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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: ** 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: 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: 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: 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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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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The Official Powerlifting and Strongman Family Appreciation Thread: Part XVIII

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NorthStrong‎, 02-24-2015 06:21 AM
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Lifting Status

Am I intermediate or advanced if I bench 325 @ 170? (15 years old) And recommendations for best benching strength program? For around 15lbs a month.

sw0leasaurus‎, Today 02:17 PM
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changed skwat form, now strength is down

ive squatted highbar y whole life, but about a month ago, a trainer/powrerlifter changed my squat to a more low bar style....ever since my strength has been down a town. used to be a 400x5 squatter, now 405x1 is extremely hard.. is this normal? what should i do? vid of 395 from today:...

meconfused‎, Yesterday 04:02 PM
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Fractured ankle

Hi there, I'm 19 years old, and have been powerlifting seriously for around a year or so now. My total isn't great( just under 800) at 170 lbs body weight. The problem is, I just fractured my ankle, and will be in a cast and recovering for a bit over two months. Any advice on continuing weight...

ajester7418‎, 06-28-2015 11:56 AM
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Training with a Fractured Ankle

I just recently had to get a cast on my right leg due to a break in the fibula (right at the ankle). I am cleared to work out as long as I am keeping weight off of the foot. I will be in the cast for 2-3 weeks, and then a walking boot for another 3 weeks or so. While I am sad that I will lose...

ajester7418‎, Today 10:52 AM
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Cutting Weight From 260 to 242 - 28 weeks out. Would like some advice.

Wanted to get some opinions on cutting weight for my next competition in January. I'm currently sitting around 260, and want to diet down to 242 for the competition (about 28 weeks out). I would be aiming to lose 1lb/week, and actually want to get to 242 so I wouldn't be doing any water cuts...

adamsz‎, Yesterday 05:47 PM
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Powerbuilding Program Critique

Day-1 Squat-1x5 Bench-1x5 Incline Bench-3x8 Dips-3x8 Incline DB Press-3x8 OH Tricep Extension-3x8 Pushdowns-3x8 Day-2

RippedOGPS‎, 06-26-2015 11:14 AM
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Poll Poll: How do you deadlift?

Interested in seeing the numbers for each technique compared. Hook sumo here.

Larfleeze‎, 06-11-2015 10:43 AM
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Slingshot sizing

160ish lbs. Recommended size is a large but I feel that'd be too big. Anyone else used a large and how much do you weigh / how does it fit for your weight?

aaronpurdy‎, 06-28-2015 09:32 PM
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Heart Rate Variability tracking for recovery monitoring??

I was wondering if anyone out there has experience with HRV as a recovery tracking tool with specific regard to powerlifting. Curious to know if you found it useful, and if you have particular recommendations for an app to use. I have access to a polar heart rate chest strap.

AKGetsStrength‎, Today 12:29 AM
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Deadlift PR+program.

Hey all. Hit a 150kg(330lbs) today @175lbs BW @ 16yrs. About a 30lb PR. Would post vid but I'm sub 50posts so can't post vids or links lol. I've not been following any deadlift program. Just been doing what I feel like on the day. Sometimes 3x5...sometimes high reps etc. Question is,those who...

power350‎, Yesterday 01:12 PM
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Is knee cave ever acceptable?

Everytime I squat fairly heavy weight, my knees cave. Close stance feels uncomfortable so I use kind of a mid stance with toes pointed out, I am able to squat down with knees out perfectly but mid way through the ascent my knees cave in and then I have to push them back out. Idk what causes it,...

twelveosix‎, Yesterday 06:16 PM
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Lots of volume for Bench?

Hey guys, so my Bench has been stuck for a while at 285x5. Ive been doing Texas Method for a while now and Ive seen great results but I just cant move from 285 for bench. Ive been thinking of adding way more volumen and see what happens. I seem to respond very well to higher volume for bench. ...

BarbellPath‎, 06-28-2015 01:36 PM
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Let's talk about knee wraps, baby

I was planning to open a thread about a specific kind of knee wraps but then I remembered how frustrating it is when such a specific thread is posted and how small the contribution it is to the community ...but I am thinking of making a purchase of some knee wraps in the near future. I am not...

PopeTylerIV‎, 06-26-2015 02:26 PM
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Schedulng suggestions

Currently run a 4-day sheiko and meet is in August. While the rep schemes and progression are good I'm not the biggest fan up of the mixed squat/bench days and bench/deadlift days. I'm looking to switch to a 3x week bench, 2-3x week squat, 1-2x week deadlift on a 4 day possibly 5 day split...

aaronpurdy‎, Yesterday 09:48 PM
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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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Building The Monolith Thoughts...

Wendler shared this last night Just wondering peoples thoughts and opinions. FYI, I'm not thinking about doing it, I'm just curious.

bennmuz‎, 06-24-2015 12:45 AM
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Chalk Talk podcast with Zack McCarley

larsen540‎, Yesterday 01:33 PM
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Hook grip for 5 rep sets.

How in the fuk do you guys hook grip when doing high reps? I tried 245 for two which is like 75% for 2 and my thumbs were completely.crushed. Is it supposed to feel like that? I feel like a nail is gonna pop out or something

twelveosix‎, 06-26-2015 04:51 PM
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Realistic Goal for powerlifting total

Hi, I'm 17 years old and my current powerlifting total is about 1,060...How realistic is it for me to reach a total of 1,250 by next June. So basically adding about 190 lb to my total within a year. I would have to stay in 165 weight class I am currently sitting at 165 but around 17% bf so I have...

ImMikeB‎, 06-28-2015 10:47 AM
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Angry worked on mobility and low bar still kills my arms - frustrated

So I've been working on mobility the past 8 weeks and have been doing high bar squats. To me the bar looks like it's being supported completely by my back. Also to note is the fact that I have a 6"0.5 wingspan at 5"7.5. 7% more than my height. Mobility has drastically improved as before I...

Rileh‎, 06-26-2015 05:48 AM
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Form check on new squat PB please!

Give it to me straight and hard men. IPF standards: would this pass? It's a 10 kg increase on my best gym and comp PB Will gladly take any form critiquing fUcOPia0JBs

JamesA1990‎, 06-26-2015 08:22 AM
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Shieko feedback

I know it's a pretty proven program, just wondering what the experiences were like with the individuals that have used the program? Deciding between running this, or the cube method once I finish the current 5/3/1 I'm on. edit: sheiko*** lol

sperez21‎, 06-28-2015 08:28 PM
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Exclamation Cutting--Deadlift & Squat shooting up, Bench decreasing

Im cutting, been cutting for a bit longer than a month so far, lost about 7-8lbs. When I started my cut I was deadlifting about 425 for triples, prob about 405 or so for sets of 5, and i pulled 475 for a 1rm. Now about a month into the cut and I've increased 5 lbs each week. Im at 420 for sets of 5...

BeastinFitness‎, 06-23-2015 03:09 PM
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Is this a good routine for a 15 year old?

My workout routine will probably look like this: Push1: Squats 4x5 Bench Press 4x5 OHP 4x6 Dips 3x6 Incline DB Press 3x8 Tri Pushdowns 3x12 Pull1:

Constspo17‎, 06-25-2015 10:34 PM
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