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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 04:57 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 09:29 AM
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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 06:30 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 07:19 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 08:12 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...

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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 08:34 PM
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is a 405 squat strong?

hello everyone, im 19 years old 6'2 225 and just squated 405 for the first time , is this a strong lift in general in terms of strength? ... thanks

Joshuascoles14‎, Today 01:53 AM
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2.6*BW squat PB 187.5KG @ 72KG

Chasing 220kg squat now, hopefully by the end of the year. At same BW, think I’d like to try first competition @ 74kg class. 180kg niel-GIjxYE 185kg UFE-weVk29s

CheekyKuntBrah‎, Today 04:50 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 07:46 AM
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Thumbs up Powerlifting For The Skinny

I'm creating this thread to post my general body stats and lifts in order to obtain some feedback and tips on how my progress should be going. I've always been skinny my entire life. Built like a ectomorph and with my luck, I do have Pectus Excavatum (Look it up). I have been going to the gym...

DoctaCarter‎, Yesterday 06:18 PM
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Overhead Press Carryover To Bench

In the past I have only benched, not really overhead pressed at all. My chest and triceps tend to dominate a lot more in my bench than my shoulders, and my shoulders get tired first if I'm doing reps. Also, my shoulders are known to be weak since my bench is 215lbs, but my overhead press is only...

Maverick584‎, Today 12:11 AM
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How soon till I reach 315 Bench press

I just started lifting seriously about 4 months ago, and just 2 months ago my 1 rep max was 225. I've been increasing by 5lbs every other week sometimes 10 lbs if I feel like I can get it. Last week I hit 260, and today I felt pretty strong so I tried 275 and I was able to hit it for two reps...

BenjaminKing96‎, Today 02:30 AM
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Narrow sumo stance, hip or knee hinge

Hello, I’ve never felt comfortable with conventional dead’s and moved to sumo last year, I found a narrow stance sumo to be the best for me but also played around with sumo. I’m confused about the narrow stance in the sense that some people say it’s still a sumo, some say it’s a wide stance...

RubberJonny‎, 02-16-2018 03:18 AM
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1 year strength results (from beginner)

Hello all. Wanted to document this somewhere so I dont forget. Maybe is interesting for anyone to read. Started as a complete noob. No athletic background. Desk job. 5ft 11. Was 29, now am 30. Weighed 90kg, today I am 119kg. Got a bit chubby but nothing crazy. (Cutting next month)

InkBeard‎, 10-22-2017 03:36 PM
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Jennifer Thompson (132 lbs female) - Benching 320 lbs RAW - Drug Free WOW

It's hard to believe for a 132 pound woman to bench press 320 lbs raw and that too drug free. How is it possible? Genetics? Experience?

MarkSamuel1‎, 01-31-2018 05:56 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, 11-30-2017 12:26 AM
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Opinions about my routine

I would like to know your opinions about my routine: Monday: - Bench press 5x5 - Pull ups 5x5 - Overhead press 3x10 - Pull ups 1xMax without weights Thuesday: - Deadlift 3x3 - Deep squat 5x5

zafra2‎, 02-14-2018 03:13 PM
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Re-run cycle or apply linear progression

Hey guys, so I lost quite a bit of strength after getting sick, 10kg off my bench and 12kg off my squat. So the question is, is it better to try doing linear progression to go back to my old strength (say 3x5 and add 2,5kgs every week) or just run the program I was running and see how I progress?...

RiceAddict‎, 02-14-2018 12:58 PM
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My squat / bench / deadlift progressions

Hi all Thinking of posting my Squat / Bench / Deadlift's in this thread and getting as many tips to apply them to the lifts and assist in getting a higher total Currently having a coach but I'm wanting to gain as much knowledge as possible, he is still learning just like I am Having more...

WarriorCond‎, 02-02-2018 09:35 PM
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Working loads for a natural lifter

Hello All, I have been running a block periodization program for about two years and have just started my 10 block again. This time around, I have been straight up gased after my lower main lift 65%x5x10 to the point where I have puked and/or felt to fatigued to do anything else but machines. I...

pterry0404‎, 02-06-2018 03:27 PM
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How to benefit from a switch to low-bar squat?

I have been squatting high-bar since I started exercising but I have gotten more into powerlifting and would like to put up a 4-plate squat. I've read low-bar can add 10% more to an athletes squat, is this true? How would you get this benefit and how can you benefit from low-bar more than high-bar.

BigTimeSquatter‎, 02-11-2018 10:37 PM
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Gym Recommendations in Houston, TX

I'll be in Houston in October 2018 and was wondering what the best PL gym is to train a few days. So far I have circled Texas Barbell Syndicate and Texas Strength Weightlifting Center but I am open to suggestions. Would be good to have a gym where I can get some training points too.

garethlewis‎, 12-14-2017 03:41 PM
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Should I deload again?

Ok guys so after running candito 6 week program (intermediate) it says to repeat week 1 as a deload week, I basically did that but took off a lil bit of volume cause it always feels very heavy and really unnecessary for a deload to do 4 sets of squats and 2 sets of deads. The thing is yesterday I...

RiceAddict‎, 02-13-2018 08:17 AM
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Geared and RAW Deadlift. Is there any difference as far as the results show?

Geared and RAW Deadlift. Is there any difference as far as the results show? There is a big difference for RAW and Equipped Bench Press and Squat, but for deadlift, I don't see any difference. World record for RAW deadlift is 1,000+ pounds and for Equipped it's about the same. Records are...

MarkSamuel1‎, 02-10-2018 12:54 PM
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Form Check: Bench Press

Thanks in advance for any feedback KmibKV_OoGc

unclejumbo‎, 02-11-2018 07:17 PM
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Smile 1st powerlifting meeting @17 (BW 95kg)

Hey guys! I've been wanting to do a PL meet for a long time now and I’ve finally decided to do it. The meet is 12.-14. of May. My question is: the meet allows knee wraps of length 2,5 meters (and I’m not sure but I think they allowed 3m wraps) and I have never trained in knee wraps. My max squat is...

monickinmatko‎, 02-11-2018 04:41 AM
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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 09:19 AM
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Powerlifting Routine in Caloric Deficit

Hey Everyone, I've been researching intensity, volume, frequency etc, to try and determine a routine to run when I am in a caloric deficit. Most of what I have come across says that in order to maximize strength/size, you keep intensity up (keeping the weight on the bar), and decrease volume. ...

jack3d889‎, 02-10-2018 08:05 PM
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Can you recommend a starting strongman program for a newbie.

I'm reposting this because I felt my first post was too vague. Stats 275lbs, 6'8", current lifts Squat 315 1rm, deadlift 265 1 rm, bench 155 1rm, oh press 125 1rm. I'm in month 3 of Starting Strength. I'm stalling out on squat and deadlift. I've probably asked this question a whole bunch of times,...

Ckdjim‎, 12-25-2017 07:47 AM
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Help with program design/research?

I want to squat 4x week (at least 3) bench 3x week and deadlift 2x week (it can be a speed day and a max day), is there any program like that? My lifts are (kg) 100 BP, 100 SQUAT (just started doing it bc of knee injury) and 130 DL, thats mainly why I want to squat a lot.

CSGOANDSQUATS‎, 02-07-2018 11:36 AM
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Anyone still doing SPBR?!?

I followed IA’s forum for years in my 20’s but didn’t discover this gem of a routine until about 2 years ago. Just wondering, seems it was a hot routine around here in my search but years ago... It’s added nearly a pound a month to my skinny Dad Bod frame since I got my butt back in the gym...

JonM81x‎, 02-10-2018 01:34 PM
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