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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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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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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 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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Plateauing 5x5

I hit whet I guess is my max 5x5 on sronglifts. What should I do ? Change routine ( I was thinking on doing texas method but I do not want to do some of the excercises like cleand and snatches ), switch to 3x5 ? I saw this video and it makes a lot of sense, specially coming from Alan Thrall whos...

pipios‎, 05-25-2016 08:33 PM
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Training for physique competition at 50 years of age

Good Morning Experts, I want to try and compete in 2 years but I keep hearing a lot of people saying "well at your age lifting heavy to gain muscle is not going to work." or "you need to do a circuit training workout". I'm not a newbie when it comes to lifting weights so the question is...

tuasoi‎, 05-24-2016 05:39 AM
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Intermittent fasting

I'm down 12 lbs since my 2nd knee surgery and would like to drop another 20. I've never done if but I think I could pull it off. I workout late afternoon and can't tolerate not having anything in my stomach trying to workout. I'm thinking about fasting from about 8 pm till about 11 am so would be...

Fishman15‎, Today 12:08 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, Yesterday 02:42 PM
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30mins > fatigue

Hello, this is my first post Im soon to be 35 so i thought it would be better to post here. Ive only just started going "back" to lifting for the last 12 months in the gym, after a year of home diy lifting. My aim is to build muscle/ bulk.. i eat as i should, ive gone a little ott. I follow...

AbcSimples‎, 05-25-2016 03:04 PM
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I need guidance!

40yr old male, athletic but have never lifted weights until the last couple of months. I have looked up and down the beginner weight lifting posts, plans, etc.. but quite honestly it is information overload and thought if I just go and work hard for 45min-hour things will work out. My problem...

Goose25‎, Today 01:21 PM
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Prostatitis - Urologists not helping - Any help/advice would be extrmely apprectaied

Sorry this is so long. I have seen multiple threads about this subject that have been posted in the past, so I apologize for the repetition. I have been dealing with prostatitis since February. I'm going to post my story below. I've been posting it in other forums as well to maximize feedback. I...

andregide33‎, 05-25-2016 04:00 PM
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42 looking for a change

I am 42 years old and in good shape. But my sholders hurt and hips hurt. I am getting tired of the go to the gym and lift heavy weights. I am looking to start a workout routing that is more geared to fullbody workout that I can do at home with powerblocks and bodyweight. Does anybody have...

Harry45‎, 05-23-2016 07:40 PM
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Deadlifting Technique

Who do you think is the best teacher of proper deadlifting technique?

Fishman15‎, 05-22-2016 08:18 PM
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Diastasis recti ????

I am a dude age 54. Been overweight for a while. 6' 1" 290 LBS. Power lift 3-4 times per week. Achieving really good results. See Below. Training for a 400 LB bench. Once there I will consider switching to a circuit / weight loss routine. I would LOVE to add ab work to my routine but...

Gpahutch‎, Today 04:28 AM
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Forearm pain while curling

For the last few months I've been having a terrible forearm pain running from the elbow to mid forearm that flares up while doing curl bar, dumbbell curls, and bench press. I've switched to a narrow grip bench press, which has pretty much eliminated the pain while benching, but it still occurs...

bamiller57‎, Yesterday 03:36 AM
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Bulking is a complete waste of time

So i'm back down to 73kg, 7% body fat, following another 4 months of over-eating, training..... added 2lbs/month consistently (so 8lbs total) Muscle gained = 0 Bulking is such a big fking waste of time. My fifth "bulk" in recent years, this one was short-ish and clean at 0.5lb/week but the...

PersonaNonGrata‎, 01-14-2014 08:34 AM
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Beginning program for teens

I have this 16 year old kid who has been asking me to put him on a weight lifting program. He is about 5'6", 135 pounds. Your typical thin "long distance runner" looking kid with no real muscle and lean narrow skeletal structure. He's looking at building a muscular looking physique with actual...

grubman‎, 05-24-2016 03:48 PM
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Lightbulb over35, diagnosed type-II diabetic, trying to fix lifestyle

hi guys & gals, Diabetes runs in my family, I am currently 42/20%BF and was stamped with type-II (diagnosed) 6 years ago. Last 2 years I have been kicking ass at the gym 5 days a week. I mix strength, endurance, HIIT. I have not yet taken full control of my diet, and only take part of my...

generogers‎, 05-25-2016 06:54 AM
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How to identify and deal with mobility issues?

I'm 48 and pretty out of shape. I've been a lot more active in the last year or so and have felt the effects. Rotator cuff issue, tendinitis in my elbow and heel, etc. And then just stiff and sore most mornings. I'm curious about the best way to identify some of the mobility issues I have and...

wdfwguy‎, 05-23-2016 09:02 AM
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Question anyone in here hit the gym at 5am?

how is it? easy to get going once there?

WiLLT429‎, 03-31-2015 08:36 AM
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Training in Antarctica. Advice Anyone?

Hi guys, I have a pretty big question about training. I work and live, for the time being, in Antarctica. Im at McMurdo Station until October. Were in the middle of our winter right now, normal days are -20F. This place is very cold and very dry. It is nearly impossible to build muscle here...

jmconner86‎, 05-23-2016 04:19 PM
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Unhappy Pec tear - advice on injuries and getting older

Hi guys, I'm not quite 35 but almost so I felt this was an appropriate forum. Quick intro - I lifted a little in high school for sports but was never that into it. I started getting more involved in college simply for the fact that I wanted to look better. I was not interested in gains but...

kdiggz10‎, Yesterday 06:51 AM
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A quick note to say hello

Hey guys. Just a short note to say hi and introduce myself. I've been away from the gym for a few years, but have relit my fire to get back to where I was. Hope to learn a lot from you guys and ladies, and as my knowledge grows I hope to help others as well. See ya around the forum. MG13

Madgerman1300‎, 05-25-2016 05:44 AM
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Acid reflux [Barrett's osophageus]

I've been off training for 6 weeks waiting for my endoscopy test which was yesterday. I've been diagnosed with Barrett's osophageus which means some of the cells have changed due to acid getting through a hernia. I'd imagine many people who complain of acid reflux may have a similar problem but...

DVDowns‎, 05-24-2016 01:12 AM
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44 started lifting again after running

Used 5x5 workouts to get my strength back up, but have hit a plateau. Workouts were simple 3 x week squat, bench and deadlift. Ultimate goal is 1000lb total squat, deadlift, and bench, currently one rep maxes are: Bench 210, DL 275, 220. Not bad after 3 months but knees have started bothering me...

323i‎, 05-24-2016 08:10 AM
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Sudden Loss of Arm Strength

I'm 52 and Just getting back into gym after a long Winter Season. I'm a Chef and due to long hours I am unable to work out Dec-April. This month is the month I start back working out training for Next Season. At the end of April, I woke up with a bicep cramp, I had slept wrong and the bicep felt...

BFBeach‎, 05-24-2016 07:11 PM
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Lost 50 pounds now to transform...

I'm 53 and have lost about 50 pounds since August. I have consistently been working (really for the first time ever) out since August 1 of last year. I am 6'4" and weigh about 230 which my wife says is where I need to be. I really would like to lose more body fat and maybe just a few more pounds. I...

principal1962‎, 05-25-2016 11:33 AM
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Vitamin E for Tendonosis

Try vitamin E oil. Do the same thing, open a vita-E capsule and rub it on. I had very bad elbow tendinitis (often called tendenosis when chronic) in both arms for years. The only reason I'm able to weightlift now is that I literally cured it with regular applications of vita E that I started early...

EverYoung‎, 12-15-2007 10:19 AM
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Thinking of having a photoshoot?

Hi all, I'm 40 later this year and I'm back in great shape. Any tip's on getting a totally shredded and pumped look for some photos? I'm 7 to 8% bf now, look ok when pumped, having photos done next Sunday Afternoon. I'm thinking of dropping another 1lb of fat end of next week over 4 days,...

SandManTFC‎, 05-08-2016 01:25 PM
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