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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: 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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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...

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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 07:34 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 06:46 AM
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Bench Press Stalling, In Need of Advice!

Been doing stronglifts I'm a noob..... Bench Press Stalling, In Need of Advice! Hi guys, my bench press is struggling. I'm stuck at 180 lb 3x3. I eat, rest and I am pretty confident in my form. I was wondering if anyone felt accessories helped them to break their plateau? If so what accessories...

aztechistory‎, 05-25-2020 08:05 PM
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How my lifts looking?

I'm 15, lifting for almost 2 years now. My best incline bench is 85 kgs(about 190 lbs) for 15 reps,(flat back, no excesive arch full rom), 100 kg deadlift for 30 repetitions(bit of rest between reps) and I can do 50 one arm push ups(not with the best form)I haven't been going for maxes lately but...

DatSkinnyKid261‎, 04-24-2020 10:12 PM
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circus dumbbell

Does there exist a circus dumbbell that is NOT plate loaded (load with water, sand, whatever) that costs less than $400? edit I am also open to ideas to DIY one without a welder that won't break when overhead and kill me. I do have a bimetal holesaw kit, an angle grinder, a portaband, and other...

grey27‎, 05-11-2020 02:25 PM
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squat and power cleans on the same day

should i do squats and power cleans on the same day? if yes what first

godsmack4evr‎, 11-05-2008 03:17 PM
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Are top class strongmen natural


bheast69‎, 05-27-2020 03:22 PM
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Lightbulb 4x4 @85% 1RM or 6x4 @75% 1RM? [Which is better for strength?]

I was wondering for awhile now on which type of sets and reps I should go with for acquiring the most amount of strength? ...4x4 @85% 1RM or 6x4 @75% 1RM? I would be doing this ideally for my bench, squat, deadlift and shoulder press, and end with an AMRAP of @60% 1RM... I kinda liked the 6x4 more...

BlueSpades‎, 05-27-2020 04:49 PM
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Julius Maddox Benches 705 for REPS.

Will we see someone with this much raw pressing power again in our lifetimes? It's absolutely unreal how quick this dude has progressed to this level in the couple years I've been following him. I would not bet against him hitting his 800# goal in a few weeks. 8eR4cBZqEtI

78novacaine‎, 05-20-2020 02:28 PM
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Cardio for recovery?

I just started stronglifts 5x5 and have a question about recovery. Could a small run, like 1-2 miles help my recovery from squats? My legs are super sore today so I thought maybe that could get the blood flowing some. I just want to make sure that it won't jeopardize the lifting mainly. It would...

eliduty‎, 05-27-2020 11:05 AM
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Switching from distance running to powerlifting?

Hoping to possibly get some advice on switching from running to lifting. I’m a 20 year old guy who currently runs long distance, mainly focusing on marathons. I’m 5’7 and around 145 lbs. I love running but to be honest I’m getting sick of how skinny you have to be to be good at it. The calorie...

eliduty‎, 05-26-2020 07:51 AM
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Question New to strongman and weight training and need advice

I have discovered strongman through some YouTube videos and seeing all these guys like Brain Shaw and Eddie Hall etc. made me desperately want to get in to strongman. Unlike bodybuilding and powerlifting it seems like there isn’t much information for newbies out there. So Any advice on getting...

ComplexMatter‎, 05-21-2020 09:52 PM
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Using Elbow Sleeves For Triceps?

Hi everyone, I have a pair of Mark Bell STrong elbow sleeves coming. The main reason I bought them is to help with a mild elbow injury: one I received while going too heavy and explosive on skull crushers. My question is: am I kind of defeating the purpose of triceps training by using the...

Gurnemanz8‎, 05-08-2020 06:11 AM
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Question Advanced Programming?

I've been training 8 years (4 seriously), I'd consider myself an intermediate lifter even though my numbers are fairly average.(B:240 S:325 D:350) I was curious if there's any advanced strength programs out there that work well as I've been training heavy 4x a week and I do alright but figure...

N0M3RCY‎, 05-12-2020 12:05 AM
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Does anyone know if there is any gym open near north west London or if anyone has a home gym open to the public? I want to train so badly and was so excited to qualify for nationals this year and now I'm just losing everything I worked for. So depressed and suicidal rn and gym helped me so much...

BryBB‎, 05-10-2020 01:29 PM
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Need help with my thesis research study on gym enthusiast and body builders.

I’m doing my research thesis in muscle dysmorphic traits among body builders and gym enthusiasts. Can you please fill this google form survey? Link:

xavier444‎, 05-10-2020 12:04 PM
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Identifying type of barbell

What’s up guys! I just bought a barbell from my neighbor. It’s a bit rusty, but seems to be in ok condition. I’m trying to figure out what brand bar this is, because it does feel different from my other barbells. I’m thinking it’s a power bar barbells because of the knurling In the middle. Also it...

Csilva3‎, 05-01-2020 01:10 AM
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Log bar— wood vs powder coat

I’m hoping to purchase a competition log bar in preparation for my first strongman. I’m considering either the rogue lb-3 or the Slater log. Prices are pretty much the same, Slater will make a 12 inch bar as well. Anyone have experience with both logs, and the benefits or downsides of either?...

auburn8‎, 05-09-2020 06:40 AM
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Wobbly bench press

When I bench press at home, I have 40 pounds on each side of my barbell hanging off of it in a bucket. I don't have enough plates to reach a relevant weight for bench pressing without using my bucket method. When I press the weight, the buckets move back and forth like crazy making it much...

slajifras‎, 05-08-2020 11:41 AM
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Thor vs Eddie September 2021 Las Vegas Boxing Promo

psh7rlsAv_M The motivated beast or the massive mountain, who is gonna win......I hope they train and not gas out after 30 seconds. Eddie seems so much more motivated, but thor is 6'9 450...…….

NuubLifter2000‎, 05-06-2020 08:39 AM
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Question Where to go after StrongLifts?

My SQ max is 1.7x BW, BP 1.1x BW (it sucks, I know), and DL 2x BW. I haven't been able to make additional progress in about a month, so I feel ready to move on. I've looked into a lot of different things like PPL, Upper/Lower, and 5 day split where I work each muscle group 2x a week. I'm interested...

ILuvPepsi‎, 04-21-2020 05:16 PM
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Accessories for sumo deadlift

I'm in the process of switching to sumo but this potentially changes all my deadlift accessory work. I've been doing deficit RDL, hyper extension and hamstring curls. I programmed those in to help with conventional but maybe they aren't the best options now. Any thoughts ?

GreyAndMild‎, 03-01-2020 11:01 AM
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My form blows, long femurs, help

I’m 5’8.5” 139lbs, and am trying to gain strength and mass. I’ve been lifting for a good while, on and off, but have never really been good at the squat. I started gslp recently, with my main focus being focusing on form with compound movements. My question is, how does one squat with long femurs?...

papaquads‎, 01-30-2020 07:26 PM
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THOR: 501kg Deadlift Promo Video


jstarcarr‎, 04-22-2020 11:53 PM
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Advice for a split change

New user here, I'm an intermediate powerlifter currently on a hypertrophy-oriented program. My current split is a typical DUP one with three days + 1 for accessory work. Below is my current program, with hypertrophy meaning 8-10 reps @ 65%+ 1RM, power is 6 sets at 3 reps at the same percentage,...

Axe8‎, 04-30-2020 11:47 AM
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