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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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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: 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: 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 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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New Capps Texas All American Bar

Doesn't happen often but Buddy just came out with a new bar for multipurpose use From his IG post: texaspowerbarsTexas All American Bar is on the right. Power Bar is on the left. Stay tuned this afternoon for an announcement of when it’s for sell! ...

Jason2459‎, Yesterday 06:58 PM
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What is the best fitness show to see and test products?

Hoping someone who might be a gym owner, or whom frequents these might be able to tell me. I am in illinois, but willing to travel within the USA if there is a good show. We just had the fit expo i believe out here in chicago, but seemed to be more geared towards fitness celebrities and such. If...

jheeman‎, Today 09:26 AM
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Shorter Rackable multigrip Bars

Curious on what other shorter Rackable multigrip bars are out there. So far I’ve found the valor fitness one. Wanting something a bit shorter so I can store it on my rack b

CraigThoreson‎, Today 09:36 AM
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Legend Pro Series Prone High Row - Bar Recommendation

Does anyone have this machine, and can you tell me what bar is working well for you with it? Do i need a cambered bar, standard olympic bar, or something else?

pbipaul‎, Yesterday 12:59 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 02:27 PM
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Guidelines for the maintenance of home gym equipment

Maintaining gym equipment for home use is much easier than you think. In fact, simplecare is essential to keep the warranty of your home gym equipment intact in the case that if something happens, then the manufacturer has to send a technician out to your home. Keeping your home gym equipment in...

priytamgsf‎, Today 05:13 AM
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Ironmaster dumbbell stand

Hi, I bought a set of ironmasters without the stand. I wondered if anyone could tell me the dimensions of the stand, because I will likely make my own. In Canada, trying to ship the stand would be crazy cost compared to some plywood and 2x4s. thanks ahead of time.

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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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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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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked,, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 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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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped :

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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Titan x-3 power rack and accessory info please.

I recently posted about my search for a power rack as well as some accessories and I appreciate the help offered by members here. I am thinking about the Titan X-3 short flat foot rack. It is the perfect height for my needs and appears to be good to go without being bolted down and seems far more...

JeffReee‎, 06-16-2018 08:50 AM
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Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar Review

Hey everyone, I just published a review of the Rep Fitness Stainless Steel Power Bar if anyone is interested in reading. Overall, I'm definitely a fan of the bar. I doubt I'll use it much on deadlifts, but I like it a lot on squats and bench. ...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-11-2018 12:07 PM
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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 10:22 AM
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Nautilus 0-90 vs IronMaster Super Bench

This may be a silly question but I would really like to hear people's opinion anyway. I am newer to lifting but I have been working out for a few months now and I recently purchased some PowerBlock U-90's for my home. I am currently in the market for a nice bench and have read many good reviews...

MAUL0r‎, 02-05-2014 01:15 PM
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Which CAP OB-86b and where to buy

So through the research done here and via google I have decided to buy this bar but when I do a search I see all types and versions and a wide price range so wide in fact I doubt that some of them are genuine. Any suggestions on which version of this bar is best and where to get the best deal on...

JeffReee‎, 06-19-2018 06:51 AM
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Bench905 Home Gym Build/Transformation Thread

Hey guys. Thought I'd post a timeline/transformation of my build. April 2016 Moved to a new house. My wife and I wanted to move, but we were barely looking and hadn't even listed our house yet. Well, I found a house that hit a ton of our wish list points and one of main selling points was...

Bench905‎, 03-30-2018 08:20 AM
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Best flat bench UK

I’m looking for a good flat bench, (open to adjustable options), main criteria is I want something relatively low, so I can get some leg drive, relatively wide as I have broad shoulders, and reasonably strong and sturdy. Budget maybe up to £200. Any good suggestions? Thanks very much.

NoFeels‎, Yesterday 07:18 AM
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Best Belts Delivery Time?

I ordered a plain, black belt from Best Belts 7 weeks ago today. I called them 2 weeks ago and asked about the status and they said it was in production. Still have not received a shipment confirmation. Has anyone else ordered recently? The longest time I have seen posted for delivery on any...

cloudguy‎, 06-18-2018 09:14 AM
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Does anyone know anything about AfaScan?

I'm looking for a fancy body analyzer which can do more than that.It has 3d scanning,body composition analysis and physical function evaluation.It's called AfaScan and it should be some American brand but I couldn't find nothing on Google.Just want to know if anyone tried it before?Is is good and...

BobbyRay777‎, Yesterday 01:01 AM
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Adjustable Bench Recommendation

I have a cybex adjustable bench, and need a replacement. This bench has a very wide lumbar pad, actually tapered wider at the bottom. I’ve seen this on quite a few benches. This makes it very difficult to do any exercises facing the bench, like incline dumbell curls, dumbell rows, barbel rows,...

pbipaul‎, 06-18-2018 07:22 PM
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Life Fitness Fit 1.0 CM - Looking for feedback

Been looking for a cable solution for lats/low row. This popped up locally for 200. How would it compare to the Powertec/Body Solid lat/low rows? ...

Za78‎, 06-19-2018 04:12 PM
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REP AB-3100 or PowerBlock SportBench

Hi everyone, I've been lurking the forums for awhile now looking for a solid budget FI bench and have narrowed it down to these two. I've read plenty of praise for both benches, but never a comparison of the two. They both are currently sub ~$200 USD and I think are direct competitors to...

andreeewww‎, 09-26-2017 01:11 PM
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