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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 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 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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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 03:28 PM
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Lower Belly Fat/ Pot Belly Won't Go Away

I just turned 35, I am 5'11, no kids and have been relatively fit for the last 10 years, never obese or anything. For the last 2 years I have become a regular "lifter" and in the last year I hired a trainer who helped me change my diet. My daily diet consists of a protein shake for breakfast,...

kaz17b‎, Yesterday 09:22 PM
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I hate squats!

I absolutely abhor squats. It's awful to have so much weight on my back and they're exhausting. At one point I tried to do them every workout in the hopes that I would start to like them. Nope, hated them more than ever. Now I'm doing them with lighter weight. I recognise that they are and...

dreamopolis‎, Today 04:25 AM
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New to this whole thing. Have 50kg of weights

Hi guys, I've been going to the gym for a few years but I find lifting weights there a little inconvenient and frankly somewhat intimidating. I have a relatively good physique for someone who doesn't lift, for some reason I seem to put fat on in my upper half such that people assume I'm quite...

coolaid2‎, Today 03:27 PM
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Achilles rupture surgery (how to keep working out?)

So i was doing a cut for summer until I ruptured my achilles. I had surgery about two weeks and and I am waiting to get into a boot. I haven't gotten to do much recently since i can't walk. Anyone have tips thats been through it? Also any tips for keeping muscle ive been eating a little surplus,...

mvp00‎, Today 03:26 PM
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Unhappy DOMS question

So, first day back to the gym yesterday after enforced break for over a month for work and new baby reasons. Some embarrassingly light mid rep squats and deadlifts. Anyway, a day later, my question is this... Can you actually die of DOMS?

Flounderbout‎, 05-09-2017 04:44 PM
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Morning, New to posting but I read your info all the time. Solid site. I have a question that has been driving me insane trying to establish whats best. Upper body workout frequency. I am by no means a pro but I have descent size from about 5 years of lifting consistently. Progress has been slow...

dustinfoelber‎, Today 09:27 AM
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38 Year Old Monthly Picture Update - Goal: Best Shape by 40 or Bust!!

Best shape of my life by 40!! How many of us have said that? Well, I figured keeping a monthly thread update with pictures is the best way to keep me honest and make sure I stick to my plan. A little bit about me. I turn 40 in a little over a year and a half and my wife and I recently, 11...

russellmcg‎, 05-09-2017 01:22 PM
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Should I focus on weight loss or muscle gains

Hi! I'm a newbie in this forum and in weight lifting. I had done several work outs before but mostly cardios like insanity and P90x which mad me skinny but did not gain much muscle mass. My goal is to at least be at 12-15% body fat with some muscle definition. I'm not really after to getting...

Rye956‎, Yesterday 11:41 AM
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Can't wake up!

Hello people I'm 30 years old and having never really exercised my entire life I'm desperately trying to get into bodybuilding and turn my life around. I can only exercise in the mornings before going to work as I physically cannot make enough time in the evenings (plus I'm knackered at that...

AnthonyJ87‎, Yesterday 02:05 AM
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Bringing Out the Viens?

Before workout is there something I can eat or take to make the veins/blood vessels pop out, i.e., salt or sugar?

Jigfish‎, 05-17-2017 03:29 AM
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Building Muscle After 35

Does anyone know about the ability to build muscle size after 35. I did alot of weight training 10 years ago. Competed in powerlifting and reached a weight of 198 lbs. Just a bit of history: I took a break from weight training and started up recently 12 months ago. Starting weight last...

AussieDoc‎, 11-17-2005 08:19 PM
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Training with a pacemaker

Hello Everyone, I just had a pacemaker implanted (3 weeks ago) and I am concerned about weight training. I have been bodybuilding/weight training for nearly twenty years. My concern is not health (I am healthy) but breaking a lead. I have a single lead in the right atrium. The pacemaker...

JoshMorris‎, 02-11-2015 10:29 AM
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can't seem to lose the gut fat

Hi. My question was I can't seem to lose the belly. Now I'm not the most active or work out that often. But I do lift on my Wal-Mart bench press and just drink isapro shakes. I ride my bike and walk a lot. I'm 5'6 155lbs and my diet really isn't the best but the thing is I don't eat too much....

Vedder6‎, 05-19-2017 04:54 PM
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What to do

Hi every one. I'm a 49 year man who drives a truck for a living cross country. I've currently lost 40 pounds. I would like to build muscle not huge. Just home up. I limited on the weights I can carry on my truck I currently have two 25 dumb bells. Just looking for tips. Thank you.

Jenro4‎, 05-22-2017 09:11 AM
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Personal trainer problems

I recently started working with a personal trainer. We meet once a week, and during our sessions he is great: Very knowledgeable and professional, pinpoints all my weaknesses, gives good feedback... all is good. But he constantly ignores my emails and is completely unavailable outside of our...

nurith‎, 05-17-2017 08:09 AM
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38 with Nutrition Questions

Hello all. So I'm 38 and going onto 39 this year. I'm pretty much on target to get into the best shape of my life. BUT, I have questions regarding nutrition. Firstly, I am attempting to get lean. So far, I've integrated elements of the Fierce Five into my workout. Only thing I am not doing at...

bodyquest2017‎, 05-19-2017 11:15 AM
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Pull up question

Hi all. Before my question, some info that may help with answering. 1. I have been training about 2 months 2. My weight is pretty constant, but I am growing muscle judging by the 1/4 inch already on my arms (btw is that decent progress in 2 months?), and photographs of my back show a...

MRHELLO‎, 05-20-2017 11:41 AM
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38 and first time ever trying to cut. Any advice?

Hi, I don't really post much, although I've been an avid reader of these forums for a while. A long story short. In February I found out I had high blood pressure. I'm now on meds and following a low sodium diet and my BP is around 120/70 upon waking so that's in order. Anyways, that's not...

dreamopolis‎, 05-18-2017 08:43 AM
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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 08:46 PM
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5 things I learned from my first real injury

I’ve had plenty of little strains and pulls throughout the years, so it came to me as an utter shock when my first real injury crept up on me slowly. It started as a lingering pain in the biceps of both arms (I assumed was just pulled muscles) moved into the shoulders. After about a month, the...

grubman‎, 05-19-2017 06:31 AM
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The gyms in 'Pumping Iron'

Sorry if this isn't in the right area, but I thought us 'over 35's would be more interested in the old movie 'Pumping Iron'. Just wondered if either of the gyms shown are still in use today? Golds gym is obviously still open but the modern version looks much bigger than the one shown in the...

chris67bug‎, 06-07-2011 01:27 PM
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Arm size vs. ranking on

Have a question to the group about arm size vs. how you rank on According to that site, I am anywhere from intermediate to proficient on all my lifts. However my arms are still puny. My forearms flexed are 12" and my upper arm with bicep flexed is 13.5". Of...

sumtaz‎, 05-16-2017 02:11 PM
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15 Month Transformation - How did YOU do it?!

January 25, 2016 (Start of body recomposition): Height: 5'8" Waistline/midsection: 39 inches Weight: 172 lbs BF% range estimate: 28% August 1, 2016 (End recomp and begin cutting phase @ -500 kcal/day): Height: 5'8" Waistline/midsection: 36.75 inches Weight: 174 lbs

neverbeenalone‎, 04-23-2017 02:22 PM
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Unhappy Testosterone levels

So I got my test results back yesterday and they said I was 334. Which is extremely low for someone 41 who works out IMO. 5th percentile is 319, 95th percentile is 936. And avg is 597. It's crazy to think I'm so low that I'm almost half of avg. I've always thought my gains came hard but now I...

gobluedave‎, 05-19-2017 11:00 AM
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