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  1. Barbell Novice lifter looking for feedback - barbell benchpress

    Hi folks, Hope I'm not being too greedy here soliciting feedback on my lifts, but everyone on the forum has been very helpful and I hope the be able to return the favour when I learn more. I'm looking to get some feedback on my benchpress. I'm a novice lifter who is recovering from a back...
  2. Barbell PTTP: Zercher Squats instead of Deadlifts?

    Hey All, Just wondering your thoughts about replacing the DL’s in PTTP with Zercher Squats? Goals are GPP with the plan to compete in the spring and fall TSC’s as a way to monitor progress. I have decided to follow Brett Jones article “To Every Season: A simple way to Structure A Year of...
  3. silveraw

    Barbell Cool breakdown of John Haack's 903 deadlift

    I don't think I've ever seen a max deadlift this smooth!
  4. Barbell Young martial artist wanting to return to barbell after discovering love for kettlebell

    Hello Strongfirst. For some background, I am a 19 year martial artist with 15 years of training in kyokushin karate and now a beginner in BJJ. In high school, I got into lifting through stronglifts 5x5 and became obsessed with fitness and lifting heavy. In a year I hit a 290lbs squat for 5 sets...
  5. Barbell Heavy singles and greasing the groove every day?

    I need to get my repetitions for push-ups and pull-ups up for the military but I'd also like to increase my strength on the Bench, Squat, and Deadlift. I came up with the idea that I'd warm up to a heavy single for a barbell movement and continue to grease the groove pushing or pulling for the...
  6. Alaska80

    Kettlebell Strength followed by Power...How Long?

    I know that the ideal is to train power first then train strength, but that assumption is largely based on contiguous training. My question is, if one trains strength around 10-12 in the morning how much later could one train power for it to be fully or almost fully effective?
  7. Other/Mixed Form Check Request

    Good day, Strongfirst men and women! I am requesting technique review. In the link below, there are three videos of me doing some exercises. If you are willing, I would appreciate review and feedback. For context: I'm 5'8", 145 lbs The deadlift was conducted at 295 lbs after a few sets of...
  8. Barbell Barbell Daily Practice/S&S equivalent

    Apologies if this topic has already been covered, the search function did not seem to throw anything up... Curious as to peoples thoughts on a daily barbell practice, similar at least in theory to a daily S&S practice. What has always attracted me (and I'm sure many others) to S&S is its...
  9. Bodyweight Can you grease the groove push-ups and bench press at the same time?

    My goal with push-ups is to gain reps and build muscular endurance, and while I've found success with greasing the groove, I have abandoned bench pressing so it doesn't interfere with my recovery. But I'd love to increase my strength on the bench press. Pavel Tsatsouline recommends only...
  10. Kettlebell LEO/SWAT Program Assistance

    Hello, Looking for some assistance structuring a program. I’m a LEO/SWAT operator with variable work schedule. I train BJJ 2-3 times per week. Looking to add strength training to my schedule. Issues I have is that some weeks I have access to a gym several times per week and other weeks I’m...
  11. Kettlebell Kettlebell training for strength and barbell training for hypertrophy at the same time?

    Is it possible to gain both strength and size by using kettlebells and barbells at the same time? I apologize if this is a silly question, but from what I gather so far it seems like kettlebells are great for gaining strength without completely destroying your muscles in the process. I wonder if...
  12. Kettlebell Can an alternating barbell and kettlebell routine grow muscle mass and train general athleticism?

    The idea I have is I'd train 3 days a week Mon, Wed, Fri, and alternate between training with barbells for hypertrophy and training with kettlebells for general athleticism and strength. With barbells, I'd perform deadlifts, bench presses, rows, squats, military press. So far I'm planning to...
  13. Barbell Combining Kettlebell/Barbell/BJJ

    Hi, first of all a big thanks to the community. I already got a lot of value from reading articles and forum posts. Over the years I experienced over and over again that my best progress has ALWAYS been when I just followed a program and stopped thinking about modifying it for my "special...
  14. Barbell Plan Strong for Over Fifty

    Hi all, I am 51 years old and still chasing strength and health. I am a former competitive powerlifter, trying to get back to a 200kg deadlift and 160kg squat at 80kg bodyweight. I am after some advice please for a suitable Plan Strong routine, for squat and deadlift, from anyone with...
  15. Barbell A few questions re PTTP and The Bear.

    STATS: MALE - 27 - 81KG - 23%BF - 170CM PTTP - Working Weights: Deads 95kgs, Bench 60kg. Doing both lifts mon-friday Hello all. A few questions. 1. How often to increase weight if on a step loading cycle? I worked my way up to 105kg for 5 reps and then the subsequent 90% of that weight for...
  16. Barbell How often to increase weight on Power to the People program?

    STATS: MALE - 27 - 82KG - 23%BF - 170CM Currently doing the 3-5 method, and have been sticking to one weight for a while (Been on current weights for 3 weeks) Mondays: Overhead Press 45kgs 5 sets of 3 reps Deadlifts 95kgs 5 sets of 3 reps Wednesdays Squats 95kgs 5 sets of 3 Bench Press 5 sets...
  17. Recommendations/Reviews/FS/WTB Which barbell is better?

    I am going to be buying a home gym from bellsofsteel.ca (live in canada) and wasn't sure which barbell i should go with. Deciding between the power lifting barbell: Barenaked Powerlifting Bar 2.0 By B.o.S. and a multipurpose utility one: Utility Barbell - Multipurpose Bar - By B.o.S. I am going...
  18. Simply Simple

    Have finally decided to log my training. Which I should have done ages ago. Current program is S&S. Today’s session: Swings: 10*10 Emom for 10mins. TGU: 6 each side within 10 mins. Had yesterday off so felt fresh so pushed the TGUs. Swings feeling crisper than ever. Have decreased the...
  19. Other/Mixed Program Recommendation Needed!

    Hi everyone! This is my first post to SF and wouldn't normally start a post unless I really needed some answers. I am a junior in high school and recently started lifting (past four months) consistently in an attempt to become better at the two sports that I do. Soccer as well as track and...
  20. Other/Mixed Beginning 5x5 Any Excel / Google Sheets?

    Hey guys, New to this all, just heard Pavel on JRE. I definitely want to implement this training. I am just sort of confused where to begin. I'd say I am an intermediate lifter. Does anyone of Excel or google sheet templates for the program? Please advise. Thanks
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