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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: 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: 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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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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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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 progress

9 months since I've started lifting again, gonna try a 2x bodyweight bench next week. Here's a video of my last workout My strength has been progressing smoothly even though I'm at my lowest bodyweight throughout the cut I'm on, I wonder if I can bench 405 at 180...

Matthewthao30‎, Today 12:13 PM
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Question Upper back popped while doing heavy squat.

I was on my fith rep with a 315 LB squat when I felt and heard my upper back pop. It was near the area where the bar meets the spine. I think, I might have rested the bar too high above my lats when I was performing the exercise. After I heard the pop, I immediately began felling pain and it began...

Conotocaurious‎, Yesterday 11:46 PM
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High bar squat with strong forward lean?

Currently I am doing high bar squats, because I slightly hurt my shoulder from the low bar position (due to poor shoulder mobility). I recorded my squats and noticed, that besides the higher bar position it looks pretty much like my low bar squats! I'm still "sitting back" and not down, my hips...

NoGainNoPainBro‎, 04-22-2018 11:22 AM
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Realistic goals for 1 year

Say if i were to start deadlifting and squatting at 135 what would realistic strength be by end of the year? Is it possible to gain 405 squat and 500lb deadlift within a year for a natty? Average genetics plus bulk. I weight 170ish right now.

imnotflexin‎, Yesterday 05:51 PM
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How close to failure should you train during linear progression

In most linear progression programs for novices you increase the weights every workout. However, I hear from a lot of people (also some that are teaching linear programs like Starting Strength, however not Mark Rippetoe himself), that you should not train too close to failure and "leave 1-2 reps in...

NoGainNoPainBro‎, 04-21-2018 12:40 PM
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Starting Strongman at 18

Yo guys i'm 18 and have been lifting for 2 years (3 but one I only did curls and ****) 1 year for aesthetics (just lol) 1 year of powerlifting now strongman always interested me but my mom did not approve lol, now that im older I'd really like to start training for strongman so here's my...

ImnotNatty‎, 04-21-2018 02:48 AM
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Strength comparison

Hi I just recently turned 18. And I would like to get some intake. I'm 100% natty. About 6 foot tall maybe 6'1 and 220ish lbs. I've never done a legit comp. So all of my maxes are in the gym, so my bench isn't the regulate pause before press. But its still a clean gym max. Bench-315 deadlift-475...

Nmart18‎, 04-20-2018 08:34 PM
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Graves disease and lifting

Anyone else have it? I started lifting about 3 and half years ago weighing only 150s-low 160s lbs at 6 feet 6 inches.The first year was a struggle didnt know what i was doing gained little weight. Fast forward to mid 2007-early 2008 strength increased workout after wokout had gained 75lbs. My...

Kevin83‎, 02-11-2009 10:40 AM
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Aware me please... wouldn't losing BW make skwaat easier?

Ok, so I know a little about this stuff.. mass moves mass, kinetic chains, surface area, etc... but still.... if someone was 225 and did 3 plates... then did a SLOW cut to like 150 or something, and presumably regained all muscle lost by 165 or so...

fluidZ‎, 04-19-2018 10:14 PM
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I interviewed the strongest 183-pound powerlifter in America--Russel Orhii

Russel is one of the most humble people I've ever met who has attained his level of success. If you don't already follow him, I suggest that you do. In June he will be competing at the World Championships in Canada to be come the undisputed #1 in the world. Enjoy. ...

czlol‎, 01-22-2018 08:58 AM
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Equipment and novice lifters rant

Hey guys, so this is probably gonna be a bit rant, but I have been recently getting annoyed by the amount of novice lifters using lifting equipment, such as bands, knee wraps, wrist wraps, etc. Seriously, yesterday, I watched a guy put on knee wraps to quarter squat 275! I feel like equipment...

pterry0404‎, 04-18-2018 11:16 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, 02-23-2018 04:39 PM
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315 Squat to 365 in 6 Weeks?

I am 16 years old, 5'6, and 138lbs (started at 124lbs about two months ago). I started my linear progression on SS and ran it for the past 6 weeks. I started my squats at 185lbs for working sets. I made my way up to successfully get 275lbs and couldn't get past 280. I decided before I reset I...

Maverick584‎, 04-11-2018 08:03 PM
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Powerlifting Bulk

Hey everyone, i recently signed up to BB so i could join this forum. I have a few questions i want to ask, and would appreciate any advice i could get. I'm 20 years of age, male, 5'10 and 140 lbs on a good day. I've been weightlifting for about 3 years now with the intentions of eventually...

BatmanBench‎, 04-12-2018 04:43 PM
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Squat Only Meets?

There are bench only, and "night of the living deadlift" and even push pull meets but what about squat only meets? Are there squat specialists or do all squatters just do everything?

cheeseman182‎, 10-04-2011 01:14 PM
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Is this feat believable?

I had a guy coach me on the bench press years ago who had done 650 raw in competition in his prime (so he is an authority on the bench press). He claims he did 675x6 on the free weight incline bench press for a warmup. Could this have really been done? I do know he was strong because even...

BamaCrimsonTide‎, 04-12-2018 09:27 AM
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Who will win this years WSM?

Who do you think will win the WSM this year? I`m thinking it will go like this. 1st - Thor 2nd - Shaw 3rd - Big Z

zGwild‎, 04-18-2018 01:37 PM
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Recommend me a good powerlifting program

(Posted this in the workout programs sections aswell but wanted to try my luck here aswell.) I want to focus on building up my big 3 since that's what I train the most anyway. Wanted to know any good peaking programs powerlifters might use to prep for a meet. I was thinking of running Candito 6...

BohemianSlav‎, 04-18-2018 11:33 AM
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New to powerlifting, Where Should I start?

Hi! Ive been lifting for 10 Months now and I have noticed that I enjoy training for strength the most. I want to follow a powerlift program, I Just dont know witch one I should follow. My stats are: 18 Yo 5.9 feet (180cm) Weight 169 pound (77kg) Bench 192 (87.5kg) Squat 297 (135kg)

tmknetherlands‎, 04-18-2018 12:05 PM
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Arrow What did I hurt?

I'm new to working out by myself and I don't really know what I'm doing. I lifted weights for 3 years in high school football and now that I'm out I'm trying to slim down and gain muscle because I was a lineman. But anyway I was unracking the weight in bench and my bicep started to hurt in my...

Nick576‎, 04-18-2018 06:40 AM
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Hey guys, so i wanted to get your opinion on how long it would realistically take me to get my deadlift up to 500lbs. im a 5'4" female at 155. recently i hit 360lbs as a 1RM. I hit this max after 6 weeks on a program where my max was originally 325. I know its not going to happen in a few months...

Emily1271‎, 04-18-2018 09:34 AM
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BB Row Essential for Strong Back?

Hey yall, I really want to focus on getting my back strength up--I think it's really lacking relative to everything else. I feel like my deadlift is in proportion but rowing or pulling anything else is weak. The thing is, I hit squats and deads hard and I've always found BB Rows too taxing on my...

ODoyle99‎, 04-08-2018 05:10 PM
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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, 11-29-2017 11:26 PM
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Squatting nearly as much as I Dead-lift?

So lately I've been on a purely strength orientated program, combined with bulking (gone from 84-87kg). Long story short my squat has gone up to about a 150kg 1rm (30kg increase) and my conventional DL has gone up maybe 20kg to a 160kg 1rm. But my main DL the sumo has decreased, I used to have a...

Bshawy‎, 04-12-2018 01:40 PM
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