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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: 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 07:22 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: 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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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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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: 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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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: 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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Swiss Bar / Football Bar

Thinking about getting one for my home gym. Rogue has several options. Also looked at the Kadillac Bar from Kabuki Strength. Cost is no concern, within reason. Suggestions?

-=FLEX=-‎, 11-08-2019 08:30 AM
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Flooring - it can't really be this much, right?

I was looking through the PLAE options on Rogue's site. It's over $1000 per 100 sq feet for most colors. I assume the Ecore product Sorinex carries would be similar but I haven't checked pricing. Surely there is no way large commercial facilities are spending anywhere near this per square foot....

Afo3‎, 11-04-2019 01:31 PM
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Hack Squats - EliteFTS vs. Watson vs. Atlantis

I'm in the market for a hack squat and I think I've narrowed it down to these three brands. I really like the adjustable angle (30-70 degrees) and adjustable foot plate on the Watson one, however, the carriage is insanely heavy and the safety hooks are at an awkwardly high or low height for me...

Afo3‎, 11-04-2019 08:21 AM
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Ivanko/York Singles Club

Thanks to NorthernMorris for the idea on this......sorry if the title made you think it was going to be eHarmony for high end plate owners. It's eHarmony for high end plates. You got single plates that need a partner???? Post it here. Anyways, I've got a single 25# OMEZH. I'm looking for...

aj2754‎, 12-19-2013 02:29 PM
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1.25 inch plates on a 1 inch barbell

I have a set of dumbells with a 1.25 inch handle and plates that have a 1.25 inch diameter hole. I just purchased a 1 inch diameter barbell and want to use the old dumbell plates on the new bar. The 1.25 inch plates obviously fit on the bar (the .25 inches doesn't seem like too much of a...

alexplank‎, 01-27-2015 05:37 PM
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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 07:59 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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'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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What type of ball to use in FYR 2.0?

I cannot tell which ball would be best to purchase to use for this program. Medicine, Slam, or other type I am not educated on yet? I am in decent shape, possibly intermediate level. Just ran in a 4 mile race and weightlift 3-5 times weekly, 36 yo female. Can anyone give me some advice please?

audgiemac12‎, 10-27-2019 05:33 PM
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Looking for AWCB weight plates

Hello everyone! I’m hoping this forum will be able to help me find my favorite plates. I have searched on my own locally and with contacts across the country but haven’t had much success. I’m interested in 35, 25, 10, 5, and especially 2.5 pounders. Any direction or information is very much...

AWCB‎, 10-27-2019 06:29 PM
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Which dipping belt should i get and what size?

I'm a pretty small guy with a 28.7 inch stomach circumference. The belts i've seen online vary a bit between lengths. Ranging from 33.5 inches to 39 inches. I imagine i should just get the smallest one possible? Should i focus on chain length as well? These belts are my current options, not...

backinthegymbro‎, 11-09-2019 03:12 AM
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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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Kinesiology tape

Anyone use kinesiology tape? My physical therapist suggested it as I start working out again in the later stages of shoulder surgery recovery but it sounds like hocus pocus to me. Apparently it's pretty rough to take off so before I say yes or no, I would like y'all's opinions on it. Anyone had it...

bigcat3655‎, 11-02-2019 02:51 AM
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Bodycraft F660

Plenty of older threads on this, I don’t see anything within the past 5 years. I’m thinking about adding one. It’s about as big of a unit as I can fit in my gym (this will be the final piece). I see the hack squat height issue has been fixed (I’m 6’0”). I also see some saying anything over...

Bmad16‎, 11-12-2019 04:05 AM
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Question Knee sleeves and questions

Im getting the SBD knee sleeves, but I see they also have wrist wraps, are wrist wraps also usefull/necessary for bodybuilding or will they just get in the way of flexibility? I see they have a tight fit and loose fit and the loose fit seems better for more flexibility? Also should I get the SBD...

bruhpro‎, 10-18-2019 12:50 PM
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Is there any way to make a hex bar longer?

Hello, I purchased a hex/trap bar the other day and, while it works great, the ends aren't quite long enough to fit more than a few plates. Is there any product that can extend the length on each side? Of am I going to have to purchase a larger, more expensive bar all together?

BSideleau‎, 11-01-2019 07:21 PM
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School me up on Farmers Walk Handles?

I found a thread from 2017 with some interesting options, just curious what the current recommendation is? Looks like top loaded is the way to go? I'm not a huge Titan fan, I'd rather buy pieces from places like Rogue or Rep, etc., but these look interesting. Neither Rogue nor Rep offer top load...

BuckeyeROC‎, 11-04-2019 07:38 AM
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UK Best Iron Olympic Plates

Looking to start building my own home gym and searching for the best plates to get. I've been looking at Rogue Europe's Cast Iron Plates as well as Yorks Black Cast Iron Plates from Gym Ratz UK as my two options (not the York Hammertone ones they're made in China and have terrible reviews online)....

CamnJB‎, 10-15-2019 03:31 AM
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Leather patches for ripped bench?

Anyone know where to get these or what theyd be called? Ive looked on amazon but they seem to only have the adhesive version. I am looking for the 12-16" wide patches that are stapled to the underside of the bench. A proper name or advice on where to buy these is appreciated.

dagdafitness‎, 10-26-2019 02:21 PM
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14 gauge squat rack, useless?

I have very limited options where I live, do you think a 14 gauge squat rack is useless? Kinda looks like it will bend with anything over 225lbs.

DASBUNKER‎, 10-24-2019 04:26 PM
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Powerblock Questions

Has anyone had experience with the commercial Powerblock weights that go up 125 or 175 per Dumbbell? I am looking to upgrade from Bowflex 10-90s but from the images of Powerblocks I am concerned with the bars surrounding the forearms being awkward and potentially causing injury.

drockh‎, 05-17-2019 11:55 AM
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Gym bag suggestions?

Hey everyone I am looking for a new bag to take to the gym. Trying to separate my clothes from my gym shoes and if possible a bag with a spot for shower stuff (body wash) in case of a leak I don't want stuff ruined.

DylanCHall‎, 10-21-2019 07:21 AM
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LOL: Calling out the guy I sold bumper plates to on CL

Chances are slim he comes here so here is what happened lol. Guy came with his girlfriend and he had his back up against the wall with these York Elite Bumper Plates I was selling for $2.25/lb. He haggled a little with me and asked to double check with his girlfriend in the other room. She...

EquipmentBruh‎, 03-19-2015 11:19 PM
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York dumbells whats the hype

Can someone tell me why old york dumbells are worth so much moneu

estanaway‎, 11-12-2019 10:14 PM
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