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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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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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Getting started at 45

Hey guys. Long story short, battled cancer twice, won and in remission. Grew sick and tired of always feeling sick and tired, so decided to turn over a new leaf. Started in the fall with some strength training because I was so weak (my very first bench press was 60 lbs for 5 reps!). Got my form...

Hadian‎, Yesterday 09:02 PM
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Impressive to say the least!


mtpockets‎, Yesterday 10:29 AM
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FAILED - 3 times in a row - bench - starting strength - help

been on starting strength 6+ months. finally hitting the bench wall at almost my body weight 180 (BW = 190) first fail was on the second set. second fail was on last set 3 rep. third fail was on last set 4th rep. (on the last attempt i even forwent squats and started on the bench to conserve...

MalachiB1‎, 02-21-2019 02:05 PM
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Help with some lab results - fatigue, no libido, lethargy and brain fog

Hey folks. Over the last 6-9 months I’ve found myself super fatigued, really low energy, no sex drive at all and have a general brain fog most of the time. I’ve got some test results back but don’t know what to make of them after seeing my GP. She wasn’t a lot of help and basically said not to...

Empiremag‎, 02-12-2019 03:36 PM
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Caloric Intake Advice

I went on a pretty serious cardio / diet plan and dropped down to about 164 (I’m 5’ 10”). I was eating abiut 1200 cals/day. That was a little too lean (had that unhealthy sunken-face look). I moved from a cardio-focused routine to a better balance of strength training. While I definitely have...

bluej79‎, 02-21-2019 05:16 AM
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Sleeping and recovery

So sleeping is vital for muscle building and so, and people recommend around 6-8h per day. But does this mean straight sleep (like, going to bed at 11pm and waking up at 7 am). Or, as long as you can manage those hours of sleep into your day it's all good? Because I know about those REM,...

GuKre‎, Yesterday 02:29 AM
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I get bored quickly with things, starting on a new direction of powerlifting/Hypertrophy. I find most isolation exercises a waste of time and unnecessary, unless I was stepping on stage to compete. I pretty much scratched a lot of iso's so I'm leaving a traditional bodybuilding split behind, for...

adamgentile‎, 02-19-2019 11:50 AM
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Most efficient way to grow muscle/bulk

Ok, a question for the professionals here (as in those of you who have done this for years or really are professional). I'm 5'6", male, I used to weigh 180 which is pretty chunky for me. That was back in August. From August to mid-November I went on a strict diet plan and did a ton of...

Razz3e‎, 02-19-2019 05:38 PM
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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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L4-L5 Discectomy recovery

Looking for wise counsel 🙏🏼 I'm terrified that I'm losing my youthful vigor to my once invincible but now aging 51 yr old body. SO!....I herniated L4-L5, first time, 3 yrs ago on hack squats. I came back from it with chiropractic care, stretching & strengthening stabilizers. No pain, all gain,...

Vybr8‎, 02-19-2019 12:15 AM
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Binge meal once a month, or cheat meal once a week?

Just wondering how frequently some of the other over 35's "cheat" with their diet, and to what extent? I have found that past the age of 30 eating lots and lots of low quality, calorific foods does catch up with you (as my mother always warned it would). I kind of follow IIFYM so I eat pretty...

MrCarrot‎, 02-18-2019 03:51 AM
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Any other activity with so much confusion, ignorance, misinformation, bro-science?

I’ve been hopping around on the sub-forums of, and it really is rediculous how much confusion there is about what to do, and how to do it. So much unproductive and conflicting information. So many people trying to sell you something along with thier lies, so many false gurus, so many...

grubman‎, 02-10-2019 07:45 AM
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Deadlift - bar not moving off the floor. Which muscle starts initial movement?

What muscle is responsible for getting the bar off the floor? I've never run into trouble with lockout yet. Just an issue moving the bar off the floor. What accessory exercises to improve the initial movement of getting the bar off the floor?

phamine‎, 01-20-2015 05:13 PM
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MRI next week

Well after my July boating / lifting incident and tearing up my AC joint rotator, I finally go for an MRI as the pain has not gotten any better and the range of motion is limited still. Kinda excited kinda worried. So tired of not lifting all-in or limited. It will be nice to get to the bottom...

polishedball‎, 02-19-2019 07:35 AM
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Getting fat has its benefits

Last year I lost some weight intentionally to help with a fall marathon and a 50 miler. Running was better, but I lost some strength. After the 50 miler in November, I basically lost control of my eating and got really fat over the holidays. I haven't weighed myself in 2 months, but my clothes are...

Gabbar99‎, 01-30-2019 07:20 AM
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Share your leg session please

Hey folks. in trying to post/contribute more, I did a quick search for this but couldn't find anything in the over 35 section so I was wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing your leg days or variations. Do you do 1/2 sessions a week? Split them up or hit them all twice? As I am currently...

gazmorton2000‎, 02-11-2019 05:53 AM
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Change can be hard, but one step at a time...

Hello everyone, It's been a couple months since I last posted. As I said in my 1st post, I have a lot of weight to lose in order to transform my body. I've lost a total about 80+ lbs since my biggest(which was 633lbs) Right now my goal is to get below 500lbs in order to have the sleeve surgery....

Tiny005‎, 02-16-2019 08:55 PM
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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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Cutting during an injury?

My forearm on my dominant arm has been acting up during rows and most other pulls so for the past 3 weeks I've neglected all pulling movements. I thought it would be fine in a week or 2, now I wonder if it'll be fine at all. It has improved somewhat but even during standing ab wheel the forearm...

AD1985‎, 02-06-2019 03:31 AM
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getting so sooooo close now!

I have target for weight (hopefully... fat) loss. Sure it's entirely arbitrary number: anything less than 70Kg even if it's 69.99 :) ( <=154 lbs) Today I weighed in at gym (after morning workout) on one of those slide the little weights about medical scale as 69.95Kg Actually this is just a...

OldFartTom‎, 02-14-2019 03:15 AM
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Lifting with degenerative disc disease

So admittedly I'm not 35 until June, however I figured this would be the best place to ask this question. So yesterday I found out just how bad of shape my back is (spent the last couple weeks getting x-rays, and a MRI). I'm on the verge of needing three plates in my lumbar. Basically if I told my...

jetskier369‎, 02-08-2019 11:56 AM
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Need Honest Opinions/Help - Physique Competition

All, Brand new to this forum and I'm putting myself out there asking for some help. Over the last 16 months I've lost about 50 lbs (Diet & Exercise, Imagine that!) Anyway, I'm thinking about entering a Masters Physique competition in May of '19 and would like some honest feedback on if I'm...

JLMohawk‎, 11-08-2018 02:11 PM
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Looking for NPC Masters 2014 footage

Hello all, I'm looking to see if anyone has any recordings from the 2014 NPC Masters (July 2014) from the Light Heavy Weight Bodybuilding competition. That was my dads last competition and i'm trying to gather as much footage on it as I can. I've found some pictures here and there however that's...

Mr-Tripster‎, 02-06-2019 10:20 PM
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Morning Warm Up

Greetings: I'd like to get some experienced advice on warming up before lifting. I currently use a 20 minute yoga routine (lots of stretching) to warm up for lifting but I've been told that I'm actually doing warm-ups wrong and that the warm up for lifting should be dynamic warm ups (lifting...

gthelen‎, 02-11-2019 11:41 AM
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High systolic blood pressure

Hi, For a year now I get higher blood pressure readings on the systolic side. It's always near 145, while diastolic is steady 80. I've heard that this can be caused by my arms growing thicker so I had my doctor test it with a larger sleeve and still got the same readings. Anyone else noticed...

reemprive‎, 02-11-2019 07:24 AM
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