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Trying to get my life back

I'm just gonna throw this out there, I learned about this site through watching a video of a guy that was bigger than I am(which was hard to believe). But I'm a huge guy, I stand 6'3" and right now I'm down to about 584lbs. At my heaviest I was around 620lbs but have been working on getting that...

Tiny005‎, 11-13-2018 08:03 AM
11-15-2018, 03:42 AM Go to last post
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Why not compete in Powerlifting if you’re are Over 35

I haven’t posted in a long time so excuse the long post, this has been on my mind for a while. I’m not the type of guy who tries to convince everyone to do what I do because everyone has their own perspective on fitness and participation. I didn’t play ANY sports of any kind growing up so I had no...

PhantomMaxx‎, 11-08-2018 12:48 PM
11-14-2018, 02:21 AM Go to last post
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hope this comes off clear

Now that Im 38, hitting close to 40, I start to wonder, how many more realistic years can i lift heavy and not have it do me harm or get injured. How many of you have been lidfting for many decades and have it not backfire on you. I hear so many things, like injuries, heart not as strong, glaucoma...

mamaherrera‎, 11-05-2018 05:13 PM
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Daily Diet ideas needed

Hey all! I know there's tons of posts out there on this subject and I know I could search endlessly and to that I say Tough! :D I need some ideas for daily eats. My taste-buds are very basic. I don't like kale, seafood, nor many greens. Love Chicken, beef, pork, green beans, broc****, iceburg...

AthensMatt‎, 11-07-2018 11:56 AM
11-12-2018, 08:10 AM Go to last post
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Minimum time for hypertrophy cycle

What is the minimal time a hypertrophy cycle could be useful? I may come across as Naive here, but I dont know anything about bodybuilding at all. If you dont read my journal my chosen path for fitness is mostly "weightlifting": "Clean and Jerk", and the "Snatch", with some conditioning... I...

Cantplankwell‎, 11-06-2018 09:58 AM
11-12-2018, 07:01 AM Go to last post
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35 yrs old. general thoughts

Hi all, first time posting here. I just wanted to lay out my overall approach and see what your thoughts are, if any. As background, I started going to the gym after a very long hiatus after college around 2 years ago. I tried some programming (SL, SS and Greyskull LP), all variants of the same...

Law929‎, 08-09-2018 06:38 AM
11-11-2018, 07:28 PM Go to last post
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Test Booster/ health issues

I will try to make this as concise as possible. I have always been in great health. Played college football. In really good shape, workout daily, do not drink, smoke or drugs. About 3 and a half years ago I began taking some over the counter testosterone boosters because a friend recommended to...

dj2484‎, 11-05-2018 08:24 AM
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Video of 80 years old Ernest Tuff EZ Bar Curling 40kg x 5

This is a video of my 80 years old training partner Ernest EZ Bar Curling 40kg for 5 reps in the gym today. GzznAaY-qMc‎, 11-05-2018 05:01 PM
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Time Warp - Dug out my pics from high school 33 years ago! Then and now pics

After I took my “glamour shot” pics last weekend I couldn’t wait to dig out my pics from high school. Took a while to find them but I did and this is so cool! I also have my weight and measurements from then so I included a comparison of the numbers also. This was early in my senior year of...

tblodg15‎, 10-26-2018 12:02 PM
11-09-2018, 09:46 AM Go to last post
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Lifting with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis in general?

Rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family, and most of us get it in our early 20s. I am not quite 35 yet, but figured I would make the topic here as arthritis is usually a condition associated with older people. I noticed about a year ago that my joints would be throbbing when I woke up in the...

LiftingCoder‎, 07-25-2013 05:59 PM
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Recommend a hypertrophy program for a 39 yr old natural?

Hey guys. I just turned 39 and have been natural my entire life. I have used and modified an old college football weightlifting program for years. I'm looking for something different. I finished a 35 lbs cut from April-mid August, then the past 6 weeks did a modified Westside program to gain...

BuckeyeROC‎, 10-06-2015 07:31 AM
11-07-2018, 08:28 AM Go to last post
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Is it possible to over-train on one lift only while related movements aren't affected? If anyone else has had a similar problem, if like some advice on how you moved past it. For a while, I progressed on bench press until several weeks back when I become progressively weaker each week both in...

YoelDovid‎, 11-05-2018 04:20 AM
11-06-2018, 11:03 AM Go to last post
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Safety Squat Bar - Who Uses One?

I got one a few days ago and absolutely love it. No more shoulder pain! One thing I've noticed is that I actually squat a little deeper than when I did back squats. Maybe it's because there's no shoulder pain and I'm able to concentrate 100% on my legs? I don't know. After much research, I...

Madgerman1300‎, 09-06-2016 05:21 AM
11-05-2018, 08:51 AM Go to last post
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Injury causing muscle shrinkage normal?

Question about injuries and muscles. I came down with a case of golfers elbow on my dominate side. I ignored it for about two weeks, got it diogonosed,and have been wearing a little brace on my forearm for about 3 weeks. Within that time frame it looks like the bicep/arm on that side has...

OathofStone‎, 11-03-2018 02:06 AM
11-05-2018, 07:33 AM Go to last post
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Funny re: losing weight as an "old"

I just think this is hilarious and am wondering if it's happened to other people. Intentionally losing fat in your 20s or 30s: "OMG YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!! Wow! How did you do it?" Intentionally losing fat in your 40s+: In a discreet whisper "are you ok? Oh, good! I was worried you might be...

missannie‎, 11-01-2018 03:54 PM
11-04-2018, 06:47 PM Go to last post
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Strength loss on a cut

I have only been cutting about 2 weeks and my flat BB bench and incline DB bench are losing strength already. All my other lifts are staying the same or increasing still yet I feel weak on my bench. It's took months to get my bench over 300lbs but at this rate I will be back to square on at the end...

LeeDrury1978‎, 11-03-2018 02:51 PM
11-04-2018, 06:08 PM Go to last post
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Keep having pain

It's really hard to work out or do anything for that matter when you keep getting muscle strains. 😭 I know I'm doing something wrong. I can use my treadmill now, but cannot use the weight lifts. Could not even walk last week after helping my aunt paint her house. Now it feels like I have a...

blondechic451‎, 10-31-2018 09:14 AM
11-04-2018, 12:16 PM Go to last post
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Skin problems from lifting

Do any of you get boils from friction? I just got one under my arm, not in the pit, but just below. Doesn't hurt so much, more annoying at this point. I don't mess with it, just shower as usual and use a hot compress. Just curious if this is a common thing the longer you lift. I am coming up...

ChinaViaChitown‎, 10-21-2018 07:37 PM
11-04-2018, 12:12 AM Go to last post
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newbie and definition

Hi all, first post here. I'm struggling to move on from getting bigger/stronger to actually losing that final bit of stomach and create more actual definition. I've never had defined biceps and they are getting bigger but pretty shapeless. I work on the weight machines and dumbbells at local gym...

scuzza99‎, 11-01-2018 04:28 AM
11-03-2018, 11:36 PM Go to last post
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Trying to help my dad

Hey everyone, basically im trying to figure out a 3 day routine for my dad, he works alot and doesnt have time to hit the gym. At home we have 2 lightweight barbells, some disks 5lbs, 10lbs and 20lbs. Im trying to build a routine he can do in 30/40 mins so he can get some excercise in. I was...

skinnyasf‎, 10-01-2018 08:03 PM
11-02-2018, 08:56 PM Go to last post
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Cracking joints

I am a man of 46 years old and doing bodybuilding. Since few months now I have all my joints that are cracking. I had a blood work done and it came back without any inflammatory markers, no autoimmune desease. X-ray on fingers does not show anything. Of course I have tryied everything, fish oil,...

MacWanted‎, 10-12-2018 02:16 AM
11-02-2018, 08:42 PM Go to last post
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Cutting results

Hi folks, one of my first shares here but wanted to share with you some cutting results. I'm 42 and had the classic dad bod about a year ago. I've been working out since last September and had an injury over the summer so was out the game for a couple of months and I enjoyed my summer of eating...

dbjbcbab‎, 10-26-2018 03:00 AM
11-02-2018, 08:39 PM Go to last post
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Hi all, just wondering if on the right lines... Am 43, yo male, have last few weeks going to to local sports field at 5 am on a empty stomach 4 times per week doing following routine 50 press-ups x 50 star jumps x 50 mountain climbs x 4 25 mter shuttles 1 -2 min rest do this 4 times then 2 laps...

frankbone75‎, 10-28-2018 11:51 PM
11-01-2018, 11:53 PM Go to last post
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You're Obsessed

Do you guys and gals hear this? How do you deal with family and friends who say this? I lost a good deal of weight and continue my fitness journey (currently about to begin adding weight by bulking) and many in my life do not understand why I would continue to set new goals and reach for new...

JeremyM07201978‎, 11-01-2018 08:49 AM
11-01-2018, 07:42 PM Go to last post
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