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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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Sorinex adjustable heavy bag hanger

Has anyone purchased this piece? How does it function? Pluses and minuses??

zachsummers21‎, 05-27-2022 02:55 PM
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Thoughts on the Kabuki Strength Transformer bar

What's up everyone. I wanted to get the opinions on you well educated folks to see what your thoughts are on the Kabuki Transformer bar. I'm considering purchasing a blemished version so I can get it quicker. The best review I've seen on Youtube was from The Kurtlocker. Other than Coop and the...

Anthony21‎, 05-24-2022 11:35 AM
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Purpose of Smith Machine?

The squat racks at my gym are usually pretty packed, but the Smith machine is eternally empty, save for the one guy who does calf raises once in a blue moon. My question is what else could I use a smith machine for, and is it a significant downgrade from the unassisted squat rack?

Squooshy‎, 05-19-2022 05:08 PM
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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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Monolift?

Hi, I recently bought a 71’ T2 Titan power rack, and was curious as to if anyone has ever messed around with the mono-lift attachment or the safety straps? From what I understand, the monolift (never used one before) can serve as something of a spotter for benching/squatting? Not sure if it’s...

SDeWitt10‎, 05-07-2022 03:07 AM
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Question Adjustable Bench for a Short and Skinny Guy

Hi everyone, I've found several threads on the same topic but most of them are posted in 2015 or earlier and I'm thinking perhaps there are more options now? Used Cybex 5435 seems to be the best choice for someone like me but it's hard to come by so I'm looking into other options, preferably...

pootel‎, 05-23-2022 10:07 AM
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DIY wheeled resistance sled - anyone make something like this?

After seeing videos of the Torque and XPO sleds, there's no way I would want to deal with the hassles of more traditional sleds. With wheeled sleds that have internal resistance, there's virtually no noise to annoy you or your neighbors, no damage to your driveway, no need to load up sled with 45lb...

splitsquat‎, 01-30-2022 08:32 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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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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Repairing a Cable

One of the cables on my Weider machine lost about a foot of its sheath. I inspected the exposed steel cable, and it's fine. The braid isn't frayed. I'm concerned about the exposed section wearing down the nylon pulleys. Any suggestions for replacing the missing sheath? Would electrical or duct...

TimKridel‎, 05-22-2022 02:11 PM
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Squat wedges

Anyone here squat with wedges to elevate heels? Looking for recommendations on a pair to buy. Thanks

JoweW‎, 04-25-2022 11:33 AM
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Thoughts on Irwin Fitness (monolift, bench, roller j-cups)?

Basement Brandon reviewed Irwin Fitness Roller J-Cups and they look pretty great. I checked out their site and the monolift attachment and adjustable bench caught my eye as well. It looks like they put a lot of thought into their products and have good build quality. Not cheap and shipping from...

radrd‎, 05-08-2022 09:20 AM
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The semi-official KIJIJI thread(for us canadians)

this is what i got tonight for $50....i can sell the plates alone for at least $125:

michaelstone‎, 07-21-2012 09:28 PM
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Any Opinions On A Body-Solid Powerline PFT100 Functional Trainer?

Hi all, Looking at a Body-Solid Powerline PFT100 Functional Trainer, anyone got or use one? I want to know if it is worth buying or not, rather spend a bit more if it is not the best! Thanks all!

Revelation14‎, 08-24-2021 02:23 AM
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Thoughts on wide pads for bench? (14")

I'm used to benching off of a standard 12" pad but contemplating making the jump to a 14" wide pad. I don't expect to magically press more weight, but I'm under the impression most people like the wide pads better. What's your experience? I'm not currently experiencing shoulder issues but I...

radrd‎, 05-11-2022 04:07 PM
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Adjustable dumbbells? Which one should I get?

I got some dumbbells and I find myself getting stronger. I don't know how strong I can get I been training at home for about 4 months and don't plan to go to a gym. The problem is lack of dumbbells for each body part. I don't have much space, so not planning to use a barbells. Still able to hit...

ken979‎, 11-09-2021 01:54 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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Review: Pepin Dumbbell handles

Review: Pepin Dumbbell adjustable pro-style dumbbell handles https://www.dumbbellpepin.com/ I'm reviewing the Pepin Dumbbell adjustable pro-style dumbbell handles. I've had them for a couple months now and I'm ready to give my thoughts and opinions. For those that don't know, these are...

BigAlexG‎, 06-29-2021 05:04 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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Looking for recommendations on a new bench

Something in the $350 range. Looking for adjustable positions. The one I have now seems to be a little to tall for me. My feet don’t plant on the floor like I want so Im looking for a upgrade. Any recommendations?

JoweW‎, 04-27-2022 06:10 PM
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Kleva Built Genesis Jack

This thing is awesome. Makes loading and unloading the bar for deadlifts and landmine exercises so easy.

IPW20X‎, 09-09-2021 04:01 PM
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Genesis Deadlift Jack

Has anyone seen this? https://www.genesisjack.com/shop/preorder TShXyY6ZtdU Curious what you guys think of the design. I have a normal deadlift jack. I prefer that design to this design, but there's a lot of pros to this one & it's less than a 1/4 of the price of the Rogue HD Bar Jack....

Synthetickiller‎, 12-23-2017 03:17 PM
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Has anyone used the plate loaded Power-Lift reverse hyper

The one pictured here specifically: https://fitstrength.com/strength-equipment/reversebackextension.htm Seems like the bio-mechanics of it could be really different than others but not sure if that's the case and if it is a good or bad machine or just not as good as a traditionally design. May...

cwcmac‎, 04-29-2022 11:21 AM
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Slim Mediq Keto Gummies

Slim Mediq Keto Gummies : 100% Natural With Calcium and Magnesium, Effective Fat Burn! DESCRIPATION :- Slim Mediq Keto Gummies>>Slim Mediq Keto Gummies Reviews The supplement assumes a lot larger part in forestalling weight gain than it does by lessening weight. It works by straightforwardly...

AtchlMonw‎, 04-29-2022 11:42 PM
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