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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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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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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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Time to switch routines?

Lately I've noticed that my 5x5 workouts are getting progressively harder. I've been managing to push through, but two weeks go I pulled my back, deloaded all last week, and am ready to start up again. That being said, do you guys think that it's time for me to switch up to a slower progressing...

123birds‎, 03-14-2015 05:30 PM
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At a Crossroads

Been lifting for about 16 months now, below is my single PR, this week I did DL405 x3 and Sq365 x2 did a third but don't think I hit parallel. Well anyways i have been lifting for general health, but several guys told me I should start powerlifting because I have some talent (Don't quite know what...

21infantry‎, 03-17-2015 11:53 AM
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1000 club at 180? Advice? Reps

Hey I currently weigh between 180-185 and I want to finally hit the thousands club (raw?), while maintaining at around 180. Current stats are: Bench: 240 lb Squat: 255 lb Dead lift: 385 lb I am currently Dead lifting twice a week, once heavy, once lighter focusing on lockouts (as my back...

231109‎, 03-10-2015 10:55 PM
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First PL routine.

Hi, I am starting to look for a powerlifting program to start at the end of the month. My lifts are currently Bench-75kg5x5, Squat-95kg5x5, Deadlift- 115kg3x5, currently weighing in at 73kg also. I've been dieting down for the past couple months, was thinking SS once I add back my calories into the...

a1995‎, 04-09-2015 11:10 AM
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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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Meet in 6 weeks help pls

Hey guys, so I just found out about this local meet that's happening in 6 weeks. I've been wanting to do a meet for a while and this is the first one that won't require a 1.5+ hour drive, so i decided to sign up. I'm just wondering what sort of program or template or whatever I should follow to get...

Aleks620‎, 03-17-2015 07:19 PM
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For powerlifting in the 200-220lb. range, what is the average weight lifted?

Let's say for a 20 year old in the 200-220 range, what is the average weight in Squats, Benches, and Deadlifts for a random low level powerlifting competition? I'm interested in getting into powerlifting and I'm trying to figure out what my long term goals should be (I find it a lot easier to...

AlexRD‎, 03-02-2010 04:24 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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Powerlifting question

Hey I'm 17 years old and I'm interested in powerlifting but I was wondering if there was like bench press only comps do to the fact I've injured my knees and ankles so many times playing sports a cant do super heavy squats. Also at 17 weighting 220-225 is 330 Raw a good bench?

AnimalBDB‎, 03-16-2015 12:24 PM
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Talking Female Powerlifters?

Any female powerlifters wanting to share their experience and advice? It would be nice to have someone to chat with. I am looking to get into powerlifting. I have been weightlifting since 2010, and I spent 2012 & 2013 competing in bikini and figure bodybuilding competitions. I was pregnant for most...

annaruthus‎, 04-03-2015 12:07 PM
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Equipment question

i know there is no definitive answer, however Id like to know when I should consider investing in: a belt, chalk, knee sleeves, maybe wrist wraps. Let me rephrase that then; when did you guys get this gear? Maxes: Squat 240 Bench 195 DL 265

Anothermiscer4‎, 03-28-2015 11:37 AM
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PL gyms near coral gables?

ive googled a few threads but haven't found any good answers. I'm gonna be in Miami this summer from May til late August. I will be finished with my cut during May and am looking for this summer to be my best lean bulk. I live in the gables and am willing to travel as far as south beach if...

Anothermiscer4‎, 03-28-2015 07:29 AM
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Golfers elbow from squatting

I have golfers elbow in both arms and yesterday made me believe it's developed from squatting. My grip set up is a full grip just outside of shoulder width with wrist extension. When squatting I do feel some weight coming down on my wrist that transfers to the area of pain. Reading online...

Anthony21‎, 03-08-2015 09:11 AM
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inzer belt owners

hey guys, my old man wants to buy me a good belt for my 22nd birthday, so I've landed on an inzer 13mm single prong. The question I have is about sizing. I measure around 42 inches where I place the belt. I'm currently dropping weight for a meet, but I tend to bulk back up afterwards, where I...

AnthonyKrz‎, 04-05-2015 11:18 AM
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to train with or without knee wraps ...

a bit of a disclaimer here, i'm not actually referring to "real" knee wraps ... i do have a pair of 2.5m lilliebridge wraps that i have used maybe 5 times. it's been a while since i've been on! so i have always had creaky knees and come from a family with knee issues; they've...

APflyer‎, 04-06-2015 08:57 PM
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Stronger pulling from a deficit

I've always been slow off the floor ... And I've seen the "if you're weak at the floor, the weight is too heavy" response more times than I can count ... But even at around 80% I'm slower than molasses off the floor but as soon as it gets to my knees it's flying up like it's a light rack pull. ...

APflyer‎, Today 10:42 AM
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Magnusson/ortmayer program for bench and squats?

So I am on week 2 of the program for my bench and squats and I love it so far. But is extremely taxing. I only do the single lift each day. I have a 4th day which I call a assistance day to hit hammys, triceps, and back. Sunday Squats: 3 warm up sets 4x4 335 1x2 380 1x2 430 1x12 335

Apollo21‎, 04-06-2015 05:29 PM
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Deadlift 5x5 too much?

Hey guys :) I'm a beginner in strength training, but got addicted to the sport fairly quickly when I started a 5x5 program. I started with a 40 kg bench, 60 kg squat, 60 kg deadlift and 25 kg overhead. Now I'm at 100/120/140/60 (everything for 5x5). So my progress has been pretty good so far,...

Ares22‎, 03-10-2015 03:38 AM
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What music do you listen to when you lift?

It seems like everyone at the gym these days has headphones on listening to music and I always wonder what they are listening to? I assume the weaklings are listening to Lady Gaga while the big strong dudes are listening to Metallica and other metal bands. So what do you listen to when you want...

arian11‎, 04-28-2011 03:54 PM
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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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My squat looks weird/unstable at the bottom (vid)

This is 285, for 5 sets of 5, third set in UHnjD1mSSLY zoomed in, my whole butt shifts to the left side first when coming up, then I correct it midway up. Has any one experienced this? Seems like some kind of tightness/mobility issue, or maybe one side is overpowering the other. How do I...

AshWar‎, 03-29-2015 09:56 AM
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squat bar placement survey

where do you guys have the bar? on the spine of the scapula or below?

asrsxs1‎, 04-07-2015 04:30 PM
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Smile Deadlift at 59kg

Hello Everyone, Recently I started a strength based program after spinning my wheels running a typical "hypertrophy" based program for sometime. As such, my deadlift has been increasing quite rapidly, yesterday pulling 350x1 @ 59kg bodyweight. Knowing that I am extremely light, would this pull...

asthetic‎, 03-15-2015 05:34 PM
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Big Lift Tips

Hello, I created a topic about this earlier but it seems to no longer exist but basically I skipped on the BIG lifts for most of the time I have lifted. Over the last few months I have really become dedicated to not skipping the gym, counting my calories, the whole nine yards. I really love...

atjoblin‎, 04-14-2015 08:19 AM
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