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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: 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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Sticky Thread Sticky: ** Powerlifting Section Lifter Rankings**

==========OFFICIAL POWERLIFTING SECTION LIFTER RANKINGS========== RANK____LIFTER________BW____SQUAT/BENCH/DEADLIFT/TOTAL______BW MULTIPLE/WILKS 1.............Code_B...............209...................319/203/418/942............................4.5XBW/266

Code_B‎, 12-30-2008 06:47 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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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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How can I increase my bench press max?

Currently my weight and height is 220 5'10 and I can bench max 250 lbs and I've done 2 sets of 3 so it's obvious I can do it for sure, I only tried this as max without a spotter and the only other weight I've done was 294 but the spotter had to help me so I imagine I'm probably some where in the...

Hakim135‎, Yesterday 10:43 AM
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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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How to get stronger bench for competition

I was just wondering how can I get a stronger bench rapidly for a competition? 7 Months ago I was 135X10 on flat benchpress now last week I hit 285x1. Which I got to by doing dumbell bench alot my work out would go something like Monday wednesday friday would be chest/tri then next week...

CrazyZachAttack‎, Yesterday 04:18 PM
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Compound lift order question

Hello, I am training 5/3/1 with bbb. Trying to train 4 days a week. I realize that the setup is this: Monday: bench Tues:squat Wed:rest Thurs: OHP

InkBeard‎, 04-23-2017 04:19 AM
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Question Help me to choose the best weight lifting belt?

Hey guys, time to buy lifting belt. I'm 16yo, so can someone give me opinion about these belts. Are they good and which one is the best?

Mutant1312‎, Yesterday 09:41 AM
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Low bar squat form check

The video is a 120kg double. Usually not too heavy for me. Background info is case it is of any use. -This set was an RPE 10 -No previous work sets before the one -The best I have done is 121kg for 5 reps -weight 72kg

kieranlavelle‎, Yesterday 02:26 PM
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How to keep pecs healthy?

I've been bench pressing 3 times per week for a while, using programs such as Sheiko. I wanted to test my max recently but I had to stop because one of my pecs didn't feel right. The pain is around the pec minor but it only appears above 90%. Anyway, what are the best habits to keep my pecs healthy...

deadman1206‎, 04-23-2017 06:22 AM
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Carb Cycling for Powerlifting

I've been struggling to lose weight, but not strength. Thinking that by cycling my carbs, I might be able to start the slow burn, but not feel wasted when I workout, as I lift after work (5pm) in a labor intensive job. I lift 3x a week, so I have 4 low carb days. I'm just not sure how...

GatorBison‎, Yesterday 11:07 AM
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Getting into Powerlifting

Just started lifting properly after around 1 year of on and off and not hitting legs at all. I've started by hopping on the Stronglifts 5x5 programs and was wondering if I should stop and let my legs catch up because here are my current stats: Bench:135x5 Squat:135x5 OHP:100x5 Deadlift:185x5...

T00T‎, 04-23-2017 05:40 PM
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Curious about lifting records for my age and state

I have been weight lifting for a few months now (7) and was wondering what the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift records are for a Missouri 20 year old. I see 3 different sites for different things, and I just really want to know whats the actual one because im getting really confused. I see USPA, and...

CrazyZachAttack‎, 04-22-2017 02:44 PM
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Mark Bell's Sling Shot?

Anyone bought some and are they worth the money? heard they are like a mini bench shirt and help you train around shoulder injurys.

killyoselfnig32‎, 03-31-2011 03:42 PM
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Exclamation Why is 5/3/1 so easy? [srs] [kuron]

In the first week on hardest day, the hardest set is something I could hit for 5x5 but you only do 1x5 of it. Likewise in the second week, you do a triple with something I could hit for 5. Then on the third week you do ONE single with 95% of your training max... To top it off - you're only doing...

Kuzon‎, 04-21-2017 01:42 AM
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Deadlifts and sore hamstrings...

To keep it short, When I deadlift recently, my hamstrings are instantly sore. My max is down from 505 to struggling to get 405. What could be the problem and how do I fix it? Long version I have been cutting since January. I was 207 lbs now I am 188.

BrooklynBravest‎, 04-22-2017 12:13 PM
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Bench form check - 355x5 TnG

Hit a new 5RM on touch and go bench today with 162.5kg (around 355lbs) and just looking for any input and advice regarding my technique. Thanks! WoRIguGEGFI

MouthForWar‎, 04-09-2017 09:13 AM
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Doubles with 505 after 8 months training

v3jWtOtth0A 505x2x2 8 months ago i started DLing. also : - 2 months ago maxing out with 495

EsRAW‎, 04-22-2017 08:55 AM
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Bench press progression

Hey everyone! I have been running on Starting Strength for 6 months now (I wasnt training at all before that), I went from 152 lbs to 194 lbs body weight, Im 26, 6'1''. I have pretty decent gains on all of the exercises except for the Bench and OHP which is driving me crazy. Squat: 264 lbs (Had...

tomer90‎, 04-21-2017 09:15 AM
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What is the purpose of speed work?

Westside barbell uses this thing they call "Dynamic effort" or "Speed work". But what is the actual purpose of this? What is it believed to accomplish? I don't want to just go ahead and do some sh*t for the hell of it. I want to gain some insight into WHY you would be doing this. That doesn't...

Qwertji‎, 04-21-2017 11:46 AM
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My most recent Powerlifting meet had a few bumps but...

My most recent Powerlifting meet had a few bumps but I was still was able to get my Elite total to attend IPL Worlds, I'm 56kg/123lbs Masters 50-54 USPA. Squat is my weakest lift, but it went fine although my hips were very loose (303lbs). Bench Press my strongest lift, I missed my third attempt...

PhantomMaxx‎, 04-21-2017 02:44 PM
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AM lifting - how long to adjust?

Gonna start lifting before work at 5:30AM fasted. How long will it take to get used to it?

gainmusclefast‎, 04-21-2017 06:12 AM
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Why don't my belt and straps help with deadlifting?

They both helped until about a month ago. I took a week off of working out and when I started again for some reason they didn't help anymore. It just feels awkward when I try to pull with them on. I may just do better without them because it feels more natural to pull without them. For instance,...

logan101113‎, 04-17-2017 02:50 PM
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[Aussie] Raw Talk

President of GPC Australia, and organiser ProRaw - for a long time the only PL competition in Australia with prize money - Markos sits and talks sht for an hour. Some non-Aussies might not get some of the jokes but overall it'll amuse people into PL. O84XT3Q3Hmw

KyleAaron‎, 04-10-2017 10:23 PM
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Equipped training gear questions

I'm looking to possibly try out benching and deadlifting in a suit for the fun of it. I don't have a cage to squat in, nor a Powerlifting gym that will help me at all. Just a home gym, I have a rogue squat stand, and platform at home. So I am meeting someone to try out a fury bench shirt,...

NeverEnough89‎, 04-19-2017 09:36 AM
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How much more difficult does the pause on Bench make the lift?

I've recently started taking weight lifting seriously (about 7 months back) and am thinking about trying for a competition of some sort. Now don't think I neglect legs by any means, im just worried about the pause on bench press because I know that's a hurdle to get over for lifting. ...

CrazyZachAttack‎, 04-17-2017 10:47 PM
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Reps vs max?!

Hi, So I rep 88lb (40kg) Dumbbells for 8 and my friend reps 66lb (30kg) Dumbbells for 8. That's to failure. We both happen to have the same max on barbell bench press and I want to know how? The only difference is I always use Dumbbells for bench and he sometimes reps on the barbell.

Sime21‎, 04-19-2017 05:40 PM
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Squat depth question

Since my gym isn't facing a mirror I could never tell if I was hitting depth or not, filmed a rep of 360 and screenshotted just before the ascent, i'm quite a tall lifter (at 6'1) so depth has always been an issue but I want to know if this is fine or should I change it up a bit?

Benhl‎, 04-17-2017 11:17 AM
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