the end goal), which brands should I go to for each type of equipment (power...

iHermes‎, Yesterday 07:11 AM
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Where to get 300lb and 500lb dumbbells?

I would like to get a pair of both 300 and 500lb dumbells, preferbally "cheap" or used. Does anyone out there know who makes these or where to get some? Any help would be nice!

JiJitzy‎, 10-26-2005 03:06 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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Texas Power Bar Refurbish

It seems like there wasn’t much info online about cleaning, disassembling, and/or refurbishing the Texas Power Bar. Surprisingly. Here is a video of how to dissemble the bar, and what I did to make it like new. Thought yall may like it and maybe get some ideas for your own bar! The barbell in...

JK29‎, Yesterday 06:25 PM
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Lightbulb New Westside Reverse Hyper (Folding)

Not sure if I've seen anyone talk about this, but looks very interesting, especially for all of us working out at home and have limited space. Probably beats the "DIY rack attachments" for most of us. I can't imagine how stable that thing is at being only ~85lbs, want to see it in use! As...

bobcat255‎, 01-20-2018 07:58 PM
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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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Safety Squat Bar Selection

Wife is currently winning her battle with breast cancer. She has an under-the-skin chemo port implanted in her lower front shoulder. Her medication has a side effect of bone loss and her doctor has recommended adding a weight lifting component to her treatment. She can bench and deadlift in...

homeroid‎, 01-19-2018 07:22 PM
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Gym wall storage accessorie ideas

Guys , I’m debating to use some kind of slot wall in order to hang my bars and odds and ends . I seen this pic and was quite intrigued. The closest thing I can find in Canada is made by Husky , at Home Depot . I think it’s simular to this . I’m not sure about the product pictured above ,...

MajorTendonitis‎, 01-01-2018 03:21 PM
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Troy Copper Oxide barbell vs ???

I like the specs on the Troy VTX GOB-1800 "copper oxide" barbell. If I could provide links I would. *made in the U.S. *28.5 mm *unique finish (feel of black oxide but with a funky copper color so it wont look like my Cap OB-86) *brass bushings But there's not many reviews out there....

bobbydenard‎, 01-21-2018 07:32 PM
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d2mini's "Home Gym in a Shed" Build

It's time for this newbie to get serious! I searched the great wide interwebs and couldn't find too many shed-based home gyms. So I figured this would be good to document! I'm starting this thread at the very beginning in hopes that all you years and years of experience will help me get set up...

d2mini‎, 12-13-2017 09:56 AM
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Genesis Deadlift Jack

Has anyone seen this? TShXyY6ZtdU Curious what you guys think of the design. I have a normal deadlift jack. I prefer that design to this design, but there's a lot of pros to this one & it's less than a 1/4 of the price of the Rogue HD Bar Jack....

Synthetickiller‎, 12-23-2017 04:17 PM
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Simple and quick.

Hallo guys! I workout 3 weeks now and constantly changing programs. i train 60 to 90 min in the gym 6/7 days. Split Chest tricdps shoulers/ back biceps/ legs abs. I did 3 ex per muscle group 3 to 4 sets ~12reps hard enough to cant do 13 or 14. Im 186 cm hight and 83 kg. Im seeing some results...

suprahhhhh‎, 01-21-2018 11:49 PM
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Restored weights and bench! WHAT A BEAUTY!

okay you guys so im new to the forums and i decided to join since im about to start my home gym and thought i can get ideas from you guys and advice on future things i bought some used plates and a used bench from a gm that closed out and wanted to get your guy's opinion. weights were decent...

loso415‎, 01-09-2018 10:33 AM
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