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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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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: 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: 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: 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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Question Advice on flat sole shoes for lifting please

I just want advice on buying flat sole shoes for compound lifting exercises like deadlift, squat. Will any flat soles do? Can $5 cheap ones work? Ive seen shoes with raised heels slanting down towards the toes too. What's the go? Whenever I try to search anything on the forums I never get any...

leanbulk1‎, Today 02:06 AM
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How can i find my own threads

its always the same: after creating a thread i have to set a bookmark or i cant find it anymore. its like they got lost in the bermuda triangle. oh jezus is it so hard to create an overview where you can find ur own threads ? no i cant find it with google and i dont wanna use...

Polaczo‎, 05-05-2020 12:17 AM
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Best food scales for travelling?

Title. I've got a clunky one, which isn't suited for travels. If you know of a good one you'd recommend, please post.

klbbr‎, 09-27-2022 02:45 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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Question Functional Trainers: INSPIRE FT2 versus TuffStuff CXT-200

Hey all! This is only my 2nd post in many, MANY years (apologies if this thread exists elsewhere); hoping you can help out with a decision based on company history/product support: - Inspire's FT2 up against TuffStuff's CXT-200 - (built-in Smith on the FT2 not a real selling point for me,...

r0undeye‎, 03-27-2021 07:59 AM
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Best color combos for resale/ do folks hate these combos?

I’m ordering some new equipment and I’m probably keeping most of it for a decade plus but conscious space/ preferences change. What do folks believe is the best color combo for resale value on the higher end brands (Prime, Atlantis, Panatta)? My gym is silver (EliteFTS, Life Fitness) on black...

Afo3‎, 09-19-2022 07:12 AM
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Prime Fitness Functional Trainer Review

After ordering my Prime Fitness functional trainer back at the end of May it finally arrived and I have to say I couldn't be more impressed. I also ordered the Prime Fitness bench with all the accessories and the centering attachment to the FT. The bench is a little narrow for my taste but other...

ncsuLuke‎, 08-27-2020 07:24 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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Treadmill or Eliptical?

I'm looking to get my first cardio machine. Sole E55 (Eliptical) or Sole F63/S77 (Treadmill)

Nuke20‎, 09-20-2022 01:05 AM
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Building a Home Gym

Hi all, My wife and I are building our first home, and we decided to outfit the downstairs of the garage as a dedicated home gym (with the actual garage/storage area upstairs). It's our first time doing anything like this, and would appreciate any thoughts or feedback. Here's a 3D drawing...

therealocgamer‎, 07-23-2022 07:08 AM
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Bells of Steel Hydra 3x3 Rack

Interesting release from Bells of Steel this week. A true 3x3 rack which should be compatible with Rogue and other domestic manufacturers.

bisonp‎, 09-17-2022 07:42 PM
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Belt Squats machine: Squatmax MD or Rogue Rhino?

I'm thinking about buying one of these due to an accumulation of upper body injuries that is making low bar squatting difficult and painful at this point. Anybody tried both of these units? I tried out the Squatmax MD and thought it was amazing. Had never belt squatted before. It felt very...

buddy0329‎, 10-16-2021 07:09 PM
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Bully Glyder Rack Attachment...

I just seen this attachment on youtube as a somewhat cheaper alternative for cable movements and can be used as a plate loaded belt squat too, not that I would want them for those purposes because I got those two above things covered in my home gym...but might be useful for someone looking for...

Deep-Voiced-One‎, 09-16-2022 08:36 AM
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Maintaining Bare Steel Barbell

I just got a Rogue Ohio Power Bar Bare Steel, it's my first bare steel barbell. How should I best care for it to prevent/clean rust (Upstate NY region)? Should I lubricate it with 3-in-1 as its brand new before using it?

JasonY1289‎, 09-07-2022 07:26 PM
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Cybex Power Rack - is this setup correct?

I bought this power rack from GL and picked it up over the weekend. Its my first commercial power rack. Im coming from a really small weider rack so this is a nice upgrade. I know this has been discussed before but this thing is a tank. Im surprised that others have reported bent safeties...

BulkMore‎, 09-28-2015 07:08 AM
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Home gym stereo upgrade

Wanting to improve the sound in my home gym . Going to tear the wall apart where the black Danby mini fridge is now ,and rebuild it with different stud dimensions to accommodate a new fridge I bought yesterday. The new fridge has a stainless steel door which I like the looks of , plus has more...

MajorTendonitis‎, 10-17-2021 05:47 PM
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What happens if we put the load behind the user in a Belt Squat

I've only ever used the Pit Shark Belt Squat. It was ok but did very little for my quads. I'm aware that Belt Squats are supposed to mimic a Low Bar hip dominant squat. I get that but I still found it disappointing how little quad activation I could get from a machine that's supposed to be so...

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 09-06-2022 07:48 PM
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Best All-in-One Machines

I have a squat rack for my barbell workouts, but I want to buy an all-in-one machine as I prefer machines to barbell. I'm looking at the Powertec Levergym, but saw there's a bunch of other machines out there from companies like Body Solid and others. I was hoping for some experienced...

ElPaso4Life‎, 09-02-2022 08:26 PM
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Mutant Metals Snap Back Rollers - Quick Thoughts Review

Hey everyone, tossed together a quick review on the Mutant Metals Snap Back Rollers. Chris is working on a V2, so I decided to get this out a little earlier than planned. Had some more details I would have liked to cover (more comparisons to other monos), but its about 98% of what I felt I wanted...

Dont Want None‎, 09-10-2022 08:48 AM
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Plate Loaded Leg Curl/Extension Machines

I'm going to be in the market for a combo plate loaded leg extension and curl machine. I'll need something long and skinny to make it fit in my basement gym. The Legend and Elite FTS units looks like the right size to fit. Is there anything else on the market similar in size? What are people...

RGrizzzz‎, 08-03-2022 07:34 AM
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Cable machine selector rod

Hello, I'm looking to expand the weight stack for one of my cable machines from 20 to 30 holes. I have the extra plates, but just need to purchase a new selector rod. The machine is from Atlantis and they use 1" plates with plastic bushings that extend an extra 1/8" on the top of each plate. In...

windstrukt1‎, 09-07-2022 12:04 AM
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Plate-Loaded Machines

Dear forum members, I designed and manufactured heavy-duty plate-loaded muscle-building machines from a period of time 15-30 years ago. I failed, and lost a lot of money. A member on this forum, who saw some of the machines I was building then, encouraged me to give it another try. ...

HenryMaag‎, 03-26-2017 05:06 PM
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Can someone identify this machine?

Just moved into a house that had a commercial gym in the basement. Trying to figure out prices on the equipment any help would be great It says Horizontal True Press on the side in red. I’m not able to post links but if you look up the video titled “ last hard chest day with Branch Warren 8...

whoermann40‎, 08-19-2022 09:10 AM
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Rogue rhino belt squat modifications

Anyone here tried attaching their rhino belt squat to their power rack to be able to use it as a lat pull down as well? I was looking at mine and measuring and I feel like I could buy 2 24” lower crossmembers and mount it to the side of my rack (platform first, weight trolley behind). If I do...

ameade84‎, 05-07-2020 05:41 PM
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Unhappy Using belt and getting pain lower abs

Hey! I just got my lifting belt and have started using it. When i use it i get a sharp pain in what i think is the lower abdominal (right above my junk). Have anyone else experienced this or have any clue what it might be? Ive tried using Google with no luck. Cheers

Shaqqy12‎, 09-01-2022 08:08 AM
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