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Why I Workout At Home

I will be 52 years-old in a few weeks and the endorphins/testosterone or whatever released during lifting along with the music blaring in my headphones makes me feel like a teenager! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym_nJHYPSbo

tblodg15‎, 12-03-2019 09:23 AM
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Chia Seeds

I recently heard about a plant called Chia. I think it is interesting to everyone. From what I've read this is really great plant with wonderful features. For example: Chia Seeds help suppress the appetite, and contribute to drain toxins from the body. Chia seeds are rich in omega 3, protein and...

bkashot‎, 02-01-2015 08:52 AM
12-06-2019, 02:23 PM Go to last post
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I'm so proud of what my son achieved

Hi guys thought i'd share where my son and i are with our training since we started last year January . I'm so proud of my son if you look at the two pictures of him it is hard to believe it's him , We have been working hard since we started last year January and have been very consistent in...

Time-Man‎, 12-04-2019 09:59 PM
12-05-2019, 09:28 PM Go to last post
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Don't eat enough?

Extreme ectomorph. After 10 years of work out am still very skinny. Noticed that I need to eat maybe about 3000 calories if not more if I want to make serious gains. Problem is I get full too easy? I did eat 10 eggs yeaterday but I noticed that even those dont provide all protien and calorites...

abond008‎, 12-02-2019 02:16 PM
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Down and Out

I found out recently that I require surgery (on my inner ear of all things)...which is bad enough news. The kicker though, is that post-op, I can't lift anything heavier than 20 lbs., can't do any running, or anything else that is strenuous for 4 weeks. Pretty big bummer for anyone and I'm no...

JeremyM07201978‎, 12-03-2019 02:56 PM
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Smile Back again!! A new update - guess what I didn't quit!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to take a few minutes to post a new update, I haven't posted in a year or so, been super busy being a dad, husband, working out, training etc...but wanted to update everyone and the only reason I do these updates is to prove IT CAN BE DONE, because I was an old dude,...

darkmachine‎, 12-02-2019 05:46 PM
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Blood Pressure

I have been dealing with elevated blood pressure for a while now, but last week I went to donate blood and the nurse took my BP and it registered at 180/110, so I am going to go seem my GP tomorrow and most likely get put on medication before something explodes. Anyone on BP meds? At first I was...

willybrokeback‎, 11-25-2019 11:02 AM
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Physique update almost 2 years later.

So, Here's a link to my first post where I shared my 7 month progress pics. 2017: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=175118011 Attaching the new photo I took just before going to the gym. I am at this point 37 y.o. So what's new: I joined a real gym with real weights and...

stockriderman‎, 11-02-2019 04:58 PM
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Is this Too Much Volume for a Natural?

Hey everyone, So, I've been trying out high frequency/low volume training for about 5 weeks now, since I was really stalling and maybe even going backwards with a "bro split". I've made decent strength gains, but of course in this short time haven't noticed any hypertrophy. It is a 6 days a...

AndyMac499‎, 12-02-2019 07:08 AM
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When do I need a belt or straps?

I’m 45 been lifting a year and trying to get up to 2x body weight for 5 x3 or 4. I’m up to 330lbs and need to get to 375. I really didn’t want to get a belt or straps because I want to increase my grip and I’m keen on strengthening my back. Is there a point where you need to get a belt. My...

Dann74‎, 11-22-2019 03:10 PM
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Higher volume training for us older dudes?

I've heard that as you get older, training with lighter intensity for more volume can be beneficial as it allows similar gains/hypertrophy but with less stress on your body? I'm 39 halfway to 40...after lifting since my 20s, I've got some kinks here and there like anyone. Thinking of adopting...

sunsean‎, 11-12-2019 05:35 PM
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Hello!

Hi everyone. I've been a regular lurker on this site for roughly a year now and I just wanted to post and thank you all for your contributions to the site. The majority of these forums (and many lifting websites in general) really seems to skew towards oneupmanship and a general toxic vibe, but...

Garthug‎, 10-26-2019 01:55 PM
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How much will illness/lack of sleep/fasting affect natural test levels.

I have been feeling a bit off lately and don’t train with any regularity now as I have a two y/o who is hard work and a business to run. I got my doc to check my test levels and they came back at 565, however I had picked up a bug/virus from my child, was 20hrs into a fast and had not been sleeping...

counterfit_hero‎, 11-20-2019 03:29 AM
11-26-2019, 09:26 AM Go to last post
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Overtraining?

Hey guys. I'm currently 42 years of age and have been an avid weightlifter for most of my life. Not quite a bodybuilder, but I certainly lived the lifestyle at times until age and injuries began to take their toll. My arms have almost always been a lagging body part for me, stemming from...

DBBarbarian‎, 11-13-2019 06:05 PM
11-26-2019, 06:24 AM Go to last post
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Hi

Hi all i am over 50 but too over 35 :-) I practice bodybuilding for many years and I have found this forum where I hope to find and share experiences. Greetings to all from Elche, Spain

Jaketon‎, 11-22-2019 01:36 AM
11-25-2019, 08:50 PM Go to last post
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5x5 Stronglifts - do people nearly 50 survive this? LOL...

So I'm working on gaining strength/mass (mostly to recover from atrophy due to 5 years of bed-rest), and decided to start a 5x5 stronglifts program... I'm impressed with the gains I've made so far since switching to nothing-but free-weight compound lifts, so a stronglifts program seemed the way to...

LowCarbDiabetic‎, 12-08-2012 12:26 PM
11-23-2019, 01:09 PM Go to last post
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did i push it too far? is this normal

so today, Friday of Mad Cow, im on week 3 of my reset, meaning next week will match my PR... yall know how it goes. anyway,i start with squats, i do my set of 3, and move on to the set of eight. i decide to do them nice and slow, and a pause at the bottom. working my ass off, well on the 8th...

MalachiB1‎, 11-22-2019 03:02 PM
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Low back problems, why doesn't it get stronger?

Like many, I have lower back problems. I have slightly bulging and degenerative disks in the L4-5 region as well as some muscle issues (right above belt line). 2-3 times a year I throw out my back, sometimes it is nerve related, and others it feels strictly muscular. Just terrible DOMS, spasms, and...

allandr‎, 11-12-2019 06:54 AM
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which would be less taxing on the body

more frequent gym visits but less time there.. not doing too much etc.. less frequent visits but hitting it harder... more sets etc... Both will have the same intensity just instead of doing more sets its split out over more visits.

fendertele‎, 11-12-2019 10:17 AM
11-21-2019, 06:55 AM Go to last post
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T-Bar Rows.

My workout area is only 12' x 8' but can do some many quality exercises within this space. I'm all about the old school, less is better without the fancy machines. Its that time of year, 25 degrees in the the garage this morning, no heat in winter, no AC in the summer, wouldn't change it,...

KidFreeze‎, 11-15-2019 06:26 AM
11-21-2019, 05:36 AM Go to last post
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Pondering (MEV) Minimum Effective Volume

I've come across the concept of Minimum Effective Volume from Mike Israetel recently. I've been out of it for over 10 years and just started working out again 18 weeks ago. I've started with 10 sets for chest/back and 8 sets for biceps/triceps and was planning to add a set every 4 weeks to see...

84creative‎, 10-30-2019 04:32 AM
11-20-2019, 04:55 PM Go to last post
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Squat - depth check.

This morning's squat session. 135 x 10 - warmup 185 x 8 205 x 7 225 x 6 265 x 1 - New PR. 225 X 6 - How's the depth?

KidFreeze‎, 11-19-2019 06:39 AM
11-20-2019, 12:58 PM Go to last post
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Using The Rack For Too Long

Is there a gym etiquette for using the rack for too long? Note that I am active and present the entire time I am using the rack. I don't use my phone, and spend 1 or 2 minutes at most resting between sets. My gym (Anytime Fitness) has two racks. I don't often see a line up, and there are some...

icu222much‎, 11-13-2019 10:53 PM
11-20-2019, 12:45 PM Go to last post
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Post 2 years on: 6 months of boom, 6 of progress, 12 of stasis

Told my story before, but - in a nutshell: started 2 years ago as never-exercised-before skeleton-with-a-belly. 40 years old back then, 42 now. I am truly OCD when I get into something, so I consistently worked out 4 or 5 days per week since then, began eating as clean as it gets, and in the...

resle‎, 11-18-2019 05:22 AM
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New Member?

So im not sure if *At* the age of 35 I join this crew or do I need to be 36... Asking for a friend...

twovalvekid‎, 11-16-2019 09:26 AM
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