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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: 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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What do you do; Motivation?

What are some of the things you do, or suggest to do when you are tired, and have no motivation or desire to exercise? I find I am struggling with that a lot, and I am sad to say, I give in to it way to much. :(

Faithbuilders‎, 07-07-2021 07:28 AM
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Dad Seeks Advice From Other Dads

My oldest son is about to turn 14 years old. I started lifting at a gym when I was 14 years old. I was planning to get my son started with a gym membership for his 14th birthday, but my wife says he's too young. Also, he is a competitive swimmer, and his coaches are telling him to hold off until...

OscarB78‎, 06-30-2021 09:37 AM
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Post Blood test (T levels)

Hi all I’ve been trying to build muscle for a while and never have really got there, I suspected low T but (I know this sounds stupid) but was too scared to actually test and I kind of closed my eyes/ ears and pretended it wasn’t a problem I finally did a private test and these are my...

jazzycafc‎, 07-25-2021 02:42 PM
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I'm a mess - Advice needed

Hi all, No idea where to begin, so I'll just go back to right before Covid started. I was overweight, infrequently exercising but Covid made everything worse. Long story short, I am the caregiver for my Mom (who has health problems) so we quarantined ourselves. This worked until my mom got sick...

sternfan2017‎, 07-09-2021 03:13 PM
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Sciatica- can I ever train legs again?

Been suffering sciatica, agony, it comes and goes... any hip hinge movement or hamstring exercise sets it off though. Done some basic research on what exercises I should avoid - basically any leg exercises and also bent Row. As an ex powerlifter I lived for leg day. So its pretty depressing...

melDorado‎, 07-10-2021 10:55 PM
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46 year old newbie..

Hi As the title suggests; I am new to bodybuilding; but have quite a bit of crossfit experience. I want a workout programme that will allow me yo do it ftom home. I have got a simple bench press set with leg extension and biceps curl add ons, as well as a couple of dumbells. I have searched the...

Tony1974x‎, 07-26-2021 12:46 AM
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Post Blood test (T levels)

Hi all I’ve been trying to build muscle for a while and never have really got there, I suspected low T but (I know this sounds stupid) but was too scared to actually test and I kind of closed my eyes/ ears and pretended it wasn’t a problem I finally did a private test and these are my...

jazzycafc‎, 07-25-2021 02:41 PM
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spine adjusting and cracking during leg press, is this ok?

I've noticed my spine making cracking and adjusting noises while doing the hack squat and with the leg press. It's not painful, feels soothing like being at the chiropractor. I have minimal soreness at my tailbone, and even less the next day. I used to have very bad pain in my scapula muscle from...

vitamina10‎, 07-21-2021 05:23 AM
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Losing the last 20! Help

Hi! I am looking advice on losing my last 15 - 20lbs. I have lost 80lbs about 3 years ago. I am currently 145lbs and am having trouble losing my last few lbs. I eat about 1000 calories. Per day with less then 50gm of carbs. I started this back about 2 weeks ago and have gained 5 lbs. I currently do...

Kaycock‎, 07-07-2021 07:38 AM
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Urge to stand and inability to sit down is due to...?

In my younger years. I would have moments where I would experience a strong urge to stand and an inability to sit. What would cause this? Growth hormone? I've also experienced moments where my spine would feel like a steel rod. Any ideas?

EssereFelice‎, 07-19-2021 05:39 PM
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ex wife on the phone

we arguing again. shes got this new dumb ass bf now whos been taunting me.. now his punk ass 17yo kid has started taunting me too. he says hes going beat my ass brothers. hes like some 6ft 300lb dumb ass kid. but he can probably beat my ass. he does more weights than me. im scared brothers. i cant...

MrJeremyOlympia‎, 07-03-2021 10:25 AM
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Thumbs up Tips for intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting refers to voluntarily restricting eating hours and/or meal times as a way of boosting health. Generally speaking, there are a couple of different methods that people adhere to when intermittent fasting: 1. The 16/8 Method This method involves eating for 8 hours and fasting...

Prekshaa‎, 07-18-2021 01:48 AM
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Return to Gym After 13 years - Bad DOMS

Just a background, I started lifting at 14 years old. I lifted regularly until I was about 30 years old. No stranger to the gym or proper technique, or DOMS. After having kids and career, my gym attendance fell off. Now I've returned to the gym at 43 years old after about 13 years off. I am...

OscarB78‎, 06-30-2021 07:25 AM
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Any speed athletes here? Working on sprints, energy, nutrition.

I might be a bit out of place here as I am not too concerned about "getting my gains" regarding size, no competitions to go to, or any women to impress. But I am getting back to work with primary goals of gaining strength, protection from injury, and seeing how far I am still push my speed. I was...

fastline1‎, 07-16-2021 01:25 PM
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Current physique

It’s been awhile. Trying to get back on track here after an extended period of long overnight hours at work. I was originally sitting around 188 12-13%. Currently I am 187 and I believe that my BF has climbed considerably which tells me I have lost significant lean mass. Looking for a current %...

meloncap78‎, 07-12-2021 11:26 PM
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Trt, clomid, and thinking about anavar..

Hi. I take trt (test cyp) once a week and clomid every other day. It is prescribed by a doctor for low-T. I was thinking about adding anavar. If so, what does should I consider and will the clomid every other day be sufficient enough that I do not need a separate PCT? I am looking to shed some LBs....

paul42882‎, 07-17-2021 09:19 AM
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Sudden Strength Loss - Bench & Military Press

Anyone experience anything like this or offer any insight/ideas? Thanks a ton! Three weeks ago had an amazing chest/back workout, everything felt great. I normally do 225 x 12, 250 x 10, 275 x 8 and 315 for max reps - usually 4-6. Then two weeks ago, for some reason I decided to narrow my...

FCB02062‎, 09-19-2013 07:24 AM
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Deadlifts after back workout.

After a year of doing PPL. I’m 6 weeks into a new split and like it. It’s a 4 day split. It’s nice just to focus on Chest and Tri’s without putting shoulders in there now. Day 1 chest/triceps Day 2 legs Day 3 shoulders/traps/neck/forearms Day 4 back/biceps. I’ve been doing deadlifts after...

adamgentile‎, 07-16-2021 05:46 AM
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Smile Reclaiming my life at 37

Hello everyone, Im new to the bodybuilding.com community and i joined the forums to be in a wonderful supporting group. Ill give you alittle back history. in the start of 2020 and before i use to live a very sedentary lifestyle ate what ever i wanted barely worked out. I use to work from...

SinisterJones‎, 07-13-2021 11:20 PM
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Sauna For Quicker Recovery?

Will using sauna after a workout help speed up recovery. My buddy is saying if you jump in for about 10 mins stratight after a session it speeds up the bodys recovery process. Gets the blood pumping through the whole of the body. Is it worth looking into?

Tenor2020‎, 07-06-2021 04:57 AM
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Need diet advice

Getting ready to turn 45 in a couple of weeks and I have not been to the gym in 2 years. I started an office job 2 years ago and it has been a lifestyle change for sure. I went from being on my feet all day long to sitting all day long. The only exercise I get is from disc golf. I typically play...

Gcanter‎, 07-09-2021 09:24 AM
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Frequency and rest

Wanted a little input here. Work schedule has tightened up a lot and I am trying to get a full body workout every other day with dumbbells, along with cardio and body weight exercises on my off day. I'm crunching each work out into a little under an hour. My concerns are 1, do I need more time off,...

kyle38‎, 07-12-2021 01:03 PM
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Hot cop

This picture of Washington State police officer Craig Keller at age 49 shows you what an older guy can accomplish through hard work. He's also a hero cop who took out a bad guy who was threatening a gathering of people during a 4th of July celebration. The perp tried to stab the officer and...

RalphD1957‎, 07-11-2021 07:18 PM
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Back to the Gym

Hi all, Need some advice please as I am really struggling to understand what I should be doing: So, I am 43 (nearly 44). I have not been down the gym in nearly a year - various reasons (new job, covid etc). My diet has gone to the dogs, eating crap, drinking a fair amount. Not good, I now...

davejh77‎, 07-05-2021 02:10 AM
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Question Off days

How many days off do you take per week? I know that rest is important, but is 6 days a week working out too much. Been working out my whole life and pretty hard for the past three months. Want to continue gains but am conscious about over-working the muscle. Thoughts?

Saeadub‎, 06-25-2021 06:44 PM
07-02-2021, 11:57 AM Go to last post
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