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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 4)

Figure I would get this one going again. Round 1: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=109374491 Round 2: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=124520311 Round 3: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161832313 Let's find those deals!

indianbuckeye‎, 08-19-2017 07:36 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 06:22 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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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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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: 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 Bodybuilding.com 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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What to look for in a swiss/football bar?

I'm thinking about adding a football bar to my collection. Any tips on what to look for? Interested not just for variety but to avoid shoulder issues that I've had in the past. This Gronk bar looks interesting, but I don't know if it's any good. Reviews on amazon are positive, but they probably...

radrd‎, 08-16-2018 02:02 PM
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CFF Rubber End Flange

Thinking about buying these to complete my dumbbell sets. I know there was a member here that purchased them but never followed up. What is the opinion of others about them? Its for my home gym

Kenny1448‎, Yesterday 04:41 AM
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Angry Full Metal Industries, A cautionary tale.

A heads up, particularly to members based in the UK/Europe. I have dealt with Full Metal Industries for many years without issue. I placed an order for a pair of cable handles 5 weeks ago, my delivery has never arrived. I have made numerous attempts to contact the company by email and telephone...

gym62richard‎, Yesterday 07:05 AM
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Can anyone identify this bar?

Hoping you guys can shed some light on this bar. I grabbed a Hammer Strength half rack and bench off Craigslist awhile back and the sellers wife through in this bar(the seller wasn’t happy about it). I’d like to do some bushing maintenance on it. You can see the diameter difference next to Rep...

Asjogren‎, Yesterday 12:25 PM
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Making Pads for Gym Equipment (for the poor and unskilled)

So, after over a year of searching and waiting, I finally got a standing calf raise for my home gym. It’s just what I was looking for, that old school 8 gauge all welded construction. When it finally popped up on Craigslist, I made an offer and drove 2 hours to pick it up. I offered a little...

grubman‎, Yesterday 07:00 AM
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Freemotion dual cable questio

Hey folk, I'm looking to reconfigure and update my garage gym. I have all the basics; power cage, cable lat lat pulldown, low row, etc... I am looking at adding a freemotion dual cable cross add some variety mix and add wide cable cross motions for my chest when working out at home. I would...

Drskill‎, Yesterday 09:23 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 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148349563 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 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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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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[Review Quickie] Rep Fitness 8 Bar Gun Rack

This isn’t going to be a long review. There’s not much to say. Reasons for purchasing this unit. 1. Holds 8 bars. (Most other units hold 6) 2. Cheaper than other units, while still not lacking in quality. 3. Hooks are entirely covered in UHMW 1.9" OD sleeves/bars fit (2" should be assumed...

Synthetickiller‎, 08-16-2018 10:03 PM
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PIN Loaded Circuit for GYM, Which one?

Hi everyone, I am looking at a PIN loaded circuit for a commercial gym. So far I have come across these: progymsupply.com/hammer-strength-mts-selectorized-circuit :Hammer Strength MTS circuit, looks clean ...

gymisit‎, 08-15-2018 10:20 PM
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Gronk Fitness Swiss Bar

Anybody seen/used one of these? When I first saw it listed on CL I thought it was some cheesy DSG stuff, but when I looked into it, looks pretty legit, but I can't find many reviews other than Amazon, just looking for opinions. ...

jdboyd78‎, 05-08-2018 09:08 AM
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PowerBlock Power Bench

Read plenty of reviews on the Sport Bench but wondering if anyone has experience with the Power Bench? Looking for a shorter bench currently have a flat (17”) and adjustable (19.75”) but being as I’m shorter at 5’6” and my wife is 4’10” and since she is getting into more lifting she wants something...

CraigThoreson‎, 08-05-2018 07:18 AM
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Belts in Europe

Can anyone recommend a good online retailer/maker for PL belts in Europe? Preferably in the UK, Netherlands or Germany. Would I be better off just ordering from the US (Inzer, Best Belts, etc.) and paying the additional import duty?

euro7muscle‎, 08-15-2018 04:18 AM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked, http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147291533&page=1, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 AM
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Rack mounted gun racks

What are you guys using for your gym rifles? I've just been using an extra pair of j-cups which work pretty well.

keyboardworkout‎, 07-07-2018 01:44 PM
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Adidas training shoes

Trying to decide between the POWER PERFECT 3 and POWERLIFT 3.1, feedback would be greatly appreciated! Will be used primarily for high bar and front squats. https://www.adidas.nl/power-perfect-3-schoenen/BB6363.html https://www.adidas.nl/powerlift.3.1-schoenen/BA8019.html

euro7muscle‎, 08-17-2018 02:28 AM
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Mods to GHD for reverse hypers?

I don't have the space for a dedicated reverse hyper, so I use a GHD as a ghetto reverse hyper. Thinking that with a few mods, a GHD would fill this role a little better. I'm specifically thinking of the Rogue and Titan GHDs, though many of them are fairly similar in design. 1. Handles....

splitsquat‎, 07-10-2017 03:36 PM
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El Gordo Fat Bar Opinion Poll...

I received my American Barbell Stainless Steel Elite Power Bar today and will take it for a spin tomorrow, I currently as of today have three bars in the rack area (most likely the maximum amount I could fit in there is three bars due to space constraints), my AB SS Elite Power Bar, my TPB and my...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 08-15-2018 07:48 PM
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PowerBlock EXP series, Elite Series or IronMaster?

Love my 5-50 individual set but with looking at relocating it it time to seriously consider downsizing where I can. I’ve had some of the PowerBlock Sports but they were a smaller set and had smaller handles wasn’t thrilled. The Elites have a bigger handle and now PowerBlock has the EXP series that...

CraigThoreson‎, 08-16-2018 08:08 PM
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Edge Fitness?

Has anyone had any experience with this bench or company? It looks too good to be true. I found this through facebook marketing so I'm weary. http://www.edgefitnessystems.com/Trans-Basic-Package.html

StillbornSoul‎, 11-16-2015 05:55 PM
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Him gym or P90x?

I’m trying to decide if I should get a power rack, bench, weights and dip belt or P90x. My budget is $1000. What is the best way to go? Home*

Plain615‎, 08-16-2018 08:15 PM
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American Barbell SS Elite Power Bar Vs. Rogue SS Ohio Power Bar

I currently own a TPB and was thinking of upgrading to a 29mm stainless steel power bar, I've heard the Rogue Ohio Power Bar is a more aggressive knurl (not sure how much more, or less compared to the TPB, but assuming probably more) and I've heard the American Barbell Elite Power Bar is a milder...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 08-02-2018 06:33 PM
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Skinny fat 6’1 168lb starting StrongLifts 5x5. Eat at maintenance or clean bulk?

I’ve been lifting for approx a year on the ****arounditis program but finally decided to follow a proper program this week...StrongLifts 5x5. I’m on my 3rd workout and so far and have started with the empty bar. My goal is aesthetics and strength. At the moment I consider myself skinny fat...

gggjones‎, 08-15-2018 03:49 AM
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Need high standalone dip bars- help?

Hey guys- I’ve been scouring the Internet for the past few days trying to find something I assumed would be cake. I really need your help in finding this piece of equipment! I need a setup to do Gironda dips at home. They require a few very specific things- a relatively tall height (5’+), wider...

BigBrother70‎, 08-12-2018 03:37 PM
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