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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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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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Wanting to compete in the future, want to understand some things

Strength has always been a focus of mine in lifting, and I want to hold some sort of achievement in lifting before I get too old. I'm 19 right now, 6'5 arm span, 5'10 height, and I have been lifting for a while now and my deadlift is skyrocketed from it's humble beginnings. On the other hand, my...

abacus54‎, 02-23-2015 11:43 AM
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How to guage if Im an Intermediate/Advanced lifter?

I've been strength training for more than a year now and looking at more advanced squat/lifting programs. Programs such as The Russian Squat Routine, Smolov, 5/3/1, etc. Many of these programs emphasize that one should be an advanced or seasoned lifter before starting the program, but I have no way...

Abstrakt87‎, 02-20-2015 09:30 PM
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Miss strongman training so much :(

Currently enrolled at North Texas and had to leave my awesome strongman gym at home. Spent the last 5 months ironing out muscle imbalances and doing a little powerlifting. I know my strength gains would be 100x better if I had some logs to clean and press or some sandbags to carry. So much better...

Acousticx‎, 02-13-2015 11:16 PM
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Relentless Minnesota *Donate to help sick kids*

Hey everyone, I'm not extremely well-informed on the powerlifting scene, but one of my friends is raising money for an organization called Hopekids. Hopekids is a nonprofit foundation that donates all proceeds to children with terminal illnesses to help pay for their bills, but that isn't the full...

aKKuRaCy‎, 02-12-2015 04:50 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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Wrist wrap size?

i was looking at inzer's site at their iron-z wrist wraps and i was wondering what size to get, as my wrists bend back a good deal when i bench or do dumbell presses heavily, which forces me to press in a way that isn't as efficent, because i end up pushing it at an angle instead of a straight...

AmateurWrestler‎, 04-24-2005 05:56 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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Question Anyone here PL on IF?

Been thinking about fasted training (I have done this before) On a bulking strength training regime with the goal to gain muscle and strength hereby reducing fat gain. Im a natural strong-endo by build and genetic structure, so I figure it'd suit me well.

ANIMALISTIKZ‎, 02-15-2015 11:26 AM
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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, Today 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, Today 07:29 AM
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Okie deadlift bar from Crain website

Just want to see if there is a general consensus from ordering the Okie Deadlift bar from Crain's website. Those that have ordered it what's the length of time for it to ship? I read on some older threads (2012 old) that it was taking over a month to receive the bar. Is that the case for...

Anthony21‎, 02-21-2015 10:58 PM
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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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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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Powerlifting weight class

There is a competition coming up in 40 days from now. I have never had to cut weight before and I this would be my first competition. I am 5 ft 9 and currently 169 lbs but thinking about going down to 148. Would you advise staying where I'm at or making the cut. Not sure what my bodyfat % is but...

Assquatch28‎, 02-17-2015 05:37 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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Quality Wrist Wraps

I'm after some quality wrist wraps for PL, What's the best on the market right now I've heard some good things about Titan golds , Inzer and Slingshot wraps but can't pick which one, Want something that will last aswell should I be getting 1 metre long wraps? Or would that be overkill ,

ausrep23‎, 03-02-2015 03:53 AM
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Help Peaking for my Meet

So I have my second meet coming up March 21st and due to some family circumstances I won't be able to train from March 6th - march 13th. I need some help for the last 7 days leading up to my comp. I was thinking of doing some higher volume work a week out from the week to get back into lifting...

backlash278‎, 03-03-2015 09:56 AM
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neck, trap and lat tightness and teeth grinding

So I have this issue of teeth grinding where I grind my teeth every night and wake up in the morning with a headache. This has also caused tmj for me. I am seeing an dentist to take care of the issue. Since having this issue I have been having persistent neck pain right where the neck meets the...

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