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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 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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O35 Summer 2016 Diet / Body Composition Thread

I'm sure many remember the thread last year in the Misc that scooter or whatever started. Anyway I think we should do another one for anyone wanting to participate. If there are enough people wanting to make and document some noteworthy progress until June 1, 2016 maybe we can get the thread saved...

Plateauplower‎, 12-16-2015 09:02 AM
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Old man belly fat

Hi guys, I have the prototypical body type that stores most of its fat around my belly/waist. I know it's a matter of bodyfat and it can't be spot reduced. I wanted to ask if you guys had any tips that have helped you reduce you bodyfat over age 40? Besides of course training hard and eating clean,...

SteelersRock09‎, 04-30-2016 10:25 AM
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Juicing 30 day cleanse

Hey All, Been out of the game for awhile after being injured so gained some weight but not in bad shape :) I was thinking of doing a 30 day juice cleanse to drop 20lbs Looks like this and let me know what you think: Gym- 430am-6am Breakfast- Juice ( homemade- 3/1 ratio veggies to fruit...

XtremeBody510‎, Today 09:17 AM
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Working out every other day

Hi I don't know if it's my age or what but if I work out 2 days in a row or especially 3 I get really run down and tired. Last week I have been doing every other day and have not gotten so beat down. I am not calorie deficient right now. I wonder if anyone else does this. I can't get over...

zedx‎, 12-18-2011 07:56 PM
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Internally Rotated Shoulders - Help Needed

I am a 43 old lifter and simply love to lift. I am not big guy, but my goal is gain muscle mass. At my age, I am not really interested in lifting as heavy as I can for 1RM stuff. However, it has been recently brought to my attention by a fellow lifter, who happens to be a PT at a local hospital,...

jcmelton‎, Today 08:19 AM
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Intro and some questions

Hello all, I'm new to bodybuilding.com had been tracking with jefit prior. Ive been exercising/lifting 2 days to 6 days a week going back to middle school 35 years ago with the exception of 9 to 10 months or so off after some cancer, surgery and chemo 9 years ago. I am a "hardgainer" in high...

Sparty92‎, Yesterday 10:47 AM
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what can i do in 30 days?

how much can I improve in 30 days realistically? starting from 220lbs haven't seen gym in 2 years after back injury(my normal weight is around 180 lbs 6.1 tall and I don't keep skinny naturally like some people who eat worse food yet stay skinny without working out a bit) mostly need to loose...

raverx3m‎, Yesterday 01:43 PM
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Newbie needs help to build muscle/get stronger, joining the army

Hello all. I'm 37 yrs old, 5'6" and currently at 160lbs. I have a crappy bathroom scale that saids my %body fat is about 17%. I am joining the army and would like to build muscle before officers training if possible and hopefully continue with a good routine that will keep me in shape. I want to...

snakemau‎, 06-27-2011 01:21 PM
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Update Video On My Pec Rupture

Some of you know why I have not posted in a long time. I ruptured my pectoralis major in the gym (you can see what it done to me in the video) and how I coped with the depression and challenge of what happened. I also posted this in injury. Glad to see the rest of you killing it. ...

DougHolland‎, 04-29-2016 04:20 PM
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Unhealthy/out of shape, need some workout goals

I have chronic fatigue and pain, very unfit/inactive (19 yrs of this), overweight but nothing extreme (144 lbs). Are there workouts on here you all could recommend if you do not have much physical strength to start out with? I want to lose weight but more so just want more energy and to be more...

Arizona451‎, 04-30-2016 12:15 PM
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Is 1/2 lb a week muscle gain realistic after 40?

Ive been working out on a somewhat regular basis up until a year ago when I got injured,it had just started being noticeable then I had to stop,I know the basics of genetics,diet,then work, ive read most bodybuilding books in print along with many fitness books. Im really just asking for...

petester75‎, 04-22-2016 08:26 PM
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Looking for advice on new 4 day routine

I'm 41, and have been working out for about 16yrs now. I've always been a thin guy. I started out at 6' 165lbs at age 25. I took creatine and protein powder and went up to 185, and was happy. I stayed that way till I hit about 39 and the muscle has slowly been falling of since then. I'm down to...

CardsRock9274‎, Yesterday 12:06 PM
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Next routine recommendation

As some of you know, I am currently doing stronglifts 5x5. I am really enjoying it, and will be doinf it for the next 6 weeks. I kind of edited it, instead of going 3 days a week, I am only going 2 ( day A on mondays and B thursdays ) because my schedule limits me. I have already improved my...

pipios‎, Yesterday 03:27 PM
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Introduction and a few questions

Hi Everyone. I thought I'd drop by and introduce myself and ask a few questions. First a bit of background... I'm 45, about 6'4", and around 250lbs. I've been totally thin and as much as 300lbs over the years. Pictures people took of my at my daughter's wedding a few months ago scared the...

UnOldMyself‎, 05-02-2016 05:53 PM
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How long should I run All Pro's Routine?

I'm halfway through Cycle 2 (I know that's not that far into the program yet). I was wondering if it should be 6 months, a year or longer. I was also wondering when I should stop cutting and start bulking. I'm 5' 7", 180 lbs with 20 - 21% body fat. Like always, any info will be appreciated.

DND1999‎, Yesterday 08:52 AM
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Advice on a new routine

I'm 41, and have been working out for about 16yrs now. I've always been a thin guy. I started out at 6' 165lbs at age 25. I took creatine and protein powder and went up to 185, and was happy. I stayed that way till I hit about 39 and the muscle has slowly been falling of since then. I'm down to...

CardsRock9274‎, Yesterday 11:35 AM
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Maintaining muscle size or the pumped look after workout.

After Im done working out my arms etc look great. I walk around in my muscle shirt with confidence. The next day they are back to normal, deflated. Im slowly making progress no doubt but is there anything ( supplements etc ) to help keep the muscle size after working out. Im currently taking...

agouger‎, 06-18-2009 08:01 AM
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Anyone in the over 40 group take creatine?

Right now I take whey and multivitamin daily.

TexDad‎, 04-27-2016 04:21 PM
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Does a Sauna help muscle recovery?

I really want a good hot tub but I can't afford it. There are very few gyms with hot tubs and the ones that have them have horrible weight rooms for some reason. I found a nice gym that has a sauna and was wondering if it will help with muscle recovery? I know a hot tub will but unsure about a...

soulric‎, 05-01-2016 10:23 AM
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Working out 3 days a week okay?

Sat, Sun and Wednes.... Do you think it's too much time between workouts?

Igottamakeit‎, 01-25-2012 05:46 PM
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Tips for working out in the morning after years of evening lifting?

I've recently switched to morning lifting after always lifting in the evenings. It's been brutal! I'm okay with getting up that early, have been able to get food in me an hour before getting to the gm. Use a pre workout etc.etc.. I feel fine when I get there.. But my strength simply is not there. I...

Psychdockelly‎, 03-17-2016 11:24 AM
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Distal biceps partial tear - surgery this weekend, wish me luck!

To be fair I think I'd been pushing my luck a bit too much and it caught up with me - I partially tore my bicep tendon doing overly heavy goblet squats of all the stupid ways to do it. My grip slipped on the last rep and the weight torqued my elbow in a bad way and pop My chiro checked me out...

Halfway‎, 02-25-2016 07:17 PM
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Cool Beginner

Age is a number, at lease thats what the young people say. So is 46 years old an age that training and competing in PowerLifting is a lost dream. I know it could take a few years, I got th time to wait. But is the wait for something real or a wish.

RockyTopThunder‎, 12-10-2001 10:25 AM
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Need good leg routine for bad back plz.

Title says it. Have lower back issues that doc says can't be fixed, yet don't warrant surgery. Not looking for advice about my back please. Would like recommendations on leg exercises that people with lower back issues have used successfully which do not aggravate their condition. Goal is...

DasKomet‎, 04-20-2016 09:01 AM
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Looking for an old M&F article (if you have a collection)

This is the kind of request people in my other (geek) hobbies just love to find the answer to...but we'll see. I first started lifting weights (in my teens) because of my love for art and fantasy. I had just discovered Conan the Barbarian and was reading Howard's stories with a passion. Of...

grubman‎, 04-29-2016 07:42 AM
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