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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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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: 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: 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 07:22 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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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'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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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 04:57 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 02:44 PM
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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 05:23 AM
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Replacement pad covers, DIY

Why order replacement pads from full circle when you can diy for more money and way more time. I have not used a sewing machine since home ec in junior high, but have been talking about getting one so my wife bought one for the holidays. I previously purchased replacement pads from full circle for...

EricAtl‎, 01-01-2020 06:54 PM
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Inspire FTX Functional Trainer from Costco

Looks like it's back in stock, thinking of pulling the trigger. I have a question on dimensions. I'm good with the 83" height. They list the Length as 55", I'm guessing this from outside support pole to outside support pole. They have the width as 54". Does anyone that has this unit know if...

thedickus‎, 12-26-2020 12:28 PM
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Question Protocol Power Cage?

So I've been in the market for a Power cage, and I'm looking for something with a reasonable price. I stumbled upon the Protocol power cage on the Dicks Sporting goods, but unfortunately I couldn't find any information about it anywhere on the web. I was wondering if anybody here has any experience...

jigglexbilly‎, 06-14-2011 01:18 PM
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Tonal Gym Electro magnetic resistance sounds promising. Only 200 lbs of resistance and $3000 to review. They claim it can imitate chains.

Detrus‎, 08-03-2020 12:48 PM
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Question Functional Trainers: INSPIRE FT2 versus TuffStuff CXT-200

Hey all! This is only my 2nd post in many, MANY years (apologies if this thread exists elsewhere); hoping you can help out with a decision based on company history/product support: - Inspire's FT2 up against TuffStuff's CXT-200 - (built-in Smith on the FT2 not a real selling point for me,...

r0undeye‎, 03-27-2021 08:59 AM
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Home gym stereo upgrade

Wanting to improve the sound in my home gym . Going to tear the wall apart where the black Danby mini fridge is now ,and rebuild it with different stud dimensions to accommodate a new fridge I bought yesterday. The new fridge has a stainless steel door which I like the looks of , plus has more...

MajorTendonitis‎, 10-17-2021 06:47 PM
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Does anyone have a ROGUE R-3 POWER RACK

Just wondering if anyone here has bought one yet, or has seen one first hand. Thanks. This is the rack I mean: ROGUE R-3 POWER RACK

Accutron‎, 12-03-2010 02:51 PM
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Rack depth: is 30" depth worthwhile?

Due to my Sorinex Bulldog purchase, I'm looking to upgrade to a rack with 1" holes. I've been using a Rogue half-rack for years and recently used a Sorinex rack that was about 40-42" depth inside. That felt spacious and I loved using it with straps where I could set the side nearest my face a bit...

Afo3‎, 12-29-2021 08:32 AM
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Cable machine 2:1 ratio

Hello I am searching for some time this information and can't find it, no one is really talking about it since pulley is mostly there to make weight feel lighter and easier to pull. I am planing to make high/low pulley machine, like A with pulley block or like B where i would have to attach...

Mindc‎, 01-01-2016 09:25 AM
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Feedback on Watson Dual Stack machines

I'm in the process of ordering a low row and lat pulldown machine, and I'm interested in a Watson Animal Dual Stack Low Pulley and a Watson Animal Dual Stack Lat Pulldown. The problem is that I can't find any anywhere remotely close to me to try out first. So, I hope that some of you have...

John748‎, 12-22-2021 06:30 PM
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Rep 5200 or Rogue 3.0

Both of these look good. Any recommendations on either of these benches or if there are other good adjustable benches. I have an adjustable bench but it an upgrade is needed.

evankyle‎, 01-01-2022 01:24 PM
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Buying Weights For 11 Year Old

My 11 year old son has been wanting to lift weights for a year, so I'm thinking about buying him a weight set for Christmas. When I was his age, my parents bought me a Sears and Roebuck set, which consisted of a rickety bench and maybe 120 pounds of concrete weights. I'm thinking something...

ChrisKite‎, 12-02-2021 04:57 PM
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The Total Gym?

Basically to explain my situation, I've got an injured right shoulder and can no longer use free-weights, one of the reasons I've gotten into such terrible shape in the first place. But anyways, I need to lose about 100 lbs to get back to where I want to be. I'm looking for a piece of equipment...

syphinhexx‎, 07-22-2014 02:20 AM
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Best Non Wi-Fi Body Fat Monitor Scale?

Where can I find a body fat monitor scale that doesn't have "Bluetooth", and doesn't require you to connect to the internet?? The last BF monitor scale I purchased was in the early 2000s. It doesn't work anymore, so I'm looking for its replacement. But every goddamn scale now on the market...

Joer1212‎, 01-16-2022 06:52 PM
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Which machines are MUCH better than cable or free weight alternatives?

Generally most gym equipment falls into one of three categories. Non-cable machines (both selectorized and plate loaded), cable machines, and free weight. There are examples of all three to cover pretty much every muscle and muscle group, but for some movements one of the three is just much...

John748‎, 01-03-2022 03:43 PM
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Thumbs up The best thing about having a home gym at Christmas

Commercial gyms are closed, but was pretty nice waking up and getting in a workout this morning before presents and breakfast with the family. Merry Christmas Equipment Crew! Hope you're having a good one and getting some cool new gear.

radrd‎, 12-25-2021 11:10 AM
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Home Rowing machine

i am looking for a decent rowing machine that costs between $400 and 500. I am looking for one that will have good resistance. I am 57 years old and I am pretty strong for my age. I am hoping some of you who have home rowing machines, can recommend some good brands and models of such.

tonino2424‎, 12-31-2021 06:12 PM
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good gym tank tops that are not $$$

trying to update my gym clothes but all the gym tank tops online are ****ing expensive. Anyone know a good site where I can buy some that doesn't charge 50$

Swaggarius‎, 04-12-2018 12:56 PM
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Hammer Strength HD Elite -- Compatible non HS J hooks?

Do any of the other companies that make similar racks have accessories that work with Hammer Strength? I bought a used HD Elite power rack, and my ohio power bar in 2 workouts already has done more to wear the plastic down then multiple years of gym bars using it. And way more then it ever did...

NickThe13th‎, 02-10-2019 12:17 PM
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