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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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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: FOR all the 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 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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Difference 1 year can make

Hit my anniversary of 1 year , although slow and steady changes i made paid off . Now nearly hit my goal for weight loss , once i'm there will do a slow and clean muscle building ....can't wait to see what i'll look like next year this time , going to concentrate getting my diet dialed in while...

Time-Man‎, Yesterday 01:46 AM
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My arms flare out when relaxed.

As title says my arms flare out when im standing relaxed is this normal or any way to fix this? Pictures on profile page

parre25‎, 11-23-2018 08:40 AM
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Exclamation Lifting after DVT.

Hey all. i was diagnosed with DVT in my upper thigh of November of 2018. i was put on blood thinners and have been on them currently for a month. (possibly will be on them for 3-6 months.) my blood tests all came back fine so im not sure how i got the DVT. i want to know when ill be able...

BBrianV‎, Yesterday 09:25 PM
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Poll Poll: I am back after a 4 year ban.

Well, the ban was supposed to be indefinite -- but I wrote to the kind moderators at, apologised for being a little bit of a troll and insisted that I will be well behaved. Big thanks to Mod Admin for unbanning me. Much appreciated! So why did I want to be unbanned? First a...

freedomworkshop‎, Yesterday 06:11 PM
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Trend to recommend fullbody-only workout for 40+ or not?

In the past year, I see that doctors and fitness trainers recommend that 40+ should switch to fullbody-only training (meaning 3 times a week only full body routines). They explain it scientifically in a way that men body cannot cope any more with 20s & 30s routines (split systems of all kinds)...

torentas‎, Yesterday 11:59 PM
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Thumbs up Major UPDATE!!! 120lbs GONE!!! WOOHOOOO!!!

Hey boys and girls!! Remember when I posted a year ago and mentioned I was morbidly obese and literally was on the verge of losing everything in my life and maybe my life, well I kicked my ass into gear and being almost 40 years old doesn't help lol but I have lost 120lbs and put on about 25lbs...

darkmachine‎, 10-22-2018 08:48 PM
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Progressive Overload: What happens when you exhaust all options?

Hello all - I can use some help understanding progressive overload. It seems pretty clear that the number 1 technique to stimulate the muscle building response is progressive overload. We know that not only means more weight on the bar, but can also include other techniques like more volume,...

tkdnj‎, 12-17-2018 08:50 PM
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5 x 5 Deadlift session My last set for 5 @300lbs - A month ago I was aiming at hitting 300lbs for one rep. Taking it slow but happy with the progression. 5 x 5 Deadlifts. 135 x 5 185 x 5 225 x 5 275 x 5 300 x 5

adamgentile‎, Yesterday 06:40 AM
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Struggling to Cut More

Hi all, Looking for a little advice. I recently lowered my daily calories by 200 after having shed enough lbs. that I was at or approaching my new maintenance. That said, I'm definitely getting push-back from my body at this point. I'm snacking, thinking about food and grabbing for things I...

JeremyM07201978‎, Yesterday 08:00 AM
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James McAvoy workout plan (unofficial)

What do you guys think of this plan to get ripped like James in the movie Mr Glass "For example, “Squat: 3/6-8/2” means you do 3 sets of squats for 6-8 reps per set, and rest 2 min. in between sets. Workout A Barbell back squat: 3/6-8/2 Barbell bench press: 3/6-8/2 Lat pull-down:...

AndrewJamesE‎, Yesterday 12:00 AM
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Plans and goals for 2019

What are your goals for 2019? Mine are really simple, stay consistent with both training and diet for another year, I also quit drinking recently so I intend on having a completely dry 2019 #teetotal

dazlittle‎, 12-13-2018 02:13 AM
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weightlifting is making me fat

i starting weightlifting and i have noticed that I have gained more belly fat, I can barely fit into my pants. is this normal? i have put on some muscle and feel stronger but my goal is to also lose fat.

tml1967‎, 04-17-2012 05:20 PM
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Lower (distal) Bicep Pain

I have a bit of pain in my right arm biceps, an inch or two from the crook of my elbow. It may be more annoyance than pain. No pain in my elbow. Pullups hurt (palms facing out), but chinups (palms in) and neutral grip (palms facing each other) didn't used to hurt. But now all forms hurt. ...

averagebrad‎, 12-17-2018 12:45 PM
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Question Split Critique

I was pushing myself a bit hard, definitely not as resilient as I was in my younger days. I know rest days are recommended, but I go in the morning and my day just feels off if I don't go do something at the gym. Works better than coffee in waking me up and getting me going. Old Split: Sun:...

ItalianDomenic‎, 12-14-2018 05:55 AM
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Is flexibility important to remain youthful? Does it clash with bodybuilding?

Does flexibility clash with bodybuilding? Is flexibility important to remain youthful? I've been asking myself this as I get older and more rigid, getting more aches and pains and trying to figure out what to do about it. I've been reading lots of articles that say your flexibility...

SurfSteve‎, 11-28-2018 11:02 AM
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Red face Should I continue Cutting see more abs?

Attached photo is today Weight =150lbs Body fat=18% LBM=123lbs Age=45 Have been in some sort of calorie deficit(with 2 maintenance ) since April 2018. Diets: Intermittent fasting since April 2018 Keto for the past 21 days.

Vidya46‎, 12-17-2018 07:25 AM
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Back on the diet tomorrow

Just for accountability and to put it into writing...tomorrow mu diet goes back on point. Thursday, very bad. Friday, bad. Today, started out good and added ice cream tonight. Tomorrow it starts back. At least I was in the gym both Thursday and Friday so I dont feel TOO bad. But from July...

GoodBrotherHoot‎, 11-24-2018 08:32 PM
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This question is for the guys who cut dramatically for competitions (mostly because they have experience in prolonged deficits). My question is how many calories do you drop below your TDEE and how long do you sustain it for? Any metabolic issues?

willybrokeback‎, 12-16-2018 04:54 PM
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Question Looking To Build Up Grip Strength -- Suggestions?

After pulling something in my left wrist last week and now pulled something in my right forearm, I now realize that my grip strength is the issue. I've generally done reverse bar curls and bar rolls on biceps days and relied on just the use of my grip on other exercises to be enough to bring things...

ItalianDomenic‎, 12-12-2018 10:26 AM
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Cut or bulk?

Hello all, I’m 37 years old, 6’3, 208 pounds. I’m in a situation where I don’t know if I should cut or bulk. I’m currently 18% body fat and would like to cut that down to at least 12%, maybe even lower. At the same time, I want to build my chest (currently have some chest fat), arms (skinny arms)...

deadendstreet‎, 12-12-2018 08:06 PM
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My 10 month progress

Finally got a wild hair to take some actual progress pictures. Photography is a big hobby of mine, so I tossed up the camera and a few lights...need all the help I can get to look good :) So my quick story: I'm 37, and was 235lbs at the start of the year, had been around that weight for about...

gipper53‎, 10-07-2018 12:27 PM
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Jordan Feigenbaum/Barbell Medicine

Recently stumbled across this guy along with Austin Baraki while perusing training You Tubes. A lot of what he says seems to make sense, but I'm not really qualified to determine whether it's all really legit. Anybody familiar with this guy? If so, what's your opinion on his training...

ElrondHubbard‎, 11-30-2018 08:57 PM
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Advice on bulking after a year of cutting

Sorry in advance for the somewhat long post! Hard for me to believe it's been almost a year since I started this journey of getting in shape! I've been on a cut since mid January, and dropped almost 60lbs (235 down to 177@ 5'-10"). Went from size 38" pants to 31". Added a small amount of lean...

gipper53‎, 12-06-2018 08:50 PM
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Talking 5 min of lifting a day is enough...

This morning i came across this study (showed in Danish morning TV) claiming that 5 min of lifting a day (as in 2 sets of bench press to failure) can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by a significant amount. Interesting...what is you thoughs on this? :) We must be very healthy d: ...

Pindsvin‎, 12-04-2018 01:47 AM
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Wrist Wraps For Wrist Pain From Arthritis?

I have mild arthritis in my left wrist, which is worse in the winter months. I lift in the morning, which is when it is at it's worse. Anybody ever use wrist wraps for this? Did it help any? Any other suggestions coping with this? And form is good. I am not new to lifting, just new to...

ItalianDomenic‎, 12-07-2018 04:48 AM
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