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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: 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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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: **Bodybuilding.com 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

Search these threads before asking another question: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=157063543&highlight=SBD http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164560211&highlight=SBD http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164691451&highlight=SBD ...

SPFjudge‎, 10-22-2014 08:29 AM
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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...

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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 07:34 PM
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Talking How are my PR's

I'm 150 pounds and was wondering what I match up to... Recently hit a 230 bench cleanly with only a help on the liftoff 315 squat (past parallel not this half repping ****) And a 405 deadlift with a belt, no straps For a 150 lb 18 year old how are these PR's? Are they something I should...

joeyshredz15‎, 09-23-2016 07:04 PM
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The Official Powerlifting and Strongman Family Appreciation Thread: Part XIX

Top Ten From Part 18 308smk - 560 NorthStrong - 462 martin_mathers - 364 breathinglife - 360 Daemonium - 312 Hamzzza - 307 dang111 - 273 kmc06005 - 270 adamsz -263

isaku900‎, 10-12-2015 09:11 PM
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Help on bench

Hey fellow strong people, i need help on increasing my bench. Im 21 weighing 140 lbs standing at 5'6 and my max bench ever was 210. And please dont just say eat more because i've tried bulking many times but i've got the godly asian metabolism that stops me. My program right now is benching 3 times...

zhi90‎, 09-28-2016 09:02 PM
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Keeping full upper back/lat tightness with mixed grip in the deadlift??

I was looking for ways to improve my technique, and found I'm in a much tighter position using a hook grip. Am I doing something wrong with mixed grip, or should I just transition into hook grip? Despite how badly it's going to kill my thumbs. I seem to not be as tight on the side that's underhand...

DrayCarter‎, 09-27-2016 02:25 AM
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Question Deadlift help me pull 200kg

Looking for some suggestions on increasing weight ideally want to pull 200kg in 2months time at the next meet.. Atm I've pulled a 170kg few weeks back. Next meet wasn't supposed to be till Christmas but been brought forward to end of Nov.. What's the best approach.. Bodyweight 76kg ...

craigp4294‎, 09-25-2016 11:33 AM
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Would this be an ok plan for a 12 hr weight cut?

So My comp is nov 5, im going to come in around 186-188lbs, easy 4-6lb weight cut for 181lb class. My question is my weigh in will be at 7pm Friday evening, the night before the meet, should I cut water out the entire day(I work 7-3:30 that day and then drive 2 hours to the meet). Not sure if...

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Question Ideal deadlift angle ? (Picture model included)

Curious to which of these three angles uses the lats ideally or is overall the strongest starting position? Thanks!

danielalbano522‎, 09-28-2016 10:54 PM
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Madcow 5x5, modifying squats on deadlifts day?

Hey all. Been doing 5x5 for probably 8 or 9 weeks now. Finally started failing some things. Failed 315x5 bench, (got 4), failed 180x5 OHP. (got 3). Squat and deadlift I had not failed yet. But today I felt like the warmup squats were killing my legs before I even started my deadlift. ...

BrooklynBravest‎, 09-28-2016 12:30 PM
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maintaining strength while on a trip?

Going to be away for 4 weeks, with little to no gym access I estimate ill get in 1 x per week MAX. Any tips on maintaining strength? RIP Gains :(

JamesA1990‎, 09-26-2016 07:37 PM
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Indigo Project

Anyone know anything about this program? Results? Trainer at the gym recommended it so... Any feedback on it would be greatly appreciated. It's a high frequency strength training program made by Christian Thibaudeau over at T-nation. Not sure how credible he is or that website for that matter.

young1wisdom‎, 09-12-2016 08:30 AM
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Bodybuilding to Powerlifting Routine

Hello everyone! I have posted in here before when I was just starting to be interested in powerlifting. Since then, I met with a powerlifting to over commands and all that. I am going to compete in a national show for bikini in August (almost a year away) and in my offseason, I plan to compete...

bodybybiff‎, 09-26-2016 05:22 AM
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Fixing your squat | bryan dermody

QUESTION: "IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH ANKLE OR HIP MOBILITY IN YOUR SQUAT WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP FIX THIS?" There are essentially three things to address in correcting this problem: 1. Mobility (both hip and ankle), 2. Core stability, 3. Footwear. Letís address these one at a...

TeamHMB‎, 09-27-2016 07:42 AM
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Tips to quickly go 225->250 bench press?

Hi guys, I am not a powerlifter just a regular gym goer. Regardless of that I would really like to hit 250 on bench. Last time i tried one rep max I did 225 and didnt feel like i could do more. What would be the quickest way to do this? I am 21, 178lbs 5'11 relatively lean(14-15%) been training...

krokodil‎, 09-25-2016 10:43 AM
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Sumo Deadlifts = Bone bruising on knee?

Frustrating. TLDR: Compete with conventional, switched to sumo this training block to see if it was a better fit. Watched/read multiple tutorials. Want to give it a solid effort (full training cycle) before saying "its not for me." Cant figure out what Im doing but I seem to be banging the bar...

vmwhey‎, 09-26-2016 07:43 AM
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Making weight for a meet

My 3rd powerlifting meet is 20 days away (15th October). I need to be in the 82.5kg/182lb weight class but today I woke up at 85.5kg/188.5lb. I wanted to grow into the meet but now I accept I'm going to have to do more than cut water weight. The weigh in is two hours before I lift. I'm fairly new...

Patrickclose09‎, 09-25-2016 02:34 AM
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Bench Press program recomendations?

I have 14 weeks till my next comp and my bench has been stagnant for ~ 12 months Anyone recommend any bench programs? I have 3 x week available, only monday, wednesday, friday Something that i have had fairly good success with was smolov jnr, so i might respond well to lots of volume ...

JamesA1990‎, 05-16-2016 10:12 PM
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What do you do when your form breaks down ?

Say if i go for a rep pr and my form breaks down pretty badly so you call that a missed lift ? My deadlift form has started breaking down at 270x5 with some back rounding and i dont know if to keep progressing or to drop the weight and work on form :/

Rollypolliolly‎, 09-23-2016 06:02 PM
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Question Military and powerlifting - need beginner schedule!

Hello friends, a bit of introduction about myself first... I have been doing casual lifting for around 2 yrs (on and off, not really serious), ectomorph type currently sitting at 66kgs with around 10~12% bf (aprox guess). I am currently in Singapore military and I have to stay in camp until...

JonathanLo779‎, 09-25-2016 12:49 AM
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Question A Case For The Front Squat And SSB Squat.

Hello, I am 19 Years Old, 160lbs and 5,5-5,6. And I have been in love with the deadlift for a good amount of time now. For the past year I've forged my Sumo Deadlift to a weight of 455lbs and I am aiming for a 500lb pull soon. Being small I tend to end up using a large amount of leg strength during...

Hockeykid97‎, 09-25-2016 02:55 PM
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Clint Darden - Even a lion falls & fails

Worth watching. Inspiring. He has a better excuse than anyone to give up and quit yet keeps fighting with a positive attitude. https://youtu.be/-4kTy1SKd3o Can't get the video to embed.

Clintcase‎, 09-25-2016 10:07 AM
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Mass gaining program

Hey guys, been running several PL programs recently and just came off a Sheiko cycle which gave me some pretty good gains (+7.5kg squat, +12.5kg bench +10kg deadlift). I only weight 94kg (208lb), probably about 20% bf and am 6 foot 1.5 so was thinking of hopping on a program with a main purpose...

deathmetalDL‎, 09-22-2016 06:32 PM
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serious question about partial ROM for big 3

I've been looking at various programs and there are several that have partial ROM deadlifts as part of the routine. E.g. cube method, smolov, big texas (cowboy). Some only have the block pulls, but others also have deadlift-to-knees. So my question is, why is this partial ROM prescribed for...

screamingjesus‎, 09-21-2016 11:25 PM
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Bench program

I'm going to start up Candito's 6 week program. Problem is the bench portion didn't do much for me last time I ran it. Anyone have some direction on a good bench program to include alongside it? Appreciate the info.

Anthony21‎, 09-10-2016 10:03 AM
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should i compete with a 1000lbs total?

I'm 148lbs atm 5'9 and i'm closing in on a 1000lb total. I feel i could have it within a few months of deligent training from here. Realistically what chances to I have of wining a local meet?

Superh1‎, 09-16-2016 03:25 PM
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John Haack Q&A

I'll be recording a Q&A with all time world record holder John Haack today. Post questions here to get them answered.

askow‎, 12-31-2014 10:06 AM
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