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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: American Ninja Warrior

Got cleared for "social media" by American Ninja Warrior. I'm competing in the (once secret) Military Episode in June (in California). I'm going to kick arse and try to win the 1 million dollar prize money for Shriners Hospital. I'm also raising money for them (not for me) so no matter...

cmoore‎, 04-22-2015 04:45 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: 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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Bought oly shoes - squat went down

I know I have to adjust to the new mechanics but as a high bar / flat foot squatter I figured it wouldn't be too hard 405 wasnt so hard, so I figured I'd try a triple with 455 I got 455 x 2 roughtest paused reps I've done in months, I toppled forward bigtime on the last rep and 'backed' it up...

Halfway‎, Yesterday 04:02 PM
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Madcow modification

I started doing mad cow 5x5 and am about 4 weeks in now. Now those that don't know its compound lifts multiple times a week 5 sets working up to a 5 rep max and increasing that 5 rep max by 5 lbs. weekly. Now when you download the spreadsheet it has you doing these exercises for these frequencies....

Taking2long‎, 09-01-2015 01:42 PM
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Cool Going to reboot. This time FOR REAL, but I need some advice.

Hi all, I'm new to the forum. Nice to meet you all ;) Came across this site in my search for info on how to build muscle, loose that fat and try do to this in an as intelligent way as possible. 40 years is closing in. I've been lifting weights on and off since my early 20, and went in and out of...

Silverburst‎, Yesterday 03:40 PM
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31 year old Newbie

Hi, My name is Terence, I am 31 years old, will be 32 in October, I am from South Africa. I am currently 71kg (156 pounds) 1.72m tall and have approx. 18% body fat (did an assessment in November last year) I know its quite a while back but ive been training on and off since and look and feel...

Tbird1983‎, 09-03-2015 10:19 PM
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body fat measuring is a joke

I find the whole process of quantifying the level of body fat being carried a bit humorous. People get very caught up in an exact number despite the ability to measure it being fairly inaccurate in most cases. Anyone else tired of how non specific body fat measures really seem to be? I have...

v4lu3s‎, 09-03-2015 02:54 PM
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constantly achey

Hey All Age 40 here.... Been working out for many years and stay in very good shape with constant activity. I am constantly sore and achey however. I went to Dr., everything looks fine. Any suggestions? Maybe more stretching? some sort of supplememt? Thank you

k23ms‎, Today 06:48 AM
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Strength and fat loss?

Is it possible to gain strength while losing fat? I've searched and am aware that it is not possible to lose fat and gain muscle mass. I am asking because that is what I'd like to do if possible. Goals: 16% BF while having my numbers go up in deadlift bench and squat I'm currently low to mid...

JonWes‎, 09-03-2015 11:35 AM
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Closing your eyes when lifting

My back is blowing up big time and I'm attributing it most to closing my eyes during back exercises. It helps me to make a more 'mind/muscle' connection when lifting ensuring it's more of a back exercise versus a bicep exercise. Anyone else close their eyes while doing certain lifts?

akaMarko‎, Today 03:41 AM
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Is lifting "heavy" the best way to progres? A continuation of training based topics

I started a thread a while back about compound vs isolation, and it was nice to have some good discussion going. So now, I am going to again put out my viewpoints and say that I believe the best way to train is striving to lift heavier and heavier loads over time. I am NOT a big believer in...

induced_drag‎, 08-31-2015 05:42 PM
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Thumbs up What body fat % is right for YOU... and how are you going to reach it!!!

General Body Fat Percentage Categories Classification Women (% fat) Men (% fat) Essential Fat 10-12% ............. 2-4% Athletes 14-20% ............. 6-13% Fitness 21-24% ............. 14-17% Acceptable 25-31% ............ 18-25% Obese 32% plus...

EYE FOR DETAIL‎, 06-13-2007 06:18 AM
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How I stay motivated, what about you?

So this has got to be the most asked question I got from my other thread where I wrote about my accident. How did I not just give up, I don't really know why I kept my smile through out my amputation but I've tried to word, the best I can, what I feel has helped me stay driven. p5C3eeckMPo ...

Icepray‎, 09-03-2015 12:27 PM
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Squats again...

So I tried to slow down. I don't have shoes (Well I do but I hate using them). I'm struggling with weight I normally can do, not sure what's up. First set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLVgRMz3110&feature=em-upload_owner Final set: ...

Greginto‎, 08-26-2015 07:30 PM
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Just started lifting, want to add running.

Title pretty much says it all. Now that Iíve just started to make gains lifting, Iím wondering how adding running as a form of cardio might affect my recent gains / future gains? Iíve been working out full body every 72 hours and itís been going well. I want to add in a run between weight...

MattB74‎, Yesterday 10:50 AM
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First time trap bar deads. WTF!?

I was supposed to do regular deads today aiming for at least 1 rep of 240 lbs on the 531 program. I was not expecting to do more than 2 - 3 reps as I am struggling a bit with deadlifts. It was my first day at a new gym and my son (who just about lives there) asked me to join him in trap bar...

PiperBill‎, 09-02-2015 09:24 AM
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Amputated but not giving up!

Hey everybody, I'm going to tell you guys a little story about my life and recent events. I used to be an overweight kid, 220+pounds for 5f6...not great I lost about 110 pounds and ended up scrawny, I was mainly just running and doing push ups and stuff... Then I joined a gym and started...

Icepray‎, 07-08-2015 10:52 PM
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If I didn't get a good night's sleep last night, can I still work out today?

Hi, Due to my new job and other responsibilities, on some nights I only get around 4 hours of sleep. If this happens (I get 4 or less hours of sleep) one night, can I still work out later on that day? Or is my body going to be in a bad state where training will just be detrimental?

nastynas33‎, 09-03-2015 10:20 AM
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Imipramine and declining weights

I have started to take this med (it is a tricyclic antidepressant and lowers blood pressure). I have found over the past month or so that that I am having trouble lifting - was able to do 70 kg bench but am now struggle with this. I was wondering if anyone else had problems with this med (or...

da101‎, Yesterday 04:06 AM
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Tummy growing along with biceps

Hello all, I am a 35 year old skinny male who started weight training about a month ago (three times a week at home), following instructions from this post "Total Body Training With Only A Barbell" on BodyBuilding.com. I also increased my diet and protein intake to gain some muscle. I am seeing...

beginner11‎, 09-02-2015 09:38 AM
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Getting leaner but just behind obliques fat wobles like waterbed help

Hi i have been cutting getting leaner for nearly two months been doing well weights and cardio and eating at a deficit and making good progress i can see my abs they are not popping or nothing but i can see them and i don't think i have ever seen them even when i was a young kid or a teenager. ...

gibbsy08‎, 09-03-2015 04:21 PM
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2 month progress 229-209lbs 1st time physique competitor

35 yo male 6'4" currently training for my first physique competition on 11/07/2015. pics: http://imgur.com/amipA4H http://imgur.com/FdPaMFA Training: Full body super set / drop set routine 4 days out of 8 day cycle. 1 workout is chest/tri/shoulder/legs the other is back/bi/legs. Core...

Tucc‎, 08-23-2015 07:12 PM
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what has worked for you to cut and what's yr guess re current bf%

Hi all Just thought i'd put it out there as i read so much conflicting stuff online. Firstly i consider myself very much a newbie still but have made some progress as per the pics. I'm looking to cut some more and get some advice from those more experienced and maybe my size on what has worked...

andyzed‎, 08-31-2015 10:10 PM
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56 yrs old advice please!

Hello all, Im 56yr old man 6ft 205 with most of it in the gut, beer belly even though i do not drink or eat fast food. large chest but big boobs now from not lifting in 10 yrs. Can you recommend a program here on this site? I mostly want to get rid of the gut and tone/build muscle. and of...

jrmarlo‎, 09-03-2015 03:14 PM
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Deadlifts. Need advice on progression

Tomorrow I have the heavy sets of 531 to do for deadlift. I am not strong in deadlift at all with 1RM at about 110kg (240 lb) which is the same as my squat. I am 5ft 7” and currently 175 lbs. I have worked on form a lot in the last couple of months and had help from some pretty good powerlifters...

PiperBill‎, 09-01-2015 09:36 AM
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New approach high reps medium weight, tired of spinning wheels....................

Spinning wheels taking different approach An introduction, I started this lifting journey almost 4yrs ago when I was 35yrs old, the 1st couple of months I really didnít know what I was doing I would mostly do machine workouts and ate like horse, ended up getting fat and minimal muscle if any, then...

sajor‎, 09-01-2015 10:38 AM
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Over 40 Ė beginner on first bulk Ė Am I staying clean?

Hi. Iím Matt and Iím brand new here, and to lifting. Iíll spare you the complete back story, but I am 40 and want to gain muscle mass and strength. Complete beginner and lifelong super tall super skinny guy. Iíve done my homework, Iím trying to ďbulkĒ and finally seeing more success than ever!...

MattB74‎, 08-27-2015 12:04 PM
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