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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: 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: ** Powerlifting Section Lifter Rankings**

==========OFFICIAL POWERLIFTING SECTION LIFTER RANKINGS========== RANK____LIFTER________BW____SQUAT/BENCH/DEADLIFT/TOTAL______BW MULTIPLE/WILKS 1.............Code_B...............209...................319/203/418/942............................4.5XBW/266

Code_B‎, 12-30-2008 06:47 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 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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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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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 08:12 AM
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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 07:34 PM
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The Official Powerlifting and Strongman Family Appreciation Thread: Part XIX

Top Ten From Part 18 308smk - 560 NorthStrong - 462 martin_mathers - 364 breathinglife - 360 Daemonium - 312 Hamzzza - 307 dang111 - 273 kmc06005 - 270 adamsz -263

isaku900‎, 10-12-2015 09:11 PM
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Question First foray into Powelifting

I've been consistently training for a year now, (started Jan last year, but was inconsistent until 12 months ago). Have been doing Fierce 5 both Novice then onto Intermediate. Have progressed my lifts from, S/B/DL: 50/35/55 to 150/100/160 (kgs and calc'd 1rms for both start and now). Ive been...

TnTNZ‎, Today 05:46 PM
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Which 531 is best for strength?

Ive been running 531 bbb for 5 cycles now with alternative BBB to main lift. BBB vary eveey cycle, 5x10, 5x8, 5x5, 5x3. Squat 531 Deadlift bbb 5x.. Bench 531 OHP bbb 5x.. Im now happy with my size and want to focus purely on strength. Should i stick with this or change to jokers+FSL? Or...

tommy4life‎, Today 04:32 AM
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My State Championships Powerlifting Meet.

So after one year of lifting weights I became strong enough to qualify for the Texas High School Powerlifting's state championships. I weighed in 122.8 Squatted 420, felt smooth Benched 240, Definitely had 10 more pounds in me Deadlifted 395.... Now hang on there.... I've done 430 before?.......

Featherweighted‎, Yesterday 09:53 AM
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Getting strong in medical school

So I thought it would help me to have a blog going about trying to get big in medical school. Im leanish (12%) and 195lbs but the combo of school and genetics have my blood pressure a bit elevated so I'm going to be changing things up from iifym to an actual meal prep brown rice salmon etc. As...

bobtyler‎, 03-10-2017 06:25 AM
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What is a good way to learn the clean and integrate it into the workout plan?

I do bodybuilding style upper/lower body split, but I want to learn the clean. The the clean from clean & jerk. The real clean, not the power clean. How should I start learning it and where would it fit best into the workout plan? How much volume should I be doing? And what %1REPMAX?

Qwertji‎, 03-20-2017 02:21 AM
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Red face Is it impossible to overhead strict press 1.5X Bodyweight?

I m working very hard on it right now. I need motivation lol

MendozaPower‎, 03-23-2017 09:07 AM
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Can anyone help with my rounded back deadlifts?

My form is perfect 365lbs and below but 405lbs and above my back can start to round. can anyone take a look? the deadlifts are after the squats. rhtcx9bfzZs

JimRat6969‎, 03-25-2017 04:42 PM
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Help me understand if I can hold my own at a local meet?

I've been thinking about entering my first competition. I would compete in a raw natural competition, and i'd compete at 198. I haven't been training to compete, but I've always focused on strength, and i'm curious if I can hold my own in my weight class with some adjustments to training and...

BenBlue‎, Yesterday 07:42 AM
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First time trying out Strongman Training

Was a beast time, planning to compete for the first time July in Strongman from powerlifting background. Today I did: Log Press: 50kg, 60kg, 70kg, 80kg. Couldn't get 85kg all the way up as plates fell off each side but eh soon. Axle Deadlift: 70kg x10, 110kg x0, 100kg x0. - My grip really...

DanielHutch‎, 03-26-2017 11:45 AM
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Question usa teen powerlifting records

Hey i noticed at the record for bench press for teens 16-17 years old was 352 pounds at 181 pounds bw. I have never benched in a meet before but i can bench press 315 raw. You guys think if i got serious i could take this record and invest in a bench shirt? I weigh 185 @ 17...

matt3989‎, 11-26-2006 02:53 PM
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New Barbells

Hello, I'm looking at getting a couple new barbells. I was looking at the Rogue Ohio Power Bar, and the Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar. I was wondering if anyone has used them and what they think, and what other alternatives that are out there in the same price range.

MIkoljp‎, 03-22-2017 05:37 AM
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Help me with my attempts?

Hey guys, got my first meet tomorrow and was just looking for some advice. Running Justin Lascek's TM and did his two week taper which involved heavy singles last friday which weren't max outs but more so of "leaving gas in the tank". Hit a 425x1 squat easily, what should I open with? Hit 435x1...

cartermathis‎, 03-24-2017 08:36 AM
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Nj state record bench?

Does anyone know the state record for raw male 16-17 year old bench is for NJ ? Can't find it but I'm thinking of competing in a meet maybe. I'm at 185 body weight with a one Rep on bench press of 255. My squat and deadlift are straight poverty at a 205 deadlift and 185 body weight squat mostly...

toetalnewb‎, 03-26-2017 08:16 PM
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Should main lifts be the same?

My lifts are nowhere close to each other. Deadlift I did 435 for 2 and 205 bench for 1 and 290 squat for 1. Should they be as close to the same weight as possible, or is it ok for them to be way off?

cavanaughchance‎, 03-21-2017 09:53 AM
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Wrestling shoes for deadlifting? Brands?

My converse finally got laid to rest after about 2-3 years of usage and been noticing some people deadlift in wrestling shoes and considering ordering a pair instead of another pair of converse. Anyone else do this and could recommend some good pairs? (preferably under $150).

krush58‎, 03-26-2017 08:00 AM
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Deadlift was weaker this week for some reason

Hi there, last week I achieved a 5 plate deadlift then attempted 500 and got it roughly to knee level. So far this year since January my deadlift went from 425 to 495 for my 1rm. I tried out a new bar this week a bit thicker but still a standard 45 lb bar, but I couldn't even budge 5 plates and...

mikem25678‎, 03-22-2017 04:55 PM
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Question Seeking Help/Advice In my powerlifting training

Hello, I am trying to seek help and advice regarding my continuation of my powerlifting "career". First of all let me tell you a little bit about myself and where I'm coming from. -- I have started to lift when I was 25 years old about a year and 4 months ago using Jim Wendler's 5/3/1...

TextSurfer‎, 03-24-2017 06:01 AM
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What do you consider a good deadlift?

I used to be in really good shape; I was 5'8" and over 180 lbs. Since I started University I have went down to 165 (poor eating, I know). Today I deadlifted 385 for 3 reps, and went for 405 for 1, but I couldn't lock it out (I was taxed from the couple sets before). So what would you guys consider...

Zoupa‎, 02-17-2006 08:57 PM
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controversial claim...women might be stronger than men at the lowest weights

My source is the USAPL lifting database, you can look it up your self just put in "Men's Raw American Records" and "Raw Open"...same with Women i was looking at the raw records of USAPL world records and its something interesting in what I noticed if you look at the squad american record....

lightking‎, 03-25-2017 12:59 AM
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Cool Getting back to the gym?

So I needed to get insomnia and have it for the last 5 months so I have lost a lot of muscle. Can anybody tell me about muscle memory and exactly how it works? How long will it take for me to get my muscle and size back in the gym. My bench was at 205x6 squat was 265x5. Now my squat is 225x5 and...

xChaaaR‎, 03-25-2017 07:37 AM
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Smile Deadlift form critiques

I've really been working on trying to safely gain my strength back after tearing a hip flexor/dductor and pelvic fracture a little over a year ago. Max is currently around 480. Here is my first working set with 405, see anything I could improve or fix? I'm 6'2 about 208ish right now....

Shredthetics‎, 03-23-2017 08:16 PM
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Need Help Balancing Strength Gains and Physique

I'm not exactly sure where to post this as it's related to both strength gains, nutrition, and physique. They are three separate topics. I am 5"6 and weigh currently at 135lbs. I bench press 185x4 right now. I used to be able to bench press 225-230x1 at 140-150lbs. My goal is to get strong and...

Little2Beast‎, 03-24-2017 09:13 AM
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Another Free E-Book! The easiest and safest way to cut 8-10 pounds for a meet

Hey again! I got my start in powerlifting getting good info from the forums, and giving out free content to you guys is my way of paying it back. I've written a 12 page guide on the safest & easiest way to cut 8-10 pounds for a powerlifting meet, without the use of any crazy diets or...

JacobRothenberg‎, 03-17-2017 07:57 AM
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Question Shoulder soreness after increasing frequency - will the body adapt?

Hello, Iíve been doing upper/lower/upper/lower (each muscle group 2x/week) for a few years. Iím currently experimenting with training with increased frequency (each muscle group 3-7 times a week). After just increasing the frequency to 3x a week, already my shoulders are experiencing...

quest-x‎, 03-23-2017 01:27 PM
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