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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: 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: Everything you need to know about SBD knee sleeves

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SPFjudge‎, 10-22-2014 09:29 AM
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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: 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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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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powerlifting and body composition

Hi, will powerlifting change my body composition if I lift heavy? Im really interested in powerlifting and that's why I want to plan my other goals around it because of it. I'm currently 173 cm and 76 kg. But i Really look like ****, my upper body is quite lean and muscular (nothing crazy...

Fatmanlet22‎, 02-20-2018 03:48 AM
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The Official Powerlifting and Strongman Family Appreciation Thread: Part XX

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isaku900‎, 09-05-2017 07:46 AM
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Daily max deadlift

Any of you ever try a daily max deadlift? I am currently adapting to this kind of routine. About 3 weeks in. I have had success in the past with daily max squats but am trying to boost my lagging deadlift. I am on the second floor of my apartment building as well, have to lower the weight slowly. I...

seabeats‎, 04-09-2016 10:02 AM
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1 Year transformation with power lifting in mind

It's really hard for me to put myself out like this because i am hardcore introvert ( no social media, no nothing ) but i genuinely want to know where i stand as far as my progression goes. People at my gym (the actually strong people, so like 2 people lol) have told me that my progression is...

HannibalHaze‎, 02-19-2018 06:18 PM
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How can I train for atlas stones/hufasell

So I'm going to enter my first local comp as a novice. It's a hybrid highland/strongman event. I work out at home and was wondering what exercises I could do if any to prepare for a 240lb atlas and 270lb hufasell. I have only done compound barbell/hex bar work since I started lifting last Oct. Are...

Ckdjim‎, 02-22-2018 08:04 AM
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Need help, cannot bench for the life of me

Hi everyone, Have been lifting roughly two years; 6'5 roughly 225, cannot for the life of me get my bench up Squat: 1RM 345; can hit 315 for 5 (low bar, parallel, raw) Deadlift: 1RM 435 (no straps no belt) Overhead Press: 1RM 155 (dead stop from the chest, feet shoulder width, no cheating,...

lexloci90‎, Yesterday 05:39 PM
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Rotator Cuff tear? Major atrophy

I posted about 2 months back reguarding my rotator cuff problem, just seeing if I can get any further advice. I'm going to make this quick if you want the full story visit my previous thread. I injured my right shoulder over a year ago. I gave it some time off then it started feeling better. ...

rodp14‎, 08-19-2013 07:11 AM
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Singlet recommendations

Hey peeps I'm in the marker to grab another singlet... I'm looking for one similar to the Titan Triumph with the thicker stitch material, not the standard lightweight lycra fabrics. I do have the Triumph, it's just a little worn in and wanted to see what other options are out there. I was also...

ffguitarist14‎, Yesterday 02:07 AM
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Exclamation Got a sponsorship offer - could it be legit? SOS

Hey all, new to forums. I had someone reach out to me on IG today with a sponsorship offer - said to email them for more details. She was a real life person representing a supplement company I hadn't heard of - TC Nutrition So, despite my hesitations, I emailed her (on my spam account because...

shmellen‎, 11-30-2017 12:26 AM
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Started lifting at 37. Now I am 43. What now?

Started lifting at 37. Powerlifting at 40. Gained 8kg lean body mass. Always natural. I am at 92kg with 25% BF now and dieting. In 3 years: Squat from 70kg to 160kg (1RM) Bench from 90 kg to 120kg (1RM) DL from 100kg to 170kg (1RM) The point is I am stuck both in size and strength....

PabloPower‎, Yesterday 01:00 PM
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Difficulty getting into a deep squat

When I squat deep I feel the most discomfort in my hip creases, even if I'm just free squatting. It's not a sharp pain, and it's equal on both sides so I don't think it's impingement. It feels more like a very uncomfortable stretch. After a few minutes loosening up it usually gets better. My...

screamingjesus‎, 02-22-2018 08:07 AM
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Deadlift form

Hi guys, i am 16 year old and today i did a heavy single to record my form. Do you think that there is something that can improve o is it well? https :// /SkjUXOGjejk I did mixed grip

pedrojulian02‎, 02-22-2018 04:16 PM
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Benching In The Power Rack

I recently been going to a new gym and the benched there only have 2 preset rack positions. One is super low (most likely just for if you fail a rep I think because it is right above you head) and the other is too high. If I use the low one it is a rep of its own and puts my shoulders in a bad...

Maverick584‎, 02-22-2018 05:07 PM
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New gym different bars.

Started new gym last week, Everything is completely different with the bars! All the bars there are thick and don’t bend at all. The squat rack is different made a PR there now actually since it’s way better rack. 408lbs-185kg. But the deadlift is way worse. Since i can’t get tight enough...

icelandicteen‎, 02-22-2018 01:16 AM
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Usapl/WADA legal preworkouts

Hey there gang, made a profile here several years ago and haven't really used it due to becoming a regular on a couple other boards. However, there aren't many natty lifters on those boards so I thought it might be worth my time to log in here and ask this question. I am currently prepping...

fatboyslim93‎, 02-19-2018 04:31 PM
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2.6*BW squat PB 187.5KG @ 72KG

Chasing 220kg squat now, hopefully by the end of the year. At same BW, think I’d like to try first competition @ 74kg class. 180kg niel-GIjxYE 185kg UFE-weVk29s

CheekyKuntBrah‎, 02-18-2018 04:50 PM
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2x Raw Bench.

Here is a link of that huge milestone for me. It was touch and go but hey its progress. It only took 8 years. lol I felt it took forever, was it a struggle for anyone else out there?

Beachmuscles13‎, 02-21-2018 12:29 PM
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Scale accessories to weigh equipment (lifting stones, tires, etc)

I just bought one of those mini crane scales with a 660lb capacity(attached an image)...looks great, excited to use it, but... I can see how I would just hook a deer onto it or something like that directly, but I have a bunch of large rocks I use for working out and got this primarily to weigh...

googlealchemist‎, 02-21-2018 01:50 PM
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280 bench to 315 bench in 8 months, is it possible?

I follow a strict powerlifting routine consisting of two movements a day plus accessories and so far ive had great progress with it. I benched 280 the other week and it felt like rpe 9, maybe could have done another. Is it possible with intelligent training to reach 315 by the end of this year? ...

Etaliyx‎, 02-19-2018 07:17 PM
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How soon till I reach 315 Bench press

I just started lifting seriously about 4 months ago, and just 2 months ago my 1 rep max was 225. I've been increasing by 5lbs every other week sometimes 10 lbs if I feel like I can get it. Last week I hit 260, and today I felt pretty strong so I tried 275 and I was able to hit it for two reps...

BenjaminKing96‎, 02-18-2018 02:30 AM
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Jennifer Thompson (132 lbs female) - Benching 320 lbs RAW - Drug Free WOW

It's hard to believe for a 132 pound woman to bench press 320 lbs raw and that too drug free. How is it possible? Genetics? Experience?

MarkSamuel1‎, 01-31-2018 05:56 PM
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Overhead Press Carryover To Bench

In the past I have only benched, not really overhead pressed at all. My chest and triceps tend to dominate a lot more in my bench than my shoulders, and my shoulders get tired first if I'm doing reps. Also, my shoulders are known to be weak since my bench is 215lbs, but my overhead press is only...

Maverick584‎, 02-18-2018 12:11 AM
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is a 405 squat strong?

hello everyone, im 19 years old 6'2 225 and just squated 405 for the first time , is this a strong lift in general in terms of strength? ... thanks

Joshuascoles14‎, 02-18-2018 01:53 AM
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Squatting/Deadlifting with suit

After some years of absence from competing, I'm now trying to get back into the game again and getting used to lifting with gear. A few observations when squatting/deadlifting in suit though that I'd like to you your opinion on: - At the bottom of the squat where the suit really "kicks in", it...

LocoBarocco‎, 02-20-2018 06:23 AM
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Gym Recommendations in Houston, TX

I'll be in Houston in October 2018 and was wondering what the best PL gym is to train a few days. So far I have circled Texas Barbell Syndicate and Texas Strength Weightlifting Center but I am open to suggestions. Would be good to have a gym where I can get some training points too.

garethlewis‎, 12-14-2017 03:41 PM
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