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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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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 07:36 AM
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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: 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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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: 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 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 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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Question Wright Equipment Barbells?

So I am looking at yet again adding another barbell and came across Wright Equipment. The specs and pricing seem awesome on American made barbell. Is anyone running one of these in their home gym?? I can get one $240 shipped. https://wright-equipment.com/products/20kg-wright-barbell Thanks in...

DesiredDad77‎, 04-12-2018 01:25 PM
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Innovative dip bar rack attachment

Haven't seen one like this. Thoughts? They block the walk-through rack design, maybe they should be mounted on the storage uprights, and slightly angled for wrist comfort. Thought they were interesting anyway. https://www.instagram.com/vase7en/

jormone‎, 04-17-2018 11:37 AM
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Ader Mega Ox Bow Bar

Anyone own this bar that can comment? Interested in this as it is in the affordable category. It’s no Duffalo but not sure I can spend that much and not be sleeping outside nor survive the brutality. I do know the sleeves are bolt on, vs clips not sure that would make much of a difference. ...

CraigThoreson‎, 04-09-2018 04:07 PM
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Power racks Titan X6 or elite fitness professional rack that is used?

I can get this setup for 1800 but I don't need the bench. Elite Fitness Systems Power Rack-3x3 Professional rack(includes 2 sets of J Hooks, Dip attachments, Monkey Bar/Chin Bar, Band pegs, includes EFS 0-90 Walk Up Bench w/Black pad standard 7.5 ft. Paid $2661.95+$484(bench) asking $1875 ...

cwdwhit‎, Yesterday 01:11 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 02:27 PM
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40-pound (olympic) barbell vs regular barbell?

What's the difference? I can do a benchpress on both a 40-pound barbell and regular barbell with both barbells having 90lbs. The regular barbell would have 45 lbs on each side and the 40-pound barbell would have 25 on each side because the barbell itself weighs 40 lbs. I've used both barbells on...

windrider07‎, 02-27-2015 10:07 AM
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Padding on a SSB and Slim Football Bar

I've been researching these two bars for a few weeks now. In a perfect world, the Transformer Bar would have lots of reviews, sterling ones at that, and I'd spend extra and would be done, but I can't find much on it really. First, is the padding that important on a SSB bar? I have a SLAP...

Steelers252006‎, 04-17-2018 07:06 AM
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Question Dumbbells turn my hands black

I picked up some of those generic dumbbells at Walmart, and they leave these black stains on my hand when I use them. I've tried wiping them with wet towels, and with alcohol wipes, but neither worked. Any suggestions?

tvlab13‎, 04-15-2018 04:02 PM
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Questions about home gym

1. I bought a 2.5 x 2.5 power rack at a local store. The power rack weighs about 180 pounds and it’s very stable. However, I found out that the rack is only 14 gauge, is this gonna be a problem? My goal is to squat 600lbs one day, am I gonna be able to do this on this rack? (Rack rated for 800lbs)...

BigAli02‎, 04-17-2018 04:20 PM
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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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Vulcan Strength Stainless Steel Power Bar & Calibrated PL Plates

I just left Vulcan's facility and I was able to see their new calibrated powerlifting plates as well as the new stainless power bar. I have to say, I am more and more impressed with what they are doing. The stainless bar is really nice looking and the knurl is fantastic. It's aggressive, but...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-23-2018 10:56 AM
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Thumbs down What's the dumbest thing you've purchased for your gym?

I'll go first... I bought a brand new 10-35 lb set of XMark kettlebells over a year ago (before I started reading this forum), and finally took them out of the box tonight. They are absolute crap (no surprise to anyone here). The powdercoating on the underside of the handles is so fukking sharp...

401Delta‎, 04-15-2018 11:53 PM
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UK members home gym. Hopefully with pics or I'll look an idiot.

Hi thought it's about time I showed my home gym. The pics I've finally got round to taking just happened to be on the UKs sunniest day of the year so apologies. Thought id list what I have first then hopefully show the pics. Someone may have to be kind and embedd if this doesn't work. ...

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Cable Crossover VS. Functional Trainer (The Sequel)...

I'm getting close to my decision on one of these pieces (you might remember my Functional Trainers Questions thread), consider this the sequel to the finale of choosing and perhaps this can help others on the board with these same questions and decisions. A functional trainer with the arms is...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 02-22-2017 07:08 PM
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Weightlifting House Barbells

Not sure how many have heard of these guys, but their long rumored barbell is now for preorder: https://www.weightliftinghouse.com/house-store/menshousebareu. Not sure what the bar coating is,, but the specs look very good. Word is Glenn Pendlay designed the bar, or was very much part of the...

MGM711‎, 04-17-2018 01:54 PM
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home made ssb?

found this semi locally to me needs pads and costs $80 I know the handles are straight in line with the camber like the cheaper Titan ssbs. Would this be major issue or could it be used like this? I could probably have a welder friend either build me a bar or relocate the handles of this one. ...

lsi1‎, 04-11-2018 07:14 AM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked, http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147291533&page=1, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 AM
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Beat up $100 rogue 2.0 bars on ebay

Looks like there's 3 left. They could definitely use some elbow grease. has anybody used gun blue on their barbells? http://r.ebay.com/cQLjYA

p0opstlnksal0t‎, 03-28-2018 04:55 AM
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Those with colored racks?

Any regrets? I'm getting ready to purchase my "forever" rack and am looking at different colors and having a hard time committing to a specific color or color combo. I'm looking at sorinex and rogue. Just sold my rogue half rack. Rogue will paint accessories (jcups, spotters, etc) for $150. Was...

kevin3636‎, 04-16-2018 01:27 PM
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Help with hi.low cable machine

Hi, it's probably a bit cheeky of me to post here, since I work out with bodyweight and a box of plates and dumbell handles, so can't really call myself a bodybuilder but... My daughter is a young sprinter and needs to be able to train aductors and abductors. She has a fancy ankle...

chibiweights‎, 04-05-2018 10:48 PM
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Barbell Identification

A few years ago I thought I saw a similar barbell on here, but I'm unable to find that post. No markings or center knurl. Needle bearing. End caps were held on with "Sprialock" circlips. Thank you.

Wiltodd‎, 04-16-2018 08:38 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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A Pair Of 1/4 lb Plates Vs. A Set Of Fractional Plates...

The answer to this is probably unanimous in the respect to get the fractional plates set said and done, but was wondering if there's really a need for the set if you're just simply trying to break through a plateau, or sticking point and if you can just as easily get away with a simple pair of 1...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 04-13-2018 10:30 AM
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Bench pad gap has been solved

Unfortunately it is on an ironing board bench and is patent pending. But it is nice to see "no pad gap" become a mainstream selling feature. Maybe more manufacturers will pay attention to the gap. Rep had a similar sliding seat solution with their "forever coming soon" bench. I wonder if...

jormone‎, 04-14-2018 09:26 AM
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my last ssb thread!

I've narrowed my ssb choices down to a couple based on a few criteria price, quality, and length because I'm working tight up against a wall on one side of my rack. BWTGhttps://www.blackwidowtg.com/product_p/bar-safety-squat.htm Edge http://www.edgefitnessystems.com/yoke-ss-bar.html and...

lsi1‎, 04-13-2018 10:31 AM
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