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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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Need help to increase my bench max

Hello everyone, I'm a high beginner lifter who's been seriously lifting for about half a year. my squat and dead lift has been progressing greatly, but my bench max has remained 205 for the past 2 months. Considering that I am a beginner, I understand that I shouldn't even be hitting a plateau...

sharp1e‎, Yesterday 11:09 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 07:46 AM
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Which pull-up/chin-up variation is best for powerlifting?

My bodyweight chin-ups are weak, but I want to get them stronger. I usually do chin-ups because they are easier than pull-ups so I am working up to doing pull-ups, but I am a long ways away from that. I just tried bodyweight neutral grip pull-ups and I did pretty much just as many as thoughs as I...

tlifter‎, 01-13-2018 08:12 PM
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Confused About 1st Meet

Hi, I've decided that I am going to be participating in my first powerlifting meet come October. It is only a push/pull meet, but still something I want to do none the less. But I'm in a bit of an awkward spot. Right now I weigh about 158, give or take a few pounds. And I'd say between 10-12%...

tannerarnell1‎, 01-13-2018 08:07 AM
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Band Tension

If I have a red rogue mini band which rogue says it’s 30 lbs each. If they are doubled would it be 60 lbs each instead of 30 lbs?

AClarke78‎, 01-13-2018 02:40 PM
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Max Effort Rotation

To those who use conjugate what your max effort rotation look like. My Max Effort Upper Rotation: Competition Bench CGBP Incline Rack Press Floor Press 2 Board Press

AClarke78‎, 01-15-2018 01:37 PM
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16 years old 545lbs RAW squat @200lbs

Hey guys! My question is: Is a 545lbs squat in knee sleeves and 500lbs without knee sleeves (both in belt) (also below parallel) uncommon (or rare) for a 16 year old natural male weighing 200lbs. I am thinking about competing and wondering where would I place. Thanks for replies in advance. :) ...

monickinmatko‎, 11-20-2017 10:12 AM
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Question Bench Plateau

Hi, Recently have been struggling to Improve my bench, Im an athlete (16 yrs old 71 kg 5" 10', I need to be lean) and Im becoming frustrated as my bench is rather weak, 80 kg for 1 rep and 75 for 3 reps. Ive been around this range for 3-5 months (been seriously training for 1 yr 1 month) . I...

aestheticlaxer‎, 01-13-2018 11:21 PM
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Thumbs up HOW TO : Build your own boards for BOARD PRESSES

I'll be posting a new topic every week on different aspects of exercise, specifically the who, what, where, when and whys and the allmighty HOWTO's. You can expect to see articles on how to perform excercises correctly, rundown of KETO, dieting, stretching, west side barbell routines, powerlifting...

irishkid‎, 10-30-2007 10:46 PM
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Do you need to squat down fully on the sumo deadlift?

Hey! So I originally used to pull sumo similar to the guy in this video. I could pull much more like this and it felt a lot better but was told that it's not a proper sumo deadlift as I'm not squatting all the way down. Any advice to whether this guy is pulling wrong or it's completely fine and I...

108x0‎, 01-16-2018 07:30 AM
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Who Deadlifts 3X Their Bodyweight?

I'm wondering how many people are able to do this, I'm getting close. I weigh 180 and can dead 500.

fireman_x‎, 04-01-2004 04:52 PM
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Why is my Bench/OHP so weak?

Hey guys I'm pretty curious on why my overhead press and bench press are so weak. I've been on a bulk for 2 months now and all my lifts went up except for my Bench and OHP I'm thinking that maybe my shoulders are the weak as my chest is probably my best body part. Anything that can help me? Thanks...

Aaron5078‎, 01-13-2018 08:30 PM
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Sumo form check?

Hey all. Broke my right ankle and fibula mid last year. Ever since getting back to lifting in October, my deadlift has suffered. I was able to maintain a pretty flat back prior and for whatever reason now it just isn’t going well. I think i want to switch to a narrow stance sumo deadlift...

BrooklynBravest‎, 01-13-2018 04:36 PM
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Whats the best subsitute for proper farmers walk implements

Not able to train at a gym that has these unfortunately I could use barbells, dumbells or trap bar? With BB and DB i cant grip as much weight as with proper implements so its not working my body so hard. But with the trap bar its not two separate holds so would that be a bad substitute? I...

melDorado‎, 01-13-2018 01:47 PM
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Legs Push pull

can i get really strong at the big 3 with a legs push pull so squat legs bench push deadlift pull then day off repeat with 3 or 4 accessorie exersices?? is this to much and wont recover properly or can that be fixed with periodization all something rpe or one rep max percentages im new to lifting i...

kingjangals‎, 01-11-2018 05:26 AM
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What does Periodization mean?

Hey, I have always heard the term periodization. What does it mean?

abond008‎, 01-12-2018 10:32 PM
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Arm wrestling question

What is the best way to defend against an oponent who is using top roll , and what grip should you use?

kostalomac‎, 01-07-2018 01:42 AM
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Poll Poll: Cut down or put on weight?


tannerarnell1‎, 01-12-2018 10:02 PM
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Mark Bell Powerlifter Extreme Cut. Any of you tried something similar?

I saw these videos by Mark Bell.. REALLY strong Powerlifter and he decided to just get cut and stop being fat and unhealthy even if it meant Some Strength Loss / Muscle.

Heat1992‎, 12-31-2017 03:30 PM
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Question Question about competing in PL meet and squat stance

Hey everyone I was wanting some insight and advice. Here's the situation, I'm thinking of competing in a PL meet coming up mid next year. The meet would be bench squat and deadlift 1RM. My question is, I do my squats high bar (narrow stance) and I know all the top squat maxes are in low bar...

BoaBite‎, 12-10-2017 07:42 PM
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Any diabetic strongmen on here?

Are there any type 1 or 2 diabetic strongmen on here? If so, any tips for a newbie? If not, do you know of any with blogs, YouTube channels, etc?

Ckdjim‎, 01-07-2018 06:30 AM
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1000lb club

My name is hunter and I want to join the 1000lb club by June. I'm 5,11 150lbs I bench-155 squat-270 and deadlift-305 do you think it's possible and if so give me some tips

Motivate236‎, 01-22-2014 11:44 PM
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Discomfort from seam on SBD sleeves

Hey all. Before i go on, i attempted to search the best i Could from an iPhone and found nothing on this issue. I’m a first time sleeve owner/wearer. My SBD sleeves arrived today. Tried them on, the size seems right (L) and they fit fine but i get a great deal of discomfort/abrading of the...

BrooklynBravest‎, 01-09-2018 04:15 PM
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Numbers before entering 1st PL meet

I was thinking of entering a meet in June (would be my first ever). But I'm wondering about the standard and I don't want to feel "weak" coming in. Bench Max: 335 DL Max 465

JordanNichols08‎, 01-10-2018 02:33 PM
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