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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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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: 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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A Weightlifter Competing in Powerlifting - Part II

I maxed out yesterday morning. Iím thinking of entering a WL meet this year. Itís been over a year since I competed. Buddy took the morning off because he entered his first ever PL meet in the afternoon. The meet was held at NEPA CrossFit. The PL federation was USA Powerlifting. WL and PL...

NorwichGrad‎, Today 11:38 AM
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Best training

I'm looking for a new training plan. I am trying to get back into shape for an OCR race. Options offered on here are Build Muscle or Lose Fat. Not sure which avenue I want to go down. There used to be an option for improve for Sports, but not offered anymore. Which is better. I am limited on...

Navyhm71‎, 07-22-2016 09:28 AM
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Question Need feedback from you -- Over 35 Crowd

Guys, it has been a long time since I checked into this forum. I originally came over here in 2012 to find information on trying to transform my body. I learned a lot over here. I have had a lot of things happen since I checked in last but wanted to let you know that I am the new VP of...

soccerdad5‎, Yesterday 04:25 PM
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Workout for A Long Work Day

Hi, folks, it's been a while since I posted here. Things have been insanely busy, but at least I've been able to keep up my workout schedule. And this is where my dilemma and need for guidance comes in. I've come to a career crossroads, and it appears I have two choices ahead of me. (At least...

ElrondHubbard‎, Today 06:03 PM
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Need some advices on shoulder issue

I am a new lifter over 40 who just started a few months back. My right shoulder joint is not quite 100% for a few weeks. There are cracking sounds inside during various maneuvers, and the range of motion is not 100%. When I reach over my back upwards to scratch between my shoulder blades,...

LeoWJL‎, Yesterday 04:05 PM
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Back after a layoff

Hey everyone. It's been quite some time since my last post. I had a severe injury to my hand in December (slammed in the rear sliding door of an 18 wheeler). It set me back to the point where I stopped hitting the gym altogether and started drinking heavily quite often. My belly started to grow and...

meloncap78‎, 07-20-2016 12:57 PM
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Skin issue?

I have not worked out in almost a year. Muscle mass has declined. I also do not have a wholesome diet. I am constantly in doors due to studying, so I know that I am also Vitamin D deficient. Despite this, I have had even more stretch marks, although they are white and smaller. This is most likely...

Google26‎, 07-22-2016 09:32 PM
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100 Rep Squats

Has anyone here done them? How do you go about it? Should I be askairt?

AKMass‎, 11-04-2009 06:49 PM
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Metabolism Changes

Hey everyone. I'm 49 years old, 5'11" and 174 pounds. I've gained about 25 pounds of muscle in the last few years. I consider myself in very fit shape. I'd like to add maybe 5-7 more pounds and then just maintain. I think my metabolism is starting to slow. My calorie count to maintain my...

davidtn‎, Yesterday 04:12 PM
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Thumbs up RE: just started intermittent fasting...lil' help?

Hey all, This forum is so helpful thank you. I put on a ton of weight over the years. The worst was last year. I was 260lbs and in a horrible place in my life (I should mention i"m 5'9'' and 38 year old old). After a battling some serious depression after the loss of a loved one Last year,...

ArchonAngel‎, Yesterday 06:34 AM
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Programme evaluation for strength

Want to start a long term programme, so it has to be perfect. 3 days a week only. Early intermediate, skinny 43 years old. My diet is okay. Looking for general strength and maintain decent fitness. Please comment. Using Greyskull 3x5 (last set 5+). After main lifts I'll do curls 3x8 (Last set...

Kennedy42‎, 07-22-2016 03:22 PM
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Over 40s new lifters thread

Hi all There are quite a few really inspirational and knowledgeable characters on these boards that have taught me lots through reading their posts and sometimes offering direct advice (thanks to everyone). But naturally the people whose opinions are really worth listening to have been...

Neostoic‎, 06-21-2016 09:43 AM
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51 Year old requesting supplement advice

Howdy Folks! The name is Mike. I am 51 yo and am at the point in my life where a change is mandated. I recently lost over 65 lbs due to loss of appetite from excessively high stress. The details aren't important but there were periods of time where I wouldn't eat for 2 - 3 days. Well,...

triumphrider‎, 07-21-2016 06:35 PM
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Completed 4 Cycles of AllPro's

I have completed 4 cycles of AllPro's and now I have a question about taking time off. My second son is due in a week and a half. Should I take the next 2 weeks off or should I start the 5th cycle and take a week off when my son is born? My wife is scheduled to be induced so I know my son will be...

DND1999‎, Yesterday 10:04 AM
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So how does vacation time effect your training?

Into my 4th and final week of summer vacation now. I am followig 531 but didn't want to be locked into my usual training regime so I have been working out whenever we are home for a day or two (at sea most of the time). Been doing squats, deads, bench, shoulder press and rows whenever I do hit the...

PiperBill‎, Yesterday 06:02 AM
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Mens Pysique looks "harder" than Bodybuilding

This year the Natural Wisconsin is adding a Men's Physique competition. That crazy little part of me that thinks it might be fun to compete just once thought (like a lot of people do), "well, this is like bodybuilding light...maybe I could have a chance in this?", so I decided to check it out. ...

grubman‎, 07-21-2016 04:43 AM
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My training is going down the ****ter

I'm 31 years old and have been bodybuilding / strength training for 12 years consistently. I'm a natural lifter ... And my lifts are not impressive by any means - Infact everything is pretty pathetic apart from my deadlift. I've never taken more than a week off and even that is only...

benben2356‎, 07-18-2016 03:37 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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Training Days

With my every changing job requirement hours and being divorced with kiddos it's difficult to stay consistent on training days. Ex. Monday at 6am Tuesday at 6pm Thursday at 6pm Friday 6am My gym doesn't provide child care in early mornings. I guess what I'm asking is should I work out...

TxDeluxe1‎, 07-21-2016 07:51 AM
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Crossed the 35 barriers, need joint/recovery help

Well for the last 2 years I've felt an increasing decline in my physical ability. My cardio is actually better but my strength has taken a serious dump and I know it's because of my joints. Knee/Hip / Wrist especially, it takes alot longer for me to heal now ( I've had a lingering injury on my...

CanardLaque‎, 07-22-2016 11:40 AM
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Question Over-trained muscles on one side of body

Is this really a thing? I've been weight lifting for 20yrs and never had a major problem until February 2015 when I injured the right side of my neck. At the time it didn't really affect me too much and just thought I had trained too hard one day, but I continued lifting for several months....

Dryvlyne‎, 07-21-2016 03:48 PM
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Is music killing my workout?

I just started weight lifting in April of this year. After watching the Jim Stoppani shortcut to size videos and following his program, I was convinced that listening to music would help my motivation in the gym and help me push extra reps. After listening for four weeks I found that I felt like...

scubadudeshaun‎, 06-19-2016 07:06 AM
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Graston Technique

If anyone finds deep tissue massage helpful in relaxing and helping loosen up tight muscles, or is suffering from past injuries that may have left scar tissues (especially at the surgical site) I cannot recommend anything better than finding a chiropractor that has been trained in the "Graston...

Most Muscular‎, 02-24-2013 08:06 AM
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Single-Leg Deadlift

Does anyone here do these (with barbell or dumbbell)? If so, what are your thoughts on carryover to the traditional bilateral DL? And how long did it take you to master the movement (i.e., minimize losing balance)?

ChristianMR‎, 07-21-2016 11:54 AM
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Old Fatass here

Fat - 5' 10" 268 pounds - 40 years old The only real exercise I do is very light Jiu Jitsu and boxing, as you can see from my weight, I don't take it serious. Diet consists of gas station food and gallons of Mountain Dew. I don't have any real health issues, but last time I was at the doctor, he...

roasterx‎, 07-20-2016 09:17 AM
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