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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: 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: 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: 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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 08:34 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 07:46 AM
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Losing weight on a bulk?

I'm new to powerlifting, but I picked it up because I'm a hammer thrower and I've heard that it's great for gaining strength specific to my event. I did a lot of research and put together a diet based on what people said here: Breakfast: Whey Protein Shake w/ whole milk 6...

CUhammerthrower‎, 06-14-2011 08:15 AM
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Angry Help!!! Can I do bodybuilding training during powerlift deload week?

I am doing matt ogus 753 program, the programe is after 4 week training and have 1 week deload(he suggest do around 60% of your daily training) My question: Can I do bodybuilding training during powerlift deload week. My own concepts of powerlifting deload is just do not do some max in...

ronald1133‎, 02-16-2019 09:11 AM
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PL Coach

Anyone here been coached by Nikola Piruze ? World Bench Press Champion

JakeNoSnake98‎, 02-17-2019 01:55 PM
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Question Why are most teenage strongman small?

I have been watching more strong man competition videos and being fascinated by the weights they lift, however I have noticed one thing. Most younger competitors such as age 13 give or take tend to lean more of a skinny size. In no way of a doubt are they not strong but I am wondering why this is...

Oxxxx‎, 01-28-2019 04:10 PM
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Question Defence is the key to Attack ?

So I've had this theory for a while that maximun strength is mostly about strength of joint and ligaments, as in they are the weakest points. I mean I've heard stories about people having siezures and stuff and ripping muscle from bone and ofc all those adrenaline rush stories. So the limit...

originalAF‎, 02-16-2019 08:46 AM
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What are good for increasing overhead press

Just wondering what you guys What is good to increase over head press Im currently 14 77kg at 16-17% body fat And can overhead press 52kg any tips to lift more? thanks

Thebritishwolf‎, 01-30-2019 07:08 AM
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How many times a week should you bench?

I’ve been lifting for a few years now but I still wonder if I’m training optimally. Right now I bench twice a week heavy sets of 5x5, but I’ve stalled out and don’t know how to progress. I’ve been trying to learn but don’t know where to start. Is practical programming a good book? By bench is at...

Pops1085‎, 02-03-2019 08:30 AM
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Competitive Powerlifters: Why would you move up in weight class

For the competitive Powerlifters on this forum, what reason(s) would you consider moving up in weight class? Recently I was asked to move up in weight class again. My first response was "why would I?" I'd like to hear your reasons. Opinions please as I am considering it.

PhantomMaxx‎, 01-22-2019 02:05 PM
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Question What pants does larry wheels use?

Hes using some black pants with the logo VA in most of hes new training vids with hafthor, but i dont know wich, help?

rub955‎, 02-12-2019 01:45 PM
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Help: raising ass off bench to unrack weight

What’s good, I’m doing my first powerlifting meet in 4 weeks and I’m wondering if it’s legal to raise your ass off the bench to unrack the weight, as long as it’s on the bench during the lift. I’ve been doing this and I’m not sure if it’s illegal. I’m doing USPA btw

logan101113‎, 02-07-2019 09:13 PM
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hot and cold recovery at home without a bath

Just saw Larry Wheels latest video with Thor Bjornsson about hot and cold recovery, he has a hot bath and an ice bath right next to it, 10 mins hot and then 1-3 mins cold x 3. I only have a shower cubicle at home and no bath, if I just switched the water from hot to cold would this be worth...

GreyAndMild‎, 01-18-2019 02:20 PM
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Exclamation Need New Powerlifting Program / 3 month update

Current program is : M/W/F all 3 lifts Squat - 2 sets of 3-6 Paused Bench - 3 sets of 3-6 Deadlift - 1 set of 3-6 Total Reps completed / Weight to add next workout are as follows Squat : 6 total reps add 2.5lbs / 7-11 total reps add 5lbs / 12+ total reps add 10lbs

JakeNoSnake98‎, 02-02-2019 03:22 PM
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Smolov Jr - 5/3/1 Hybrid Program?

Currently running 5/3/1, have been for 2 years now and love it overall, however it's getting a bit stale and I need to bring up my lagging squat/bench. Current #'s = 515 pull, 350 squat, 235 bench. My plan after this 5/3/1 cycle I'm in now is to run Smolov Jr Bench, and use 5/3/1 for lower body...

78novacaine‎, 02-06-2019 04:51 PM
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Outdoor sled lane material suggestions

Looking for some advice here. I just bought a power sled for use in home gym. I intended to use it on my steeply sloped driveway, but the noise is too much for my quiet, HOA governed neighborhood. So now I need to set up a lane in my backyard, but not sure what type of material would be best for...

bravo8whiskey‎, 01-29-2019 02:10 PM
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Getting back into it

Hey guys. It has been a long time since I have moved any weight and I'm stoked to be back. Life got in the way of my powerlifting at around age 23. Now ten years, a career, wife, and two kids later I'm blessed to have the time to start lifting again. I sold all my gym equipment aside from my...

sasquatch012‎, 01-29-2019 02:27 PM
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Rubber bands?

So I go to a commercial gym (retro fitness) one reason is for the price I can go to any one, which I like because everyone is a has something different wether it be a type of barbell or other equipment. Depending what I’m doing is where I go. This one specific gym where I like to deadlift has one...

johnnykans‎, 01-24-2019 12:14 PM
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Back in it routine/Muscle Memory Question

Evening ladies and gentlemen, I am currently 27 going on 28, 6’5, 310lbs. I was a power lifter from age 14-22, I played football at a division 1 college as a lineman and my strength was always my strong suit. At this time I was 605 squat, 375 bench 315 clean 605ish dead lift. At age 22 my...

buildbackup414‎, 01-24-2019 05:31 PM
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Larry Wheels is going to strongman

This probably isnt news to many, I just wanted to share the videos. It’s unreal how strong he is but how hard this stuff still is (I have no doubt he can be a top strongman, it’s just new to him. The pressing strength is certainly there). Hafthor is currently the best too so you’re comparing a new...

blindsideflank‎, 01-10-2019 09:55 AM
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Squatting and Getting Out of Breath

I am currently in Week #6 of Bill Starr's 5x5 and today's workout looked like: 140x5 175x5 210x5 250x5 285x5 (all ATG) However, for the first time, I was so out of breath during the set of 285 that I had to stop, catch my breath and then finish the last two reps. Usually when I am...

Metal_Fingers‎, 10-13-2008 08:52 PM
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Who is the Strongest Natural Powerlifter/Strongman?

Does anyone know if there are truly natural powerlifter/strongman out there who are strong as an ox???

rraawwss‎, 01-21-2019 10:39 AM
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Could I be a legit powerlifter or am im wasting time

I’m usually waking up at 135 pounds 5’6” my body type is ecto-mesomorph (I’m a skinny dude but very big/strong in the lat chest area) I’ve been lifting for about 8 months now but I didn’t really know what I was doing and started lifting heavy until about 3 months ago. So far at 19 years old...

84headhunter‎, 01-23-2019 08:46 AM
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If I do PRESSING twice a week, 21 sets each, then I will make gains twice as fast?

If I only need 48 hours to recover. Then theoritically will just resting 48 hours between a 21 set pressing session and going again allow me to progress basically twice as fast? I am on a three day custom program made for me by someone pretty well known, good and controversial, but I kinda wanna...

rraawwss‎, 01-20-2019 05:23 PM
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Could elite strongwomen/powerlifter women make the NFL

obviously 99 percent of women do not have the physicality to make the NFL but i assume that the elite women powerlifters and strong women would have the strength to make it people like April Mathis, Chakera Holcomb, Donna Moore etc. tell me why I am wrong?

lightking‎, 01-23-2019 10:43 AM
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Technique/Accessories for Atlas Stone Shouldering

Does anyone have any videos of/or technique advice for shouldering an atlas stone without tacky? Brian Alsruhe has one where he uses tacky, and a Martins Licis video used a tacky towel. Others show a tackyless stone shoulder but they seem to be much lighter stones then a 275, one-motioning it with...

MR.TeachFreak‎, 01-14-2019 11:19 AM
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