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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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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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6th month of “minimum”...I dunno guys

So, I’m into my 6th month of doing a “minimum“ workout that takes me 30 minutes, 3 days a week...so 1 1/2 hours a week total. I’ve totally stopped monitoring diet. I generally eat healthier than most, but there’s been plenty of junk too. I just eat whatever when I’m hungry until I’m satisfied. ...

grubman‎, 03-01-2020 07:41 AM
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Foam Mattresses for low back pain?

Anyone bought a foam mattress from costco? Di you buy the complete set? or just the mattress? Can you tell me what brand it was ? and how was it sleepwise?

chilon1‎, 05-05-2009 02:58 PM
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Growing calves - what's your sweet spot?

The most stubborn body part for me to even show some growth has always been the calfs. I have slow twitch muscles and discovered high reps do nothing for me. I used to be a long distance runner and played lots of basketball growing up, always had skinny legs and calfs. I have found...

adamgentile‎, 01-07-2020 06:01 AM
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Keeping going as you get older

Hi all Wanted to create a post to understand how you keep training as you get older? I'm 48 and I've been training since I was around 14, so a decent stint. Obviously with age I expect things to get more difficult, but recently I'm struggling to recover between sessions and I get lots of...

nkilmart‎, 06-06-2020 05:37 AM
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New world record deadlift 1,104 pounds

The Mountain' Hafthor Bjornsson deadlifts 1,104 pounds to set new world record Lift starts around 115 Z1F0bEQ5L5E

mtpockets‎, 05-03-2020 03:36 AM
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Smile Starting over after my life was hacked..

Hi I'm Liz, 60 y/o woman 5'4" and 120kg. (264 lb's) When I was 54 I was at the gym 5 days a week; my bod (69 kg/152 lbs) was on its way to greatness, then I was raped and the bottom fell out of my boat. It's 6 yrs on, I'm 60 now and want my life and bod back. Am I too old to start over? Is this...

Lizzie2day‎, 05-11-2020 10:52 PM
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app suggestion for tracking workouts?

Hi all- What do you guy/girls use for tracking workouts? Trying to avoid spreadsheet or notebook. Thanks

ENCBBQ‎, 05-20-2020 08:56 AM
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Lifting after 40: maintain or progress?

Should lifters change their routine after 40, and adopt a more maintenance-oriented mindset, or keep trying to progress? I know they say heavy compound lifts in the 3-5 range is where it's at for keeping your testosterone levels high etc., but what about injury prevention, joint and vascular...

bropheus‎, 06-10-2020 09:15 AM
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DB handles

I am looking for good quality DB handles (screw type). No cheap garbage with loose fitting collars etc. good quality machined steel. Price isn’t really an option. Google Just returns CAP BB junk and the likes.

meloncap78‎, 05-18-2020 02:30 AM
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Getting Started, Looking for Community

This was going to be the year that I got it all dialed in: diet, exercise, sleep, work. In January I was a machine. I've never been more productive at work, and never been more disciplined in the gym and with my diet. And then one morning in February, I rushed through my warm-up,...

growordie2020‎, 05-08-2020 01:00 PM
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Bedtime Sugar Cravings

I don’t know why but right as I get sleepy and start dozing off, I get a sweet tooth surge. This has been happening regularly within recent months (nothing to do with C19). If I eat candy or something sweet during that time, it’s euphoric as sugar is. But I am a fitness junkie like many of you....

chocolateDip‎, 05-16-2020 04:06 AM
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Just venting

This isn't about advice, it's more just to vent. In 2012 I had the worst chronic fatigue of my life, for reasons that are more complex than a simple post can explain, I believed I had MS and decided to "give up" for the year on working out and spent the entire year on my couch. As an ecto, I...

mfarrell‎, 06-02-2020 10:09 AM
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Cut or Bulk?

I have been bulking for months. I mean a lot of months Belly Size: 108 Cm Neck: 43 ish Height: 176 cm Weight: 94 kg Age: 35 I suppose, I am around 26-27-28 bf. And the reason I have been/am out of control in terms of bf is due to satisfaction with the weight increase in big lifts....

Mertcann85‎, 03-06-2020 11:19 AM
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Seeking General Information

So, I'm 47, a touch overweight, and was injured recently at work. As part of my physical therapy, I had to do some weight lifting. I didn't notice any change, but my wife did and started caressing my biceps. Who doesn't want to look good for the wife? So, I've developed a bit of an interest...

Dumoti‎, 05-24-2020 07:11 AM
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Haven't lifted since February.

Hello all hope everyone is well. I haven't lifted since Feb and due to the lockdown i havent bothered looking for alternatives to the gym. On the plus side i dont seem to have lost all that much muscle if any due to being inactive and slowly putting the pounds/fat on overtime. However i...

fendertele‎, 05-16-2020 03:16 PM
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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 https://www.ukactive.com/covid-19 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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Cut or bulk?

I am at a point right now, where I ma not sure whether I should continue cutting for another 2-3kgs or start bulking. (I am 36 y old). I've never had abs in my life, my abs are strong as hell, but genetics is ****ty so all my fat is in my belly. I am 180cm tall (5ft11). 2 years ago, I had...

LeanDude84‎, 05-28-2020 11:10 AM
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Shoulder pain

Hello all, I am hoping all is well doing these strange times. My question for you is regarding pull-ups. As often happens age is starting take its toll. I have been training for the upcoming Murphy and the last two days I’m having a hell of a time with my shoulders and pull-ups. So that...

iapilot‎, 05-18-2020 04:25 PM
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Question Skinny fat / Where to Start

I'm looking to get rid of my skinny fat look. At the moment I'm looking to use lat pulldowns as a way of getting onto the pull up bar. I weight about 90kg, and I heard that if you can do about 70% of your weight then you should be able to do a pullup. I think I need to do this as a struggle for...

manhatten123‎, 06-01-2020 05:14 AM
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179 lbs, my heaviest weight in over 2 years!

I was 179 lbs this morning with a weekly average of 177 lbs both of which are the heaviest in over two years. I am done with my winter gaining phase but instead of cutting to mid 160’s for summer like I did the last two years I may just maintain below 180 moving forward. When I started this...

tblodg15‎, 05-26-2020 07:08 PM
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Deadlift PR

I had form issues in the past that I have been working on vigilantly. My hips always came up way early and my lift would start with my shoulders almost below my hips (think stiff legged deadlift). Although still not perfect it has allowed me to progress and be more comfortable. Well tonight dead’s...

meloncap78‎, 06-01-2020 01:45 AM
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Overtraining way too easily

Im stuck in really low numbers and I cant go more than 4 weeks without "over training syndrome" even when Ive reduced my weekly volume to something that is completely minimal. Piss away 1-2 weeks to recover, then youre right back to where you started. Make progress back up and stall again at the...

StillbornSoul‎, 06-20-2020 03:37 PM
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Must. Not. Give up

I'm 51 years and 5 months, and packing 208.4 lbs. My knees are creaky and painful. I lack stamina, and fatigue easily. I am prediabetic. And elevated cholesterol. I came to bodybuilding.com in 2015, at 203 lbs, eager to lose weight and get fit, but ofc, 5 years later, and soooooo many diets, and...

gridsmart‎, 05-27-2020 09:38 PM
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Pain when benching

After 30 years of benching , pain is unbearable to do any heavy benching. Incline is even a problem. Am I stuck doing just cable work.

RippedVanRinkle‎, 06-11-2020 07:56 PM
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Need a change!

Hi all, So I’m looking to make a change for the long term now. I’m going to be a dad in July so I’m thinking a lot more now about how I want to be around for much longer, not have my family worry about any health issues I could have prevented further down the line and overall just have better...

Johntheboy84‎, 05-20-2020 01:58 AM
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