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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 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 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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Down and Out : Badly Need Advice On Fitness. Serious

Hi, I am writing this because I am at my wits end, I will pour my heart out and I need some advice. Age : 37 years Height : 5'11 Weight : 185 pounds Body Type : Skinny Fat with a very prominent belly but slim arms,slim legs and pretty much no pecs or quads etc. Never exercised beyond 15...

RohitNirale‎, Today 09:22 AM
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Question Dx'ed with underactive thyroid..Any O35 on thyroid meds?

Beat the presc drug world 5 yrs ago when I was overweight (and borderline on hypertension and per-diabetic). Changed my whole world around by diet/exercise and dropped to 160lbs and everything went back to normal till now. Gained 5lbs last month unexpectedly with no change in diet or exercise....

BiomedDood‎, Today 03:21 PM
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Unhappy 46 yr old Hard Gainer losing faith and at the point of giving up.

Hi Experts! I am asian, 46 years, Male, 173cm, 68Kg. I was 88Kg but with proper nutrition and some body building exercises, I dropped by weight and reduced my Bodyfat from 30+% to 16% now. I want to carry on getting more ripped but more importantly, I want to bulk up to be able to burn more body...

StrongAt45‎, 03-05-2017 12:08 AM
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Sore knees

Remember this isn't misc 😀 I have never experienced knee soreness before, but since starting back every leg day my knees ache. It isn't pain' just a soreness that goes away in couple days. Is this called finally getting old and just normal? My leg work is pretty heavy will go up to...

polishedball‎, 03-22-2017 04:10 PM
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Ab Roll outs...struggling

I posted a question about this several weeks ago, I use a barbell because it is handy. gave it an honest go on say 3 dead-lift days sessions as an accessory, but I am struggling with it. I can stack my wrists/arms under my shoulders and begin the exercise but I can only get the bar to move forward...

Cantplankwell‎, Today 09:26 AM
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Set some PR's today, hyped!

This week is test week in my program, and first day went awesome. Set a new PR for Deadlift at 425lbs x3 reps, and a new PR for Strict OHP at 200lbs x3 reps. Left a little in the tank on DL, probably could've gotten 1-2 more reps, but the OHP PR was a legit 3rm , that 3rd rep took some work...

ivanhoek1‎, 03-20-2017 08:24 AM
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What should I know? Returning after decades.

Ok, I lifted as a student, and then I graduated, and life happened. Moved around for jobs, well out of it by the time I settled down. Always something sucking up time end energy, never enough to spare to get back into shape. And then I looked up and saw a stranger in the bathroom mirror and...

BaalMoloch‎, Today 09:09 AM
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Recovery from Type II Slap Tear - Requesting Feedback

To the community: I have recently been diagnosed with a Type II SLAP tear in my left shoulder. I am 38 years old and very active. I enjoy weightlifting, biking, hiking, and generally all outdoor activities. I do not believe that the injury was a result of a single incident, but rather overuse....

jcrislip‎, Today 09:01 AM
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winning the fat loss battle

Just sharing my thoughts here. I lost from 30 40 % BF (I dont even wanna count - look at my profile pics to see) to currently 13.5%. I noted that the most important thing to do, is to relook at your life. It was my life that made me fat, and made me unable to lose fat. The science is straight...

StrongAt45‎, Today 06:42 AM
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Lower back tightness

I have this when I sit or stand for long periods. I have tried a lot of different ways to loosen this up. I have noticed when I warm up on the elipticalit tends to go away could this be hamstring or hip flexor related. not painful just annoying.

parisok‎, 03-20-2017 01:28 PM
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What exercise do you find awesome?

I've just been introduced to Russian push ups .. enjoyed learning how to do them and felt great after third set And in the dim and distant future I'm gonna do muscle ups (just found out they were a thing) Which has made me realise that there's a whole raft of exercise goals to add to my "one...

Rabbitjb‎, 03-17-2017 11:15 AM
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39 had enough of being the fat one

So scroll back to feb 2016 and i got on the scale and it said overload :( . after a week of dieting it registered my weight at 315lbs currently i am at 240lbs , i managed to go from 315 to 248lbs from feb 2016 to october 2016 . had a bad patch and put 5lbs on in nov and dec. started again...

fatditcher‎, 03-19-2017 06:19 PM
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Setting goals

Hi all, I have little experience in weightlifting, I'm training for strength primarily but size increase is welcome. I'm 6ft 4" and about 13-14% bf and weigh 185 lb (13.2 stone) I don't know what is a decent lifting weightand, what is not for my weight bf etc. I would appreciate if people...

ClassicalLib‎, 03-22-2017 09:50 AM
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Bloated or fat?

New to the forum from Myrtle Beach, SC How to get rid of the lower belly fat and bloat? Eat less? Cut carbs? Trying to get my abs to shine through and slim down the belly area without losing muscle. I'm 37, 6 foot tall at 220 pounds. I'm a full time student with a busy schedule but still make time...

Souhradaj360‎, 03-22-2017 09:03 PM
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Wife has expressed an interest in starting weight training, advice?

It has taken almost three years for my wife to partake in what I do, but I am still surprised she has expressed an interest. She joined a gym a month ago, and has been going to a few classes (Legs. Bums and Tums type of thing). She (and her friend who she goes with) have asked me to show...

chriswatton66‎, 03-20-2017 02:03 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 03:28 PM
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Problem lifting with wedding ring

Does anyone else's wedding ring (if you even wear one) sometimes bother you when lifting? I've got a huge callous underneath my left ring finger, it's the only one. I'm not really fussed about the callous so much though, but worry I might either bend the crap out of my ring or pinch my finger...

phigg‎, 08-07-2009 08:47 AM
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Do you ever do barbell pullovers?

I never much cared for them, but did a lot of straight arm pulldowns. Really like pullover machines though. But tried pullovers with a barbell again this year and they seem to be working well. Guess I found the right ROM. I think in the past I was trying too hard on them.

EjnarKolinkar‎, 03-09-2017 11:37 PM
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Opinions on rehabbing a herniated disc

I have a bulged disc at L-4 and L-5, S-1 along with degenerative disc disease and some mild stenosis. All confirmed with a MRI and CT scan. I'm not really a fan of physical therapy BUT I believe in getting the body and the part in question back to work ASAP when the pain is manageable. For...

Tacswa3‎, 03-21-2017 05:42 PM
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Any insight?

OK, gents, I tweeked my left knee about 3 weeks ago. Been icing and trying to be careful, but now its effecting my squats. I put 135 on the bar and could squat, but I get a sharp pain on the upper outside of my left knee. (think 1 o'clock to 3 o'clock). It's a sharp pain when my thighs get...

70chevellegsp‎, 03-20-2017 04:24 PM
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Question For those that has ran 5/3/1

Thinking about running simplest strength or 3 month challenge. Looking to pack on some size wondering which is better for my goals or if there is another one

Adi2008‎, 03-12-2017 06:56 PM
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Neck pain, Joint pain, elbow pain = old fart

I'm 34. I have been bodybuilding on and off in the gym since I was around 15 but never really took it seriously until recently (I am about a stone overweight, your typical middle aged flab). Lately I have been getting some real bad pains in my neck (pain that spreads down my trap on the left side),...

Ely1982‎, 03-21-2017 06:25 AM
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Natties, after 6+yrs of training is it time to accept my genetic fate?

I think after 6yrs+ of training I am about to give up on any ambition to have the big round shoulders I always dreamed of. I have always given them the most attention, using various different routines that I have spent years on this forum reading about the different routines and methods but gains...

JoeBlowUK‎, 03-09-2017 02:01 AM
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Real Life Lesson in Setting HIGH Goals

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” -Michelangelo. One of my lifters, Buddy (17-years-old), entered his 3rd Weightlifting (WL) meet yesterday in Bethlehem, PA. A few months...

NorwichGrad‎, 03-21-2016 08:37 AM
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Question Natural test booster and elevated Thyroid?

Hi all Been a while since I posted here. Long story short....I recently started supplementing with Quadracarn (carnitine based natural test booster) and in my 3rd week. For unrelated reasons, I had done a routine blood test 2 months back and my thyroid was within normal range. I did another...

BiomedDood‎, 03-17-2017 02:54 PM
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