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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, Yesterday 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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Reviw - Edge Fitness Systems Rickshaw

Background About 3 months ago, I started going down the path of looking for replacements for my Rogue Trap Bar and my Farmers Walk Bars. 1) The farmers bars were clearly made by some dude in his garage and my tight fitting bumpers and change plates don't fit. 2) My wife uses the bars, but being...

Dont Want None‎, Today 12:11 PM
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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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Price check for Rogue squat stand on craigslist

I found a SML2 squat stand with no accessories on CL for $450. I would still need to buy spotter arms which would cost 168 plus shipping and taxes. Is this a good deal? I was thinking about buying a Titan X3 flat foot rack with safety strap (shorty version) which would cost roughly the same as...

pbk3jg0‎, Today 12:46 PM
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What size weightlifting belt?

Looking to buy a weightlifting belt, but I'm not sure if I should get medium or large. Medium is for 30-35" Large is for 35-40" My waist measures at exactly 35". I'm thinking I should get Large.

LastHour‎, Today 03:05 PM
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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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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, Yesterday 05:43 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, Yesterday 12:03 AM
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I just bought some new plates

hey i just noticed on the plates i bought they had a sticker that said "warning this product has one or more chemicals known to the states of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm." should i be worried??

Skylare‎, Today 01:04 PM
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adjustable dumbbells

Has anyone used the adjustable dumbbells?

kim59‎, 08-16-2017 11:44 AM
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My Rogue score, and refinishing thoughts

Hey Folks, Grabbed this off Kijiji this morning. - Rogue Multigrip bar (MG-1 without the knurling I think... So maybe V1?) - Rogue Axle Bar - Blue and Green Monster bands.

BaggedMerc‎, Today 10:16 AM
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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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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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[Review] Ohio Deadlift Bar: Boneyard Edition

Ohio Deadlift Bar: Boneyard Edition Review Buyer's Perspective Review. Background: Stuff no one cares about I’m a 17 year veteran of weight training & powerlifting. This is my 11th bar purchase. In no specific order, the other bars I currently own are: BWTG Fat Curl Bar

Synthetickiller‎, 08-16-2017 07:26 PM
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Powdercoat redo for Nautilus weight bench

What type of powder coating is standard for nautilus equipment and how thick should it be? Any tips on finding a good powdercoater? I want to make sure I have a coating equivalent to the factory in terms of durability and appearance. Powdercoat on this piece is a glossy white with a faint...

ampire‎, Today 08:11 AM
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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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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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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, Yesterday 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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Yesterday 06:21 AM
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