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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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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: 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 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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13 gauge rack capacity? (Let’s be honest I’m fishing for a reason to buy gear!)

My trusty rack is a 25 year old parabody. It’s 13 gauge, 2x2. It has served me well over the years. It’s a non bolt down, and designed almost perfect. Hole spacing is 2-1/2”, nice thick 1” saber safety’s. I was wondering what the weight,capacity of this rack would be? I also made the mistake...

bean438‎, 01-17-2018 02:08 PM
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7' long fat bar 2" Axle on ebay

I was hunting around on eBay and found these bars, some of you guys might find a use for it so I figured I'd pass it on https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-LONG-FAT-BAR-FOR-WEIGHT-LIFTING/322897627468?

ampire‎, 11-28-2017 02:10 PM
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CAP+ 7 Position Utility Bench (REVIEW)

Having owned the Legend 3103 previously I felt it was my sacred duty as an ‘Equipment Crew’ member to deliver this unbiased, and uncompensated, head-to-head comparison between the CAP+ 7 Position Utility bench and the Legend Three-Way Utility bench. The Legend 3103 is highly regarded here as one...

urbanlifter‎, 12-03-2017 04:00 PM
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Gym wall storage accessorie ideas

Guys , I’m debating to use some kind of slot wall in order to hang my bars and odds and ends . I seen this pic and was quite intrigued. The closest thing I can find in Canada is made by Husky , at Home Depot . I think it’s simular to this . I’m not sure about the product pictured above ,...

MajorTendonitis‎, 01-01-2018 03:21 PM
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BWTG slim angled swiss bar

http://blackwidowtg.com/Slim_Angled_Swiss_Bar_p/bar-slimangledswiss.htm Is it slim enough to do overhead movements comfortably? I would also be using it for bench press and rows. I am open to any other options or suggestions. Budget under $300

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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 http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=148349563 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 03:27 PM
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REP FB-5000 Quick Review/Titan Hefty Pad REP Fat Pad Comparison

Received my REP FB-5000 Competition Bench on Thursday night, put it together yesterday and did a quick workout with it. As a back story to all this, I have had my eye on this bench for some time. REP for the most part listens to people here who actually lift and takes their advice to make a really...

MGM711‎, 01-13-2018 07:08 PM
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Deficit platforms

I'm basically about to have shoulder surgery and I want to maintain my legs, so I'm thinking about doing landmine belt squats until I can support the bar on my back again, but full ROM isnt gonna happen without an elevated platform. I was gonna get two plyoboxes and squat the weight between...

StillbornSoul‎, 01-17-2018 06:42 PM
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? For Vintage Iron Collectors

Which would you guys prefer referring to a vintage set of iron....Restored by removing all rust and paint and kept as bare cast iron or those bare cast iron plates with new powder coat? What is more valuable to you as a collector?

StuZander‎, 01-16-2018 05:39 AM
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York Legacy roundheads on clearance. . . .

York has their Legacy roundheads on clearance for 50 cents a pound, the only drawback being "FACTORY DEFECT, THERE ARE ZERO STRUCTUAL INTEGRITY ISSUES IT’S STRICTLY A PAINT ISSUE." Most of them are gone/out-of-stock, but I would be more interested in getting some of the heavier dumbells still...

horsediente‎, Today 12:35 AM
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Question American Barbell - GRIZZLY POWER BAR?

Has anyone seen one in person yet? Or did they just release? Thoughts on this? https://americanbarbell.com/products/grizzly-power-bar?_ke=YnJpYW5AbmhhbmdsZXIuY29t

NHAngler‎, 11-27-2017 11:09 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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Restored weights and bench! WHAT A BEAUTY!

okay you guys so im new to the forums and i decided to join since im about to start my home gym and thought i can get ideas from you guys and advice on future things i bought some used plates and a used bench from a gm that closed out and wanted to get your guy's opinion. weights were decent...

loso415‎, 01-09-2018 10:33 AM
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REP, Rogue or Ivanko?

I'm in the market to get some new plates and have only personally used Ivanko Revolvers. I have zero experience with the Rep Hex or Rogue 6-Shooter plates. I have 2 Revolver 45s and dig them. The Rogue and Rep plates look damn cool as well. The Revolvers can be had for $2/lb semi local, no...

Bignick31985‎, Yesterday 05:16 AM
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I have several pieces of gym equipment out of the original gold's gym in Venice beach

If anyone wanted to see the handmade dumbbell set by Joe golds or any other equipment that I have just send me messages I'm happy to post more photos if I have them Currently the dumbbells or in Fresno California and the rest of the equipment is in a semi tractor trailer in San Leandro California

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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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Powerblock U90 5-90 lbs too bulky?

Hello all, I've been looking at purchasing the Powerblock U90 5-90 lb set. Got a quick question for those that have used the Powerblocks, and in particular, with the weight ranges of 70-90 lbs . I've seen some youtube videos of folks using the 90 lb setting (for flat bench) and I was wondering...

gomeybear‎, 01-09-2018 05:06 PM
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Sleeves not turning, bolts seized on Barbell

Hey guys, I bought 2x 45lb 7' black oxide barbells for $20 total, knowing that the sleeves did not spin. I was hoping for a quick clean or potentially a bushing / bearing swap but I cannot get the hex bolt off. 1 of the 4 sleeves turn extremely slowly if I try and loosen the bolt with my...

dagdafitness‎, 01-17-2018 02:25 PM
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removing chrome plating on bar without damaging knurl?

after using a black oxide bar for the last few months and really liking the feel i want to strip the chrome off the grip section of my new barbell, collars can stay chromed, anyone have any experience doing this? best way to go about it? i dont mind paying someone else to do it but i havnt...

owasM‎, 06-26-2013 06:13 PM
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The Body Tempering Thread

I thought it might be cool to get a body tempering thread started to share ideas, programming, pics, etc... I'm about to start my own tempering journey after purchasing a 76-lb tapered step child from Robert Heselton. It should arrive in the next 4-5 days and I'll post some more pics. The pic...

GamecockLifter‎, 01-08-2018 09:14 AM
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Treadmill Recommendations

I don't need any fancy electronics, just want a solid, large (long legs) treadmill. I went for a run yesterday and almost busted my ass on the ice. Sole F80 looks like the top one from reviews.

martin545‎, 01-14-2018 04:08 PM
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Sourcing bars for lat machine

I was wondering where people shop for bars . I have a few , but I’d like different angles and widths such as these . Is there a place that carries a lot of varieties ,and do some companies make better quality bars? I know bench press bars vary a lot in pricing and quality , but am assuming...

MajorTendonitis‎, 01-12-2018 06:32 PM
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Beautiful, accurate plates. Do they exist??

Need your opinions... I keep going in circles!! I currently have Ivanko Revolvers and Rogue Bumpers. The revolvers aren't that accurate and I wanted something more accurate, so I bought the bumpers (+/-10 g). However, even the competition bumpers max out the bar @ 6 bumpers (or 5 and change). So...

bobcat255‎, 01-08-2018 08:29 PM
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Bolt Fitness Supply - Ever heard of these guys?

Ran across this company on Instagram: http://boltfitnesssupply.com 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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