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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: 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 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: 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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who here reguarly trains with kettlebells?

its interesting many guys into bodybuilding dont do too much of them but people from other sports are more into them. what would you guys is are the positives and negatives of them

ivanovichjones‎, Yesterday 12:10 PM
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Do you recommend The Multi Leverage Machine (Powertec or Body Solid Corner?)

So I thought I would make a new thread, since my last thread was about the Bowflex Home Gym. I was originally dead set on getting one, but after seeing some other alternative recommendations, I'm not so sure I should choose it over a Power Tec Leverage gym or a Body Solid Corner Leverage Gym. ...

Einhander12‎, Yesterday 05:22 PM
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Question on Horse Stall Mats (TSC)

Moving my home gym setup from my garage to my basement. Going to use Horse Stall Mats from Tractor Supply Company for the flooring. They are sold in 5' x 7' sheets which is perfect as the room is 10' x 14' so 4 of them will do me wall to wall perfectly with no cutting/fitting required. BUT ...

-=FLEX=-‎, 08-02-2020 04:13 PM
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Is there a consensus "best" adjustable bench?

Just reading through the REP fitness thread it seems there are several benches different people favor for different reasons. I know the Prime bench is thought to be really good albeit more pricy; I'm not sure if people think it's better than the other versions available. Just curious if there are...

Heisman2‎, 07-10-2020 11:43 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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Cool Are There Any Good Adjustable Kettlebells?

Does anyone have advice on a good adjustable kettlebell? I'm building a garage gym and trying not to break the bank as well as save space. I found one on amazon called the "Kettlebud" that uses olympic plates - looks like it would work for swings and higher-weight WODs. Any thoughts?

cincydemayo‎, 07-30-2015 10:32 AM
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What's the difference between Bowflex XG2 SE vs Bowflex PR1000?

So I'm pretty set on getting a Bowflex. I understand that it doesn't give you the barbell benefits for building mass. Some of these exercises are more complimentary. I get that. I'm not gonna use it to replace my free weight workout, but to add to it. And part of the reason is because all the gyms...

Einhander12‎, 08-02-2020 09:18 PM
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What should I use to line my bare J-hooks?

I just received my EliteFTS rack but did not realize it doesn't come with UHMW protection. I'd imagine this may eventually cause excessive wear for both the rack and my TPB knurl. Does anyone have a solution that will provide a bit of lasting protection?

BAVE‎, 12-16-2012 07:29 AM
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Tonal Gym Electro magnetic resistance sounds promising. Only 200 lbs of resistance and $3000 to review. They claim it can imitate chains.

Detrus‎, Yesterday 11:48 AM
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Any suggestions on good Plate Loaded Lat Pullddown Machines

I am in the market for one for my home gym and wonder if any of you have any experience with them. Thanks. - would like to stay sub $1,0000. <--- added price because ncsuLuke correctly pointed out that is a key factor lol.

Sais‎, Yesterday 10:35 AM
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Ivanko/York Singles Club

Thanks to NorthernMorris for the idea on this......sorry if the title made you think it was going to be eHarmony for high end plate owners. It's eHarmony for high end plates. You got single plates that need a partner???? Post it here. Anyways, I've got a single 25# OMEZH. I'm looking for...

aj2754‎, 12-19-2013 01:29 PM
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The Legendary Thread

With the arrival of my new rack, I wanted to start up a thread on Legend Fitness equipment, to talk about and share picture of our equipment. If this proves to be sufficiently popular, we'll start a Legend Fitness club. Above is the picture of my new rack, a Fat Bar Power Station, # 3171. I...

AttyGuy‎, 07-31-2014 06:59 PM
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45 Degree Leg Press VS. Leverage Squat

I'm thinking of getting a machine at some point to hit the legs as an accessory piece and also to give the back a break on certain days, with space and price being a factor in this future purchase, I have it boiled down to these choices... -Powertec P-LP19 Leg Press (more space efficient for a...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 07-13-2020 07:00 PM
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Will dumbbell prices ever come down?

I was lucky enough to get some various high-quality dumbbells right after the pandemic started. Wish I'd bought some heavier ones: If you can even find them now, they remain severely overpriced. Before the end of the year, maybe?

HardGainersTry‎, 07-21-2020 08:22 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 01:44 PM
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Poll Poll: Ironmasters vs Powerblocks?

i'll be ordering some dumbbells here in the next few weeks (hopefully) and was wondering which you would recommend for me based on my particular situation. A little about me: -27yo female. I'm not very strong and my weight generally fluctuates between 110-120lbs. Anything past maybe a 70-75lb...

Deadlift5‎, 06-01-2020 05:36 PM
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Bartos: PR Platform

Anyone have experience with this: Looks like the variation for bands is pretty nice and relativity small footprint. One for sale used and I thought I may give it a try just for variation, different loads at different levels, etc

cwcmac‎, 07-31-2020 01:02 PM
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Need advice installing ceiling mounted pull up bar in unfinished basement

Hey guys! I just bought a ceiling mounted pull up bar for my unfinished basement and I'm not too sure where to install it. I thought I would simply screw it in the huge support beam in the middle of my unfinished basement but the screws are pretty big and I'm not sure if screwing anything in...

ggSmoothOp‎, 07-31-2020 08:24 AM
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My ProMaxima PL-204 GHD/Back Extension

I have wanted a GHD and a Reverse Hyper for a while, but don't have room for both, so I looked into and priced several of the combination machines. I don’t think anybody has built a perfect combination machine yet, and while they’re nice compromises, I didn't want to pay $3000 or more for the...

JustTheDad‎, 08-24-2018 08:54 PM
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Arsenal Iso Lat Pulldown

Anyone try this piece? What'd you think about it? How would you compare it to the Flex Leverage Lat Pulldown? I've been on a lot of decent and mediocre plate loaded Lat Pulldown machines but only a few exceptional ones in all of my years. Flex's, the Nautilus Nitro plate load, and Atlantis's and...

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 07-30-2020 08:23 PM
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Pendulum Squat Machine

After watching a John Meadows video on the Pendulum Squat, I went Googling for one that wouldn't require I take out a second mortgage and came across this one: I e-mailed the people at Revalue Fitness about the machine and...

WWE-TicK‎, 07-29-2020 05:54 AM
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Make China poor again

Rogue has new made in USA kettlebells Golden Cast Iron also has made in USA dumbbells and kettlebells

keyboardworkout‎, 07-10-2020 10:17 AM
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Kabuki Strength Transformer Bar Review...not a Coop Review

Full disclosure, I've always been intrigued with the concept of the Transformer Bar as some are aware. The ability to adjust the sleeve loading positions to me forward and backward and up and down could allow for some really interesting training options, sort of like having multiple bars in one. So...

MGM711‎, 06-15-2020 07:53 PM
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New Garage Gym Planning

We've moved to a new house that has a larger garage and I'm going to be able set aside a good portion of it for a home gym. My wife has a few things she wants but mostly the planning and purchasing is all up to me. I've been lifting consistently this time for about 4-5 years now so I've got a...

blue9steel‎, 07-16-2019 03:16 PM
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Maximum Advantage Grip aka MAG or MaxaGrip Selection

I'm finally getting ready to pull the trigger on ordering some of these grips that everyone raves about: For anyone who has looked at them, I'm sure that like me you grappled with deciding which of the seven to choose. Rather than adding to the existing cable thread, I wanted to...

jtaliani‎, 12-23-2015 03:35 PM
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