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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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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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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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what sort of weight should you start with?

So... I have lost a decent amount of weight and still have a lot to lose, and think I have got as far as I will just by eating sensibly on its own. I've joined up to a gym, but I've never really lifted weights before. I've used the resistance machines in a gym previously and know how they...

adamthewordking‎, Today 02:46 PM
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Becoming a gym rat

HI, How do people get into body building where they become committed and serious about sculpting their body? I am overweight by about 35 pounds but have slowly been losing weight through quitting drinking. I go to the gym a few times a week and lift weights which I have been doing for about a...

ChrisUK007‎, 03-19-2015 09:30 PM
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Those really huge guys over 40 at the gym, usually are they natural years lifting?

They are usually over 40 at my gym, and they look really huge, bulgy and vascular and no gut. Do they have years of training but natural

badackerhunter‎, Yesterday 12:54 PM
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Mark Bells Slingshot

So my wife got this for me as a Christmas present, I watched it on youtube and didn't think much about it. She must of found out that I was looking at it and purchased it. So I put it in my Gym bag and never used it. Well yesterday for some odd reason decided to give it a shot. Put 225 on the...

21infantry‎, 03-26-2015 11:06 PM
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New study says high protein diets can cause cancer

I've been researching diet lately due to the fact that I had an abnormal mamogram and happened across this study. Here is the serach term: Low Protein Intake Is Associated with a Major Reduction in IGF-1, Cancer, and Overall Mortality in the 65 and Younger but Not Older Population ...

allno‎, Yesterday 02:11 PM
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I be squatting bout tree-fiddy (vid)

It's a pretty nice milestone to make, so gonna brag a bit :D. Squat has been my best lift ever since I began the road to PLing but was struck by the fact that I was one who "couldn't squat" at first. You know the story - could in no way make depth unless I was on my toes, holding onto something....

birdiefu‎, Today 12:17 AM
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elbow damage, how to recover??

I believe I have overworked my left arm; my elbow has been in pain for five days. I believe I over-did it with preacher dumbbell curls. Initially, I noticed a pain at the bottom of my elbow while I was doing the curls. I should have stopped... I have been using heat wraps; the pain has left for...

LarryFine‎, 03-27-2015 06:05 PM
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Stronglifts 5x5 - Getting worn down/recovery problems

I've been doing Stronglifts 5x5 since November 17, 2014. I started the program with the following stats and weights: Bodyweight: 214lbs Squat: 45lbs Bench: 45lbs Row: 65lbs Press: 45lbs Deadlift: 90lbs The progression went very well, and for the recommended 12 weeks I never missed a rep....

ivanhoek1‎, 03-27-2015 11:51 AM
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Smile question about "Pump"

I have 3 questions : In general 1) why do I not get a "pump" "sometimes"? 2) what can I do to correct it? 3) after I get a "pump" do I keep working out till failure or do I drop the weights and walk away?

ibayley‎, Yesterday 04:09 AM
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Question Help from those who are tall but don't have skinny arms and legs.

I'm 6'3 and weigh 200lbs but my arms and legs are skinny. I eat between 3500 and 4000 cals a day taking in 200 grams of protein doing weights 5 x a week and 2 x cardio. If you are around the same height but have big arms and legs can you give me advice on how you did it? How much do you eat a...

rejones1976‎, 03-22-2010 06:48 AM
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Back after a 10 year break.

So I lifted a lot from late teens to late 30's w/some breaks from burn out and injury but never any extremely long breaks until I hit 39. I got injured and life was hectic and next thing I knew a decade had passed w/out a trip to the gym. I have been back now for about 5 or 6 months and other...

wetjet87‎, 03-26-2015 09:39 AM
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Yes, got permission from the wifey to start making a home gym!

Im going to buy everything used except the bar and weights. Looking at getting Ivanko olympic practice bar and bumper plates. Can I get some feed back on this brand?

21infantry‎, 03-27-2015 07:06 AM
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Advice Needed: Planning for long hikes with low body fat

Hello everyone, this is my first post here and I am looking for some professional advice on doing endurance activities with low body fat reserve. Let me first start by describing my physical condition. I think I'm in good physical condition. I'm about 5'-10" tall and currently weight anywhere...

lioneltan2‎, 03-26-2015 03:46 PM
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I am 40. Therefore I have to stop doing squats. WTF????

So I came across a couple of articles online that suggests that when a person turns 40 they should stop doing squats and various other exercises because they get progressively dangerous to do as we age. WHAT???? I started just doing squats when I was 39. Actually I became more serious about doing...

lfreday39x‎, 08-31-2013 07:24 AM
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How many calories per day do you burn?

Does anyone keep track of this? With a fitness tracker or by calculating manually? I am around 3500 - 4000 on work days and with a session at the gym and as low as 2000 on a lazy Sunday.

PiperBill‎, 03-27-2015 11:35 AM
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CNS Overtraining break and diet

Hey all. So the last few months I have felt really fatigued, and even a bit unmotivated (even though i still force my self to work out). I haven't been lifting as much as i normally would, and Ive been gassing in the gym easily. After about two different sets of exercise i felt like i was out...

Panoptic‎, 03-25-2015 06:36 PM
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Ever pack up and leave after deadlifts?

Today, I did deads and decided to just leave when I was done. Usually I do 3-4 other exercises afterwards. But today I was beat and knew I couldn't really put much effort into the rest. I wish I could do like the Arnold did, and just leave, take a nap and come back later, but that wasn't an...

OnsightRepair‎, 03-27-2015 05:16 PM
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Back at it...

Well, after turning into a lazy bum for about 6 months I have returned to working out with renewed dedication. Not sure what got me off track but man, it was hard to get started back. My wife has become addicted to the gym life and finally after me making excuses for the nth time she finally told...

MississippiSlim‎, Yesterday 06:23 AM
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Question about rest periods.

So I have been doing 3 months on and one session off per rotation. Just so I don't confuse anyone here, what I mean by a session is, my weekly work out rotation. Just wondering, should I be adding more rest periods or should I just base it off how I feel, because atm, I have been doing: Scheg...

Chilliez‎, 03-27-2015 03:02 AM
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Shameless Deadlift PR Thread......610# finally!!

Feels good to have finally hit a personal best of any sort these days. I cannot remember if I've hit ANY PR's in any lift since May 3, 2013 at my last Powerlifting meet where I hit a 600# deadlift and missed at 610#. Well, last night I finally got back to where I left off a few years ago. My...

bustasinclair‎, 03-17-2015 06:00 AM
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I have not lost... But I AM lost.

The basics... I'm 46, 6ft, 217 pounds. I have just recently signed up for a gym. Originally I wanted to lose weight. But now I want to bulk up. Not "Arnold" bulk up... but enough to have my muscle definition easily seen when I'm out and about. Basically, enough for people to notice. I can't seem to...

Irplnichen‎, 03-27-2015 01:19 PM
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Any drawbacks to a vasectomy?

The wife and I have been talking about permanent birth control. She's talked to her doc about getting her tubes tied and some other permanent measures, but they frankly all sound pretty invasive with the chance of complications. I've been thinking seriously about getting a vasectomy. From what I...

guitarlifter‎, 05-30-2006 01:00 PM
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Question about contest prep, low BF, and extreme fatigue...

I guess this question is primarily for guys who have competed and gone through the whole process of contest prep... I'm about 6 weeks out from my first competition, and I'm just feeling extremely fatigued. My body fat is lower than it has ever been in my life, so this is all new to me. For...

Flipperman2a2w‎, 03-27-2015 01:30 PM
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Arthritis in Knees

The last year I have developed very bad Arthritis pain and nerve pinching in my knees, anyone have any good recommendations for doing squats. As for now I warm up with 3 - 4 sets on the Leg Press and 4 sets on the Standing Leg curl, then I alternate weeks on Front Squats and Back Squats. Knees...

Jibbo‎, 03-26-2015 08:44 AM
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holy ****...found ....obliques?

wife came down as I finished a workout last night. Couldn't hear her come in as I was blasting Static X and putting the weights away. she was amazed at my midsection - obliques are starting to gain definition. she asked what I was doing, knowing I absolutely, positively despise anything related...

JungleBoots‎, 03-27-2015 05:55 AM
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