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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: 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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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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powerlifting newbie -- is it normal to lose muscle mass?

Hi everyone, I just started learning how to powerlift two months ago. Before this, I was doing HIIT workouts with body resistance and light weights (at most 15 lb). Since starting powerlifting I have not done any cardio, and have been eating at a caloric surplus to try to maximize muscle gains....

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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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Hip Flexor pain/tightness from squatting SS 5x5

I'm doing SS 5x5, on week 5 now. I have been getting some tension and tightness in my hip flexors, and am afraid that I will eventually develop tendonitis there if I don't correct any bad form right now. I'm trying not to aggravate it, so I'm spreading my stance a little further than shoulder...

haemmerli22‎, 03-16-2018 12:21 PM
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Hello, I have been training for around a year and properly for 8/9 months and I a, thinking of starting a powerlifting program but have notice that none have any accessory lifts e.g. for side delts or biceps directly. Could anyone point me in the right direction of a good routine to start if I want...

NoGearOrIdea‎, 03-11-2018 01:17 PM
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Returning to 5/3/1 after extended break

So it's been about 6 months since I've last step foot inside a gym. I had a steady 5-3-1 routine and was making significant progress until I injured my shoulder doing OHP. The doctor said I strained a muscle and needed rest until I felt fully healed. I did a few months of Chiropractic sessions and...

JDMbarista‎, 03-13-2018 01:48 PM
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Increase strength on the 3 main compound lifts?

(Sorry if this isn’t the right place to post this) Hi guys, I’m currently stuck as to how I can add weight to my bench press, deadlift and squat. I’m not the most knowledgeable lifter as you can probably tell but I’d say I pretty much always aim for the hypertrophy rep ranges on pretty much...

Jingham12‎, 03-15-2018 12:34 PM
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Calgary Barbell

First time back in a long time. I've been lifting with a bum shoulder and it hasn't got much better using the Dave Draper SSB attachment for squats. I've been doing a lot of work on it, and have come to the conclusion that it's as good as it's gonna get. So, back to bar on the back and loving it...

GatorBison‎, 03-13-2018 09:50 AM
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help will be appreciated details inside :)

hello, my name is Noy, and im looking for an advice or suggestions of what is best book which can get you ready for bench press competition im around 110kg and press around 200kg raw and i want to become more professional with bench press, im looking for a book that can prepare you step by step...

noywk1991‎, 03-14-2018 06:53 AM
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Will switching to Barbell bench to dumbbell help me increase my barbell bench?

I’ve been struggling to increase my flat bench for a few weeks now after hitting a plateau at 225x6 and the weight just feels so heavy once I get to 225. One of my friends told me that he experienced a 30 lbs increase on his bench in only one month of switching to dumbbells and coming back to test...

logan101113‎, 03-11-2018 12:14 AM
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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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Graves disease and lifting

Anyone else have it? I started lifting about 3 and half years ago weighing only 150s-low 160s lbs at 6 feet 6 inches.The first year was a struggle didnt know what i was doing gained little weight. Fast forward to mid 2007-early 2008 strength increased workout after wokout had gained 75lbs. My...

Kevin83‎, 02-11-2009 10:40 AM
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Started lifting at 37. Now I am 43. What now?

Started lifting at 37. Powerlifting at 40. Gained 8kg lean body mass. Always natural. I am at 92kg with 25% BF now and dieting. In 3 years: Squat from 70kg to 160kg (1RM) Bench from 90 kg to 120kg (1RM) DL from 100kg to 170kg (1RM) The point is I am stuck both in size and strength....

PabloPower‎, 02-23-2018 12:00 PM
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Talking Workout Program Help

So, I've been lifting for the last 6 months after doing a stupid crash diet. I was super skinny fat at the end of my crash diet and wanted to add more muscle mass so I'd look more toned. I started with P90X then changed to BodyBeast. After 6 months of eating a lot everyday and working out as hard...

Ab4Dayz2000‎, 03-13-2018 09:52 AM
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How to avoid overworking lower back?

Hi. How can I avoid overworking lower back? Almost everything I do hits lower back in some way... squats, DLs, cleans, even in bench I cant help but arch some and use my lower back. My lower back is always sore and it gets overworked. It wouldn't be much of a problem if I did not stay sore, but...

desklamp2‎, 07-18-2013 03:12 PM
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Inzer belt weight/volume

Hey, So I’m shipping the belt in air so the cast is depends on the weight/volume of the package. Does anyone have idea how much the volume of the package of the weight of it? (Medium). Even the belt weight will be helpful. Thanks.

asaf1410‎, 03-12-2018 03:06 AM
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Trying to get stronger.

All my lifting career i have been lifting with this style that: weights that i can do 10-14 reps and consertrate on squeeze the muscle. Focus on that i use correct muscles. Trying to keep tension on the muscles. By doing that i have managed to build some muscle and get to point where lot of my...

iWege‎, 03-05-2018 10:20 AM
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Becca Swanson deadlifting 672lb - RAW or Equipped?

Becca Swanson deadlifting 672lb - RAW or Equipped? Must be a World Record. Dunno why it's listed as equipped. No wraps.

MarkSamuel1‎, 03-08-2018 11:45 PM
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Benefits of power lifting over bodybuilding?

Does power lifting result in more injuries? What are the benefits of power lifting over bodybuilding? Bodybuilders bodies look good... I met a heavy duty powerlifter last night, and his muscle composition looked strange, by all means he looked buff and powerful looking, but he was out of...

dustman007‎, 03-09-2018 01:40 AM
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Working On Singles?

Okay so my singles are ****. I feel like a lot of it is my mentality and trying to break 365. I was running MADCOW and was going for 365 for a triple last Saturday (which used to be my max a little while back) and only managed to hit it for one. So I dropped to 315 and hit it for 10. Four weeks ago...

BrofessorWilson‎, 03-07-2018 11:00 PM
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Cool Attempted a 60 second ATG pause squat with 405lbs.

I only do it to try and win a free t-shirt shirt. But it was a little morale booster for me since I've had a bit of a layoff lately. Haven't posted in here in years, and it just occurred to me to do so now. Hope you enjoy. I'll post a better cut...

Jonathan 2.4‎, 03-08-2018 09:38 PM
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Need help, cannot bench for the life of me

Hi everyone, Have been lifting roughly two years; 6'5 roughly 225, cannot for the life of me get my bench up Squat: 1RM 345; can hit 315 for 5 (low bar, parallel, raw) Deadlift: 1RM 435 (no straps no belt) Overhead Press: 1RM 155 (dead stop from the chest, feet shoulder width, no cheating,...

lexloci90‎, 02-23-2018 04:39 PM
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squat form check 245lbs 7x5 (6th set shown)

So I feel like my form is not as good as it should be. I feel like I am hyper extending my lower back when I start my reps. Also I feel like there might be to much forward lean for a high bar squat. Any feedback/advice would be appreciated. Oh ya and my gym just got some stiff bars so this is my...

echambers123‎, 03-05-2018 06:26 PM
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What is your training split & best lifts?

Just as the title say what is your weekly training split, how do you train, and also what are you beat lifts?

muscle_g‎, 03-06-2018 12:40 PM
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Question mixed grip deadlift

does mixed grip really lead to develop unbalanced traps or it's just a myth?

mahmoodreza1373‎, 03-05-2018 02:46 PM
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How can I train for atlas stones/hufasell

So I'm going to enter my first local comp as a novice. It's a hybrid highland/strongman event. I work out at home and was wondering what exercises I could do if any to prepare for a 240lb atlas and 270lb hufasell. I have only done compound barbell/hex bar work since I started lifting last Oct. Are...

Ckdjim‎, 02-22-2018 07:04 AM
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