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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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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 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: 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: 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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Cheap safety spotters or diy one for squats

Hi all I've got a squat rack but I've got no safety bars so I'm looking for something I can buy to act as safeties or I'm even willing to make something if possible. Anyone could recommend something? Thanks

safcpaul‎, Today 06:53 AM
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Can anyone tell me what Hack squat machine this is?

Hi internet, I'm looking for help to find out the name/brand of this hack squat machine? Am wanting for my home gym and this machine seems quite low profile in terms of width and footprint compared to most hack squat machines. Please find the screen shots attached. I have been through about...

Alicecmpr‎, Today 12:09 AM
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How to stop spinlock dumbells from stabbing my leg.

I found this... Can anyone aware me of any cheaper options before I buy this for $35. Thanks boyos.

taskmob‎, 10-17-2020 09:32 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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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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IronMaster IM 2000 Review

Unboxing/Assembly Unboxing took me about 45 minutes to get everything out of the 3 boxes and remove the plastic wrapping from each individual component.  I had been watching some unboxing and assembly videos on YouTube so I knew what to expect.  I had it unboxed and fully assembled in about three...

thedickus‎, 10-16-2020 06:57 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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Should I wear wrist wraps?

I have been lifting for about three years now and know that wrist wraps comes with some negatives, like having weak wrists, not learning proper form, etc. A while back I hurt my wrists (don't remember how or when, but I would assume it was from lifting with poor form when I was newer). I'd say...

Dylan13579‎, Yesterday 06:53 AM
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Sorinex base camp system, Hurricane, calf machine, GHD.

I am ecstatic to say that my 1.3 ton Sorinex shipment arrived last week. Getting it all put together has been completely exhausting, but here it is. Photos attached. Several more in my next post. These are my thoughts on the Sorinex base camp rack system: This is what makes the Base Camp...

RBLOCK‎, 05-31-2011 06:36 PM
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New *cheap* belt squat option courtesy of Jonnie Candito

9MPZ_6o-Li8 With his promo code it's $180 or so. I've never actually used a belt squat so I cannot really comment on pros/cons, curious if others have thoughts.

Heisman2‎, 10-17-2020 04:21 PM
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Are these dumbbells safe to load and use with 90 lb?

I have some old school dumbbells laying around here. I was wondering if I could safely load them a lot heavier, say 90 lb per piece? I'm not too sure about the clips.

Mrpb‎, 10-12-2020 07:42 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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Suckers Offloading Covid Kit

As we all knew would happen, those suckers who paid way over the odds to get kit during lockdown are now trying to sell them for the ridiculous prices they paid. In some instances that equipment it's now back on sale online for the normal price. I've seen cheap benches and plastic weights being...

somersetpaul‎, 09-26-2020 01:00 AM
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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 06:59 PM
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Chest Supported T-Bar Row vs. Prone Row Bench

Which would you choose and why? Do you find a noticeable difference between the two? I'm kind of on the fence in regards to a potential purchase. Since most gyms don't have dedicated prone row benches i've only had the chance to use them a handful of times but thought it was a solid movement. I've...

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 10-16-2020 09:49 PM
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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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Half Rack help- Legend vs Dynamic

Looking to buy a half rack and hoping to get some insight. The top two contenders are Legend and Dynamic Fitness. I can't post links, but there are images of both attached. Legend 3142 Half Cage Pros of Legend: -uprights are welded together rather than bolted. Don't know if this functionally...

BigSteve7856‎, 10-14-2020 08:14 AM
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Update on my home gym from when I moved last year.

the 6th evolution, was a bit of work to get everything down here. The basement is under 800sf xIDNJK8Y5-s

smokinHawk‎, 10-13-2020 06:52 AM
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Having some trouble putting the PowerTec Leverage gym together

Well I just had a couple questions about tools. It says you need an 8 inch adjustable wrench, a 6 mm Allen wrench, and 13, 19 and 21 mm wrenches. I only had the 6 mm Allen wrench and a 13 mm wrench. I have a 10 inch adjustable wrench, but it says you need an 8 inch. Went to the hardware store and...

Einhander12‎, 10-11-2020 02:16 PM
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CAP+ 7 Position Utility Bench (REVIEW)

Having owned the Legend 3103 previously I felt it was my sacred duty as an ‘Equipment Crew’ member to deliver this unbiased, and uncompensated, head-to-head comparison between the CAP+ 7 Position Utility bench and the Legend Three-Way Utility bench. The Legend 3103 is highly regarded here as one...

urbanlifter‎, 12-03-2017 03:00 PM
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Question about Shrug/deadlift/trap bar?

Hi, I'm looking at getting a shrug/deadlift/trap bar but not sure which size? I see that you can get them in 5ft, 6ft and 7ft but would the 5ft one be considered the standard size that will take a decent amount of weight? just looking to do a few trap/shrug exercises and some deadlifts. Would...

shanew48‎, 10-12-2020 02:12 PM
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Portable Deadlift Platform?

I am finally starting to deadlift with a reasonable amount of weight again after a long nagging injury and so the idea for a deadlift platform seems to be a smart choice to protect my garage floors. Currently I just have stall mats everywhere but I use steel plates so I would like to have a bit...

ncsuLuke‎, 09-29-2020 01:10 PM
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Question New Cross Trainer Elliptical Advice (Horizon Fitness?)

Hey, I'd like to get a home cross trainer, and have basically been told that anything under 1k is going to be fairly rubbish. I'm also tall, and would need at least 20" stride length - basically want a very robust stable frame and something that will last a long time. In the UK, one of the...

relicbeta‎, 10-14-2020 05:52 AM
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Any place to purchase the Inspire FT1 weight stack upgrade?

Hey all, I ordered the FT1 and it should be arriving in a few weeks. I cannot find any website that has the weight stack upgrade in stock. I'm curious if anyone knows any place where 2 of them can be purchased. I'm willing to pay extra to buy them from pretty much any country that can ship them...

Heisman2‎, 10-10-2020 03:15 PM
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EZ Curl Bar Testimonial

I finally got around to using my EZ curl bar thanks to Bill Pearl's 21s triceps movement routine (7 reps of lying triceps extensions, 7 reps of skullcrushers and 7 reps of close grip bench press) which I did for 3 sets conservatively with lighter weight and let me just say that the EZ curl bar is...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 09-11-2020 10:57 AM
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