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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: **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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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: 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 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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum FAQs and Links **Read Before Starting a Thread**

Number one: YES YOUR LIFTS ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO COMPETE. IF YOU CAN LIFT THE BAR AND COLLARS (25KG/55LBS), WRITE YOUR NAME ON AN ENTRY FORM, AND PAY THE ENTRY FEE YOU CAN COMPETE. NO ONE IS GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU, YOU WON'T BE EMBARASSED, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE "COMPETITIVE" DEPENDING ON WHO SHOWS UP....

Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 07:34 PM
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Has anyone here ever have some major setbacks?

so my question is basically has anyone ever had a major injurie that has forced them to stop lifting for a while? My recent lower back pain has me wondering if i should stop lifting for a short period of time. It's been making me depressed thinking about not lifting and not being able to compete in...

Dmetti‎, Today 03:21 PM
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Too much gear?

Got a question for powerlifters that I am hoping you can help answer. When squatting heavy, what is the benefit of wrist wraps and elbow sleeves? I am more into bodybuilding but lift at a powerlifting focused gym and saw a guy doing heavy squats. As he was getting ready to squat, he slid...

Profire‎, Today 05:42 PM
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Hurt my shoulder, what lifts are ok in recovery?

Hello everyone. Been lurking here for a little while now. So I have been doing stronglifts religiously for almost a year now after years of being a diehard calisthenics guy. So everything was going great except my bench was repeatedly stalling. I really put a lot of effort into bumping up my bench...

tulenkot‎, 11-22-2013 05:22 AM
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Real quick SBD thread

I know there's been multiple threads asking about sizing and what-not. I'm aware that for the most effective fit, sizing down two sizes is recommended. I'm in a bit of a situation here. I'm living in Canada so the only online distributor of these sleeves just ran out of medium. To order from...

MikePlow‎, 10-13-2014 01:17 PM
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NEED gym in or around Tallahassee

hey everyone I am training for an upcoming meet in single ply and was recently informed the FSU powerlifting gym i trained at will not be open for awhile. If anyone knows of any somewhat powerlifting friendly gyms I'm desperate and any info would be greatly appreciated even if the gym is a bit of a...

t1016‎, 08-29-2014 09:16 AM
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Anyone in the Tallahasssee area or with contacts in the Tallahassee area?

I am trying to take my lifting serious and am even interested in learning some Olympic lifts as well. My gym is the FSU Leach Center where chalk, grunting, lifts involving olympic style or momentum, bleeding, or dumping a weight(even in a max effort set) is not allowed and depending upon the...

Lwood1990‎, 09-02-2010 08:42 AM
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Post Some free, basic training blocks (DUP Methodology)

There seems to be a lot of DUP threads popping up in this section lately. I get PMs asking about DUP as well quite often. So figured I would post some training blocks I have made for others as well as myself and discuss some of the results. You can do the same thing if it fits your current...

arian11‎, 12-28-2014 01:12 PM
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The Official Powerlifting and Strongman Family Appreciation Thread: Part XVIII

Top 10 posters from last thread (wait on thread close)

NorthStrong‎, 02-24-2015 06:21 AM
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hip circle

i just started using it to warmup this week and my legs were super sore, idk if it it was because using the hip circle helped me activate my glutes/hips better or what. has anyone else had this experience?

gainmusclefast‎, Today 06:57 PM
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First meet Saturday. Examples of meals and shoe question?

Hey guys, I'm doing my first powerlifting meet this Saturday in Erie Pa and I'm super excited. I was wondering if any of you could give me an example of what you eat throughout the day during the meet and how often do you eat? I read the little thing in the one sticky but it still has me...

Ursidae‎, Today 09:11 AM
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is thi good program powerliftin g bodybuilding ti b5/3/1 pear prgo i made

how is this program? thanks Monday Bench Press 5/3/1 + FSL 3 x 5-8 Overhead Press 5 x 10 50% Incline DB Press 5 x 8-12 Pullups 5 x Dips 5 x

basedgod1025‎, Yesterday 01:19 PM
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Squat Plateau on Madcow

Little about me - 24yo, 5" 10", 186lbs, 7% bf I was doing stronglifts 5x5 for a while and am now in week 6 of the standard madcow program. Current weights are (for my heavy 5 rep set): Bench: 290lbs Squat: 320lbs Deadlift: 405lbs As you can see, my squats and deadlift aren't nearly as...

kippx027‎, Yesterday 11:31 AM
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Accessory work programming

Still relatively new to powerlifting, so I'm looking for advice from knowledgeable people with strength training experience. My bench is beginning to stall and I'm just about to start my new program. I'm going to add floor press after speed bench on my second bench day. How would you recommend...

bharms123‎, Yesterday 05:12 PM
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Weightlifting shoes - toe slightly touching front

Hi all, long time lurker with a new SN here. I just received Adidas Adipower shoes, and while they're absolutely amazing, I'm not sure if they fit or if I should exchange them for a bigger size. I know that they are supposed to fit rather tightly, but I don't know if it's OK that I can feel...

DamienEU‎, Today 04:48 PM
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2 weeks to do nothing but train, what should i do?

2 weeks free from school, 2 weeks to get my bench up, how should i make the most of it training wise? im willing to gain a lot of bodyweight to make some big gains, i have the means to train everyday (probably a bad idea though) i would do something like smolov jr but thats too long, what can i fit...

hmenen‎, Today 01:29 PM
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Starting Powerlifting

Hello fellow gym rats! I've been lifting for years trying to bulk/cut to look a certain way, but always get too fat or too small. So I decided to compete in powerlifting. There is a local competition August 1st. Can you guys give me any information on HOW I SHOULD PREPARE? I am totally new to...

glebbyd‎, Today 03:47 PM
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How do I adjust my numbers for 5/3/1

Hello I'm having a hard time understanding how to adjust my numbers. It says add 10lbs to my squat and deadlift and 5 to my bench and ohp. My numbers are S 135x5 b 85x1 d 195x1 ohp 60x1 how would I adjust these numbers for another 3 weeks of 5/3/1?

baileygianna‎, Yesterday 04:14 PM
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new old young small big

I was chatting to this bloke the other day he was deadlifting 70 kg he said he weighed just under 30 stone and he had only been at the gym for a month. Anyways I had a lot of respect for him. And I was wondering why me inc when I was new do people feel awkward or intimidated .when in reality most...

Rosewood55‎, Today 11:28 AM
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Exclamation [Question] I want to be strong but stay at a certain weight, possible?

So let me start off with my goal. I want to be very strong, but not pass 165 pounds, MAX, in body weight. My height is 5'8. Basically I heard if you wanna get strong you gotta eat in a surplus, but then how are there these guys in powerlifting, who are 130lb - 150lb benching over 400 pounds,...

Symbolistic‎, 03-24-2015 04:48 PM
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what % do you deadlift of your 1rep max

Hi all what % 5x5 would u do of your max . im currently maxing at 210 so i was wondering what i should set my 5x5 deads at :) cheers

Rosewood55‎, Yesterday 02:08 PM
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Bench Records for 132lb Male Weight Class

Just wondering if anyone knows any good links to bench weight lifting records for 132 lb males. I did a raw 245 lb lift @ 132 earlier and am interested in how I compare to others so I can set some future goals for myself. Thanks -Cwells

Cwells0815‎, 03-03-2014 02:35 PM
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Singlets

Would I look like a huge tool if I just wore a singlet lifting at my local gym? I think it would be hillarious but also think they would be really comfortable. Thoughts ?

TMStormz315‎, 03-23-2015 11:12 PM
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To change a Deadlift Regime or not? That is the question

Hi all o/ at the moment im doing 5x5 on me deads of 130kg . now i was wondering would i progress me numbers/strength better if i did 5x3 of say 160kg on me deads instead or should i keep with me 5x5. im 31 133kg/293 pounds and me 1rm dead is 210kg? Cheers All any advice for a Beginner would be...

Rosewood55‎, 03-22-2015 02:16 PM
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is it IPF legal to take the insoles out of shoes?

i did that with my shoes and it makes it so im pretty much right against the ground. i dont see why it wouldnt be allowed considering "Deadlift slippers" are ipf approved. but i saw something saying you could not do this. ...

Rileh‎, Yesterday 07:05 PM
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909 lbs American Record (???)

George Leeman breaks American deadlift Record pulling (????????) 909 lbs. Thoughts? Vn6KosrkrRQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn6KosrkrRQ

tom11‎, 03-21-2015 09:30 PM
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