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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: 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: 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: 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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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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Question Stuck on bench, advice needed

Hello, i need help, I haven't been able to progress linearly in bench press as I do in the other exercises, the highest weight I've done it's 57.5 kg for 5 reps, due to a trip I did few weeks ago I did a deload on every major exercise, I already catched up in the other exercises (squat, deadlift...

sgarciac07‎, Today 03:18 PM
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abandon current program or 'stretch' it out to peak for meet?

Hi Folks, I've been lifting for about a year and following Andy Baker's Garage Gym Warrior program for a bit - currently in week '9' of 12. You're supposed to peak at 13 and re-test maxes. Well, two things have happened. First, I entered a power-lifting meet, but it's about seven weeks...

loggerboots‎, Yesterday 03:44 PM
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Starting The Lilliebridge Method any brah's tried?

Hey all, Any brah's tried The Lillibridge Method, my goal is to peak for my meet on Sunday 7th October and just finished week 1, feeling good and enjoying this style, Curious if anyone else has tried and how they found it? Have a good evening, Josh

joshgamer‎, Today 08:51 AM
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Have you ever tested your strength by how many handkerchiefs you can rip up at once?

If so, how many did you manage to rip up? If not, how many do you think you could? Would it be a waste to rip them? I mean fabric handkerchiefs, not paper tissues.

taschenchief‎, 07-27-2018 12:03 AM
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Squat form check (low bar w/ 385 lbs/ 174.5 kg)

Switched to low bar. 2nd session with low bar and first session wearing a belt. shown in vid are 3 singles and an AMRAP with 385 pounds/ 174.5 kilos. Throw anything at me, good or bad. Thanks! CTSvqnN0E-I

Venny35‎, Yesterday 12:59 PM
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Whats the fourteen year old sub junior powerlifting record

Hell i was just womdering if anyine could tell me what the record is for the deadlift I read it was 150 something ad i can do about 130 at a push

Thebritishwolf‎, Yesterday 02:38 AM
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The Official Powerlifting and Strongman Family Appreciation Thread: Part XX

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isaku900‎, 09-05-2017 06:46 AM
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Back leaning forward on squats

Idk if this is considered normal, but recently I've had this issue where during my heavy Squat days, when I try to get out of the hole of the squat, my back almost automatically leans forward and my hips shoot up to maintain center of gravity. I do high-bar btw. I've tried doing low bar but I...

MarusDod‎, Yesterday 07:29 AM
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Bench press is the dumbest exercise ever

Come at me, i got a repertoire of arguments.

InteractiveLan‎, 08-06-2018 07:55 PM
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Can you train Calisthenics and Barbell Training at the same time?

I wanna mix a calisthenics program with StrongLifts

Shabelle1990‎, 08-04-2018 10:08 PM
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Exclamation Got a sponsorship offer - could it be legit? SOS

Hey all, new to forums. I had someone reach out to me on IG today with a sponsorship offer - said to email them for more details. She was a real life person representing a supplement company I hadn't heard of - TC Nutrition So, despite my hesitations, I emailed her (on my spam account because...

shmellen‎, 11-29-2017 11:26 PM
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Smile Beginner Powerlifting Routine

I know there is probably already a million of these posts but I don't have the time to scroll forever to find a good routine. I just want a good beginner power lifting routine, if anyone could tell me about one. My lifts are not impressive at all and I have been running fierce 5 for a little bit...

suffs‎, 08-06-2018 11:54 PM
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Low-bar form check (video)

After doing high-bar squats for my whole lifting career, I’ve decided to finally experiment with low-bar squats. The first set in the video is a set of high-bar, the second set is a set of low-bar. I’ve been doing low-bar workouts (in addition to the normal high-bar ones) for a month and a half...

the_individualist‎, 08-12-2018 11:50 PM
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Gym Search/Relocating to CA

Don't know if this is the right place to be posting, and apologies if it is, but I am moving to Culver City, California and wanted to ask for any gym recommendations. I have a powerlifting background and have a blast doing strongman exercises. If it came down to it, all I'd like to have is a squat...

tomszorady‎, 07-27-2018 07:12 AM
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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 07:13 PM
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Form check. Squat, deadlift and bench. Videos included.

Hi all I’ve recorded myself doing bench, squat and deadlift in a recent session. I still consider myself a beginner / improver to powerlifting so probably a lot to improve. I’ve been doing it almost a year now. Squat (60kg): youtu(.be)/Zi6Zn82_LNQ youtu(.be)/-SZloUgdO9w

shazboltan‎, 08-12-2018 09:51 AM
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Question Is my bench good for my age/weight?

Wondering how good my bench press is as I don't really have a local friend to compare to. Age: just turned 15 My weight: 145lbs (65kg) Bench is 250lbs (113kg) I've been working out since March, 2018.

AnotherLifter54‎, 08-11-2018 11:00 PM
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Unhappy Anyone know any good powerbuilding routine

I’m curious if there are good routines out there because I planned on starting fierce 5 and i was gonna bulk. I’m 15 btw. Just trying to see which one is the best for me, i do like fierce 5 tho. But if there is one more on powerbuilding that I like i’ll probably do. I guess it depends on the rep...

TLWeight‎, 08-11-2018 02:27 PM
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Powerlifting for bulking gains?

Hi all So I think everyone’s opinion is going to be different on this as there’s no set wrong or right answer. However, do you think powerlifting while trying to bulk is a good or bad idea? Or should I be doing a bodybuilding workout plan? I’ve been powerlifting for about a year now. I’ve...

shazboltan‎, 04-27-2018 04:32 AM
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Advice/Tips for strengthening lower back/bracing during Barbell Squat

As the title suggests ^ I perform squats 5x5 or 4x8 twice a week. I’ve made progress however my main issue has always been lower back pain. I was looking for suggestions on accessory excersies to do to help strengthen bracing the core during squats. I know of good mornings, doing front...

BoaBite‎, 08-11-2018 05:26 PM
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Questions about Candito's Novice program

I am going to start Candito's Novice Linear Novice program with the Strength/Power template in a couple weeks, but I have a couple questions. 1st on Monday you do the squat then deadlift and 2 optional exercises. He doesn't list any lower back and ab work as examples of these optional exercises....

tlifter‎, 08-10-2018 01:10 AM
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Smile Correct my squat form plz

Okay so please someone embed this thx, whenever I squat after my workout my joints hurts, i've been doing 5x5 icecream fitness the novice program by Jason Blaha and have seen a great evolution going from only 225 to 315 x5 in roughly 1,5 months @ 17yo /156 lbs i'm doing 265 lbs for 1 rep just to...

BannedOnWow‎, 08-06-2018 05:56 PM
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Real or Bull$h1t???

Dude looks about 200lbs and has vids of him squatting "500lbs" for 15 reps and even doing it without holding the bar. Wouldn't his would make him one of the strongest squatters in the world at his size? Yet can't find a single thing anywhere about him competing in powerlifting. 500lbs for 15...

ChiefRocka‎, 08-08-2018 07:38 PM
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misloaded the bar and now i feel weird

At the end of my deload week and was supposed to squat 280 for 3x4, and 1x5 (RPE 7). Ended my loading up 5lbs on the right end and 2.5 on the left. Didn't realize this till I had finished off two sets. Loaded up 285 and did 1x5 and 1x6. My right leg felt a bit sore so I ended up doing a set of...

vkai997‎, 08-09-2018 11:47 AM
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thinking of entering a meet - looked up records for WA state

These are the records for my age and weight class (I'm 49, currently 180 (ish) pounds). I live in WA state. Am I reading this right? Asking because I've been lifting weights for a bit over a...

loggerboots‎, 08-09-2018 10:01 AM
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