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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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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: **Bodybuilding.com 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: 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 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...

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

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 08:29 AM
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MadCow Bench Stalling & Michigan PLer's GTFIH

Hey guys, bench has been stalling on MadCow. I've been running it since December 17. I've taken one deload week which was two weeks ago. Current 5RM's: Squat 345x5 Bench 235x5 (That was an absolute grinder, and this week I failed at 240x2, was supposed to get 5.) Deadlift 360x5 OHP 155x5 ...

ASValenti‎, 03-13-2017 01:51 PM
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RPS Powerlifting Meet Question

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has competed in an RPS meet? I have one coming up (my first full meet) and I am competing in the Raw Modern division. In the rules it states that for squats, knee wraps "must be of a single layer construction. Multiple ply /layer knee wraps or sleeves are not...

b3nny0‎, 04-03-2017 05:28 AM
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Arrow Most strategic attempts to hit a 347-352lb bench in competition? (reps)

I have a meet in a few days, and my goal is to hit around 350 on bench. My opener will be 314, and I was thinking of going with 336 as a second, then based off the speed of that ill either go 347 or 352 for a third. Are these attempts the most strategic in terms of ultimately hitting 347-352 for a...

BeastinFitness‎, 03-23-2017 06:18 PM
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Help me understand if I can hold my own at a local meet?

I've been thinking about entering my first competition. I would compete in a raw natural competition, and i'd compete at 198. I haven't been training to compete, but I've always focused on strength, and i'm curious if I can hold my own in my weight class with some adjustments to training and...

BenBlue‎, 03-27-2017 07:42 AM
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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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Is 10 months of training to soon to compete?

I'm 19 years old and have been training for 10 months, ever since I first stepped foot in the gym powerlifting has been my main focus. A coach correct my form and my lifts have blown up. B-110kg S-185kg D-230kg at 92.5KG. Should I take my time and improve on my weaknesses like bench or just go...

Benhl‎, 04-08-2017 09:01 AM
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Olympic lifting books/dvd

Im wanting to get into olympic lifting. And want to know what is a good book or dvd. With routines. Diets and workouts.Thank you.

Bfoulk8559‎, 03-18-2017 08:31 AM
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I'm having problems I think ..

I'm 15 and I can pull 405 and I even went down to 365 and 315 to test it I'm 6'2 and I'm having problems with my dead lift form I think it doesn't look like my back rounds but I'm just tall it looks so weird when I dead lift compared to smaller guys . Any tips for taller guys DEAD lifting I'm...

BigTupper‎, 04-14-2017 03:32 PM
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Can anyone give me a good power lifting split program that will up all my 3 main

3 main lifts, and can they include some hypertrophy work?

BigTupper‎, 04-14-2017 08:22 PM
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I kind of want to start competing in power lifting

My current maxes are 215 bench 405 pull (conventional dead lift) 295 squat bench and squat aren't competition worthy but my dead lift would pass in a competition are these decent numbers to start out with i am 15 i weigh 204-208 pounds

BigTupper‎, 04-15-2017 12:48 PM
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Smile Gonns try Smolov Jr Bench, and then after gonna do smolov squat routine need opinions

My current max's are Bench: 215 Squat: 295 Deadlift: 405 I need to bring up both my squat and bench. So first has anyone had experience with smolov jr bench or smolov squat and what did you think about it, what did you start with and end with?

BigTupper‎, 04-16-2017 07:53 PM
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Moved: Getting strong in medical school

bobtyler‎, 03-10-2017 06:25 AM
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Question Texas Method 3 weeks out

So I have a meet coming up 3 weeks from today, and I have been running the Texas Method for about 3 months. The last 3 weeks have been somewhat of a struggle on Squats for Volume day and Intensity day. For instance, 4 weeks ago I was supposed to do 405lbs for 5x5 and got every rep. Friday I...

boody22‎, 03-18-2017 01:08 PM
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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, Yesterday 12:13 PM
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Lightbulb Conjugate Method for the Raw Lifter (RTS Methods)

I have created an Excel template for a Westside Methods driven program. See attached: Some of you familiar with RTS might be interested in how this goes. I did a program with frequent high intensities a while back (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=137692183), and it went pretty...

brudman‎, 03-12-2012 05:15 PM
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Help me with my attempts?

Hey guys, got my first meet tomorrow and was just looking for some advice. Running Justin Lascek's TM and did his two week taper which involved heavy singles last friday which weren't max outs but more so of "leaving gas in the tank". Hit a 425x1 squat easily, what should I open with? Hit 435x1...

cartermathis‎, 03-24-2017 08:36 AM
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Should main lifts be the same?

My lifts are nowhere close to each other. Deadlift I did 435 for 2 and 205 bench for 1 and 290 squat for 1. Should they be as close to the same weight as possible, or is it ok for them to be way off?

cavanaughchance‎, 03-21-2017 09:53 AM
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Mark rippetoe​ has me confused

Squating is not my strong suit...So I'm looking up videos to improve technique and I find this and it seems completely​ opposite of everything I though about squating...From looking verses being told to look up, to that guy butt winking at times vs straight back... https://youtu.be/QhVC_AnZYYM ...

ccmarks‎, 03-31-2017 05:39 PM
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Meet prep question

I've signed up for a meet September 23rd...So it's a good ways off...I'm currently running StrongLifts 5x5 and I love it...My question is how long before the meet should I switch to a peeking program and which program should I switch off of stronglifts to?

ccmarks‎, 04-11-2017 02:57 PM
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Squat form check please

I'm aware some of the depth on these are questionable..I always make sure the first rep is unquestionably below parelle. I'm sorry the camera angle isn't the best but any tips are appreciated because squatting just isn't my strong suit. Big thanks to those who responded to me in the "mark rippetoe...

ccmarks‎, 04-05-2017 11:11 AM
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Need help with sumo form to continue past 700

Hi all, This may be a bit of a lengthy post so I thank you in advance for bearing with me here. A couple months ago I hit a 675 sumo DL. However, I have realized that my form is not really conducive to going beyond that, as the top deadlifters in the world do not pull like I do. Here are some...

ChecksandGiggles‎, 04-08-2017 07:29 AM
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Are these decent numbers for my age?

Not here fishing for attention so please don't get that assumption from this post, here are the stats for my 5 rep maxes (never gone to max). I've been training for about 1-2 months but started taking it more seriously these past 3 weeks. age:16 height:180cm weight:98kg squat: 120kg bench:...

chewysteak‎, 03-17-2017 02:04 PM
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Am I weak?

I've been training for about 2 months now, 16 years old, I only started increasing my weight these past 2-3 weeks, I feel like my numbers are ok, but then i see guys my age on youtube and forums lifting these insane weights, I don't know if these guys are really strong or am i just weak. here are...

chewysteak‎, 03-18-2017 01:59 AM
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Talking for the 170lb men

What are some of your stats for Lifting? For when you do say 4x8. Bench Press, Dead lifts, BB Military press, db press, any exercise really. What do you do for your max or 4x8, clearify for which. Only for 170lb guys or close to that, thanks!!!!

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