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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: 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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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: 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...

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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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A few questions from a rookie

I just recently turned 17 and have a 165 bench( stubborn as **** and can't increase it) 275 squat and a 335 dead. I've trained for about 7-8 months and have 2 things to ask. Any tips to increase bench, I've tried everything under the sun except roids lol and can't increase it. I do accessory work...

jackhilde‎, Yesterday 09:59 PM
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Torn calusses

Every week it is the same thing. I tear calusses, start bleeding. Cant grab a bar for days. using rubber gloves didn't help, i used toilet paper, it only soaked up the blood. The problem is that the spot where i tear a callus feels really stingy. Anyone got any tips? Thanks.

Budaan‎, 08-03-2017 06:56 PM
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Looking for a bench program

I've been doing my own thing on bench in my 2 months back, gonna keep doing it till I bench 350, but after that I'd like to know what the good bench programs out there are. What I'm currently doing I feel like is just rebuilding my base and getting my noob gains, I want something specific to boost...

Matthewthao30‎, Yesterday 05:54 PM
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Program for powerlifting?

Any good programs for increasing bench/squat/deadlift without muscle imbalances? I'm doing fierce 5 currently.

brenthopkins‎, 08-05-2017 05:20 PM
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Deadlifts Feeling Very heavy

So I competed in a meet around a month ago and my deadlift was a PR at 385 and it moved fast. Other competitors said they thought I was good for another 40 pounds as it moved like an opener. The reason I picked that weight is because in the gym I've never done over 365. Anyways, squat and bench...

ajc1234‎, 08-19-2017 07:38 PM
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770 squat, 425 bench, 805 deadlift for 2000 total @ 242 (VID)

Thought this might be worthy to post here. On Saturday I was lucky and I guess prepared enough to accomplish a lifetime goal of mine by totalling 2000 along with hitting an 800+ competition deadlift. Going into the meet the only goal was to hit a 2k total however possible, so every attempt was...

ffguitarist14‎, 08-09-2017 01:58 AM
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Which is a good strength training program that can be done 2 times per week?

Right now I am doing Stronglifts 5 x 5 and my goal is to lose fat (I was VERY Overweight) while gaining strength and losing muscle as little as possible. I have been doing the routine for 8 weeks. I have lost a lot of weight, between 12-15 pounds, and my strength have increased. Currently I am...

jcgonzmo‎, 08-21-2017 02:26 PM
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Question How to proportion lift ratios?

Hi all im looking to better my lift ratios, in specific increase my deadlift, im 18 5'9 and around 185 lbs, i havent maxed out on squat but i can safely say i can squat 315 for 5, my max on bench is 220, and my dead lift max is about 280 for 1. I only started lifting about 5 months ago and my diet...

Zoomer428‎, 08-14-2017 12:40 PM
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Lower body strength dropped?

I'm 18, competed in Powerlifting as a 123lb weight class. Over the summer my situation made training regularly impossible, I would train every other week, hit a few pr's as well Squat: 340x5 Bench: 225x3 Deadlift: 365x5, 405x2 (hook grip) I had about 2 months where I rarely trained, but...

Featherweighted‎, 08-20-2017 02:40 PM
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Boss of Bosses IV free live stream

Boss of Bosses IV is this week! Friday 8/25 is the open day, Saturday 8/26 is by invitation. Lifting starts at 9am PDT both days. Both days feature a single platform. This meet is sanctioned under Kirill Sarychev's WRPF. The lineup for Saturday is absolutely stacked, including Yuri Belkin, Kevin...

lazyaj‎, 08-21-2017 09:51 AM
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What's my bodyfat % roughly?

Wondering what my bf % is right now. I'm in the Marine Corps and they said I was 14%, but I think I'm around 18%, so do my friends. Look at my profile for pics. I've been working out for 2 months now after 2 years off, muscle memory has my strength up but size is still small. 5 ft and 7 inches...

Matthewthao30‎, 08-20-2017 10:05 PM
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Post Sabo Deadlift Shoes Review

Just posting this review for the Sabo Deadlift Shoes should anyone be looking to purchase them. While there are a few decent reviews up online I think that more detailed ones are few so hopefully google will direct anyone looking Sabos here. First off let my introduce myself. I'm a rubbish...

khangles‎, 08-17-2017 05:47 PM
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strong lifts 5x5?

i want to know if its right for me. my 1rm for squat is 300, bench press 185, deadlift 280, BB row 140, and OHP is 100. also, on OHP days i do dips and Bb row days i do pull ups. so i alternate between A and B workouts. and i i would workout monday, wednesday, and friday with Hiit cardio (20 mins)...

onsidekick‎, 09-04-2011 01:28 AM
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Injuries taking time off

So I have slight knee pain and elbow pain and strained my lower back today lifting. I was thinking of taking a week off to let it heal or should i work around injuries?

benstar587‎, 08-18-2017 04:40 PM
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First strongman

Hello, October 14th is a local strongman competition. I'm 186 now, lightweight is 181. Starting weights are the same for LW as they are for Novice. I'm most concerned about Axle clean and press as I'm really not proficient at cleans. I can definitely drop 5 pounds of water and roughage...

jdrush‎, 08-18-2017 03:40 PM
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Post Upper back pain from squat

Hi, I'm new here (this is my first post). I have been doing the SL 5x5 some time (2-3 months?) and now when I started to increase the weight on the bar, my upper back started hurting me. As if the bar's sheer weight is pressing on my upper back. Especially the left side of my upper back. My legs...

Notsom1‎, 08-18-2017 09:50 PM
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Question Running Smolov Base Cycle + Intense Phase. Upper body?

I've never done Smolov before. I'm going to skip the Phase In and jump right into the Base Cycle, deload for a week, and then go into the Intense Phase. Planning on starting this next week. What should I do for upper body to maintain? Or should I run Smolov Jr for bench? Right now I'm thinking...

Batorr‎, 07-22-2017 10:28 PM
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Post 10/20/Life Template

For anyone that cares I was playing around with excel and put this together. I'm sure it's not perfect and is my first draft and will need some fleshing out. There's other goodies in the spreadsheet I find useful at times too. Coming out of rehab I'll be doing this for at least my...

Jason2459‎, 10-21-2014 02:42 PM
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All lifts getting weaker?

So I'm 16 150 lbs and I'm coming up on 7 months of powerlifting, and I made a lot of gains in that time but I'm also a baseball player so these past three months my lifts all have gone down drastically. Deadlift went 345-225 squat 265-195 and bench 165-155. My initial thought was CNS fatigue...

jackhilde‎, 08-16-2017 07:11 PM
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Which federation should I join?

Natural lifter, my stats are in the sig. I want to do 100% raw. What do you guys recommend for a beginner. Thanks.

duker4life‎, 08-03-2017 05:27 PM
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Westside Rule of Three

I purchased the Westside Rule of 3 course from Westside Barbell Club. I've gone through all the books and am getting ready to do the exam. I googled and exam review for the course and nothing came up, I contacted westside and they said they don't have an exam review for that course, I left a post...

BCDOOF‎, 07-23-2017 10:11 PM
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Question Looking for guidance

Hello my name is tom. Im 22 y/o/ 5'9/ 176 lbs. I've been training on and off for quite "some" time, even though my eating, my habits etc haven't been the best. I've made the mistake on jumping on diverse programmes (PPL, 5/3/1, etc) and fallin off due to lack of commitment, and failing to...

skinnyasf‎, 08-13-2017 06:55 PM
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Powerlifting Competitions

Hey guys i was wonder if i could get advice on powerlifting competitions which i plan to maybe try next year? How much should i at least be able to deadlift/squat/benchpress in order to have some chance in competitions my weight is 58kg atm and im 15 turning 16 on september Thanks!

michaelprinz15‎, 08-10-2017 01:07 AM
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Question Female Sub-Junior, When Could I Enter a Meet?

Hi! I'm new to powerlifting but really been enjoying it and would like to pursue it more seriously. I'd like to go for a meet in maybe a year, I got approached by a coach in the gym and she said I had good potential, So i'd like to know how much more I should improve until I can take part in a meet...

Whimsy99‎, 08-10-2017 04:20 AM
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