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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: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 3)

The last thread got up over 10,000 posts with too many people asking if they should pick up the bowflex down the street, so it's time to start a new one. Let's all keep our eyes open for the shake weights for .20/lb, strap on our Chucks, and speed away on our unicycles for those sweet pick ups....

aclockworkoi‎, 05-09-2014 11:16 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Pic's and discussion of your "Home Gym"

Lets see where you work out. Mine;

Rocket‎, 12-18-2005 08:49 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: 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: 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 a reminder; this time of year, more and more spammers will be attempting to promote their junk and/or websites in this forum. Don't quote or reply to such posts or threads; simply use the 'report' function, and moderators will deal with them. Thanks.

ironwill2008‎, 11-23-2016 07:12 AM
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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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Questions for Belt Squat Owners

For owners of plate loaded belt squat machines, is there anything you'd like to add to the design? Anything you would like to change? Anything you want removed?

Synthetickiller‎, 06-26-2017 02:21 PM
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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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Question Small Space Equipment/Site recommendations?

Happy Friday! I will be moving into an apartment soon and will need to be able to do a basic daily workout at home. I need to pick up a decent set of dumbbells but I am used to going to the gym so I am clueless when it comes to home equipment. Just figured I'd see what recommendations you...

Ir0nhide‎, 06-24-2017 01:52 AM
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Machined CAP plates (circa 2000)?

I'm not expecting a huge response from this thread, but I wanted to ask a question or two about them. I have some of these plates (255 lb set), and only recently realized that many of them have machining marks on the backs and rims. They haven't seen much use due to their loose collar...

fevzay‎, 06-27-2017 07:13 AM
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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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Prime leg press

Has anyone tried the Prime legacy line select leg press? I have seen a used one for a decent price and I was curious how it feels. Leg presses can be a little tricky to find a good one especially one like this. It looks like it has potential.

tonypearn‎, 06-27-2017 07:10 PM
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Lightbulb This is how i used my 5ft barbell on my Olympic power cage / rack

Hi guys, New here. I found this site while googling "5ft barbell with power cage". I just wanted to share my experience and work around for using a 5ft bar with an olympic power cage. I could only fit the power cage in one part of my house which prevented me using a 6ft or 7ft bar. I already...

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Another Craigslist dreamer........

With all the threads "is this a good deal" I figured we should have one to LOL at ads that are NOT a good deal. THis guy is a real dreamer. Notice the $20 hollow dumbbell handles? If he paid 1700 for these then he got raped anally prison style: ...

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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Talking OSUDimond opens a gym

It's finally time brahs. I have started the process of opening a 3000-4000 square foot training facility. I have been collecting and upgrading my equipment for a while now and am very happy with everything that will fill up my gym. I still have some missing pieces and some things I need to get more...

OSUDimond‎, 07-01-2013 10:38 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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Advice on Mounting my new Titan T-3 Rack

Hello all, Another thanks to all of those members who assisted me in selecting the Titan T-3 Deep rack to replace my Fitness Gear half rack. Fed-Ex is delivering it this afternoon, and it will be bolted directly to the floor via the Titan Concrete Anchor kit. I do have some Tractor Supply...

FlaAtty‎, Yesterday 09:57 AM
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Good push up stands.

Hello. I fell uncomfortable doing push ups the classsic way... Im thinking of buying pushup stands. 1) Do you have any good suggestion? 2) Do you think I need 'em?

kluader‎, 06-27-2017 02:03 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 10:22 AM
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To buy: Heavy bag stand or Century Wavemaster?

I have a heavy bag but no longer want to hang it from the ceiling since the wood is old. I don't feel comfortable hitting the bag while its attached that way. I was going to just buy the Century Wavemaster but now I'm wondering if I should save money and get the heavy bag stand instead? I...

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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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Homemade inexpensive equipment for forearm and grip strength!

Hey Everyone, Check out my homemade piece of equipment that helps you build strength in your forearms and grip! Hope you enjoy the video and are able to make your own at home!

luke2220‎, 06-27-2017 10:48 AM
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Tractor Supply Stall Mats-Bubble Bottom

I bought 25 mats from tractor Supply for my home gym. I am laying them over the concrete floor in my shop. I know different tractor Supply stores sell different mats. I can't post pics, but my mat is smooth on one side and has bubbles/half dollar shaped circles on the other side. Has anyone...

Vannar‎, 06-26-2017 11:35 AM
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York Barbell Club - Part II

The first thread for the York Barbell Club has run to the maximum number of posts. I bring you Part II, a place for the York Gang to hang out and share their interest in vintage American iron from York, PA. For those of you who can't see the linked text above, here's the old thread:...

AttyGuy‎, 05-11-2015 07:30 PM
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New to weightlifting

I'm new to weight lifting and looking for some advice. I had a stroke at birth which affects my left side( mostly left hand and arm I have about 60/65 percent use) I'm trying to a bit of muscle, however, I'm pretty much limited to machines. Any advice on how to achieve this is appreciated. I'm 5'6...

Bczu2384‎, 06-27-2017 02:13 PM
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What metal is used to make dumbbells and olympic plates?

Are they made of steel? Hex dumbbells feel different, but are olympic plates and plate attached dumbbells made from steel? I always wonder what it would be like if they were to be made from very heavy metals like say tungsten. It would be pretty cool to have dumbbells that are 2-3 times heavier...

Lachdanan‎, 06-02-2011 05:10 PM
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Safetly Squat Bar

Hello I am considering purchasing a safety squat bar. Those who have it what are you opinion on it? I am eyeing either the elite efs bar or rogue one.

StrongME2‎, 05-29-2017 01:11 PM
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Slingshot used too much for volume @ low weight, can separate triceps?

Guy @ gym who informed me about SlingShot. Tried for just 1 set and felt great. However, he said, "Don't use it too much, especially @ low weight + volume, because it can separate your triceps." ??? He's a big guy who is generally very knowledgeable. Seemed weird to me, though, maybe he...

ratpiggy‎, 06-20-2017 09:35 PM
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Protect Carpet from Dumbbell - Memory Foam Kitchen Mat

I have a few sets of dumb bells ranging from 30-45lbs that I need to protect from carpet over a concrete slab. Would a basic memory foam kitchen mat work? In a perfect world, it would leave no imprint on the mat nor the carpet but I can't have the carpet damaged or imprinted at all. Any help is...

sagosto63‎, 06-23-2017 08:07 PM
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Thoughts on this Matrix commercial bench?

Hi guys I'm looking for a commercial bench which can do incline work but with a height lower than my current one. I also need it to be very sturdy (current one has some squeak/wobble). I also would prefer a three foot design/T shaped bench as it makes my foot placement easier. I was planning...

wgpa‎, 06-26-2017 01:55 PM
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The Official Adjustable/Flat Bench Thread

Discuss all about your adjustable and flat benches here... Wider bench and seat pads, or narrower? Pop pin, or ladder style design? Adjustable FI, FID, or just plain flat bench? Competition specs, or doesnt matter to you? 2x3, 3x3, or beyond? 11ga, or 7ga? Cheap, or expensive? Post pics of...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 06-25-2017 10:39 PM
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