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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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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official O35 Squat Competition Thread

OK, some discussions in the open forums and in PMs have resulted in this thread. The Deadlift thread has been a lot of fun and inspired some great lifting and improvement, so we're going to do the same with squats. Post your intention to join the comp, and post your entries with a clear video...

-=FLEX=-‎, 02-20-2011 06:12 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: For 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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Gaining 1" on biceps

Hi, I've worked out on and off for many years. However, I never used any supplements. I work out three times a week and my arms are 19" at this point. Stayed at 19" for about two years now but I got this crazy idea to get to 20". What kinds of supplements can you recommend to get me there in a...

Nachalnik1‎, Yesterday 03:04 PM
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Elbow Pain

For the last couple of weeks, my left elbow has hindered me from doing any type of curls (EZ bar, dumbell, barbell, hammer) and is now also starting to hurt towards the end of my sets of rows and lat pull downs. Wide grip chin ups are now also off the list because of this pain. Before running...

BillPhoto‎, Yesterday 07:50 PM
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Scary situation post workout. Heart condition ?

Hi guys, I am 37 years old and haven't smoked or drank alcohol since 1st April and I am 5'11 and 187 lbs. I have started working out after many years. For the past 2-3 weeks, I have just been doing casual exercises, sometimes on a recumbent bike or walking on a treadmill or some weight...

SpetzNax‎, 04-26-2017 07:10 AM
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Trap strain just won't go away

Guys, for almost 2yrs now I've been dealing with a nagging strain in my upper & lower trap on the right side. In the beginning I just thought it was muscle soreness and ignored it. I kept working out for a few months after the initial onset. Once I started having mild spasms throughout my trap...

Dryvlyne‎, 04-24-2017 01:00 PM
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Doing a 10 x 10 workout right now and have questions....

...I've been working out for awhile. To break through what I felt was a plateau I started a 10x10 program which was relatively simple Bench Press 10 sets 10 reps Machine Shrugs 10 sets 10 reps Trap Pushdown 10 sets of 10 reps Deadlift 10 sets 10 reps Curls 10 sets 10 reps Dumbbell Side...

tomnationwide‎, 04-26-2017 09:19 AM
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Coconut oil revisisted

I wonder if anyone is using this or if it was just a fad that died out. I started taking it in the mornings a few weeks back as I have trouble eating anything sensible so early in the mornings (6am) before work. I take 20g in a strong coffee to wash down the 10g of cod liver oil that I also take....

PiperBill‎, Yesterday 11:16 AM
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Month by month

Well here goes. My first month of weights I expect to update every month until I'm 40. Let's see how that goes. That'll give me 2 years and hopefully I'll look back at these pics and laugh. I only have back pics because I messed up and accidently deleted my front ones. I'll have front...

MRHELLO‎, Yesterday 11:56 AM
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Shoulder/back issue

I have an issue any time I try to do OHP with anything other than light weight - 40kg or more. I get a painful burning sensation in my upper back left shoulder area feels like it is behind my rear deltoid. The pain goes as soon as I stop and I have very mild discomfort in the area for a couple of...

Charlescheeze‎, Yesterday 11:52 AM
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Some advice, where to go from here

A little background, I am 6'2 37 years old. I have been trying to put on weight for a few years now not having much success. I started reading here a few years ago looking for advice. I found a post about Mark Riptoe and started his program seriously about 6 months ago or so. I am an ectomorph...

AlexWal‎, Yesterday 07:07 AM
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Ok, I visited the doctor

I took the advice from a sticky and saw the doctor. I'm 37 and sick of not being 22 anymore. I originally wanted to just lose weight, I'm currently 280 lbs and 5'11". Doctor said I have elevated blood pressure and high cholesterol, so now I have two more goals. I started changing my diet...

Bigun89‎, 04-03-2017 12:58 PM
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Behind neck pushpress

Just a little fun video during today's workout. uxeBkfeJU7Q

Rocky3540‎, 04-26-2017 11:51 AM
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Exclamation Weight lifting history, plan and assessments

Jumped on the ring about a year and half ago. Worked a few plans recommended...Fierce 5 was great, got bored, tried different various plans. Got stronger, a little bigger but no where close to where I would like to be. My goals are to put on more muscle of course but eliminate body fat. ...

Watsonm5‎, Yesterday 07:23 AM
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Building Muscle After 35

Does anyone know about the ability to build muscle size after 35. I did alot of weight training 10 years ago. Competed in powerlifting and reached a weight of 198 lbs. Just a bit of history: I took a break from weight training and started up recently 12 months ago. Starting weight last...

AussieDoc‎, 11-17-2005 08:19 PM
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New old guy.

Signed up a while back, but looking for advice. Turned 50 in January. Been a gym regular for about 2.5 years. Quit smoking (4 years ago), cut WAY down on the booze, to the point where I don't even enjoy the taste of beer anymore. Cut out 'junk', don't even look at the workplace 'birthday table'...

UKJeeper‎, Yesterday 02:43 AM
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Arthritis in your feet?

Does anyone deal with this and do you have any information you can share? My youngest sister has been diagnosed and I'm just trying to do a little research. Much thanks! :)

kimm4‎, 04-26-2017 05:24 PM
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Belly growing despite working out, please help

Hi All, First time posting on this forum so pretty excited. I am looking for any advice or tips on what I might be doing wrong as six weeks into working out my belly seems to be getting bigger! I will start off with a bit of background info and go into workout routine and nutrition. Any help or...

TheGrinch08‎, 04-13-2017 02:22 PM
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15 Month Transformation - How did YOU do it?!

January 25, 2016 (Start of body recomposition): Height: 5'8" Waistline/midsection: 39 inches Weight: 172 lbs BF% range estimate: 28% August 1, 2016 (End recomp and begin cutting phase @ -500 kcal/day): Height: 5'8" Waistline/midsection: 36.75 inches Weight: 174 lbs

neverbeenalone‎, 04-23-2017 02:22 PM
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Talking Fine. Let's Get Skinny and Hangry 2017 Diet/Body Compostion Thread

WELCOME! I have taken it upon myself to start this thread up. Calling out the more Senior O35 members proved fruitless (looking at your Plateauplower) ;) so I'm here to get it going. RULES: 1) Don't post unless you intend to check in at the end. We all want support and input-but we...

Hooverville‎, 12-08-2016 03:28 PM
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Thinking of actually lifting again.....Lets start with deads!

As a lot of you guys training has been very ho-hum as of late. Past year really. I am skinny (in my head) and cant muster up much motivation. I feel weak and run down most every day and a general malaise. I have not missed any workouts still going on 7 years, but as of late, I do...

induced_drag‎, 03-28-2017 07:13 PM
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crunches hindered by minor lower back pain

48 years old, recently started working out again. Mild lower back pain when doing crunches on flat bench. If you've ever had lower back tweaks you understand the fear that at any moment it could explode into a significant, days-long, debilitating issue. Today I seemed to feel less discomfort...

packinheat‎, 04-19-2017 06:47 PM
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Weaker left arm @ age 51

Hi all. I'm 51 and have recently started doing some moderate lifting (after 20+ years of relative inactivity) in order to improve my physique and get generally fitter. I've adjusted my diet according to my goals (lose flab & tone up) and am generally happy with progress 4 months in. Trouble...

ScaryJeff‎, 04-26-2017 02:10 AM
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36yo, switching from calisthenics for size. Need reommendation

Hello, newbie here. I'm 36yo male, 174cm (5'7") and 67kg (147 lbs) 16-17% BF according to body comp scale. Been doing calisthenics for almost 4 years, have little to some knowledge and experience in weight lifting. Quite experienced in nutrition (am actually working in a nutrition business). ...

Pan7her‎, 04-24-2017 11:09 PM
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Ground beef VS Ground Turkey

If I buy 93% lean ground beef or 93% lean ground turkey. What are the pro's and cons. Is one better for you than the other. I want to know which one should I get. I am trying to lose fat and increase muscle.

change4good‎, 01-08-2009 08:45 AM
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Question Training and dieting for 2 months, 0 change in weight and bf, help?

Hello all! Long time lurker, first time poster, here with some questions regarding fat loss and whatnots. So, long story short, I'm a 35 old guy who's been trying to get healthier for the last few months. I was around 80kgs (176lbs) at roughly 174cms in August/September, which is kinda high...

Ishkur‎, 04-21-2017 03:59 AM
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New and confused, need some help picking a program

Hi all, While I'm not over 35 yet I will be hitting 35 this fall, and I'm at the absolute worst shape of my life. I'm 5'10, and just hit 300 lbs. When I was a young man I was in great shape, I was an active martial artist from the age of six and was training Monday through Friday for hours a...

MrHGB‎, 04-24-2017 04:58 PM
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