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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: 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: 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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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: 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 07:22 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 12:03 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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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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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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Deficit platforms

I'm basically about to have shoulder surgery and I want to maintain my legs, so I'm thinking about doing landmine belt squats until I can support the bar on my back again, but full ROM isnt gonna happen without an elevated platform. I was gonna get two plyoboxes and squat the weight between...

StillbornSoul‎, Yesterday 06:42 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 09:28 PM
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? For Vintage Iron Collectors

Which would you guys prefer referring to a vintage set of iron....Restored by removing all rust and paint and kept as bare cast iron or those bare cast iron plates with new powder coat? What is more valuable to you as a collector?

StuZander‎, 01-16-2018 05:39 AM
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Treadmill Recommendations

I don't need any fancy electronics, just want a solid, large (long legs) treadmill. I went for a run yesterday and almost busted my ass on the ice. Sole F80 looks like the top one from reviews.

martin545‎, 01-14-2018 04:08 PM
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removing chrome plating on bar without damaging knurl?

after using a black oxide bar for the last few months and really liking the feel i want to strip the chrome off the grip section of my new barbell, collars can stay chromed, anyone have any experience doing this? best way to go about it? i dont mind paying someone else to do it but i havnt...

owasM‎, 06-26-2013 06:13 PM
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Equipment Crew- Part IV

I was here for the start.... now we're four threads in. Nice job fellas. Proceed equipment sluts. #3- 9/21/2012 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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Bolt Fitness Supply - Ever heard of these guys?

Ran across this company on Instagram: Just curious if anyone had any experience with them. First time I've seen them. Some of their equipment looks similar to Getrxd. Wasnt looking for anything specific but a couple pieces caught my eye & prices seemed...

kram1979‎, 01-16-2018 08:53 PM
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REP FB-5000 Quick Review/Titan Hefty Pad REP Fat Pad Comparison

Received my REP FB-5000 Competition Bench on Thursday night, put it together yesterday and did a quick workout with it. As a back story to all this, I have had my eye on this bench for some time. REP for the most part listens to people here who actually lift and takes their advice to make a really...

MGM711‎, 01-13-2018 07:08 PM
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Beautiful, accurate plates. Do they exist??

Need your opinions... I keep going in circles!! I currently have Ivanko Revolvers and Rogue Bumpers. The revolvers aren't that accurate and I wanted something more accurate, so I bought the bumpers (+/-10 g). However, even the competition bumpers max out the bar @ 6 bumpers (or 5 and change). So...

bobcat255‎, 01-08-2018 08:29 PM
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Sleeves not turning, bolts seized on Barbell

Hey guys, I bought 2x 45lb 7' black oxide barbells for $20 total, knowing that the sleeves did not spin. I was hoping for a quick clean or potentially a bushing / bearing swap but I cannot get the hex bolt off. 1 of the 4 sleeves turn extremely slowly if I try and loosen the bolt with my...

dagdafitness‎, Yesterday 02:25 PM
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Opinions on Rep Free Standing Landmine?

Ten pages of google search results later I have concluded that no one has ever reviewed this piece of equipment. Well, also possible no one has ever bought one I guess.... I know I can use a corner and a towel but pass. I'd get a rack attached one but the dimensions of available space would make...

Za78‎, Yesterday 05:13 PM
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Sourcing bars for lat machine

I was wondering where people shop for bars . I have a few , but I’d like different angles and widths such as these . Is there a place that carries a lot of varieties ,and do some companies make better quality bars? I know bench press bars vary a lot in pricing and quality , but am assuming...

MajorTendonitis‎, 01-12-2018 06:32 PM
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Edge Fitness 'Basic' Belt Squat!

Thoughts on this? Saw this on Facebook, apparently Edge has a 6x4' basic belt squat for $995 shipped (upgraded option for more), and the range of motion appears to be excellent! This seriously could be one of my next purchases, love the idea of taking the stress of heavy squatting off my back. ...

urbanlifter‎, 01-15-2018 08:34 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 08:30 PM
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7' long fat bar 2" Axle on ebay

I was hunting around on eBay and found these bars, some of you guys might find a use for it so I figured I'd pass it on

ampire‎, 11-28-2017 02:10 PM
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13 gauge rack capacity? (Let’s be honest I’m fishing for a reason to buy gear!)

My trusty rack is a 25 year old parabody. It’s 13 gauge, 2x2. It has served me well over the years. It’s a non bolt down, and designed almost perfect. Hole spacing is 2-1/2”, nice thick 1” saber safety’s. I was wondering what the weight,capacity of this rack would be? I also made the mistake...

bean438‎, Yesterday 02:08 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 04:19 PM
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Monolift attachment - Canada

I am looking for a monolift attachment for my Crossbox rack Any option other than Rogue Canada for Canadian lifter?

redviking‎, 01-14-2018 04:41 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 11:30 AM
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Lat Pull-Down Machine with Low Row Cable for $160 shipped

If anyone is looking for a budget plate loaded Lat machine, has the "Akonza (who?) Lat Machine Low Row Cable Pull Down Fitness Handle Pulldown" for $159.99 with Free Shipping & Free Returns. ...

arkaa‎, Yesterday 10:56 AM
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Advice for upgrading my home gym

Hi Gang, I'm a new member, but lurked around these forums for years. My brief story: I've never in my life stuck to a workout routine for more than a couple of months, often with LONG gaps between exercise regiments. I've had gym memberships in the past, but not for about 7 years. Now at...

gipper53‎, 01-13-2018 01:20 PM
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The Body Tempering Thread

I thought it might be cool to get a body tempering thread started to share ideas, programming, pics, etc... I'm about to start my own tempering journey after purchasing a 76-lb tapered step child from Robert Heselton. It should arrive in the next 4-5 days and I'll post some more pics. The pic...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-08-2018 09:14 AM
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Ivanko/York Singles Club

Thanks to NorthernMorris for the idea on this......sorry if the title made you think it was going to be eHarmony for high end plate owners. It's eHarmony for high end plates. You got single plates that need a partner???? Post it here. Anyways, I've got a single 25# OMEZH. I'm looking for...

aj2754‎, 12-19-2013 02:29 PM
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360 LB York Tall Letter Set surfaces with possible pre-shipwheel collars

One of my good friends and wizards of finding treasures (Gene from NJ) found this set in Strongsville, OH this week. A really nice lady inherited her Uncles weight set after her uncle passed away. Her Uncle inherited the weight set from her Grandfather when he passed away. Her grandfather "The...

STR8OUT‎, 01-14-2018 07:45 PM
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Powerblock U90 5-90 lbs too bulky?

Hello all, I've been looking at purchasing the Powerblock U90 5-90 lb set. Got a quick question for those that have used the Powerblocks, and in particular, with the weight ranges of 70-90 lbs . I've seen some youtube videos of folks using the 90 lb setting (for flat bench) and I was wondering...

gomeybear‎, 01-09-2018 05:06 PM
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