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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: 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 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 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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Question 6 or 7 foot standard barbell?

I am still a novice lifter and I currently have dumbbell handles with 100lbs of standard plates. I feel like I will need an upgrade soon so I am planning on buying a standard barbell + two 25lb plates. I am choosing a standard barbell over an Olympic one because I am still a novice ~ can't lift too...

hoboy‎, Yesterday 04:32 PM
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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, 03-26-2017 06:06 PM
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ironmaster lottery

Has anyone participated in this and what should I expect? I am hoping to either purchase the Ironmaster 45 and an addon kit or heavy handle kit, or the regular Ironmaster 75 kit with stand. Is it structured as a cart option and then it assigns a lottery number?

ampire‎, 10-21-2020 02:35 PM
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Hyper-Extension Bench Old School Mentality

Do Hyper Extension Benches hold any true value in a strength routine that cannot already be provided by a GHD? I see these were highly praised in a lot of old school workout routines (Including Reg Park's 5x5) and this was before the GHD/GHR were ever really mentioned (Or maybe they didn't exist...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 01-17-2016 01:19 PM
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Marrs Bar -- New Type (?) of Safety Squat Bar (SSB)

I have a Crepinsek that I love, and I'm not sure this new style is "necessary", but it does look intriguing if nothing else. Lots of instagram posts on here to show you how it looks/performs: https://www.instagram.com/_marrs_bar/?hl=en Apparently coming out in March?

TunaGill‎, 02-20-2019 12:16 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 09:28 PM
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Best type of rowing machine

Hi there, I am in need of getting a new rowing machine as the one I had before kept breaking. The one I had was the type which uses an elastic rope which goes around a wheel and uses a rubber band. The problem I'm having is that the elastic band keeps wearing and eventually snapping. This only...

onlyme1234‎, 09-01-2018 02:29 PM
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Thumbs up Best Of Home Made ABS

Body Building and fitness has been a thing of issue, were everyone wants to look 👀 good and in shape, paying big money 💰 to a trainer to put them in shape and ending up not getting their desire look due to lack of appropriate use of equipment and time. Here comes the boom 💥 👻 With just a...

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Flex Hack Squat Ball Bearing Size?

Have an old Flex Hack. Pretty sure I need to replace the ball bearings as the carriage does not slide smoothly on the guide rods anymore. Tried cleaning it but to no avail. So, does anyone happen to know what size ball bearings this piece would take if i were to replace them? Thanks!

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 01-18-2021 05:21 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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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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'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 11:30 AM
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Inspire FTX Functional Trainer from Costco

Looks like it's back in stock, thinking of pulling the trigger. I have a question on dimensions. I'm good with the 83" height. They list the Length as 55", I'm guessing this from outside support pole to outside support pole. They have the width as 54". Does anyone that has this unit know if...

thedickus‎, 12-26-2020 12:28 PM
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Doug Miller has put together a pretty awesome lockdown gym together

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKE_Kjdn0PX/ I’ve just seen this on his Instagram. Some decent pieces.

Rottweiler59‎, 01-17-2021 05:43 AM
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Basketball Court Install

After years of waiting we have finally decided to go ahead and add a major new pieces to our home a backyard basketball court. Yesterday they came to grade the area and form it out. Court is a 30' x 30', https://imgur.com/a/UfR09eW Today they got it poured and broom finished, 15 yards of...

turbolsxstang‎, 12-29-2020 03:52 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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Powerblock Pro Hexan Question

I was able to get a set of Pro Hexans for a great price ($175 with a bench) on CList, but he did not have the sheet that says what weight is each. My confusion is coming in that they supposidly only go to 85lbs, but I can't figure out how it can't go to 90lbs... Could someone help me out? ...

wickedathletes‎, 01-06-2014 01:32 PM
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Home Gym Recommendations for beginner

Looking for some advice so I get what I need but don’t over engineer this. I’m 48 yrs old and would consider myself a weak guy. I cycle a lot and want to continue to improve my power and speed for Long rides. I’m 6’2 235 so not obese but again weak. Want to increase metabolism improve my cycling...

jimredsox‎, 01-16-2021 06:58 PM
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Wide Workout Shoes

I asked this a few years ago, but can't find the old thread. I'm looking for recommendations for wide shoes. Last time I tried a bunch, and the best fit was the older Reebok Nano 2.0s. I also tried Nano 8s, Hokas, New Balance, among others in EE (no wider than standard somehow :( ) I had a few...

RGrizzzz‎, 01-04-2021 08:59 AM
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Question Advice on sissy squat machine?

hi guys, I was thinking of getting a sissy squat machine but wanted to know your opinion if it's a good piece of equipment to have in your home gym. I have never used one before so don't know how much I'm going to use it in the end so hoping for some advice. I was thinking it would be a good quads...

markgeorgeevans‎, 04-08-2017 05:27 AM
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Building My Own Gym

Since April, I have quit my gym membership and started building my own gym. I am a big dumbbell fan. My set includes a 3 to 80 pairs so far. The wife and I are looking to get a treadmill next. I have been checking out a SOLE F85 or SOLE TT8.

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The EliteFTS American Camber Bar review

It’s been a while since I bought a piece of equipment, I’ve had my eyes on this bar for a while and decided to snap it up when I saw it on sale for $260 + free shipping (normally around $300 plus shipping). Those of you who know me in here, I am a self professed equipment whore and I will buy...

Roidmonster55‎, 01-07-2021 03:41 PM
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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 (https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=152623083), 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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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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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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