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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: Forum FAQs and Links **Read Before Starting a Thread**


Arlecchino‎, 12-19-2002 07:34 PM
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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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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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 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: Everything you need to know about SBD knee sleeves

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SPFjudge‎, 10-22-2014 08:29 AM
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Tricep strength in Wide Grip/High Arch Bench

Hey guys, I was wondering how important is tricep strength in a wide grip/high arch bench? I mean, will working on them be worth my time OR will doing more chest dominant exercise be more important? I've been stuck for like 6 month on my bench. My best is 120kg/265lbs x1@8 at 60/130. I've...

AFC96‎, 07-15-2017 01:25 PM
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What is a Good Wilks For Single Ply Lifter?

Hey Guys, What is a good wilks to aim for a single ply lifter? For Raw lifter 500 wilks is the "elite level" wilks. How much is it for a Single Ply lifter? 600? Switching over to Single Ply lifting and wanted to have a number in mind.

AFC96‎, 06-07-2017 11:32 AM
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3rd Meet

I competed in my third meet over the weekend. I competed in the 83kg class weighing in at 82.6kg. I was a little disappointed in my overall results as I finished with 135/87.5/175(kg) I got sick 3 weeks before the meet which made me unable to train and messed with my weight. Deadlift was a...

ajc1234‎, 07-10-2017 05:33 PM
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Question Do you suggest me 10 mm or 13 mm weight lifting belt?

Hey everybody! This is my first post so I will add extra information about myself. I'm a recreational 18-y/o male lifter with just 7 months of not-so-good experience in WEIGHT training (I was creating my own workouts), I weigh 69kg=152lb (skinny), I'm 173cm=5'8.1" tall (a lil' small), waist...

alej27‎, 07-16-2017 07:06 PM
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Training for strength without nutrition and calories

I have a 185 lb bench something like a 250 lb squat and a 315 lb deadlift and I'm 16 so I'm new to training. Can I train for strength in my favorite lifts while maintaining or even being in a calorie deficit? I'm thinking because I'm training my nervous system and not training for hypertrophy i...

AlexGainz1‎, 07-01-2017 05:24 PM
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Won my first meet

I just did my first meet Saturday. I didn't go in planning on winning anything. I just wanted to have fun and set some PRs but there was 1 other guy in my weigh division(181 open) and it was his first meet as well. We both benched 325. He out squatted me but my deadlift put me out in front and won...

amenhotepv‎, 05-23-2017 01:30 PM
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Question Strongman training = big calves?

I know plenty of people who are doing calf raises all day long in the gym, but still can't get their calves to grow by more than 1 or 2 inches. So I'm just wondering whether the heavy squats and weight carrying could be the solution to this issue. Can someone share his/her experience regarding...

amigregnant‎, Yesterday 05:54 AM
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What to do after losing weight?

Hey I'm 16 5'10 and I've dropped from 260 starting in June of 2016 to this date I'm 185. I know the majority of people run into a problem of not getting a physique they want and I'm in the same place. I count calories and track macros I eat about 1500-1800. My problem is hitting macros and...

Andy8a‎, 07-08-2017 09:04 PM
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5x5 advice

What's up everyone, i'm currently running madcow 5x5 (week7), pretty good results Yesterday was my "light day" and tomorow is my "medium day", however I will not have time to go to the gym tomorrow (med student 24h shift) so would you suggest I do the "medium day" today or rather on sunday? ...

ANFR94‎, 06-09-2017 03:45 AM
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Newbie to lifting, want to set up a home gym

Just getting into lifting and want to do it from home; have been considering starting with strong lift 5x5 program, also new to the forum. What initial equipment setup can you guys suggest (under 2000$ range total). I work construction full time and nursing over half time; probably won't work...

AnthonyAfonso‎, Today 12:35 PM
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One set or multiple sets?

Hi guys i would like to know that is it more beneficial to working up to one set or doing multiple sets like 3x5

Armanyuksek‎, 07-10-2017 02:37 AM
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Eddie Hall Wins Worlds Strongest Man 2017

cant post pics or vids but they're on youtube. what do you guys think? Brian got third and Thor got second. Thor said he was robbed on the viking press because of a referee not counting one of his reps because he didn't press it correctly. Someone said Brian had a hamstring problem and he fell...

BangDingOw‎, 05-28-2017 11:58 AM
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Question Running Smolov Base Cycle + Intense Phase. Upper body?

I've never done Smolov before. I'm going to skip the Phase In and jump right into the Base Cycle, deload for a week, and then go into the Intense Phase. Planning on starting this next week. What should I do for upper body to maintain? Or should I run Smolov Jr for bench? Right now I'm thinking...

Batorr‎, Yesterday 10:28 PM
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Which wrist wraps do you prefer?

I don't really like the current wrist wraps I own. The advertisement of villain wrist wraps got me interested (IPF apporved). I just can't find thoughtful reviews or input like I can with shoes. etc. What powerlifting approved wraps do you like? I am doing a RPS meet in October so I was wanting...

Beachmuscles13‎, 06-02-2017 10:14 AM
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Question: Water Cut

I am doing my water load at 2.25 gallons a day since Sunday. 24 hour weigh in on Friday. Salt same, diet the same. I have to do a very minor cut 185 to 181. The question: Do most of you stop a large amount of your water intake on the day before weigh in? In the past I have noticed that...

Beachmuscles13‎, 06-14-2017 09:22 AM
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Pulled Quad

I have a bad pulled quad from my powerlifting meet 10 days ago. I still can't walk right. How long does it normally take to recover?

Beachmuscles13‎, 06-27-2017 09:34 AM
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Powerlifting+Volume= Cant stop eating??

(Actual question at the bottom) Ok, so basically this ^ I did a Keto diet to lose body fat before i started a clean bulk. I went from 170 to 157 in about 2 months and maintained strength/muscle. Max deadlift stayed at 415 and bench stayed at 225. So lately i've been trying to increase strength on...

BFinton‎, 07-02-2017 07:02 PM
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How long did it take you to deadlift 405 to 495?

How long did it take you to deadlift 405 to 495? Do you have any tips or personal training "secrets" to help accomplish this? I currently weigh around 160-165 and have been stuck around 425/435 for like 3 months now. I was pulling narrow sumo but am now trying to increase my conventional DL. ...

BFinton‎, 07-07-2017 12:38 PM
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CNS Fatigue?

Recently I noticed a lot of people throwing around terms like "CNS recovery" and "Nervous Fatigue". I even had a guy that I train with come up and say to me, "You shouldn't go so heavy all the time, you're gonna fry your nervous system". I work in neurology and I have absolutely no idea what...

BigJon55‎, 03-09-2011 10:09 PM
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148 pound weight class lifter ages and current stats

Please list ur lifting stats and goals if u want for ur powerlifting seasoni. My season comes up like after football which is like in november to feb. Age:17 Years lifting:3.5 yrs Bench:220 Squat:300 Deadlift:390 I know they might be kinda sucky but i only lifting during powerlifting...

Black17‎, 08-17-2007 04:14 PM
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Another Highland Games thread...

Hey, I've searched, read old and newer articles and used to throw in HS. Thought I'd start another thread to spark some chat about Highland games training. Any tips for someone starting to pursue it? My background. 4 years ago was chasing a 1600 total and tore my hamstring. I went back to...

blindsideflank‎, 07-09-2017 08:56 AM
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Could I compete in powerlifting if I lifted for a year?

I'm doing Fierce 5, eating in calories surplus, getting my protein in.

brenthopkins‎, 06-29-2017 11:38 PM
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Ipf approved wrist wraps

I'm looking at the inzer wrist wraps and I am a little confused on what I can use. My true blacks aren't being sold in Canada and I don't want to spend 75$ on sbd. The ipf list says w40-w80 approves. I can't seem to find any wraps from inzer called w40 and so forth on Google. What are these...

Bruce44‎, 07-17-2017 09:49 PM
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405lb squat PR form check

Hey guys, I've been going hard lately and hit a couple PRs. Before this my PR was 365, but a buddy of mine said I looked like I was good for 4 plates after I put up 385. The butt shake is a little weird, and I've never seen that with anyone else. Any idea what it could be? 3LaYhlJxMyw 7ESj1vV6Br0

CanadianFarmBoy‎, 06-07-2017 02:16 PM
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Peaking program question

I'm about 13 weeks from my meet and want to get into a peaking program or at least get one in mind to start at the appropriate time. I've run two cycles of smolvo JR for bench and have been running 5/3/1 for squat/DL...any suggestions for a peaking program? I know 5/3/1 has a peaking program but...

ccmarks‎, 06-21-2017 11:12 AM
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