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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Ov35 Bench Press Thread!

May as well throw this one out there so we have all 3 major lifts represented. :) Open to ideas as to how things should run but here's how I see it..... - must be Flat BB Bench only (using an OLY bar). No Incline Bench, Decline Bench or DBs. - Raw lifts only. No shirted benching. (wrist...

nvrstopworking‎, 07-12-2011 06:57 PM
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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 08:16 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 03:21 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the 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 09:12 AM
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Need Honest Opinions/Help - Physique Competition

All, Brand new to this forum and I'm putting myself out there asking for some help. Over the last 16 months I've lost about 50 lbs (Diet & Exercise, Imagine that!) Anyway, I'm thinking about entering a Masters Physique competition in May of '19 and would like some honest feedback on if I'm...

JLMohawk‎, 11-08-2018 02:11 PM
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Angry Lagging Back

10 weeks ago I switched from fat loss to bulking. I do whey pre and post, creatine pre and post, bcaa during, L-Glutamine after, and hit my macros everyday. I start a weight doing 6 reps per set (4 sets per exercise/1 min rest period between sets/3 min between exercises) and bump up the weight...

ItalianDomenic‎, Today 05:10 AM
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Cool Right nutrition / workouts for man 42yrs old

Man 42yrs old, height 167 cm / weight 65 kg. Training at the GYM usually 3~4 times a week, however do not see too much outcomes ). Normally having a 2.5~3 meals: omelette sandwich at 9AM, chicken breast at 1PM and tuna/boiled eggs salad at 6PM. Please your advice with the right workout plan /...

JohnniWalker‎, Yesterday 05:43 AM
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Exertion Headaches...anyone gone through this?

I got one in a big way about 3 leg workouts ago. I felt them a little on upper body days, but the two subsequent leg days I felt them in a big way. This morning I was lying on my gym floor holding my temples waiting for the pain to go away. After that, I had to look it up to see what I had,...

grubman‎, 06-16-2015 07:34 PM
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Form check - Pendlay Rows

I started a new training block 8 weeks ago and am doing Pendlay rows for the first time ever (have done normal bent over rows, t-bar rows, cable rows etc...). I started with 135 for 3 sets of 6 reps and have been adding 5 lbs each week. Tonight I did 170 for 3 sets of 6 reps and now that the...

tblodg15‎, 11-13-2018 05:28 PM
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Newbie gains when cutting

I have been training for about 3 years now. However, due to chronic back pain I have not been able to squat or deadlift so just neglected Legs. After some physio my back is feeling pretty good and I am now able to train legs. I was just wondering, is it possible to get newbie gains on your legs...

LeeDrury1978‎, 11-17-2018 06:32 PM
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after almost 2 years I'm back!

I've completed 3 months back in the gym after almost 2 years of nursing a back injury. Too many doctor, PT and Chiropractor visits...but that's all behind me now. I hope for good. What a trial something like that can be on you. Oh and the weight I put on, yikes! Those first few weeks back in...

AthensMatt‎, 11-07-2018 12:07 PM
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Talking Back Again!! NEW Bulking Cycle and help questions please!! :) :)

Hey everyone! Not sure if you guys have checked my other posts and my journey but I used to be morbidly obese, close to 300lbs and with extremely hard work in just over a year I got down to 175lbs at 13% bf! Literally one of the biggest changes you will see if you find my other posts in the over...

darkmachine‎, Yesterday 09:18 PM
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Question On Arm day, any opinions on alternating Bi's and Tri's exercises?

My arm workout day typically looks like this. BB Curls 3 x 8 Tricep Dips 4 x 7 Preach DB curls 3 x 10 Tricep V-Bar Pulldown 3 x 8 Standing DB curls 3 x 12 Dropset NG Smith press 10,5,5,10 What are your thoughts? I see some guys hit their Bi's first in one go, then their Tri's. I prefer...

rejones1976‎, 03-24-2010 04:37 AM
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Senior Life long Lifters; Tell us about the old days

Tell me about Hoffman's Gain Weight and wtf was dessicated liver for. Were squats, pullovers and milk really giving people chests like Grimek? Did the Keys to Progress help you throw on slabs of muscle? Regale us of tales from when you were younger and weaker.

Esrex‎, 10-26-2018 02:04 PM
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Putting on muscle

I’ve got a friend who asked me a question and I’m not sure what the answer is. He’s 38. He’s been lifting weights for a few years but always been in a deficit as he started way overweight. He’s does amazing and lost a shed load. Now he wants to try building muscle. He’s gained a little...

canadiancoops‎, 11-18-2018 03:06 AM
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Prescribed HGH

I need to read the rules.

hewster‎, 11-17-2018 12:16 AM
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Thumbs up Re-bounding after a stroke, need a specific plan

Had a stroke a few years ago...not outwardly noticeable like many are. Affected my sight, anxiety toleration, dizziness and short term memory. Most has gotten better, but have a really hard time holding a job. Disability is out of the question. I don't have endurance to "make it through an eight...

Windhand‎, 11-13-2018 02:23 AM
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Fixing matabolism....Or any other ideas that may help?

Been dieting for 11 months now, and not losing anymore weight calories are at 1600 and I feel like I'm eating like my teenage daughters. Ive been counting my calories and weighing all my food hitting 148g Protein and 45g fat. Ive only started weight training the last two weeks but have been running...

TBoneSteak82‎, 11-12-2018 02:43 PM
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Unhappy Limited by heart rate, breath

I am getting to a point where I can't overload anymore not because of the weight itself, but my heart rate instead. Allow me to clarify: on any giving exercise, I feel I could increase the load by a good 10% or more. I feel my muscle can stand another 4 or more reps, but my heart is racing and...

resle‎, 11-14-2018 10:35 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Pinch in trap or upper scap

Trying to pinpoint this. Ive always had a nagging pinch in my right trap near the inner top of the shoulder blade during certain movements. Like overhead press or putting the bar back in a bar rack after bent over rows or even washing my kitchen counter. Today with a trainer I did overhead press...

mamaherrera‎, 11-10-2018 04:28 AM
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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
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