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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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What has been the most accurate 1RM calculator for you?

I assume most people here have plugged their numbers into a calculator(or formula) to see what their estimated max is, what calculator has most accurately predicted your actual 1RM

.Enigma.‎, 06-10-2010 04:13 PM
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Incorporating Oly work?

I've been lifting for a couple years now and have tried various programs (SS, 5/3/1, and ran a smolov jr squat cycle) my lifts are 335sq (was 365 after smolov), 425dl, 275 bench @ 200ish. I've always wanted to learn and incorporate the oly lifts into training, but I also want to keep up the...

0p3rator‎, 08-19-2014 08:45 AM
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Quad Dominance Causing PFS?

Hi guys, Bit of a lengthy story here, but the long and short of it is that I've been having bilateral knee pain (pain on the outer portions of both of my knees) for the last 5-6 weeks. The doc has recently diagnosed me with Patellafemoral Syndrome, and I'm seeing a physical therapist on Monday...

12cbutler‎, 09-06-2014 09:07 PM
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Max Squat Competition read the rules squat heavy win chit ??? profit

400Lb Gorilla‎, 09-29-2014 07:30 PM
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Recalculating 531 Percentage Due to Jump in 1MR?

Here's the deal. I'm not positive, but I think my Deadlift percentages are off. In order to PR for the last few cycles, I've had to hit 10 reps in week 3 - which suggests a much higher 1MR than the 1MR off which I am basing my weekly percentages. For example, I'm currently basing my percentages...

4isenough‎, 08-20-2014 08:35 AM
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Cool Meet November 8th, 132lb weigh class (Current Weight 128lbs)

Hello, my name is Luis, 21 years of age, and happy to be apart of bodybuilding com , I just wanted your opinions on my overal numbers for my meet Novmeber 8th, my current weight is 128lbs, im trying to move up to 132, but my metabolism is way too fast :/ Deadlift Max = 380 Squat Max = 260 ...

5trong5ide‎, 09-09-2014 04:48 PM
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Do you always stick to your program?

I usually find myself venturing away, finding weakness and switching or changing it, Do you believe it best if I just stick to it for the remainder of the program first? Right now I'm running just the russian squat program, going pretty well haven't miss a lift, but I think since my quad...

752‎, 09-21-2014 09:34 AM
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Texas Method vs. Madcow

I am coming from a month break where I lost some mass and strength. Before I was deadlifting 405 for sets of 5 and now I can only get 365 for one hard set of 5. I was benching 265 for 5 and now only get 225 for 5-7 at most and same trend with squat. I was 178-180 before and am now about 165. I have...

AalexD‎, 09-24-2014 01:56 AM
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Weightlifting shoes

Has anybody had any experience with them? Been looking at the Adidas PowerLift and the Rogue Do-Wins. Adidas are about $30 cheaper, but I can't find any other color in stock besides white. . . Rogue Do-Wins $119 Adidas PowerLift...

ABizzLe‎, 02-22-2012 07:33 PM
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Question Weightlifting shoes for low-bar squats

I'm thinking about getting a new pair of shoes to train in. I've considered shoes with an elevated heel (I think they're called olympic shoes) as I've heard they're pretty good for squats and deadlifts. I do low-bar squats, and I was wondering whether olympic shoes would have a positive effect...

alexanderberg‎, 02-09-2013 01:22 PM
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Losing fat

Hello all. So I went from 250 to 200 in 7 months, but while I shed off fat I lost quite a bit of strength as well. I never squatted or deadlifted before, I just started doing those. My lifts are: Bench: 170 Squat: 170 (I was captain upperbody in HS) Deadlift: 225 Can I gain strength...

amar654‎, 08-19-2014 02:48 PM
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Slow and steady strength on a cut

So im 195 right now, but still have a belly and love handles. I want to get rid of them and just look good shirtless, but I dont want to get weak in the processes. I know it is hard to get strong on a cut, but im going to try anyway, what is the worst that can happen? Ill maintain strength wort...

amar654‎, 09-12-2014 01:53 PM
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Thumbs up New member!

Hi all. Brand new to the forums...first post. I am a powerlifter from the UK (raw/lifetime drug-free). Current lifts: Squat:265kg Bench:215kg Deadlift:285kg Best comp total:755kg All at around 93kg bodyweight.

AMHpower‎, 09-01-2014 11:20 AM
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Needing of a good strength program

I've been lifting consistently for about a year now. I'm in need of a strength program that I can lift about 3 times a week which will improve my athleticism for basketball and volleyball. My stats are : Squat - 260 / 1rep max Dead lift- 290/ 1 rep max Bench - 165/ 1 rep max I've been on...

amphibianvoice‎, 08-28-2014 12:25 PM
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Am I squatting the deadlift? vid

My friend told me I look like I am squatting the weight up when I dead lift. I don't feel it but it kind of looks like I do. Thoughts? ILTRaPMYpYw

amphibianvoice‎, 09-05-2014 09:41 PM
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Bodybuilding to Powerlifting. Having trouble getting started

I've very recently become interested in switching over to a powerlifting style of training. I've been doing bodybuilding style training for the past 4 1/2 years and frankly, I've just gotten bored of it. I really like the structure and purpose powerlifting programs seem to have. Anyways, I always...

aznjason19‎, 08-21-2014 02:07 AM
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Proraw 6 - results

Aussies are getting it right. 4 weight classes, same rules, 1 winner a class. Simple and relatable. No wishy washy Ben Rice philosophy about 'being a better person and pushing yourself for your own satisfaction. It was intense, the competition of fierce, and fuk me was it nice to actually be in...

babylover‎, 09-15-2014 10:49 PM
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Sumo vs. Conventional DL Form Check

Based on form, with an unbiased opinion, how should I pull; sumo or conventional? Going to be running a program starting next week which calls for a lot of deficit and block pulls, which are kind of awkward while pulling sumo. Which is why I'd like to switch to conventional. Mainly pulled sumo, got...

BadVibes‎, 09-12-2014 04:39 PM
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How much weight difference between stiff leg deadlift and regular deadlift

I pulled 172 kg max stiff leg deadlift so how can I pull regular deadlift?Any opinion?

bakkalhamdi‎, 08-24-2014 07:35 PM
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One day heavy regular and one day heavy stiff leg deadlift in a week

Is that would be overtraining?

bakkalhamdi‎, 08-27-2014 07:35 PM
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Will I be able to to deadlift and squat again?

I have back pains for a while.back then the pain in my back weren't serious.but for one week it's been getting serious and the last deadlift day I barely did 401 pound deadlift which I did for 5 reps before the injury.prolly have hernia.I am very sad and desperate about it.will I be able to...

bakkalhamdi‎, 09-01-2014 10:28 AM
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wrst wraps for low bar squat

so i tried to start my program today...did not go too well. I was trying to low bar squat 165 but my wrists were killing me. I have them straight "inclined" before i go under the bar and before i unrack but as soon as i unrack they slide right under that bar. ive seen izzy from powerlifting to win...

Bballer99‎, 08-24-2014 02:45 PM
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powerlifting to win routine help

3 gpp exercise slots, max reps for 7 mins each Which 3 would you guys pick

Bballer99‎, 08-20-2014 07:40 PM
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is it odd for paused bench to feel easier/be stronger than tng bench?

idk, i guess because i can really get tension in my lats from the pause the weight just explodes up. TnG only my pushing muscles work and it feels tougher and more fidgety from the lack of tightness. i also sink the bar into my chest if that changes anything

Bballer99‎, 09-28-2014 08:47 PM
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is the OHP worth treating it as a main movement?

Alright so I'm new here in the powerlifting forum. My first question to you guys is, is the overhead press useful enough for general strength purposes and shoulder health to treat it as a main movement along with your big 3? Me personally, I think lifting chit overhead is alpha as fuark.

Bballer99‎, 08-19-2014 10:11 AM
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