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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: 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: Everything you need to know about SBD knee sleeves

Search these threads before asking another question: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=157063543&highlight=SBD http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164560211&highlight=SBD http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164691451&highlight=SBD ...

SPFjudge‎, 10-22-2014 08:29 AM
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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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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com 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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum FAQs and Links **Read Before Starting a Thread**

Number one: YES YOUR LIFTS ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO COMPETE. IF YOU CAN LIFT THE BAR AND COLLARS (25KG/55LBS), WRITE YOUR NAME ON AN ENTRY FORM, AND PAY THE ENTRY FEE YOU CAN COMPETE. NO ONE IS GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU, YOU WON'T BE EMBARASSED, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE "COMPETITIVE" DEPENDING ON WHO SHOWS UP....

Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 07:34 PM
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What program are you guys currently running?

Curious as to what program you guys are currently running.

WorldClassDBag‎, 09-18-2017 10:21 AM
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Squat form check 350x3

z8uk0hR3AHo Critique my form please. 350x3 @187lbs I think it moved pretty well but I noticed I slow down in the last portion of the lift.

WorldClassDBag‎, 09-19-2017 10:51 PM
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Adding weight to bust plateau (theory)

Hi all, first post. I've been bodybuilding since Jan 2017, (upper-lower, then switched to push-pull-legs). Strength plateau'd in July, so took a two week break. Upped cals to 3500 and got on a 5x5 and, bluntly, I inflated. I love this workout. I've been tinkering with a thought experiment and...

TGainsborough‎, 09-16-2017 12:07 AM
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Looking for new all around knee sleeves

Lets make this easy -I own size M SBD, i love them and they are my comp sleeves. -They are now very tight as I've gained some weight and i want to get a bigger size for my off season training(just easier to get on and off and more comfortable, i will always use SBD nearing my comps because i do...

BigPaul0909‎, Yesterday 07:39 AM
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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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What MyStrengthBook program to choose?

I came across MyStrengthBook’s premium training program library the other day. I’m looking for advice on which training cycle I should complete. I am looking to do a competition sometime this winter and build strength up until then. Does anyone have any suggestions? For each program in their...

Hyperflux‎, Yesterday 11:34 PM
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Wendler 5/3/1 on consecutive days - programming recs

I'm starting Wendler 5/3/1 for powerlifting soon, and need some advice. My schedule only allows me to train on consecutive days (not optimal but I've made decent gains on this schedule before). What are your thoughts on the order of compounds over the 3 days? It seems pretty logical that bench...

AlexG213‎, 09-17-2017 06:06 PM
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Hi, any recommendation for a free powerlifting program to try?

I've tried several over the years, 5/3/1, candito, cowboy method, PH3. I want to change things up to keep it interesting. background info I'm 35 and have a physical job so to be honest lifting for high volume and doing all 3 lifts on the same day can be a bit much sometimes. I would...

screamingjesus‎, 09-19-2017 07:10 PM
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Training Percentages for Heavy Singles

I'm running a simple intermediate progression program for bench press. All workouts are followed by hypertrophy work. Week 1: 5x5/Deload if necessary Week 2: 5x3 Week 3: 5x1 Week 4: Test 1RM Yes, I know this program is not optimal for strength gains. Yesterday I did 200x5x3, which gives...

ImTrynaLift‎, 09-20-2017 05:15 AM
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Pause squat vs normal squat numbers

What is your pause squat compared to your normal squat? I'm testing soon and have focusing on the pause squat this training cycle. Last time I tested I hit a 415 pause squat and normal squatted 455. I just hit 405x3 back to back weeks. Hoping to hit 475!

gainmusclefast‎, 09-12-2017 06:02 PM
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Solution to Brain Fog from lifting heavy?

So I've noticed that after lifting heavy I cannot think as well for up to 48 hours. If I try and lift then go to class I cannot pay attention at all, and for the day or two after I lift I don't have the same attention span. It is very discouraging for me, especially because this is my last year in...

theduffman‎, 08-28-2011 08:11 PM
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i finally made it to bw bench (reps all round)

Seems like an eternity ive been chasing this Especially towards the end every time my bench would go up my weight would go up a little too Sometimes felt id never make it. Im not amazing at bench and im pretty heavy Weighed in at 72.5kg yesterday and pressed 72.5 on my 3rd attempt I...

melDorado‎, 09-18-2017 09:14 AM
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Elbow Sleeve recommendations? (Reps)

Hello all! So I always get the question "how much do you bench"... I decided to give it a try and put up 495 fairly easily raw.... I then went to continue my workout and found out my tricep was hurting very bad down by the elbow. Had to take a few weeks off from anything tricep related, I'm...

Pain Zone‎, 09-05-2017 02:18 AM
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Aim of competing

Can anyone enlighten me on the reward of competing? I'm lacking motivation currently and feeling low due to losing a little off my 507 lb deadlift. Currently I'm cutting down and wish to compete at 100kg in weight class at 191cm and also eventually compete in men's physique, all natural. But...

LAV88‎, 09-17-2017 05:28 PM
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Question How to incorporate paused reps into Madcow?

I wanna start adding some paused work to madcow and would like some advice about when/how to incorporate it. I know other programmes include it but I'm making good gains on this so don't wanna switch. Any advice?

RocketDog85‎, 09-17-2017 11:22 AM
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what shoes for weightlifting?

im curious as to what shoe to get, ive always squatted barefoot but i feel like having a lift in the heal would benifit me however at the same time im unsure how my body will act with squatting with certain heights on the heal. what shoes do you guys use and how tall if the lift in the heel?

gokitty199‎, 09-14-2017 05:57 PM
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Powerlifting Gym

Hey, I've always trained at a commercial gym near my home (5 min drive / 15/20 min walk) but I am getting more and more into powerlifting and at my gym I can only deadlift in the afternoon because that's when the crossfit area is open (Yes I deadlift on the crossfit part of the gym with bumpers)...

ro98pt‎, 09-04-2017 02:34 PM
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Should I do Powerlifting as a 16 year old?

Hey, new to the website and I just had to quit football in highschool for health related reasons. I'm considering doing powerlifting, but I don't know if i'm strong enough to compete and win and how to train and diet for powerlifting. I'm 16 right now and I turn 17 next April, My Max attempt...

jcates9132‎, 08-02-2017 06:11 PM
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Recommendations

Going to compete again sometime next year in 2018, however I'm in need of new sleeves and a belt. I've had good luck with Harbinger brand belts with the prongs, and I've usually bought sleeves from Academy or from EliteFTS store. To save me weeks on trying to decide, any of you guys have...

AutobotsAttack‎, 09-15-2017 02:52 PM
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Angry All of my squats above 70% of my 1RM feel like RPE 8

Hey, My 1RM for the squat is 120kg (tested on my last cycle a few weeks ago); however, my program (candito) wants me to lift 90kg for 3 sets of 6. From recent experience, it is a grind to even get 3, nevermind 6. I know I won't be able to hit it for 3 sets. I know I should lower my 1RM, but...

MassonSahil‎, 09-15-2017 03:02 AM
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Move up a weight class?

Should I bulk or cut? My strength numbers and body weight+composition and pictures are provided below. 2014: 174 lbs, 12-16% body fat competed in power-lifting: 455 dead lift, 255 bench, 405 back squat (3,000+ calories daily) 2015: 165 lbs, 8-12% body fat competed in olympic-weightlifting:...

Phyzeik‎, 09-15-2017 09:44 PM
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Hand suddenly can't apply pressure ?

So I never do mix grip, always straps, double over, or hook I've deadlifted 400 double over with ease before Today I did 225x 31 reps, doubleoverhand That was hours earlier I felt like I was gonna pass out, but no muscle pains or anything, by then now I was gonna try to work up to a heavy...

Featherweighted‎, 09-15-2017 09:13 PM
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Weight class for 5'9 male?

What would be conpetetive for me? Right now im exactly 148 lbs Lifts are: Squat: 375lbs Deadlift: 375lbs Bench press: 300lbs Im still making gains but wont be forever at this weight. Someone suggested 242lbs but i would never want to be that weight even if it was competetive. I am...

Superh1‎, 09-14-2017 03:21 AM
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Question Bench press bar landing too low bad?

It seems my elbows are tucked to around 45-55 degrees at the bottom which I believe is from bringing to bar too low on my chest it impacts my upper abdominals in the path I currently follow. Is this putting me at risk for any injury or taking power away or is this normal for certain body types? Any...

danielalbano522‎, 09-11-2017 01:30 PM
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Deadlift form check help

0czZIe7Xp7o I;v been trying to engage my lats more I can't seem to get it. My lower back seems rounded even at the low weight. I have no pain. I'm just not sure what is wrong or how to fix it

EthanHun‎, 09-08-2017 08:51 PM
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