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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 09:49 AM
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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 4)

Figure I would get this one going again. Round 1: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=109374491 Round 2: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=124520311 Round 3: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=161832313 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: 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: 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: 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 08:12 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com 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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So, the wife and I finally pulling the trigger to get a home gym. I want to get back into power lifting after my broken back heals. It seems that Titan fitness is the best place to get bumper plates, if their are better options let me know. What would be a good durable treadmill for around 2k?...

thc sargon‎, Today 11:35 AM
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2017 Black Friday/November/December Haul Thread

What do you guys plan on buying this season? Bonus: If you guys don't mind, it would be really cool to post prices in this thread for next year or for sales in 2018 to see if we are actually getting good deals. No pressure as some people don't want to mention how much money they spend, but I...

Synthetickiller‎, 11-01-2017 07:54 AM
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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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Where to start with a home gym

Hey guys - I have been on the forum for almost a year now and been in the gym for almost 3 following a structured program. I have been going back and forth about investing the money to build a home gym. Where do you guys recommend to start with for someone on a budget? I have seen a couple black...

denardoj2545‎, Today 05:55 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 09:28 PM
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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 10:28 PM
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Landmine handles necessary when multigym available?

I am looking to get a landmine for my rack to do some rotational exercises and introduce some variety to my workout. Wondering if it is worthwhile getting any handles when I already have a pretty versatile home gym (Life fitness CM3, can do low row, bicep rope curls, lat pulldowns, etc)

DVG93‎, Yesterday 12:36 PM
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Has anyone gone from home gym back to commercial?

It's a very common post on this forum "I want to set up a home gym..." but has anyone done it the other way? Has anyone made the move back to commercial? If So, what were your reasons? I've been working out in my home gym for 18 months now and made some gains I'm over the moon with in that...

SteveMcs‎, 11-17-2017 04:09 PM
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Just sold my bowflex

First I am new to bb.com. I have been using a bowflex off and on for a couple years and thought my problem was inconsistency. I sold it after a very consistent 6 weeks of a 12 week Program had me feeling like I was missing something major. While I wait for my cage to get here I decided to use my...

agrsiv‎, 11-19-2017 09:08 AM
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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 anally prison style: ...

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 04:57 PM
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Massage chairs

Not sure where this goes? Sorry if wrong section moderators I think it's here though (if it's not let me know where to discuss this?) Thoughts on (proper) massage chair for recovery and posture? I do powerlifting (competed ~10 times) Anyone got one?

PLLover2017‎, Today 08:52 AM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked, http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147291533&page=1, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 11:30 AM
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Unhappy Help: I'm too light to use my stair stepper

Hi y'all. I'm trying to get a sexy butt, but I'm too light to use my brand new stair stepper. Seems the shocks are too tight. Can anyone link to good workout equipment for the butt that is OK for petite women - around 95lbs? Small, compact easy to assemble equipment is preferred! Thank you!!

moedes‎, 11-19-2017 06:07 PM
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lat pulldowns possible on cable crossover machine?

Curious if there is a way to do regular lat pulldowns on this machine? (see attached) I don't have the budget or space to add a second pully machine. I can get the lat pulldown bar attachment but not sure of the seating or how to keep grounded during the exercise. Thank you.

perrello1‎, 11-20-2017 03:13 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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Any Recommendations For My Home Gym.

Hi all, I’ve been browsing this forum for the past year. It truely is addicting. I’m addicted to purchasing gym equipment. Within 6 months, I had to relocate my garage gym to my office/warehouse. I have the following: Rogue RML-690 Power Rack Rogue Ohio Bar Rogue Curl Bar Rogue Dumbbell...

mrmr050507‎, 11-17-2017 05:24 PM
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Why buy a Power Rack?

I'm currently using a cheapish squat rack, which at the moment is ok but a bit wobbly. The spotter posts are next to useless so they are not even fitted. Squats are a real area of weakness for me and lack of safety isn't helping matters. Aside from the obvious extra safety, what other benefits...

FatRuss‎, 11-20-2017 06:28 PM
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Future planning for DIY power rack, could I get some ideas?

Hello! so I currently have a pretty cheap power rack made out of scaffolding pipe, I'm hoping it'll last about a year but I'll need a new one eventually. I hear scaffolding pipe is strong vertically but weak horizontally, its also pretty cheap so that's why I chose it. So when I create one I...

DannyRyu01‎, 11-20-2017 06:51 PM
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Lifting / HIIT shoes for wide feet

Hi all, Hope this is the right place to post. I did a search but wasn't able to find relatively up-to-date information. Was wondering if something came up in the past year or so / about to be released that might be worth a look. Beginner lifter here and I have 3E wide feet and have almost...

squesto‎, 11-02-2017 01:04 PM
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Keiser Functional Trainer

Hi all, I’m considering purchasing the Kesier Functional Trainer and wanted to get everyone’s opinion on it. Is it worth the price tag? Other option I’m considering is the Cybex Functional Trainer or a Cable Crossover from Arsenal Strength. Pros/Cons?

mrmr050507‎, 11-17-2017 01:10 PM
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Spud Inc. Lat and low pulley??

I currently have an old commercial grade lat pulldown machine and a mid row machine. Both have weight stacks. I'm considering the idea of selling both bulky pieces to save space. I also like the idea of using weight plates instead of the stack. Has anyone used the Spud Inc lat and low pulley...

Paulie_G‎, Yesterday 11:22 AM
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Craigslist powerblock prices?

Dicks sporting goods is having a 20% sale off powerblocks today only and I'm tempted to buy the elites. The elites 5-50lb sell for $299.99 at Dicks. Amazon does always have the personal trainer set 5-50lb for $229.99. I've noticed everyone here says to buy the U-90s which I'd probably agree with...

BmXr‎, 11-20-2017 12:05 PM
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What is a good "starter weight" for kettle or dumbbells? And should I get a pair?

I'm pretty new to the idea of "working out". However, the simple fact is that I am ABSOLUTELY NOT ever going to use a gym. I know this, because every time I try, I refuse to work out if there are other people around. No point in pretending I'm going to, so I'm going to start doing my own thing. ...

Jcorb‎, 11-20-2017 03:54 PM
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Squat Rack Suggestions

I have been reading through this forum for the past few weeks, so this is my first post. I'm looking to buy a rack and Olympic barbells for my 15 year old son. We currently already have a bench so that is not needed. I live pretty close to Fitness Factory and have been eyeing the Body Solid...

msujohn‎, 11-17-2017 02:59 PM
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Identify safety squat bar please

Is this a Black Widow?

eddiegoodfellar‎, 11-20-2017 07:36 PM
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