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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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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: 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: 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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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 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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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: 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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Starting strength power rack.

So I’m totally happy with my 26 year old parabody rack. I weigh it down with sandbags to keep it from sliding around. Several times I’ve almost bought a new rack just because. My “forever” rack. Sadly I missed the opportunity to buy a rack built by the nice guy from Montreal. Crepinsek...

bean438‎, Yesterday 04:57 PM
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Any feedback on Iron master Quick-Lock Dumbbells?

Listed around USD-750 in their site for 75 lbs set with a stand. Wondering if any personal experience & really worth for this price. I have their IM Bench (recommended by this forum) & seriously impressed with it. thanks in advance

sribond‎, Today 01:04 PM
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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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Question Usable Pegs on Titan Fitness Front Squat Harness? Can anyone clarify whether the highest pegs are meant to be loaded on this harness? The picture with the pegs indicate there are two sets for resting the barbell on, but I'm not sure if it's referring to...

BogusForLife‎, Today 11:26 AM
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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 08:17 PM
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Help w/ Gym Organization.

I need some help/advice with organizing. Room size is 10'8" x 18'6". My bike (TACX) and future rower are in an attic storage room. - Top priority is safety for my wife (especially as she gets older) on her treadmill & elliptical. How much clearance should I maintain behind & sides? What is...

QDubs‎, 02-05-2021 07:29 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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Powertec White rack

Hi, I believe Powertec made a white colored rack previously but does anyone have one or can confirm around what year these were made. Also, if anyone has one, can they confirm whether the newer attachments are compatiable (i.e. 60mmx60mm square tubing, 1" pins accessories). Thanks.

tytw00‎, 09-13-2021 08:50 AM
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Beginner Advice for Home Gym

Hi Please could I get some advice to help point me in the right direction? I have been presented with a chance to build a dedicated home gym area in a powered and insulated outbuilding. Size to be determined but the area available is probably 6m by 4m. I am a total dunce when it comes to...

NX01Enterprise‎, 08-29-2021 12:39 PM
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Wide/Fat mini-bands ?

Can anyone recommend some wider (e.g., more comfortable across legs) mini-bands? My wife grabbed a pair from her physical therapist and they lasted about 2 months before one broke. The Rogue, Body Solid and Woody bands I have can twist and dig in. Any idea which one's Marcus is using here? ...

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Is it safe to start any Protein supplements?

Location: Toronto/Canada To give some background, I am 45 yrs old with a very normal physique but can say I look fit considering my age. Biggest challenge is that I am not eating enough to increase mass and especially a vegetarian but trying to eat chicken once in a month. Do you guys recommend...

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Best combination of bands

Hi, I am looking to revamp my bands from Elitefts which have different bands now it seems since the last time I bought. Not sure if they are worse than the old pro and onyx bands. But basically if you look at the resistance chart, I want to get all but the first one but only 1 of each, and...

Lachdanan‎, 09-19-2021 06:12 AM
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Rogue Lat bar , anyone own one? Seems like a lot of money ,especially in Canadian currency, but I’ve liked their products so far . It’s going to replace the one I presently own on the bottom left . I also want to add a synergy 24” bar, but there backordered for like...

MajorTendonitis‎, 07-30-2021 10:51 PM
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Garage Gym in the UK. Help!

Hi all I’m looking to fit out my garage as a gym and am looking for some advice on suppliers and equipment available in the UK. I train as a powerlifter (older powerlifter granted. Lol) and have been lifting for around 8 years albeit at home with only dumbbells and bands for the last year and...

Steeldragonmark‎, 09-11-2021 08:21 AM
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Please suggest me some best Dumbbell Rack/Stand

Location: Toronto/Canada Attached is what i have newly bought and tried some super cheap 5-tier stand from walmart & thoroughly frustrated as once put in stand, very very difficult to take it out as atleast one is hitting the above/below. Totally i have 10 pieces & might get 2 more. So better to...

sribond‎, 09-17-2021 07:05 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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American Olympian Barbell plates

What’s up everyone? Looking for American Olympian Barbell weight plates to complete my set. Specifically looking for 2.5, 5, 10, 25, and 100 lb plates. Willing to pay up to $3 a lb for prestine condition. Let me know what you got. Steve 408-439-6913

AWCB‎, 09-17-2021 03:07 PM
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Should I get a Cardio Training/Punching bag?

Location: Toronto/Canada I can classify myself as intermediate for home gym workouts. Have a basic squat rack/bench press, functional trainer machine, barbells, etc. but no treadmill or bike. I don't think I need to do aggressive cardio but only to basic level. Any one recommends to buy like...

sribond‎, 09-16-2021 08:38 AM
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Poll Poll: Powerblock handles

I have an older set of Powerblock Pro Rexan dumbbells. I’m having a problem with the foam handles twisting. It’s like they’ve loosened up over time and I’m having a hard time gripping them on heavy lifts. Has anyone dealt with this problem or have any solutions? The company has a replacement handle...

kduff73‎, 09-13-2021 02:06 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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Rogue prices way up

Rouge steel plate are up 60% in last 6 months. Temporary rise or the new normal? Thanks!

LazerTag‎, 09-06-2021 01:21 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 05:54 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 05:38 AM
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Adjusting to squatting without a mirror

My gym that I visit on the road 4 times a month has 3 squat racks connected to each other, but they are not facing a mirror like my home gym. This causes for problems for me as I take 10-15 seconds each set to set the bar up properly for low-bar squats. I need a mirror to make sure: 1. the...

mileena202‎, 09-04-2021 12:01 AM
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