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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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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official 2020 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 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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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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Sets between meetings

Are long periods between sets bad? I have been working from home and brought out my old bench. I have been wondering if my method is hurting my gains. I will go do a set of bench press and then take a meeting for maybe an hour and then do a set of incline. If it is bad for gains why? Because I am...

gregbandsm‎, 09-13-2020 09:19 AM
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Does anyone here workout hard and have high ast/alt

I do not drink or use drugs. For years, i ve been working out and my yearly labs come back with high liver function tests (AST/ALT). I ve gone for ultrasounds and GI doc for a hole list of bloodwork, always came back negative. Now again my LFT's came back elevated, does this happen to you guys?...

Legendsneverdie‎, 09-15-2020 12:21 PM
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Start Bulking Or Maintain?

I'm not sure if I should start bulking now or eat at maintenance for a couple months to see how things go. I'm 42m, 5'10, 147lbs as of the scale this morning, still a little fat in the stomach and only can see some of the upper part of my abs. In April I was 170lbs and was a skinny fat ectomorph....

blb078‎, 09-22-2020 08:11 AM
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How realistic is to start body building at 39?

I am 39 years old. I am pretty healthy and look much younger as others for my age. I do not smoke do not use alcohol. I have same body constitution now as person here: before he started training. I want to archive same results...

John34567‎, 08-30-2020 02:45 PM
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Cool Training question 😁

Hi there I have a training question :) Hi there just a question for anybody who has an opinion on this it would be much appreciated. If for example you do a push and pull day and on your pull day you are doing back and biceps. Would it make more sense to completely finish off a whole muscle...

jasonmk‎, 09-24-2020 12:28 PM
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Bring your best Dad Jokes in here. (Reps)

What do you call some one with no nose and body? Nobody knows...

BlackJack619‎, 09-23-2020 05:35 PM
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I'm Vic and the gym I train at reopens tomorrow. I'm really happy about that. OK so just introducing myself and celebrating.

VicDumbbells‎, 08-25-2020 12:06 PM
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Feel pulling in testicles w/ KB swings ?

My first block today after warm up was a pyramid KB swing (5x50-10x45-15x40-20x35-25x30-20x35-15x40-10x45-5x50). About halfway through I began feeling a pulling in my left nut and decided to stop. First time I've ever felt anything other than muscle soreness w/ KB swings. Searches online didn't...

QDubs‎, 09-23-2020 10:53 AM
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UK gyms reopen maybe July?

No date but rumour is gyms in UK reopen July if all is well. The uk's trade association for gyms ukactive has guidance which is fairly vague but does have specific things such as workout towels banned, 3m squared per person and obvious things about cleaning....

OldFartTom‎, 06-13-2020 07:42 AM
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Quad sweep

Extensions with toes pointing in, walking lunges with weight, high rep squats. Nothing seems to bring out that sweep. My upper legs are severely lacking. Hopefully this can’t be a genetic factor? 18.5” femur for the win lol. Any tips on getting the outers to come in would be greatly appreciated.

meloncap78‎, 08-31-2020 06:30 PM
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Talking 45 year old semi-beginner

Hi, I've been lifting seriously ( well consistently at least ) for about a year and a half the more I read the more confused I am about my program. I wanted to share my progress and get people's thoughts. For the first year I was pretty much doing a squat, bench, deadlift and pullup workout 3...

jackleon‎, 09-26-2020 06:30 AM
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Frustrated with fat loss.. keep gaining weight .. 275lbs (pic included)

40yo male. So according to 275x14-500 (weight loss) I should be able to consume 3350 calories a day and lose weight. I've been exercising regularly for 3 years with a split of full body compound lifting and cardio. I don't track my calories and I definitely like to have drinks with my...

metalbabble‎, 09-11-2020 10:15 AM
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For those who got snipped - how long recovery?

I'm taking the bullets out of the gun late next month. I'm assuming a full week off with no major activity whatsoever is key. It will be a month out from a GORUCK endurance event I have planned though - think carrying backpacks over long distances, CrossFit-style workouts, and carrying heavy...

GrouchyUSMC‎, 08-16-2020 04:43 PM
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Possibly some helpful training info There's been a lot of threads in the O35 asking about tips for over 40, can I build over 40, is it worth training over 40 etc... I asked a question in the thread above^^ in the Nutrition section about Muscle Protein Synthesis. Not...

smokinal‎, 09-30-2020 06:57 PM
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Meniscus Tear

I guess I'm just looking for some input from anyone else who has this issue or has had the corrective surgery. I have a double tear in my left knee. It hasn't bothered me in a quite a while, since last year at about this time when I had it diagnosed really. Now starting back with training it's...

ezra76‎, 10-04-2020 03:45 AM
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The Dumbell vs Barbell debate

I was at the gym and a trainer made a comment that I should stop doing dumbbells and focus on heavy barbell instead. Now if I was training as a power lifter I might agree. When I questioned him on it he literally said " I train the CEO of Nike, I made a quater million dollars last year, when I give...

kyle38‎, 09-27-2020 01:58 PM
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Hello again. Just starting back.

It's pretty much been 8yrs. since I trained with any consistency, starting back at 44 now. Last couple years I've been eating like crap, lots of fast food and beer. Finally got tired of feeling tired every day and hungover pretty much every Saturday. Started cleaning up my diet bigtime and...

ezra76‎, 09-29-2020 02:52 PM
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Continue bulking?

6’2 182. Starting to get very jiggly/watery back handles. Was much leaner at 187 before Covid struck. Not sure what happened, most likely a loss of LBM. Just curious where I will end up if I try to add another 10-15 pounds over the next 6 months. BF estimate would also be appreciated.

meloncap78‎, 10-06-2020 12:47 PM
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Strange issue with pecs spasming and cramping

I am 35 y/o and have been a serious lifter for 20 years. Last year at 34 was the strongest I've ever been in my life. I was routinely benching 225 for 20+ reps and had never felt better. Anyways I had to take 3 weeks off last September and a few weeks back into it I started getting cramps on...

TheAndyThompson‎, 10-08-2020 07:49 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 04:20 PM
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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 08:41 PM
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Row machines

Like a lot of people I've been adding to the home gym. I've just picked up an elliptical (ProForm Hybrid Trainer) and they also have a row machine that is in stock. I've never used a row machine, is there any benefit to it out side of aerobics? Can you use them for tricep pulls and the like? I...

kyle38‎, 10-08-2020 02:44 PM
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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 01:16 AM
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The Bench Press

Last set for 185lbs x 6. The barbell bench press gets a back rap today in the fitness world, in fact most workout advice in today's world is horrible. You need to really shift through the sands to find some sound advice. Or to make it easier just only read about old school bodybuilding. I’m...

adamgentile‎, 09-02-2020 11:16 AM
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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 06:07 AM
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