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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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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Anyone use a flat bench for a jump box?

Just wondering if anyone uses this and if it stable/safe enough to use without having to buy the plyo box, so I can save $$$$ and save space?

bb5150‎, 10-05-2017 09:47 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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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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Cable Crossover

Looking to purchase a nice but relatively inexpensive cable machine for my home gym. Any suggestions?

JosephDubya‎, 10-14-2017 08:46 PM
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treadmill recommendations

Hello. I'm looking at the Matrix T70 and the Landice L7. Any thoughts which is the one to go with? Thanks!

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Any Advise on Workout Gloves?

Hi Guys, I need to buy some new work out gloves as I get pretty bad callus' from doing pullups and bar-work. Any advise on brands or particularly good gloves out there. I'm from the UK, so something around the £15-20 mark would be good. Thanks.

dandaman2234‎, Yesterday 03:01 PM
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EliteFTS leg extension/ham curl plate loaded alternatives? Black Friday

Black Friday I plan to pick up unless anyone recommends better alternatives? I have a studio that is all pretty much blacked out so I'd want to customize the frame and upholstery which I can do at elitefts. Picked up...

CharlottePT‎, 10-15-2017 12:35 PM
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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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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 04:23 AM
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What do you all do with your extra small plates?

Caught a few deals on the local Craigslist and have been building up my stash of 45 plates. Problem is I've got a boatload of 5s and 2.5s that I don't know what to do with. I can make use of the extra 35,25 and 10s but I'm at a loss as to what to do with the extra little guys. Any ideas?

KarlMurdock‎, Yesterday 02:57 PM
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Greasing a brand new barbell?

I just purchased a cap ob-86b barbell. I notice it doesnt spin very well when loaded. Im assuming this was originally made with oil in the bushings, Im thinking maybe the performance could be improved by using a high pressure moly grease instead. Thoughs?

DVG93‎, Yesterday 07:43 AM
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70 lb dumbbell: $48.30 shipped

I'm stealing this from slickdeals. If you want a pair of 70s, this is a great price. These are CAP brand.

Synthetickiller‎, Yesterday 07:14 PM
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Going from 4 to 6 post power rack. 24" or 36"?

I currently have a Titan T-3 36" Deep power rack. It is a PITA having the plate storage on the back posts as they get in the way sometimes when I have the side safeties up. I was looking to get the extension for my rack, but should I get the 24" or the 36"? I was thinking 24" just to have extra...

boody22‎, Yesterday 07:03 AM
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Accessories for 2"x3" power rack with 5/8" holes

Hi, I have a Northern lights power rack, which uses 2" x 3" uprights but with 9/16" holes. The rack has push pin safeties and j-hooks. I am hoping to buy accessories from 2"x3" racks with 5/8" holes (which seem to be common enough). Can someone tell me what diameter are the pins for the...

tytw00‎, 10-15-2017 11:02 PM
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The Official Body Masters Thread

I'm a big fan of Body Masters equipment. Their products were well thought out and designed. Top quality manufacturing and over built. Too bad they are not around anymore. Starting this thread for owners of these products to show off what they have and to hopefully answer any questions. To...

skrebs01‎, 02-08-2017 02:32 PM
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Question Calling all Body Solid Rubber Olympic Weights owners!!!

I just got these weights and I have them for about 3 days now. My first impression was that it smells! It has this horrible tire smell that stunk up the entire house! After un-packaging them, I aired it out on the porch for two days and cleaned them twice in Pine-Sol and Washing Dish detergent....

sakaeo‎, 08-02-2010 12:55 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 03:19 PM
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Cheap Indoor Turf

Anyone know where to get some cheap turf nothing crazy just like 10-20 yards worth?

JosephDubya‎, 10-14-2017 08:57 PM
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Full Circle Padding V. Performance Padding

Im looking to replace pads on an older bench. Does anyone have experience with Performance padding versus Full Circle? Their prices are very similar to each other. Full Circle seems to be what most here have used. these are the specs on the bench padding from Performance Padding: Product:...

dskoo65‎, 10-15-2017 06:15 AM
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Question Ivanko OMEZH 25 and 35 Changes?

Just noticed a different look to the OMEZH based on a vendor picture. Essentially, they 25lb plates are 3 holes, 35 are 5 holes, and 45 the standard 7 holes. Wondering if anyone has ever seen this? Here is the 25:

NHAngler‎, Yesterday 08:15 AM
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wahoo Tickr x with Undermour Record APP

Hi guys, Please can you anyone who use wahoo tickr x , is it work with UA Record APP ? Wahoo Fitness app isn't a great app at all. Regards Chin

Chinthakaru‎, 10-13-2017 07:35 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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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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Anyone willing to build a bench?

I have a specific design in mind and it just so happens that Beast Metals seems to manufacture that design, but their sales team is the absolute WORST. I've tried to get in touch with them via their website and haven't heard anything back via email. I messaged them on Facebook on September 20th...

xyeLz‎, 10-10-2017 03:16 PM
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Looking for a pull up bar for garage

Like the title says, I am looking for a pull up bar that I can mount in my garage. The problem is that the studs in my garage are 12" apart, and I can't seem to find any bar that would accommodate that (it might not even exist for all I know). Can anyone help me find one or have any better...

dchicken‎, 10-14-2017 04:11 PM
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