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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: 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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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 07:36 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 11:03 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 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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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 01:44 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 05:38 AM
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Throw In Zercher Squats With My Fat Curl Bar, Or Get A Bar For Front Squats?

I'm thinking of throwing in another variation of squats into my workout to target the quads more, I was thinking to sandwich either Zercher squats with my 2.5" Fat Curl Bar, or get a second barbell with no middle knurl for front of these would be sandwiched in between back squats on...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 03-21-2019 08:14 AM
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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 10:30 AM
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Thoughts on Cerakote curl bar shaft?

I have contacted a small Canadian barbell manufacturer and they said they dont normally do custom orders but would be willing black zinc or cerakote the shaft or the curl bar as opposed to their normal hard chrome. I dont think cerakote curl bars exist and Im wondering if there is a reason for...

dagdafitness‎, 03-23-2019 11:06 AM
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How do you find time for the gym? To sell or not to sell my home gym?

Whats up guys. So I wanted to ask everyone who has a busy schedule or kids, how do you find time for the gym? Around October or so, I started back up in the gym (bulking) trying to put on 20 lbs or so. I was consistent. 4-5 days per week. Was gaining some good amount of weight, filling in things...

soflo352‎, 03-23-2019 04:57 PM
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Safety Squat Bar

I am looking for a Safety Squat Bar that is not for Olympic weights and preferably in Canada. Does anyone know where I can find one? I've been looking but only finding them for Olympic weights. Thank you so very much for the help.

sexymom04‎, 03-24-2019 07:29 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 08:17 PM
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Question PowerBlock users - Is the Urethane set worth the extra $150 compared to the Sport EXP

I'm in Canada, and after tons of research I think the PowerBlocks will be best for me. I narrowed it down to these two because they're both upgradeable to 90 lbs. - I saw the PowerBlock Urethane U-90 Stage I set which would cost me with shipping and tax about $615 CAD. - -...

derric900‎, 03-21-2019 11:22 PM
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Anyone disassemble an Arc Trainer to move it?

Buying one of these 400lb behemoths from a seller, and wondering how much can be relatively easily disassembled. Saw this video ( on removing arms and connecting rods, but that's not much weight reduction or bulk reduction. Monitor should be easy to...

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Extending into garage roof space?

My wife initially gave me a green light to extend my garage however I feel bad taking extra garden space she loves just for a home gym and extra kit. I have a double garage with apex roof. I started looking and wondered about boarding out and getting some stairs leading into the roof space. ...

Rottweiler59‎, 03-24-2019 07:38 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 04:23 AM
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Powerblock Commerical Pro 90

Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to try out the Powerblock Commercial Pro 90 and their experiences with it. I liked the knurled handle as well as the uniform urethane plates. Thinking about selling my entire iron master equipment and putting it toward the powerblock commercial set. Anyone...

Wheyistheway123‎, 03-20-2019 08:30 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 02:27 PM
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DOMYOS or MEGATEC weight training rack

Hi, New on forum :) I am buying a power rack. I already have 28mm weigh training bar and weight discs with 28mm hole from decathlon. I am deciding between DOMYOS and MEGATEC weight training rack: - MEGATEC® - POWER RACK - DECATHLON DOMYOS weight training rack 900 Domyos also have Rep Lat...

markohr‎, 03-24-2019 12:39 PM
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Barbell feels too thin

So I have noticed guys that when I grip the bars in my gym mainly for benching and OHP they feel too thin for my hand size. I am actually quite a small guy (5'6'' manlet) but my hands and especially fingers are quite long for my size (wrist to middle finger is nearly 8'' which looks kinda funny on...

stoyche2‎, 03-23-2019 11:01 AM
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Experiences with the S-35E Rogue "E" Sled ?

I'm a high school strength and conditioning coach and still a few months from next year's budget talks. I was thinking of buying 3 of these (free shipping) just so I can get some other conditioning done for the athletes that isn't long runs, hill sprints, and other **** I come up with to keep it...

SkinnyBeast24‎, 03-23-2019 10:30 AM
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Unhappy Trying to build muscle without access to gym equipment

Hello! I'm Evan and this is my first post here. So the roof of my college gym collapsed last week (this is at a prestigious engineering college go figure) and will be unavailable to me for the foreseeable future. I am a skinny dude trying to put on some muscle mass, so this is a problem for me. I'm...

ICantEvan‎, 03-21-2019 04:40 PM
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Total Gym, Workout Bench, Something Else? Advice please..

How do you guys feel about the Total Gym or any of its variants for a couch potato looking to lose a ton of weight and regain long-lost muscle? I'm not looking to buff up right away, but rather first to bring my weight down to something controllable and to regain strength I've lost over the last...

ElPaso4Life‎, 03-22-2019 05:45 PM
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Resistance Bands

I'm looking into resistance bands for face-pulls. Anyone recommend a decent set and also an idea of how much resistance I should be going up towards? As in, how much does "25 lbs of resistance" actually translate towards exercises? I checked out a few forum threads but they seemed pretty old and...

rollerball‎, 02-14-2016 11:54 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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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 AM
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Cross over machine or lat pull down machine?

Which one is more versatile and which one will allow me to do better exercises and can i also do lat pull downs on a cross over machine? The cross over machine i have been looking at is called the Pcco90x Cable Crossover, could anyone recommend this?

Bigpoppa7300‎, 02-01-2018 09:16 AM
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Is this a good deal? Adjustable bench, cybex.

He said they would take $260

BrooklynBravest‎, 03-21-2019 11:07 AM
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Squat shoes

I was considering getting a pair of squat shoes but was wondering if they’re worth the purchase and actually help or not? Never had a pair so very unsure of the pros and cons (if any) Thank you all so much

ritterd92‎, 03-22-2019 01:14 PM
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