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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: 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: 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: ** 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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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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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...

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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 07:34 PM
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program critique

this is my current program any advice would be gratefully appreciated. Monday Exercise Squats 3x5 Bench Press 3x5 Chin ups amrap 3 sets Lat Pull Downs 3x8 Lat Pull Downs V Handle 3x8 Dumbbell curls 3x10

lift2shift1234‎, Yesterday 03:24 PM
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Do you flare out your rib cage when bench pressing to achieve a bigger arch ?

Flaring out my rib cage and kind of like sucking my stomach in lets me get a significantly bigger arch when benching. On the other hand a lot of great lifters suggest to keep the rib cage down and brace the abdominal wall for all of the big 3 lifts, which is impossible to do, with flared out...

SchruteGenes‎, Today 07:40 AM
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Water Manipulation

Have we had a discussion on water manipulation for dropping some weigh on here?

HamburgerTrain‎, Today 08:34 AM
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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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Weightlifting shoes

Has anybody had any experience with them? Been looking at the Adidas PowerLift and the Rogue Do-Wins. Adidas are about $30 cheaper, but I can't find any other color in stock besides white. . . Rogue Do-Wins $119 Adidas PowerLift...

ABizzLe‎, 02-22-2012 07:33 PM
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Slingshot vs Close-Grip for Lockout

Hi Guys, I've searched far and wide (on and via Google) for an answer to my question and have unfortunately been unsuccessful. Essentially, I'm wondering what you think (i.e. your opinion) would have the best carry over into a stronger bench press; in particular the lockout. Is it...

ExEctomorph‎, Today 06:40 AM
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Will knee sleeves help?

My right knee eventually is going to need a scope as it makes a slight crunching sound and has some pain when doing squats. It also feels a little weaker than the left when going very heavy. I am new to PL so I am not very familiar with knee sleeves. Would the be of some assistance in keeping the...

unccwrestler‎, 09-16-2014 10:44 AM
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Picking attempts

I've competed in 4 PL meets and I've gone about picking my attempts slightly differently each time. My next meet is nov 1st and I'm trying to decide how I want to plan my numbers. Do you experienced guys/girls like to go for the pr on the 3rd attempt and smoke your 2nd attempt to build so e...

Black_Spit‎, Yesterday 07:47 PM
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Flared my elbows out a bit and bench strength went up!!

So was doing some floor presses this morning and flared my elbows out a bit more than usual (pretty sure I was tucking more than recommended 45 degrees). Suddenly I felt a bit more pec/shoulder involvement but felt quite a bit stronger especially near the bottom of the movement. Having come...

scotpak1979‎, Yesterday 07:48 AM
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Official 500lb Raw Bench Press Race Thread

As a number of people have hit their goal in the 455lb race thread I decided to start a 500lb race. That and some people were using that thread for a race over 455 anyway. This is to be done raw (No bench shirts/slingshots). TnG is fine, this is just a fun competition for motivation more than...

TrettinR‎, 04-15-2014 01:56 PM
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Proraw 6 - results

Aussies are getting it right. 4 weight classes, same rules, 1 winner a class. Simple and relatable. No wishy washy Ben Rice philosophy about 'being a better person and pushing yourself for your own satisfaction. It was intense, the competition of fierce, and fuk me was it nice to actually be in...

babylover‎, 09-15-2014 10:49 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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Looking to add weight to Deadlift, any good programs?

In 2 months I will have been lifting for a year now. My deadlift is at 450 right now, I was hoping to reach 500 before the end of the year just as a personal goal. Never followed any kind of program, always just done my own thing. Any good programs I could follow to reach/get as close as possible...

lRemarkable‎, Today 12:06 AM
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What can limit dorsiflexion while the knee is in full flexion?

Don't really know where else to pose this question, plus there seems to be the more knowledgeable posters in this forum. I high bar and can keep my torso decently upright, but I wish it were more upright. I have long femurs, but can sufficiently dorsiflex getting my knees a few inches past my...

sumphuk‎, Yesterday 09:47 PM
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Thumbs up NEWS: New Animal Powerlifter - Kevin "Oak" Okolie

Kevin “Oak” Okolie started lifting when he was a junior in high school: “I think my first gym goal was to bench 185, which I reached after several months.” While he was never a great bencher, Oak did get stronger. Still, he wasn’t training for PRs. He was looking for a way to improve his running....

naturalguy‎, 09-08-2014 01:53 PM
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Just ordered a Okie deadlift bar. Please share experiences thoughts

As the title says, I just ordered a Okie deadlift bar. Called first to verify they had stock. Said it should ship by Sat. (I had read some negative reviews on long wait times). I was debating between the Texas deadlift bar and the Okie. Went with the Okie as specs / reviews were nearly...

induced_drag‎, 09-16-2014 01:15 PM
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Help, I need to know your opinions on this new program that my gym's trainer made me

Hey guys, I used to try gaining strength with stronglifts 5x5 and all the trainer's in my gym said don't do it it's kind of an overtraining when it comes to the legs... anyways, my gym' trainer made a compromise... so this is it.... It''s still 5x5 and 3 days a week... Sunday: 5x5 Bench...

isaacabramov‎, 09-16-2014 08:41 PM
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Moved: Powerlifting Motivation Videos

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Found Romaleos new for $119.99 at Champs Sports Saw a comment on YT and checked it out to verify it for myself. Cheapest I've seen them Thought I would let you guys know. If this is against the rules then please delete this...

Sustain‎, 09-13-2014 09:44 PM
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Has anyone achieved a big bench press (400-500+) by pressing every day?

I'm doing more and more research into Broz training philosophy, but it seems from what I can tell, even he doesn't seem to recommend bench pressing every day. Has anyone ever achieved a very large press by bench pressing every day? I know a few people here that bench press every day, but have any...

cirion0000‎, 09-16-2014 08:25 AM
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Powerlifting routine advice - Sets, reps, pause sets, Olympic lifting, overall volume

Hi, I hope all is well. I am looking for some constructive criticism/feedback on my powerlifting schedule I have been power lifting for about 2 years, age 33, approximately 10% body fat, weight = 79kg = 175lb I live quite remotely and as such, I have virtually no access to a gym or...

criscook‎, Yesterday 10:22 AM
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Whats with kunt spotters?

Would of had 3, possibly 4 reps, but I know I can only count 2 because the spotter touched it Thg4_I4EpoA

MuscleMigraine‎, 09-12-2014 05:10 PM
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Angry What happened to my Deadlift?

I've recently gotten into powerlifting, raised my squat to 355x3, 225x1 Bench, and 440x1 Dead. However, recently my deadlift just crapped out on me. I've been PRing my back squat every week, and for the last four sessions I almost couldn't lock 315-365 out. Should I not be squatting and deadlifting...

StrongWant‎, 09-16-2014 06:18 PM
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Breath technique on deadlifts

I've recently started doing it on squats and I can see it's importance there. But is it neccessary on deadlifts? It may sound retarted that I'm already doing it while squating so why do I ask for deadlifts, but I had my fair share of being dizzy after doing the dl. Also I'm afraid of fainting...

IsThisRealKnife‎, 09-14-2014 02:33 PM
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Strengthening knees out muscles

When squatting I'm having difficulty keeping my glutes activated and I lose my hip stability while I descend. Because of this, my adductors pick up the stability my glutes are losing and my hamstrings don't contribute like they should. So basically I have weak hammies and glutes and I'm trying to...

mls220‎, 09-15-2014 06:44 PM
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