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Program for cutting after Starting Strength

Hi guys, I'm currently doing Starting Strength. I started the program already with a quite high body fat percentage. I'm currently at roughly 179lbs / 81kg at 5.6ft / 1.70m, so I really need to lose some fat once I can't progress with SS anymore. Any good advise for a program? Or should I...

NoGainNoPainBro‎, 06-29-2018 11:24 AM
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Any good 10 weeks powerlifting program ?

Next week I'll be 10 weeks out from my competition. This is my second meet. These are my lifts Squat: 385lbs Bench: 255lbs Deadlift: 465lbs My bodyweight is around 158-161. Competing in 163lbs (74kg)

FutureAestethic‎, 07-05-2018 08:12 AM
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New DUP iPhone App

Hey Everyone, I recently created a new app for iPhone called Strength Flight. It generates customized DUP programs and adapts with the user as he/she progresses. I am looking for some beta testers so I can get some solid feedback. If you are interested please DM me or reply below. Thanks!

rMickeyD‎, 07-20-2016 09:05 PM
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Most Muscular Powerlifters

There are some monster powerlifters out there. One in particular is known as one of the best squatters in the world, Kirk Karwoski. At 5' 7" and 254 lbs. many say he could have dieted down and competed in bodybuilding too. This never before seen video shows him near his peak looking like an...

Ironcompany‎, 07-02-2018 05:44 AM
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Programs for an Intermediate

I'm definitley still a novice, but I am already think about what kind of program I should do once I can't progress on novice prograns anymore. My long term goal is to get stronger. However, when researching I found there are 2 very different approaches for the intermediate: 1. Continue lifting...

NoGainNoPainBro‎, 06-29-2018 02:47 PM
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Smolov Jr Bench "modified" experience +30 on bench in 6 weeks

Hello all. I am posting this to share my experience for others I had a pre smolov jr touch and go max of 335, prob get 340 and maybe maybe 345 if everything went well. I was bench pressing 1-2 times per week, never have I done 3 or even 4 bench workouts in a week. Here is my log Smolov Jr...

markismighty‎, 06-30-2018 05:43 PM
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Hold your breath *throughout* each rep on deadlifts?

What do people do? I have found that my lumbar feels a little more secure if I stay braced (and therefore hold my breath) throughout each rep, from the concentric through to the top and the eccentric phase. By contrast, if I let out some air at the top and then take another breath in before...

Luca2‎, 07-01-2018 03:25 AM
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Your opinion on weak point training

Hi all, Asked the owner of my gym (super powerful guy, has held a deadlift record for AUS before for his weight class (U74kg) and has represented AUS as well) about weak point training and he doesn't believe it's all that great but doesn't completely condone it (I would hire him as my coach but...

WarriorCond‎, 06-26-2018 12:58 AM
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Talking Bench press unracking tips? I cant unrack it on my own and it limits my weight.

Hi. I've been trying to overcome this for some time, and i feel like its limiting what i can bench press. maybe i could be a lot stronger if i can figure this out. hopefully someone here who knows more about powerlifitng can help me. When I unrack the bench press, it seems my arms are too short,...

Superh1‎, 06-29-2018 02:37 PM
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Question Maintain Squat Strength During Hip Injury

About 6 months ago I strained my hip flexor, or something in my hip, after missing a heavy squat single (resulted in a pinch in the hole). After a few months off from squatting, I came back and found that I had lost a ton of strength, though. Since that, however, I've regained a surpassed my old...

benedictg‎, 06-28-2018 07:30 PM
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Kirk Karwoski's Long Lost Video Tapes - MET-Rx and Beer

Any Karwoski fan will get a kick out of this. We recently found and restored a bunch of Kirk's never before seen home video. This is a side of Kirk many probably have not seen before. Standing 5’ 8” @ 254 lbs. Kirk Karwoski is known by many to be one of Powerlifting’s most muscular athletes. This...

Ironcompany‎, 06-29-2018 10:58 AM
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Kirk Karwoski "from cadet to captain"

Really awesome video. Its pretty long but there are some great quotes (and advice)

MITCHAPAL00ZA‎, 10-31-2012 01:39 PM
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Kirk Karwoski 800x5 squat belt only

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babyslayer‎, 02-26-2013 04:33 AM
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Deadlift Form Check

I've been lifting for about two years now, recently pulled 505 for the first time and was hoping for a form check before progressing heavier. Also, anyone know how I could potentially speed up the lockout? Thanks! h ttps:// fix the space in the link above

Rlaneholliday‎, 06-21-2018 12:05 AM
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Question Bench press assistance exercises

Hello all, I want to know good exercises that help to improve the bench press, mainly in the part of the movement where the triceps are involved, what exercises are good to increase triceps strength?

sgarciac07‎, 06-25-2018 03:50 PM
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Question Do my stats still apply for a novice linear prograssion?

Hi all, I want to maximise my strenght gains now that I'm a novice, these are my stats: Weight: 61.4kg -135.4lb Height: 172cm - 5'8" Deadlift: 105kg (231lb) Squat: 80kg (176lb) Bench: 56.5kg (124lb) I put wrong the numbers above Overhead Press: 35kg (77lb) Pendlay Row: 50kg (110lb)

sgarciac07‎, 06-25-2018 07:12 PM
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Pectoralis major injury.

Hey fellas. So i am on a Keto diet, and my energy levels are great even on a low carb. It does seem like the muscles are more fragile on a low carb diet. Today i did my normal upper body routine, started with the 5-10mins rotator cuffs and joints warmup and slowely built the weight on the...

ProWaffle‎, 06-27-2018 01:19 PM
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Opinion on method of ordering accessories

Have heard a few mixed opinions on this so would love to hear some more about it OPINION 1 : "Put you accessories that work the same muscles one after another regardless if they are straight / super sets (e.g. 1. Lat Pulldown | 2. Straight Arm Pulldown) (e.g. 1A. Close Grip Bench Press | 1B....

WarriorCond‎, 06-26-2018 01:08 AM
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Question Novice to Intermediate

Hello, I want to know when do you progress from novice to intermediate, like how much do you need to lift in the main lifts to be considered an Intermediate lifter?

sgarciac07‎, 06-20-2018 01:10 PM
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Lower back injury - Starr Rehab? Please help

Hi forum! I injured my lower back (right side) exactly 4 weeks ago. I started seeing a physical therapist once a week for 2 weeks now. The therapist wanted to see an MRI but my doctor didn't think it was necessary. So far I still cannot deadlift without pain even with an empty bar. I can squat up...

jessswooo‎, 06-12-2018 02:10 PM
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squatting: form check and lower back soreness?

I'm doing the beginner stronglifts 5x5 program. I used to get a very sore back immediately after low bar squatting due to butt wink. I've been working on my mobility a lot and foam roll /stretch in between sets which help but still feel tightness in the lower back and feel like I'm not using my...

brokeman‎, 06-13-2018 02:40 PM
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To stack or not to stack??

Hi all, I have recently been trying to bring my bench press up (three plates finally around the corner!) and paying more attention to form. One of the things that I read everywhere is that your wrist and elbow joints should be stacked in the bottom position. This seems to make sense...

Luca2‎, 06-19-2018 12:59 AM
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Autoregulation or 531? Kinda lost on programming.

Hey all i have been lifting for years and in feb i stopped screwing around and ran an LP program and ended up with the following 1RM's: Bench 260 Deadlift 405 Squat 340 OHP 160 The program i ran was found on reddit. It was nsuns 531. It was a great program since i was doing the big lifts...

yl1992‎, 06-16-2018 12:41 PM
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Journey to a 6 plate deadlift and beyond

My goal is to hit a clean 260kilos by the end of this year. As of now my best is 240 kilos. My weight now is around 93. To those who achieved it and beyond, what were the changes you have made and/or additional exercises? I'm testing a cycle of training where I do not deadlift but rather focus on...

wheynelau‎, 06-17-2018 04:39 AM
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How impressive is a 225 Push Press?

I hit 200 like 2 or 3 weeks ago but it was after heavy benching and I felt like I might have had more in me. I wanna go for 225 soon. How good is it in general and how good is it considering my age and bw? I weigh like 173 in the morning and just turned 17

logan101113‎, 06-18-2018 12:44 AM
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