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Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: This week in the O35 II

On this day BLK00TJ is competing at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic State Championships and Military Nationals. I've competed alongside this lifter and his squat is nothing short of elite. Yesterday I had a few surprise PR's in the gym (sorry no pics or vids) Barbell Bench 265 x 6, Dumbells 110's x 9,...

Bando‎, 05-02-2015 07:16 AM
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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: The Official O35 Squat Competition Thread

OK, some discussions in the open forums and in PMs have resulted in this thread. The Deadlift thread has been a lot of fun and inspired some great lifting and improvement, so we're going to do the same with squats. Post your intention to join the comp, and post your entries with a clear video...

-=FLEX=-‎, 02-20-2011 06:12 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: For Over-35 Beginners

In response to the number of threads posted in this forum on a daily basis from over-35 beginners/people who trained at one time long ago but stopped for some reason and now wish to start over again/those otherwise relatively untrained/those unable to ever make any progress and looking for help,...

ironwill2008‎, 08-09-2015 02:21 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: 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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Paper log book?

So do you keep a paper log book with your training in it, and has it helped somehow?

EjnarKolinkar‎, Yesterday 11:30 AM
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Chest not making gains!

My chest is really lagging the rest of my gains.... Recently has stalled and not been able to get back to precut levels. What is best way to develop specific weak areas? Currently hitting it 4 days a week: Chest/Tri Back/Bicept Should/lay Legs

stormbauer‎, 08-23-2016 09:52 AM
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Blood pressure and pre workout supplements

I have high blood presssure (HTN) for many years and I want to know if there is any pre workout supplement that can be use and do not increase blood pressure? Thank you,

saur12‎, 04-09-2010 10:28 PM
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Fierce 5 Intermediate U/L program question.

Anyone over 40 use this program? I'm a novice and had a question about the upper body days. I've noticed the program only has you doing bench press and curls once a week. Is this enough? Thanks The Intermediate Upper/Lower Upper A

TexDad‎, Yesterday 09:16 AM
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Push:Pull Ratio - I Have Questions

Good evening folks. Like a lot of you (I'm assuming), I've fallen victim to many years of focusing too much on my chest while giving not nearly enough attention to my back and posterior chain in general. As a result, I've got a slightly irritated left shoulder, most likely result of bad form on...

Madgerman1300‎, Yesterday 06:36 PM
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Overhead Press

I swear to the Flying Spagetti Monster that anyone that can overhead press their body weight is a superhero. I can't even imagine that, let alone for sets of five or whatever. I hope you guys appreciate being stronger than 99% of the population. Yeah, I know... Only concerned about beating...

rimduglep‎, 05-26-2016 02:42 PM
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Feedback on my diet

Hello. I was wondering if you guys could take a quick look at my diet and share your thoughts. Last time I had a question on how to implement the flexible dieting, but now it's more about the numbers I used to begin with. In the last year I've lost around 32 lbs and lower my body fat, but I'd...

mejulian‎, 06-21-2016 05:07 AM
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Weak Upper Body Strength (What's Wrong with me)

Hi All, Not too sure where to post. Since my age is between teenager and age 35. And also I don't feel myself young anymore. Below is my current background. Had been training for 8 months straight with Personal Trainer (3 to 5 times gym, with regular cardio 20 to 30 mins between rest days or...

dennooze‎, 08-26-2016 07:38 PM
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how much to eat on rest days.

Hi Guys. Just wanted to get something clear in my mind. Currently I am trying to increase muscle size having previously weight trained for tone and weight control. I appreciate that in order to gain lean mass it is necessary to eat clean, but if a persons calorie intake is the same on a...

auden‎, 04-08-2011 12:17 AM
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Smile Feedback needed

Hi Guys, This is my first post! Excited!! I have recently gone through a blood test to find out what my self experimentation has done so far. I will explain my experiments later in this post :) It seems after seeing the blood report which I have attached as a pdf file, my internal organs...

blackknight2016‎, 08-26-2016 08:07 PM
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Could Tricep training cause this?

Strange problem to ask about: I assume everyone is familiar with that nerve that's just behind the elbow that really, really hurts if you hit it against something. I'm usually careful enough to avoid that. But now it seems almost unavoidable because I can't even rest my elbows on the arms of a...

Playitsafe‎, 08-16-2016 01:35 PM
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Smile Bodybuilders with Arthritis?

Hi all! =) I know I'm not over 35, but I have had arthritis for years. I wasn't really sure where to ask this question, but I'm hoping you folks might know!!! Are there any notable bodybuilders that have been diagnosed with arthritis? Pro or not. Before or after getting to where they are....

blazeheavy‎, 03-05-2011 04:41 PM
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Foot Tendon Surgery

I'm staring down the barrel of what looks to be Tendon surgery on my right foot. I had an accident when doing some home remodeling and ended up cutting open the top of my foot. Turns out that I may have also severed one of the tendons to one of my toes and am waiting for the specialist to call me...

jrw77‎, 08-25-2016 08:39 AM
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Interesting Experiment With Calorie Manipulation

Just thought I would share this for anyone that is interested. I have been seeing pretty positive things by cycling my calories on a much shorter time scale then I have been since starting back to training. Normally I always try to do long controlled small surpluses (5+ months) followed by usually...

Plateauplower‎, 08-25-2016 07:43 AM
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Sumo Deadlift and Adductor Pain

I felt a little pain and tightness in my front adductors, I think it's where the quads meet my groin area. Is this an indication of incorrect form or too much weight when doing Sumo Deadlifts? I was warming up on a light weight and felt a little tightness in that area. I should add, I...

TexDad‎, 08-25-2016 12:06 PM
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Talking 45+ Thread ~ It's the New 20's ~

Greetings! I've been a lurking/occasional post member for years but the older I get, the less in common I have with the younger crowd who are in that phase in their lives where big muscles and posing in front of mirrors is all the rage. In fact, I can't stand the gym scene anymore and would...

OhioGuy68‎, 08-24-2016 11:21 AM
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Am I cheating PRs ?

I have been trying to get my PRs in order to be an official "intermediate lifter". ( http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/StrengthStandards.htm ) I fall in the 198 category since I weight 197 at the moment, and it says the numbers dor intermediate should be: OHP 145 BP 225 DL 335...

pipios‎, 08-25-2016 01:13 PM
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Post 'em up - The Official Powerlifting Results Thread

As an answer to Bodyhard's "Put Up or Shut Up" thread, (which seems to have devolved into Seinfeld and Kung Fu) I give you a thread for you who have competed in a Powerlifting contest. This thread is for those that bought a singlet, ran a program, had a goal, entered an event and walked out in...

Bando‎, 06-16-2016 08:15 PM
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Looking for support

Hey folks, been a member for a long long time. I have made some dramatic (as far as I'm concerned) changes to my body over the years. I've also sustained a few injuries/set-backs. However, I've been out for the game for over 2 years now. I am back at it now and just looking for support and...

Skwidward‎, 08-23-2016 07:31 AM
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Change from 5x5 to 3x5 with cardio on the off days

This week, I decided to change up my workout routine a bit. I had been doing the Stronglifts 5x5 routine, by my wellness doctor insists that I need to perform at least 3 sessions of cardio in my target zone for 30 minutes each session per week. As a result, I decided to change the 5x5 routine to...

billzkey‎, 08-24-2016 07:32 AM
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Confused about my thread

Hello Sorry I am now and slightly confused. Is this thread actually closed for some reason, or am I just being blind because I can't see how to add a post onto it! Subject: "Damaged abdominal obliques / possible hernia?" forum bodybuilding com showthread.php?t=172237683&page=1 With...

ship69‎, 08-23-2016 10:13 AM
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New guy need my form checked

Long time lurker first time poster here. I've learned a lot over the past few months from this site and I'm truly grateful that there are guys (and gals) willing to share their knowledge with us weightlifting dummies. So, after beginning and eventually moving away from Stronglifts 5x5 I'm...

1stCav‎, 08-19-2016 10:30 PM
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Possible to maintain on 1500-1600?

Srsly now, I do track everything, I have a weighting scale, weighted my 200gr pack of cashews and it came back the same.So it is accurate! Calories are set on 1650-1680 but usually I hit 1500-1600, not losing any weight.I m not trolling for real, 5'5 160 lbs girl 16yo.:) sitting in my bed all day...

alexandrrax7‎, 08-23-2016 03:01 PM
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Calorie defecit and not losing weight

Ok so here goes. Finally retired from rugby. Recovered from Injuries thanks to a previous thread. Next on the list is diet. I've been following a very strict diet over the last 12 weeks. Starting weight 18st 5 End weight 18st 5 Macro is 40/40/20...a bit of fashioned I know but thought...

Daveg77‎, 08-23-2016 11:52 AM
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85-90% of genetic potential in first 3 years of proper training / diet? You agree?

Hey guys - do you agree with the premise that you hit 85-90% of your genetic potential in the firs three years of weight training? I've always viewed Sean Nalewanyj as a no nonsense, well informed resource, but not sure if I buy this. I know there are many lifelong lifters in this forum, so who...

tkdnj‎, 08-21-2016 10:10 AM
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