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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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'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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Where to buy parts

Hi, Sportsmith, fullcircle padding, gympart. I ordered once from fitnessrepairparts. There is another store someone suggested recently with a good selection and pricing but I cannot find the name or bookmark. Any ideas? Thank you.

EricAtl‎, Yesterday 02:15 AM
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I need an exercise bike. Which one?

I want 2 arm levers so I can work my back and chest at the same time. It needs a rounded, padded seat. Most the seats are flat on top and 90 degree drop off at the edge, which is not comfortable. I'm hoping for a $150 price. I wish I could get magnetic resistance. Those are quiet. All I...

Darkius‎, Yesterday 09:49 PM
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Is Belt Squat machine worthit?

Location: Toronto/Canada Assuming budget & space are no constraints, should I invest in a Belt Squat machine? Need some expert's opinion here if it is better than traditional Squat or SSB? I mean do we get all benefits with this Belt squat as in SSB? If so, pls recommend me the best (also...

sribond‎, 11-22-2021 10:24 AM
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Replacement pad covers, DIY

Why order replacement pads from full circle when you can diy for more money and way more time. I have not used a sewing machine since home ec in junior high, but have been talking about getting one so my wife bought one for the holidays. I previously purchased replacement pads from full circle for...

EricAtl‎, 01-01-2020 06:54 PM
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Gym Clothes - To Look or Not to Look ...

(Not sure which forum this would belong under, this looked like the best "fit"?) There was a pop on the Internet the other day. There was a young lady working out at her gym. Apparently her workout routine was working for her as she was fit and trim looking. Her workout clothes were "today's...

joewattie‎, 11-22-2021 06:47 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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Lightbulb choosing power rack setup, unlimited budget

I am trying to decide on a power rack for my home gym. I need it shipped to the middle of the Pacific via ocean freight, so I want to buy everything I'll ever want all at once. Budget is not a constraint, though I expect to spend under 10k. I'm looking at Rogue because they make quality stuff and...

Unfortunate1‎, 11-23-2021 11:50 AM
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YORK FTS Lat Pull-Down Machine

Hi, for anyone who has used the York FTS lat pulldown machine, can you comment on the range of motion. I am 6'1". The website says its only 83" high so not sure if range of motion is an issue (like many residential machines). Alternatively, if you have used the York FTS Hi / Low Pulley...

tytw00‎, 11-26-2021 10:26 AM
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More money than brains? I'm considering PRIME Prodigy HLP Rack

I've been considering getting a functional trainer for a while, but I really don't want to give up the space in my home gym. I'm also not in love with my current rack (Vulcan Strength), which gets the job done but is nothing special and has some flaws. My rack also has no lat pull down option,...

radrd‎, 07-19-2020 06:11 PM
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Smile Hi what company exercise equipment you recommend?

Hi what company exercise equipment you recommend?

IsabellaGrace3‎, 11-26-2021 12:38 AM
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Smile Equipment to Decrease Thighs

Hey guys, Suhana working for Western Steel Agency company. I need a Guidance to decrease thighs and Equipment suggestion.

suhana01‎, 11-24-2021 11:28 PM
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American Barbell Gym Bar knurl question

Does anyone have an American Barbell Gym Bar? I'm thinking about picking one up this week and wondering how close the knurl gets to the collar. There's definitely a space and I'm hoping it's similar to my PowerSpeed bar, which has 5.5" without knurl. I think it's likely less and I emailed AB but...

radrd‎, 11-24-2021 03:00 PM
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Hi! Looking for moss affordable and accurate scale to weigh muscle mass

Hi guys, yeah just looking for an affordable (preferably under 50$) and accurate scale to weigh muscle mass. Thanks in advance!

john10960‎, 11-17-2021 07:24 AM
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Flooring, stall mats, and platforms. What I got/what I want/and what I actually need

Hi guys. Looking to “do” my basement area right. I’ve done a lot of reading, and have somewhat of an idea. I also overthink things and consequently overlook things that are blatantly obvious. Paralysis by analysis. So all my stuff is in the basement. It’s not a room, nor will it ever be. It’s...

Oldandfat1‎, 11-08-2021 09:21 AM
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What equipment is on your holiday wishlist this year?

I'm definitely gifting myself a pair of Eleiko Oppen Collars: https://shop.eleiko.com/en-us/equipment/collars/3085487-eleiko-oppen-collars-pair This also might also be the year I finally pull the trigger on a rackable EZ curl bar. Rep's still look the best to me and chrome makes the most...

radrd‎, 11-06-2021 03:18 PM
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Cable machine 2:1 ratio

Hello I am searching for some time this information and can't find it, no one is really talking about it since pulley is mostly there to make weight feel lighter and easier to pull. I am planing to make high/low pulley machine, like A with pulley block or like B where i would have to attach...

Mindc‎, 01-01-2016 09:25 AM
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Lightbulb Is Jefit still the best workout tracking app?

Hey all, just checking in with folks about the best app to use for workout tracking. Back years ago, I selected Jefit because it seemed like the best at the time. Is this still the case? I’ve been out the loop on workout tracking apps for the last 5 years or so and am wondering if there is anything...

DrForce‎, 11-07-2021 08:21 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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Rogue echo bike

could anyone vouch for this bad boy? I have a cheap treadmill I want to replace.

Ondle‎, 10-21-2021 11:32 PM
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Ironmaster Super Bench Pro - Labor Day Sale

FYI they are running 15% off their benches and attachments thru 9/2 per their IG page I may pull the trigger on the redesigned bench and try one out. 30 day returns with free return shipping if not satisfied seems like nothing to lose. Super Benches and Attachments 15% off with Free Shipping...

yohahn‎, 08-28-2019 12:09 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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What is the name of this attachement ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jd923SzoYM&t=11s at the 44th second of the video Thank you in advance

TASOSCHATZ‎, 11-19-2021 04:55 AM
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Do RM6 Monster Rack accessories hit hot deals?

Think im gonna get a rm6 but seeing some light series accessories but not much for monster series. Should I expect the rm6 hot deal to end before the end of next week and should I expect stuff like the matador or other various accessories to go on sale?

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 11-18-2021 02:04 PM
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Question Comparable alternatives to FT2 Inspire that are available in EU

I have read a lot of reviews about FT2 and it seems like a solid all-around machine for home use, but quite on the expensive side. I can’t seem to find that many reviews for other EU based equipment manufacturers. For example, ATX Fitness, I have an old rack form their predecessor, that was very...

hardgainerloser‎, 11-16-2021 08:37 AM
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