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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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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 05:57 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 02:21 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 08:12 AM
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One of the best decisions I've ever made

I've been a member of 24 Hour Fitness for over 30 years, but one thing I've always hated were crowds. Which is why I went to bed early and woke up at 2 a.m. to train when there aren't that many people there. I'd keep that up consistently for 4-5 months and I'd get burned out and just hit the gym on...

Gneejack‎, 10-12-2018 03:28 PM
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290lb Deadlift - Critique form My warmup to 290. 135 x 8 225 x 5 255 x 2 275 x 1 290 x 1 My weight set only goes up to 290, I felt I could of pulled 300 with no problem, need to buy more weights soon.

adamgentile‎, Today 05:35 AM
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Progress Update, diet break, 50 yr-old legs, etc…

Like always this will probably be way longer than it needs to be but I had several things on my mind that I wanted to share so will just do it in one post. Since some of you have seen my story but some may not have a quick summary - I was overweight for years and started exercising 20 months ago...

tblodg15‎, 09-11-2018 01:19 PM
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I joined the gym 6 weeks ago, i have been going approximately once a week, spending an hour on the machines. In my session i have been doing the usual upper body exercises, i tend to walk 2 miles a day so not concentrated on my lower body. I see there are loads of workout programmes out there but...

thevibe2‎, Today 09:26 AM
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What's optimal?

What's generally considered more important? Progressive overload or volume with respects to hypertrophy? On days that I feel strong and full of energy should I do more volume, or should I stick to the program regardless of how I feel possibly due to the progressive overload scheme? I've...

Mistersmiles1‎, 10-13-2018 10:20 AM
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Size and Weight question

What does it mean when you get bigger, but scale stays the same? I'm comparing from 2-3 months ago. No measurements, but I'm definitely bigger. Not complaining except that "bigger" is everywhere (including belly). Scale has not moved.

5penn‎, Today 07:45 AM
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Testosterone/progesterone combination

My doctor prescribed this combo for me. I am a male btw. Does anyone have any knowledge of this prescription? I’ve noticed a decrease in my libido. I wasn’t expecting that. Is it in my head?

calical5000‎, Today 06:29 AM
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Where are my gains part deux

Hey all. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted so I’ll get everybody up to date. 45 yo in December, current weight and height..268/80” also type 2 diabetic controlled with meds. I’ve been lifting for a year now, first started with Starting Strength then Fierce 5. I had to take a month off in August...

Ckdjim‎, 10-13-2018 04:48 AM
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Is this a good routine?

Hi, everyone, Just finished a 4 month run on a lifting routine primary focused on the compound lifts, but I'm no longer progressing and ready for a change. 5'8" tall at 164 lbs. 40 years old, male. Approximately, 16-18% BF at this time. Looking to get to and maintain sub 15% BF and progressively...

JeremyM07201978‎, 10-14-2018 07:22 AM
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Back to the gym @40- concentrate on muscle or fat loss

Looking for some body transforming advice. Ballooned up to 218lbs through inactivity and bad diet. Recently decided to sort myself out. Cut out alcohol and some bad eating habits, hit the gym 1.5hrs-2hrs a day (threw in some cardio here and there) and dropped to 194 lbs in about a month and a...

OathofStone‎, 10-13-2018 03:07 AM
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14 years later

Well, after browsing the site recently and reading numerous articles about diet, training and various other things, I realised I signed up and made 4 posts back in 2004! Here's the original thread.... Oooops, cannot post a link :( Since then I have done many things. I had a complete pec...

gazmorton2000‎, 10-14-2018 09:59 AM
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50 today! Gaining muscle naturally after 40 (progress video)

So, I’ve hit the 50 year landmark. Instead of a progress picture, I decided to mark the occasion with an 8 year “progress” video. No perfect lighting, no cherry picking the best photo, just honest results from many angles, flaws and all. Before you watch I want to say that, while I’m proud...

grubman‎, 10-02-2018 04:26 AM
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My performance is decreasing... help!

Hi forum, new member here. Im a british 36 year old male. I have been fit all my life. I have done a lot of running (can easily run 8 miles) and kickboxing (blackbelt) as well as other sports including weightlifting. I have always trained for strength. Im not fussed about my body appearance so...

Ripper2000‎, 10-12-2018 10:27 AM
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Pinched nerve setting me back

Damit !! Got a nerve pinched in my neck resulting from pain from T6 vertebrae over scapula into shoulder down triceps and forearm . Result no power in right hand side , my bench dropped from 58kg to battling my ass off to lift 15kg's for 10 reps . According to chiro may take 4-6 weeks to get...

Time-Man‎, 10-13-2018 03:31 AM
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Do you know a low testosterone therapy clinic?

Hello Everyone, I’m new here and I'm into gym also last 9 months ago, Now I can't resume to bodybuilding due to this. I want to share with you guys my experience, I’ve been so stressed lately in my business and also some duties at the home. I’ve searched my symptoms on the internet and found out...

bosstonford44‎, 10-11-2018 07:29 PM
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Closing in to a 300lb deadlift

Quick history, never did a deadlift in my life, even when I lifted in my 20's Started doing them last year, had a few incidents where I pulled some muscles in my back, a case of bad form. I went back to the drawing board and worked on form. This morning my sets looked like this. Also I do...

adamgentile‎, 10-08-2018 08:47 AM
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Cracking joints

I am a man of 46 years old and doing bodybuilding. Since few months now I have all my joints that are cracking. I had a blood work done and it came back without any inflammatory markers, no autoimmune desease. X-ray on fingers does not show anything. Of course I have tryied everything, fish oil,...

MacWanted‎, 10-12-2018 01:16 AM
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Building usable strength for work.

I've decided to get my CDL and one requirement is to be able to repetitively lift 60 pounds. Doesn't sound exciting, I know. But because I'm a woman, my heavy lifting has usually been taken from me and my last employer was inspecting tiny pieces of glass. My body hasn't seen much heavy anything...

timidlady‎, 10-11-2018 05:25 PM
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54yr, Intermittent fast or eat more?

Hey all, So kids are grown and now I'm enjoying life again at 54. I always liked working out but never hit it hard. My goal is to build some lean muscles. So does one eat more or does one reduce calorie intake? - body fat is about 28% (I'm a TOFI body type) - Working out three days a week....

Alanok‎, 10-10-2018 11:42 AM
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Body transformation

I figured after reading all these encouraging posts about losing weight and hitting the weights that I would share my quick story. I started a journey on a new lifestyle back in February. My starting weight was 246. I wish I had proper pics of myself before I started taking things serious. Fast...

pyrohusband‎, 10-08-2018 03:27 PM
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Smile Organic Products

Good Morning! I just joined the forums because there aren't too many health and nutrition forums out there that don't revolve around pharmaceutical type subject matter. I've seen other forums, but they are typically tied in with the common "see your doctor" responses when someone posts...

AnchorDude‎, 10-09-2018 05:57 AM
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Squats improving.

I'm up to where I left off when I was in my 20's before I stopped lifting for decades, as far as squats are concerned. I had a solid 3 reps of 225 this morning. Squat routine was: 135 x 10 185 x 8 195 x 8

adamgentile‎, 10-11-2018 06:45 AM
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My 10 month progress

Finally got a wild hair to take some actual progress pictures. Photography is a big hobby of mine, so I tossed up the camera and a few lights...need all the help I can get to look good :) So my quick story: I'm 37, and was 235lbs at the start of the year, had been around that weight for about...

gipper53‎, 10-07-2018 11:27 AM
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Started at 430lbs

Hey everyone, I have been lurking a little bit now for a while but thought I would share story. When I was about 15 I had a pretty devastating knee injury and 5 surgeries later its been mostly fixed. When I was 34 i started losing mobility in my knee joint. I went and saw my doctor who told me...

MLowe1982‎, 10-09-2018 07:30 AM
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Progress pics, minimal strength gains near end of long term deficit

Minimal strength gains near end of long term deficit - time to build something! I have not been training for strength but as I approached my fat loss goal I wanted to see where I was at on the bench press before I attempt my first ever bulking phase. I have been stopping short of failure so I...

tblodg15‎, 10-01-2018 10:36 AM
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