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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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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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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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Deadlifting for hypertrophy.

Just curious what's your go to routine for deadlifts for reps. More for hypertrophy than max weight. 4 x 8? 5 x 5? etc.

adamgentile‎, Today 09:55 AM
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Anyone else have no idea what their max weight is for a single rep?

I don't know if it's because I'm older, but I've been hitting the gym regularly for 3 months now, increasing my weight every 4-5 weeks, and I've yet to have the urge to see what I can bench/squat/deadlift in a single rep. Is it normal not to care?

metalbabble‎, Yesterday 04:15 AM
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Cord cutting alternatives to Netflix?

I'd cut cable ties many years back and feel pretty good about that. Don't really watch network TV or TV in general, but the kids sometimes watch some BS on Netflix. The problem is, more and more, Netflix is getting just a little bit too "woke". I don't need my 5 year old being recommended to...

JUSA‎, 01-14-2019 08:27 AM
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Random Compliment made my day

Wow , great feeling , just ran into my cardiologist, haven't seen him in 2 years . First thing he says when he sees me " Holy **** , WTF have you been doing ? You want to fall through your own ass ? You look bloody good and lost a lot of weight "......... Funny thing ...although we do it for...

Time-Man‎, 01-13-2019 10:02 AM
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Video of 80 years old Ernest Tuff Deadlifting 190kg - 419LBS in the Gym today

This is a video of my 80 years old training partner Ernest Deadlifting 190kg - 419lbs in the gym today. _C5i2YuvxF4‎, 01-14-2019 07:56 AM
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35 year old, are my goals obtainable?

hey guys, Malachi here, im 35, 6'1.5", and 185#'s. i have been going between Starting strength and Fierce five( when i have the time) my squat went from 135# to 185, bench is up to 165, OHP is 105, dead lift is 135#'s (trying to get form down better) with this in mind, are these goal...

MalachiB1‎, 01-11-2019 01:59 PM
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Getting shirts for suit

I'm 6 foot, 12.5 stone, about 13% bf with fairly broad shoulders. Just looking to get some new shirts for work and looking for suggestions as to where in the UK to get shirts that fit well other than the standard "dad bod" fit. Any suggestions?

dbjbcbab‎, 01-13-2019 12:00 PM
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Question Now that I am over 35, what should I stop doing?

Nobody told me to stop playing basketball, and I ruptured my Achilles like a pro! In my post rupture research I noticed that this is a somewhat common injury for active men in their 30s and 40s. Had I know the risks, I probably would’ve worn different shoes. Maybe I wouldn’t have played that...

BigFattyDaddy2‎, 12-26-2018 03:38 PM
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Novice advice wanted just starting out very overweight

I'm 37 and 21st (294ibs) mostly fat... Never worked out. Inactive too. I decided to shape up. I want to build fairly big chest, big arms, not massive but so it's obvious I've worked out. I want to get rid of the fat of course too. Build muscles on stomach too otherwise my skin will...

Travis360‎, 11-24-2018 09:53 AM
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Not doing cardio

Hi Everyone I read different opnion and school of thought regarding lifting weights vs cardio. I am lifting weights only and some say this causes stiffness in the arteries which then mean more cardio risks. How true is this and any research out there

Yazoal2K‎, 12-30-2018 04:09 PM
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Left arm pain before I start my routine

I'm 45, have not lifted in over a decade. I just got my home GYM all squared away and will start lifting this week. I have had a nagging pain in my left forearm for about 8-9 months, not sure what has caused the injury. I own a bunch of land and in the spring/summer/fall do quite a bit of...

etd66ss‎, 01-14-2019 04:12 AM
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Higher reps

So seeing a recent interview today with Flex Wheeler, he was saying he wish he did higher reps than messing with heavy weights during his competing days. He is claiming you can still get mass with lighter weight and higher reps. I have noticed lately that the higher reps is gaining some...

adamgentile‎, 01-04-2019 02:09 PM
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Dad gut

Hey guys. So I’ve finally started my journey with weightlifting for health and strength. When younger I was always lean even without exercising. But I’ve been struck with a dad gut now. I have no flappy fat anywhere. I’m still pretty lean but my gut has started pretuting. It just looks like a...

SdrJyden‎, 01-07-2019 09:20 AM
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Box jumps?

Anybody add these on off days? My gym remodeled and now has the nice variable height boxes. Can't say I've left the ground in 5 years or so, so I kept it low today. Did 2x5 at 30 and 2x5 at 36. I'd like to do once or twice a week as a squat accessory. Would like to hear if anyone has had success...

drudixon‎, 12-27-2018 10:38 PM
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How is my progress looking?

I wouldn't normally post photos since I don't particularly like the way I look, but I'm eager for some feedback. I've posted pictures in my Body Space. I started lifting in August last year at 38 years of age. First few weeks I ate too little and did too much cardio, but eventually I settled...

MrCarrot‎, 01-11-2019 09:02 AM
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My current Shape after 5 month of training ( 2years break)

HI guys Here my actual Shape ( I am 33 years of age) I begun my training in 2007. Had a 2 year break from 2016-2018 with training. Now I am back. My stats: 1.90 m tall (6'3) Bodyweight 115kg ( around 250lbs) What do you think ?

Florian85‎, 01-11-2019 02:02 AM
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Holy hell I’ll be 50

Well it was inevitable, the clock keep turning. Tomorrow I will tip the half century mark. Over the past 7 months I have been working to be in better shape at 50 than I was at 30. I missed my target weight by 7 pounds but I’m back in a 30” waist, not bad for 50... 16% body fat. I would like...

iapilot‎, 01-09-2019 05:58 PM
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disgesting greasy food

Anyone notice after 30 you begin to have digesting issues with high greasy food or is it just me? How did you change your meals and what works best for you Good carbs and good protein/fat sources only??

916stang‎, 01-07-2019 12:27 PM
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Keep bulking or maintain and workout?

So I been skinny all my life hovering from 120-130 pounds at 5’7. Started to get fed up and started to bulk. I was taking in around 3500 calories give or take and around 100-150 grams of protein for about 2 months. I am currently at 148 pounds. Should I continue to bulk or maintain the weight and...

ekoms99‎, 01-11-2019 07:40 PM
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Clintster’s Hair Regrowth Log

This thread will serve as a progress log for my hair regrowth treatment. I’ve been on TRT since I was 28 when I had bilateral varicocele repair surgery. At that time, I had a full head of hair with no signs of alopecia. Alopecia does not run in either my maternal or paternal genetics however...

clintster442‎, 01-10-2019 05:39 AM
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345lb deadlift

Sorry for the annoying grunt. Felt tired this morning and it was 25F degrees in the garage this morning, took time to warm up. I saved the Deadlifts for last on my back workout today. First did T-bar rows, then barbell rows. Deadlifts: 225 x 6 275 x 4 315 x 1 345 x 1

adamgentile‎, 01-10-2019 06:37 AM
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Skinny and hangry 2019 thread

Who’s in this year? I went from 228 in January 2017 to 185 by June of 2018. Now I’m back up to 214 after the holidays and months of eating hard. LOL Current: 214 Goal: 175

wesleysh21‎, 01-02-2019 10:15 AM
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My weight fluctuations are crazy!

I am 36 yo and am trying my damndest to bring my body fat down. I don't have an accurate form of measurement for my bf%, so I am simply eyeballing what I want aesthetically. Here is the run down: I am eating around 1300 cals a day; yes I measure my foods, no cheating, eat at the same times every...

dallaswynn‎, 01-09-2019 05:02 AM
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What's your total testosterone?

Just curious about other people who's into weightlifting / BB training, as I found contrasting opinions (stats and doctors don't take into consideration our heavy training). I had my total testosterone checked twice, about one year apart in the last years and found values between 1,050 and 1,100...

Natty1980‎, 01-09-2019 04:47 AM
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Advice on bulking after a year of cutting

Sorry in advance for the somewhat long post! Hard for me to believe it's been almost a year since I started this journey of getting in shape! I've been on a cut since mid January, and dropped almost 60lbs (235 down to 177@ 5'-10"). Went from size 38" pants to 31". Added a small amount of lean...

gipper53‎, 12-06-2018 08:50 PM
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