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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, Today 07:36 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: Pic's and discussion of your "Home Gym"

Lets see where you work out. Mine;

Rocket‎, 12-18-2005 08:49 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 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: 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 a reminder; this time of year, more and more spammers will be attempting to promote their junk and/or websites in this forum. Don't quote or reply to such posts or threads; simply use the 'report' function, and moderators will deal with them. Thanks.

ironwill2008‎, 11-23-2016 07:12 AM
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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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info on this bench

Buying tonight for 10$. Any one have info on brand, retail price, quality? Appears to sat "true". I've never heard of them making anything other then treadmills. Thanks

benchlover‎, 08-04-2017 10:15 AM
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How much would a complete home gym cost?

I am looking to build a home gym but I want to know how much it would cost. I'm mostly looking for the most important equipment that would help me hit every muscle in my body.

ChaixD‎, 07-26-2017 12:21 PM
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Lightbulb How much weight can steps support?

Dear all, It's been a while since the last time I posted here Need: I wanna do rack pulls Problem: My gym only has this kind of "racks" (, with no adjustable pins. I live in Spain, and there are only hippie gyms around here,...

lominidas‎, 08-01-2017 03:42 PM
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Need advice on a bench purchase (is this one any good)

Basically I moved to a rural area and am trying to setup a small gym just a squat rack, a bench and barbells/Olympic plates I'm trying to keep costs as low as possible as I've already invested 700 in the weights and squat rack. Dont want to spend much more. fitness...

CanuckGame‎, 07-30-2017 10:29 PM
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Fitness Reality 810XLT power rack review

For various reasons, I needed to put together a home gym where I could lift on a tight budget and I wanted to include a power rack. I saw the Fitness Reality XLT810 listed on the Walmart website and figured I'd give it a shot. I figured if it was crap, at least it was from Walmart and it would be...

DucatiScotty‎, 03-12-2017 11:43 PM
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adjustable dumbbells

Has anyone used the adjustable dumbbells?

kim59‎, 08-16-2017 11:44 AM
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Post Wide bench for powertec power rack?

Gentlemen, I've got an ironmaster bench right now with my powertec and I find its extremely narrow which is causing me some stabilization issues during benching.. Would any of you be able to recommend me a wide bench that fits well with the powertec power rack? thanks!

grkness84‎, 07-26-2017 08:47 PM
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Official Gear Watch (Sale thread)

There are a few threads that come close to this but nothing all encompassing. It would be a great idea to have a thread where you find a good sale and post it up for others... I don't think there are any limits to what would be posted here but the basics would include the current price, the normal...

OGLuc1f3r‎, 02-10-2017 06:36 AM
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Home gym - Bar / weights question

I've been cutting weight for the last 3 weeks or so for a jiu jitsu competition this sunday, i'm sitting at 133lbs right now pretty lean. At current I only use a 20kg kettle bell to lift, mostly just to try and stop injuries. from Monday forwards i'm looking at concentrating on putting on...

rnzdamn‎, 07-28-2017 02:16 AM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 06:40 AM
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Possible to build big bicep with 30 pound kettlebells? Question about weight and size

SO I don't have much weight equipment, I have adjustable dumbbells and a 30 lb kettlebell. I usually arm curl with the kettlebell because it saves time, but can you build big arms with a 30lb kettlebell? In my experience, a 30lb kettle bell is a lot harder to curl than a 30lb dumbbell, but I...

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Cap OB-86B VS 1500lb Titan Fitness

I'm wanting to get a cheap bar with a decent weight rating. I'm currently looking at the Cap OB-86B: And the 1500lb Titan Fitness: Any advice...

User8675309‎, Today 06:22 AM
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Exclamation The Curve Treadmill - actual calorie count

While running on the Curve treadmill, The calorie count seems to climb incredibly fast. It seemed a little suspicious, so i did some research. The finding were interesting. Yes, the Curve does burn more calories than a treadmill, but it over counts the number of calories burned by 1.7-2.2 times. ...

Quinndaigle‎, 09-28-2016 08:05 AM
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Restored Ivanko OM Plates

I was able to come across some old Ivanko OM plates for .50/lbs a couple days ago and ended up with 670lbs of total weight. Well, I decided to not waste any time and gave myself a nice weekend project and de-rusted, re-painted and restored these bad boys. I followed the lead from a few others here,...

recoil7‎, 12-18-2012 10:21 AM
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Tips on finding good deals on used weights (Ivanko)?

I just bought about 230 lbs of Ivanko weights (Om) for about $170, which I thought was a great deal but they were in fairly poor condition. I'm hoping to get better deal for my next purchase and was wondering what is a good price to pay for them per pound and where I might be able to find them...

pbk3jg0‎, Today 12:03 AM
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Building Basement Gym for kids, me

Great section. I have been lifting a good 15 years but never too heavy. Currently do only dumbbells for chest but still squat 2 times a week. Have been a gym goer forever. With my kids getting near teenage years planning to buy stuff for home. Putting down gym mats and thinking of the ...

evankyle‎, 08-08-2017 05:49 PM
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Can anyone identify this machine?

The owner tells me it's Magnum and she doesn't know what it is exactly, I was hoping to get all the specs and info on it. As far as I can tell it looks like a steep incline plate loaded chest press maybe?

mr. strength‎, 01-26-2012 11:27 AM
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Treadmill Noise

I have a used Precor 9.2S and it's been making a lot of scraping noises lately that sound like metal on metal coming from the front of the treadmill. The treadmill still performs fine - it's just a bit loud... Should I be doing something? Forgive my ignorance. thanks.

jcwillia1‎, Today 05:43 AM
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Help! Pacific Fitness Weight Machine Assembly

Hello All, I purchased a Pacfic Fitness weight machine a couple of weekends ago and was looking to maybe get some feedback on how to assemble it. This specifically pertains to the pully system. I am unable to determine what model this, which is preventing me from being able to simply pulll up...

batman12‎, Today 06:21 AM
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Linear leg press vs. Pendulum leg press

What are you thoughts on these 2 Hammer Strength leg presses? Which would you choose? Would it be worth having them both in your home gym?

davidk131‎, 08-17-2017 05:48 PM
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Weight Capacity For A Quality Curl Bar (Research Question)...

Not nearly as important as other quality bars out there, but wanted to know what's the most weight you were able to load up an EZ curl bar with and how many plates fit on it? (I'm talking about on quality ones). Thinking up something that might put the EZ curl bar into extinction! Lol, and to be...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 08-13-2017 08:13 AM
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Official CL Thread- What happened?

1. It has been removed from Sticky 2. You cannot post in the thread . Reply button from all the posts disappeared. The asking price is $100. Would you get it.? The foot plates looks like wood.

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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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Rogue Adjustable Bench 2.0 and AB-2/3

Hey fellas - I'm in a bit of a unique position where I currently have both the Rogue Adjustable Bench 2.0 and the Rogue AB-3 in my garage (in addition to my Rogue bolt together flat utility bench) Basically what happened was I ordered the Adjustable Bench 2.0 during Black Friday. I went back...

fatal11‎, 12-22-2016 08:22 AM
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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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