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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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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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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: 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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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. Before using a belt, learn to breathe Many people, unaware of detailed anatomical and physiological processes, breathe incorrectly when exercising....

cmarti063‎, 05-16-2014 06:22 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 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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Kabuki Strength Transformer Bar Review...not a Coop Review

Full disclosure, I've always been intrigued with the concept of the Transformer Bar as some are aware. The ability to adjust the sleeve loading positions to me forward and backward and up and down could allow for some really interesting training options, sort of like having multiple bars in one. So...

MGM711‎, 06-15-2020 07:53 PM
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Curl bar - olympic sleeves & cable attachment?

First post... late to the party building a home gym and looking for a curl bar that I can use with 2" plates OR use with my cable machine (single hook). I searched the web (and this site) but couldn't find one. The closest thing I could find was the "ETE Olympic EYE curl bar", but it's not...

T1Ron‎, Today 11:23 AM
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Anyone microload with ironmasters (not magnetic platemate)?

I'm considering upgrading to ironmasters (whenever stock eventually returns), but one of the things I like about my current spinlocks is the ability to cheaply & easily microload as I bought wasters to weigh 0.5lbs per side and I have 1.25lb plates. Thus I can progressively overload in 1lb...

VTLifts‎, Today 08:58 AM
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Reviews on

I found a few deals on the website. I was wondering if they are a reputable website to purchase gym equipment from? Looking for feedback & reviews.

Hooshpower‎, Today 10:27 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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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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Poll Poll: Ironmasters vs Powerblocks?

i'll be ordering some dumbbells here in the next few weeks (hopefully) and was wondering which you would recommend for me based on my particular situation. A little about me: -27yo female. I'm not very strong and my weight generally fluctuates between 110-120lbs. Anything past maybe a 70-75lb...

Deadlift5‎, 06-01-2020 05:36 PM
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Poll Poll: The Going Back to Gym Poll -

Noting that I have done this before and it bombed as a topic, this time it is a Poll.

Stormbitch‎, Yesterday 04:53 AM
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Alloy Steel Olympic Barbell Bar (1000Lb)

Hey guys, Looking to buy a barbell and came across an Alloy Steel one. Never heard of or seen an alloy steel bar for sale before and wanted to know if anyone has any thoughts on it before I make a purchase. It also has Ni-P plating for rust protection, also couldnt find any other bars on the...

ThisDK‎, Yesterday 08:07 PM
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Rep Fitness Thread

Haven't seen a proper Rep Fitness thread, so figured we could make one. I received the PowerSpeed bar in Manganese Phosphate earlier today as well as the 275lb set of equalizers. Impressed with both. The new power bar is DEFINITELY more aggressive than the first iteration. I really like the...

GamecockLifter‎, 10-19-2018 01:44 PM
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Best Massage Gun?

Anyone use a massage gun as part of their recovery regimen? I've heard some good things about them and am thinking about getting the Ekrin B37.

pjrulez‎, 06-26-2020 09:35 AM
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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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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 05:54 PM
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Center knurl barbell recommendation for hot gyms

I read Bobcats guide on barbells and there is some good information on I normally do compound movements, squat, bench, DLs, but no dynamic or crossfit lifts. It's a garage gym with no a/c and it's a humid climate here (Houston). Looking for a cerakote or SS so it wont rust in...

amrogers3‎, 06-30-2020 10:44 AM
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Adding custom weight to adjustable dumbbells.

Hi I have some adjustable dumbbells and each dumbbell goes up in 2.5kg so it's a jump of 5kg when using both for an exercise. I'm looking for a way to add weight of around 1.25 to each dumbbell. So when i can't make the 5kg jump i can add the custom weight to it. The only thing I have seen is plate...

Dave1987‎, 06-26-2020 12:16 PM
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So im in the market for a garage gym set up and was wondering if its a good deal HELP

Its a iron grip gym setup and i was wondering if its a good deal its 1500 bucks as a package deal its comes with 500 pounds of weight .......

lpayan1213‎, 07-05-2020 11:40 PM
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UK Gyms Opening & Already The Sell Off Begins

Announcement that UK gyms will open soon and already I'm starting to see people who panic purchased at the start of lockdown listing their kit on Marketplace for unreasonable prices. Give it a couple of months and all of that kit taking up space at home will start to become a massive...

somersetpaul‎, 07-04-2020 01:07 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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Lat pulldown transport

Question for the forum: Great commercial quality lat pulldown for sale in my area. Just wondering how I am going to move it. I would guess it weighs 500-600 lbs. How easy is it to disassemble the weight stack on these things?

BigSteve7856‎, 06-26-2020 05:27 AM
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Moving gym from basement to garage -- recommendations?

So I am finally building a garage and moving my gym into a portion of it. I've got roughly 14x20' to work with. First, for those that have a garage gym -- what do you wish you had done? Besides ordering all new equipment :) Second, how have others moved their equipment? Yes I can move some...

grapegorilla‎, 06-30-2020 06:10 PM
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Hitting uprights walking out squat on Rogue Rack

I occasionally hit the uprights/jcup on my Rogue ML rack when I walk out my squats. Normally, it's not a big deal but i kind of had a freak accident today where I jarred my back pretty badly with a heavy barbell on my back. I'm thinking about maybe throwing a second set of lock-jaw collars on the...

ShreddedSikh‎, 07-01-2020 02:39 PM
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Best pad for hip thrusts?

At the point where my rolled up towels aren't doing an adequate job for barbell hip thrusts. So looking for good recommendations of a pad that fully protects, is durable and isn't awkward. A lot of pads out there with a lot of mixed reviews, especially once using heavier weight.

VTLifts‎, 06-29-2020 06:44 AM
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Weighted vest recommendations uk?

Looking for a weighted vest in the UK preferably adjustable in weight. Budget £50-£150. Thanks

dungeonfitter‎, 07-03-2020 02:27 PM
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Hit a limit with my bench, looking for upgrades and option help.

Ok, let me start off with saying I have a set of rings that gives me enough of a challenge that my body weight is putting pushups into/above 1 rep max territory, so i'm not looking for the best for the price right now, what i'm looking for is when equipment comes down in price what to be looking...

alidan‎, 06-30-2020 06:29 PM
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Power rack

I'm looking for some advise so I don't have to buy twice. My next purchase is a power rack. I'm strongly leaning towards the Rogue monster light flat foot rack. Did anyone get this rack and wish they went monster? I don't want a bolt down rack and just want something with a pull up bar. Maybe a...

TAWS6‎, 06-25-2020 09:22 AM
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