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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 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 02:21 PM
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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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Looking for advice/help

I honestly just want to ask for help. I'm approx 350 lbs/34 yrs old and saw CT Fletcher doc. It hit me more ways than one. I want to change my life and be example for my daughter. Weight has always been a struggle for me but I lost myself after my divorce. Dont want to give a sob story bc I...

robalvarado85‎, Yesterday 04:12 PM
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Is it possible to build a good amount of muscle over 40?

I turned 40 in December and I've been lifting for around 2 years although 5 months of that was cutting due to a failed dirty bulk. For an older guy my physique is ok I suppose compared to the rest of the population but my goal is / was to be big. That's my goal in life. It's what I enjoy and...

bflare78‎, 04-21-2019 12:00 PM
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Smile The cut is almost over, any advice going forward?

I'm 38 years old and been cutting for 9 months now, down from 210 pounds to 162 pounds. Finally you can see my abs, although they're not that impressive. The good news is that despite being in a deficit, my arms, shoulders, chest and traps have grow slightly, or at least look like they have. ...

MrCarrot‎, Yesterday 04:08 PM
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Essential Supplements for over 35.

Obviously diet first but what you are go to supplements for us over 35 crowd? I like to keep it simple so here is my list, which I think is all you need. Whey protein Creatine - never took creatine until 6 months ago, and have seen a difference on it. I experience no water retention and...

adamgentile‎, 04-22-2019 07:57 AM
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Cardio...

So I know this a religious argument I'm just after folks opinions on what they seen , esp those who have been lifting for 2-3 years+ So currently im in a pattern where I lift 3-4 times a week and do some form of LISS cardio for 30-40 mins 3 times a week (running, rowing, elliptical etc). Usually...

JoeShmoe99‎, Today 01:46 AM
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Skinny and hangry 2019 thread

Who’s in this year? I went from 228 in January 2017 to 185 by June of 2018. Now I’m back up to 214 after the holidays and months of eating hard. LOL Current: 214 Goal: 175

wesleysh21‎, 01-02-2019 09:15 AM
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How many of your row?

Just started 3 days a week 15-20 min HIIT style rowing. So far I actually like it. It gives my joints a break. I use this as a supplement to my 3 days a week full body lifting (Low rep like 5 but not lower, Med Rep, Higher Rep). Usually I take Sundays off. Any rowing workouts you could...

ChinaViaChitown‎, Yesterday 04:42 PM
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Video of me Winning o40s Mr Physique Class and o40s Mr Athletic Class last Sunday.

This is a video of me competing at a NIFMA Comp in Belfast last Sunday 10th March where I came 1st in o40s Mr Physique, 1st in o40s Mr Athletic. I am 49 years old and life time natural. 8Bvvxj6bfxg

maddness_felix@hotmail.com‎, 03-13-2019 11:02 AM
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My High Bar, Safety Bar, and Front Squat

I thought about putting this in "The Squat" thread but figured Adam may get tired of me hijacking it so I decided to start a new one. In the starting strength book they talk a lot about back, hip, and knee angle during squats and how it will vary based on body type and squat version. I had...

tblodg15‎, 04-20-2019 07:18 PM
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Question rotator cuff inj

I had been having shoulder pain and periodic immobility for about 10 years. I had seen different VA doctors, X-Rays, CT scans, MRI's all showing negative except for 2 bone spurs. I finally got a good VA ortho who said I can have up to 3 shots to see if it helps, if not then I will have to choose...

bassing68‎, 03-09-2019 11:37 PM
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My Basement Gym Upgrades

I posted last summer when I bought some equipment and set up an area in my basement. At the time I had been working out at the YMCA and bought the bench with the intent to use it only if I couldn't get to the Y. Here is what I started with: After working out at home a few times and going...

tblodg15‎, 04-20-2019 06:13 PM
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Methandon 10mg - Advice needed

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JayDizzle1976‎, Yesterday 03:51 AM
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Poster boy for Dad Bod

Hi all, Yes I've managed to get full Dad Bod. Its been a slow and steady decline in exercise and healthy eating which has led to a pot belly and the beginning of man boobs. I've been looking for workout program but there's so many to pick from I was wondering if someone could recommend one? ...

DaveMcCall‎, 04-22-2019 02:36 PM
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Hypertrophy over age 40

Hey all, Age: 42 Height 5’9” Started at 180 and body fat of about 25% in December CW: 165 GW: 155 So, still in cut. I am doing a upper/lower split and get in to gym 4x/week. So plenty of lifting. Question:

alewisdvm‎, 03-30-2019 09:37 PM
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First Bulk - 12 Weeks

I'm 53 and cut for almost a year, going from 194 to 155. I'm now at 166. I was at maintenance for a month after the cut and my weight jumped up 6 pounds or so. Since then, I've been gaining around 0.4 - 0.5 a week. First pic was taken almost exactly one year ago after I had lost the first 8...

Spankuh‎, 04-19-2019 07:36 AM
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Why can I not do crunches?

Hi Forum, It's been some while, another 2 year interruption in my workout attempts, now hopefully fixed by some actual solid ground under my feet.I'm nearly 46 I restarted training last week, at reduced weights, so as to not antagonise anything, went back to full weight this week, gained 2.2kg in...

vertigojones‎, 04-20-2019 02:06 AM
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Protein

How much do you really need a day and does age make a difference ? 1.5g per kg is what ive been doing , so 140g, based on intake spread across the day (max 20-30g) at a time - using shakes to supplement . Seems a lot though ! For you older guys who’ve worked out more wonder what your findings...

JoeShmoe99‎, 04-20-2019 12:58 AM
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Generation Iron 3...Africa

I watched the first half of Generation Iron 3 on Netflix last night. The majority of it is the standard fare...but the segment on Africa is probably the single greatest thing I’ve (personally) seen in the bodybuilding world in decades...a REAL natural bodybuilding competition. A bunch of young...

grubman‎, 04-20-2019 03:44 AM
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Deadlift - form check

Jumping around with trying to find the right sets and reps for deadlifts I find 4 x 6 to be the perfect fit for me. This was my last set @ 260lbs x 4 225 x 4 245 x 4 245 x 4 260 x 4 My problem is I tend to be being doing a stiff legged deadlift instead of deadlift, and not leaning...

adamgentile‎, 04-20-2019 06:23 AM
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Smile Quick question: I think I may not be working out hard enough

So I work out 5 days a week. I've extended my time to allow more work to be done and have split the routine to upper body day and lower body day (never more than 2 days of each in a week) My upper body strength is terrible and always has been. When I lift I find my biceps quit on me fast. To the...

unmagicmike‎, 04-15-2019 03:15 PM
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Now that I've started at 46, what physique can I realistically expect to achieve?

Anyone start this late and can discuss or show their progress?

drkstar00‎, 04-07-2019 12:15 PM
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I can't believe how long i've been putting it off

BB, here goes. After my knee surgery i set on a "goal" to gain muscle mass and become my vision body. 9 years later i am nowhere closer. I am still skeletor, now, a 35 year old one. Today i called my personal trainer who helped me recover after knee surgery. We have a session tomorrow. I am...

Metalurg‎, 04-16-2019 07:23 AM
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45 years old & starting weight training

Hi all, I was hoping I could get some advice about starting weight training - I've done a bit of research and made some decisions, but tapping into the group mind to get some feedback seems like a sensible plan. So, a few details: Age: 45 Years old Job: Mostly sitting at a desk, some...

Sartois‎, 04-17-2019 06:31 AM
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Bulking (rubber banding?) after 57 lb cut

Hey so I used to be super active here and got pretty strong a few years back. I had a kid and stopped lifting and got real sloppy. I decided at 195 I’d had enough and went on omad I was relatively careful about protein but didn’t lift at all so I lost a ton of muscle. I ended up at 137 at my...

lucidz‎, 04-17-2019 06:47 AM
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Confused 40 year old

Some here may know my history. I spent some years doing things wrong etc. All said and done in the last 5 years of lifting I jave gained about 10lbs of lean mass total. Pretty bad I know. Here is the deal. I was up around 23-25% bodyfat last year and went on a cut down to 185 around 10-12ish%. For...

meloncap78‎, 03-30-2019 06:21 PM
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