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Workout for middle aged man

Hi, I am wondering if higher reps workout will be better for older man since we don't build muscles that easily compare to younger men. I was thinking of doing fullbody 3 times a week rather than split workout. Any testo booster would you recommend? Does anyone find multivitamin...

stn0404‎, 12-11-2017 02:58 PM
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Doing a "bro split" due to lack of time

Hey guys Just a quick question for the more knowledgeable guys than me. I've started a new job and with the job I've got two gyms in the facility that I can use. Due to nature of the job, I can only use the gym at dinner time, which is making it difficult to fit in a U/L split as I don't have...

HeavyHitter152‎, 03-28-2018 02:01 PM
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Leg Press Lower Back Pain

So as I was adding weight for my warm up sets on the 45 deg leg press today, I noticed a numbing/dull sensation in my lower back. As far as I know my form is good, I keep my back against the pad, hips snugged into the seat the entire time, legs descend to 90 degree. The lower back pain only occurs...

ZackLowell‎, 07-29-2009 09:15 PM
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DL'ing.....not engaging glutes/hams enuff

I been watching alan thralls videos (and others too) about form and loading up the hamstrings prior to the pull. My form is chit. Cant really feel any kinda work being done by my glutes and hams, and Im only 8 workouts into this starting strength back is rounding and am having...

45shooter‎, 03-27-2018 04:08 PM
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Good article explaining fat loss Truest article on the site all day

drudixon‎, 03-26-2018 07:35 PM
03-27-2018, 12:01 PM Go to last post
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Thumbs up Whey Protein- when to take it?

I’m new to this group and have been trying to find some info about when it’s best to take whey protein. I run 3-4 miles at lunch (1pm) then go to the gym after work for about an 1.5 hours to do normal workout routine around 6PM. I’m trying to figure out when it would be best to have a whey...

jcameron023‎, 03-26-2018 06:59 PM
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Fish oil - how much?

I was reading another thread on what supps everyone takes and many take fish oil. After reading some articles on fish oil I have come to find that it really doesn't benefit you until you are in the 2500-3000 mg range. What mg do you take per day and is this true on the amount you must take to get...

tommydamic68‎, 03-02-2018 02:43 AM
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Question Starting my days at the gym

Before I start, I want to ask an unrelated question. I posted a thread a couple of months, but I can't find it anywhere. Is there a way I can retrieve it? Thanks! Anyway, I finally did it. I took my second step into a gym, and I found myself someone that are willing to teach me the way of the...

OneSimpleMan‎, 03-23-2018 05:00 AM
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New Year Goals Mistake #1: Spoiled with Variety!

File this under: I should have known better! So, starting last year (7/17) with a Full Body, changing to a Push/Pull (9/17), and finally evolving into a Push/Pull with Volume Periodization (1/18), I’ve been experimenting with doing 1 set of each chosen exercise. For example, 3 sets for chest...

grubman‎, 03-25-2018 09:16 AM
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how many pull-ups - avg./typical U.S. // fit 50-yr-old man ??

Greetings - I was wondering ... How many pull-ups do you think the average 50-year-old American male can do? And how many pull-ups do you think a fit 50-year-old male should be able to do? In part idle curiosity, but mostly trying to set a reasonable target for myself.

expatCanuck‎, 10-17-2010 09:21 AM
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Squatting barefoot better than chucks?

Was thinking about getting some squatting shoes or chuck taylors as I only have BB sneakers... Today I squatted barefoot and found it fine. I take it this is just as good or better that squat specific footware?

45shooter‎, 03-23-2018 11:33 AM
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Guys over 35. Post your supplement list.

Post your actual age, height, and weight. And approx bf percentage. Feel free to post a synopsis of your workout routine too. Pics are welcome too. 37. 6' Tall. 180. ~13-15%. Routine is Lift Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. Box Wednesday. Also Wrestle one night a week. After my lifts i...

Rez90‎, 02-26-2018 08:11 AM
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How much weight gain per week?

On my bulk now and I think I'm gaining too slowly. About 1kg (2lbs) per month seems to be the average. Is this too slow? Should I be aiming for 2kg a month? (about 4lbs). I know it all depends on how long you've been lifting for, but what's a safe number? Would like to bulk until 209.5lbs (about...

dreamopolis‎, 03-25-2018 01:55 AM
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Bulking is a complete waste of time

So i'm back down to 73kg, 7% body fat, following another 4 months of over-eating, training..... added 2lbs/month consistently (so 8lbs total) Muscle gained = 0 Bulking is such a big fking waste of time. My fifth "bulk" in recent years, this one was short-ish and clean at 0.5lb/week but the...

PersonaNonGrata‎, 01-14-2014 08:34 AM
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Time to lose fat

Cliffs question - Beginning first planned 10 week caloric deficit next week. Should I try and keep running novice progression at current weights (which are gettin tough) or de-load? Background: 38, out of shape, dealing with some medical issues, generally felt like a dumpster. No real...

TutBeemer‎, 03-23-2018 12:30 PM
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Question Dealing with extremely tight muscle.

I have had on and off back problems for years from too tight of hamstrings. I basically ignored this my whole life and now that I am older I really paid for it my last episode. While exploring YouTube i came across a video about correcting ailments like i had experienced. I was aware of the...

JoeBeavis‎, 03-21-2018 08:15 AM
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Been struggling with insomnia after overtraining

Hi there, Im not over 35. But im posting here because people on this forum have hopefully more experiance on things like this. The teen section has alot of breast feeders that think they know everything and trying to convince me i never came close to overtraining, which i obviously did. So I...

AtLeastTry‎, 03-22-2018 04:05 PM
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Turmeric Powder - who uses this?

So yeah...I've been using Turmeric Powder recently in my foods...putting it in damn near everything to be honest...oatmeal, shakes, over meat/veggies/rice etc. Definitely has a thermogenic effect...I can feel's like a very low key niacin flush w/o the gay itchy pins 'n needles feel. ...

JC480‎, 10-21-2009 08:07 PM
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Legs. Wont grow

Started my lean bulk a little over a month ago. I lost a LOT of strength on my core lifts and alot of size during my cut and couple injuries so i fogured i would run madcows 5x5 since i had great success with it years back and try to get my lifts up more. Squats in particular took a huge drop in...

livindagym‎, 03-11-2018 07:58 AM
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Post Surgery Advice

I am going in next week to have my gallbladder removed and I am pretty bummed about having to stay out of the gym for a while. I have made a lot of progress in the last year, and I know in the long run I'll be fine, but I want to minimize loss of gains. Currently, I am cutting and am at about 190...

designbld‎, 03-10-2018 09:59 AM
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Realistic maintenance

6’2 189 Calculator on here estimates my maintenance at 2412. I’m guessing that would put me around 2800 for conservative gains. I ate at 4K for 10 weeks and only gained 8 pounds (pretty much all fat). I have since cut back to 2300 for 4 days now and and have dropped 4 pounds. I started the 4K bulk...

meloncap78‎, 03-02-2018 09:44 AM
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Recent Bloodwork: some (I assume) training related numbers - Your thoughts?

Hello all - first off let me say I will follow up with my doctor as applicable. I had a couple of numbers in bloodwork I recently did that though they were not way out of whack, they represent a change from the past, I believe they are impacted by training and/or nutrition, so I wanted to reach out...

tkdnj‎, 03-21-2018 07:07 AM
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On maintaining and developing good posture as you age.

Any good tips for maintaining and developing good posture as you age? Having lost 35 pounds over the last two years seems to have helped more than anything. Websites are full of advise on how to sit up correctly but I get the feeling that it becomes automatic more than something a person as to...

SurfSteve‎, 03-09-2018 05:15 AM
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Am I doing too much or not enough in the gym?

I a 39 year old male with limited time and have just started this new program. I go to the local gym and work out on my lunch break during the week and only have 20-25 minutes of actual time in the gym. My goal is to gain some strength and just stay in shape. I have a desk job, so I do a lot of...

rbelam195‎, 03-14-2018 08:18 AM
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Split squat.

Got this video off the Exercise section, thought it would be interesting to the over 35's. I love the BSS, it has worked wonders for me, this vid explains the science behind it.

FAT40‎, 03-06-2018 05:17 AM
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