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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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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'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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Belt Squats machine: Squatmax MD or Rogue Rhino?

I'm thinking about buying one of these due to an accumulation of upper body injuries that is making low bar squatting difficult and painful at this point. Anybody tried both of these units? I tried out the Squatmax MD and thought it was amazing. Had never belt squatted before. It felt very...

buddy0329‎, Yesterday 07:09 PM
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IronMaster IM 2000 Review

Unboxing/Assembly Unboxing took me about 45 minutes to get everything out of the 3 boxes and remove the plastic wrapping from each individual component.  I had been watching some unboxing and assembly videos on YouTube so I knew what to expect.  I had it unboxed and fully assembled in about three...

thedickus‎, 10-16-2020 06:57 AM
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Question Home Gym Floor

Trying to set up a small home gym on hardwood floors can anyone recommend thick padded floor gym tiles to get in order to protect the floor and have a good surface to put workout equipment and weights on? Appreciate any help.

DoragonKingu‎, Yesterday 01:47 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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Kabuki Transformer Bar (Any Objections?)

Thinking of flipping some funds towards a Kabuki Transformer Bar. My purpose for it primarily is for squat variety with its plethora of options in one area in my home gym (for both me and my girlfriend), second would be a more advantageous squat position since competing isn't my goal, although I'm...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, Yesterday 08:15 AM
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Cool New Zealand going for "Super Saturday" vaccine record!

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern is aiming for 100k doses on "super Saturday" backed by media, music videos, free KFC and celebrity appearances!

stayhomeneet‎, 10-15-2021 04:15 AM
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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, 03-26-2017 05:06 PM
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Cool Pushup for begginers

Traditional pushups are beneficial for building upper body strength. They work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When done with proper form, they can also strengthen the lower back and core by engaging (pulling in) the abdominal muscles. Pushups are a fast and effective exercise for...

AshifM‎, 10-15-2021 08:15 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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Do Powerblock pro series address the cracking issue of the U90?

Hello to everyone after quite some time. My Powerblock U90 set (stage 1 plus stage 2) has, to my utter amazement, started cracking and falling apart despite seldom use and though they have never been stored outside my living room. It seems my peace of mind, due the Made in the US and lifetime...

bonfilet‎, 10-15-2021 12:47 AM
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Monolift from Bells of Steel

Guys I have seen these before but haven’t paid much attention to them ,as I have a bad back and left knee , so I can’t squat a lot regardless. But as I was reading about them on the Bells of Steel site, they mention using them for bench press also. I never really thought of using them for bench...

MajorTendonitis‎, 10-01-2021 08:35 PM
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End caps for 1.15" dumbbell handles

Where can I find dumbbell caps for 1.15" dumbbell handles? I've only see ones for 1" handles.

pjm805‎, 10-15-2021 11:23 AM
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Lat pulldown range of motion

Hi, I came across this and was wondering if anyone had this measurement (i.e. from the top of the lat pulldown seat to the lat pulldown attachment - see picture) for the Ironmaster Cable V2 attachment with the Superbench Pro. ...

tytw00‎, 10-15-2021 09:31 AM
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My recent builds

I'm getting too many emails asking "what can I do", so I tought I'd put these in the same thread. These are just final (or close to final) pictures. No descriptions. Questions welcome. Racks and benches

Mech6‎, 12-11-2013 08:17 PM
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Dumbbell Rack to fit Rogue foldable Squat Rack

I have a Rogue foldable squat rack in the garage and I am looking for a solution to better store dumbbells. I love how compact the squat rack is and the fact I can just have it open all the time without eating up to much space. I want to utilize the dead space in the center to store dumbbells. I...

buddyflex‎, 10-15-2021 08:24 AM
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Question Deadlift\Squat shoes

Hello all, I am looking to get some squat\deadlift shoes. I have a couple of questions regarding brand\product line suggestions 1) I have VERY wide feet, what brands generally cut wide or have wide offerings. 2) I sweat like a human firehose, i have hyper-hydrosis, so prefer a brand that is...

410Stroker‎, 10-14-2021 03:12 PM
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What's your pick for the best Powerlifting Barbell?

Money no object. Maybe Kabuki New Gen? I feel like I've been watching too many Coop reviews, which are basically equipment junk food. He always picks that one.

radrd‎, 10-10-2021 07:03 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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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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Overhead Press Safety

Curious as to what people do for safety while overhead pressing? I have a power rack with safety bars for squats, bench press etc., and I always use them. I've been doing Overhead presses out side the rack, and started to think as the weights get heavier, this is a safety issue. If I get the...

aspalmat‎, 10-12-2021 12:59 PM
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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped :

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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What resistance band sets for leg curls

Can somebody recommend a set of resistance bands for leg curls. I work out from home and think this would benefit my training. Thanks

safcpaul‎, 10-13-2021 09:38 AM
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How dangerous is a smith machine?

I'm planning on doing bench press in a smith machine because my thumbs can't handle heavy dumbbells, and my wrists can't handle 90 degree palms. I could push with 45 degrees instead. But there are no safeties, right? Just hooks to rotate. I'm worried an attempt to rotate them when my palms are...

Darkius‎, 10-12-2021 10:10 AM
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Is it only me that thinks Elitefts is a shady company?

I ordered from them before but I always get similar inaction from them. Their products are often overpriced and charge a very hefty custom fee. UPS does this for some companies but I believe they get a kickback. I tried to order some bands from them recently, ALL payment methods fail with...

Lachdanan‎, 10-02-2021 11:10 PM
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