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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: 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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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: Everything you need to know about SBD knee sleeves

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SPFjudge‎, 10-22-2014 08:29 AM
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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 07:34 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 06:46 AM
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Gastric bypass and strongman

This is my first post I had gastric bypass on January 2015 so going on two years I was 330lbs I originally got down to about 155 and looked like I had aids lol I’m 5’10 im at 180lbs now and been around 170-180 for about 7 months now I’ve been going steady to the gym for almost the same amount of...

jdavis484‎, 10-14-2017 05:45 PM
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Adidas Adipowers or Powerlift 3.1s??

Hi guys I'm having a really hard time deciding between the Adipowers and the Powerlift 3.1s. I can get the white adipowers for $128 right now or I can get the powerlifts for $76. I want to have the best shoes for squatting but I'm having a hard time because of the money difference. What do you guys...

maxstrazny‎, 10-16-2017 08:09 PM
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Program with High Frequency of SBD when cutting.

Hi. Can anyone suggest a powerlifting program for cutting with high frequency? I already stalled in Fierce 5 intermediate with 290lbsx3x5. I tried PH3 with 296 wilks but it killed me on 2nd week with squats of 3x9. Thinking of doing Candito 6 week even when cutting.

dency45‎, Yesterday 12:25 PM
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What age does strength peak at?

I'm sure it's somwehre between 18-30, but what side of that range? Is the average 20 year old stronger than the average 28 year old?

AD1985‎, 12-14-2007 10:50 AM
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First powerlifting comp in a week, any advice?

IBP nationals in wilkesboro, competing in raw 220lb Teen 2 division.. Never really powerlifted before although i do powerlifting training all the time, any advice for form and strategies when tackling the weights (i.e. going 95% RM on bench and squat and then going 100% RM on deadlift)? Attempt...

ChainGun‎, 10-13-2017 05:37 PM
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Why am i still so weak/small ?

I started last year in march, started doing ICF 5x5 which is supposed to get you to a 2 plate bench,3 plate squat and 4 plate deadlift for reps.....have also canditos strenght/hypertrophy programm which is what im running right now, i was 135 lbs when i started and 158 now, and yes i am a lot...

Rollypolliolly‎, 10-10-2017 06:14 PM
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Anyone run conjugate?

Can anyone who has ran or with enough experience with conjugate tell me I can I'm on the right track I made a spreadsheet of roughly what I want to do. Im still new at using excel and such so apologies if it's all fuky. ...

WorldClassDBag‎, 10-10-2017 11:05 AM
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Angry Best deadlift program???

Can anyone recommend the best? Not smolov jr pls..hehe

bigBOSSguy‎, 10-15-2017 05:57 PM
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Traiming for strongman recommendations

So here's the 6'8" 270, t2 diabetic. I recently bought a power rsck, bench, and cheap 300lb weight set. I'm a complete newbie, so I'm on my 3rd week starting today of the Starting Strength program. My current numbers are are based on 3 sets of 5 reps...155 squat, 125 bench, 75 overhead...

Ckdjim‎, 10-16-2017 06:29 AM
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Post Sumo Deadlift Assistances

I've recently started to try out sumo deadlifts and was wondering what you guys think on just doing box squats to bring up the sumo deadlift without really doing sumos? I'm running an upper/lower split atm which is basically as follows: Intensity Upper Intensity Lower Rest Volume Upper...

Moglecore‎, 10-15-2017 04:37 PM
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Garage gym setup.

Hey guys currently planning my garage gym i'm going to setup within 6 months. Trying to keep the budget manageable but still get what i want. My current build is: Rogue RE-4 Echo Rack, Rogue Flat utility bench 2.0, RH-2 Reverse Hyper, Rogue GH-1 GHD, 735lbs in Rogue Olympic metal plates,...

Siggy66‎, 10-08-2017 02:55 PM
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USAPL Raw Nationals on this week - live stream ITT

Live stream of the full week can be seen here Just watched Tina and Marissa Inda both hit 500+ wilks in the 52 kg women class. Some good lifting to come this week IMO, people to watch - Russell Orhi in the 83 class

JamesA1990‎, 10-10-2017 10:58 PM
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thinking of trying one out. Should I just start with a cheap one from wal mart?

gainmusclefast‎, 10-14-2017 04:33 PM
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Bench tips?

I'm 16 and i'm training towards a big bench. If anybody has some good tips for bench press and elbow, wrist and shoulder health, drop them below!

Johannesmylden‎, 10-14-2017 12:44 AM
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For those who have done Matt Disbrow's Deathbench program, Link: I am going to program it once I'm done with my hypertrophy block. I noticed there is not a deload built into the program, but there is quite...

pterry0404‎, 10-14-2017 10:25 AM
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Bending coins?

My dad's friend just bent a penny with his fingers! One of the craziest things I've seen. He also claimed to be able to bend quarters. I inspected the penny and it was real and there is no way it was bent before he picked it up. He's a pretty old guy, but used to compete in powerlifting. It must...

littlebarbell‎, 12-31-2005 12:42 AM
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Question Advice on what to exercise between my 5x5 days

Re-posting this here - the other forums seem to be geared towards bodybuilders. So, I just started doing Elliot Hulse's intermediate 5x5 since I'm on my 15th month of strength training and have been stalling on everything but my dead lift since July. The summary of the workout is below: All...

bbbmmmjjj‎, 10-10-2017 01:48 PM
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I stopped training for 5 months

I've stopped training for 5 months due to personal issues, I recently got back to the gym 2 months ago and I got size where I was (even leaner) but my strength is still not fully back? is this normal? Here's my stats: Bench 160kg, 200kg squats, 240kg deadlift. My bench press strength is coming...

JohnGatus‎, 10-10-2017 03:55 PM
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Gasp Power Belt Could anyone make constructive comments on its quality. Any reason to use/avoid over the classic Inzer other than branding ? Thanks for any feedback

Evac33‎, 10-11-2017 10:24 PM
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Post Smolov Squat Routine Calculator

I could not find a calculator anywhere on the net that had the Smolov squat cycle, properly written up. So I made it. It is an excel speadsheet, where you type in your max and it gives you the weight, sets, and reps for the whole cycle. However, I can't load it onto this page. But if anyone has...

Radok‎, 11-01-2005 07:27 PM
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Conjugate Method

Has anyone tried organizing your training week as follows. Monday - Max Effort Lower Tuesday - Max Effort Upper Wednesday - Conditioning Thursday - Dynamic Lower Lower Friday - Dynamic Effort Upoer Saturday - Off Sunday - Off

AClarke78‎, 10-10-2017 07:58 PM
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What weight with a 5x5 to hit 405?

A few days ago I deadlifted 315 for a 4x5 and then I did 320 for a set of 6 and still might of had more in me. I can really probably do a 5x5 with at least 325 if I went all out. I wanna hit 405 real soon, so how much weight should I be doing for a 5x5 to hit 405? And what do you think my max is...

logan101113‎, 10-08-2017 11:51 PM
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Bench Pressing Program

Hello All, Can anyone suggest a program designed to increase the bench press 1 RM? I have been training for about 3 years and my progress on Bench has been very slow the past year. Currently, my 1 RM is 285 lbs while weighing 165 lbs. Link to my Bench press so you can see form:...

pterry0404‎, 10-09-2017 10:05 AM
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Beginner or intermediate?

Hi everyone! I have hit ice having completed a basic 5x5 for just over a year. Not sure if I am eligible to move to Wendlers 5,3,1 or move to stronglifts 5x5 with my current stats: 5 ft 7 - 73kg @ around 16% bodyfat (One rep max in KG)

haygaz‎, 10-08-2017 01:49 PM
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