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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 04:57 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 07:19 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 08:12 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 06:30 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 07:47 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 09:29 AM
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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 08:34 PM
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Deadlift technique check

Hey all , Set a PR today on deadlift for 665lbs. It was a bit if a grinder. Just wondering what your thoughts are on my form and if it's seems to be breaking down on max attempt. Appreciate you feedback. Thanks

Caperjay‎, Yesterday 06:40 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 10:11 PM
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New to powerlifting (belt question)

Hey guys. So I've recently become interested in powerlifting after a few years of bodybuilding style workouts. Ive got a question about the use of belts. For starting out and beginners, would a belt be recommended? I currently just have a regular belt that I use (Addidas leather) nothing too...

creepymonster‎, 12-01-2016 05:48 AM
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Best way to maintain strength while cutting for first meet

Committed to my first meet mainly to support my friend but I do enjoy lifting so I'm looking forward to it as well. I am currently 185 at probably 20% bf. I would like to be somewhat competitive and right now with about a 1040 total I want to get down to the 165 class. The meet is nine week away....

Shaunzx14‎, 11-18-2016 01:23 PM
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Determining ideal deadlift toe angle?

What is a good way to determine if you're built more for toes straight ahead of further outwards? Not talking stance width or foot position in relation to the bar, strictly talking angle of your toes from your heel. I have been doing maybe 5-10 degrees toes out but it almost feels more...

BrooklynBravest‎, 12-01-2016 08:54 AM
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cramps in the balls of my feet when squatting

hi, sometimes When squatting I get cramps in the balls of my feet in the muscles that flex the 4th and 5th toes. I try to keep my weight midfoot, but even the slightest mistake causing a small weight shift and that muscle will cramp, often mid-set. It doesn't kill the set but it's a big...

jonglo‎, 11-28-2016 03:46 AM
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Bench press daily to compete ?

I want to compete in bench press. When I hit the gym, first I used to bench press 2 sets (heavy) and then I do my regular routine. Does this help ?

98dhanush‎, 11-27-2016 10:24 AM
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Want to outlift this annoying guy

Okay I know it's kind of petty but there's this annoying guy but he's pretty damn strong for his size(175 pounds). I'm not only working out to beat this guy it's just another goal I have haha. He deadlifts 5 plates for 1 rep max. Currently I'm 197 at 5'9 and can do two plate deadlift for 4-5 reps,...

Jag12345‎, 11-30-2016 01:41 PM
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Powerlifting and Fat Loss

I've always trained like a bodybuilder because thats what I just started doing when I got into fitness. recently though ive become really interested in powerlifting and want to give it a go. But, I want to cut, as Ive got quite a high BF% (~30%), Will powerlifting be an efficeint way to lose fat...

creepymonster‎, 11-30-2016 03:54 AM
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RPE confusion?

I have been looking into RPE based programs, but am confused about something. If the program asks for: Squat 3x5 @8 (RPE) How do i find out what my RPE 8 is for that day? Do i just randomly put on weight and adjust the weight until i am doing an RPE 8 at 5 reps? (Which might lead to many...

SwagOnDeck‎, 11-30-2016 06:41 AM
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148 pound weight class lifter ages and current stats

Please list ur lifting stats and goals if u want for ur powerlifting seasoni. My season comes up like after football which is like in november to feb. Age:17 Years lifting:3.5 yrs Bench:220 Squat:300 Deadlift:390 I know they might be kinda sucky but i only lifting during powerlifting...

Black17‎, 08-17-2007 05:14 PM
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conventional deadlift with hook grip

is it fine to use hook grip with conventional? never really see guys pulling conventional with hook grip

muscleman12345‎, 11-24-2016 04:18 PM
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Smile Excellent lower body mobility routine for rehab/prehab

Hey guys! Would like to share a warmup routine/mobility program that limits injuries (prehab) and works well with rehab too. It also improves your lifts/helps you progress faster. These mobility moves have been appropriately structured and designed by Joe Defranco. Lower Body (agile 8) ...

creepymonster‎, 11-30-2016 09:29 PM
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Am I getting weaker because of my diet? Or is it because of ****ty training?

Am I getting weaker because of my diet? Or is it because of ****ty training? The only lift that have consistently gone up these past several weeks was my squat. I squat 6 days a week, and last week I added another squat session on my sixth day. So far, after five weeks, my squat went from 335...

Zombocalypse‎, 11-30-2016 07:17 PM
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How do you recover from a failed week?

Hi all i've been into a 12 week program and currently on my 8th week the first 7 weeks was amazing i was making good progress and ive been making rep PRs for the past 2 weeks but fast forward to this week .... it's been pretty awful i was supposed to do 4x3 @ x weights for deadlifts...

tohno‎, 11-29-2016 09:24 PM
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back to a linear progression, need program help

just got off 5/3/1 after 14 months since I cant progress anymore. Tried everything, nothing works. Hoping to get my main 3 lifts up, but also hoping to my high bar squat, floor press and conventional deadlift some where, since I NEVER do these lifts. I've been in a low volume phase for the last...

vkai997‎, 11-29-2016 10:34 PM
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Training friend; Difficulty with max attempts

Hello PL forum. I've been training one of my friends for a little while now, his aim is to compete in a powerlifting comp. He's around 6' tall, about 83kg (183lbs), has gained significant weight and strength while staying lean. When training alone he had developed some major issues with...

JiP‎, 11-26-2016 04:13 PM
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Hello all, I've just started a new gym, which seems to me a good time to sort myself out. I've been stagnating not really going up the weight,I'm keen on power to weight ratio, and really want to excel in powerlifting. (Personal goals, not competing) I've been watching a few powerlifters on...

Massier1993‎, 11-29-2016 04:07 PM
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Bench Press Bar Path (vid)

Ive been practicing trying to get that 'J' bar path on the bench press This is my first time tracking it - and turns out I bring it down on an angle, and push it back up at the exact same angle - is this ok? Most bench press 'guides' that refer to the 'J' bar path say bring it straight down,...

JamesA1990‎, 11-28-2016 07:28 AM
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hands on bar while spotting. Does the rep still count?

Hit a huge rep PR on squats and had side spotters on each side for it. One of the spotters on the left said that he was loosely holding the bar from the side just in case. does the PR still count? I've heard people say that its only a PR if there are no hands other than your own. I still...

vkai997‎, 11-21-2016 10:32 PM
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Novice stalls

Stats: 90kgs, 185cms, ~15-17% bf, 20 y.o. Current best lifts: S: 95kgsx5 DL: 125kgsx5 Bench: 75kgsx5 I have started weight training with SL5x5 about two months ago and enjoyed quick gains in the beginning. Afterwards had to switch to an SS-style (with extra chinups and dips) program due to the...

fafaedras‎, 11-29-2016 05:00 AM
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Official 700lb Deadlift Race Thread

I just did 600 a month or so ago. Others have also got to 600 in the last race thread as well, so heres a 700lb deadlift thread. Link to the 600 race thread. No rules. Just for fun, talking about programming and such and showing off. ...

Rags85‎, 08-06-2015 02:08 PM
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Hands too small/bar too thick for hookgrip?

My hands aren't that small, so I presume I have a thick barbell. I can't get my thumb far enough around the bar in order to wrap my hand around it, is there anything I can do to fix this? I am currently using double overhand for 315lbx5, but my grip is starting to fatigue and I don't want to...

ForeverPulling‎, 06-02-2013 10:13 AM
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Where do you incorporate your variation lifts?

Where do you guys incorporate your variations of bench, squat and deadlift? Do you replace the main lift that day entirely with variation? Currently I squat and bench twice a week and I do deadlifts and shoulder press once a week. I'm doing 5x5 for about 3 months now and I want to start to...

BrooklynBravest‎, 11-27-2016 05:24 PM
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New benches in my gym are too low

All the benches in my pleb$hit gym have been replaced with new ones which are about 1-2 inches below comp bench height. It doesn't seem like much, but it's completely ruined my whole foundation, so my arch, leg drive and tightness is all gone. Does anyone have any tips on how to get by with...

ridge_forrester‎, 11-20-2016 04:26 AM
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