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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 07:12 PM
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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 06:57 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 08:16 AM
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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 who have never lifted a weight in their lives *People who trained at one time long ago but stopped for some reason and now wish to start over again *Those otherwise relatively untrained ...

ironwill2008‎, 08-09-2015 03:21 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 09:12 AM
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Talking Fine. Let's Get Skinny and Hangry 2017 Diet/Body Compostion Thread

WELCOME! I have taken it upon myself to start this thread up. Calling out the more Senior O35 members proved fruitless (looking at your Plateauplower) ;) so I'm here to get it going. RULES: 1) Don't post unless you intend to check in at the end. We all want support and input-but we...

Hooverville‎, 12-08-2016 04:28 PM
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Been playing with reverse grip benching

I have been looking to rotate in some new stuff into my workouts. I came across reverse grip benching. It activates the tris and upper chest quite well. I am going to replace my CGBP with these for a while. This will give my elbow tendons a little break. I was pushing too much weight...

induced_drag‎, 02-14-2013 09:46 PM
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Need advice on calves

Not working them enough or don't have the proper genetics? I've heard both I was hoping to get input from folks who have experienced results growing calves. Thanks for looking.

mosul210‎, Today 08:32 AM
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Anyone that doesn't use supplements or powders?

Just curious has anybody on here had good results without any products at all. I don't plan on using any supplements or protein powders. So far I've been able to get 160g of protein with just meat and eggs.

DND1999‎, Yesterday 04:56 PM
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Problems getting proper ortho/PT care

I've had intermittent problems with patella tracking for most of my adult life. I have a weird chondroma under my right VS quad muscle since adolescence. In the last two years the patella tracking has gotten bad enough I can't do squats, full motion leg press or regulr deadlifts. I...

SconeBulker‎, Today 09:36 AM
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Angry 5 months progress

Hi, Bit demotivated as I dont think I have made much progress... Diet the last month has been a little dirty.. damn xmas and work functions... Lifts have improved alot but not showing much in the mirror... And a few questions for you guys.. I have no way of testing body fat atm.. anyone...

deckchairz‎, 01-11-2017 07:26 AM
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Waxing the Back?

I live my myself and can shave everything but cannot do the back. Really don't know anyone to do it for me. Was thinking of having the back waxed, your opinions?

Jigfish‎, Yesterday 09:32 AM
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Not Seeing Results, Need Help

I've been training for about 6 months now at home, only equipment I current have is a good pull up bar, dumb and barbells with a wide variety of weights and a good bench. I'm 34 going onto 35 shortly, 6' tall and currently 158lbs, my body type is skinny and not very muscular (Ectomorphs) but I've...

pasty64‎, 01-17-2017 05:10 PM
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Question Hot Tub ,Jacuzzi etc advantages?

What is the consensus on using a hot tub or Jacuzzi after a work out? Does it aid in or slow down muscle growth? Other than the obvious soothing effect for sore muscles and people saying its good for circulation. Does anyone have any info on this? I rarely see the hardcore bodybuilders in the ones...

es601‎, 01-15-2017 09:32 AM
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Muscle bellies changing shape as you age

Hi all. Apologies if this is in the wrong section (I am only 30). My question is do muscles change shape as you get older? When I was a young bodybuilder I was known for long bicep bellies, with high peaks. When I held my left arm at the 90 degree angle and flexed the wrist, it looked like the...

JeopardyJo‎, 01-17-2017 07:34 AM
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Squat, bench, dead, every day...

Only on week 3, but wanted to see if anyone else has done similar. The credit to the program goes to Martin koetter. I've been doing a modified Norwegian frequency training, adapted from his book. Basically its a 4 day rep scheme that repeats. Instead of percentages, I use rpe. Day 1...

drudixon‎, 01-17-2017 05:31 PM
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I'm 45 and cant seem to lose weight / shed fat

Hey group, I'm 45 currently eating clean and working out 6 times a week and can't seem to lose weight. I'm not really over weight but would like to shed some excess fat - I would say my BF percentage is around 19% and would like to be closer to 15%. Workout consists of weight Trainng (split...

mosul210‎, 01-17-2017 05:57 AM
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Average strength progression over time

Iíve searched hours for the answer to my question, but all I can find are quickly written throw-away articles and opinions. This data has to exist somewhere! Are any of you aware of a chart or dataset that averages strength progression over time for any given program or intensity level? I...

jfe0001‎, 01-17-2017 01:49 PM
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33 years old 212 pounds

Im currently 212 pounds at 5feet11, 33 years old. Im not active at all. My goal would be to reach 175 pounds. It seem like im getting fatter every week as i get Older. Im thinking of going on a Vegan diet with Alot of Fruits(Bananas,Oranges,Tropical fruits).

33Matt‎, 01-17-2017 09:41 PM
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Angry Losing my Trainer - Need some advice

I have worked out with the same trainer for over 4 years and have been extremely happy with the results. He is a body builder and very knowledgable about building muscle, avoiding injuries and the human physique overall. While working out with him, i have been able to lose fat, build visible...

mwinkreno‎, 12-28-2016 09:30 PM
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Workout routine/frequency and pre/post meals

Hi there, I apologize in advance for the long winded post! After many years of physical neglect, I've gotten myself back into pretty good shape over the past couple years and I feel pretty good. I'm trying to focus now on consistent workouts and getting into and maintaining a "bowflex body" as...

Larzdean‎, 01-17-2017 01:53 PM
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Older fat newbie, dumbbells only option

I'm 37 years old, currently 265lbs at 5' 10". I only have access to Dumbells and a multi position bench. Going to an actual gym is not an option at this time. I'm a fat lazy bastard who loves his beer, TV, video games, and doesn't hate himself for being this way(basic neck-beard kinda guy). But,...

Pauldf1979‎, 01-16-2017 12:12 AM
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Newbie question about adjustable dumbbells

Could someone point me in the right direction with very simple advice? I weigh only 105 lbs and have very little upper-body strength. The only exercise I get is from jogging or hiking. I am not interested in body building or gym, but I would like to start doing a few exercises at home to gain some...

Infi01‎, 01-15-2017 02:49 PM
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Help - My Squats Are Going Backwards

Hi all, I've been training for close to 7 months now. When I first started I was on the Stronglifts routine and had my squats up to 90kg. I noticed my form starting to suffer so I dropped back to 80kg to ensure I got my form right. Once form felt right I got them back up to 85kg. Following on...

BillPhoto‎, 01-14-2017 01:55 PM
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Weight gain normal?

okay, just finished week 4 on fierce 5 routine. Was 350lbs when I started and weighed in today at 359lbs. I've been eating better than I did before I started but I still gained. So is this nothing to worry about? I do drink more water, this could be muscle mass?

Kosmological‎, 01-13-2017 01:06 PM
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Anyone have the Otomix shoes?

Been looking at picking up some weight lifting shoes and have heard a little about the Otomix line but not much. Top picks are the Adidas, Safe-USA, etc. but I am not willing to pay $200 for shoes. I like the price on these and BB.com only carries them....

Olie‎, 03-03-2008 01:06 PM
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Unhappy Nutrition from Personal trainer

Started working with a personal Trainer this year.Have been following the below diet for 1 week now. Goal: Reduce my Belly fat significantly in 3 months. Nutrition Plan: Breakfast: 5 egg whites of Oatmeal Mid-Morning: 6 ounces Salmon Lunch: 6 ounces Chicken + steamed Veggies Mid-afternoon:6...

Vidya46‎, 01-09-2017 07:34 AM
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compensating for weaker side during bench press

Hi I am struggling with progressing my bench press much further, due to inferior strenght in my left arm and shoulders etc, when compared to my right arm and shoulders over last couple of SL sessions, I have become aware that whilst the weight is going up easy enough on right side, the left...

SteveWright1‎, 01-13-2014 05:22 AM
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I am the Yo-Yo Master.

As the title says, I am the Yo-Yo Master of diet and exercise and then the slacking off into ill-health, then back again. I've done this since my teens. I know how to live right and achieve the look and lifestyle, but those pesky bad habits.....we all know about them, now don't we? As a 42...

Diatribe1974‎, 01-01-2017 08:33 PM
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Question "Six-Week Shortcut To Shred" or "Six Week Shred"

So I just completed the "Shortcut to size" program and had some pretty good results. I need to burn some more fat and would also like some more definition. Size would be cool too but not a priority. I found these two programs and I am not sure which one would be better for me. I can't post...

Agent8‎, 01-14-2017 06:40 PM
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