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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: 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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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: 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

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SPFjudge‎, 10-22-2014 09:29 AM
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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...

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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 08:34 PM
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The Official Powerlifting and Strongman Family Appreciation Thread: Part XX

Top Ten 1. NorthStrong 773 2. Larfleeze 617 3. JRMoore82 578 4. dang111 506 5. martin_mathers 505 6. SPFjudge 468 7. 308smk 370 8. michael_xyz 289

isaku900‎, 09-05-2017 07:46 AM
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Simple Deadlift Program

Hi all! I'm currently doing The Simple Deadlift Program by Matt Kroc and I'm on my 3rd week. If you guys have done this program before, by how much did your deadlift increase? Also, if you have other programs to suggest I'm all ears; I want to improve my three main lifts. Thanks!!! Age: 19...

itsgabyg‎, Yesterday 11:11 PM
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Help getting to a 405 raw bench at 195lb body weight

Hi all, I am 23 years old, 6 foot 2 inches and 195lb body weight and currently have a max bench press of 375 lbs. My lift has been going up steadily, but slowly over the last 4 years. at 19 I hit 315, 20 I got 325, 21 was 335, and then 22 I hit 365. I was extremely happy with the 30 lb increase...

semiND18‎, 01-07-2019 05:48 AM
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Injured Knees Help What to Do

Hello I need to know do. I injured my knees. It's the top of my kneecap between the knee and the quadricep that it is tender when I touch it and when I stand up from sitting down I feel pain I have to use am upper body to assist me. What can this be? How long do I typically have to take off? I know...

quadsimodo‎, Yesterday 05:17 PM
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Front Squat Vs. Back Squat Programming Questions.

Hey folks, I have some questions regarding front squat programming. Lately with my lower body training I have Lower Body Day A, which includes beltless front squats and deficit deadlifts along with assistance work. On Lower Body Day B, I use back Squats and assistance. I typically get...

meconfused‎, 01-12-2019 10:22 PM
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Technique/Accessories for Atlas Stone Shouldering

Does anyone have any videos of/or technique advice for shouldering an atlas stone without tacky? Brian Alsruhe has one where he uses tacky, and a Martins Licis video used a tacky towel. Others show a tackyless stone shoulder but they seem to be much lighter stones then a 275, one-motioning it with...

MR.TeachFreak‎, 01-14-2019 11:19 AM
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Exclamation Shoulder Dislocation / Labrum Tear

Hey all, first time posting here. Dislocated my shoulder and tore my labrum 4 months ago, just had a labrum repair surgery for it last week. Curious to hear everyones thoughts/experiences on the recovery and rehab? I'm hopeful for a full recovery and fairly confident i can do so. I was competing...

jamesklash‎, 01-15-2019 12:44 AM
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Starting Powerlifting

Hey, I'm 20 years old, been an MMA fighter and a professional kick boxer in France. I started bodybuilding last year. I notice my gains are easy to achieve as I gain weight pretty fast. My goal is not aesthetics though. My goal is to be able to be strong as I can be naturally without steroids or...

GunplayRohaan‎, 01-12-2019 07:35 PM
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Calories on SS

Bout to start trying to gain weight and run starting strength. Don’t care about aesthetics but I just spent a year and a half losing 120 lbs and I don’t wanna fat**** myself. Point being rip calls for 4-6k cals on his program and that seems excessive. You guys think I’d see ****ty results in...

957Power‎, 01-12-2019 06:56 PM
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can powerlifting and bodybuilding be done at the same time?

I want to add a bit more mass in the some muslces, but I want to start powerlifting as well. Would it work if I did 2 days a week of powerlifting and 2 days a week of bodybuidling style routines? or would they just contradict each other and get no results?

richardnich‎, 02-15-2011 10:57 AM
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Question Strongman training.

How does one train for strongman ? My gym just added a rogue log, it has a tire, and yoke, farmer carry handles, keg, and sandbags. Other than the Big 3 lifts what else would be thrown in a program and what should a basic program consist of for a 3 day a week routine ?

JakeNoSnake98‎, 01-12-2019 01:00 PM
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Can I build some good size lifting heavy with low reps?

Just wondering, will lifting heavy with low reps help me build size alongside strength. I do all my lifts 5 sets of 5 reps (except deadlifts). Here’s what my program looks like... Workout A: Squats (5x5) Bench (5x5) Barbell Row (5x5) Workout B: Squats (5x5) Overhead Press (5x5)

Lukef139‎, 12-13-2018 11:45 AM
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Celltech and powerlifting

Lets say you wanna kick it up a notch what are the favorite powerlifting celltech choices and why.

Marly1988‎, 01-12-2019 11:16 AM
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Larry Wheels is going to strongman

This probably isnt news to many, I just wanted to share the videos. It’s unreal how strong he is but how hard this stuff still is (I have no doubt he can be a top strongman, it’s just new to him. The pressing strength is certainly there). Hafthor is currently the best too so you’re comparing a new...

blindsideflank‎, 01-10-2019 09:55 AM
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Strong lifts vs Starting Strength for 1st comp

I’m going back to a strength based program from PHUL. I’m goiing to enter my first highland/strongman type comp. What would be the quickest program to get my lifts back up that would carry over to strongman? I took some time off due to injury and started back on phul. Now I want to get my strength...

Ckdjim‎, 01-11-2019 06:46 PM
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Bad day/week during program - what now

When you have a day when you can't hit your prescribed weight or reps when following a program, what do you do? Repeat the week? What about for that day - hit your reps or hit your weight?

WeakDiggles‎, 01-10-2019 08:55 PM
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Where can do I find powerlifting/strongman meets?

Hello, I'm a 14 year old from Pennsylvania and I want to know where I can find or go for a powerlifting or strongman meet.

cannedpotato‎, 12-31-2018 07:51 PM
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People who lie about their lifts.

Ran into a guy who claimed "back in high school football" that he could squat over 450lbs at age 15 while only weighing 140lbs, now while I do believe it's possible as there are 15 year old powerlifters who can squat even more than that, but at a bw of 140? nah dude, keep dreaming. Just wanna...

zakecoos‎, 01-03-2019 03:54 PM
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Deadlift potential

I’m 15 been lifting for over a year I started deadlifting for strength 6 months ago it’s at 330lbs at the moment I’m 16 in two months do you think I could hit a 405 or 400+ before 17. I’m 5 foot 9 160 pounds 12 % bf.

Irishscrapper‎, 12-30-2018 08:31 AM
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Benching blues

Was really ramping up my program a few months ago and was making some serious strength gains when I suffered from an odd injury. My sternum would randomly pop and I would have to sneeze to get relief. It did however make benching impossible. Has anyone had experience with this? Maybe even some...

Siprus‎, 01-08-2019 01:43 PM
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Takes Time and Focus

I can't wait to be powerlifter guy and mister strongman dude. Right now I'm just like junior level beginner weight lifter dude with a dream and vision who started this past Nov. 4th but I feel great have gotten stronger and have cutt weight. Life is good. And alot of you guys that are at where I'm...

ThunderStorm1‎, 12-26-2018 11:00 AM
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Why do Football/Rugby players bench press as much as powerlifters?

Why do Football/Rugby players bench press as much as powerlifters? I have seen 17-18 year old teens bench pressing 480 lbs+ RAW. I can name one or two. If they compete, would their bench press be legit? Most powerlifters work their ass off and can't match their bench press. What do you think is...

MarkSamuel1‎, 12-29-2018 08:43 PM
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Laura Phelps Power Lifting Movement Clinic (Jan. 27 - NW Ohio)

I know I've interacted with some peeps on here from the NW Ohio and SE Michigan area, so I was hoping this would be useful to some. One of the gyms I'm a member of is hosting a clinic with Laura Phelps this month. Should be some good knowledge sharing in a proper gritty gym environment. Looks...

ProYeo‎, 01-04-2019 07:53 AM
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Should I buy 1.5 captain of crush or directly a no 2?

Hello, I got a captain of crush no 1 and could close it on the first try. After 3 days I can close it 6 times in a row. When I'm able to close it 10+ should I buy directly a captain of crush 2 or the 1.5 is worth it? I don't want to wast money (hopefully I didn't buy the trainer like everyone...

Iluveketchup178‎, 03-21-2011 07:06 PM
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