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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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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Poll Poll: 200 Sit-ups Training Program ( WITH VIDEO )

If you’re interested in increasing your core strength, follow this six week training program and you’ll soon be on your way to completing 200 consecutive situps! Think there’s no way you could do this? I think you can! All you need is a good plan, plenty of discipline and about 30 minutes a week...

Zhiyoholic29‎, Yesterday 12:02 PM
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Cable attachments: Ivanko vs American Barbell

I would like to ask for your thoughts on which brand got better quality between Ivanko and American Barnell. And if you know any superior brands to those two above, please share with me. Thank you all.

minhiub‎, 12-05-2021 07:22 AM
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Adjustable Bench + Leg Extension + Preacher Curl

Does anyone have a good recommendation for an adjustable bench, that has options to attach leg extension and preacher curl pieces? I am thinking of getting this one: Inspire Fitness SCS Bench (Flat - Incline - Decline) - (B00YI7TK7A on I have seen it in person and it looks to be...

justinrazavi‎, 12-05-2021 06:17 PM
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Home Lat Pulldown machine issues

Hello, I made a Lat Pulldown machine at home. I used 3/16" vinyl coated metal cable and after a while the coating cracked and the cable was all kinked. Does anyone know why this would happen? Should I use 1/4" or 5/16" or do I need to lube the vinyl so the hot temps don't dry it out? I see a lot of...

jhemsone‎, 12-01-2021 04:09 PM
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What equipment is on your holiday wishlist this year?

I'm definitely gifting myself a pair of Eleiko Oppen Collars: This also might also be the year I finally pull the trigger on a rackable EZ curl bar. Rep's still look the best to me and chrome makes the most...

radrd‎, 11-06-2021 03:18 PM
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Is Purely Optimal Keto Max Reviews :- Where To Buy Side Effect, Price & Effective?

Purely Optimal Keto Max Reviews :- There are countless number of dietary supplements available in the market these days that promise to help you lose weight quickly. But out of these countless products, those who are actually completely natural and hence safe are numbered. When it comes to your...

Louisebarri‎, 12-05-2021 10:03 AM
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De-rusting and Painting Plates

I picked up a set of plates (Marcy Grip 45s, 25s, 10s, & 5s) along with an Olympic bar for $130 and everything has rust to a certain extent. (See attached). From what I've read, you can scrub the plates with a wire brush, then give them a vinegar bath for 2-3 days to take care of the rest, then...

JustinP72‎, 12-02-2021 03:21 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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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 06:38 AM
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What according to you are the most important benefits of adjustable dumbbells?

Following are the topmost 5 benefits of Adjustable Dumbbells: Budget-Friendly Adjustable Dumbbell Set, most preferable 15kg offers a weight range that is comparable to or greater than a fraction of the number of conventional dumbbells. Would you like different weights without the...

mosesfernandes‎, 12-02-2021 08:17 AM
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Gym Clothes - To Look or Not to Look ...

(Not sure which forum this would belong under, this looked like the best "fit"?) There was a pop on the Internet the other day. There was a young lady working out at her gym. Apparently her workout routine was working for her as she was fit and trim looking. Her workout clothes were "today's...

joewattie‎, 11-22-2021 06:47 PM
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Question Rogue AB3?

Any feedback on the new Adjustable Bench 3.0? Worth the coin for the SS version? Are the wheels that much smoother with the bearings? Will the stainless allow me to see myself working out? I still don't have mirrors in my gym. :) Almost bought a bench from Rep or should I say tried to... My...

NHAngler‎, 12-01-2021 05:58 PM
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Fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Fitness is generally achieve through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest along with a formal recovery plan.

Vaarun1‎, 12-02-2021 12:17 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 11:30 AM
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Has anyone found a good Leg Press/Hack Combo?

Buying a separate unit would be the preferred method here, but space won't allow that right now. I am going to have an "All in one" system for upper body, but need to add variety for leg day with limit space available. It seems that almost all of these combos share the same issue - bottoming out...

JUGGERNAUT1333‎, 11-30-2021 08:18 AM
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I need an exercise bike. Which one?

I want 2 arm levers so I can work my back and chest at the same time. It needs a rounded, padded seat. Most the seats are flat on top and 90 degree drop off at the edge, which is not comfortable. I'm hoping for a $150 price. I wish I could get magnetic resistance. Those are quiet. All I...

Darkius‎, 11-27-2021 09:49 PM
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Issues with weightings

Hi All New here and new to bodybuilding. My friend works at a dollar tree and in the basement we found what I believed to be two dumbells. They had a number stamped on the outside "45" and "25" and is brand "Tuf-Tite". I began my workouts about 2 or 3 weeks ago using the 25, then moved on to the...

ismellweird‎, 11-29-2021 11:58 AM
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Best chest supported rows? EliteFTS Signature Row feedback?

Hi all - I've always wanted a chest supported row and with EliteFTS having a bit of a sale I'm considering pulling the trigger on their Signature Chest Supported Row. That said, I've never used it so wondering if anyone else has? So far the TKStar BBZ is my all time favorite piece for this...

Afo3‎, 11-29-2021 06:44 AM
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Keto Trim Fast Shark Tank :- Does it really work !

Keto Trim Fast Tablets :- When you enter the site fill the enlistment structure and pay the aggregate sum alongside transportation accuses of the assistance of your Mastercard.Whenever you are finished with booking the all-new energy supporter cum fat trimmer will be conveyed at your doorstep...

Hinesnoaha‎, 11-29-2021 09:37 PM
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Atlantis Bench parts?

Hi I have an older atlantis b177 bench. Unfortunately one of the plastic T hinge broke during a move. Does anyone know where to source this part? I emailed atlantis, but unfortunately they do not sell this plastic T piece any more and require changing the assembly itself. thanks

haku123‎, 11-29-2021 01:06 PM
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T Rex Harness

Has anyone used one of these T Rex Harnesses? I came across it looking into the Marrs Bar and Zercher/Front squat harnesses. Any insights or thoughts? Seems pretty steep at $650, but I would probably pay $300 for something similar.

eatingoatmeal‎, 11-28-2021 04:00 PM
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Exclamation Looking to buy adjustable dumbbells

Tryna find a decent pair of adjustable weights, ideally around the range from 7kg-25kg but with increments of 1kg-1.5kg really struggling to find a pair. All I can see are a minimum of 2kg increments Any help would be much appreciated Cheers

Leonaid89‎, 11-29-2021 03:21 PM
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Is Belt Squat machine worthit?

Location: Toronto/Canada Assuming budget & space are no constraints, should I invest in a Belt Squat machine? Need some expert's opinion here if it is better than traditional Squat or SSB? I mean do we get all benefits with this Belt squat as in SSB? If so, pls recommend me the best (also...

sribond‎, 11-22-2021 10:24 AM
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