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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official PR Thread

I have decided to start a PR thread where everybody can simply post their PR's for any given exercise including things like strongman events and oly lifts of course. THIS IS NOT A PLACE TO START YOUR OWN WORKOUT LOG. This will eliminate the need for people starting new threads to post their prs. ...

BEhave‎, 11-03-2008 03:57 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Everything you need to know about SBD knee sleeves

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SPFjudge‎, 10-22-2014 08:29 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: What does "j-ho" know?

What's up everyone, I'm Jeremy Hoornstra and I'm starting a thread here for questions, answers, comments, videos, whatever everyone wants to ask, post, anything. I will do my best to check on here at least daily to answer everyone the best I can. Here's a little background about me. I have...

JDHOORNY‎, 09-13-2013 07:12 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Your first meet.

This subject comes up often enough that we should simply accumulate a list of everything that should be done, and how everything should be handled, for the novice competitor. Please add things that I have forgotten, and when everyone is done, I will compile it into a comprehensive ‘how to’ guide if...

Arlecchino‎, 11-03-2007 05:30 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The DIY Thread: Anything and Everything You Can Make Yourself for PL and Strongman

Disclaimer: I found a TON of DIY’s, but have tried to select the most straightforward, safest, and overall best ones for each category. I have no doubt there are more/better ones out there, so please feel free to add! Also, be safe about this stuff and test it out along the way if you try these...

Doollas‎, 05-02-2010 06:19 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: ** Powerlifting Section Lifter Rankings**

==========OFFICIAL POWERLIFTING SECTION LIFTER RANKINGS========== RANK____LIFTER________BW____SQUAT/BENCH/DEADLIFT/TOTAL______BW MULTIPLE/WILKS 1.............Code_B...............209...................319/203/418/942............................4.5XBW/266

Code_B‎, 12-30-2008 06:47 PM
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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...

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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 07:34 PM
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What is your weakest of the big four and what the F are you doing about it?

Me- Bench press. Ive dropped DLing (Im a natural DLer) so I can get more time in volume in on the bench. I basically flat bench then when I hit a platue Ill swap them for inclines. I dont do any acccessory work at the moment. So basically Im not doing enough now that Ive typed it out. ...

TSNBTAN‎, 10-23-2014 07:45 PM
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tips for bench press competition

I have a bench press competition tomorrow, any tips to improve my bench press numbers and strength? what should I eat before the competition? how should I warm up? will some creatine help improve strength? any tips or advice you can give me helps a lot, thanks

CheseeburgerCat‎, 10-23-2014 01:09 PM
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Post deadlift strugles

Hey everyone, I have been struggeling with deads a lot lately. Especialy getting into a good starting position is not going well (i pull sumo). It just feels awkward and i dont feel i can pull the bar of the ground in a good and efficient manner. Getting it off the ground is always the problem....

meaantje‎, Yesterday 02:19 PM
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The Official Powerlifting and Strongman Family Appreciation thread: Part XVI

final stats from XV: ( TFT counts: dlt76028-Posts:964 doctor220-Posts:411 Jason2459-Posts:349 Northstrong-Posts:305 michael_xyz-Posts: 299 thom2355-Posts: 279 ErickStevens-Posts: 261

isaku900‎, 07-17-2014 12:24 PM
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Bench form - wide grip to narrow question

Has anyone changed their form from a wide to narrow grip (flare to tuck)? What are the initial problems you have when you make the switch? Did you do anything special to overcome the new obstacle, or did time heal all? What kind of power loss did you encounter, or how long did it take to get back...

UFpwrLifter‎, 10-23-2014 09:12 AM
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Critique my DUP program

I had been doing 5/3/1 for the last month or so but, even with a lot of accessory work, i gained muscle disproportionally to strength and strength progress is what ended up keeping me motivated... and strength on the big three isnt really the goal of 5/3/1 and so i wanted a program to focus on the...

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rep percentages

hey guys, im just curious about what you guys do for reps and what percentage of your one rep max you use for it. I've been doing sets of 5 with 75% , 4 with 80%, 3 with 85%, 2 with 90% and singles with 95%... im wondering if these are good general percentages to use for these sets and reps. Ans...

rmgainz123‎, 10-23-2014 08:40 PM
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Race to 405 Squat

I've been following some logs where people are making sick fast progress. Feel like I was messing around too much for the past 4 months using too many stupid variants of the powerlifts. Granted my squat went up but the other lifts stalled out after initial gains. Sticking to the basics with close...

musclehead09‎, 06-23-2014 06:09 PM
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Race To a 500lb Front Squat

Well, thanks to Dan Green and Breathinglife front squats seem to be the thing to do these days. With that said, I think it's appropriate that we have a race to 500. I'm in at 405. I'll post my vid up later I'm at work now.

zmcdole‎, 10-02-2013 04:03 PM
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Choosing your attempts

Just curious as to how all you guys go about your lift attempts.

ryanortiz1‎, Yesterday 12:58 AM
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One Rep Max

I am wondering what you guys do to mentally prepare yourself for a new max

Kev1029‎, 10-23-2014 06:41 PM
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Fat n strong to lean n strong?

Hey everyone Ive been doing heavy weightlifting for about 5 years ( Always 230-250 Pound range) and I feel that because I was overweight + energy from extra calories that I was able to lift heavier and progress faster than my leaner friends. Im at a stage in my life where im ready to lean...

BRIAN10197‎, 10-20-2014 11:15 AM
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why the major strength drop?

Hey i have an issue; just like a month ago my gains on squa, bench and deadlifts were flying up but then they got soo much weaker like a 50 pound drop on all lifts ( while eating and sleeping a ton) so i took a week off and now its still the same on all of them, for example on the bench i can hit...

rmgainz123‎, 10-15-2014 02:32 PM
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Multiple belts

Where do you guys put all your belts? I have ~4 belts and 3 more coming. Is it smart to put them inside a box?

J18W405‎, 10-22-2014 11:22 AM
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Official 600 Deadlift race thread

I like these threads. So....heres another. Rules - Can't currently deadlift 600 lbs. I'm currently at 505. Who's in? Rags85 - 505

Rags85‎, 08-29-2014 12:24 PM
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Weight management strategies for competition (help)

Cliffs: - First Powerlifting competition in a month - Currently about 10 lbs below my weight class max (181) I am around 172 - Continuing to bulk so training goes well Questions: - What are your weight loss strategies to prepare for competition? - How much can i realistically expect to lose...

StrongNameDM‎, 10-22-2014 02:44 PM
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My right knee pops and crackles during squats

So during the ascent my right knee makes a sickening pop-sound. Im not sure, but I think its the patella tendon. Its right under the knee cap and i can sort of feel it in the tendon. There is no pain or swelling during or after training. I guess i'd need an MRI to be sure what it is but I dont feel...

IngeKJ‎, Yesterday 12:24 PM
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more front squat halp

Today I did them like this 105lbs x 8 -1:30 rest 105lbs x 6 -1:30 rest 105lbs x 4 And the 4 rep set was difficult lol. I kinda like it like this but I want to polish "the system" a little, any ideas?

Bballer99‎, 10-23-2014 05:06 PM
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If youve got good joints..

One of my 'secrets' back in High school was to take advantage of having good knees by bouncing out of the bottom on 7-10 rep sets with 75 percent of my max on squat. just wondering if i was an idiot that got lucky or if there is anything to it.

xx45xx‎, Yesterday 09:38 AM
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Squat Form Check


gainmusclefast‎, 10-23-2014 07:04 PM
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Pain in knees/area surrounding knees...form check?

recently made the switch from bodybuilding to powerlifting, and decided to hop on stronglifts 5x5. everything has been good until recently, as I keep increasing weight on squats my knees and the area around my knees is really painful immediately after/during the last set or two--- to the point...

ItsStebeden‎, 10-21-2014 03:53 PM
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Staying upright in a squat with low bar placement

...kind of like most of the IPF classic guys do. Any good cues / tips how to achieve this? I don't have problems with butt shooting back/up. Instead at the very end of descent I have problems with keeping the bar over mid foot (bar drifts froward). Looking from the side it looks like my torso...

ld350‎, 10-23-2014 08:49 AM
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Setting your feet on front squats

Hey guys, I've been mixing in front squats recently since I suck at them. I think my biggest problem is that I can't see me feet and can't tell if they are even like I can on squats before I begin. It's a mental thing and probably not ideal but I'm kinda stuck cause of it. So should I stop the...

squideh‎, 10-22-2014 05:23 PM
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Are SBD knee sleeves worth the $90 investment??

Title^ Im looking into knee sleeves and some people have told me SBD are the ones to go with but $90? srs? what are your opinions

1pecmanlet‎, 10-21-2014 04:41 PM
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Video: Smashing the Bench with Oak & Larry

New training partners and fellow Animal athletes, Kevin "Oak" Okolie and Larry Williams (the 19-year old phenom featured in Animal's "Coming Through" documentary) take their show on the road from the streets of New York to blast the bench at Skiba's Barbell Club in Carteret, NJ. Both Larry and Oak...

naturalguy‎, 10-23-2014 11:24 AM
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