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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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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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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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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 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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5/3/1 Accessory; Leg Press

Tomorrow is squat day for me, this would be my second week of my first 4 week cycle, so its 2 sets of 3, and a 3+ I would like to give leg presses a try, I have not done them in probably 25 years at least. My training # for squats is currently 207 lbs (....which is 90% of my 1 rm) I...

Cantplankwell‎, 12-06-2016 01:46 PM
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Dips and hanging weight

Proud to say I achieved a goal with my dips as I have moved up to 45lbs hanging. Now the reality of this goal was probably set too low. I realize everyone else of course is unique, but is there a set weight one would set asomething a goal for dips? Like minimum people should bench their own weight...

Zocas‎, Yesterday 07:40 AM
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Question about the effect of dumbbell flyes.

Genetically I have a problem with my chest, is bigger than normal. Two months now I hit the gym and I have decent progress. I have lost almost 10 kg (22 pounds) and I went from 245 to 225 pounds (6.2’ tall – 187 cm). The Problem is that my chest is still kind of huge in comparison with the rest of...

adonio577777‎, Today 10:18 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, Yesterday 04:28 PM
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High Intensity Interval Training Question

It says to ramp up your heart rate to 70-90% of max for 15 seconds then go back down to 60% of max for 1 minute. My heart takes longer than 15 sec to get up to 125 from 95. So do I wait until it's at 125 then start counting 15 sec? Seems like I'd be working hard for about a minute. Then getting...

carbkilla‎, 12-06-2016 06:06 PM
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Mild pec strain

Several weeks ago, I felt a sharp pain while doing incline dumbell press. After dropping the weight (slowly -- I didn't lose control of the weight), my right chest twitched a bit, felt tight, and hurt (maybe a 4 on a scale of 1 -10). There was no bruising and no swelling. I gave myself a week...

ChristianMR‎, 12-07-2016 02:40 PM
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Exclamation How to improve a dumbbell workout plan? HELP needed

Hi all, it's my 1st post here. I'm 40 yo and it's been 3 months since I started my dumbbell workouts at home. I never did that, so it's better late than never ;) Anyways, I feel that I might be in need of some advice in picking the most essential exercises so my upper body muscles grow nice....

MikeBLX‎, Yesterday 06:35 AM
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evesteele‎, Today 09:37 AM
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Fried hip after new exercise

I think I fried my right hip messing around with a new exercise yesterday. I’d finished squats and legpress and wanted to try the exercise like on the linked vid below. This really hit my glutes which is something I don’t really feel get activated enough on squats or deadlifts. It felt fine and...

PiperBill‎, 12-04-2016 04:01 AM
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Calling out Plateauplower!

Where and when for O35 diet and body composition thread 2017? I'm still enjoying my surplus(read: dark beers+steak) but my mind is wandering back to being sliced and diced.

Hooverville‎, Yesterday 11:19 AM
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Wrist mobility for front squats (clean grip)

Any tips for increasing wrist mobility? Do people actively stretch their wrists, or is it something you just acquire with practice? I've been trying to do clean grip for warm ups and cross armed for working sets, but I'd prefer to go all clean due to increased stability. It's been about three...

ChristianMR‎, 11-29-2016 02:55 PM
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Good evening all, As of today, it's my 6.5-7th month for Fierce 5 Novice. And my numbers drastically increased. However, there is something bothering me so I am sure you guys have wisdom to enlighten/help me. Until 5-6 weeks ago, the weights were getting higher and it was easy to...

Mertcann85‎, Yesterday 01:09 PM
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Switching to SUMO

Due to my late lower back problems, I am switching to SUMO deadlifts. Any recommendation ? Shoukd I find the way to hit the posterior chain with SLDL o RDLs as accesories ? Can I use the sumo DLs on Wendler 531 ? I am new to sumo DLs please give me any tips on this

pipios‎, 12-02-2016 06:05 PM
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Older guy, eating for 5/3/1

As an older guy with a bit of hypertension (under control with meds) I need a little help with my nutrition. I am not nutrition savy, dont get me wrong, I stay away from, processed, treats, and fast foods. Lots of meat and veggies, nuts , very little bread. Maybe 1 (meat heavy) cheat meal a...

Cantplankwell‎, Yesterday 02:38 PM
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Training around a specific injury, advice request

I have a seriously messed up back (car accident). I'm not able to squat - yet, I'll get there - but for now it's out. Since almost every program relies on the king of exercises, I'm kinda left in the cold. Back in my heyday, my training centered around squat, deadlift, power cleans, clean and...

lrfiv‎, 11-22-2016 07:23 PM
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Hit Plateau

Been working out for a year and have went from 300lbs down to 260lbs. Ive hit a plateau that can't seem to break and its really cheesing me off! Ive tried upping my cardio, changing diet (diet is not on point, but I've cut out soda and fast food) and for whatever reason my body just wants to...

flyfisher05‎, Yesterday 12:57 AM
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Shrugs at 240 vs 202. Videos.

So before I did my cut, right before, I hit 605x8 on shrugs. And also hit 315x45. That was at 240lbs. Today, wearing the same shirt even haha, I decided to see what I could accomplish at a depleted 202lbs. I hit 515x8. But it felt harder then the 605. I also hit 315x40 but they didn't...

pryme‎, 11-30-2016 10:48 PM
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Cut or bulk question

Ok my first post. I started out at about 190lbs and have been dieting and working out the past 6 months or so to lose weight. I'm down to 167lbs and am skinny with barely any muscle mass but I still have a gut. Should I continue with the calorie deficit and working out or start bulking to maybe...

Jdizel11‎, 12-07-2016 12:00 PM
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Talking 13 years later - I'm back.

I posted this in the intro section as well - hope I don't get in trouble for double posting, but since this thread applies to myself I figured I'd post it here too, hopefully I'm not breaking rules. Hello everyone, Where do I start? 13 years ago this was my home, I was 21 years old, pumped up...

darkmachine‎, 12-06-2016 10:43 PM
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Need lower body routine- back issues

I can't do squats or deadlifts. Not for a while anyways. I can do the following exercises but I'm not sure how to organize them in to a 4 day upper/lower routine. DB goblet squats DB lunges, walking lunges, reverse lunges DB split squats Seated Calf raises Seated Leg Extensions Seated...

TexDad‎, 12-05-2016 07:01 PM
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how many pull-ups - avg./typical U.S. // fit 50-yr-old man ??

Greetings - I was wondering ... How many pull-ups do you think the average 50-year-old American male can do? And how many pull-ups do you think a fit 50-year-old male should be able to do? In part idle curiosity, but mostly trying to set a reasonable target for myself.

expatCanuck‎, 10-17-2010 10:21 AM
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How do you track weight lifting progress?

Just wondering how people track their weight lifting progress in the gym. I've always used my phone to type up my numbers for the sets/reps/weights used after each exercise but it is quite cumbersome and takes longer to do than a rest period should between exercises. Do you use a pen/notepad or...

Lexy‎, 11-27-2016 10:47 AM
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Sore in left bottom rib...from leg press!

This is so weird.. last night I was working the leg press machine, the one where you sit near the floor and the machine/platform angles up at 45 degrees or so.. on one rep, as I brought my legs down, my knees near my chest, I felt a "pop" in or near my bottom left rib - the part that sticks out...

phigg‎, 09-22-2009 09:29 AM
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confussed about cardio to do not to do

well i have been doing cardio since april and lifting weights. i do cardio in the morning started at 20 min a day now im doing 40 min a day. i lift weights 5x a week in the afternoon in my home i folow this program here.

Jim48439‎, 12-06-2016 02:57 PM
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Does soreness increase with age?

When I was young, I never was sore. I really didn't work out either though. I ran track and was really sore the first year, but less sore each year after. I started Stronglifts around 30, and was really sore, but was also squatting 200+lbs 5 reps 3 sets 3 times each week. Now at 38, I am even...

bvbellomo‎, 12-03-2016 11:18 AM
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