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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Ov35 Bench Press Thread!

May as well throw this one out there so we have all 3 major lifts represented. :) Open to ideas as to how things should run but here's how I see it..... - must be Flat BB Bench only (using an OLY bar). No Incline Bench, Decline Bench or DBs. - Raw lifts only. No shirted benching. (wrist...

nvrstopworking‎, 07-12-2011 05:57 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: O35 Official Deadlift Competition Thread

Since we lost the last deadlift competition thread, it's time for a new one. Ideally we can get this stickied, and get some mod reps for the weight class winners. I'll be checking the contest regularly to update standings. Since the thread may last longer than a year, we can declare winners at...

drudixon‎, 04-15-2013 08:42 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: O35 Best Links

As my holiday present to everyone I am posting my collected links to articles and posts that I have been collecting. I keep these as an Ourtook note so that I can refer to them without searching. Feel free to add some of your collection. Push-Ups, Face Pulls, and Shrugs ...for Strong and...

jtroster‎, 12-25-2007 05:45 AM
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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: Stickies Consolidation

For the NEWBIES - hope this helps Are you new here? Men of the Over Age 35 Section (Pic thread, not journal thread) First and SECOND articles in a series for the over 40 crowd Gyms to consider if you live in or are visiting --- Women of the Over Age 35 Section (Pic thread, not journal thread)...

TheLBM‎, 03-10-2011 03:04 PM
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Super Slow Zone: Scam, Fad, or legit

I'm not advocating this company but I wanted to see what you guys think of it. I was at a dog rescue event and this company had a booth there. I respectfully listened to their pitch, but I'm sorry this does not make sense and it could not possible work as they claim. I asked if someone gain...

PhantomMaxx‎, 10-28-2014 06:15 PM
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Ditched the curl

Yesterday, during my first session in my further improved routine I decided to ditch the barbell curl. After doing seated cable rows and lat pull downs right after each other and both with isometric holds, my biceps felt blasted and I no longer felt the need to do bicep curls. No need to...

Mojoke‎, 10-29-2014 12:58 AM
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First Bulk - Three Months - 157 to 173 - Looking For Advice

Hey there. So, I started this year at around 172 pounds - first picture. I was able to cut down to 157.4 in about two and a half months before deciding that it was time to put on some mass and actually get somewhere with my lifting. That was on April 9, 2014 - second picture. About three months...

rimduglep‎, 07-12-2014 09:10 PM
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Little Worried About The Wife's Intake Levels

Hey crew. So some of you may have caught that my wife has been working out too. She's actually been going a lot longer than me. She's doing great. So she is eating at a deficit currently and I helped her go through Emma-Leigh's calculations to figure maintenance. My only concern is that she's...

InternetTuffGuy‎, Yesterday 08:37 PM
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Role of sleep in recovery/gains

I realize this is a highly variable thing dependent on the individual, so I am just asking for others' individual experiences. How much does sleep (or lack thereof) play into making gains or in recovery? Reason I ask is that I am trying to evaluate whether re-arranging my life to allow more sleep...

bhaputi‎, 06-15-2007 06:03 AM
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Burnout - I have burnout on the first week of my intermediate programme

Been training for 8 months. Tried lifting 72.5kg bench today and had a hard time, 5,4,3. I had a heavy leg day yesterday and I just felt so tierd today. I have been eating enough, that is for sure. It's just that this programme might be too much, what is your opinion? Basically it's training 6 days...

Palatinate‎, Today 12:39 PM
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DB bench with heavy weights?

I tore a rotator cuff 9 months ago doing benchpress. Was going for a new 1RM at 100 kgs (up from 95.) I was also doing sets of 4 - 6 reps at 75 - 80 kg. Now I only do DB press. They work fine for me at this stage. Much easier on my shoulder which is about 90% good now (it might never be better than...

PiperBill‎, Yesterday 01:42 PM
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Metabolic Damage

I know everyone is different as what works for one person might not work for another person and everyone's activity level is different as there are some people that can consume 3000 calories a day and be very lean while person #2 can consume that same 3000 calories a day and gain weight. For most...

rrich49132‎, Yesterday 05:49 AM
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do you all squat with padded bar or not

ive been squatting for many years now and it is without doubt the most taxing and beneficial on your bodymass . i have in the last three or four years considerably built up some thigh size and shape though my calfs are still weak . question is i have developed this large egg size lump on my...

sexpak‎, 05-01-2011 04:15 AM
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Seeking GVT training feedback

I'm considering a 6 week German volume training program for mass. If anyone in the group has experience with GVT, please share your experience and results. I'm reading articles and watching videos on the subject, but would like to here from others.

jjack010‎, 10-27-2014 05:43 PM
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Dumbbell chest press

I was starting to get sore shoulders from doing bench press so tonight at the gym I tried dumbbell and man what a difference that made no sore shoulders Why don't you get sore shoulders from doing dumbbells?

RobRocks‎, Yesterday 04:49 AM
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slow progress....is this normal?

Hi guys. I started back on this whole fitness thing back in May. At the time, I had 25.78% BF and weighed roughly 225 lbs. I got measured last week and am now at 21.7% BF and weigh 224. It's been roughly 5 months, and I feel like I should be seeing greater gains. Here are the pix from May...

star wars geek‎, Yesterday 01:06 PM
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Bent over rows... WTF? Why would anyone do these?

So I decided to go to an all compund system which I'm enjoying. I've been noticing my bis look like a 15 year old girl and the BOR's are not doing much. So I dutifully researched the forums and found low=bis, up=back, I can do an underhand grip,etc. So last night I picked up the weight (I...

Ralikar‎, 03-31-2013 11:27 AM
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Over 65: muscle gain?

Who has experienced muscle gain--size and strength--at over age 65? I'm starting to workout after some past health problems, and I'm anxious to get strength and hardness back; but I'm wondering if any gain in muscle size happens with older people. I haven't started the typical shrink and wrinkle...

piperman‎, 04-28-2003 05:52 PM
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What advice would you give to your younger self?

I was watching the movie "Looper" the other day and putting aside the ridiculous scifi aspects of it, I was struck by the part where Bruce Willis talks to his younger self and basically schools him on what a selfish immature sh*t he is. The movie does a good job of portraying just how profoundly...

Boxman‎, 10-27-2014 12:50 PM
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Wink alkaline water question

Bit too late but still - any opinions on alkaline water? Ionizers and if they ever make any difference from consuming just plain tap water? And more specifically if ionized water helps to build muscle in any way? By too late I mean I have already invested some 3000$ into filtration system and...

weiss1967‎, 12-31-2009 01:37 AM
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This Week in the O35 (pics/vids)

Hey guys & gals, Can we start a revolving pic thread? I think it'd be fun if we had a "current" pic thread. Sort of a "What did you do this week?" thread. Rules: 1. Pic/Video must be of you 2. Pic/Video must be LESS than 7 days old 3. Poster must be OVER 35 YEARS OLD.

cmoore‎, 07-01-2012 01:09 PM
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Not sure if this is the proper spot anyway I have something on my knuckle ISO advice

First off hi, sorry if this is wrong place to post, however I figured since this is the ''over 35 year olds area'' I figured that must be some very intelligent folks here who can help with my question. And THIS MAY sound dumb as anything and I may be indeed a dumb fool but I seriously need...

BillWhite52‎, Yesterday 10:59 PM
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Neck fusion

I am almost 47 and I wanted to start bodybuilding. The problem is I had a c4-c7 fusion on my neck June24. My Doctor released me yesterday form his care. I told him that I wanted to start bodybuilding and his words were "The days of P90x and those things are over for you " I was...

paulwright11‎, 10-29-2014 05:51 AM
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Getting the "you're too skinny" comments

People are starting to comment on my weight loss and, mostly family, are saying I need to stop focusing on losing weight. For the record, I am lifting to maintain what I can, but I want to cut just a bit longer. My goal was to do so until Christmas but I may stop around Thanksgiving. That said,...

mcarthey‎, 10-25-2014 08:34 AM
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Offseason Shirts

Still working on the design. But who would be interested in purchasing when it's complete? Simple, funny, and just in time for you winter bulkers! Also, is there anything you would want added to it? different color font? shirt color? etc. There's a lot of "there is no offseason" shirts out...

emanfitness‎, 10-28-2014 11:27 AM
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Unhappy I'm frustrated, confused and need advice

I guess I'm posting this because IDKWTH I'm doing. I just took two days off because I was exhausted and today I left the gym feeling like s#!t. Mentally blah. Frustrated. Physically not able to do what I was doing a week or so ago. Burning out quicker. Lacking energy & enthusiasm. Wanting to...

brianosaur‎, Yesterday 10:52 AM
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Anyone over 40 here run everyday?

I run on the treadmill for one mile everyday even on lift days. One mile isn't a lot, it's only about 11 minutes on running speed. Twice a week, I would do 2 miles. I do this for cardio fitness. I do worry sometimes because my weight has been dropping because of this which is NOT what I'm...

Robosco‎, Yesterday 04:53 PM
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For those familiar with the All Pro routine

I've been doing the All Pro routine for the last two months while cutting and it is going very well, I lose fat and apparently I am also gaining a bit of muscle. However, All Pro implies working out only 3 days per week for optimal results, being a full body workout. Now, as I said, it is working...

Soundastic‎, Yesterday 01:08 AM
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Getting rid of Visceral Fat

Greetings Gentlemen: I'm 42 with a Buddah belly, which I've learned is likely Visceral Fat, so I'm gonna start walking a lot but am wondering if there are any supplements that help get rid of it. I also had my sore back x-rayed and have "Arthritic Changes" to my spine, so I'm afraid to do...

StoneHeavy‎, 10-29-2014 08:38 PM
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