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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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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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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 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 08:12 AM
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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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Cutting...just tell me

I'm not talking "cutting" to generically lose weight. I'm talking cutting to get from a moderate bodyfat% to a low bodyfat%. I want to hear from guys who have cut to 12% or lower. So I got it in my mind that I was going to cut from 15% down to 12% (or lower) because I wanted to get rid of...

grubman‎, 08-14-2017 07:51 AM
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Getting Back into it After a 10yr Hiatus

Hi all. Back in high school / college, I was pretty hard core into working out and ate like a scientist (counted every gram of protein/fat/carb). I am naturally a fairly thin guy (very fast metabolism), but At my best I was around 195lbs at just under 6ft with pretty low body fat. I was pretty...

daudi81‎, Yesterday 07:41 PM
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Male 35, 6'1, 195lbs 20%bf, injuries

Ive been a tradesman/manual labourer for 15 years, always had small arms and I hate them. Ive been working out for a year now. I started off with SL 5x5 and got relatively strong quickly but one day my body just let go. Shoulder hurt bad, lower back hurt bad, lower left abdomen felt like it was...

OshawAlex‎, Yesterday 07:01 PM
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What percentage of lifting weight do you increase per week?

Good morning, I have move from a 3 day a week full body to a split like this: Mon:Legs Tues:Chest Thurs:Back Fri:Shoulders/Arms

Crusier‎, 11-23-2009 02:29 AM
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Lightbulb Where do I start?

In 18 days I will be 37. I have been trying to change my life around in time for 40. This started at 35. Most of my "40 bucket list" items are not important for this thread, but there were a few health related items. One was to stop smoking cigarettes, which I had smoked since I was 18. Well I...

qbutterfield‎, 08-11-2017 06:31 AM
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Nagging pains- sports massage?

Hey all The last couple of weeks ive had nagging discomfort on my inner elbow, and in my knee, ive finally decided i need a couple of weeks off the rest them Im not sure what caused them but i strongly suspect sumo deadlift and hammer curls (perhaps my form is not as good as i thought) I...

trev1972a‎, 08-11-2017 04:54 AM
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Training advice

So I'm not over 35...posting because I feel I would get better advice. Just turned 15. I'm a competitive swimmer(butterfly/freestyle sprinter) When's a good time to pick up weight training? And what kind of routine is good for my age? Goals-increase functional muscle mass. Swimming is...

swimryan15‎, 08-14-2017 06:50 PM
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Anyone Ever Had or Know What These Symptoms Can Be?

Hey everyone thanks for reading my post. I started going to the gym and got a P.T last October, Every known again I would be around 20 min into my session and I would start getting really dizzy, My heart would start racing, I would start sweating bucket loads, The colour would drain from my face...

fatnomore88‎, 08-08-2017 10:15 AM
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Building the quadriceps/teardrop muscle on the thighs

Barring the hack squat machine (which I don't have access to), what's the next best way to build your quadriceps on the thighs? I don't have much mass to begin with, so I'm just focusing on squats.

Tricon7‎, 08-07-2017 10:31 AM
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Zinc Q's

What are your experiences with zinc supplementation? I've been taking D, C, Mag, B 6, E, multi's, EFA's in various degrees for many years (some supplementing with Vit A and iron, but I already get enough in my diet). I'm assuming most people here at least consider D and EFA's maybe a multi/...

machined‎, 08-13-2017 10:33 AM
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Smile Odd conversation with colleague- casein and health

Hey all Since i got back in the gym my diet has gone from fast food to living on porridge, fruit, veg, whey, white meat, chia etc and.....zero fat greek 'strained yogurts' which i love 97 calories, 17.5g of protein, only 6g sugar and i love the taste and they fill me better than whey since...

trev1972a‎, 07-27-2017 11:49 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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My old gym MidCityGym

Now that I am working in the city I stopped by my old gym (it used to be at 49th street moved to 42nd street) so i stopped by to see it. Wow, what a change, this gym used to be a hardcore bodybuilding gym, now it is more of a fitness club, I took some pictures to show you guys, but I am at work...

bodyhard‎, 08-11-2017 09:08 AM
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Bodybuilding - better results w/o pressing, squats, DL's?

Read many articles by bodybuilders/professionals: "OH pressing not an effective shoulder builder." "Stop benching for chest development." "Squats and DL's overrated for bodybuilding" Do you think you can build a better physique (more muscle) without these lifts than with them?

machined‎, 08-05-2017 10:10 AM
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Not Seeing Results, Need Help

I've been training for about 6 months now at home, only equipment I current have is a good pull up bar, dumb and barbells with a wide variety of weights and a good bench. I'm 34 going onto 35 shortly, 6' tall and currently 158lbs, my body type is skinny and not very muscular (Ectomorphs) but I've...

pasty64‎, 01-17-2017 04:10 PM
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Unhappy Partial adductor tear: no improvements in 4 months

Hello all, 37yo lifter here. Thought to checking with the group if anyone has had similar experience, and how to cope with that. I injured my left adductor while deadlifting. Took time off the gym, and as pain didn't improve I had an MRI done on my pelvis. Looks like there is a moderate (but...

BobSD‎, 08-12-2017 05:53 PM
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Routine question for all the Masters

A. Back Squats Flat Bench Dips Rows OHP B Front squats DL

Zocas‎, 08-09-2017 08:20 PM
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Acceptable body when building mass

Hi Guys! Been lurking on this forum and been learning a lot. There's a lot of great people here. I guess my question is I have been lifting weight for about 4 months now and gained some muscles which I'm quite happy because I never had any muscles showing. However, Im concern that im slowly gaining...

Rye956‎, 08-08-2017 07:44 AM
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Kroc rows

Hi all. So while I sit here waiting for this bloody wrist injury to heal I am planning my workout for my return to the gym. I have happened across Kroc rows on the main site but have a question. My understanding is that they are ultra heavy dumbbell rows done to very high reps 30-40 for...

MRHELLO‎, 08-08-2017 12:20 PM
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Stupid Bulking Question

I started bulking up at the start of July and just wanted to check these number with you guys. Does this seems like I am going about it the right way or does this seem like too much weight in a short time? Date Weight Moving Avg 8/9/2017 155.9 lbs 155.9 lbs 8/8/2017 156.0...

russellmcg‎, 08-09-2017 02:22 PM
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Power clean - help... Joel gtfih

vIfScKGJGuc In 8 years, have never spent any time on these. Even when I did starting strength I subbed these for deads. Anyway, in an attempt to learn something new and develop some explosiveness, doing these. I don't have the luxury of bumper plates so progression will be slow. This is set...

drudixon‎, 08-04-2017 03:27 PM
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Medical reasons or suggestions that prevent muscle growth?

All my life since 16 to 40+ years old I've always had a physical limit around 140 lbs lean. I can get fat but I can't put on more muscle. I can lose the muscle and grow it back very quickly, as much as 20 lbs in a year. But I can not break my mass limit no matter how many years I put in to trying....

LitePizza‎, 08-09-2017 03:18 AM
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Poll Poll: If you take whey is a BCAA supplement beneficial?

I voted don't know. I am thinking of buying some BCAA powder to add to whey, pre and post workout. But if I take whey pre and post workout is the extra BCAA beneficial?

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