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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: 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: 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: 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: **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 07:47 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 09:29 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 08:34 PM
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What Federation should I go with?

I live in California and was thinking about doing USAPL because it seems the largest and most legit. Thoughts and suggestions?

PowerlifterMark‎, 02-20-2017 03:33 PM
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Beginner/Intermediates: My MadCow 5x5 Experience So Far

Hey everyone, I've been running MadCow 5x5 since mid December and I want to shed some light on how effective this program is for intermediate lifters. When I began, I was at a virtually untrained state after being bed ridden for a month with an awful flu and then strep throat immediately after....

ASValenti‎, 02-17-2017 10:05 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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Would like to start powerlifting

I haven't lifted weights seriously since high school. I'm 31 6'1 280 lbs. My first question is, is it too late to start powerlifting? And any advice? Thanks in advance.

raidernation641‎, Yesterday 04:03 PM
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Weight Class by Height

Anyone have a decent chart or study they can link for a "optimal" weight class based on height. I know these would be on average, and not a case by case, but I'm curious what they say. Edit: Or just your thoughts.

Clydesdale1991‎, 02-20-2017 08:46 AM
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Deadlift form check please

This is a video of me hitting 405 for three reps off about 2.5ish in mats. Wanting to see if anyone has any advice for me, i know the bar drifted in front of me some so that made it harder and that my back is rounded, but that is good as my back can get being 288lbs. Any advice is appreciated ! ...

Powerliftinteen‎, Yesterday 09:55 AM
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A question regarding calculating one's 1RM...

Hey guys. So, I've been back to the gym for the first time in nearly a decade. Working to regain my power while also altering some of my objectives, which is really more diet based than anything. The question I have is, it there a general formula to determine one's 1RM based on a defined...

johnnyfry‎, Yesterday 04:10 PM
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Sumo deadlift torso position

Hi lads, I switched to Sumo and prefer it due to the reduced stress on my back. I pull whitout a belt as I don't like it. My lumbar seems pretty fine, although I've been having a bit of trouble of keeping it extended, it goes back to neutral. One thing though is I'd like to widen my stance...

RussianCali‎, Yesterday 03:08 PM
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Smile Natural Powerlifting Progression Queries

Hello people, I am 22 years old. I started powerlifting in July of 2014 at the age of 20. I weighed 145 lbs and was 5'6" tall then. My PR's were: Bench 90 lbs X 5 Front Squat 90 lbs X 5 Deadlift 135 lbs X 5 Barbell Rows 90 lbs X 5 back then. Now I weigh a 197 lbs and am 5'9" tall. My PR's are:...

VSSShankar‎, Yesterday 05:36 AM
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6 months until first meet, how much progress can I make?

I am planning on registering for my first powerlifiting meet in August, and I want to be somewhat competitive (not be completely out of place). I haven't done a 1rm on everything but my best rep PR's are: 325x8 or 9 squat 240x1 bench (I've had unrelated elbow injuries, but I'm good now) 410x6...

GregHair‎, 02-20-2017 12:05 PM
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13 Weeks Out From Meet, 700 deadlift goal at 198

Hey guys, I've done 3 bodybuilding contests before, which I have logged before on here. However, I am now 13 weeks out from a powerlifting meet. I have taken on Pete Rubish as my coach, he will be doing my programming leading into this meet, and hopefully beyond as I look to do more after...

Opeth09‎, 01-31-2017 05:24 PM
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Is a 445 pound deadlifts at 160 pounds good?

Tonight I deadlifted 445 pounds my best ever. I weigh 160 pounds and I'm 6'1" 39 years old. I've been deadlifting for a year and a half. Is it possible to get to 500 at this weight? I started at 275 pounds

Rguy1977‎, 01-23-2017 11:05 PM
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Peaking Frequency

Hi, I have a meet coming up in November (8 months away). I am also moving up a weight class (gaining about 10lbs). I am unsure if I should do one extended prep consisting of about 4 months hypertrophy, 2 months strength/transition, and 6 weeks peaking+deloading OR two more traditional cycles of 2...

Ilyseath‎, Yesterday 03:36 PM
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Lightbulb Novice lifter seeks honest critique of training programme

Hello all, Started strength training ~5 years ago (August 2012) and stalled on a few lifts. I need to take things to the next level so will look to pick out any obvious flaws in my programme. I am open to ALL your advice/critique (rep schemes, diet, frequency, form) so even if I don’t agree with...

DarkUKKnight91‎, Yesterday 03:02 PM
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Problems with Programming

My current BW is around 169-172lbs and my best lifts (comp. form) are Squat 365, Bench 295, and Dead 495. I have noticed that I am much stronger in higher rep ranges (1-5) and, therefore, when I try any type of program - Texas Method, Juggernaut Method, Candito's 6 week program - I have to...

Rpoland77‎, 02-20-2017 08:49 AM
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proper breathing during heavy squats...

Anyone have any advice on how to properly breathe when doing heavy squats? i take a deep breath into my belly while standing before i begin, then hold it while i descend into the hole, but then kind of hold it all the way until i'm back at the top. i feel like if i exhale on my way up then i...

fitfanatic123‎, 02-20-2017 01:11 PM
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Question Best accessories for front squats ?

I'm close to that 4 plate squat and want to know what accessories have helped improve your front squat ? Currently fs twice a week

Loochi‎, 02-20-2017 02:35 AM
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Question ––––– 6th Lumbar Vertebrae ––––– NEED HELP

Hey fellas, I'll go straight to the point. Anything will be extremely appreciated! I have an extra lumbar vertebrae (L-6), because of genetics; my dad has it, grandparent etc... Normal people have 5 lumbar vertebrates (as you already know). I'm a competitive powerlifter and since a 2-3...

Rider91‎, 02-17-2017 07:00 PM
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Big Z injured again!

Separated his Deltoid from the bone due to a pinched nerve while doing a 710kg yoke in training. Will be out 2-3 months. No Arnold or Europe's Strongest Man this year for sure, which is too bad, was super excited to see him back.

EpicLevelWizard‎, 02-19-2017 09:16 AM
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How great is being part of the 1000 lbs. club?

Ever since several months ago, I have become a member of the 1000 lbs. club. My best 1 RM stats that I have displayed so far are: low bar back squat below parallel: 335 lbs. Bench Press: 230 lbs. Deadlift: 445 lbs. total: 1010 lbs.

RaoSupes‎, 02-05-2017 01:45 PM
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Talking Should I have active rest days during Texas method?

I'm wondering if I can gain significant strength through linear progression if my bench is 290, squat is 385, and deadlift is 455. Specifically the Texas method. And also if my in between days or at least a couple of them be active rest days?

partyboi351‎, 02-16-2017 02:39 PM
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Thoughts on volume/intensity on this program (programming nerds welcome)

Hey, I'm 24 y/o and my S/B/D is about 165/115/240 kgs (363/253/528 lbs) at 78 kg (171 lbs). I feel my deadlift is a bit ahead and want to focus on squat/bench for a cycle, at least. How does this look in terms of volume/intensity? Any particular week that looks harder/easier? Note that I...

BigHardVeiny‎, 02-17-2017 11:12 AM
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800 Deadlift (VID) XPC Finals at the Arnold in 2 weeks

I wouldn't normally make a thread in the general powerlifting section but this has been a lifetime goal of mine for awhile now, I'm proud of this and thought it might be worthy here. I'm competing at the XPC Finals at the Arnold in 2 weeks in Columbus, OH in the 242 class. Bodyweight is at 250...

ffguitarist14‎, 02-16-2017 10:49 PM
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Squat Form Check

Hey guys, finished up my workout today and I would appreciate it if you can check my squat form and critique. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=lmr61zrxLKc Moved faster then it felt. Not sure how to embed on mobile. Noticed my feet look really uneven on video, I align them...

ASValenti‎, 02-14-2017 06:50 PM
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when i can start a strongman program?

I've been going gym for about two months now, im 180cm and weigh 94-95kg. squat: 140kg deadlift: 160kg bench: 80kg ohp:55kg x 5 those are my numbers, i know theyre pretty **** but Im only sixteen. Ive been doing stronglifts 5x5. I know these numbers aren't exactly strongman standards but...

chewysteak‎, 02-17-2017 02:11 PM
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