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Forum: Over Age 35

With age comes experience!

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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 07:16 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: It's Go Time! THE CHALLENGE BEGINS 2.13.22

Our 4-Week Challenge was built to inspire you to think beyond your limits and find ways weekly to improve your overall health and fitness. All ready a beast at the gym or just getting started, it doesn’t matter - our team of master coaches will hit you with new challenges each week to test your...

ForumNature‎, 02-13-2022 12:55 PM
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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 02:20 PM
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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 02:21 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 08:12 AM
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Took 10mgs Boron for 5 1/2 months; test jumped almost 20%

This is strange, I got more bloodwork done this morning to verify and/or further investigate (I'll update when I get those results)... Here's the details at this point: I have always had a good TOTAL test level, around 775 at 57 years old, but my FREE test was always very near the bottom of...

tkdnj‎, Today 06:50 AM
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Poll Poll: How To Get To Heaven When You Die

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS. IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU COULD EVER DO AND IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES ARE YOU 100% SURE THAT IF YOU DIED TODAY THAT YOU WOULD GO TO HEAVEN? (CLICK 'READ MORE') There are some things that you should know: 1. Realize that you are a sinner and in...

ScottLefler‎, 08-09-2021 08:34 PM
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Am I too old, or does everyone do 8 sets of 8~12rm

Am I too old, or does everyone do 8 sets of 8~12rm. I joined a small cheap weight lifting gym yesterday. There are not a lot of machines, but I have everything I need including pull up bar, shoulder press machine, leg press machine, pull down row machine, chest fly machine. I don't need anything...

bearondiet‎, 08-08-2022 06:24 AM
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Unhappy Failed TRT test, what are my next steps? Looking for options

I'm a 36 yo Caucasian male and was just recently turned down for TRT therapy. As a bit of background, I got a late start into weightlifting, and started making extremely fast nooby gains in my upper 20s and early 30s. I got pretty stupid strong on many exercises in a short amount of time while...

xwhitesky‎, 07-12-2022 01:10 PM
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Gym Etiquette: Not Racking That Which Was Not Racked

The following conversation happened on 8/9/2022: Me: Excuse me, I believe you forgot to rack the 45's on either side of the hack squat you were using. Him: I don't rack weights that were left on the machine. Me: Did you use those weights? Him: Yes. Even though the world is in a state of...

45poundPlate‎, 08-09-2022 03:38 PM
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Serious Question: For those over 50, why do you do it?

Pretty much as it says in the title. I am genuinely interested in why and / or how you do it as it's not the fun that it used to be for me. The blah, blah, moan, bitch, woe-is-me text is below should you care. I used to love working out (primarily weight training and swimming) and peaked in my...

Obsidian28‎, 08-07-2022 09:02 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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Viagra as Pre Workout

Anyone here have experience with using Viagra or generics as a pre workout? I’ve found the pump to be better than any pre workout I’ve used over the years, while also being stimulant free and allowing for better sleep. However, as the old saying goes, if it seems too good to be true…. I...

BigTimeBulk04‎, 07-21-2022 04:16 PM
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Thoughts on this 3 day push/pull superset. 5 day split not working out anymore.

Thoughts on a 3 day, possibly a fourth day work out like this: first workout - chest / back superset second workout - shoulders / core s third workout - legs / arms four minutes in between sets so that should allow for enough time to superset. used to do 5 day splits, prefer those but my...

friesbruh‎, 07-07-2022 08:38 AM
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47, Never posted in this misc!

I'm 47 (for the next few months) and have been lifting since I was 18 with a few short breaks in my 20's. I do a split routine 3x a week with one full body day to hit everything up again. These are my current pics!

GrimRep_er‎, 07-02-2022 11:54 AM
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When are you too old to grow?

I'm 47. I lifted extensively before lockdowns and I've not been able to get the groove back and I'm stuck in 'dad bod' territory I really wanna grow, but should I just accept my age? If you think I shouldn't, would any guys with experience of bodybuilding at my age please make themselves known...

roverlei‎, 07-18-2022 11:41 AM
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P90 questions- basically how much can I skip

That's it in a nutshell. I'm 65M and have done Insanity and P90 to completion in the past, however this is now and I'm getting old. I work four 12 hour days a week as an RN and am too beat when I get home after for any kind of workout (the drive to and from work is brutal). I exercise on my days...

RivetBoss‎, 08-02-2022 09:08 PM
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Opinions on Viking's Bare Bones routine

The Upper/Lower Split Upper 1/Lower 1/Off/Upper 2/Lower 2/Off/Off and repeat... Upper Day 1 Bench Press - 4 sets - 32 reps Barbell Row - 4 sets - 32 reps Military Press - 3 sets - 25 reps Wide-grip Pulldowns or Pullups - 3 sets - 30 reps Incline DB Press - 3 sets - 30 reps

TexDad‎, 04-15-2017 06:39 PM
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OG from 2005. Got tricked in to having a career, wife, and 2 kids. Dadbod for days.

It's been a hot minute! I went from fat to fit in mid 2000's , from fit to ladies man in the 2010s, from ladies man to family man in the 2020s, and now I'm rockin New Balance sneakers with a bangin' dad bod. -So here's my question: Wife and I have full time careers. Kids go to...

Schema84‎, 07-31-2022 08:39 AM
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Help organizing my week

The only part of my physique I'm unhappy with is my biceps so I think I want to swap out my shoulders/tri day for just arms but at the same time I don't want to do arms the day before back/bi because I don't think I'll be fully recovered and it'll impact my back exercises. Current routine listed...

Alias530‎, 07-30-2022 08:42 PM
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250lb 37 year old.

Hello I am very out of shape. Never really worked out before. I walk a lot. Drink a lot of beer every day. Time to stop. I was gifted 2 kettlebells recently. 16kg and 8kg. Can you please recommend some essential exercises that I can do every day with these? I have googled and read about...

coffee3999‎, 06-16-2022 03:37 AM
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Sarcopenia

Resistance training is my approach to slow the process of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is an age-related, involuntary loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength.

JerryB‎, 07-08-2022 04:25 PM
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DOMS Increasing with Age?

As I get older, I find myself being more sensitive to DOMS. For example, these days I can do only two sets of an exercise and I'm sore the next day. Is there something wrong with me, or am I just getting old? :p

NaturalMsO‎, 05-26-2008 04:37 PM
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39 need advice

I am 39 years old. i am 6'4" and i weigh about 210. I have been in sports and active most of my life but never really the weight room. I decided to start lifting to try to get back in shape after being laid off of work and being completely lazy for a few months. Now i am totally hooked and plan on...

JesseMay22‎, 07-07-2022 05:08 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 10:02 AM
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Anyone tried liquid chalk?

So the gym I joined doesn't allow chalk, which is a bit rubbish. However, it's cheap, convenient, and I only really use chalk for heavy (for me) deadlifts. Although I could do those at my rugby club gym, I don't fancy running back and forth, so was looking at liquid chalk. Has anyone used it...

SleeperService‎, 01-18-2014 10:47 AM
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Recovery takes months, and always has, why?

TLDNR: Even in my teens 60 pushups a day was more than my body could recover from without months of recovery. This has persisted all my life, what am I missing? I am 42m this has been happening since I was at least 15, quite possibly earlier. When I workout I start unsteady, I get used to the...

NoSuchNumber‎, 07-05-2022 05:28 PM
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Shoulder pain problem

I been having horrible shoulder pain 43yr. I went to doctor gave me steroid shot. Help a lot with pain, did 8 week PT. Going need do a mri to find the cause. I don't want to stop lifting. But today I was doing incline bench and something in the deltoid popped. Hurt like hell felt a burning/numbing...

Construct33‎, 07-18-2022 02:19 PM
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Lower back and leg tension soreness

So I just started an intermediate powerlifting program on monday and I had to skip my workout today because my lower back got really tense and sore just from warming up with squats, also I have pain in both legs making me feel weaker on the squat than usual. I was doing the SS program before...

johnvee73‎, 07-14-2022 09:49 AM
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4 day upper/lower for mass, 35 yo

I'm thinking about changing my split routine to the below upper/body. My current stats are: BP: 225x8 Squat: 275x6 DL: 345x6 The progression strategy is to up weight when I get to the top end of the rep range on my first set with a rep or two spare and end up anywhere in the prescribed rep...

lukaszz91‎, 07-13-2022 01:50 AM
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