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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 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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Disc tear lower back- Fierce 5 Question

My Dr. tells me I have a small disc tear in my lower back and told me to stay away from deadlifts. He said squats and leg presses are fine with careful form. I'm following the Fierce 5 Intermediate program, what would you suggest I substitute in for Romanian Deadlifts? Also, back extensions feel...

TexDad‎, 02-23-2017 12:45 PM
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Intermitten Fasting (8/16)

I'm curious, anyone have any success with intermittent fasting? Does this actually speed up fat loss or is it just a matter of calories in and calories out? Is it productive to lift weights in a fasted state in the morning? I read about one bodybuilding who has BCAA's in the morning to help...

TexDad‎, Today 06:51 AM
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Toe Pain

Hey everyone, Anyone else have big toe pain when doing lunges or any other movement that involves pushing off of the feet. Never thought of all the pain I could have this would be it but it is a constant, annoying, twinge of pain that just doesn't go away. Even when not working out I can feel it...

marty6001‎, Today 05:33 AM
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Over 35 - Looking to Make Some Changes

Hey all, this is my first post in the arena of bodybuilding, so not sure exactly how to ask these questions. I'll preface this with I am determined to make some nutritional and physical changes in my life. For too long (the majority of my life), I've always been skinny. Not ridiculously skinny...

th3h1ggsb0s0n‎, 02-24-2017 07:53 PM
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Arnold in Predator

I was just looking at some pictures of Arnold in predator. I had never really noticed it before, but he was getting progressively "smaller" in each movie (I mean, look at him in Conan, then in Commando, then Predator). Maybe it's because I'm older now, but I was thinking he looked really good in...

grubman‎, 02-09-2017 08:40 AM
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Unhappy losing muscle in legs

I am 57 and have been lifting for over 37 years. In the last year or so I am noticing a significant loss of muscle mass in my legs hamstrings, quads etc. My upper body is somewhat ok. So I look a little lopsided....

DATAONE‎, 02-21-2017 09:59 AM
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Newbie looking for pointers

So after being diagnosed with cancer, and undergoing chemo I'm now recovering and the doctor told me I need to make some life changes. One of those changes is becoming healthier and honestly, I've always wanted to be ripped. That being said - I've already adjusted my diet to include high levels...

anubisrwml‎, 02-24-2017 09:48 AM
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question about training my son (big kid) and diet.

My 14 year old son is a big kid and has the genetics to be huge (my father is 6'7" 250 ish, my wife's father was 6'3"... I am 6'4" and he has a wider wingspan than me) right now he is sitting at 6'2" 255 I started him on Starting Strength,( and do it with him). My thoughts with respect to...

DieselBro‎, 02-24-2017 08:54 AM
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47 and trying to get fit..what's next?!

Hi all, I would just like some suggestions on where to go next, I feel like I have plateaued at this point. So here is some background about me, I am 47 and began exercising, cardio on treadmill and weight training about 3-4 times a week. I started 2 years ago this month and the main reason was...

tommydamic68‎, 02-19-2017 04:37 AM
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Ab roller with barbell

I want to try out this excercise this evening ...Deload-Deadlift day. Have never tried it before Does the diameter of plates matter? Any tips from an older guy to another older guy would be appreciated. Thanks

Cantplankwell‎, 02-15-2017 07:39 AM
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Cut and lift at the same time?

Just wondering, I'm planning to start cutting soon. Should I do cardio one day and weights the other? This is my first cycle so still learning lol

GrowingPains39‎, 02-23-2017 09:26 AM
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Ever worked out so hard you had to take time off work?

I had a pretty epic workout this Saturday especially on the squat rack that I had neglected for months. This morning I was so sore I couldn't get out of bed. I texted in sick and went to bed for a few more hours. And I'm now back at the gym again and wrapping up my workout. Man, if only I...

JoeBlowUK‎, 02-20-2017 03:15 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 04:28 PM
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Any tips for dealing with plantar fascitis?

Hey guys, First off first time posting in a long time. Was wondering if you guys had any tips for dealing with plantar fascitis? Unfortunately, I work a job where im on my feet walking around for about 10 hours a day which certainly doesn't help. So far Ive invested in a few heel supports, I...

SwoleBrahhh‎, 02-06-2017 04:24 PM
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Bench Press Alternative

Hi Guys I have been lifting for about a year now and I am struggling with the bench press due to an old AC joint injury. I have now decided to forego the bench press completely due to the persistent injury niggles. What is the best alternative that wont aggravate an ac joint? I currently...

AndrewJamesE‎, 02-13-2017 10:38 PM
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Do I need a break

Do I need to take a break when working the same muscle groups?

GrowingPains39‎, 02-23-2017 09:40 AM
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Anyone with Posterior labrum tear experiences?

It's not been the best 18 months I have to admit, I'm back to about 90% after my bicep tear back in March and now my left shoulders crapped out on me The MRI shows about 60% of the posterior labrum is tearing off, I could learn to live with it if not for the dramatic drop off in pressing...

Halfway‎, 09-15-2016 05:42 PM
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"Fire in the Heart, Cool in the Head"

Buddy has been training hard to qualify for a national spot. He has a meet coming up next month. If he hits the total requirement, hes off to Junior Nationals. The good news is that because hes only 18, he has 3 years to qualify. The bad news is that hes off to college next year, so I want to...

NorwichGrad‎, 02-20-2017 08:37 AM
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Talking Stuck for the last month.

Hey everyone- I've been cutting for the last 6 months and have dropped about 80lbs but for the past month I haven't lost at all. I do hit the gym almost every day, I watch my macro's religiously and have been trying to change it up without a change in weight loss. I've kept my calories around...

brakemasterjay‎, 02-19-2017 06:55 AM
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I am 40 years old and just wanted to see how this forum works since I am new. I have been a drug addict for 22 years and I have been clean now for almost 5 years. Due a lot of side effects from the abuse, my doctor said that I should start to work out (sorry for the English spelling, I am Danish),...

mortenhyDK‎, 02-20-2017 02:37 AM
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Front squat pr - just cuz

AfB6PPc2n3U A groaner but saved it... Squat and bench every single day is paying off. I only high bar squat now, but decided to mix it up. A month ago I dumped 260 and haven't front squatted since.

drudixon‎, 02-17-2017 08:56 PM
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Smile Here are some UPDATE photos and my LIFE Changes :)

Hey guys! Sadly I found out that threads don't last more than a couple months so my original thread from December 8th disappeared, but I had come back on here saying after 10 years I am back on this site, having gone through depression, anxiety, life problems, everything you can name, I went...

darkmachine‎, 02-19-2017 08:12 PM
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Aesthetic of Muscle Gut

Anyone here has obsession on muscle gut. I personally really like the gut look, and build up my body to have one. I think it is part of huge bodybuilder, very manly! It makes the body very huge and thick.

elvishk‎, 02-21-2017 09:23 AM
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Stronglifts - Squat injury advice

Hi All, After a bit of advice regarding Squat, apologies for long post. So I am in 5th week of SL and all was going good, well to a degree but I will get to that, until today. I had a pretty horrific injury 10 years ago...soft body + car = whole left side mangled. One of the lasting...

SkinFat1980‎, 02-20-2017 06:51 AM
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Lifting with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis in general?

Rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family, and most of us get it in our early 20s. I am not quite 35 yet, but figured I would make the topic here as arthritis is usually a condition associated with older people. I noticed about a year ago that my joints would be throbbing when I woke up in the...

LiftingCoder‎, 07-25-2013 05:59 PM
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