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Sticky Thread Sticky: American Ninja Warrior

Got cleared for "social media" by American Ninja Warrior. I'm competing in the (once secret) Military Episode in June (in California). I'm going to kick arse and try to win the 1 million dollar prize money for Shriners Hospital. I'm also raising money for them (not for me) so no matter...

cmoore‎, 04-22-2015 04:45 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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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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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 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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Tummy growing along with biceps

Hello all, I am a 35 year old skinny male who started weight training about a month ago (three times a week at home), following instructions from this post "Total Body Training With Only A Barbell" on I also increased my diet and protein intake to gain some muscle. I am seeing...

beginner11‎, Today 09:38 AM
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I have Lats!

Seriously, after all these years those bad boys are finally making an appearance. Little things like this keep me going.

Menders81‎, Today 05:31 AM
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Routine discussion

Hi, I've just started bulking after a nearly 4 months cut. I have been easing into the bulk and about two weeks ago I've started the bulk. Just want to make sure that I'm on the right track, no major issues so far, I'm curious to read a few takes on my routine and macros. Thanks in advance....

TiborDublin‎, 08-30-2015 07:32 AM
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Weight loss without muscle loss?

I've been weight training now for 2 months. When I started I weighed 217. I'd like to get down to 195. I'm 5'9. According to all of these online calculators my maintenance level is around 2600-2700. I'm currently around 19% BF. I've been eating at a caloric deficit around 2200 a day but now I'm...

Daniel813‎, 08-31-2015 08:48 AM
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First time trap bar deads. WTF!?

I was supposed to do regular deads today aiming for at least 1 rep of 240 lbs on the 531 program. I was not expecting to do more than 2 - 3 reps as I am struggling a bit with deadlifts. It was my first day at a new gym and my son (who just about lives there) asked me to join him in trap bar...

PiperBill‎, Today 09:24 AM
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Deadlifts. Need advice on progression

Tomorrow I have the heavy sets of 531 to do for deadlift. I am not strong in deadlift at all with 1RM at about 110kg (240 lb) which is the same as my squat. I am 5ft 7” and currently 175 lbs. I have worked on form a lot in the last couple of months and had help from some pretty good powerlifters...

PiperBill‎, Yesterday 09:36 AM
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Excess Fat

Hey, long time reader, first time poster. Here's my story... shortened version. About six months ago I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Failed a glucose test. Anyway, since then I have dramatically changed my diet and lifestyle. I have always been over-weight. Ever since I was a kid. Six...

Ethanator1969‎, Yesterday 07:06 PM
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3:00 AM Workout - Am I Nuts??

Given that the wife and I have been arguing almost night regarding my workouts taking to long and not enough time with the kids at night I have decided to try swinging my workout in the morning before I leave for the office. Given my commute (3hrs) and working hours this means that I will need to...

jrw77‎, 08-07-2015 07:42 AM
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3 weeks in body building, future guidance required

hello friends, I have started weight lifting and cardio (mainly swimming and playing cricket on weekends) doing weight lifting for 3 weeks, following mike chang six pack shorts phase 1 day 1 and day 2 work out, which are basically full body work outs, I do weight lifting for approx, 3...

lostodeassy‎, 08-31-2015 02:08 PM
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what has worked for you to cut and what's yr guess re current bf%

Hi all Just thought i'd put it out there as i read so much conflicting stuff online. Firstly i consider myself very much a newbie still but have made some progress as per the pics. I'm looking to cut some more and get some advice from those more experienced and maybe my size on what has worked...

andyzed‎, 08-31-2015 10:10 PM
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Madcow modification

I started doing mad cow 5x5 and am about 4 weeks in now. Now those that don't know its compound lifts multiple times a week 5 sets working up to a 5 rep max and increasing that 5 rep max by 5 lbs. weekly. Now when you download the spreadsheet it has you doing these exercises for these frequencies....

Taking2long‎, Yesterday 01:42 PM
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New approach high reps medium weight, tired of spinning wheels....................

Spinning wheels taking different approach An introduction, I started this lifting journey almost 4yrs ago when I was 35yrs old, the 1st couple of months I really didnít know what I was doing I would mostly do machine workouts and ate like horse, ended up getting fat and minimal muscle if any, then...

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Going to gnaw my arm off

Im back at stronglifts with some variations... on the deads, I said what the hell last night and did 5 sets of 5, using a hexbar at the recommendation of my chiropractor....this has really helped alleviate the persistent lower to mid back pain I usually get. I've steadily added cardio to all...

JungleBoots‎, Yesterday 06:06 AM
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Iíve lifted weights on and off for many years (ever since 8th grade). Iíd like to think I know my way around gym and know and what a good program is all about. Iíve never had a problem putting on muscle but my nutritional knowledge was far less than adequate. I have had numerous ups a downs over...

ESCOTTI‎, Yesterday 01:34 PM
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Question Leg Day question

Right now, the program i'm on has me doing squats, deadlift, a few calf raise variations, and lunges as my only leg workouts. I can't really do squats, I have a minor open wound on my left ankle in the healing stages. I've had this for a while now, before I started this program in fact, and...

Jdizzlean‎, Yesterday 10:21 PM
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I Need Some Advice

1st off , I rararely/ never do isolation exercises with the exception of calves. The last two workouts, I did dumbbell curls, and dumbbell hammer curls, and noticed I had a lot more left in the tank with my left arm. (I'm left handed). My arms ate not disprorociante at all. Kinda confused here,...

so-tex‎, Yesterday 09:14 PM
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Is lifting "heavy" the best way to progres? A continuation of training based topics

I started a thread a while back about compound vs isolation, and it was nice to have some good discussion going. So now, I am going to again put out my viewpoints and say that I believe the best way to train is striving to lift heavier and heavier loads over time. I am NOT a big believer in...

induced_drag‎, 08-31-2015 05:42 PM
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2 month progress 229-209lbs 1st time physique competitor

35 yo male 6'4" currently training for my first physique competition on 11/07/2015. pics: Training: Full body super set / drop set routine 4 days out of 8 day cycle. 1 workout is chest/tri/shoulder/legs the other is back/bi/legs. Core...

Tucc‎, 08-23-2015 07:12 PM
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Can't Make Gains..

Hey all, I'm new here but been going to the gym consistently for about 5+ years I'm a hard gainer and I can't make gains. I'm 39 yrs old and I'm the endomorph body type: 6ft3 272 lbs 30.2% bf BMI: 33.6 sedentary desk job and I go to the gym 4 days a week. I drop two lbs then go back up two ...

Chasing718‎, Yesterday 05:45 AM
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Moved: Training while injured. Need advice.

nolepole‎, Yesterday 10:58 AM
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Diet Experiment Volume 2?

Wow... it's been 9 years since that thread and IIFYM/ flexible dieting is really getting a foothold. This is my new diet experiment. Yes, I'm going to be having 5 krispy kreme donuts on my cut. But no, I won't...

timberwolf‎, 02-12-2014 05:15 PM
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Muscle diet apps.

I have never used any apps to keep your macros in check with, but I want to try one out and see, do you use one and which one would you recommend?.

InterSwe‎, 08-31-2015 08:40 AM
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fight with my weight !

the fighting will never over as long as i am living !! so funny . i love to be beautiful and love delicious foods as well . i want to be healthy but lazy sometimes . you want to get your goal do not to do something else but conquer yourself...... i know .i am trying again

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