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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 09:29 AM
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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 09:12 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 08:34 PM
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Deadlift form check and advice

This is 150kg/330lbs for 6 reps, just looking for a form check, I have to touch n go because of the shape of the plates. My deadlifts don't feel comfortable like my squat and bench does, on squat and bench everything feels tight and smooth but my deadlifts feel messy and loose. I can get 150kg...

PresDonaldTrump‎, Yesterday 04:11 PM
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Your 405 bench experience

Trying to bench 405 by the time new years rolls around, benched 315x6 and got an iffy 7th rep, spotter swears they didn't touch it but idk. What was your sets looking like when you benched 405? Max reps at 315? Bodyweight? How long did it take you to bench 405, months, years? Just wondering...

Matthewthao30‎, Yesterday 08:37 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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question to big bench pressers about unracking

I noticed the more weight I can bench, the more difficult and sometimes painful it is to unrack the weight If I set myself up on the bench properly, in order to unrack i have to push up and a kind of unnatural angle, and find myself shrugging, then I have to fix my lats again before I can bench....

screamingjesus‎, Yesterday 11:49 PM
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365 lbs High Bar Squat PR form check and tips

I'm currently running the cube method, and I'm on week 8, which calls for hitting a PR on the squat day. I hit a 20 lb pr here. I complete the program this week and have to test my 1 rms in 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. Some tips would be nice, and maybe what you think I should go for looking at this rep....

Venny35‎, Yesterday 10:29 PM
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Recovery secrets

What are yours? At the moment I'm wearing knee and elbow sleeves (elbow sleeves that covers from wrist to upper arm) pretty much from when I wake up to go to sleep. I'm highly sceptical of lacrosse ball massage and foam rolling. I used to do it, but I've ditched it. I find walking is more...

PLLover2017‎, 11-04-2017 09:34 AM
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How to get back into squatting after an injury?

Hey guys, soo i used to be able to squat 405 x 3, and then i had a disc bulge at work. After lots of physio and massages, the daily pain is gone (1yr later). I squat now but going higher than 185 brings lower back pain along with it. I've had multiple people review my form and said its in check....

Anaerobics‎, Yesterday 09:01 AM
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Is it normal for my squat to be so much weaker than my deadlift?

I have been running jason blaha's 5x5 novice program for 3 months now.My squat 1rm is 120 kg(265 lbs)and ass to grass,and my 4 inch deficit deadlift 1rm is 180 kg(397 lbs).This program has me squatting 3 times per week,but deadlifts are only 1 top set of 5 once a week.What am i doing...

FilthyBill‎, Yesterday 10:06 AM
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Want to compete but dont know if Im strong enough.

I weigh 77kg and have been training properly for 5 months my numbers are 130kgx4 deadlift. 100kgx3 squat 75kgx3 bench. I want to compete in powerlifting and cant seem to find any meets around nottingham in england, also I feel like im not strong enough yet to even compete or should I...

SixPackGoalz‎, 11-17-2017 07:31 AM
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Smile When to deadlift while squatting 3x a week

Hey guys! My question is: When should I do deadlifts on a program where I will squat 3x a week. I'm 16 and I am currently running the smolov squat program. The program is very challenging, especially because I have pain/soreness in my lower back, because I squat low-bar (which I feel is very taxing...

monickinmatko‎, 10-28-2017 11:37 AM
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Aesthetic Powerlifters

Let's get some names of some powerlifters with big numbers/competing at an elite level with good physiques. Guys like Pete Rubish, Dan Greene, Larry Wheels, Kevin Oak, Jesse Norris

EwanJB12‎, 10-30-2017 05:17 PM
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Former bodybuilder interested in powerlifting

I have been getting really interested in powerlifting recently. I haven't joined a powerlifting club/team yet, but I am definitely considering it. I'm hoping to get some advice from some veterans on getting into the sport. Did you just jump right in and introduce yourself and show interest and...

VeganBarbell‎, 11-14-2017 02:09 PM
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Your personal experience as to when to attempt a 500 bench

Last max was in June. Got 405 and it seemed kinda easy. I feel like I could probably get 425-440 now. Currently doing working sets of 375 for 5 and following a bench specialization program. Going by the 1 rep calculator, it puts me in that neighborhood, but it seems like I can push more for one...

Deathguard‎, 11-14-2017 01:59 AM
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Help Clueless Girl with Strength-Building Routine? (Damaged Myself/Regressed)

Hi everybody, I've been a lurker on these forums for about a year. I've also been reading about different types of regimes over the course of over a week, trying to fix things and add more exercises safely, but I am no better for it. Most of the regimes contain "volume days", and I am trying to...

itsgena‎, 11-13-2017 10:13 AM
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Deadlift form check

This is a 315 single at 160lbs. My PR is 345, did it about a month ago. Since then, I haven't come close to that weight, as even 315, as you can see, comes up slow. My strength loss could be down to a change in form, maybe some of you more experienced lifters could give me a few pointers as to what...

Ney1011‎, 10-18-2017 06:53 PM
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Any Sheiko Experts on Here?

I use the app and am trying to determine which program to run next. I am a push-pull lifter and actually use the squat programming from the app for my deadlift, and completely skip the actual deadlift portion of the program. So Monday I deadlift/bench, wed I bench, and Friday I deadlift/bench. ...

adamsz‎, 11-08-2017 06:12 PM
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Deadlifts and torn biceps...

A topic created in the misc section on deadlifts and torn biceps prompted me to start this thread here so I could get some ideas from guys who train with heavy weights. I've seen the very impressive vids of Magnusson doing deads and he uses a reverse grip, as well as many other accomplished pl'ers....

Martha Stewart‎, 10-11-2010 11:07 AM
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Whats the quickest way to get my strength back safely?

Hello everyone, Im a 34 year old guy who had to take more than a year off of powerlifting due to a series of medical issues (surgery, then malaria from working abroad, then chronic IBS). At my best when I was 205lbs (height- 5'10") I was deadlifting 485, benching 285 and squatting 325. I now...

BSideleau‎, 10-22-2017 09:00 PM
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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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When to start using a belt?

Ive been lifting for a couple of years and getting progressively stronger. Ive seen that some people are able to add 5-10kg to their squats or deadlifts by using a belt. My current 1RMs for Squat is 180kg and deadlift is 220kg. Should I look into buying a belt? Or if I'm making progress without a...

NomadicApe‎, 11-03-2017 12:22 AM
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How to deload?

I'm 6'4 100kg Lifts are for 5x5. I've never attempted 1rm lifts... Deadlift 155kg Squat 135kg Bench 80kg

PresDonaldTrump‎, 11-12-2017 10:08 AM
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Sad about fat gain, is it fine to reduce calories and keep lean bulking?

I've gone from 90kg to 100kg in the span of 3 months, i've only been eating clean with the exception of a pizza or so once a week. I eat 5 large meals a day, get at least 40g of protein per meal and a mixture of fat and carbs for the rest. I'm guessing i'm at around 4000 calories per day and that...

d0ff‎, 11-15-2017 02:32 PM
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Powerlifting Genetics

hey guys just a quick question. i know that people may have "bodybuilding genetics" but is it also possible for some people to have powerlifting genetics, and just be cut out to be naturally strong and good powerlifters? im just wondering because ive always trained like a bodybuilder but find i...

2 HUGE‎, 09-01-2006 08:51 PM
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Huge energy drop after doing stronglifts 5x5

Hi all I've been doing stronglifts 5x5 for 6 months now. I've had some decent gains and a small amount of weight gain (7lbs or so). But one problem I keep having with stronglifts is it completley deplinshes my energy. After the gym I dont have the energy to do anything and I've now switched...

shazboltan‎, 11-03-2017 08:13 PM
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Poll Poll: Who is the Strongest Man that every lived in 2017?

What I mean by who the strongest Man that ever lived is the person who has the most brute strength OVERALL without the use of any equipment, in other words no bench shirts, deadlift suit, straps, or anything else. Just RAW strength. GO ON AND VOTE AND GIVE REASONS! :)

Dante4‎, 11-11-2017 01:19 PM
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