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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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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: Round 2: Round 3: 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. 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: 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: 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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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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which treadmill to get?

I've been looking for a treadmill to get for me and my fiance. There are two that's on sale and are pretty the same price but I have no idea on which to go for. I believe the Bowflex BXT6 is a new model but I've read that SOLE's build quality is the best. Bowflex BXT6 Treadmill or SOLE F63...

alexchong121‎, Today 01:12 AM
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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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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 10:28 PM
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Unhappy Please help... Wide feet shoes

Hey guys I have a big problem I have a wider feet, I've bought a bunch of shoes but my problem is I have a wide feet and a hammer fingers after I lift I come home my little toe finger is red and swollen so is the external side of my feet... So I basically ditch the shoes... I've found 4E (extra...

Mike086‎, 12-11-2018 03:23 AM
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My Rogue RM-6 Came in today, questions for you Rogue Owners

My RM-6 Rack came in today finally and I am trying to figure out the best way to assemble this beast. I am thinking of building the sides first on the ground and then attaching the crossmembers while the sides are upright? Any tips from other Rogue owners? Also I'm not a fan of the lock...

djslik916‎, 12-22-2016 07:32 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 04:19 PM
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Airdyne Evolution Comp chain tensioner problem

When hitting speeds over ~90rpm, whether I build up to it relatively gradually( over 5-10s starting from ~60rpm ) or jump right up to it (like Tabata-style) the chain intermittently slips over--not off-- the tensioner sprocket. This results in an annoying surge/grab which may happen every few...

waynefulano‎, 12-11-2018 08:44 AM
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Power racks with adjustable pulley systems?

Hi all. I've been on the fence about transitioning to a home gym for a while now. I found a PPR200X on craigslist for $200 that I'd like to go pickup, but I'm concerned that the lat attachment is almost just as expensive as the rack itself. I've read about some people doing a DIY pulley setup but...

Subidriver90‎, 12-10-2018 12:16 PM
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Titan 1.25lb change plates

I just got Titans 1.25lb change plates for Black Friday. Shipping was insanely fast, 2 days max. Box was in great condition. Plates are extremely well made. Rubber coating and feel great. They're slightly smaller than my Body Solid rubber coated 2.5lb plates. The total cost ended up being...

jamesovercome‎, 11-24-2018 01:45 PM
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Texas Strength Systems teaming up with Mark Rippetoe

From a post by Mark Rippetoe on his website: "Wes Zunker and his staff at Texas Strength Systems are manufacturing a line of Starting Strength Equipment. I designed every piece, they are manufactured to the highest standards of quality in the industry, and they are fully warranted by TSS. They...

TunaGill‎, 10-19-2018 03:05 PM
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Any cheaper alternative to Proloc collars?

I have several custom bars that don't quite lock down well with my lock jaw style collars. I really like the Proloc design for this, but I'm a cheap bastard, and don't want to spend $42+ for them. Any knockoffs on the market? Anything else cheaper than the Prolocs that play nice with custom bars...

Paulie_G‎, Yesterday 09:29 AM
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Black Friday 2018

Black Friday 2018 is about 3.5 weeks away. Anyone have any intel of what deals will be worth checking out yet? I'll be in the market for an incline bench and some barbell storage.

RGrizzzz‎, 10-24-2018 10:17 AM
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Good advice for teens

Power Rack? Looking to purchase for 16 and 17 year old. They’ve been lifting for several years. Oldest said he deadlifts all the weight we have 300 lbs. I need to get more. I’ve read several threads in these forums and have learned a lot but still very confusing. Any advice for a quality product...

ShellyTN‎, 12-10-2018 04:27 PM
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Equipment Crew Tech Thread

Well, here it is. We've been needing this for a little while. Hopefully this can consolidate both techie discussions & all of these headphone questions that pop up now & again. I'll start the thread off with something not as complicated & more universally understood. I took a look...

Synthetickiller‎, 07-29-2016 06:22 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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im trying to get cut

how do i get cut

azarai1235‎, 12-10-2018 03:42 PM
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Rogue LT-1 50 Cal Trolley & Lever Arm

I was one of the lucky fellas to grab this new accessory during Rogue's special $200 pricing deal. Ordered around mid-October, picked up yesterday, maybe 7 weeks or so lead time, which was expected for this new product. As a local to Rogue, I chose to pickup my order. Rogue requests a pickup...

rpark‎, 12-09-2018 10:30 AM
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Bar I.D.

Any idea what bar this is? Seller has no idea on the make or model. Thanks!

machineduck‎, 12-10-2018 06:22 PM
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Favorite Wrist Wraps?

In the market for some wrist wraps and never having used any before, I need some opinions on what everyone likes and what ones are the best. Currently, I'm looking at the metal silver wraps, but wanted to see what everyone else thinks. Thanks!

HSPowerlifter‎, 12-10-2018 05:58 PM
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Opinion on This Revers Hyper

Is this style of reverse hyper worth wild?

Stinkape‎, 12-09-2018 05:17 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 06:38 AM
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The CAP OB-86B appreciation thread

In all my browsing of this forum, i believe this barbell is far and away the single most recommended piece of equipment. the value is good: typically recommended resellers: Wayfair,, Walmart. recently, in an unrelated thread, we found out you can get quite a good deal from...

Domicron‎, 03-21-2015 03:50 PM
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How to 'stick' smartphone to gym treadmill

Like many others, I find cardio mindnumbingly boring. But for various reasons, its a necessity for me. Any suggestions on how to 'stick' my smartphone to the gym treadmill? Cant use any of those fancy amazon holders as its gym treadmill. Thanks for any suggestions..

Zach1982‎, 12-09-2018 03:31 PM
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********* floor mats

Has anybody tried the 3/4 inch floor mats (puzzle) from Amazon? I know everyone here is a fan of the horse stall mats from TSC, but the puzzle mats would be perfect for me because of the small size. The only question is whether it can handle the impact as good as the horse stall mats.

krish008‎, 11-23-2018 07:41 PM
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