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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 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 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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 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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Plate Loaded Pullover Machine...

For me, I enjoy using this machine. I also do the DB version but I have been looking for a plate loaded one. I found a company in Australia that makes one, however they don't ship to the US. I know Hammer Strength has one also, but it is outrageous. Does anybody know of any other brands? ...

dangoody27‎, 08-27-2010 10:33 AM
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Bought a trap bar to do deadlifts, did you? You fool! I guess I'm an idiot, I have a trap bar & I sometimes do a "deadlift-type movement" with it (can't call them "deadlifts" anymore, per Mr. Rippetoe).

sera310‎, 01-17-2020 04:26 PM
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Question Cannot deadlift with belt, am I too fat or does it just not fit?

Dad bought me an ott belt for christmas, only been able to use it recently as I was sick. I literally can't deadlift with it on because it cuts right into my guts. I can't tell if it is just because I've put on a few kilos of fat over the past few months or if it is just a bad fit. It is a...

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Building The Dream Home Gym

Hello! Purpose: Build the best possible home gym within my space limits. Gym Space: 11'9" x 17'9", ceiling is 10' Knowledge: I am completely ignorant about weight lifting. I am a total novice. My Physique: 5'5" or 5'4", 223 lbs, and that ain't from muscle.

Rycliff‎, 01-12-2020 01:07 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 09:17 PM
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Is Tommy Nebula still with Arsenal Strength?

Maybe some of the knowledgeable insiders on this forum know if Tom Eilierman is still designing equipment for Arsenal. Periodically I check Arsenal's Instagram to see what equipment they're are putting out and never a mention of Tom. Not that many equipment makers mention their designers but Tom's...

McBrody‎, 05-10-2018 01:58 PM
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Poll Poll: Belt Squat Belt Discussion

Since a bunch of people are in the process of receiving Canadian belt squat setups, I figured a single thread about belts was in order. I was able to find 5 possibilities and am leaning towards either the Rogue or Spud myself. The contenders: ...

Za78‎, 04-16-2019 05:15 AM
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Question Nike Romaleos 3 xd

HI folks, What is your opinion/experience on the mentioned shoes? Just ordered them and awaiting them next week, so yay! Cheers!

IvanNorge‎, 01-02-2020 07:30 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 11:30 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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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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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 03:27 PM
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Weight Belts

I've been a life long fan/user of Valeo weight belts. After ordering one from them in December using THEIR size chart, it was delivered and found to be too small. So, I had to mail it back to them at my expense (half the price of the belt itself), and I STILL haven't been refunded in spite of it...

IronBar66‎, 01-14-2020 08:16 AM
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Help identifying a "Ivanko" power bar

Found this on craigslist for dirt, thinking about buying but would like some idea what I'm getting before sinking 20 hours into a resto. Brand new account, can't embed the craigslist images though. ...

volvomoose‎, 01-13-2020 08:40 PM
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Thinking about a home dumbbells to replace a gym; your thoughts?

Hi, I'm thinking about getting the Bowflex Select Tech 552 dumbbells alongside a Bowflex exercise bench but wanted to know what your thoughts are compared to an actual gym. I'm not expecting it to be a complete replacement but thought it might be a good way to still exercise if I don't have...

orielonline‎, 01-12-2020 12:05 PM
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recommend a heater?

I lift in my garage gym which is basically a shed made out of plywood and it gets freezing like down to 0 degrees at the worst. I tried one of those electric fan heaters and it sucks, it does a great job of keeping the space 1 foot in front of it heated and that's about it. I wear tons of layers...

jimt91‎, 01-05-2012 08:11 PM
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Garage heater?

Hey everyone, I have a single car garage that's been converted into a home gym. I live in Toronto, it gets pretty cold in the winter. I wanted to know if it would be feasible to heat it enough to where it's warm enough to not freeZe my ass off. Thanks in advance

Reidak‎, 12-12-2010 11:37 AM
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Attyguy Home Gym Pictures Featured...

Just came across this on the front page of Two Rep Cave's blog site... Atty home gym homage, guess he must've hid the jelq machine, unicycle, lotion, tissues and other various misc toys to make it look representable for the blog site lol. Congrats on being...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 01-15-2020 10:44 AM
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Prime fitness Trap Bar

Hi folks, i have been lurking at the new Prime fitness trap bar since it was released back in september. It has the options of regular handles, kaz handles (cone fat grip) and rot-8 handles (their perfect grip). Finally, today, after a week of deliberation, i have finally pulled the trigger and...

alexthaman‎, 01-02-2020 12:32 PM
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Anyone have experience with CAP full cage Power Rack?

Supposedly it can hold up to 600 pounds. Did you drop weight on the safety bars? I can get it for free.

JJ702‎, 01-14-2020 07:41 PM
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DIY racks and cables

Anyone got any good pics of DIY racks and cable setups? I am thinking about getting some 7' pieces of 2"x2" steel tube with 1/8" wall and making a rack with rough dimensions 3'x4'x7' that makes all 12 edges of a box outline minus 1 edge at the bottom. I have a garage full of metal working tools,...

randomcrash‎, 01-07-2020 06:58 PM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 07:40 AM
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Question Gym Managers: When/How Often a Machine is Being Used — Useful Info?

Hi folks. Say you could stick a smart magnet to each of your squat racks. These smart magnets detect if a machine is in use and syncs that info to a central computer over WiFi. With this info, you could answer questions like: “are ellipticals or treadmills more popular?”, “do I need more squat...

biohazardpb4‎, 01-12-2020 08:17 PM
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Seated calf machine - space killer.

I have a small but efficient garage gym. I have a few ways of working calf’s, as you see in my video below. I also can do them standing with a barbell on the shoulders. My question is do you think a seated calf machine is a waste of money and a space killer for a home gym ...

adamgentile‎, 01-12-2020 03:33 PM
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Plate combination: buy only 10s and 45s (skip 15, 25 and 35)?

What's your opinion on this plate combination? Is there any "downside" on not buying 15, 25 and 35? I can make my 15, 25 and 35s with the change plates. This setup should get me going for a while. 8 x 10lbs 4 x 45lbs 2 x 2.5lbs 2 x 5lbs

greenleaf‎, 01-13-2020 07:27 AM
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