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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 06:57 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 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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Thumbs up Major UPDATE!!! 120lbs GONE!!! WOOHOOOO!!!

Hey boys and girls!! Remember when I posted a year ago and mentioned I was morbidly obese and literally was on the verge of losing everything in my life and maybe my life, well I kicked my ass into gear and being almost 40 years old doesn't help lol but I have lost 120lbs and put on about 25lbs...

darkmachine‎, 10-22-2018 08:48 PM
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Question Looking To Build Up Grip Strength -- Suggestions?

After pulling something in my left wrist last week and now pulled something in my right forearm, I now realize that my grip strength is the issue. I've generally done reverse bar curls and bar rolls on biceps days and relied on just the use of my grip on other exercises to be enough to bring things...

ItalianDomenic‎, 12-12-2018 10:26 AM
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Cut or bulk?

Hello all, I’m 37 years old, 6’3, 208 pounds. I’m in a situation where I don’t know if I should cut or bulk. I’m currently 18% body fat and would like to cut that down to at least 12%, maybe even lower. At the same time, I want to build my chest (currently have some chest fat), arms (skinny arms)...

deadendstreet‎, 12-12-2018 08:06 PM
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Question Split Critique

I was pushing myself a bit hard, definitely not as resilient as I was in my younger days. I know rest days are recommended, but I go in the morning and my day just feels off if I don't go do something at the gym. Works better than coffee in waking me up and getting me going. Old Split: Sun:...

ItalianDomenic‎, 12-14-2018 05:55 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 12:27 PM
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Jordan Feigenbaum/Barbell Medicine

Recently stumbled across this guy along with Austin Baraki while perusing training You Tubes. A lot of what he says seems to make sense, but I'm not really qualified to determine whether it's all really legit. Anybody familiar with this guy? If so, what's your opinion on his training...

ElrondHubbard‎, 11-30-2018 08:57 PM
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Advice on bulking after a year of cutting

Sorry in advance for the somewhat long post! Hard for me to believe it's been almost a year since I started this journey of getting in shape! I've been on a cut since mid January, and dropped almost 60lbs (235 down to 177@ 5'-10"). Went from size 38" pants to 31". Added a small amount of lean...

gipper53‎, 12-06-2018 08:50 PM
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Talking 5 min of lifting a day is enough...

This morning i came across this study (showed in Danish morning TV) claiming that 5 min of lifting a day (as in 2 sets of bench press to failure) can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by a significant amount. Interesting...what is you thoughs on this? :) We must be very healthy d: ...

Pindsvin‎, 12-04-2018 01:47 AM
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Plans and goals for 2019

What are your goals for 2019? Mine are really simple, stay consistent with both training and diet for another year, I also quit drinking recently so I intend on having a completely dry 2019 #teetotal

dazlittle‎, 12-13-2018 02:13 AM
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Is flexibility important to remain youthful? Does it clash with bodybuilding?

Does flexibility clash with bodybuilding? Is flexibility important to remain youthful? I've been asking myself this as I get older and more rigid, getting more aches and pains and trying to figure out what to do about it. I've been reading lots of articles that say your flexibility...

SurfSteve‎, 11-28-2018 11:02 AM
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Wrist Wraps For Wrist Pain From Arthritis?

I have mild arthritis in my left wrist, which is worse in the winter months. I lift in the morning, which is when it is at it's worse. Anybody ever use wrist wraps for this? Did it help any? Any other suggestions coping with this? And form is good. I am not new to lifting, just new to...

ItalianDomenic‎, 12-07-2018 04:48 AM
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Novice advice wanted just starting out very overweight

I'm 37 and 21st (294ibs) mostly fat... Never worked out. Inactive too. I decided to shape up. I want to build fairly big chest, big arms, not massive but so it's obvious I've worked out. I want to get rid of the fat of course too. Build muscles on stomach too otherwise my skin will...

Travis360‎, 11-24-2018 09:53 AM
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Advice needed!

Hi, looking for some help and advice and thought speaking to people who may have been in a similar situation at some point could be the best way to go. I'm 35, 5ft 8' and weigh roughly 11st (70kg). I've trained for a few years but never used to give it 100%. I get disheartened easily when not...

Jambo1309‎, 11-03-2018 07:37 AM
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New beginnings - seeking thoughts and feedback

Hi all - advance apologies for the lengthy post, but I figured I'd put it all out there. I'm looking for some feedback and advice regarding a workout / lifestyle routine I've recently embarked on. I've been lurking around for quite a while and found some good info, which formed the basis of my...

brinylife‎, 12-08-2018 12:36 PM
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Video of me Winning o40s Mr Physique Class last Sunday

This is a video of me competing at a NIFMA Comp in Belfast last Sunday where I came 1st in o40s Mr Physique, 2nd in o40s Mr Athletic and 2nd in Mr Classic Physique Class.‎, 12-02-2018 10:46 AM
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Super Squats Program

Been thinking of starting this in the New Year after coming off a 3 month deficit. I'm in the middle of reading the book and have almost convinced myself that this will be my next program. I've done 20 rep squats in the past (not this program) and they are brutal. Has anyone in the 035 given...

BillPhoto‎, 12-04-2018 12:38 PM
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Thinking about a lean bulk

Seems like I have been cutting my whole life. About 8 or 9 years ago I was at my heaviest at 265 lbs (only 6ft tall). So over the years I have been on some kind of "cut" which leads me to my current weight of 194ish lbs. I have to admit that I have been cutting so long that cutting has been my...

Dilfry‎, 12-07-2018 09:56 AM
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Lost my way in the gym

Question guys. 38 yr old male here. Ive been training since i was 21. I had gotten up to 215lbs at one point and was a beast. Last year i went on a cut and dropped 25 lbs. and with that went pretty much all my muscle. Ive spent this year slowly increasing calories and not making any progress in...

livindagym‎, 11-27-2018 09:04 AM
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Training with a pacemaker

Hello Everyone, I just had a pacemaker implanted (3 weeks ago) and I am concerned about weight training. I have been bodybuilding/weight training for nearly twenty years. My concern is not health (I am healthy) but breaking a lead. I have a single lead in the right atrium. The pacemaker...

JoshMorris‎, 02-11-2015 11:29 AM
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What happened?

Hi folks, I am new to this site and have found it to be full of great information and looks like a bunch of great folk. I am fairly new to bodybuilding and I started exercising about 4 months ago on August 2018. I am 6'ft 51 years old and weighed in at 179.7 lbs and aprox 22.6% body fat....

chivaguy‎, 12-03-2018 10:44 AM
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6 weeks into my first ever bulk phase - observations & weird stuff

After being in a deficit for a long time and now being in a surplus there are some weird things going on. First as a reminder for those who don't know - I worked out in a calorie deficit for 18 months to lose 65 lbs and 11 inches off my waist: More pics and explanation of weight loss phase...

tblodg15‎, 12-03-2018 12:58 PM
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How much did you gain over Thanksgiving holiday?

I stay on average around 208. This morning Monday i weighed in at 215. I expect to be back down by the weekend. How about you?

Garage Rat‎, 11-26-2018 12:05 PM
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Hypertrophy Drivers - Volume, metabolic stress, and Occlusion Training

Volume is supposedly one of the best, if not the best, driver for hypertrophy. If this is true, then why does BFR (blood-flow restricted) training produce as much hypertrophy as heavy-load training? xbodyconcepts (DOT) com/blood-flow-restriction-training by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD(c) T-Nation ...

Mistersmiles1‎, 12-01-2018 03:18 PM
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after almost 2 years I'm back!

I've completed 3 months back in the gym after almost 2 years of nursing a back injury. Too many doctor, PT and Chiropractor visits...but that's all behind me now. I hope for good. What a trial something like that can be on you. Oh and the weight I put on, yikes! Those first few weeks back in...

AthensMatt‎, 11-07-2018 12:07 PM
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Little confused here would value any input from you guys

Guys i have been training my ass off since Jan till now . Managed to drop my weight from 112kg down to 93kg at the moment , the goal i originally set myself was to drop down to 90kg and figured by then i should have lost about all of my stomach fat . Well now i have 3kg's to go and looking at...

Time-Man‎, 11-28-2018 02:10 PM
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