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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 Bodybuilding.com 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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official 2020 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards Nominees

Out of all the products on our site, these are the chosen few: the ones you love and trust the most. Here is the Official list of the 2020 BodyBuilding.com Supplement Award Nominees. Who would you choose as this year’s winners? Any products that should have made the list? Flex your vote on 8/15.

ForumNature‎, 07-28-2020 03:20 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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4 Month Transformation: from bulked to cut (pics)

I have been training for 22 years, mostly on a permanent bulk due to being naturally skinny. I have gotten up to 180-200 lbs, and competed in powerlifting meets as a 181. This past year I decided it was time to stop being fat; the permanent bulk has come to an end. I am attaching some...

Episteme‎, 11-11-2020 11:19 AM
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8-Week Intensity/Volume Experiment

While recently listening to an older Pavel podcast, I heard him say how most of the time Russian lifters are using 1/3 to 2/3 of their max reps. So even if they could lift a particular weight 9 times, most of the time they're only lifting it 3-6 times. I almost always lift one set to near failure...

Payton1221‎, 06-27-2020 12:46 PM
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Advice?

I’ve just turned 40. I’m 6’0” 312lbs. Probably 40% body fat. I have a gym membership and would love to see if anyone here has a routine that can help be gain muscle and burn fat. I’ve been pretty much sedentary for the last 10 months and have put on 70lbs. Also I’m trying to find a way to eat...

BigKev916‎, 10-26-2020 08:25 PM
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Anybody else just getting started again?

After Covid gym shutdowns of course. But also any injuries or just starting lifting for the first time?

jasonerg‎, 10-20-2020 04:47 PM
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Anyone dealt with "runner's knee" or patellofemoral knee pain?

Both of my knees are now dealing with this, and there currently is no leg exercise I can do without pain once I start increasing the weight. I can do mild to moderate weight on leg extensions and incline leg presses, but once I go beyond, say, a 4 on a scale of 10, my knee pain begins. I've seen...

Arnoldfan‎, 10-18-2020 10:58 AM
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Best workout program for a 28 year old who hasn't ever seen good results?

I've been lifting on and off since I was 18 years old.. without ever having any good results. I think my downfall is choosing a good program and sticking with it.. I've always kind of made my own programs and I think I've worked my upper body too much. I'm going to go ahead and start off...

WolvesAscent‎, 11-05-2020 11:40 AM
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Calories for muscle memory

Hi guys and gals so back to training after a long break and enjoying the start of the gains but now wondering where my calories show be? I'm running a small deficit and trying to lean slowly but want to make sure I'm on th right path? Can't find anything to guide me if I should be in a deficit,...

Robin13‎, 11-09-2020 01:40 PM
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Cardio? Elliptical vs treadmill?

I'm 45. Right around 6'0 and 230. Have a very minor case of HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) and high blood pressure and need to lose some weight. Been looking for treadmill for a few months and might grab one come Black Friday. Just started looking at Ellipticals and wondering if they're a...

Mattingly23‎, 10-27-2020 09:08 PM
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Creatine in preworkout drink enough?

I've been using a preworkout drink (cellucor c4 sport) and it has micronized creatine in the blend but not exactly how much. The blend is 4.9 grams but there are 8 things included in that. Is this sufficient considering I'm taking it 5-6 days a week or should I consider additional creatine if I...

ezra76‎, 10-02-2020 08:19 PM
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Frequency

We all read especially for "natural" lifters that frequency is key for gaining muscle. We can read training advice online or in magazines until we are blue in the face, but what it really comes down to is what works for you. Frequency was not working for me. I was on a push/pull/legs routine...

adamgentile‎, 10-03-2020 07:07 AM
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General advice - working around an injury? (or not)

Hi, apologies if this isn’t the best place to post but it crosses a few categories so thought I’d start here since I’m 42 and that’s probably contributed to my aches and pains! I started lifting weights at home maybe 5 months ago to complement running and thai boxing, but before long I’d ditched...

DillonUSoB‎, 11-12-2020 10:26 AM
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Goodbye 747s

747s have flown a lot of miles since the launch in 1969, but they are being phased out slowly by airlines (mostly since twin engine planes for so much better and longer range and are cheaper to operate) The final 2 operated by British Airways are both in the air on their final flights as I type.

OldFartTom‎, 10-08-2020 02:06 PM
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How do you fight the old?

I need to work in some agility or plyometrics or something on off days to loosen my 50yo body up. Any suggestions? Anyone doing anything fun?

ENCBBQ‎, Yesterday 04:44 PM
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I think I’m old

I am 47, used to be young dumb and full of cum. Now I’m beat up and fat. I think I am at a point where I can go one of two ways. I used to be able to grab myself by the bootstraps but I have very slowly faded away. I need a belief and a vision. I used to love to lift, not so much cardio...

Nightfly‎, Yesterday 06:55 PM
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Is it even worth it?

Sorry if this post comes across as a debbie downer. I'm 37 years old. I'm 6'5 220 lbs. A year ago I was 240 lbs. I wasn't happy with how I looked, so I joined a gym, hired a personal trainer, starting eating right, etc. I was lifting 5 times a week. I lost 35 lbs and got down to 205, I...

MustangMark83‎, 10-01-2020 05:20 PM
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It's Time to Turn

I was scheduled for 2 shows spring of this year; both covicancelled of course. And I usually do a 3rd in September. But this year, when the April and May shows were cancelled in March, I decided to just go on bulk for the next 7 months instead of coming back down for September. I figured a slightly...

smokinal‎, 11-04-2020 06:54 PM
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Just getting started!

I've decided as a 50th birthday present to myself to get a little more serious about health overall, and to finally compete in powerlifting which I've wanted to do my whole life. I'm 49, turning 50 next year. I have always eaten fairly poorly - high fat/red meat, ice cream etc... gotten away...

PhDPepper1111‎, 10-29-2020 11:37 AM
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Lat issues

I took a video after a friend told me something looked off in my back. I may have mentioned this before but I was told it looks like I am not engaging my lats at all during a pull down. I am focusing on the contraction as hard as I can do I don’t see how it’s possible not to use lats. Need some...

meloncap78‎, 11-05-2020 01:52 PM
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Looking for Advice on my Gameplan for the next year or so

Looking for Advice on my Game-plan for the next year or so. Hello All. I'll try to keep this long story short. Looking for advice on what I think I should do for the next year. Currently 40, and 251 lbs, 5' 10-ish. GOAL(s):

mattkw80‎, 11-19-2020 12:16 PM
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Looking for advice regarding creatine

Hello all - Been training for many years, but never took creatine since I've heard conflicting things regarding its safety and benefits. I know I can read about it in 1000 places, but I was looking for advice and actual experiences from guys like me (50+, advanced lifter, natural). My questions...

tkdnj‎, 11-13-2020 09:13 PM
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Lost 100lbs - is this loose skin or fat?

I had been obese till 26, when I finally got my act together and started losing weight through exclusively cardio and diet. Fast forward nine years later, and I’m 143 pounds with a BMI of 20.6 (down from 34.7). Unfortunately, my stomach and manboobs aren’t quite where I want them to be. I took...

GeorgeC1983‎, 10-17-2020 02:40 AM
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Macro Help & Suggestions

Hello everyone, so I am somewhat of a novice when it comes to using the correct macros for dieting (at least I believe I am) and I am hoping someone can help me get on the right path. I be listed my body stats below and I previously used men's health online personal trainer and iifym to try to get...

uniquelyd‎, 10-17-2020 08:26 AM
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MMA training

Anyone doing MMA training in the days of COVID. I'd like to get one day a week in. I also wear glasses 100% time now, and I hate contacts. Got any suggestions?

kyle38‎, 10-03-2020 02:16 AM
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Muscle building or strength training or both for thin person over 40 years old ?

Hi, I am in my 40s. Thin since young and did alot of cardio when I was young. Now I am underweight and super thin. At my age, I believe I have to focus more on strength and to bulk up as I read somewhere that it is dangerous to be thin and underweight as you grow older. Buy my question now is,...

Raspberry76‎, 08-16-2020 09:41 PM
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My first full-body workout since February...

I'm dying and, if true to form, not tomorrow but Thursday will be a six Aleve day.

Aznav48‎, 11-17-2020 04:36 PM
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