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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: 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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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: **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: 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: 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: 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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Best Belts still around?

I've been trying to contact them to ask a question and haven't been able to get them on the phone or email. I read the wife was having some health problems in another thread. Does anyone know if they're still around and taking orders?

0p3rator‎, 03-02-2015 11:45 AM
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Question can someone give me a good 1RM ballpark idea?

Earlier this week I did a RAW assessment for some military training my unit was doing. One of the events was a 225lb deadline for as many reps as possible. I was able to do 33 reps, which was the most out of all other people in the assessment. My question is how much do you think my 1 RM would be?...

1989guy‎, 04-25-2015 04:23 PM
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Why isn't the RTS program more popular?

Mike T has coached more Champions in his short career then most coaches have in the last 10 years. The Results speak for them selves, Plus he is the only American to get gold in the Worlds in a long long time. I believe that the next top 2 Powerlifters use his system as well.

21infantry‎, 05-12-2015 09:26 PM
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First meet!

We'll to make a long story short entered a local meet here in Baden Wurtemburg. It was advertised as a raw meet but they allow Knee Wraps. I have never used Knee wraps but want to be competitive. Any suggestion on any beginner Knee Wraps as I understand that there is a learning curve with them. I...

21infantry‎, 04-27-2015 03:50 AM
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RTS vs DUP

Quick questions on the differences, between DUP and RTS. Besides being RPE and Rep Percentages, both these programs seem to be formulated the same way. What am I missing here?

21infantry‎, 05-20-2015 01:57 PM
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Wrist deviation feats

Was thinking of those sledgehammer/axe holds some old-time strongmen used to do. Found some ExRx stuff that seems related http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/WristFlexors/DBUlnarFlexion.html http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/WristFlexors/LVUlnarFlexion.html ...

2bars‎, 05-25-2015 04:37 PM
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How much fatigue is acceptable?

How fatigued do you get from training at a somewhat optimal level of intensity for progress? Is it individual? I mean I can do workouts with meh-weights and I'll feel better both after the workout and the day after, than I would if I trained heavy (but still within reasonable limits, judging from...

AADA7A‎, 05-09-2015 04:28 AM
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Transitioning programs / tips appreciated

Currently running : Candito's 6 week for squat/deads and a 3x week DUP bench. Both programs wrap up in 2 weeks so the week of July 1st-7th I'll be trying my new maxes (squat 4th, bench 5th, deadlift 7th). Going to base progress off of competition PRs 355/255/445 and not gym PRs 370/265/475(may use...

aaronpurdy‎, 05-17-2015 06:01 PM
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Assistance work for big 3 (squat, bench, dead)

So my current workout regimen looks like this : M - off T - bench 1 W - Leg 1 (squat/dead) Th - Bench 2 F - off Sat - Leg 2 (squat/dead) Sun - Bench 3 Current assistance work per day (excludes what i do on main lift):

aaronpurdy‎, 05-03-2015 07:24 PM
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Sheiko experiences

I'm looking to run sheiko 29-37-37....32(meet prep phase) Anyone ran any of these programs and have seen good gains and any tips? I know for the bench you want to add about 5%/10lbs to your initial 1RM and pause the reps to see progress. Also any modified assistance work that you've found...

aaronpurdy‎, 05-20-2015 10:15 PM
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Candito 6 week program - deadlift

So I'm on my 2nd cycle of Candito's 6 week program. I'm having problems with deadlifting after the squat portion on the leg days. I've pulled 445 competiton in April and I'm seeming to run into some issues. For example week 3 : Squat Warm Up 315 x4-6 315 x4-6 315 x4-6 Deadlift Warm...

aaronpurdy‎, 05-14-2015 09:33 PM
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Sheiko Scheduling and assistance question

I'm planning on running Sheiko 29 and the format is as follows : Day 1 - bench/squat Day 2 - deadlift/low volume bench Day 3 - bench/squat I'm changing out the deadlift portion for Ed Coans program which is 1x a week as well and the assistance w/ this includes stiff legs, bent over rows, lat...

aaronpurdy‎, 05-25-2015 11:11 AM
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Post Sumo Deadlift form

No I don't have a video of me deadlifting sumo. I pull conventional but am considering sumo so I have a few questions. I'm 5'5" if that makes any difference. I set my feet inside of the rings on sumo, but what helps you determine just how wide is right for you? I know not to sink your butt too deep...

aaronpurdy‎, 05-21-2015 05:57 PM
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Post powerlifting meet looking for new program (primarily for bench)

This weekend I had an APA meet and got @153.6 lbs (should've cut down a class) Squat - 355, got redlighted at 365 for going slightly too high but drove it up smoothly Bench - 245 Deadlift - 445 So prior to this I ran Canditos program withe Nick Wright's modified bench portion because the...

aaronpurdy‎, 04-20-2015 11:03 AM
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Deadlift form

So these are my 3rd attempt (435) and my 4th (445) at my meet in April (148lb class) since I hit all 3 they let me hit the 4th. So my obvious observations is my hips shoot up extremely fast and I'm pulling most of the load with my hamstrings / back. Should I get lower into the bar prior to the...

aaronpurdy‎, 05-15-2015 09:55 AM
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30 years old and starting powerlifting

A little about my years prior to now. I never did sports in High School. Mostly partied smoked weed and drank. Was always kinda skinny. Partied through my 20's and ate like ****. Into my later 20's started becoming skinny/fat. Lifted weights a little bit on and off for a few months and stopped. Did...

AdamDor85‎, 05-01-2015 12:17 PM
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gyms in Iceland

Looking for some advice, and hoping there are some Icelanders that can help! Recently moved to southern Iceland (Reykholt, near Selfoss area) and was looking for a gym to start strongman or powerlifting type training. I'm aware of a gym in fludir but it closes for the summer, so if anyone has...

Ads1990‎, 04-26-2015 01:13 PM
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How to fix a lagging bench press

I'm writing this post for advice on how to improve a lagging bench press. Just for a point of reference I compete in 148 juniors (21 yo), and would weigh in around 140 without clothes and empty stomach at about 5'9. My current lifts are 325 squat, 193 pause bench in competition (went way too...

akma327‎, 04-14-2015 10:17 PM
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NO strength gains in a YEAR

Hello, I have seen no strength gains in about a year. As you can imagine, this is frustrating. I am about 6'3, and am an ectomorph. When i weighed 184, i had a 220 bench, 320 squat parallel (none of that quarter squat crap) and dead lifted 465 . I now weigh 198-201 lbs, and lift about the same....

alexmbury5‎, 04-22-2015 08:33 PM
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Unhappy 6 months no progression, what should i do ?

I've been doing Candito's linear program, but i'm stuck on all lifts ( I've been eating at maintenance ) my lifts are ( in KGs ) 120 x 5 Squat 120 x 3 BP 170 x 3 Deadlift 60 x 8 OHP 25 x 5 Weighted Pull-up

altair11‎, 04-13-2015 04:10 AM
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Power lifting split?

Is there any specific split i should follow? I am coming from body building to power lifting, i had to stop powerlifting due to some very complicated medical issues

Andkre‎, 05-13-2015 07:54 PM
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Max Day, PR's

Hey so I haven't maxed out in about 5-6months I believe but I've been training hard and intense for these few months and just hit 315 on bench for 4 reps clean and 5th rep I had a little help so in you guys opinion what do you think I should put on the bar to attempt to max out on , on bench...

AnimalBDB‎, 04-20-2015 10:41 AM
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Can someone teach me how to powerlifting clean bulk?

#'s after two years of lifting (6-8 months of doing the big 3 and about 2 months of doing them with good form) S(240), b(195), DL(250) In two years, I've bulked for only about 4-5 of those months. The two times I've bulked, I've tried gaining 1lb a week but ended up gaining around 1-2lbs a week....

Anothermiscer4‎, 05-06-2015 09:09 AM
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Candito' or modified babylover's ss?

i ran the modified babylover's SS during my cut and was progressing every workout fine. Only bulked for 2 months as I was eating way too much. After this cut, I want to either use this or candito' for around 4-6 months on my lean bulk. Can I go wrong? Squat 240, bench 195, DL 250 (maxes) ...

Anothermiscer4‎, 04-20-2015 07:48 AM
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Just ordered sbd knee sleeves and inzer belt

May not be at the point Where belt And knee sleeves are needed but birthday is coming around and just ordered SBD knee sleeves and an inzer forever 10mm single prong belt (red and idgaf). Quality purchases? I went safe on the SBDs and just got the tight fit, not two sizes below. My numbers are only...

Anothermiscer4‎, 05-12-2015 08:04 PM
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