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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 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: 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. 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 06:22 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: 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

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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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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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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Db spotter systems...?

Anyone try the versa spotter system or the reflex or Atlantis db spotter systems? Only seen them once in like 23 years. The versa is cheap but seems like it might ding up my rack. I'd buy the reflex as it looks far nicer but if anyone has any feedback or experience that would be great....

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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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Ironmaster Super Bench Pro - Labor Day Sale

FYI they are running 15% off their benches and attachments thru 9/2 per their IG page I may pull the trigger on the redesigned bench and try one out. 30 day returns with free return shipping if not satisfied seems like nothing to lose. Super Benches and Attachments 15% off with Free Shipping...

yohahn‎, 08-28-2019 11:09 AM
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Sanddune Stepper - Quick Thoughts Review

I haven't seen any talk of this here, so figured I'd toss it out there. qbAO1WX7XWA A Few Notes Most people are going to do exactly what I did the first few times I saw it and ignore it for some gimmicky garbage. I did that at least 5 times before I read...

Dont Want None‎, 04-03-2019 08:45 AM
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Replacing cable for home gym equipment makes a difference?

I have a Body Solid home gym h**ps:// which is probably over 10 years old (obtained used). I have lubricated the guide rails and pulleys but I still find the home gym sticks at low weight depending on which pulley I am using (i.e. high lat...

tytw00‎, 09-18-2019 07:16 AM
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painting gym equipment.

Hi I have a home gym with alot of rogue stuff, ...all black gloss. Almost my entire home gym is black though I have a hammer strength neck machine and a cybex lat pulldown. Both are white. Sounds stupid but Id love to make my entire gym black. There is no way Im going to move the lat...

martyanderson‎, 09-04-2019 09:51 PM
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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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Is this fixable?

I have a Hoist D400 leg curl/extension combo that I just recently reassembled after purchasing it a couple months ago. The top plate on it was sticking badly, so I took it off to inspect it. I found the insides of the holes that slide over the guide rods covered in some type of dried up...

Duplicitous‎, 08-31-2019 09:02 PM
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Spare seat for selectorized machine

Recently acquired a Magnum Triceps Extension machine but it's missing a seat. does anyone know where i could buy a spare seat? i haven't had any luck at all online. the closest i found was a pad for the seat. Thanks.

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 09-12-2019 05:16 PM
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Cable or lever belt squat

Is there one that’s better than the other ? I know lever the weight depending on where the loading horns are in relation to where you clip on can differ hugely and I was always under the impression that a cable such as west side athletic platform is a truer weight? Might have that totally wrong. ...

Rottweiler59‎, 09-15-2019 10:13 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 08:28 PM
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<$800 power rack that can be disassembled and re assembled?

Looking for a decent power rack to carry up the stairs and into my bedroom. Budget is $800. Needs to be able to support 400lb squats and RDLs, and also have a chin up bar. Half racks are fine too if they are sturdy Anyone?

Dreyth‎, 09-18-2019 10:00 AM
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Question Wet Basement Home Gym

So I don't have much space in my house, but I have an unfinished basement that in recent years sometime floods, but since i installed a pump the floor only get wet, what can I do to keep a dry floor in my basement? Maybe a raised platform that can hold a lot of weight? a platform that is only an...

ZeDudeOfAwesome‎, 09-18-2019 07:31 AM
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Carabiner help

I see carabiners at commercial gyms that are slightly different. At the bottom they basically just have an enclosed ring so that the carabiner can not be removed without taking off the quick links that they are attached too. I am just getting sick of these things getting stolen/misplaced from my...

OSUDimond‎, 01-22-2015 10:41 AM
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Refurbishing Equipment Help!!

I am a assistant football coach at a small high school. we have a small weight room and have had the equipment for our weight room donated by a college gym that was updating all thier stuff. the equipment is is good shape ( well good enough for highschoolers to beat on) but the adjustable benches...

jkmckinney‎, 09-16-2019 10:45 AM
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Unhappy Rep Fitness discolored 10 lb bumpers

Received 10 lb plates that were yellowed and faded (see photo). Ty Gavin, customer representative stated, "I have seen it once before with our showroom model because we had a big window and sunlight was shinning on it a lot." Where is the quality control before items are shipped out? I am...

kylejgilbert‎, 09-10-2019 02:34 PM
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Marrs Bar -- New Type (?) of Safety Squat Bar (SSB)

I have a Crepinsek that I love, and I'm not sure this new style is "necessary", but it does look intriguing if nothing else. Lots of instagram posts on here to show you how it looks/performs: Apparently coming out in March?

TunaGill‎, 02-20-2019 11:16 AM
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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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York Barbell G2 Rubber Plates

Anyone got any experience with these plates? I'm looking to change all my plates to match and there is enough "as new" on eBay at an ok price, within a reasonable distance to collect. I'm...

FatRuss‎, 09-13-2019 05:50 AM
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Nautilus Steel Lat Pulldown

Any opinions on this pulldown? Look for something else, or buy a new cheapish plate loaded on instead?

Murser‎, 09-13-2019 11:16 AM
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Olympic barbell hand extenders

Question. Been squatting a while and want to try low bar. The challenge with this is I have an arm injury (Am seeing a doctor about it next week - right arm gets weak/ a little pain when I lift it up midway As I have to have my arms further behind me to LBS I am finding it difficult. ...

KaGantua‎, 02-28-2019 02:13 PM
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lat tower

I have a body solid that i hate - it is to short not smooth and pretty much just trash looking at the titan but open to anything - what do you recommend? like it to have row/low option as well yes i searched, no craigslist please, open to other new pieces of equipment but don't want...

tmonkey‎, 09-01-2019 05:10 PM
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Concept 2 Slides

Has anyone used the Concept 2 Slides? I am thinking about buying a set for my C2 Model D rower to reduce strain, discomfort, and fatigue on longer rows and improve my technique a bit. I am not presently having any discomfort issues, but I also don't want to develop future issues. I am mostly doing...

ampire‎, 09-05-2019 05:23 PM
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