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Strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and dead-lift.

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What program to follow if I have a lifting competition in 4 week?

I am novice gym goer and even though my lifts are very beginning-intermidiate level,I am wondering what type of training should I do to prepare for the event.My weight is 62kg at 5'6" and my squat and ...
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What would be best squat stance and toe position for a person with weak knee?

I think i have some knee problems as I usually feel sore there after an intense lower body work day. Also I have noticed that I have some symptoms of a knock knee,so I want to know the best stance ...
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Powerlift/strongman program for beginner?

Im 270lb 6'2, starting back into the gym, i've gone 4 times now. I've always wanted to see if I could excel in max strength and strongmen type of lifts. I've seen this What's a good strength ...
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Is this a good split? Made my own template

I am a student and have a very busy schedule, but I will be able to devote 1 hour 6 days a week. I have weight trained some time ago. Right now I want to get stronger in general and also look good. I ...
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Is it easier to gain chest than other body parts?

so I have this problem - I haven't been exercising chest for 1.5 year now because I think it's way too big and bulky compared to the rest of my body ( read legs ) I've been doing legs(squats,...
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Does “bracing” the core increase the risk of injuries like hernia?

I have had an inguinal hernia surgery about an year ago,and am back to normal lifting,now in case of lifting weights near the PR's we know that we have to brace the core in order to keep the torso ...
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Arranging powerlifting and martial arts workouts for optimal recovery

I am following Johnny Candito's Linear Program for powerlifters. Essentially, the program goes as follows: Mon: heavy lower day (competition style squats and deadlifts) Tue: heavy upper day (...
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How to prevent “good morning” when squatting?

Since last two squat sessions I have noticed that I feel my lower back when I squat for 5x3. Now this is due to good morning happening at the rising part of my squat. Lowering the weight is one ...
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How many calories are burned doing Starting Strength, Stronglifts, or equivalent?

Trying to estimate TDEE and don't really know how many calories are burned during 5x5 strength workouts, or equivalent weightlifting time spent in the gym. Want to make sure I am eating enough, and ...
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Which will produce faster fat loss results in a caloric deficit, myofibrillar or sarcoplasmic hypertrophy?

With all other things equal, such as a caloric deficit of about 15-20% TDEE, ~1-1.2g protein/lb. body weight, approximately the same amount of time spent in the gym, a solid routine, and no cardio, ...
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Deadlifts:Which is the best stance: normal or wide?

If you had to do one,the normal shoulder width or a sumo stance or something else, which one would you do for general strength training?I have noticed that glutes activation is more in the wide stance ...
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How do I progress in my squats?

I have been stuck for 2months on the same max weight of 90kg for one rep.For 5 reps I am stuck in 75kg for 5 reps.As soon I increase weight to 80kg,my reps count becomes 2-3 & after that form ...
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Can Deadlifts be used as a supplement to increase squats PR?

While I do BB squats I often do not have a spotter so in case of trying to get PR I find it a bit risky and hence my squats numbers are not increasing as much as I'd like to.But in case of a DL it's ...
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What do I do to prevent hernias?

I am very interested in lifting weights but I have had an inguinal hernia about 8 month ago and even though I am back to lifting I really fear pushing myself to limits because I don't want a recursion....
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What is the best stance for BB squats for me?

I have noticed that I tend to fall back when squatting deep(without weights) and if I widen my stance a bit more than my shoulder width I can maintain that squat position with more stability. Now ...
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are heels coming up when you squat an illegal lift for powerlifting competitions?

I know it is on the bench but I'm not sure for the squat
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What is the best training program in order to reach my goals? Is the one I have planned out good enough?

I am 5"5 16 years old 132lbs and I recently have been stalling on StrongLifts 5x5, so I want to start a new program in order to reach my goals. Lifts Current: Squat 1RM: 260lbs Deadlift 1RM: 265lbs ...
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I have 7 weeks left for a power-lifting competition. It's my first time; how do I prepare?

I have been weight-training for almost 2 years now. I do it because I love it. That was the only reason I had been training, but I have a new goal now: to win in a local powerlifting competition. I ...
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Why I can squat but can't deadlift the same weight without indulging my lower back?

I am a beginner and can squat upto 175lbs but the same weight if I deadlift I feel my lower back .This is certainly problem as most people normally can deadlift much more than squat max.Maybe it's ...
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What is the suggested starting weight for The Greyskull Linear Progression?

This week: 72kg Body weight. Bench 85kg 5 sets of 3. Deadlift 110kg 5 sets of 2. Squat 95kg 5 sets of 3. I am interested in using the Greyskull Linear Progression program. But I can not seem to find ...
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Powerlifting vs Strongman

For beginners, is there a much a difference in training and diet regimen whether one's "end" goal is strongman or powerlifting? Does training/diet for the two diverge only at advanced levels, or even ...
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Is a 600 lb. deadlift possible at 160?

My goal is to hit 600 lbs. RAW on a deadlift -- no straps, belts, suits, or steroids. I am currently 160 and do not plan to gain anymore weight. My max dead is 315 lbs. now. I would need to almost ...
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Do bodybuilders lose muscle mass faster than powerlifters?

I understood that people who train for mass (a.k.a bodybuilders) have a different muscle composition then people who train for strength (a.k.a powerlifters). Bodybuilders have more non-contractive ...
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Fixing a disproportionately weak squat

I've been doing Crossfit full-time (5-6 days/week) for a year now, and I have a really, stubbornly weak squat. It's so weak that it's always my limiting factor on compound movements like thrusters, ...
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Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting: How much does height affect strength?

For powerlifting and olympic lifting, the height of a person obviously has some affect. A taller person has a longer bar path which takes more power to travel. The height of a person can also affect ...
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Are there advantages to breaking up a workout?

For instance, say you're doing an HST (Hypertrophy-Specific Training) routine, and you can choose between Routine 1 ad Routine 2. In Routine 1 you would be doing 3 full-body sessions per week, and in ...
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Compare & contrast squat types

I am transitioning from a beginner program (5x5 Stronglifts) to an intermediate programme. Lots of exercise regimes recommend squats, but what is more suitable for developing: Powerlifting? ...
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Stop training while fasting for keto?

I just began fasting today to get myself into keto faster, only going to have 800-1000 calories of mostly fat (80%+) for the next 2-3 days. My question is should i stop working out? The easy answer ...
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Would you recommended supplements for the average Joe/Jane? [closed]

I see a lot of people using pre-workout boosters and I tend to question myself if they are really necessary for the average gym user. I can understand it for pros though as they potentially have more ...
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Can I avoid Squating by doing sumo deadlifts

I dont like squating, so Im avoiding doing squats. However I enjoy deadlifting and Im doing them every day. A different variation each day. Is it really necessary to squat actually if you can do sumo ...
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Why isn't barefoot squatting recommended?

I've been doing StrongLifts 5x5 program for past one-and-half month. Currently my squat has just crossed my bodweight. And my deadlift is 10kgs more than my squat. My goal is to squat 2 times my ...
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Relation between grip strength and power output

I would say that I have a fairly strong grip. But when I pull 170 kg I feel the bar starting to slip (double overhand, no straps, no hook grip) right before lockout, so I missed the full lockout, ...
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Predicted 1RM accuracy

In how far is a predicted one repetition maximum (1RM) accurate if there are several seconds between reps? For example using this website. Example: Let's say I do 10 x 150kg on the deadlift with ...
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Will deadlifts build bicep muscles? [closed]

Will deadlifts build bicep muscles?
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How come females with as much testosterone, all other things being equal, are still considerably weaker than males?

How come women on the same dosages of steroids, with the same training experience, on the same programs, with the same bodyweight or even heavier by 30 lbs, as men on steroids are still considerably ...
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Will incline press target shoulders more than chest?

In madcow 5x5, it states you can substitute incline press for overhead press, which focuses on the shoulders. Does this mean incline press works shoulders primarily, too? I am confused here, I thought ...
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When is 5x5 deadlifts too much volume?

I am curious what the science is behind strength gains on the dead lift and when it is ideal to stop working on 5x5 rep scheme and switch to something lower, as low as perhaps 1x5. Currently I can ...
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I bench and squat way more than what I deadlift?

So I am pretty confused here because my deadlift is supposed to be more than my bench and squat. Currently, my bench is 225 while my squat is 315. My deadlift is only 135. I don't know why this is. ...
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Workout buddy deadlifts 1200? [closed]

So recently my old workout buddy moved due to work and I have a new one now, mid 20s in good shape and strength. The only problem, which is a big one, is that I suspect him of lying. He has been ...
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Deadlifts are tiring me out faster than squats and bench press?

I am squatting more than I deadlift but yet after as little as 5 lifts of deads I feel tired. I can cruise on the bench all day and it takes over an hour to get tired, and nearly the same with the ...
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hamstring pull when bench pressing

I was doing a 4RM on my bench press today, and on the last one (it felt like) it was moving about 1cm/hour. I got it up, but I felt my foot come off the floor and I pulled my hamstring. The hamstring ...
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Theory and meaning of the Wilks score?

The Wilks score is used to compare powerlifting scores for lifters of different body weights. A coefficient 500 Coeff = -----------------------------------------, ...
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How come females with less testosterone can be stronger than males with more?

I have seen some pretty damn strong natural females who can lift more than me and lots of other males. The interesting part is that people are always associating testosterone with strength in some way ...
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Bench Press Shirt? [closed]

Does anyone have any hands-on experience or advice on how to use the so called "Bench shirt"?
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How to create the leg drive and keep shoulder blades together while bench pressing?

I have heard various powerlifters on youtube to use the leg drive(1) and keep your shoulder blades tucked in or together throughout the rep(2) (just as we do on the low bar squats) while doing the ...
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I'm trying to choose BarBell for power lifting training.

I'm trying to choose BarBell for power lifting training. http://www.worldfitness.com.au/images/72-Barbell.jpg I'm asking you as a specialists. You know, there are top brands everywhere, when you ...
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Is it ok to just randomly ask someone to spot me?

I've been doing starting strength for a couple of weeks now and have a friend who has been training me in the technique and spotting me on the bench press. This last training session he didn't pitch ...
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Afraid of dropping weight plates on feet

I recently started powerlifting (Starting Strength), and I have a rather frivolous concern. What if I drop a weight plate on my feet? Between warming up and work sets, there is a lot of loading/...
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Power rack outside / 5x5 workout during winter

Will be starting ICF 5x5 next month, however, If the only place you can store your power rack is outside, and consequently do your workouts, what would you say are 'must do's' for such a setup ? ...
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How to get stronger without increasing fitness?

I know this is total contradiction to this very domain name: fitness.stackexchange, but hear me out. Plenty of people come here asking for advice about foods, routines, muscle types, other neuro-bio ...