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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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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 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: **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 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 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 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

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 09:29 AM
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Human Evolution Supplements Pushups challenge GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey brother and sisters. I'm running a giveaway challenge in the supplement section. I want to give some proteins tub to the best 2 competitiors. I'm planning to do a squat, bench, and deadlift giveaway in the next couple weeks. Just trying to support my brothers in Iron. Come and check it out and...

1morerep1mr‎, 02-04-2016 05:16 AM
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Squat form check.

Been lifting & doing the fierce 5 routine for 5-6 months and I've started to have a lot of knee pain when hitting higher weights on the squat, so I've dropped the weight down by a huge amount to assess and hopefully correct my form. Got my friend to record my form and it looks like the bar is too...

Aaronn‎, 01-06-2016 01:14 PM
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Deadlift 2x week protocol

Scroll to the bottom if you don't wanna read all this. Okay to summarize this up quickly in August I pulled 495lb at my meet weighing 162lbs this was after running a 2x squat and 2x deadlift per week program. Fast forward to now and the previous 8 weeks I've been running 3x squat and 1x...

aaronpurdy‎, 01-04-2016 10:42 AM
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Am I addressing weak points correctly?

Gym doesn't have -power rack with pins -chains / boards -blocks (deadlifting) Weak points : Squat - position above breaking parallel and lockout (135ish degrees). My main squat assistance (compounds) high bar pause squats and front squats. Bench - middle to lockout. I do heavy close...

aaronpurdy‎, 01-08-2016 01:08 AM
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Off season work

So I'll be starting my off season work in about a week and have seen some things I'd like to focus in on and I'm looking for some additional things people have done to work on these Squat- I plan to simply improve quad strength by upping my high bar and front squat volume. I've found squatting...

aaronpurdy‎, 01-24-2016 10:37 PM
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Form on deadlifts

Deadlifts has always been my strongest for the weight I am (180lbs) I used to do 315x8 till I hurt my back but the physical therapist said my hamstrings were tight causing the pain. I've been stretching and that normally alieviates it. I'm trying to get back into it but wanted your guys opinion on...

adamh21‎, 02-05-2016 01:04 AM
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What Are Your Goals For 2016?

Last Year's thread: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=165464851 I have quite a few goals for this year: Lifting-Related: 1) lift minimum 4x/week 2) bench press 425

adamsz‎, 01-07-2016 10:26 AM
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Using a slingshot - suggestions?

I recently picked up a slingshot from Mark Bells site and I used it for the first time last night. I am a pretty weak bencher but I could clearly feel it facilitated getting more reps. Last night I warmed up then 135 x 15, 185 x 12 and 205 x 6. At that point my shoulders were fried so I called...

adpowah‎, 04-09-2014 04:13 PM
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Correlation between blood pressure and muscle mass

I just wanted to know if having big muscles on your arms will affect blood pressure readings ?? so any of you guys measured his blood pressure ? and if any of you can take his blood pressure and post his readings and his arm size with it ? thanx alot in advance .. :-)

ahmedta‎, 03-13-2012 12:08 PM
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Meet in 5 months

I am a relative beginner to powerlifting, and I decided to register for my first meet in early July. I am currently on a program where I squat and bench twice a week, and deadlift once a week. I do a lot of assistance exercises as well. I am still progressing, but at what point should I attempt...

ajc1234‎, 01-29-2016 12:30 AM
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Unhappy Is there such a thing as a non-responder to exercise ? (1.5 years no results)

Hi. M/21/170 lbs I posted once 4 months ago wondering why I wasn't making progress. My routine consisted mainly of 5 sets of 5 of the heavy compounds (bench and squat, occassionally deadlift), 3 times a week (except for deadlift one time a week, 1*5 working set), with little other "lesser"...

Akbaa‎, 01-11-2016 01:08 PM
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is the projected max chart accurate

hello friends, I am a bodybuilder. I was just wondering how accurate my max would be if I decided to start powerlifting? normally for squats and bench i just do 6-8 reps

ALaBatalla‎, 01-30-2016 09:42 PM
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Question about approved singlets for USAPL

Hey guys, this is a question for all of you seasoned powerlifters that have competed in USAPL sanctioned meets before. I'm a newb to competitive powerlifting so I just want to be completely clear on this topic before I go into my first meet in 3 weeks. I bought a Brute Maverick Wrestling singlet...

amgus9590‎, 01-04-2016 03:47 PM
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Rogue knee wraps approved in USPA??

Are rogue knee wraps approved in USPA meets? They are not listed in rule book but says that not all companies are listed and the jack ass hosting the meet won't email me back...

AngryCracker‎, 02-02-2016 01:35 PM
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How to squat 3x bodyweight?

Yo, was doing some research on how to build the squat to 3x bodyweight. Anyone know the best routine/program to build your strength to that level? Thanks

anthonybrah‎, 01-07-2016 08:57 PM
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Bar Path Apps

Just wanted to ask what is the best app you guys use to track bar path (preferably iPhone)? Looking for something that's simple, yet consistent. I'm also wiling to buy it, it doesn't have to be free. Thank you!

anthonylair‎, 01-20-2016 03:28 AM
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Pec Tear

Hi guys 3 weeks ago i teared my pec while benching 300 lbs. Today i tried my pec and i felt some pain benching 200.Should i ignore the pain and bench or wait for the pain to go?

Armanyuksek‎, 02-06-2016 03:52 PM
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Squatting with PFPS

Hi Strength Guys!!! I'm an avid lifter, I'm 6'4 and obsessed with strength. I stopped lifting over a year ago from knee pain. It was to the point i just couldn't bare it anymore. I left lifting alone, stuck to cadio until I eventually just stopped working out all the way around. I self...

AshInnovator‎, 02-11-2016 07:57 PM
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Unhappy How to comeback from a minor torn pec?

Hey guys I'm 18 years old and I've recently started powerlifting and 4 months into my powerlifting journey i pulled my left pec pretty bad. Its been two weeks now and doing pushups slightly hurts. I PRed my bench at 245 when i had the injury. How long does it approximately take to heal from this?...

asianpower1997‎, 01-05-2016 07:56 PM
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need new program with higher frequency

I'm looking for a program that will have me squatting at least twice a week and benching twice a week also. My lifts have stalled just using typical progressive overload performing the lift once a week. Something 4 days a week would be great, what I'd really like is a program where I can plugin my...

atlas24‎, 01-25-2016 09:14 AM
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Resistance Bands

Hello. I'm going to start incorporating bands on my lighter days to work on my speed. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a band/set i can get? I don't want to get a band that is super light and won't do anything for me. My bench is at 120kg Squat 200kg Deadlift 220kg I want to drop...

BarbellMike‎, 01-10-2016 01:06 PM
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Help with a meet prep program? 15 weeks out

I have a meet on May 14th of this year (2016). So roughly I'm 14.5 weeks out. Currently about 25 lbs over goal weight so I need to cut down 25 lbs in about 3.5 months (should be pretty realistic at 2lbs/week I estimate). My main goal of fitness is to lose body fat, as I'm still "overweight" -...

barch 88‎, 02-02-2016 12:49 PM
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how can i squat heavier

i rarely squat. been going gym for 2 months, and decided to go heavy yesterday. was happy when i squatted around 3 plates for 2 reps. so now squatting is one of my favourites haha. but how can i improve on that and progress. i weigh around 70kg.

bash80974‎, 01-25-2016 02:18 PM
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Pete Rubish pulls 880 at 245lbs

https://www.facebook.com/peterubish1/videos/1063609837025011 Went up pretty smoothly.

bcop‎, 02-07-2016 07:25 AM
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Big upper body small lower body, should I concentrate on lower body hypertrophy?

So like the title suggests I have a big upper body and a small lower body, I did this to myself when I was young. Like many young men I figured my legs would stay in shape just from playing sports and occasionally hitting the squat rack and leg extension and curl machines, but I loved lifting my...

BeardPress‎, 01-11-2016 06:28 PM
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