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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: 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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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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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: 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 06:22 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 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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Inspire FT2 Functional Trainer Review

When I was shopping for a functional trainer, I found limited information on the Inspire FT2, so I wanted to share my impressions. First, one of the appealing/necessary characteristics of this unit was overall height. Looking for commercial quality, I was having a very hard time finding a crossover...

jtaliani‎, 07-21-2014 08:27 PM
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Small paperweights official gym display collection thread

Been working on this for awhile. Looking for the half pound york globe paperweights but i think this isnt too bad. In the back is a small anvil. The axe will be part of the display but for now it its near the 5 and 10 globes.

matrix563‎, Yesterday 01:23 PM
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Pioneer prime cut vs Best belt Athlete?

Hi guys, I want to buy a new belt and I'm choosing between 10mm thick 4" belts: Pioneer cut vs Best belt athlete. Which one is better? Thanks 😀

Fitsy‎, 05-12-2021 04:36 AM
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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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Home Gym setup in the Garage?

I am located in GTA/Ontario/Canada. Currently have my small Bench press/SQuat set up in my basement but thinking to move it to my Garage (260 sq.ft). Is it a good idea atleast till October before Winter begins? any Pros and Cons should I consider? Regarding flooring, its currently concrete & i am...

sribond‎, 05-09-2021 11:24 AM
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ivanko cable attachments

I bought a curl bar, multi purpose bar for rowing and a tricep pushdown bar. These are nice! I will post a pic later. I am ordering a straight short bar and the rope pushdown bar right now. I never really saw this stuff on Amazon before. It has really great plating and packaging was...

Greybird2‎, 05-07-2021 01:42 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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Newbie with a Weider 8510

Hey people, i've tried searching for info about the Weider 8510, all i've come across is people saying how **** it is lol, but it's my dads and he never uses it so i'm not gonna go and buy something better when i got this for free. I only just started getting into bodybuilding seriously last...

Doper90‎, 01-05-2009 12:47 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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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 05:06 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 10:30 AM
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Squat Power Rack vs Squat Stand

Can someone help me understand the pros and cons of having a squat rack vs a squat stand? Obviously the stand is cheaper and has a smaller footprint. Is the rack safer? Are there some lifts that I'm not going to be able to do with the stand? I have the money and the space for the rack. I just don't...

Prozach2‎, 05-04-2021 06:53 PM
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Sissy Squat machine?

Looking for some feedback please. I just came across something called Sissy Squat machine & wanted to understand if I can do Barbell Squats (i have a Safety squat bar) using this machine or this machine can only be used as plain sit-ups without any barbell. I mean can we take correct form & do...

sribond‎, 05-11-2021 06:26 AM
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Is polyurethane coated cast iron going to rust?

Basically the question in the title as I'm not sure if moisture / water can penetrate through polyurethane. Maybe someone has some insight or experience with this. Is polyurethane water resistant? Is water able to go through it? Also another question: Is polyurethane biodegradable and does it...

gymno98‎, 05-08-2021 05:28 PM
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Squat Shoe College Project

Hi everyone, New to the forum and I was hoping I could get a few opinions/info for a college project. I've been working out for many years and until fairly recently have avoided doing squats as my mobility is poor however, I can do them if I wear squat shoes and use a squat ramp and have had...

RCameron001‎, 05-10-2021 06:13 AM
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Disappointed- Rogue V2 gun rack

I have three new rogue bars incoming and the gun rack showed up today . I noticed in their pics their gun rack V2 that it looks as though the plastic you install so that the bars do not get makes up is flush with the front of the gun rack . Was hoping this was just an illusion, but no , it’s true...

MajorTendonitis‎, 05-06-2021 05:11 PM
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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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Need advice (again) on choosing polyurethane plates

Hello, so I decided a while ago to buy polyurethane coated weight plates. Now I have two options, that I have attached below in the form of pictures. The Captain America grip plates are thinner (25 kg: 4 cm vs 25 kg: 5,1 cm for the other option) and that's good, but that puts me in a dilemma...

gymno98‎, 05-07-2021 06:51 PM
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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 03:19 PM
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Gymnastic Ring Round-Up

Gymnastic Ring round up Hey guys, I've seen a few posts recently in regards to gymnastic rings. They are pretty much all I do for upper body work these days and me being me I've had a good look and owned most of the top rings out there so I thought I'd do a small write up to help guide you if...

Zensuji‎, 11-06-2009 12:40 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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Best Adjustable Dumbbells 2021—With Fast Weight Change

I've been looking at adjustable dumbbells that are fast and smooth to change weights on, and I am considering buying one of these. Nüobell 5LB increments. Fastest to change weights on the market—according to Garage Gym Review. Looks and feels like an ordinary dumbbell. But since they're new,...

klbbr‎, 02-12-2021 07:52 AM
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Question $3K Budget Home Gym Help

Hi all, I would like to get back into strength training and need some help selecting home gym equipment to cover all the bases. I am not an expert but also not completely new to body building. I have a $3K budget and would like to setup a home gym in the basement. The ceiling is 82",...

MattMF‎, 04-21-2021 06:20 PM
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Arch Nemesis Bar -

Experts, Thinking to buy this for Canada as not many options here in Canada. This seems to be having good spec but looking for your thoughts if it is ok for this price. One issue is that it does not have knurling handles but of course its price speaks. Any other issue you think i should be...

sribond‎, 05-04-2021 10:44 AM
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Peloton Recalls Treadmills After Dozens of Injuries and a Child Death

Duplicitous‎, 05-06-2021 08:20 AM
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