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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**


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: ** 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 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

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SPFjudge‎, 10-22-2014 08:29 AM
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Grip Training, what you should know

First off I have to say that the absolute #1 source for grip info and the only place you can talk to over 70 certified captains of crush, all the mash monsters, elite benders, strongmen, and all around kings of grip is, (you must have an account to view or post). Read up and ask...

75kg‎, 05-17-2007 11:52 AM
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Exclamation Deadlifting Progams

Hello all, I need some help. I've been a power lifter since I was 16 years old (I am only 18) so I have been doing it for almost 3 years now. I've competed several times. My last competition was in April and I deadlifted 560lbs at 175 lb BW. My next comp is in December. My goal is to pull 600lbs....

AaronDL1997‎, 05-08-2016 02:55 PM
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Sumo Deadlift form

Here are a couple clips of me trying sumo so any tips would be helpful. Problems I see off the back -hips start too high and not initiating pull with a vertical torso. Feel like these are a result of each other My questions : How do I maintain strength off the floor in a more vertical...

aaronpurdy‎, 05-07-2016 08:21 AM
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Weight cut

I plan to do a water cut for my next meet in August and I'd like some feedback on my plan. Note: I've done 4 meets now and want to qualify for an elite total at 148. I wake up at ~160lbs my body fat around 14-17% and the meet allows 148.8lbs (Friday is the weigh in day, meet is on Saturday) 3-5...

aaronpurdy‎, 05-23-2016 10:31 AM
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Meet review - tips and/or feedback

So my phone got wet the night my meet ended so unfortunately I lost the footage of my 1st-second attempts of squat/bench and all of my deadlift footage but I had manage to post 2 videos on IG prior to that so any technique cues or things to imrove on would be great. I weighed in 160 in this meet ...

aaronpurdy‎, 04-22-2016 12:52 PM
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Diet for Powerlifting

I have been power lifting for about 3 weeks now. I am new to everything, but have learned form enough to add weights to the lifts. I am a 148 lb (67 kg) female at 5'7". I currently work at a desk job so i am not that active during the day, however, i try to do 30 mins of cardio 2-3 times a week,...

ACB13‎, 05-06-2016 08:35 AM
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Powerlifting Competition Questions

I am approaching 15 years old and I am thinking on participating in a powerlifting meet and i am determined to deadlift the most weight at my age and bodyweight (currently on candito's 6 week program) Bodyweight:108 Bench:180 Squat: 240 Deadlift:300 Q:Since I am at a low bodyweight what...

AdrianM567‎, 04-22-2016 11:20 PM
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[VID] is this still to deep?

Hey guys so last time I made a thread on asking whether my low bar was correct and I was told I was squatting to deep so I made a few changes and here is how my squat looked. 06qv-DBjDzg If its unclear here the vid below is a close up..

AFC96‎, 05-20-2016 09:30 AM
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[VID] Is this how to low bar?

Hey guys, I tried doing low bar for the first time today and here was how it looks.. dD5S6ondebk -kUWPvqzPjo Questions:

AFC96‎, 05-09-2016 08:38 AM
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First meet results

I had intended on doing a meet in July, but when registration became available, it filled up fast and so i couldn't get in. So I hopped into a meet today. Weight: 90.4kg/199.3lbs so I was competing in the 93kg class. All weights will be in pounds. Squat: opened with 242.5, was a bit nervous...

ajc1234‎, 05-14-2016 08:39 PM
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Smelling salts

Does anyone find these useful?

AM_129‎, 01-11-2007 06:31 PM
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Deadlifting and Bar Knurling

Recently my gym opened a new location. They got new bars and the knurling is very aggressive. It is good for grip, but I have noticed the knurling in the center is getting caught on whatever bottoms I wear and pulling the bar up at the lockout is rough. It really becomes an issue the closer I get...

AntM1564‎, 05-23-2016 04:07 PM
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Body recomposition for powerlifting gainz

What is up guys!So i just competed in my first powerlifting meet a couple of days ago and got a 457.5kg/1009lbs total @65.40kg/144lbs bodyweight,my real bw is about 69kgs and i just got a dexa scan today,came out at 13.4% bodyfat.I've heard of powerlifters like Johnnie Candito recomping and making...

ArifShahrum‎, 05-01-2016 01:42 AM
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failed canditos 6 week program

So I've ran canditos 6 week program before and I've had great results. But this time on week 5 I've had a death in my family and as a result horrible gym sessions. Everything was great I hit all of my reps on every lift. So my question is should i just up my projected maxes for the next cycle to...

atlas24‎, 04-20-2016 02:10 PM
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Full Elbow Sleeve vs. Mini Elbow Sleeve

Hey guys, I was just wondering if anyone had experience using both types of sleeves for elbow support. I get some pain on my left elbow when going really heavy on the bench. Right now I am using the SBD elbow sleeves but I heard good things on the Iron Rebel mini elbow sleeves. Any input would...

atris23‎, 04-22-2016 07:29 AM
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Help building a new program

Hey guys, I'm looking to transition into more of a powerlifting-style program. Let me start with my current 1RMs (current weight 170lbs) Bench - 255 Squat- 275 Deadlift - 330 I've been doing a PPL program for the past few years and got some good results, but now I would like to focus on...

Ayaxes‎, 05-22-2016 04:38 AM
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This is the heaviest double overhand hook grip deadlift that I can find on youtube.

If anyone knows of a heavier one, please post it here. This is 705.47 lbs. jXlgEPzEU8g Edit: I did some more searching, and found this: tCFEjl4ZQHI

bcop‎, 01-06-2014 06:51 PM
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Unhappy Hernia from doing squats one time?

is it possible to get a hernia from doing squats once? Well I think thats what happened to me sunday. did it for the first time, always used to use the machine, but figured why not try the bar, and yeah I definately overdid it. My right testicle kind of hurts and my lower abdomen feels really...

BearFighter85‎, 01-16-2012 05:44 PM
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ANI High tops vs Low tops

Has anyone tried both the ANI high tops and low tops? I love my low tops and am considering picking up some high tops, my question is for those who have tried both, do the high tops feel exactly the same as the low tops?

beisner44‎, 04-30-2016 04:09 PM
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The Rise of Modern Powerlifting - a podcast with Markos Markopoulos - PTC and ProRaw

I sat down with Markos Markopoulos to talk about the rise of modern powerlifting. Markos is the founder of PTC and ProRaw Powerlifting. He is also the President of GPC Australia. We go back to the days of Markos training and running competitions in his garage and where PTC and ProRaw started....

BHA‎, 04-12-2016 06:32 PM
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Squat Depth Check (Vid)

Hello everyone, I would like some advice from you guys concerning my squat depth and or technique improvements. Thanks all.

BigDez96‎, 04-11-2016 10:46 AM
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Need help with Squats! (SS,GREYSKULL)

Hello everyone, I should be bulking next month when I am around 10% bf. I have been on greyskull for the past 6 weeks and have got my lifts to 190x10 bench 215 x 5 squat 365 deadlift ( all still increasing ) Would Starting Strength benifit me more with lower body strength? Im not too...

BigDez96‎, 04-27-2016 03:57 PM
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Gear help

Hey guys, Im thinking about adding some gear into my workouts and wanted opinions on what to get. Currently all I use are wrist wraps for bench and knee wraps for squatting(rarely use either). I've been reading up on belts, elbow sleeves, and knee sleeves and wanted to hear some thoughts. I would...

BigJ1316‎, 04-18-2016 03:19 AM
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why is it that pulling off blocks is harder than rack pulls?

Trying to figure out why this is. Practicing for 18 inch pulls and did them both out of a rack and off blocks. Out of the rack i was able to pull 725 fairly easily with more in the tank. Off blocks with the bar at the same height 655 actually felt harder than it does off the floor. I figured the...

blastbeats_stl‎, 10-04-2011 05:30 PM
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New lifter can someone critique my squat. Video.

I am starting stronglifts 5x5 and am starting to struggle with my squat. I am currently at 200 lbs. I want to get advice on my form and make sure it is good before I injure myself with bad form. I feel almost nothing in my legs or glutes but after squatting my back is tremendously sore.

blobson‎, 05-20-2016 04:53 PM
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