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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: Everything you need to know about SBD knee sleeves

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SPFjudge‎, 10-22-2014 08:29 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 06:19 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 05:30 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 07:12 PM
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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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Any raw conjugate trainers here? DE question

Was hoping someone could throw some input in here, I've done a ton of reading, and am pretty familiar with running conjugate however one area that I've always questioned is the DE % for raw lifting. Most articles always point to the 50,55,60% 3 week wave + accommodating resistance. ( 25% of bar...

JUGGERNAUT1333‎, 06-29-2018 06:15 AM
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Ripped the arse out of my pants while squatting

Workout was going great today. Hit military press and deads and was on a roll. I moved on to squats, light day of 4x5, and got under the bar for my 1st set and it was smooth. 2nd set I thought I heard my shorts tear a little so I racked the weight but I didn't see any problems in the mirror. ...

RedMaster‎, 03-11-2009 12:55 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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Are strongman comps drug tested??

Always been curious on this? There is no way guys like Brian Shaw, Eddie hall, haffthor....etc can be natural. Those guys are “supplementing”, right??

pinggolfer96‎, 06-15-2018 04:18 PM
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20 pound bench decrease

Within the last two weeks, my bench press has decreased 20 pounds which is a significant % for me because I went from hitting 185 for a double two weeks ago to failing what should have been an easy double on 175 last week to failing an attempted triple on 165 this week. Normally I would look to my...

b3rob‎, Yesterday 03:06 PM
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SBDs losing pop?

Hi all, Had the same pair of SBD knee sleeves for about 3 years now. Just curious - How often do you replace your sleeves?

mivi320‎, 07-15-2018 05:58 AM
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Strength Gains

Do you think it is possible to increase strength on the bench squat and deadlift by 50 percent in 6 months with the right progressive overload program? I've been lifting for 1 year As of now 225 pound squat 295 pound deadlift 155pound bench 15 years old about 5"10

Kevin8363786‎, 07-14-2018 02:46 PM
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How many seconds between each deadlift rep are okay?

During a set I take quite long time between each rep, it's like 8-10s. Is that too much / does it make the set too easy? I simply get problems with the breathing otherwise. I hold my breath, but also need to take 1 breath at the top, otherwise the time before a next set would be even longer. ...

NoGainNoPainBro‎, 07-11-2018 12:21 PM
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Powerlifting for golf

Here is my full body strength routine for golf Just to note I have a recurring low back injury which prevents me from squatting or deadlifting heavy regularly 3 times a week 4 minutes rest between sets Trap bar Deadlifts 4 x 3 150 kg Bulgarian split squats 3 x 5 (130 kg)

tree92‎, 06-19-2018 10:57 AM
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Does anyone think these are good stats to win powerlifting competitions at age 15 and weighing 190 pounds Squat:355 pounds Deadlift:455 pounds Bench:245 pounds

Kevin8363786‎, 07-13-2018 03:21 PM
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Is ammonia safe for a 14 year old and could I use it before football games?

Kevin8363786‎, 07-14-2018 02:06 PM
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Pinching shoulder blades on bench press

So I've been lifting for about 2.5 years now and am around 5'8.5 at 170-175 lbs fluctuating. I've been doing the big three lifts for almost as long as I have lifted and one of the things people of constantly told me on the bench press is to pinch my shoulder blades together. I currently bench with...

24HrDoublelift‎, 07-13-2018 10:30 PM
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No Bench Press progression on Starting Strength

I did SS for roughly 4 month now. While my squat is going up fine, I am not making any progress on the bench press. My best was 140lbs x 5 x 3. When I increased to 143, I failed several times and did a deload. Now I don't even manage 5 x 3 with 140. I switched to benching twice per week (monday...

NoGainNoPainBro‎, 06-09-2018 11:46 AM
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Powerlifting Keto and Carbs

Hello, I've been competing in Powerlifting for three years in two different weight classes so I've have a lot of experiences with cutting down to make weight. But something new to me is Keto. To support my wife's weight goals I've ventured into Keto dieting with her. My question is right after...

PhantomMaxx‎, 07-14-2018 03:47 PM
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Tricep tear/strain?

I have been stressing over my tricep lately after I was trying to get 5 reps in on the bench press. I had made sure I warmed up well prior to intense lifting like I always do. As I was going up for the first rep accidently shifted the weight a little bit into my right arm then I hear a pop then all...

PeterAnastasiou‎, 07-12-2018 10:47 PM
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Post Maintain strength?

Hi everone, hope you're having a great day, I have a quick question for you strong lifter. After this summer I want to focus on my bench and over head press more so I want to decrease my deadlift and my squats due to my quads being huge and my pants almost not fitting me anymore, btw I have extreme...

OhItsAli‎, 07-10-2018 01:14 PM
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Intrigued, How good are my numbers in your eyes for how long ive been training for

I am 5ft 11, 175 pounds in weight. 20 Years old My current numbers for 7 months of training Paused Bench: 176 pounds x 4 Squat; 236 pounds x 4 Deadlift: 297 pounds x 4 I wonder how good these numbers are? of course I have a long way to go. for how long ive been training is this good?

SixPackGoalz‎, 01-19-2018 08:19 AM
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6 months of training... wtf am i doing wrong?

I got a dexa scan on 5th jan 2018... then another yesterday 25th june 2018... almost 6 months. The results were disturbing and almost make me want to give up. I lost 3.5kg of lean mass and gained 2.5kg of fat. Ive been training 3 workouts per week... lots of squats and bench press. My...

dustman007‎, 06-25-2018 05:22 PM
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Deadlift form check, plz help


matejamusa‎, 07-09-2018 06:46 AM
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A project to generate training programs based on weak points and trainee's needs

I have been working on a project to analyse the way people train and use data analysis techniques to determine the best ways to tackle weak points. I have created a survey that will help me collect data about your training. I am working on compiling the data into a system that can generate...

pchanbuild‎, 07-09-2018 09:40 AM
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What are the pros and cons to both powerlifting/strongman compared to bodybuilding

And I'm talking about in a functional sense. Would a bodybuilder have more endurance and be able to handle more time under tension compared to the rest/ faster recovery due to their type of training? Can a body builder make a switch?

John4531‎, 07-09-2018 10:15 AM
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Get a grip?

As I get higher into the plates on deadlifts I’m wondering what everyone’s favorite grip is? Overhand? Underhand? Mixed? Or One I’ve seen that some YouTube prodigy is using called a “hook” grip? I generally use a mixed grip for heavy work, but I tried the hook grip on some lighter fare just to...

BigDaddyBrose‎, 07-09-2018 04:08 PM
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Unhappy Shoulder bursitis, Can it go away?

I injured my shoulders back in January after overtraining the chest for two weeks straight. Bench press started to feel uncomfortable then became unbearable so I stopped. Did an MRI and doctor confirmed it was bursitis. I've tried resting (Avoiding all activities completely and staying at home)...

GlassShoulders‎, 06-27-2018 04:33 AM
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Question Low bar squat form check

Hi all, this week I started Starting Strength and since the program doesn't have a lot of ham/glute work I decided to switch from high bar squat to low bar squat, I wanted if anyone could help me to check if my form on the low bar is good or if it need some corrections. Video:...

sgarciac07‎, 07-04-2018 09:37 AM
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Axle Clean and Press

Hello all, My Axle Clean and Press is not where I want it to be. OHP is coming along (following Brian Alsruhe's Darkhorse program and it's working), however I just can't seem to clean a whole lot. I can get a good 175 clean with two motions (double overhand) and press it with more of a jerk. ...

jdrush‎, 07-07-2018 08:34 AM
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