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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: 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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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 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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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: ***READ THIS FIRST*** Official workout equipment FAQ

We've been talking about starting a thread like this a number of times... so I'll start out with some of the more common questions and I'm sure it'll expand from there. Q: "I'm a newb and I want to know what I should get to start my home gym?" A: The majority of people will be best served by...

deseee‎, 02-05-2009 09:02 AM
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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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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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Biotest Dead-Squat Bar

Finally broke down and bought a trap bar. This is Equipment Forum, and so the equipment purchased may sometimes exceed any present or future need. That's certainly the case with the Dead-Squat Bar. It's a beast.

AttyGuy‎, Today 06:08 PM
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Dead-Squat Bar review and thoughts...

Just thought I'd give my thoughts on my new Dead-Squat Bar I bought since no one posted anything on it yet (Unfortunately I can't embed any pics of it because I'm not at 50 posts yet...But some may like and some may not...I personally love it. I bought mine in blood red and it's pretty sweet...It...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 08-28-2014 05:34 PM
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My right bicep is bigger than my left bicep!

Hi! I have no idea where to put this but I am just going to ask here, (I just posted it in supplement misc. or something because I never saw this section lol) I am 15 turning 16 in a month and I can't go to any of the gyms near me so I have basically been doing workouts at home with some weights...

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Trap Shrugger, Trap Machine, Or Seated Trap Machine (Poll)

I decided to make another poll for trap pieces this time, from the Strength Equipment Inc. site. I assume the Trap Shrugger (No. 235) has the best versatility (Farmers walks) and most core involvement (Looks like a decent piece and I read a previous review on the boards about it). The Trap...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 04-20-2017 04:32 PM
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Looking for a second barbell and need recommendations

I'm tired of moving my barbell in and out of my rack while trying not to break things (like windows) or knock things over. Budget is about $300 and I only do power lifting movements. I don't have the ceiling height or space for Olympic lifts. I'm also looking for a bar with no center knurl. Finish...

SomeDudeAtHome‎, 04-25-2017 03:02 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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Experience with the Whoop watch, a fitness tracker?

I've been looking at fitness trackers and came upon the Whoop watch. It looks cool and everything, well not really but it seems very neat. I first read about it regarding an NBA player wearing it and thought it might be worth getting one. Well it's not cheap since it has a $500 price tag. I was...

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Questions regarding adjustable dumbbell handles and what combination of weight plates

Hi everyone, so I'm going to begin setting up my own "home gym". I really don't have much money though. In terms of dumbbells there is no way I can afford to get a pair of each weights (e.g. pair of 10s, 15s, 20s, etc). So I'm going to go with adjustable dumbbell handles and standard steel weight...

MeowLeafs‎, 04-25-2017 09:54 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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Official Gear Watch (Sale thread)

There are a few threads that come close to this but nothing all encompassing. It would be a great idea to have a thread where you find a good sale and post it up for others... I don't think there are any limits to what would be posted here but the basics would include the current price, the normal...

OGLuc1f3r‎, 02-10-2017 06:36 AM
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Ironmaster bench vs Pro Elite

Ironmaster bench upgrade?? Im looking at the same bench but used for (hopefully) around $100. It needs some repaint on the frame but has new upholstery. It is a Pro Elite but the only benches I have found that resemble it seem to fall under another brand name. Those all seem to be listed as 18"...

dskoo65‎, 04-25-2017 06:17 AM
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Arrow Do maintenance calories change as we cut/bulk?

If they do indeed change... how would one predict where the new maintenance is? Would it be based on the current rate of gain/loss?

TheWhiteWizard1‎, Today 06:50 AM
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one best piece of equipment o/t dumbbells or barbells

What is the one best piece of equipment to have, other than dumbbells and/or barbells? TRX Suspension bands, rowing machine, lat machine, etc. I don't go to a gym, so I only have dumbbells. Question is posed under the "if" I were to add one piece. Thanks

kim59‎, 04-25-2017 11:50 AM
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Cool The 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'

First there was the 'Equipment Crew'... ...then there was the 'York Crew'... ...followed by the Ivanko.. we have the 'No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew'. This thread is for people that have decided to step away from the pre made and ordinary. Anyone that has decided that not having...

ProtienandIron‎, 04-07-2012 03:16 AM
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my home gym

Finally hit 50 posts lol heres my gym in the building stage about 4 grand into it now gym inside is 11'8" wide and 23'6" deep about 8'6" edges(guessing from the drywall cuts)12'6" at the peak (cathedral ceiling) during the build Inside starting electrical started and lights are in

rdsk8ter‎, 01-07-2017 11:41 PM
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Question Best Weightlifting Equipment for low-ceiling basement?

Sup bros, Tired of going to my school's fitness center, and I want to transform one of my rooms in my basement into a home gym. I already have a treadmill for cardio, but since my ceiling is under 10' high, what type of gym equipment do you guys reccomend I install in my soon-to-be home gym?

BrahZ781‎, 04-26-2017 10:19 PM
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how much does the u-bar weigh on powertec WB-LS?

i wanted to know how much it weighs (regular benching the plates+bar) i dont think it weighs 45 or even 25

jayswhite‎, 06-10-2006 03:21 PM
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Help me choose an exercise bike please

Hi, so basically after doing a cleanish bulk i am looking to drop by bodyfat and getted shredded! I am currently around 12-15% bodyfat and don't have time during my workouts as the gym to add cardio. I considered a treadmill but my knees are completely shot after various injuries. My...

gimnoob‎, 07-21-2012 10:06 AM
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Found Powerblock Sport 90 Stage 1 Set 5-50 lb for $240 (few steps involved)

So I been wanted some adjustable dumbbells and decided to go with Powerblock. Well I consider myself very frugal (others just say cheap) so I looked around for few days to find the best deal. Thought I would post it encase anybody else was thinking about picking up a pair. There are a few steps...

KrackinWise‎, 04-23-2017 05:32 PM
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Transformer Bar

Not sure what to think of this one. I'd like more than one pick of a disgruntled dude. From what I see... The camber is not enough, imo. The arms needs to be at least double the length. The option to change the camber is pretty cool. I wish this was an option on all SSBs. No weight. With...

Synthetickiller‎, 09-03-2016 03:14 PM
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Seated Leverage Row (Poll)

Which design would you choose between these two seated leverage row machines? Body Master CXP 713 with rotating handles...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 03-28-2017 06:32 PM
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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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Can I exceed the maximum weight limit of my adjustable bench?

Hi, so I just bought an adjustable bench (was used, inexpensive) and realized that it says it has a max weight limit of 300lbs which I assume includes my body weight. I think the exercise using the heaviest weight I'd be using on the bench would be the bench press. Now I'm a short and small guy...

MeowLeafs‎, 04-26-2017 11:22 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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