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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 09:12 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 03:21 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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Can anyone tell me if doing pull-ups with neutral will have any carryover to doing pull-ups with a wide pronated grip? I have lost the ability to do the latter and was wondering if by doing pull-ups with a neutral grip (which I can still do) will help me transition back into wide grip pull-ups. I...

willybrokeback‎, 10-03-2019 11:31 AM
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Blood Panel/ Testosterone test results...?

LIPID PANEL: Total Cholesterol: 205 Triglyceride: 41 HDL (“Good”): 56 LDL (“Bad”): 140 COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL:

sen2two‎, 10-08-2019 06:25 AM
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Video of 81 years old Ernest Tuff Deadlifting 200kg - 441LBS in the Gym today

This is a video of my 81 years old training partner Ernest Deadlifting an amazing 200kg in the gym today. NJyBNuQ4ML0‎, 09-30-2019 09:18 AM
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The Pec Fly

List number of years lifting, max weight and reps on the pec fly, your height and weight and chest size. Studies have shown the pec fly is 98% as effective as a standard bench press at working the pectoralis major and it also works some additional muscles as well. I started lifting at age 35. I...

Arizona45‎, 10-02-2019 01:23 AM
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Squat shoes

Those who wear squat shoes such as Do-Win Gong Lu II, do you switch to other/flat shoes for other lifts (especially deads)?

LordGrover‎, 10-04-2019 01:42 AM
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Overcoming elbow injuries/soreness

Hey folks, new to these forums....this is my first post. I'm 41 years old, have lifted since junior high...has always been my favorite form of exercising. Flashback to Jan of 2018. I'd been lazy for a few months and really got back into a great routine for a few months after getting back into the...

Husker2019‎, 09-27-2019 08:31 AM
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Question SI Joint issue

Anyone have experience here with SI joint issues? I am having some acute pain in my right SI joint. Doc doesn't seem to know what the problem is. Getting up from seated position and sitting down produces a very sharp pain in my left SI. I also have a hip rotation issue where my left hip rotates...

amrogers3‎, 10-10-2019 08:48 PM
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Deadlift form

I know this is like my 3rd video on the deadlift, but really working on perfecting my form. This was my last set for 300lbs, my last video, on the descent the bar was swaying out, I think I have tightened up the line of path, but could use more tightening. Are my hips too high? ...

KidFreeze‎, 09-30-2019 08:40 AM
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Smile Making significant progresses is quite hard

Hi everyone, I want to post here a 4 years progress of my dedication. I am 41 and this is my situation. I am trying to get rid of my bally fat, get bigger shoulders and chest and let my abs pop out (but I believe they are there, I just have too much belly fat). If you look at my progresses over 4...

raffaeu‎, 10-13-2019 11:57 PM
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Change from physique to bodybuilding

Hello all I have just done a men's physique comp and come second I am 47 and very happy with the result My third competition now and I want to change over to body building But I don't know what class to do Any advice would be much appreciated I am 165cms tall that's 5ft 5inch

Iron6161‎, 10-14-2019 12:04 AM
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Mortal kombat

Test your might.

HonkeyKongDong‎, 10-12-2019 10:24 PM
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Question Why does my whole body hurt

Why does my body hurt after an intense evening of yoga and stretching? It hurts while moving in one direction and after getting used to it it hurts moving in the other direction. Why is that? Should I move more or rest more?

andy0w‎, 10-15-2019 02:52 AM
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failed lifts, failed lifts, flailed lifts

is it just me, or did everyone else fail on there lifts today also? running Mad Cow, failed on bench and squat. (205 and 255) got 4 out of 5 reps. could it just be a bad day?

MalachiB1‎, 10-14-2019 01:29 PM
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Healing slower

I'm healing at a rate 2x slow as I was in my 20's. Joints are the main problem. Have to wait 3 days sometimes to workout the same muscle group, when I used to do it every day all week and rest on Saturday and Sunday. This is bull****.

HonkeyKongDong‎, 10-12-2019 08:42 PM
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Honest Educated Critique of My Workout Scheme Please

Hey everyone, Let me be very honest up front. I've avoided this forum for a long time. Why? Because the responses I read are sometimes simply uneducated, vague and frankly stupid. I'm 38 years old now; a grown man with a wife and an 11 yr old. I'm looking for mature responses from those of us...

AndyMac499‎, 10-15-2019 09:09 AM
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Degenerative Disc

Well I have been having some very irritating, but not debilitating low back chronic soreness, my cautious nature has kept me out of the weight room...But I have played hockey (cant miss the start of the season :D...playing did not make it worse BTW). Its only in the lower back and sometimes the...

Cantplankwell‎, 10-17-2019 02:25 PM
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51 today! 9 years under the rack!

I’m 51 today and I’ve been back in the gym for 9 years now. This is officially 1 year longer than I lifted in my teens and twenties so long ago...with no end in sight. On my birthday I like to reflect on what I learned over the last year (about lifting and my body), and I feel this year was...

grubman‎, 10-02-2019 04:44 AM
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Keep bulking? Or go on and cut?

39 y.o male. 183lbs 6ft. Got down to 167lbs and have very slowly bulked to 183. I know its approaching winter and everyone seems to be bulking now And my plan was to lean bulk til january or so. However my abs have faded quite a bit and i really dont want to add any more significant amount of...

livindagym‎, 10-19-2019 03:45 PM
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Question Rowing machine..most underrated indoor equipment?

My daughter is in cross-country running and has started competing in high school. Their coach has started getting the girls onto indoor rowing machine for endurance (outside of other warmups, etc). My daughter urged me to get a machine for home use so I got a cheap $300 one from Walmart and set...

BiomedDood‎, 10-17-2019 01:07 PM
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Old But Not Done Yet!

Use to lift 3x/wk into my late 60's, I am now 72. BP was respectable but squat and dead lift not so much. Life intervened about 3 years ago and lifting stopped. I can now start lifting again with no physical restrictions. Available equipment: Power rack, 300# with cheap bar (Dicks), curl bar...

homeroid‎, 10-15-2019 07:08 PM
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Getting older - and fed up with getting injured!

As per the title, 6 months ago I injured my shoulder doing weighted dips, it's never been right since but I can work around it. 5 weeks ago I got tendinitis in my knee, and even after resting it for weeks it feels the same. Then on Tuesday this week I've strained a muscle around or inbetween...

MrCarrot‎, 10-11-2019 05:12 AM
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The famous Zapo. He only ate 2 meals a day. No bulking, no deficit, just working out and eating. Simple and basic. Give me old school training any day over modern day...

KidFreeze‎, 10-20-2019 07:51 PM
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how to better recovery time.......

i moved from SS to MADCOW a few months ago, and it seems that Mondays are extremely hard to complete. last week i failed to do all 5 reps on both squat and bench, BUT, continued in the schedule to Friday, and was able to do the next weight for 3 reps, and felt REALLY good. back to today, and if it...

MalachiB1‎, 10-21-2019 12:40 PM
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Talking Need suits

Hello everybody, I Need to buy suits, I am 5.4 and weigh 200 pounds. The problem is the width and the chest. Any advice ? I usually buy xl and modify them, but they don't fit right. I powerlift and have massive thighs, chest and shoulders. Sorry if i am in the wrong section. All comments welcome.

ivojara‎, 10-11-2019 08:05 PM
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Disappointing results . . .

I'm 46 years old and have been seeing a PT for hypertrophy twice a week since the end of January and doing two sessions on my own a week too. So, four sessions in the gym a week. Mons - chest and tris Tues - legs Weds- back and shoulders Frids - delts and arms I know that building muscle...

Peuxfaire‎, 10-14-2019 05:47 PM
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