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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 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: 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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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: 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 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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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 02:44 PM
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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 06:54 PM
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Outdoor gym questions

I just finished assembling the rack out in my backyard which has right in front of it a 4 x 6 stall mat for when i do deadlifts. I live in Nevada so it rarely rains but we do get extreme weather in that for 3 months out of the year, it gets to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. We also get a lot of...

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Home Gym Newbie

Hi all, First post and was looking for suggestions for a new functional trainer. I want something with a smith machine and hooks for a barbell to do back squats and bench press. I like the design of the TUFFSTUFF CORNER MULTI FUNCTIONAL TRAINER + SMITH PRESS (CXT-225) but it doesn’t have...

mvillezcas‎, 01-22-2020 10:05 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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Cable Crossover VS. Functional Trainer (The Sequel)...

I'm getting close to my decision on one of these pieces (you might remember my Functional Trainers Questions thread), consider this the sequel to the finale of choosing and perhaps this can help others on the board with these same questions and decisions. A functional trainer with the arms is...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 02-22-2017 08:08 PM
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IronMaster Super Bench HYBRID BENCH PAD!

IronMaster just released a new Hybrid Bench Pad for their Super Benches. Who's going to be our guinea pig and buy one and test it out? Looks pretty solid to me. https: // https: ...

ParxPoker‎, 01-23-2020 09:08 PM
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Seated calf machine - space killer.

I have a small but efficient garage gym. I have a few ways of working calf’s, as you see in my video below. I also can do them standing with a barbell on the shoulders. My question is do you think a seated calf machine is a waste of money and a space killer for a home gym ...

adamgentile‎, 01-12-2020 03:33 PM
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Transporting Hammer Strength machines?

I recently bought three Hammer Strength iso-lateral machines: incline chest press, horizontal chest press and low row (back). Long story short, they are about 5 hours away in a small town and there will be no assistance to load them into a trailer. So they will be disassembled partially, to make...

Kwazer‎, 11-14-2016 10:57 PM
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Garage heater?

Hey everyone, I have a single car garage that's been converted into a home gym. I live in Toronto, it gets pretty cold in the winter. I wanted to know if it would be feasible to heat it enough to where it's warm enough to not freeZe my ass off. Thanks in advance

Reidak‎, 12-12-2010 11:37 AM
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Please ID this bar

What is this bar. Thank you

EricAtl‎, Yesterday 05:10 AM
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Question Home Gym and General Advice

Hi everyone, I am new to this site, but am interested in getting into body building, or at least building some muscle. Little background, I’m 5’11, and about 180. I have a somewhat muscular physique, I guess you would say I am a mesomorph. Anyways, I was about 200lbs 2 years ago (excess fat). I...

Will2warr‎, 01-23-2020 07:45 AM
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Barbell clamp collars

What clamp collars do you guys use on your nice barbells? :)

greenleaf‎, 10-28-2019 02:55 PM
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Barbell choice for ``beginner``.

Hi there guys. I had a hand-made barbell and some cement weights, but I want to buy a proper barbell with a set of weights. Now there are 2 types of barbells, the olympic ones (50mm) and the regular ones 30mm. If I buy the regular ones 30mm, the barbell, the weights, everything is cheaper,...

Ady20‎, Yesterday 04:26 AM
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Post what is this piece of equipment called?

I have no clue what this is

jaycee19‎, 01-23-2020 08:33 PM
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Due to popular demand... The Ivanko Barbell crew!

With the onset of the York boys club, I figured us Ivanko boys needed to start our own crew. All my bars and most of my plates are now Ivanko so I thought I might as well set up the crew. Here is my gear.. Starting with my bars OBX-20KG, OBZ-30 and OB-60B My OMEZS plates..

fishingeek‎, 04-06-2012 07:40 AM
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Question Optimal handle distance for trap bar?

I used to have a trap bar, but it was very uncomfortable to use, so I sold it. I'm thinking to give it a chance, because maybe the handles distance was to big for my small frame, and I know a guy who makes trap bars at home in the size what you want. Anyone had the same issue? If I...

Akos89‎, 01-23-2020 01:52 AM
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Had to cut and reweld my monolift rho get it down in my basement

Pl_w6uZkpOk But it looks like it will fit. Still putting it together. I have to get a new jack as the old on crapped out. Tried putting in hydraulic oil but still was a no go.

smokinHawk‎, 01-20-2020 09:08 AM
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Missing Dips so need to make purchase; Rogue Matador or alternative?

I used to do weighted Dips at the gym that had an old bodymasters dip station. I think the bars had a very modest angle and that the width was on the narrower side, which was comfortable and felt good on my shoulders. Been months since I've done any Dips and looking to change that. I have a...

VTLifts‎, 01-23-2020 08:33 AM
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Bought stall mat with button top/base?

Just bought a 4x6x3/4inch stall mat with one side having a button like surface and the other side being flat. I plan on doing squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, and barbell rows on this mat. Will it having a button surface be any issue? I was just thinking of flipping it over to the flat side and...

SQmartca‎, 01-22-2020 06:18 PM
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Thoughts on this band setup for bench

keyboardworkout‎, 01-23-2020 03:31 PM
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Garage gym standing leg curl options?

Are there any standing leg curls options with a small footprint for a gym with a limited space? Somthing simple that mounts to a wall maybe. I'm missing leg curls the most since getting a garage gym.

eddiegoodfellar‎, 12-30-2019 07:35 AM
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Question Cannot deadlift with belt, am I too fat or does it just not fit?

Dad bought me an ott belt for christmas, only been able to use it recently as I was sick. I literally can't deadlift with it on because it cuts right into my guts. I can't tell if it is just because I've put on a few kilos of fat over the past few months or if it is just a bad fit. It is a...

Bolognie1‎, 01-18-2020 07:40 PM
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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 09:17 PM
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Rogue squat stand vs Titan Squat stand. Which one to buy?

So I was originally gonna buy a squat rack but since this is going in my basement I want something that isn't as quite bulky and hard to move. I understand that a power rack is always gonna be superior. So after doing some research I've narrowed my options down to the Rogue echo squat stand 2.0...

ItsJamesthefin‎, 01-21-2020 08:07 AM
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