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Sticky Thread Sticky: 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 02:27 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: '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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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Save The Forums

With all the madness of social media and discord taking over in an unfortunate and unfavorable way, the Bodybuilding forums have predated all the likes of these other so called "sources" with its wealth of information, knowledge, experience and detailed reviews from the community over its many...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 11-01-2022 08:51 AM
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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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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 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: 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: 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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Sticky Thread Sticky: SPAM THREADS and POSTS


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...

anonymous‎, 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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Rogue Manta Ray Bench Review And Opinions

Thought I'd give a brief review with a few thoughts and opinions upon lifting with the Manta Ray Bench for a bit now. Assembly was very straight forward (the instructions say two people recommended, but anyone desensitized to assembling equipment on their own you got it). The bench is an absolute...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 09-04-2023 10:50 AM
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Ironmaster Olympic Plates

Has anyone purchased the Ironmaster rubber coated olympic plates? The price doesn't seem bad compared to Rep or Titan. If so what do you think of them? I got rid of my leg press, so having thinner weights that I can fit on the leg press is no longer a requirement for me. I like the fact that...

thedickus‎, Yesterday 12:19 PM
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20 TPI Volcano Knurl VS 25 TPI Mountain Knurl

I'm considering getting the American Barbell Chewy Bar for a more aggressive knurl in contrast to the passive knurl on my American Barbell Elite Bar. I have the choice of either going with a 20 TPI Volcano knurling, or a 25 TPI Mountain knurling as a blemish bar. Any thoughts, or opinions on...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 09-15-2023 03:58 PM
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New York app development company

Napollo is Your trusted partner for web app development services. We turn your ideas into reality with innovative solutions. Napollo is a leading app development company in New York, offering top-notch mobile app development services. Their expert team of developers delivers innovative and tailored...

napolloweb‎, 09-19-2023 01:47 PM
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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, 10-16-2021 07:09 PM
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Replace an exercise within a workout?

Hi Am I able to do this within the bodyspace app? Sometimes the equipment is in use or is not at my gym so how do I swap it out with another? I am new to bodyspace and also wondering if the workouts increase the weight/distance as you progress through. Thanks

Kel26‎, 09-15-2023 03:52 AM
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Increasing dumbbell weight

Hello, my home gym is limited, so I'm wanting to adapt what I have to make my dumbbells seem heavier. If for example, I am doing bent-over-one-arm rows, is there equipment on the market that would allow me to attach / hook a 10kg to a 20kg dumbbell so in total I could lift 30kg? The only thing...

Limavady‎, 09-11-2023 09:58 AM
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Rackable Super curl bars?

Do any manufacturers make a rackable version of a SUPER curl bar? My ez curl bar is rackable.. I'm thinking of trying out a super curl bar again for less elbow irritation. But i only purchase rackable bars these days... thkngs are just better that way for me. Crandell Fitness appears to make a nice...

Bryan88MA‎, 09-06-2023 10:32 AM
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Show us your Eleiko

Old or new, would love to see what Eleiko people have. Heres some that I have, slowly adding more......

MonkeyT‎, 10-25-2015 02:19 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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IM Super Bench Pro Leg Attachment experience?

Typically I prefer free weights for leg day, but I'm moving into a more bodybuilding style of training, so being able to perform lying leg curls and seated extensions is appealing. Unless I'm going to expand my home gym from the basement to the garage, I don't have space for the dedicated machine...

radrd‎, 09-09-2023 08:21 AM
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Poll Poll: Spotter Arms Set Up For The Marrs Bar (Plus Poll)...

While I have 36" of inside rack space, with the Marrs Bar and the nature of it's shape it does cramp the rack a bit considering I basically do every movement inside the rack including all the floor lifts and pull ups (so it involves some re-arranging the bars during the workouts). I was thinking...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 09-09-2023 01:59 PM
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Vinyl upholstery for custom/home made

Can anyone recommend some quality Vinyl Upholstery for a very small custom project? I'm trying to add a piece to fill in the junkulator gap on my Matrix Varsity GHD for some exercises so I figured I'll go online and buy some matte black vinyl upholstery and rebond foam and maybe also do my computer...

PCRulesPSDrools‎, 08-13-2023 06:20 PM
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Any consensus best choice(s) for compact leg press and/or hack squat?

Curious if anything new has come out the last couple of years or what the general thoughts on these pieces are now? Would want something that would fit or could be modified to fit my 5'5" fiancee. Thanks for any thoughts.

Heisman2‎, 09-03-2023 07:22 PM
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Steelflex bicep and tricep machine

Anybody have any experience with these machines? Looking for something for bicep and tricep and these look the part.

Greybird2‎, 09-01-2023 05:23 AM
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Nebula, Rogue, Arsenal. Westside, Watson's

Hi, it appears that the nebula designs are being remanufactured by Arsenal, and Watson's. How does this work when rogue own nebula? How does westide fit into this? Legend? Who actually makes the equipment? Ie: westide reverse hyper, belt platform etc, the ones that are shared between companies....

momwholifts71‎, 10-30-2017 05:25 PM
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Question Purchase help: 4x20kg plates or 8x10kg plates

I got rid of my old cheap 30mm bar and iron plates and went for Urethane Bumper Plates: I have an Olympia bar, all kinds of 0.5-2.5kg plates, 2x 5kg and 2x 10kg. Now I'm trying to figure out what to get next. 4x 20kg plates (standard setup), or 8x 10kg (my idea). When I had iron plates, I owned the...

No0bLifter‎, 08-29-2023 01:57 PM
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York Roundhead Grip Modifications?

I'll admit I don't use dumbbells much. I have a few pairs of the spinlocks with lots of 1" plates, few hex dumbbells, and this pair of Yorks that I can't bring myself to sell. I am thinking of buying more used ones as they come up in sizes I need with the thought that someday I'll use them....

NHAngler‎, 02-27-2018 03:15 PM
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Question Functional Trainers: INSPIRE FT2 versus TuffStuff CXT-200

Hey all! This is only my 2nd post in many, MANY years (apologies if this thread exists elsewhere); hoping you can help out with a decision based on company history/product support: - Inspire's FT2 up against TuffStuff's CXT-200 - (built-in Smith on the FT2 not a real selling point for me,...

r0undeye‎, 03-27-2021 07:59 AM
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