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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 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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 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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Titan Pro Sled System

I had planned to but the rogue with their black friday deal but they changed the price in my cart so I ended up buying the Titan. This is more for my son to be honest, he is 15 and a serious baseball player. I have had mixed luck with Titan and with Alan Thrall having bad **** to say about it I...

tmonkey‎, 11-30-2019 10:46 AM
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Poll Poll: Which powerblock would you get now

If you had the chance to get a powerblock now assuming you didn’t have any which would you prefer? A. Powerblock elite - with the normal cage style B. Powerblock exp with the open cage style As far as I know exp is same as sport exp besides the color. Someone correct me if I am wrong. ...

NiR‎, 12-01-2019 10:57 AM
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PowerBlock EXP series, Elite Series or IronMaster?

Love my 5-50 individual set but with looking at relocating it it time to seriously consider downsizing where I can. I’ve had some of the PowerBlock Sports but they were a smaller set and had smaller handles wasn’t thrilled. The Elites have a bigger handle and now PowerBlock has the EXP series that...

CraigThoreson‎, 08-16-2018 09:08 PM
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Go to FID Bench with TDS Power Rack

Which FID Bench is good with TDS Power Rack?

Gkym28‎, 12-03-2019 11:12 PM
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Open Trap Bar / Hex Bar 3.0 – Rotating Sleeves By B.o.S.

Anyone own a Bells Of Steel open trap bar??? Reviews? Thanks

ParxPoker‎, Yesterday 06:02 PM
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Stiffest Wrist Wraps?

I have a wrist injury I am trying to work around, currently have a pair of basic wrist wraps and I just double up on the injured wrist but I have a feeling I could get something nicer that would provide more support. Any suggestions?

ncsuLuke‎, Yesterday 02:36 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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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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Weightlifting belt vs powerlifting belt?

Or in other words: A belt that's the same width all around, or a belt that's thicker in the back and thinner in the front? Which one should i get? I read that the one with the same width all around is mostly for powerlifters who squat and deadlift heavy, and that the one with the wide back is...

backinthegymbro‎, 12-02-2019 01:10 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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sorinex racks

Hey I know sorinex racks are 3x3 1inch holes, but are they 2 inches spaced apart center to center? I'm trying to see if their wrist roller attachment will fit my Rogue RM-6.

HeavyIron8‎, 12-03-2019 02:19 PM
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Gym flooring recommendations

I just built a new home gym in my basement (21’ x 16’) and I’d like to put some sort of rubber flooring down (concrete floor). I’m torn between the rubber roles/mats and rubber tiles. I have basic weight lifting equipment including a rack of dumbells, cage, lat pull down machine and a...

lpaul626‎, 12-01-2019 05:12 PM
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Anyone have thoughts/experience with Ivanko SDH-U adjustable dumbbell?

I'm currently using some old 1" spinlock adjustable dumbbells. I wrapped some hockey tap around the grip to thicken it and eliminate the awful aggressive knurling. The DBs work fine and I like the security of the spinlock, but it is a bit time consuming to change weights/ I don't do rapid sets...

VTLifts‎, 12-03-2019 09:29 AM
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Troy HO Series plates vs. Troy PO Series plates?

My general understanding is that these two series of plates are more or less identical, specs-wise — except for their respective colors (i.e., HO Series is hammertone gray, and PO Series is black). That being said, I've read at least a few past comments that have said that the hole on the PO series...

vintage50plate‎, 12-02-2019 02:19 PM
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The Official Cable Attachments Buyer's Guide

So I thought this would be a good idea with Christmas right around the corner and all. I wanted to make a resourceful thread for people to post their favorite cable attachments with pics, opinions and reviews of why they like the piece(s) they own (Include the certain style of handle(s) and...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 12-08-2015 11:22 AM
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Legend 3142 Half-rack and 3100 Flat Bench Review

Hi all. Long time lurker, but first post. Having decided to buy a new rack, reading both the old and new power rack threads multiple times, and searching the rest of the internet, I decided on this rack. Waited 8 months to save my nickels, did all the research again, and still came to the same...

Texasred2k‎, 02-01-2012 08:05 PM
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Black Friday 2019 Wish List

Rogue will kicking off it's Matte Black Friday tomorrow a few weeks early. Let's start our wish list of things you are looking forward to buying this year.

StrongME2‎, 10-31-2019 05:18 AM
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Curl bar: Rogue vs Rackable Rep fitness?

I’m in the market for a curl bar and was wondering which one you would buy between the stainless rackable rep fitness or the rogue curl bar? The price difference is pretty negligible for me between these two bars. Couple points: -I’ve never used a rackable curl bar, but never felt limited or...

Deadlift4‎, 11-25-2019 12:22 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 05:23 AM
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Choosing the Right belt

So I have been reading a lot of posts on the sticky but reading everything would be insane and I came to the conclusion that there are a few good belts I can pick from, from the OP I read that I need a 4” high, 10mm thick, unpadded single prong leather belt. I still don't know which belt I want to...

fitmon1‎, 11-30-2019 06:00 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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Bumper Plates

Looking for a good set of 45lbs bumper plates. Since there is al ot of sales right now I'm hoping to scoop up something. I don't have alot of experience buying from all brands (rogue, Titan, rep, fringe etc). What do you recommend?

StrongME2‎, 12-01-2019 06:34 PM
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Ironmaster IM2000 - Thoughts?

Hi, Looking to pick up a compact rack/machine for my home. Just interested in general fitness/toning to supplement cardio for a home gym. Came across the Ironmaster IM2000 - already have a SuperBench and Powerblock Dumbbells that I can use too. I know Smith machines are somewhat disfavored but...

robdmb‎, 11-26-2019 05:57 AM
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Powerblocks a good choice?

I think all I'll need is the set of 50lb dumbells that are adjustable. I heard its not too bulky, and the price is reasonable. After I surpass 50lb for each would it be better off getting a barbell? Once you add the 90lb expansion the thing starts looking really bulky, seems like it will get in the...

John4531‎, 07-21-2018 12:43 PM
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Powerblock pro vs elite vs exp?

I am wondering what’s the difference between them and which ones do you guys recommend? Is the pro worth the extra price tag? Also just realized there is also a sport ... my god

NiR‎, 11-30-2019 11:11 PM
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