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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/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 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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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 04:04 PM
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The Official 035 "Widowmaker Squat" Competition.

This competition is for the highest weight used with a 20 rep squat. Widowmaker squats are "breathing" squats in which a set is prolonged using a rest / pause. Winner goes to highest weight used in weight class. . All repetitions must be PAST parallel, to qualify (though all progress attempts...

acrawlingchaos‎, 02-19-2012 06:33 PM
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What is contributing to my belly fat?

40 year old here: I lift 6 days a week (high intensity; push/pull/legs x2) and have been trying to gain weight for the past year. Am presently about 175 (11% BF) and would like to get to 185. I take in about 2750-3200k calories per day. I mostly eat oatmeal, fruit/veg, chicken/turkey/salmon,...

kwitel‎, Today 04:37 PM
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Exclamation P/p/l question

I was looking at doing tom mutaffis 3 day workout on m/w/f. Is three days a week enough to build muscle, and is this program good to give it a try

Adi2008‎, Today 10:10 AM
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My first squat videos. All advice appreciated!

Today's programme was squat four sets of four, at 145kg. The high rep leg assistance work. The gym was the quietest I've seen it, so put self consciousness aside, and film some squats. I noticed I wobbled a little, and depth wasn't quite parallel, getting shallower as I went on. I've cut down to...

Richie71‎, Today 03:51 AM
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Question Pushing for the sub 6 mile... I just can't do it! Advice/Tips please!

I hit 6.08 the other day, which is from 6.09. I still don't get the feeling that I'm making enough progress. I'm 45. I've been bodybuilding for the past few years, and I'm now at 204 pounds. Since I started adding more running into my workouts I've dropped from almost 230 pounds. I'm...

Jason193‎, Yesterday 07:48 PM
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Biceps

People are adding more volume for their legs and getting good results, so I am relating that for my Biceps in my own personal trial. I am currently experimenting with my biceps with the objective of course being growth. I am adding two additional days and on those days at home, I do 4 working...

Mark1T‎, Yesterday 10:40 AM
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Heavy lifting warmup

Whats the best way to warmup for lifting heavy? I usually hit my heavy bag for about 10 minutes...just enough to get the heart rate up and slightly break a sweat. Then I do a set of 10-12 with just bar...set of 10 with 50%..set of 6 with 70%....then working sets. Is this adequate? It...

kllrbee‎, 02-03-2016 12:17 PM
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What are your macro percentages?

Just curious what everyone's macro percentages are. I use percentages because I'm not specifically relating it to cutting or bulking. Should your macros change or overall cals for cutting/bulking? I've settled on 40%Carbs/30%Protein/30%Fat This seems to be working for me as far as having...

akaMarko‎, Yesterday 02:49 PM
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Adaptation frequency test. My experiment started today 4/2/2016

We always here and read how recovery is vital for muscle growth and some experts advocate up to a week of recovery after a heavy bout. But what about folks who's day job involves heavy work day in day out, they cant work once a week allowing enough time for recovery and adaptation, they would...

Palmac‎, 02-04-2016 06:58 AM
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Newbie, age 35, skinny fat, desperately need guidance

Age: 35 Height: 5'11'' Weight: 160 lbs Waist: 33'' Lifestyle: Generally Sedentary with light activity Weight Training: Never, complete newbie Push-ups: Can do one set of 10 reps Pull ups: Can hardly do 1 Objective: Transform from chubby/skinny fat to Awesome :)

DanglingNeuron‎, Yesterday 04:17 PM
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Trap Bar: Squat Lifts and RDL

I have incorporated the big compound moves (bench press, military press, barbell rows) into my workout, but in an effort to save my back, knees and other joints I prefer the trap bar for squats and deadlifts. I am aware that the basic move is a combination of a squat/deadlift but after reviewing...

ReverendWolfe‎, Yesterday 07:00 PM
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Updated Age Adjusted strength standards

Kind of checking in here again and saw the threads about "How many pull -ups...?" It reminded me that Lon Kilgore just updated all of his age adjusted strength and calisthenics charts. Gives you an idea of the population distribution for certain markers. He also did a really good article for the...

GnomusMaximus‎, 02-03-2016 07:09 AM
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feeling sick and shakey??

Hi i am a 47 yr female. I did my first workout today. The ultimate beginners and even though it is a full body work out but only 2 sets I tried to work hard and get my form right and i asked for help. I am now how and shakey and feeling a bit sick. I have had 2 lts of water already today and ate...

Amanda1968‎, 02-01-2016 07:34 AM
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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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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 10:02 AM
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Fish oil

Snake oil? Have taken it for almost a decade. Starting to think I really don't need it. Regular salmon, Grass fed beef eater. Comments? Benefits?

Hooverville‎, 01-29-2016 04:42 PM
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Can fat be used as the fuel to build muscle?

I think this is a dumb question, but here goes. I have read many times that you must eat a calorie surplus in order to build muscle. However, if you have excess body fat, can your body use that fat as the fuel/energy to build muscle? Or can that fuel/energy needed to build muscle only be obtained...

kplender‎, 01-11-2012 02:41 PM
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The single best muscle building method.

"Training to muscle failure, regardless of the load, leads to a maximal recruitment of muscle fibers." Do you think training to failure is the best way to build muscle? If so, what do you think of this? "The same amount of muscle growth and protein synthesis occurred with 3 sets to failure...

machined‎, 01-17-2016 01:53 PM
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Suggestions for a Born-Again Newbie? (crossposted from workout programs)

Hi folks, I hope crossposting doesn't get me in trouble, I am just gonna put it all out there in the hopes a kind soul or two might have some insight or suggestions to share. Instead of writing a novel, I thought Id get down to the details and bullet my situation for clarity sake: - I am a...

micknyc‎, 02-02-2016 02:50 PM
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Confused 37 YO Male - SkinnyFat newbie to weight training!

Im 37, 5'8'', 145 lbs, and skinny fat as fuk. most of my fat is stores around belly, love handles, upper back and sides. Two things to mention: I herniated 2 discs about 10 years ago so my back has always remaining a weak point for me. And I have a partial tear in my shoulder rotator cuff, so some...

sdiddy3‎, 02-04-2016 09:01 PM
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rhomboid question

Hi all was lifting small 25kg dumb bell last night, heard loudest crack ive ever known my body to make and had shooting pain inbetween shoulder blades, it genuinely sounded like something had broken went to doc today, im in a lot of pain (cracked ribs last year and this is worse) but he says...

doubleDdibbley‎, Yesterday 04:08 AM
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What do you guys lift like?

After a good 20 years of lifting, my only goal now has been to stay strong and healthy. I've also learned to balance lifting with life, not the other way around. With that in mind, I've settled quite happy with 2 workouts per week. Also, 5x5 (working up to a top set) has seemed to work wonders over...

CharlesS‎, 02-04-2016 02:28 AM
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I'm searching for Ru Manning

I met her in Switzerland in the 80's. She was Miss Teen Bodybuilding. Does anyone have information about her? I would appreciate your input on this. Thank you Dolphin62

dolphin62‎, 10-23-2009 01:43 PM
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Random thoughts on form and mass and efficiency...

Sometimes I wish that I could see a breakdown of how efficiently I'm using the lean body mass that I have. I don't have a lot of mass right now and I still struggle with form on all of my exercises, and it would be interesting to see how much someone with the same current mass distribution at the...

rimduglep‎, 02-02-2016 09:33 AM
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Looking for Advice

I've been exercising regularly for over a year with a gap around last summer due to work. I'm down 30lbs since X-mas at 192. I'm looking to focus on fat loss with some modest gains to muscle size in the upper body. I work out 5 days a week. Here's my typical routine and I'm looking for feedback...

bstaff20‎, 02-04-2016 06:42 AM
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