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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

Search these threads before asking another question: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=157063543&highlight=SBD http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164560211&highlight=SBD http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164691451&highlight=SBD ...

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 Bodybuilding.com 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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum FAQs and Links **Read Before Starting a Thread**

Number one: YES YOUR LIFTS ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO COMPETE. IF YOU CAN LIFT THE BAR AND COLLARS (25KG/55LBS), WRITE YOUR NAME ON AN ENTRY FORM, AND PAY THE ENTRY FEE YOU CAN COMPETE. NO ONE IS GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU, YOU WON'T BE EMBARASSED, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE "COMPETITIVE" DEPENDING ON WHO SHOWS UP....

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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My Powerlifting and Strongman Gym

My area sucks for powerlifting gyms and have zero strongman gyms around. Because of this, and working shift work, I starting putting a home gym together focused around powerlifting. I started with 300lbs of weights and bar from an old crappy Weider set at my parents house. I started with junky...

Narc1911‎, Yesterday 04:40 PM
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Question Were To Buy Good Olympic Bench???

I am trying to find a good company to buy a bench, bar, and 500lbs. of weights for my new house. The gym crowd is getting annoying and me and my friends want to start training in my "gym room". Any suggestions were to look????

jnatale3‎, 04-17-2006 02:31 PM
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Tips for keeping butt on the bench going for my first comp

Im going to conpete for the first time soon as i was encouraged by somone who told me i may have a chance to break the national record in bench in my country. Right now its 66kg class and bench is 132.5kg. My best is 140kg but it is not competetive standard. My problem is my butt. Even at...

Superh1‎, Today 03:55 AM
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Anyway I can get a form check?

I'm 4 months in to weight lifting and I'd like a form check on my deadlift but I'm unable to post links on to this forum. Is there anywhere I can upload a video and have my form checked on it. Would really appreciate it. I've encountered no pain or issues but I'd rather not have the potential...

Conorrc‎, Yesterday 07:31 AM
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Newbie Question: Front Squat problems?

So, pretty good day for squats. But ran into a bit of a snag. Part of my workout called for me to do Front Squats, which I've never done before. So, I did a quick browse online, found some short video explanations and some diagrams and decided to give it a go with just the bar. What I've found...

JohnTheBear‎, Yesterday 07:24 AM
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I’m a new strength trainer.

I’m new to training for strength. I’m 16 and I hope to join the powerlifting team next year in 12th grade. Will someone with experience rate my top lifts and give some tips on training. Thank you to those that do. Bench:100 Squat:200 Deadlift:225

CameronMM6‎, 09-24-2017 07:28 PM
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strongman stone sleeves?

Does anyone know of a good place to buy some sleeves for atlas stones? I'm having a hard time finding some and the ones I do find are like $100+ Almost better to make a pair myself at that price...

Brad_88‎, 02-04-2014 08:04 AM
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Something that should be stickied / in a FAQ: how high to aim for, what increments?

Hello everyone, I did my first "powerlifting style" workout at my gym.. I tested 1RM for those three, in order, benching in the power rack :) My previous 1rms were tested about 5 weeks ago, and I have noted the progress I've made on my 3x5 maxes, so I used that as a "ceiling" to aim for. ...

fluidZ‎, 09-24-2017 09:41 PM
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Sumo vs Conventional deadlifting

How do I choose which method is best suited for me?

CupraZ‎, 04-11-2010 06:40 AM
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Stiff, Slightly Swollen Knee After Workout. What's Going On?

Hiya, I've been lifting for 6 years, and I encountered something I've never had before. I started a new routine last week. I've been working on going deeper in all of my exercises involving my legs, and this new routine helps with that. On this particular day, I did deadlifts with a trap bar...

kubbayioka‎, 09-23-2017 07:04 PM
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Adding weight to bust plateau (theory)

Hi all, first post. I've been bodybuilding since Jan 2017, (upper-lower, then switched to push-pull-legs). Strength plateau'd in July, so took a two week break. Upped cals to 3500 and got on a 5x5 and, bluntly, I inflated. I love this workout. I've been tinkering with a thought experiment and...

TGainsborough‎, 09-16-2017 12:07 AM
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Recover from unknown back injury??

Back in March I hurt my back really bad. It hurt to stand for long periods of time, sit for long periods of time. Laying down helped. Decompressing my spine helped. Bending forward (flexion) put me in a world of pain. Not really sure what I did to hurt it. I'm thinking it might have been overhead...

shgadwa‎, 09-23-2017 09:39 AM
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Question How to incorporate paused reps into Madcow?

I wanna start adding some paused work to madcow and would like some advice about when/how to incorporate it. I know other programmes include it but I'm making good gains on this so don't wanna switch. Any advice?

RocketDog85‎, 09-17-2017 11:22 AM
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Powerlifting Gym

Hey, I've always trained at a commercial gym near my home (5 min drive / 15/20 min walk) but I am getting more and more into powerlifting and at my gym I can only deadlift in the afternoon because that's when the crossfit area is open (Yes I deadlift on the crossfit part of the gym with bumpers)...

ro98pt‎, 09-04-2017 02:34 PM
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Hand suddenly can't apply pressure ?

So I never do mix grip, always straps, double over, or hook I've deadlifted 400 double over with ease before Today I did 225x 31 reps, doubleoverhand That was hours earlier I felt like I was gonna pass out, but no muscle pains or anything, by then now I was gonna try to work up to a heavy...

Featherweighted‎, 09-15-2017 09:13 PM
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Hi, any recommendation for a free powerlifting program to try?

I've tried several over the years, 5/3/1, candito, cowboy method, PH3. I want to change things up to keep it interesting. background info I'm 35 and have a physical job so to be honest lifting for high volume and doing all 3 lifts on the same day can be a bit much sometimes. I would...

screamingjesus‎, 09-19-2017 07:10 PM
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What program are you guys currently running?

Curious as to what program you guys are currently running.

WorldClassDBag‎, 09-18-2017 10:21 AM
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Squat form check 350x3

z8uk0hR3AHo Critique my form please. 350x3 @187lbs I think it moved pretty well but I noticed I slow down in the last portion of the lift.

WorldClassDBag‎, 09-19-2017 10:51 PM
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Looking for new all around knee sleeves

Lets make this easy -I own size M SBD, i love them and they are my comp sleeves. -They are now very tight as I've gained some weight and i want to get a bigger size for my off season training(just easier to get on and off and more comfortable, i will always use SBD nearing my comps because i do...

BigPaul0909‎, 09-21-2017 07:39 AM
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What MyStrengthBook program to choose?

I came across MyStrengthBook’s premium training program library the other day. I’m looking for advice on which training cycle I should complete. I am looking to do a competition sometime this winter and build strength up until then. Does anyone have any suggestions? For each program in their...

Hyperflux‎, 09-21-2017 11:34 PM
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Wendler 5/3/1 on consecutive days - programming recs

I'm starting Wendler 5/3/1 for powerlifting soon, and need some advice. My schedule only allows me to train on consecutive days (not optimal but I've made decent gains on this schedule before). What are your thoughts on the order of compounds over the 3 days? It seems pretty logical that bench...

AlexG213‎, 09-17-2017 06:06 PM
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Training Percentages for Heavy Singles

I'm running a simple intermediate progression program for bench press. All workouts are followed by hypertrophy work. Week 1: 5x5/Deload if necessary Week 2: 5x3 Week 3: 5x1 Week 4: Test 1RM Yes, I know this program is not optimal for strength gains. Yesterday I did 200x5x3, which gives...

ImTrynaLift‎, 09-20-2017 05:15 AM
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Pause squat vs normal squat numbers

What is your pause squat compared to your normal squat? I'm testing soon and have focusing on the pause squat this training cycle. Last time I tested I hit a 415 pause squat and normal squatted 455. I just hit 405x3 back to back weeks. Hoping to hit 475!

gainmusclefast‎, 09-12-2017 06:02 PM
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Solution to Brain Fog from lifting heavy?

So I've noticed that after lifting heavy I cannot think as well for up to 48 hours. If I try and lift then go to class I cannot pay attention at all, and for the day or two after I lift I don't have the same attention span. It is very discouraging for me, especially because this is my last year in...

theduffman‎, 08-28-2011 08:11 PM
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