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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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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: 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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Old man belly fat

Hi guys, I have the prototypical body type that stores most of its fat around my belly/waist. I know it's a matter of bodyfat and it can't be spot reduced. I wanted to ask if you guys had any tips that have helped you reduce you bodyfat over age 40? Besides of course training hard and eating clean,...

SteelersRock09‎, 04-30-2016 10:25 AM
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Is 1/2 lb a week muscle gain realistic after 40?

Ive been working out on a somewhat regular basis up until a year ago when I got injured,it had just started being noticeable then I had to stop,I know the basics of genetics,diet,then work, ive read most bodybuilding books in print along with many fitness books. Im really just asking for...

petester75‎, 04-22-2016 08:26 PM
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Introduction and a few questions

Hi Everyone. I thought I'd drop by and introduce myself and ask a few questions. First a bit of background... I'm 45, about 6'4", and around 250lbs. I've been totally thin and as much as 300lbs over the years. Pictures people took of my at my daughter's wedding a few months ago scared the...

UnOldMyself‎, Today 05:53 PM
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Does a Sauna help muscle recovery?

I really want a good hot tub but I can't afford it. There are very few gyms with hot tubs and the ones that have them have horrible weight rooms for some reason. I found a nice gym that has a sauna and was wondering if it will help with muscle recovery? I know a hot tub will but unsure about a...

soulric‎, Yesterday 10:23 AM
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Update Video On My Pec Rupture

Some of you know why I have not posted in a long time. I ruptured my pectoralis major in the gym (you can see what it done to me in the video) and how I coped with the depression and challenge of what happened. I also posted this in injury. Glad to see the rest of you killing it. ...

DougHolland‎, 04-29-2016 04:20 PM
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Working out 3 days a week okay?

Sat, Sun and Wednes.... Do you think it's too much time between workouts?

Igottamakeit‎, 01-25-2012 05:46 PM
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Tips for working out in the morning after years of evening lifting?

I've recently switched to morning lifting after always lifting in the evenings. It's been brutal! I'm okay with getting up that early, have been able to get food in me an hour before getting to the gm. Use a pre workout etc.etc.. I feel fine when I get there.. But my strength simply is not there. I...

Psychdockelly‎, 03-17-2016 11:24 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 07:17 PM
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Cool Beginner

Age is a number, at lease thats what the young people say. So is 46 years old an age that training and competing in PowerLifting is a lost dream. I know it could take a few years, I got th time to wait. But is the wait for something real or a wish.

RockyTopThunder‎, 12-10-2001 10:25 AM
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Need good leg routine for bad back plz.

Title says it. Have lower back issues that doc says can't be fixed, yet don't warrant surgery. Not looking for advice about my back please. Would like recommendations on leg exercises that people with lower back issues have used successfully which do not aggravate their condition. Goal is...

DasKomet‎, 04-20-2016 09:01 AM
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Looking for an old M&F article (if you have a collection)

This is the kind of request people in my other (geek) hobbies just love to find the answer to...but we'll see. I first started lifting weights (in my teens) because of my love for art and fantasy. I had just discovered Conan the Barbarian and was reading Howard's stories with a passion. Of...

grubman‎, 04-29-2016 07:42 AM
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Unhealthy/out of shape, need some workout goals

I have chronic fatigue and pain, very unfit/inactive (19 yrs of this), overweight but nothing extreme (144 lbs). Are there workouts on here you all could recommend if you do not have much physical strength to start out with? I want to lose weight but more so just want more energy and to be more...

Arizona451‎, 04-30-2016 12:15 PM
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Anyone in the over 40 group take creatine?

Right now I take whey and multivitamin daily.

TexDad‎, 04-27-2016 04:21 PM
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Is lifting 45 minutes after waking up bad?

I am planning to start lifting when I wake up as this is the only time in my schedule i have available (I have an almost 3 year old son and another son due in 3 months). I have a home gym with everything I need from weights to cardio machines. It's just rough trying to lift when I get home from...

DND1999‎, 04-25-2016 07:33 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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How do you handle resets on a progressive program?

I am just starting my fifth cycle of 5/3/1 and got nowhere near the target reps on bench this week (needed five at 235 and got three, nowhere near getting four.) I have been cutting and have dropped close to 25 lbs (as well as changed my bench press form to tuck my elbows more and reduce elbow...

chilly177‎, 04-23-2016 01:02 PM
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Torn Bicep dilemma. And adive?

Hello everyone, long time reader first time poster. Long story short: Tore my bicep on the 20th, went to Urgent Care 15 minutes afterwards. Saw a regular care doctor on the 25th, today is the 30th and I have yet to even get a MRI done... Due to a paper trail issue between my Doctors, the...

Daddyo4‎, 04-30-2016 02:04 PM
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Where to start?

Hi folks, New guy checking in here. Over the years I've gathered a lot of useful info reading these forums, but I figured it's time to make a post! I've been 'working out' for a few years and my fitness level has for sure improved over what it was when I started. However, and I know I'm...

wikkedj‎, 04-27-2016 07:26 AM
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This is me - 49 years old - back arthritis

This is me, 298lb 6'2". 5 years post L5 Disectomy - now with arthritis. Background: In my younger days I was extremely strong, but always built like a power lifter (probably always ate like a power lifter). My best bench was 585 and my best parallel squat was 625. My work outs have...

coyotebgone‎, 04-24-2016 05:40 AM
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Carb sensitivity? bloating after eating bread

I'm not a medical professional nor do I claim to have any condition but recently I've started paying attention to what I'm eating for the purposes of losing bodyfat and as such I've noticed that I get pretty bloated when I eat bread or other carb/wheat/grain items. A couple of years ago my wife...

erikwillke‎, 04-29-2016 02:45 PM
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Cardio Made Me Weaker?

So I get home from work Friday. I do my normal 20 minutes of cardio on my elliptical. I'm feeling energetic, so I go another 20 minutes for a total of 40 minutes of cardio. Then Sunday I go to do my lifts. I have no energy, and I had to back off my bench 10 lbs. Did the extra cardio make me lose...

Hoofman‎, 04-28-2016 12:41 PM
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My First Powerlifting Meet

I'm posting here because I never spend any time in the Powerlifting/Strongman section, I want to share this with my O35 people. Back in February I met a guy who's a world champion Powerlifter who offered to coach me, so I said why not. He said I had a good strength foundation so we worked mostly...

PhantomMaxx‎, 04-18-2016 11:40 PM
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What is your bench max?

A little more than the title. What is your current one rep max? What is your working set weight? What is your target reps per workout? What is your goal bench weight?

Hooverville‎, 04-27-2016 07:04 PM
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Squats and Deads every day for a month, overtraining?

Hi All, Ive been training for a few years now and like most I tend to get caught up in conventional wisdom, but in recent years Ive challenged a few of these ideas and this is one of them. My challenge was to see what would happen if I squatted and dead lifted every day for a month. Nothing...

Palmac‎, 04-24-2016 04:15 AM
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Big 3 Every Day

For the last two weeks, heading now into the 3rd week, I have been doing my big 3 lifts every day on a 4 day schedule of Monday Tuesday Wednesday OR Thursday and Saturday. Monday Barbell Bench Press 300 Set 1 : 225x10 Set 2 : 225x10 Set 3 : 225x10 Barbell Squat 300 Set 1 : 225x10...

tomnationwide‎, 04-27-2016 12:55 PM
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