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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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Extra Reps for Strength?

This is a question regarding routines like Madcow's and Texas Method. If the last set on a specific movement seems easy, would it be beneficial or counter productive for me to perform additional reps (Ex. Supposed to do 305x5, feel able to do 305x7)? I'm not saying go to failure, but if energy is...

123birds‎, 12-28-2014 09:57 PM
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Disproportionately Low Deadlift

Basically title says it all. I'm on a Madcow cycle rn and currently my DL is embarrassingly low in comparison to my other lifts (B315x5/S455x5/DL335x5). That being said, would anyone be able to advise me who as experienced a similar problem? I'm not sure if it's my grip strength or a lagging...

123birds‎, 12-21-2014 12:25 AM
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Squat Form/Depth Check

Am I getting depth/critique any other flaws you see. Tear me apart gentlemen.

123birds‎, 12-22-2014 06:36 PM
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Shoulder Imbalance During Bench

Basically lately I've been noticing that my front delts are getting really sore during the bottom of my bench and I'm starting to get concerned. I'm on madcow's so it could simply be that I need to take a break from the program, but I've never actually trained my shoulders (OHP, direct work, etc.)...

123birds‎, 01-11-2015 10:29 AM
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Fresno, CA Area Powerlifters?

My first meet ever is coming up on April 13th (Central California raw open in Fresno, CA). I'm looking for anybody that will be competing/attending this meet to help walk me through the contest. All I'm asking for is a couple minutes of your time to critic my technique, help me choose my attempts,...

189wrestler‎, 04-03-2013 08:08 PM
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How would I fair out in a meet / general strength

5'6" @160lbs bw. Had a mock meet in early october and got Squat - 320 (rep) 330 (rep) 335 (no rep) <--- slightly injured my hip from this Bench - 225 (rep) 235 (rep) 245 (rep) Deadlift - didn't attempt because of hip Current lifts (as of 1/5/15) Squat - 315x4 (parallel) Bench - 225x7...

aaronpurdy‎, 01-05-2015 10:11 PM
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Usapl neib 2

Anyone competing at the North East Iron Beast at the end of this month?

Achieving‎, 01-03-2015 08:59 PM
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How do you deal with bicep curlers in the squat rack?

It frustrates me beyond belief but I never really know how to approach these people. Today there was a guy super setting bicep curl in the squat rack with preacher bench......

Adam4975‎, 01-19-2015 02:21 PM
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Strange oblique sensation while squatting

When I'm squatting near my limit I often get a sensation in my obliques that is somewhat like small rubber band snaps or tiny electric shocks. It's not painful just a little disconcerting. Does anyone else get this? Does anyone know what it is? Should I be concerned at all? Thanks!

Adam4975‎, 01-18-2015 02:42 PM
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2 weeks in, questions about DUP

So I am two weeks in to the program and I had a few questions. As a little back-story I was just doing some linear progression and dieting for the previous 4 months. Now that I am bulking again I wanted to try DUP since all the cool kids are doing it. From Dr Z's paper I took my best...

adpowah‎, 12-19-2014 12:37 PM
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Programming my first cycle

Hello. The first thing what I would like to ask you is how long usually continues your training cycles?

ADRIAN531‎, 01-15-2015 05:53 AM
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Interview with Greg Nuckols (Optimal Form)

Hey guys, A friend of mine made an interview with Greg Nuckols speaking about Optimal Form. Solid information, check it out jYr4xwXk5H8

Agabekov‎, 12-14-2014 04:32 PM
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Thumbs up Bad arch in my DL ?

Hey just looking for some feedback since I workout alone. This was my first time trying 435, It felt pretty easy and I got 455 later that day but Is my back arching way to bad? Would that not be considered a good lift? It wont let me post videos but just type in youtube and put ...

Agoles‎, 12-30-2014 07:37 PM
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Rep question when powerlifting

6 weeks ago, I started a powerlifting program with a 4day split. Bench/squat/speed chest/deadlift. Now I'm definitely stronger on my heavy chest day as I am doing low rep sets of weights that I couldn't do at all before. However on speed chest day, comparing week 1 to my just completed week 6...

ajc1234‎, 01-23-2015 07:11 PM
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Squat Depth Issue

Hi, I'm 5'11, with pretty long legs. I am not particularly flexible, and I also feel like I have a longer than average quad/hamstring length compared to my knee to toe length. I'm not sure if this is the issue, but I have had a hard time breaking parallel even on relatively light weights...

ajc1234‎, 01-22-2015 09:55 PM
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What do you think about a program like this?

I'm not able to post the link because of my post count, but I am following the 14 week powerlifting program by David knowles. You can find it by googling "powerlifting program" and it should be one of the first ones called Killer strength program. I'm just wrapping up week 3 on this program and...

ajc1234‎, 12-27-2014 09:17 PM
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Quick Question about Juggernaut program

Hi, in the Juggernaut program, and it says it is divided into 4 waves (10s, 8s, 5s, and 3s), with 3 phases (Accumulation, Intensification, Realization) in each wave. Does this mean that in Week 1, I would do accumulation reps listed in the 10s wave and then in week 2 I would do intensification...

ajc1234‎, 01-19-2015 10:22 PM
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Including strenght training in my bodybuilder routine

Hi guys i would like to include some strenght training in my routine to my routine to mix it up a bit . I would be adding another chest day and another leg day (these are my lagging points at the moment)what would you suggest guys?5x5 stuff? Is it safe to do that without a spotter? Also we do not...

akabido‎, 12-18-2014 06:35 AM
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465 at 172 after only 6 months of powerlifting?

I recently got into power lifting over the summer, I had been bodybuilding since January 2014 and started dead lifting at the end of summer and loved it. I put my focus onto power lifting and have never though of going back. My first time deadlifting I pulled 315 conventional with a double over...

alex5291‎, 01-08-2015 10:12 AM
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ICF 5x5 Cut Confusion!

Hello all, I have been weightlifting for 9 months now but feel as if I should have seen more results than just losing 30lbs. Still awesome to shed off the weight but my chest is still an issue...anywho. I decided to give Blaha's ICF 5x5 program a shot! First off, I have never done any...

alexyeung520‎, 12-17-2014 06:55 PM
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losing weight at the same time increasing strength.

Hello, For personal reasons, and the fact i would like to drop into a lower weight category I need to lose some body fat. At the same time i need to increase my strength and prepare for a meet in four months. My plan is to eat carefully, as in limiting carbs and cutting sugar completely, and to...

amichaelm‎, 12-24-2014 07:55 PM
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Log press and tricep bar carryover

Hey guys, powerlifter wanting to train and compete in strongman for fun. I'm looking for some training ideas that I can do in my gym that will translate well to e event training. We have kegs, tires, prowler etc but Im wondering if OH press with a tricep bar would translate well to the log press...

AMightyManlet‎, 01-05-2015 11:38 AM
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Post Creating a Monster!

Hey guys, Robert Oberst's new training manual just dropped. I was wondering if anybody had an opportunity to take a look at it?

AMightyManlet‎, 01-08-2015 01:01 PM
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I reset Madcows and got weaker?! How to recover? Need help REPS

Cliffs: -My second cycle of madcows -I got 3 PRs (7.5%) and reset -Took 5 days off before restarting the cycle (to recover/deal with personal stuff) -Missed my first workout of the cycle -Did 240 x 5 squats today and failed on my third rep (Max is 250 x 5) What happened? How do I recover...

amphibianvoice‎, 12-17-2014 11:59 PM
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Robert Oberst's ebook "The True Strength Manual" Has anyone read it?

Here's the link for the ebook - it's only for $10: The True Strength Manual: Creating a Monster Has anyone bought the book? Is it just a general training book or does it have a workable template or routine or good definitive pointers? What exactly is the book about? The reviews (6 in all)...

Andalite‎, 01-14-2015 07:29 AM
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