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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: 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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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: 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 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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Smolov Jr Bench "modified" experience +30 on bench in 6 weeks

Hello all. I am posting this to share my experience for others I had a pre smolov jr touch and go max of 335, prob get 340 and maybe maybe 345 if everything went well. I was bench pressing 1-2 times per week, never have I done 3 or even 4 bench workouts in a week. Here is my log Smolov Jr...

markismighty‎, 06-30-2018 05:43 PM
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Smile Low bar squats hurt

I'm on SS at the moment and have switched to the low bar squat and it has been hurting a lot. Last session it hurt my shoulders and wrists and my shoulder felt like someone would have punched it as hard as possible for the rest of the workout but still I managed to get a 3x5 pr on ohp. Today I...

Alexander346‎, Yesterday 09:33 AM
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Weak Squat/STRONG Bench?

I'm not entirely sure why, but I've noticed recently that I struggle to gain strength with anything lower body related like squats, even though I used to not train legs as intensely as my bench, but my bench is insanely strong for my bodyweight/age... I'm just wondering why because I've heard that...

BlueSpades‎, 09-22-2018 09:26 PM
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I can't squat for s#@t

Hope someone can help me out.. when squatting on the up stride my knees fold inwards even at light weight, I have to drop really light to be able to complete a full rep. I've tried different foot placements and forcing my knees outwards but really struggle with form. Any advice would be much...

Samgee88‎, 09-21-2018 03:07 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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to those who train front squats heavy

Survey: What's your front squat 1rm compared to back squat 1rm?

jonglo‎, 01-08-2017 05:13 AM
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Powerdream's Training Journal

I want to be a powerlifter so bad, even though I am still dealing with a few nagging injuries. I am not at all confident that I will succeed. But I want this SO bad, that I have to keep trying. I can't turn back; I'm stuck on this path. The only way I can be successful is to believe that my...

powerdream‎, 09-08-2018 12:19 AM
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Is there a term for someone that works out for strength and doesn't follow rules?

What I mean is there a term for a person that doesn't follow the Powerlifting rule of Bench/Squat/Deads but trains for strength?

jack505‎, 09-20-2018 05:19 AM
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Popular training/peaking programs

Been out of the game for a couple years, just got settled in a new house and finally bit the bullet and ordered a full rack, benches, and other goodies so I can train more from home. What’s everybody doing nowadays for training programs? Some of the crew I used to train with still mainly follows...

invain‎, 09-21-2018 08:46 AM
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Question Novice to intermediate program

Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for intermediate programs, I don't know which would be more beneficial for my strength/mass goals, I know programs like The Bridge, TM, Madcow, Westside, Candito LP/6 week, however I don't know which would be the best after the SSLP (starting strength) has...

sgarciac07‎, 09-20-2018 10:48 AM
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Can cracking joints weaken your strength?

From studies cracking knuckles can weaken your strength. But does the same goes for cracking the shoulders, neck and back? I accidentally cracked one shoulder. The shoulder feels more mobile but fear I might not get the strength though that is kind of dumb to think that since that would be a...

jack505‎, 09-21-2018 07:05 AM
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Weightlifting induced brain fog

hello everyone. I know there are similar threads all over the forum, but still I want to post a new thread on this. Every time I do excises like squats or bar pushing, I will experience this brain fog like 3 or 4 hours later. This will last for 3-4 days. My first two years in gym works fine....

kobe19840115‎, 08-19-2018 11:35 PM
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Angry Is my form perfectionist powerlifting coach right?

Ok so I am in a powerlifting class and we were doing deadlifts. Each set the weight went up and if your form was not close to perfect he would get PISSED!!!!. So my PR or one rep max is 325lbs with the belt (I did this in my local gym and felt fine after I one rep max once or twice a week and never...

Buffasorusrex‎, 09-20-2018 11:34 AM
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Ditch incline bench?

My bench is struggling while squat and DL are progressing every week. I do flat bench one week and incline the following week so only flat benching once every two weeks. I do the incline to have some crossover into flat bench and military press, flat bench is stuck/progressing very slowly and...

GreyAndMild‎, 09-18-2018 12:12 AM
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Light Weights vs Heavy Weights

Most powerlifters lift heavy weights in low reps but don't look like they lift. Most bodybuilders lift light weights in high reps and look like they lift. So wouldn't that mean lifting light weights in high reps is optimal for looking jacked?

Necronom‎, 09-19-2018 11:04 AM
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starting strength?

what’s the average starting strength or above average? just curious where i stand before i consider training to compete? i weigh 45kg max dead 84 kg conventional max squat 84 kg max bench 35 kg (i know my bench sucks i just. know lol) i’m 19 & just started less than a month ago i know you can...

nohoneeee‎, 09-19-2018 02:07 PM
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Has anyone bought/tried Thor’s Power Program

Any reviews????

Ckdjim‎, 09-14-2018 03:45 AM
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Big 3 progress

A year ago today I maxed out on my big 3 lifts, bench 210, squat 275, and deadlift 365. I weighed 211 at age 17. I currently am the same bodyweight and benching 245, squatting 405, and deadlifting ~455. I don’t use a program (although I am currently making one) and believe my form has improved on...

ChevroletMatt‎, 09-18-2018 09:54 PM
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Mag/Ort & Hatch squat

I wanted to run mag/ort with the hatch squat routine. I heard that ort is meant to be ran on it's own. I would do it like this hatch squat Mon. Fri. Mag on Wed. with 2 (maybe more maybe less) accessories. Should I try or will I die?

AidanVpower‎, 09-18-2018 07:21 PM
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is hang clean and jerk 225 for an older average joe any good? 43 yrs old

hard to guage as no one I know in my age group weight trains anymore (at all). and the guys in my gym are all into lean / looking good (los angeles, Cali), so no point of reference there. Heaviest weight i see moved around my gym on that exercise is maybe 135 lbs (once a month i see that). ...

sjasonm‎, 09-18-2018 03:36 PM
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Why Do You Prefer Powerlifting Over Bodybuilding?

When most powerlifters don't even look like they lift. At least bodybuilders look like they lift. When are you ever going to lift a 500 lb object from the ground in the real world?

Necronom‎, 09-05-2018 11:46 AM
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Texas Method: Bench Press

Hi, I'm doing the Texas Method for Powerlifting, meaning on mondays i do 5x5 and on friday 1x5. My question is about what style to use when benching. I know that the bench press form that Rippetoe is favouring is a more medium grip / slight arch style. I do wanna compete in powerlifting so i want...

NoGainNoPainBro‎, 09-14-2018 04:53 PM
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Wearing belt high up

What is the purpose of wearing a belt high up on the torso like you see some lifters such as Stan Efferding and KK do? I ask because I posted a topic about belts and deadlift and although I haven't had a chance to try it yet, when I put it on at home high up and got into a deadlift position it did...

michael_xyz‎, 03-03-2013 03:08 PM
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Cool Will I be an elite powerlifter?

Can I get some of you guys opinions. I’m 16, 164, and deadlift 465 for a single. Also squat 375, and bench 265. Will I be an elite powerlifter by my 20s? Also will I be able to achieve a 700lb deadlift in my lifetime?

gabepopa‎, 09-12-2018 04:02 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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