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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 04:57 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 06:30 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 08:12 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 07:19 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 09:29 AM
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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...

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Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 08:34 PM
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Whats a good bench press to aim for by the time i am 16?

No interest in being weak but aesthetic. Whats a good bench weight to aim for?

NotSwoleAtAll‎, Today 03:32 AM
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Just did my first classic meet [501/407/534] @ 201

After more than 10 years of training, primarily for fitness purposes, I devoted this year to try and get a nice result in powerlifting. I have been doing a 5-day a week routine with 5 bench workouts, 4 squat workouts and 3 deadlift workouts with 1-2 accessory movements a day. I lifted in the 205...

TheJizzle‎, 11-20-2017 03:21 AM
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Do oly shoes add weight?

So I'm looking to buy some oly shoes and was wondering if it increases your squat at all. I'd say my squat is more of a hybrid squat than high bar. I have pretty good ankle mobility so depth isn't as issue and my form is pretty good as well. I'm still going to buy oly shoes regardless though

WorldClassDBag‎, 11-21-2017 12:11 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 07:46 AM
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Starting out?

Hey everyone. I have been lifting for about a year and a half. Never had any formal training just some help from the forum and lots of youtube videos. I have gone from a global gym with smith machines to a power house gym with real iron and real big people walking around. I have an injury that...

Alan21‎, Yesterday 07:39 PM
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Want to compete but dont know if Im strong enough.

I weigh 77kg and have been training properly for 5 months my numbers are 130kgx4 deadlift. 100kgx3 squat 75kgx3 bench. I want to compete in powerlifting and cant seem to find any meets around nottingham in england, also I feel like im not strong enough yet to even compete or should I...

SixPackGoalz‎, 11-17-2017 07:31 AM
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question to big bench pressers about unracking

I noticed the more weight I can bench, the more difficult and sometimes painful it is to unrack the weight If I set myself up on the bench properly, in order to unrack i have to push up and a kind of unnatural angle, and find myself shrugging, then I have to fix my lats again before I can bench....

screamingjesus‎, 11-18-2017 11:49 PM
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1 year strength results (from beginner)

Hello all. Wanted to document this somewhere so I dont forget. Maybe is interesting for anyone to read. Started as a complete noob. No athletic background. Desk job. 5ft 11. Was 29, now am 30. Weighed 90kg, today I am 119kg. Got a bit chubby but nothing crazy. (Cutting next month)

InkBeard‎, 10-22-2017 03:36 PM
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Smile When to deadlift while squatting 3x a week

Hey guys! My question is: When should I do deadlifts on a program where I will squat 3x a week. I'm 16 and I am currently running the smolov squat program. The program is very challenging, especially because I have pain/soreness in my lower back, because I squat low-bar (which I feel is very taxing...

monickinmatko‎, 10-28-2017 11:37 AM
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Your 405 bench experience

Trying to bench 405 by the time new years rolls around, benched 315x6 and got an iffy 7th rep, spotter swears they didn't touch it but idk. What was your sets looking like when you benched 405? Max reps at 315? Bodyweight? How long did it take you to bench 405, months, years? Just wondering...

Matthewthao30‎, 11-18-2017 08:37 AM
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Masters 3 bench press

Hi all, New here. I would like to know what an acceptable single lift raw bench press would be for a 5'7" 165 lb 63 year old male would be? Just a little background. I had my aortic valve replaced 12 years ago and had rotator cuff surgery 2 years ago. I can currently bench press 200 lbs raw. I...

hevishot‎, 11-22-2017 01:29 PM
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Deadlift form check and advice

This is 150kg/330lbs for 6 reps, just looking for a form check, I have to touch n go because of the shape of the plates. My deadlifts don't feel comfortable like my squat and bench does, on squat and bench everything feels tight and smooth but my deadlifts feel messy and loose. I can get 150kg...

PresDonaldTrump‎, 11-18-2017 04:11 PM
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Talking (New to the site) 531 & Road to Competing

So I want to be a powerlifter. Current Max: BP: 315 1RM SQ: ? DL: ? OHP: ? I have been lifting off an on. But havent been testing any limits on the legs and OHP.

JordanNichols08‎, 11-20-2017 08:52 PM
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Unhappy Unknown quad injury

Hi guys, I’m somewhat desperate. I explain below. I have an issue with my right quad. When i do heavy and/or explosive exercises with a FRONT load (Front Squat, Clean, Push Press, Press) i get a “tweak” in my right quad. Also it occurs when i do sprints, dips or weighted dips or when i...

DominikSH‎, 11-22-2017 11:43 AM
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High/max tension vs low/no tension technique

To describe this. If I lift I can either use maximal tension in my muscles and joints, or zero/low tension. With less tension the rep simply occurs quicker. I can squat, bench and deadlift (conventional and sumo) with these styles. OHP and bent rows I use only low/no tension. I first competed...

PLLover2017‎, 11-22-2017 08:21 AM
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16 years old 545lbs RAW squat @200lbs

Hey guys! My question is: Is a 545lbs squat in knee sleeves and 500lbs without knee sleeves (both in belt) (also below parallel) uncommon (or rare) for a 16 year old natural male weighing 200lbs. I am thinking about competing and wondering where would I place. Thanks for replies in advance. :) ...

monickinmatko‎, 11-20-2017 10:12 AM
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Powerlifting Potential

Currently I am 17, 18 in 4 months. I’m 5’9” 162lbs and my lifts are 230/315/405. I’m pretty serious about lifting and have my diet down. If I stick with the sport do you think I could go pretty far? Please only answer if your an experienced lifter and know the answer.

Chaser1353‎, 11-21-2017 03:39 PM
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Lowback extreme tight/stiffness after working DL sets (pls help)

Is it my form?? and it's mostly only on my right side. Have been deadlifting on and off for quite some time, but this is the first any strain imbalances have started usually it's equal Any advice pls, thnx for your time heres x 5 u7b2bA8-Dcc heres x 4 no belt

Evac33‎, 11-21-2017 03:18 PM
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first fail in over a year...

So I failed a max attempt squat yesterday. Also, my first fail in over a year. Been squatting heavy consistently over RPE 8.5-9 for over 5 weeks. Even my deload weeks had a multiple top singles over RPE 9 and I squatted heavy over 9 when I got sick... I see my past mistakes. I just took a...

vkai997‎, 11-21-2017 07:04 AM
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How to get back into squatting after an injury?

Hey guys, soo i used to be able to squat 405 x 3, and then i had a disc bulge at work. After lots of physio and massages, the daily pain is gone (1yr later). I squat now but going higher than 185 brings lower back pain along with it. I've had multiple people review my form and said its in check....

Anaerobics‎, 11-18-2017 09:01 AM
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Knee Pain After Using Weightlifting Shoes/Oly Training

So about two months ago I tried and absolutely loved Olympic weightlifting. After about 1.5 years of doing typical body building and getting the results I desired I became bored and made the switch. For the first month I was lifting in converse, doing an oly/powerlifting based routine just trying...

olyzach‎, 05-27-2015 11:47 AM
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Lower body lifts lagging

I've been doing SS, then I modified it after about 3-4 months because I started working full time again as a waiter and the stress on my legs (8-10 hours daily standing) has been a factor in recovery since I'm pretty firmly in the advanced novice phase. I also reduced my calorie intake because...

cfreetenor‎, 11-20-2017 02:09 PM
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Can Lowering the Bar More Towards Your Stomach On Bench Activate More Chest?

Bio-mechanically speaking that is. I am 5’7/ 170cm. I have rather long arms imho but if anyone doesnt think so thats fine. Im no expert lol. My palms rest just at my quads. Now when I bench I am trying to find my form and technique. Atm I feel leaving my feet a bit more tip toed than firmly...

WutangFlex732‎, 11-19-2017 02:23 PM
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Help Clueless Girl with Strength-Building Routine? (Damaged Myself/Regressed)

Hi everybody, I've been a lurker on these forums for about a year. I've also been reading about different types of regimes over the course of over a week, trying to fix things and add more exercises safely, but I am no better for it. Most of the regimes contain "volume days", and I am trying to...

itsgena‎, 11-13-2017 10:13 AM
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365 lbs High Bar Squat PR form check and tips

I'm currently running the cube method, and I'm on week 8, which calls for hitting a PR on the squat day. I hit a 20 lb pr here. I complete the program this week and have to test my 1 rms in 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. Some tips would be nice, and maybe what you think I should go for looking at this rep....

Venny35‎, 11-18-2017 10:29 PM
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