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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Craigslist Thread (Round 4)

Figure I would get this one going again. Round 1: https://igoodies.000webhostapp.com/?viagra=showthread.php?t=109374491 Round 2: https://igoodies.000webhostapp.com/?viagra=showthread.php?t=124520311 Round 3: https://igoodies.000webhostapp.com/?viagra=showthread.php?t=161832313 Let's find those deals!

indianbuckeye‎, 08-19-2017 07:36 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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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: 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 Bodybuilding.com 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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Unhappy Rep Fitness discolored 10 lb bumpers

Received 10 lb plates that were yellowed and faded (see photo). Ty Gavin, customer representative stated, "I have seen it once before with our showroom model because we had a big window and sunlight was shinning on it a lot." Where is the quality control before items are shipped out? I am...

kylejgilbert‎, 09-10-2019 02:34 PM
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Sanddune Stepper - Quick Thoughts Review

I haven't seen any talk of this here, so figured I'd toss it out there. qbAO1WX7XWA https://youtu.be/qbAO1WX7XWA A Few Notes Most people are going to do exactly what I did the first few times I saw it and ignore it for some gimmicky garbage. I did that at least 5 times before I read...

Dont Want None‎, 04-03-2019 08:45 AM
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Refurbishing Equipment Help!!

I am a assistant football coach at a small high school. we have a small weight room and have had the equipment for our weight room donated by a college gym that was updating all thier stuff. the equipment is is good shape ( well good enough for highschoolers to beat on) but the adjustable benches...

jkmckinney‎, Today 10:45 AM
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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: https://www.instagram.com/_marrs_bar/?hl=en Apparently coming out in March?

TunaGill‎, 02-20-2019 11:16 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 https://igoodies.000webhostapp.com/?viagra=showthread.php?t=148349563 (Equipment Crew- Part III) #2- 2/25/2010 ...

Keetman‎, 09-05-2015 02:27 PM
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York Barbell G2 Rubber Plates

Anyone got any experience with these plates? https://yorkfitness.com/products/york-barbell-g2-rubber-thin-line-olympic-plates?variant=12243111542900 I'm looking to change all my plates to match and there is enough "as new" on eBay at an ok price, within a reasonable distance to collect. I'm...

FatRuss‎, 09-13-2019 05:50 AM
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Nautilus Steel Lat Pulldown

Any opinions on this pulldown? Look for something else, or buy a new cheapish plate loaded on instead? https://louisville.craigslist.org/spo/d/louisville-nautilus-lat-pull-machine/6945966477.html

Murser‎, 09-13-2019 11:16 AM
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'Look What I Bought Today!' - Part Deux

LWIBT Part I has been locked, https://igoodies.000webhostapp.com/?viagra=showthread.php?t=147291533&page=1, so I'm starting Part 2.

AttyGuy‎, 02-21-2017 10:30 AM
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Olympic barbell hand extenders

Question. Been squatting a while and want to try low bar. The challenge with this is I have an arm injury (Am seeing a doctor about it next week - right arm gets weak/ a little pain when I lift it up midway As I have to have my arms further behind me to LBS I am finding it difficult. ...

KaGantua‎, 02-28-2019 02:13 PM
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lat tower

I have a body solid that i hate - it is to short not smooth and pretty much just trash looking at the titan but open to anything - what do you recommend? like it to have row/low option as well yes i searched, no craigslist please, open to other new pieces of equipment but don't want...

tmonkey‎, 09-01-2019 05:10 PM
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Concept 2 Slides

Has anyone used the Concept 2 Slides? I am thinking about buying a set for my C2 Model D rower to reduce strain, discomfort, and fatigue on longer rows and improve my technique a bit. I am not presently having any discomfort issues, but I also don't want to develop future issues. I am mostly doing...

ampire‎, 09-05-2019 05:23 PM
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Cable or lever belt squat

Is there one that’s better than the other ? I know lever the weight depending on where the loading horns are in relation to where you clip on can differ hugely and I was always under the impression that a cable such as west side athletic platform is a truer weight? Might have that totally wrong. ...

Rottweiler59‎, Yesterday 10:13 AM
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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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So I Made A Trade Today :) - Lat Pulldown

Rogue Echo Bike + $250 for a BodySolid SLM300G with an upgraded 400lb stack! The machine is definitely very nice and I can't wait to get some use out of it. https://i.imgur.com/QyO253j.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Xc5ugP5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kQ93CNw.jpg

RoCol‎, 09-02-2019 03:08 PM
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Exclamation Back Cramps When Performing Bench Press!

Trying to perform a Bench Press and my upper back muscles keep cramping up! Any suggestions to improving form?

mikeabennett‎, 09-13-2019 03:29 PM
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Best 4 way neck machine

So whats the best 4 way neck machine to get or best deal i want one since my globo gym took out the one they had ? any opinions?

TheIronAsylum‎, 09-03-2017 03:16 AM
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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 : http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/spo/1171222890.html

RemainDieHard‎, 05-15-2009 03:57 PM
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Vintage Iron Thread

Hi All, I read a post a few weeks ago in which SnowOne and DonForeman suggested a vintage iron thread to discuss/identify old plates. I wasn't part of that discussion, but I see that no one has created the thread, and I have a couple of plates that I could use some help identifying, so I figured...

rlundregan‎, 08-14-2012 03:19 PM
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Does anyone make good J Hooks for a 2.5x2.5" Rack

I have an old Weider/CAP rack, and looking for some better J Hooks. I can't seem to find any. I ordered a 3.3 with a knob to tighten against the rack but its not safe.

mstang61‎, 09-13-2019 06:51 AM
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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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Spare seat for selectorized machine

Recently acquired a Magnum Triceps Extension machine but it's missing a seat. does anyone know where i could buy a spare seat? i haven't had any luck at all online. the closest i found was a pad for the seat. Thanks.

ArnoldHAMnEGGer‎, 09-12-2019 05:16 PM
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Ironmaster Super Bench Pro - Labor Day Sale

FYI they are running 15% off their benches and attachments thru 9/2 per their IG page I may pull the trigger on the redesigned bench and try one out. 30 day returns with free return shipping if not satisfied seems like nothing to lose. Super Benches and Attachments 15% off with Free Shipping...

yohahn‎, 08-28-2019 11:09 AM
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Star trac plate loaded leverage line.

Anyone try this stuff. I have seen a few pieces for sale. I know it was based on the flex line from years back. There is a lat pull decline press and seated row for sale. Thoughts on these pieces anyone

Rottweiler59‎, 09-12-2019 03:25 AM
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Resistance bands

Hey guys, this is my first post in the forum. My whole life i only went to the gim like 3 days. The fact of this is that i have a spinal desiase ( structural kiphosis), but i need to make my dorso muscles stronger to support my spine. I wonder if the resistance bands are good for me, in exercises...

Alentagus‎, 09-11-2019 05:41 AM
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