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Hi need some advice

Hi there I have been out of the gym for 5-6 years I am now 36 due to family life The last 5 -6 I have not trained! I been training from the age of 15 till I was 30 I have missed the gym so much I have been thinking of starting going back to get in shape and lift free weights like I did back in the...

pablo2018‎, 06-15-2018 10:46 AM
06-19-2018, 05:36 AM Go to last post
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Exclamation Need Help! Do i cut of bulk First

Hi, Im a 32 year old guy that has basically let myself go, i use to go the gym when i was 18-21 then i had couple of kids and just gave up the gym and now im 4-5 stones heavier, im 5ft 11 and currently weigh 13.8 Stone, my BMI is 30 ideal for my age is 18-25,

WaynaldoT‎, 06-16-2018 06:02 AM
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40yr old with knee pain, debating on solution.

Hey Everyone, I have a bit of a dilemma. I'm a 40 yr old male. Over the past few years, I’ve had problems with my right knee. I could feel a grinding/pop sensation if I covered the knee with my hand and completely straightened my leg. Most of the time it was relatively painless, unless I...

Jukeboxhero77‎, 06-15-2018 07:37 AM
06-17-2018, 09:53 PM Go to last post
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Chest development, big space in the middle

As per thread's title, see attached image. I regularly bench, both flat and incline, do 1-hand cable extensions, dips, and I have been experiencing growth (which is to say, I was 100% flat 3 months ago). Yet, there's that big space in the middle, pretty much the whole width of my sternum. ...

resle‎, 06-15-2018 11:22 PM
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I finally did it.

Was deadlifting this morning and on rep 5 i felt a small pop in my right lower back/hip. Can I get a little help putting my pants on please? :D

d2mini‎, 06-13-2018 07:08 AM
06-16-2018, 10:12 AM Go to last post
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Skinny 40yo starting out. Looking for advise

Hey everyone. Just wanted to say hello to everyone and ask a quick question. As the title says I am a 40 year old guy who has been skinny his entire life. I currently clock in at 6’ and 146lbs and that’s after a few good weeks of upping my calorie intake. I’ve been in the mid to high 130’s my...

Jengablock‎, 06-14-2018 04:21 PM
06-16-2018, 10:05 AM Go to last post
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Lower back pain

I work an 8-5 desk job during the day and don't have time afterwards to get to a gym, so bought myself a squat rack and adjustable dumbbells. Also attached a cheap pulley that I mainly use for leg curls for hamstrings. Been using this 4 day rotation for a few months. I really enjoy it, but my lower...

Mbcx‎, 06-13-2018 02:23 PM
06-16-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
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Post My 2017 retrospective and 2018 plan

2017 retrospective – 2018 plan A totally self-absorbed thread…but the kind of stuff I like to read. It’s also fun to hold myself accountable to SOMEBODY and share the results of personal experimentations. SUMMARY: 2017: Injury, recover, focus on hypertrophy and more athletic training,...

grubman‎, 01-19-2018 09:03 AM
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Quality Volume and Long Term Thinking

Just got done listening to Jeff Alberts's latest off season training diary. This guy is always great to listen to but I found that this episode touched on and reinforced so many subtle points that I needed to hear that it may benefit some others as well. UuD-IyAywbI "I'm a young man at 47. I...

ectoBgone‎, 06-09-2018 04:40 AM
06-14-2018, 07:17 PM Go to last post
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Boxing/Heavy Bag work

I just started a boxing class last week. So last night I'm working on the heavy bag, I threw a hard punch and felt a sharp pain in my upper middle back when I connected with the bag. I'm sure my form was off. The pain went away pretty quickly and I continued with the class with no issues. This...

TexDad‎, 06-12-2018 05:46 AM
06-14-2018, 12:03 PM Go to last post
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Question Forearm Pain Using EZ Curl Bar??

So started working out at the end of January. Have been doing the same routine since I started. I do a set of standing bicep curls using an easy bar as one of the exercises. The last few weeks I have been getting a pretty intense pain on the outside of the right forearm when doing the curls. Has...

DesiredDad77‎, 06-14-2018 10:58 AM
06-14-2018, 11:21 AM Go to last post
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After cut trying to bulk

Not sure what happened but I cut from 215ish 25% BF to 185 around 10-12. For 3 months now i have had my cals at 300 above maintenance 40/40/20. The issue is im 2 pounds lighter than post cut 183. I also look much softer and can seem to pinch an inch of fat everwhere again including on pecs. First...

meloncap78‎, 06-12-2018 11:42 AM
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Unhappy Show Me The Way: Fat Nerd Edition

SO I'm 45, 5'7 270lbs of fat loneliness. I started a new diet of chicken, fish, fruits and veg, cut out the Diet Coke (rough) and most all the bread and rice and pasta I normally eat. Its 3 weeks in so no noticebale weight loss. I'm starting to go ride a bike at night to get my lungs going, as...

GoCHurchGo‎, 06-11-2018 11:11 AM
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Will DeadLifting hurt my back ?

Tried my 1st deadlifts a few weeks ago and now it's my fav exercise but I've seen a lot of people saying that deadlifting is pretty much guaranteed to injure your back at some point or another , or cause longterm problems... is this true ? I tried 400lb today and failed but I can do 5 or so reps...

MCDougalthe3rd‎, 06-10-2018 02:44 PM
06-11-2018, 11:57 AM Go to last post
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Nearly 45

Guys and Gurls. I am hitting 45 in couple of months and have started fitness routine recently. I am 6ft and 99 kg at the moment. Wear 36 waist and back is wider than hips which is a good start. Upper middle chest is weak so is generally my left side especially biceps and triceps as compared to my...

AbsoluteSid‎, 05-31-2018 01:40 PM
06-11-2018, 11:15 AM Go to last post
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Thumbs down I am losing my motivation to workout

For the past weeks now, I have been on and off my workout. If ever I go into my routine, my focus is no longer there. I just want to go through the motion and get my workout done and over with. Lately, I could not even lift as heavy as I used to, fearing that I will drop the weight and...

Energizer1000‎, 11-19-2006 05:09 PM
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Osteoathritis: Is it the end?

In the lead up to my last PL meet in Feb this year, I had my right knee blow up wickedly in the final week of prep. Being the stubborn idiot I am I did the meet anyway (new Bench and DL Prs, 112.5kg & 192.5kg respectively yay). The issue is that the knee is swollen, feels like either my VMO or...

TnTNZ‎, 05-23-2018 04:23 AM
06-11-2018, 01:46 AM Go to last post
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Unhappy Pain is weakness leaving the body, but..

My bones and joints are holding my muscles back. I am 36 years old, 5 ft 10, about 247lbs. A few of the supplements I take are multivitamins, Maca complex, calcium magnesium zinc, l creatinine + alpha lipoic acid.. combined with LIT pre workout and gnc pro performance protein. My workout...

RJ1129‎, 06-07-2018 02:30 PM
06-10-2018, 11:47 PM Go to last post
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Pelvic Tilt Exercises

I have one leg that's longer than the other due to a pelvic tilt issues. Can anyone assist with exercises that can assist with aligning the pelvis? I've seen a bunch youtube, but wanted to see if there was anyone that might have gone through this themselves. Also, I've read that you should only...

qwerty134‎, 06-09-2018 07:48 PM
06-10-2018, 10:23 AM Go to last post
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Is this too big a meal

Hi currently I am trying to lose fat so I am following MRPBs guide 0.7g protein and 0.4g of fat for every pound of body weight I am not very good at maths or percentages and being able to gauge how much % for fat protein carbs in one single meal is not that easy for me when I try and work it out I...

gibbsy08‎, 05-28-2018 04:42 PM
06-09-2018, 07:44 PM Go to last post
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Question for my Dad-Are Green Detoxs Powders BS?

I'm making this for my dad as he does not want to make an account and is not computer savy. My dad is older than 50's. Lately he has been trying to get back in good health. He is approximately 5'7 at approx 185 lb. He went to doctor to get testosterone levels checked and from what he told me his T...

merl227‎, 06-03-2018 02:28 PM
06-09-2018, 12:54 PM Go to last post
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Injured lower back doing SLDL - how to proceed?

I am doing Lyle McDonalds 4 day a week generic bulking routine. I went to do SLDL today on the lower body workout. My back went, it's not massively painful but I can't squat past my warmup sets without pain. I want to keep training my upper body while my lower back recovers. How do I adjust...

sevva888‎, 06-08-2018 02:26 PM
06-09-2018, 03:11 AM Go to last post
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Question About Body Fat Measurement/Stats

Hello All, I've had a personal trainer for the past nine months and initially had fantastic results. However in the past few months my body fat has increased to nearly the same percentage as it was when we started last fall. It had decreased pretty steadily downward over the fall/winter. ...

Polymorphist‎, 06-06-2018 11:08 AM
06-07-2018, 11:09 AM Go to last post
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Anyone ever have high Creatine Kinase?

After switching healthcare my new Dr wanted to check my CK and ALS because of a change in statin. I never had a CK test before even though my previous doctor had me on a satin. Statins are known for increased CK. In February I had a value of 703 with a range 36-340. I stopped working out and...

chevjerico‎, 07-10-2017 09:36 AM
06-07-2018, 10:22 AM Go to last post
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Spinal Stenosis

Anybody on here have spinal stenosis (degeneration of the bone in the back causing pinching of the nerves)? If so what path did you take - Pain managment or surgery? Why did you choose what you chose and did it help? Are you back to 100% now? After how long? I know this was a lot of questions,...

Bullet1‎, 01-31-2010 12:20 PM
06-07-2018, 06:02 AM Go to last post
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