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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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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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Aware me please... wouldn't losing BW make skwaat easier?

Ok, so I know a little about this stuff.. mass moves mass, kinetic chains, surface area, etc... but still.... if someone was 225 and did 3 plates... then did a SLOW cut to like 150 or something, and presumably regained all muscle lost by 165 or so...

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I interviewed the strongest 183-pound powerlifter in America--Russel Orhii

Russel is one of the most humble people I've ever met who has attained his level of success. If you don't already follow him, I suggest that you do. In June he will be competing at the World Championships in Canada to be come the undisputed #1 in the world. Enjoy. ...

czlol‎, 01-22-2018 08:58 AM
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Equipment and novice lifters rant

Hey guys, so this is probably gonna be a bit rant, but I have been recently getting annoyed by the amount of novice lifters using lifting equipment, such as bands, knee wraps, wrist wraps, etc. Seriously, yesterday, I watched a guy put on knee wraps to quarter squat 275! I feel like equipment...

pterry0404‎, 04-18-2018 11:16 AM
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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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315 Squat to 365 in 6 Weeks?

I am 16 years old, 5'6, and 138lbs (started at 124lbs about two months ago). I started my linear progression on SS and ran it for the past 6 weeks. I started my squats at 185lbs for working sets. I made my way up to successfully get 275lbs and couldn't get past 280. I decided before I reset I...

Maverick584‎, 04-11-2018 08:03 PM
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Powerlifting Bulk

Hey everyone, i recently signed up to BB so i could join this forum. I have a few questions i want to ask, and would appreciate any advice i could get. I'm 20 years of age, male, 5'10 and 140 lbs on a good day. I've been weightlifting for about 3 years now with the intentions of eventually...

BatmanBench‎, 04-12-2018 04:43 PM
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Squat Only Meets?

There are bench only, and "night of the living deadlift" and even push pull meets but what about squat only meets? Are there squat specialists or do all squatters just do everything?

cheeseman182‎, 10-04-2011 01:14 PM
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Is this feat believable?

I had a guy coach me on the bench press years ago who had done 650 raw in competition in his prime (so he is an authority on the bench press). He claims he did 675x6 on the free weight incline bench press for a warmup. Could this have really been done? I do know he was strong because even...

BamaCrimsonTide‎, 04-12-2018 09:27 AM
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Who will win this years WSM?

Who do you think will win the WSM this year? I`m thinking it will go like this. 1st - Thor 2nd - Shaw 3rd - Big Z

zGwild‎, 04-18-2018 01:37 PM
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Recommend me a good powerlifting program

(Posted this in the workout programs sections aswell but wanted to try my luck here aswell.) I want to focus on building up my big 3 since that's what I train the most anyway. Wanted to know any good peaking programs powerlifters might use to prep for a meet. I was thinking of running Candito 6...

BohemianSlav‎, 04-18-2018 11:33 AM
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New to powerlifting, Where Should I start?

Hi! Ive been lifting for 10 Months now and I have noticed that I enjoy training for strength the most. I want to follow a powerlift program, I Just dont know witch one I should follow. My stats are: 18 Yo 5.9 feet (180cm) Weight 169 pound (77kg) Bench 192 (87.5kg) Squat 297 (135kg)

tmknetherlands‎, 04-18-2018 12:05 PM
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Arrow What did I hurt?

I'm new to working out by myself and I don't really know what I'm doing. I lifted weights for 3 years in high school football and now that I'm out I'm trying to slim down and gain muscle because I was a lineman. But anyway I was unracking the weight in bench and my bicep started to hurt in my...

Nick576‎, 04-18-2018 06:40 AM
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Hey guys, so i wanted to get your opinion on how long it would realistically take me to get my deadlift up to 500lbs. im a 5'4" female at 155. recently i hit 360lbs as a 1RM. I hit this max after 6 weeks on a program where my max was originally 325. I know its not going to happen in a few months...

Emily1271‎, 04-18-2018 09:34 AM
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BB Row Essential for Strong Back?

Hey yall, I really want to focus on getting my back strength up--I think it's really lacking relative to everything else. I feel like my deadlift is in proportion but rowing or pulling anything else is weak. The thing is, I hit squats and deads hard and I've always found BB Rows too taxing on my...

ODoyle99‎, 04-08-2018 05:10 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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Squatting nearly as much as I Dead-lift?

So lately I've been on a purely strength orientated program, combined with bulking (gone from 84-87kg). Long story short my squat has gone up to about a 150kg 1rm (30kg increase) and my conventional DL has gone up maybe 20kg to a 160kg 1rm. But my main DL the sumo has decreased, I used to have a...

Bshawy‎, 04-12-2018 01:40 PM
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Focusing on strength over aesthetics

So alittle back round. Im 5'9 170 lbs probably about 15% bodyfat ive cut for the past 8 months and thats when i started lifting as well. Strength has gone up through the whole cut but recently its been on the decline. I feel like what little muscle i have is going away as i try and get lower cause...

jjh86‎, 04-15-2018 01:48 PM
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Need a good powerlifting program

So I've been going to the gym for 4 months now,but haven't really followed a certain workout plan.I've also trained karate for about 6 years before that,and now I want to give powerlifting a try. I don't know am I supposed to take a beginner program or something more intense since I've trained...

fklisa‎, 04-14-2018 12:35 PM
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Exclamation Possible injury?

I compete in powerlifting and I'm in the middle of my training block. Right now I have a 4 day split, squat, bench, deads, shoulders/arms. Last week on my deadlift day I pulled 405x5 on a backdown and on the last rep I felt a numbness/electric shock feeling in my lower left quad on the lockout. It...

QBY518‎, 04-13-2018 09:22 PM
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Smile Beginning to lift routine help

Im 15 bulking up im on a full body split 3 days a week is this routine sufficient enough (monday day 1 tuesday day 2 friday day 1 monday day 2 ect..) any tips to improve would be apriciated Day 1:Barbell squat 3 sets 8 reps Bench press 3 sets 8 reps Bent over barbell row 3 sets 8...

ThenewMe5‎, 04-10-2018 11:37 AM
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does your routine affect your strength?

hey all, so every monday i have a heavy squat day and follow a strict rotuine/ritual on sunday. Every sunday i make sure to follow my diet strictly, sleep early, do little to no physical work, have little to no interaction with people or anyone and not stress myself out too much. I dont know this...

jpodt96‎, 04-13-2018 08:16 AM
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Poll Poll: Cardio to Cut for Strongman Meet?

So I have a strongman meet in 6 weeks. I've already dropped 10lbs from 195 to 185 and I'm looking to make weight for the 175lb division. I've dropped my 1st 10lbs by doing long bouts of LISS cardio almost every day. I don't know if I should continue to use LISS or use HIIT more (considering I lift...

bigasianboi‎, 04-12-2018 05:04 PM
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Cleans and rear delts

I'm wondering if this is due to the break in form when dropping the weight from shoulder height. I have zero pain or issues with the rear delts when doing cleans. The only issue is when I basically dismount the lift by dropping weight. Lift goes smooth. No trouble racking or holding the weight...

icetrauma‎, 04-11-2018 07:42 PM
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Question What if a Smith machine is the only option?

I'm a former powerlifter, getting back into the gym, not to compete, just for fitness & strength purposes. Currently I can only afford to go to a certain gym that some have called the worst on the This specific gym has no Olympic Benches, no Squat Racks, no Olympic Barbells at...

KaseDismissed‎, 04-06-2018 02:11 PM
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