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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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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 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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Bench Bar vs Multi-Grip bar (Swiss Bar)

Can anyone tell me the difference between Bench Bar and Multi-Grip bar?

JohnDyr224‎, 05-17-2018 01:59 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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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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Valor Fitness BD-7 cage trash or worthy of $440?

I've currently got a Impex Powerhouse rack. I'd like to upgrade to a cage system. I've found the Valor Fitness BD-7 in my price range. I like they also offer a pair of cross over arms, so down the road I essentially get 2 bulkier items in the footprint of about 1 and a quarter. Heres th BD-7. ...

RichardHandy‎, Yesterday 02:51 PM
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Best back row machines, adjustability & Hammer Strength?

This weekend I was at an Eleiko showcase gym in Frankfurt that also has some Hammer Strength machines. I was super impressed with the Hammer Strength Select Seated Row. I'm a smaller guy at 5'7" with some lumbar disc injuries and a lot of machines force me to stretch too far to grab the handles but...

Afo3‎, 05-14-2018 09:42 AM
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Question Contact-less EMS device?

Has anyone heard of an EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) device that operates without contacts? The device can stimulate your muscles without actually coming into contact with you or your skin. The device can simply be aimed at a person and can work from a distance.

erikOfTheSeven‎, Yesterday 10:40 AM
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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 03:19 PM
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Wrist Wraps: Scapholunate Ligament Problem

I have a wrist condition that makes it too painful to do pushing exercises. I was told that I had a scapholunate ligament tear in my left wrist.(I assumed it resulted when I threw a punch at a heavy bag about 25 years ago and my wrist bent inward. That was unbelievably painful). But when I...

NewYorker1‎, 04-24-2018 03:35 PM
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Power Rack depth - 24" sufficient?

I'm strongly considering getting a Titan T-3 short rack for my home gym. It will be replacing a home made beast of a wooden wooden rack that has served very well, but I'd like to upgrade for some additional features. The wood rack has 30" inside clearance, which seems about perfect for sufficient...

gipper53‎, 05-13-2018 12:01 PM
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Titan T-2 Power Rack

After some research I decided to the the Titan T-2 POWER RACK. Building a home gym and a budget. Seems like a decent piece of equipment for the price. Anyone else have this one?

adamgentile‎, Yesterday 06:01 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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Need specific belt help.

Hi all. I know. There’s a million threads out there about belts but I’ve got a choice of 3 powerlifting belts that I can get in the uk without importing and I need some advice from people a lot more knowledgeable than me, ie, you, the good folks of Ok. So first off I’m looking...

Steeldragonmark‎, 05-17-2018 11:52 AM
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Building my home gym

Do I need a squat rack if I can get dumbells up to 100 kg? Im currently thinking of buying up to 50 kg dumbells but can go for more when I get stronger. Like do I need a squat rack and a barbell if I can do dumbell squats and deadlifts...Another question is would a wrist strap be beneficial for me...

sidstar1991‎, 05-15-2018 04:16 AM
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Barbell upgrade - worth the cash?

I have a 25mm 6.6 foot 15kg womans stainless barbell with passive knurl and no centre knurl. When i started my home gym i bought it because my wife wanted it. My question is, should i upgrade to a rogue power bar, or similar, and why? I do squats, bench press, deadlifts, barbell row. My...

dustman007‎, 05-18-2018 08:09 PM
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Sorinex Load Trainer. Worth buying?

What do you think of Sorinex Load Trainer? Is it worth buying? I already have a 20lbs weighted vest. However, Sorinex Load Trainer allows more weight and there is easy adjustability aspect to it. To use the Load Trainer, A.L.I.C.E. Pack Frame is needed. I don't know how weight distribution feels,...

Jetigen‎, 12-29-2012 09:30 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 05:22 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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Question Aluminum pulley and gym cable question

Hi everybody, I´m new on this forum, my name is Sebastian, i´m from Argentina, english its not my language hahaha. I´ve a multigym, it came with stock nylon pulleys, but six months later, the pulleys started to fail (very bad and weak pulleys), so I changed for Aluminium pulley (this ones:...

synxll‎, 05-15-2018 07:28 PM
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Question I want to purchase either a Smith machine or a regular power cage I need advicePlease

So I need some advice on which is better to buy for my home gym, I can’t always make it to the gym because of my crazy school and work schedule so I want to purchase either a Smith machine or a regular power cage to make it easier to workout at home? I don’t have a spotter so I need something that...

M3no18‎, 05-13-2018 11:49 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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Question What is a good alternative for a leg press?

I currently workout at home, I just purchased a power cage, and Olympic weight plate set 300LB I have a great decline/flat/incline bench, that has a 600LB limit, dumbbells, a home gym 150LB cable machine with most attachments and treadmill. I am not trying to spend any more money than I already...

M3no18‎, 05-16-2018 10:46 AM
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Question The heigher the heel, the better for front squat?

Hi! I want to buy an Oly shoe for front squating only. My question is, that a higher heel is always better then a lower one? I'm planing to buy a More Mile Lift 4 shoe, and it's got a 1,37" heel (35mm), which is higher then the standard. I'm currently squating in chucks, my flexeblity is...

Akos89‎, 05-16-2018 11:28 PM
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Belt squat machine

Does anyone here have Wenning's Belt Squat or a Pit Shark? Or any other bely squat out there? If so, what kind of footprint does it take up? Obviously there is the machine size, but what size space does it actually need to work around it, load plates etc? I really want one, but $3-4k...

Narc1911‎, 09-24-2017 09:46 AM
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Recommend me a bench

hi, I need a weight set and a bench. So a barbell, dumbells and a bench. I also need the bench to be folding as my house is small. Anyone know of any decent ones for under £200? I've seen a few with vinyl weights but I think that might not work as you can't fit many vinyl weights on dumbells...

pinder325‎, 05-16-2018 05:48 AM
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Anyone own Watson's B.D. Lever Curl Dumbbells

I'd like some info

Mech6‎, 10-16-2015 08:30 PM
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