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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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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 08:34 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 04:57 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 07:47 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 07:19 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 09:12 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 08:12 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 09:29 AM
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Strength training for fat loss?

Is there a program anyone here can recommend that is geared towards fat loss? Thanks

0efvet‎, 02-09-2017 01:42 PM
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pressing variation for ME days that would help my OHP

title^ I plan on rotating between 6 main max effort lift. so far Im thinking: paused ohp, military pin press (chin level), 60 degree incline cgbp, axle ohp w/ chains... what else could I do? any ideas? for main supplemental lift. I wanna keep it simple. rotate every 3 weeks between landmine...

43Steelers‎, 01-16-2017 01:44 PM
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Need help identifying a shoulder injury

Hi so I recently injured my shoulder on a dumbell incline bench i was using weight 10 pounds lighter than my working weight as i "unracked" the weight i had a slight pull which i then felt a minor strain i continued to finish my set when i was done my shoulder was in pain so i stopped my workout 1...

Aaron5078‎, 02-12-2017 02:20 AM
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Can you calculate my dumbell bench to barbell?

Hi so I havent done barbell bench in maybe 2 months due to two accidents benching since then ive switched to dumbell bench ive been doing dumbell incline with 60lb dumbells does anyone have an idea how much weight my barbell flat and incline would be ? Thanks

Aaron5078‎, 01-16-2017 04:05 PM
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Teen Powerlifting minimum stats ?

Hi im just curious on what the minimum lift weight is for powerlifting im 15 157lbs if no official minimum what do you think would be a standard

Aaron5078‎, 01-14-2017 05:52 PM
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Deadlift form check

Hi guys so I just started weight lifting. I was wondering if you guys could check my form. wwwDOTyoutubeDOTcomSLASHwatch?v=MCdUiK45tZM thanks in advance :)

alexg123123‎, 01-27-2017 01:24 PM
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New Powerlifting/strength&Conditioning gym in NJ...

Hello everyone, just wanted to let anyone on here that may live in north Jersey know that I have opened a strength & conditioning gym in Morris county (Rockaway). If anybody wants to check us out feel free to ask a question here or visit the gym site at or our instagram...

alphaXfit‎, 02-08-2017 10:47 AM
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Question Strongmen car, plane, bus pull

Hey guys I am going to buy this brace thing where stongmen used to pull cars, bus, plane etc... from ebay or amazon but I don't know whats it called officially, so I don't know the name to search. I am planning to be a bodybuilder and powerlifter like a hybrid! Please help!

anandhulk‎, 01-16-2017 11:09 AM
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Thumbs up Mendelson Bench Pics

Mental preparation. He stayed like that for over half an hour.

Antaeus‎, 10-23-2002 05:33 PM
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Stuck in a rut

Long story short. Had some personal issues that have gone on that really took away from my training and nutrition. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things but really feel stuck on what program to run. It feels I've taken a step back with my training and the lack of strength shows vs my...

Anthony21‎, 01-30-2017 09:51 PM
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Review: Donnie Thompson's Low Back Seminar

I thought I would share this since a lot of people here might be interested. I attended this past weekend. Cost was $50. That included coffee and donuts before it started, a ton of pizza and refreshments for lunch and an entire day of interacting with Donnie and his helpers. The seminar was...

arn710‎, 01-16-2017 05:27 AM
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Elbow/brachialis pain?

I'm sure in this section everybody has experienced this. I could use some advice on how to recover from this and avoid it in the future. I just finished my last workout for this week's deload and it's still pretty damn bad, especially at the bottom of a bench press. It's not bad while squatting...

ASValenti‎, 02-24-2017 09:45 AM
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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. 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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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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Iliosacral joint - pain

Hi guys. Did someone of you ever had problems with their IS joint and fixed it? I have pain in my right IS joint when i deadlift more than 150kg. No pain when i squat (highbar). My stats are: Squat 160kg Deadlift 210kg Frontsquat 130kg My physiotherapy starts next week and takes 3 weeks....

bastianek‎, Today 09:03 AM
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Exclamation How can I fix this?!

I'm new to these forums so I'm sorry if this isn't in the correct spot. I've been doing a lot of bench pressing over the last year (just about every day as I have been following a program) and hav noticeable gains in my chest (which is great!) However about a week or two ago I noticed that I...

Bendaman14‎, 01-21-2017 03:13 PM
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How do I approach a PR day?

I've been lifting for 7 months, 'powerlifting' for 5. Tomorrow I will be attempting the 500lbs deadlift but I don't know how to approach it. How should I warm up and do warm up sets? I usually do 5 3 1 but I feel like i will need maximum energy for tomorrow. Thanks for the help!

Benhl‎, 01-19-2017 10:08 AM
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Smelling salts

Greetings Of course it varies from person to person, but can smelling salts add to your lifts? (if you lift calm like me). I'm trying to push 240kg deadlift by my next 'cut' in march, just wondering. Thank you

Benhl‎, 02-04-2017 10:37 AM
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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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First time really lifting weights, im doing more than expected?

So Im 20 years old, 6'3 and June of 2016 I weighed in at 310 pounds. I decided I had to lose weight and now January 2017 Im down to 236 and I probably need to lose 30 more pounds of just fat... Last week I started to get into weight training a little more, my dad was a former prison body builder...

BitterBuzzkill‎, 01-16-2017 01:06 AM
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Beginner Powerlifting/Weight Loss Question

Greetings Everyone. So quick back story before my question. I apologize if this is the wrong forum, I am new to the site. So I am 33 years old, 5'11, 328lbs. In October I started lifting using a new Marcy cable machine and some dumbbells doing high reps of moderate weight. My goal was to get...

bradio2‎, 01-16-2017 01:56 PM
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Am I overtraining legs?

So I am cutting. I am down 12 lbs in the past 2-3 months. 1lb a week i keep it pretty clean. That said, I tried to increase my volume this past sunday. Did deadlift - 315x8, 365x8, 405x8 and then 12 sets of doubles for 50-70% max pause squats.

BrooklynBravest‎, 01-26-2017 05:57 PM
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Percentages for higher volume sets?

I am trying to scale reps on a 6 week rotation. Week 1 all main lifts 3x8 Week 2 4x6 Week 3 5x5 Week 4 5x3 Week 5 5x2 Week 6 PR or deload. But I'm not quite sure what percentage each of those should be of one another.

BrooklynBravest‎, 01-23-2017 06:58 PM
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Chronic hamstring pain?

Not really the right section for this but I am hoping someone here can hopefully relate from a similar experience and share their advice. Around 3-4 weeks ago after a deload I went and did high volume heavy deadlifts. Final set was 405x8. Afterwards my hamstrings felt awful. Could barely walk...

BrooklynBravest‎, 02-07-2017 06:10 PM
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Squat Form

Go easy please HBVkpPL9lnY

BtchW8‎, 02-01-2017 02:59 PM
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