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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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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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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: 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 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 09:12 AM
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6 year progress pics (realistic expectations)

Lots of questions of the forums about “progress” (or lack of it) lately, so I decided to share mine since starting lifting again at age 42. I made a nice collage of pics that show a slow steady progress from 143 pounds to 163 pounds over a 6 year time frame, most of it gained in the first year...

grubman‎, Yesterday 10:51 AM
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Distal biceps partial tear - surgery this weekend, wish me luck!

To be fair I think I'd been pushing my luck a bit too much and it caught up with me - I partially tore my bicep tendon doing overly heavy goblet squats of all the stupid ways to do it. My grip slipped on the last rep and the weight torqued my elbow in a bad way and pop My chiro checked me out...

Halfway‎, 02-25-2016 08:17 PM
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Thumbs up North West Exercise Buddy

Hello Everyone, My Name Is Crystal I Am 53 And I Live In Seattle, WA. Is There Anyone That Lives Nearby That Works Out During The Week??? I Have An LA Fitness Membership That I Use Several Times A Week, It Would Be Great To Workout With Someone. :-)

CRYSTALMORRIS‎, Yesterday 09:56 PM
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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 04:28 PM
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Where are all the weight plates?

I've been trying to add some more 45 pound plates to my home gym so I don't have to spend so much time loading and unloading the squat bar, leg press, and calf raise machine. I've been scanning craigslist for about 2 years now waiting for reasonably priced used plates...but 45 pound plates rarely...

grubman‎, Yesterday 11:27 AM
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Not Seeing Results, Need Help

I've been training for about 6 months now at home, only equipment I current have is a good pull up bar, dumb and barbells with a wide variety of weights and a good bench. I'm 34 going onto 35 shortly, 6' tall and currently 158lbs, my body type is skinny and not very muscular (Ectomorphs) but I've...

pasty64‎, 01-17-2017 05:10 PM
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Anyone that doesn't use supplements or powders?

Just curious has anybody on here had good results without any products at all. I don't plan on using any supplements or protein powders. So far I've been able to get 160g of protein with just meat and eggs.

DND1999‎, 01-18-2017 04:56 PM
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Long story please read advise needed

Hello, I'm 47 had an accident 2 yrs back and have somewhat recovered from both hips being replaced still have some pain and docs are saying they will never be the same.. well BS I can do something about this!! Still have 3 disk budged in my back that I have to be careful of. Lost a lot of muscle...

damitdan‎, Yesterday 08:14 AM
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Muscle bellies changing shape as you age

Hi all. Apologies if this is in the wrong section (I am only 30). My question is do muscles change shape as you get older? When I was a young bodybuilder I was known for long bicep bellies, with high peaks. When I held my left arm at the 90 degree angle and flexed the wrist, it looked like the...

JeopardyJo‎, 01-17-2017 07:34 AM
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Angry 5 months progress

Hi, Bit demotivated as I dont think I have made much progress... Diet the last month has been a little dirty.. damn xmas and work functions... Lifts have improved alot but not showing much in the mirror... And a few questions for you guys.. I have no way of testing body fat atm.. anyone...

deckchairz‎, 01-11-2017 07:26 AM
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I am the Yo-Yo Master.

As the title says, I am the Yo-Yo Master of diet and exercise and then the slacking off into ill-health, then back again. I've done this since my teens. I know how to live right and achieve the look and lifestyle, but those pesky bad habits.....we all know about them, now don't we? As a 42...

Diatribe1974‎, 01-01-2017 08:33 PM
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Working out while unemployed

Has anyone maintained their working out while unemployed? I lost my job for stupid reasons and hoping I can maintain my workouts! Good thing gym access that I have is free and Planet fitness is dirt cheap and despite having a bad rap planet fitness in my town is not that bad. I am worried about...

FSTRNG‎, 01-19-2017 11:31 PM
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1500 deficit, is it safe?

Been keeping track of my calories and I feel after eating about 2000-2200 calories for the day I don't feel hungry and my meals even feel big enough for me to not mentally see it as a diet. My TDEE says it's 3541. It seems about right. How important is it to go about 500-1000 deficit? Is this...

Kosmological‎, 01-20-2017 12:18 AM
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Anxious to get in the gym!

So this week was a busy week. I was in out of town for 4 days and have not hit the gym in 5 days. I am very anxious to get in the gym and tonight is the first opportunity. I am thinking of going tonight, a 5 am workout in the morning, and mid morning on Sunday. Plan is chest/triceps tonight,...

qball00‎, 01-20-2017 01:15 PM
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HELP! I'm just lost

47 y.o. about 20 lbs overweight (200 lbs) and want to get in shape. I've searched on here a couple days and my head is just swimming trying to find a program for me. It's so much info I'm having trouble paring it all down. Can someone recommend a program? Background: A couple years ago I...

packinheat‎, 01-15-2017 08:16 PM
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Been playing with reverse grip benching

I have been looking to rotate in some new stuff into my workouts. I came across reverse grip benching. It activates the tris and upper chest quite well. I am going to replace my CGBP with these for a while. This will give my elbow tendons a little break. I was pushing too much weight...

induced_drag‎, 02-14-2013 09:46 PM
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Squat, bench, dead, every day...

Only on week 3, but wanted to see if anyone else has done similar. The credit to the program goes to Martin koetter. I've been doing a modified Norwegian frequency training, adapted from his book. Basically its a 4 day rep scheme that repeats. Instead of percentages, I use rpe. Day 1...

drudixon‎, 01-17-2017 05:31 PM
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Need advice on calves

Not working them enough or don't have the proper genetics? I've heard both I was hoping to get input from folks who have experienced results growing calves. Thanks for looking.

mosul210‎, 01-19-2017 08:32 AM
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Problems getting proper ortho/PT care

I've had intermittent problems with patella tracking for most of my adult life. I have a weird chondroma under my right VS quad muscle since adolescence. In the last two years the patella tracking has gotten bad enough I can't do squats, full motion leg press or regulr deadlifts. I...

SconeBulker‎, 01-19-2017 09:36 AM
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Waxing the Back?

I live my myself and can shave everything but cannot do the back. Really don't know anyone to do it for me. Was thinking of having the back waxed, your opinions?

Jigfish‎, 01-18-2017 09:32 AM
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Question Hot Tub ,Jacuzzi etc advantages?

What is the consensus on using a hot tub or Jacuzzi after a work out? Does it aid in or slow down muscle growth? Other than the obvious soothing effect for sore muscles and people saying its good for circulation. Does anyone have any info on this? I rarely see the hardcore bodybuilders in the ones...

es601‎, 01-15-2017 09:32 AM
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I'm 45 and cant seem to lose weight / shed fat

Hey group, I'm 45 currently eating clean and working out 6 times a week and can't seem to lose weight. I'm not really over weight but would like to shed some excess fat - I would say my BF percentage is around 19% and would like to be closer to 15%. Workout consists of weight Trainng (split...

mosul210‎, 01-17-2017 05:57 AM
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Average strength progression over time

I’ve searched hours for the answer to my question, but all I can find are quickly written throw-away articles and opinions. This data has to exist somewhere! Are any of you aware of a chart or dataset that averages strength progression over time for any given program or intensity level? I...

jfe0001‎, 01-17-2017 01:49 PM
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33 years old 212 pounds

Im currently 212 pounds at 5feet11, 33 years old. Im not active at all. My goal would be to reach 175 pounds. It seem like im getting fatter every week as i get Older. Im thinking of going on a Vegan diet with Alot of Fruits(Bananas,Oranges,Tropical fruits).

33Matt‎, 01-17-2017 09:41 PM
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Angry Losing my Trainer - Need some advice

I have worked out with the same trainer for over 4 years and have been extremely happy with the results. He is a body builder and very knowledgable about building muscle, avoiding injuries and the human physique overall. While working out with him, i have been able to lose fat, build visible...

mwinkreno‎, 12-28-2016 09:30 PM
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