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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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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 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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hello i need some help if possible please 43 years old dont laugh

let me start with some history. i had a very labor intensive job wich gave me a very big ripped body until i got hurt. i got hurt bad had to have back surgery which ruined my life traded abb for flab. for the first 3-4 year if i sneezed i was brought to my knees. its been 6 years now i have been...

Jim48439‎, 09-21-2016 05:36 PM
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Advice - Knee Problems

I can't train legs due to arthritis in my left knee. All I can do is very light leg press, which builds no mass. I've continued to train upper body, but I've really only been maintaining. I'm not sure if I should start a bulk to gain more upper body mass since I cannot train legs. I don't want to...

lv1992‎, Today 05:52 PM
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Plateau at 132 shoulder press :-(

I have been stuck at 60kg (132#) on BB shoulder press for ages now. Following 531 and have reset the weights (dropped 10%) a couple of times. My 1RM is 60kg. Yesterday I got in 1 rep and failed on the second about half way up. I have tried 62.5kg as well but failed. I started doing inclined...

PiperBill‎, 09-22-2016 08:41 AM
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Replacement lift/s for deadlift?

I've had repeated problems with straining my lower back and right hip when doing deadlifts. I know it's the Dls because I can feel it when it happens. Four times over the past year I've thrown things off to the point I had to visit the chiro a few times for adjustment, and lay off lifting for...

tanksoldier‎, 09-20-2016 01:55 AM
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50 Years old - How far is "too far"?

Basically started out two years ago at 218# and 35% BF with never having seriously lifted before. Spent a year working at it and dropped to 175# with some minor strength/muscle gains even while in a prolonged deficit (mostly newb gains) and was about to start a lean bulk when... ... I was...

Luclin999‎, 09-07-2016 11:33 PM
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Snap, Crackle, Pop

Anybody here have their knees make gross sounds when you squat? no pain but I have always noticed if its quiet when i knee down my knee makes cringey sounds.

RoadRunner70‎, Yesterday 08:32 PM
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Anyone with Posterior labrum tear experiences?

It's not been the best 18 months I have to admit, I'm back to about 90% after my bicep tear back in March and now my left shoulders crapped out on me The MRI shows about 60% of the posterior labrum is tearing off, I could learn to live with it if not for the dramatic drop off in pressing...

Halfway‎, 09-15-2016 04:42 PM
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Excessive urination after workouts

I am going to see a doc about this but just wondered if any of the seniors here have had similar experience. I find myself having to pee a heck of a lot after heavy training. I generally drink up to a half litre of water at the gym but donít really drink enough during the day at work. Often not...

PiperBill‎, 09-19-2016 11:00 AM
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Advice - Routine

Hi all, Ive been training for a few years and 46 years of age. Training seriously over the last year and seen a difference. I have been training three times a week and every three weeks changing from heavy to mid to light. Last few weeks I've been hammering the weights, similar routine...

flap10‎, 09-19-2016 04:27 AM
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8 Years, One Month, two days.....

I thought I was bulletproof. I thought it could never happen to me, I'm too careful. Well, on Thursday morning at about 7:40 am, 8 years, one month and two days after starting my fitness journey, I finally have a MAJOR injury! It happened on bench press. I was testing my strength so that I...

bustasinclair‎, 06-27-2016 08:22 AM
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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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Overhead Press

I swear to the Flying Spagetti Monster that anyone that can overhead press their body weight is a superhero. I can't even imagine that, let alone for sets of five or whatever. I hope you guys appreciate being stronger than 99% of the population. Yeah, I know... Only concerned about beating...

rimduglep‎, 05-26-2016 02:42 PM
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Anyone had this? Massive strength curve gain almost overnight!

Hi All Ive been on 5x5 for approx 6 weeks now, was weak, not been near a gym for 10 + years I started off at around 20kg deadlift<edit sorry I meant squats>, Ive progressed without fail since and Im on 55kg now and am feeling awesome :-) I was struggling a little but pushed through each...

far1977‎, 09-21-2016 01:44 PM
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Calorie dense foods

hello guys, so im gonna start eating healthier on my bulk and lower the surplus to only about 200-300 calories. Was wondering if you guys have any "goto foods" that are healthy/tasty/calories dense? Im going shopping tomorrow for everything so any help would be great. So far I have -chicken...

RoadRunner70‎, 09-20-2016 05:35 PM
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Talking Seeking advice on workout habits

Hi All, Brand new here (37) and would really appreciate advice on the following... (skip to question at the bottom if you wish) Goal: increase weight, overall stamina and strength (no particular reason, just generally - have always been a skinny guy), though I'm happy with generally better...

bodylink‎, 09-21-2016 08:22 AM
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What to look for in a gym?

I am looking to join a gym for the first time ever. I'm a cyclist and a runner but would like to work in weights. We have a few chain "fitness" centers as well as real independent gyms within reasonable distance. When visiting for the first time, what should I be looking for? What questions...

steve-in-kville‎, 09-15-2016 01:49 PM
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The return

Greetings all- after an 8 month hiatus from the steel (a journey filled with yoga and running) I have returned. I was a pervious member of this forum in another life, but I figured a new start deserved a new handle and attitude. Look forward to the exchanges of ideas/information that take...

Oldfart64‎, 09-21-2016 07:00 AM
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Again...and again...cut or bulk....? :S

Hi guys, Here is what I did in the last year and a half. I think I was kind of skinny fat but not really sure about it...anyways....I was around 155. I dropped to 145 to become skinny fit (alot of cardio + HIIT). Then I tried to make a clean bulk. I reached 152, I was pretty lean but I reached a...

detso‎, 09-20-2016 07:29 PM
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how much should I aim for bulking?

hello! what do you guys think I should bulk too? right now im at 166ish pounds been bulking for 3 months from 145ish pounds. I wanna bulk to a decent number but dont wanna look fat as hell. thoughts? edit: heres why i wanted to pack on weight quickly in the first little bit. look at the pic i...

RoadRunner70‎, 09-18-2016 03:18 PM
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Cannot do incline chest

I have a problem with my left shoulder what exercises can I do that won hurt my shoulder so I can still do top chest thx

rabs1‎, 09-18-2016 02:44 AM
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Help with prep 5 weeks out

Hi there . I am currently 5 weeks out from my first drug tested show, im about 6.5% body fat and 175 at 5'9 my meal prep for last 5 weeks looks like a lot of steak, 14 oz through out the day along with 12 oz of chicken and 9 oz of tilapia. Wanting to know if this is all of a sudden to much. Thanks...

trevgarr‎, 09-19-2016 06:16 AM
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Smile Bodybuilders with Arthritis?

Hi all! =) I know I'm not over 35, but I have had arthritis for years. I wasn't really sure where to ask this question, but I'm hoping you folks might know!!! Are there any notable bodybuilders that have been diagnosed with arthritis? Pro or not. Before or after getting to where they are....

blazeheavy‎, 03-05-2011 04:41 PM
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are P.H.A.T routine to much for over 40yr olds?

im in my mid 40's. lost 42lb, went from 193lbs 26.2% to 149.8lbs 13.7%. now main goal is to add muscle mass and id like to know from a intensity and recuperative standpoint, are routines such as PHAT, PHUL, etc too much volume for people over 40, and is it too much to recover from. ie: 5 days a...

rhino1616‎, 09-18-2016 06:32 PM
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Coming back after bulging disc

I used to work out in my 20's pretty regularly. Ended up stopping for 5+ years after life became too busy with my family. I started lifting again about 4 months ago, but managed to suffer from a bulging disc in my L1 vertebrae due to squatting with improper form (rolled my hips when I was pushing...

Chut26‎, 09-17-2016 12:01 PM
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confused about cable machine and free weight results.

Hey everyone, I've been lifting for about a year and just only recently been also taking protein powder as i felt i wasn't recovering properly. I am also that guy that is always at the cable machine doing all my sets.... only time i use free weights is for deadlifts and squats.. I have...

fendertele84‎, 09-18-2016 07:47 AM
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