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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

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 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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600 lb squat today @ 52 years old

GkxItFnUqos (55lb bar with 6 plates and 2.5 on each end)

-=FLEX=-‎, 10-20-2019 06:14 PM
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Deadlift: 600 or better 4 weeks in a row....

Max single 4 weeks in a row 600 or better. 52 years old. Natty of course..... And notice I don't drop that **** and no lifting straps. 605 yesterday: u1qwkPy2E4U

-=FLEX=-‎, 10-31-2019 07:04 PM
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Pondering (MEV) Minimum Effective Volume

I've come across the concept of Minimum Effective Volume from Mike Israetel recently. I've been out of it for over 10 years and just started working out again 18 weeks ago. I've started with 10 sets for chest/back and 8 sets for biceps/triceps and was planning to add a set every 4 weeks to see...

84creative‎, 10-30-2019 04:32 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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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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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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Where do I go from here?

Have gotten back into exercising after about four years of being sedentary. 5'11" and 183 pounds at the moment. Body fat is a bit over 20%. I am striving for total body fitness, both muscular and cardiovascular. The picture is not great quality. My goal is to increase my overall strength,...

Arizona45‎, 09-22-2019 03:04 AM
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Women as Male Health Destroyers?

Many men, athletes, the average Joe, and couch potatoes alike have a fear of being too thin. Obviously, athletes such as marathoners, middleweight and lightweight boxers, cyclists, and those who must be thin to succeed at their sport are a minority for whom being thin is an asset. Polls have...

Arizona45‎, 09-23-2019 01:45 PM
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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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Fat for Five Years and Two Million Dollars

For all you hard-core athletes, consider this fictitious proposition. For five years, you must stop exercising. You may walk only when absolutely necessary. Those with labor-intensive jobs would not qualify for the opportunity. You must eat 4000 to 6000 calories per day. Your diet will be dictated...

Arizona45‎, 09-25-2019 06:24 AM
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Cannot increase my 1RM on 5/3/1 before I need to cut again.

Sorry for the long post. I’m struggling here with how I should proceed. I am 40 years old & just under 5’8” tall. I have an extremely small frame with wrists measuring just 6” circumference. I currently weigh in at just under 130lb which does sound really light but if you look at my avi I don’t...

bflare78‎, 10-22-2019 04:19 AM
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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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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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Angry Age 33. Status: Tour Over for strength gains & muscle gains.

I feel like it's over to be honest. I go to failure, I work out 3 times a week, I am hepped up on pre workout And I still can't even push one rep more than last week or the week before and hell all it takes is one missed meal and a bad sleep and I can be down 10-15% on my lifts. Age 33,...

CleanUponAisle9‎, 10-26-2019 12:50 PM
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Bulking beyond 25% Body Fat

I am 36 years skinny fat male. Working out in gym for 3 years running. My height is 174 cms (5'9 ft) When I started I was 93 kgs (204 lbs.) My trainer told me to do cardio and lose fat. I reached 74 kgs (162 lbs) after 7 months. However, I looked sick and horrible (lack of muscle mass or tone with...

delftefprepjed‎, 08-15-2019 02:17 AM
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Need Help In Toning And Sculpting My Body

I have a question, I need to tone and sculpt my physique and need to know how many weights and reps I need to achieve this goal. In addition, how long will it take for me to see results, especially when I am working from my waist to my legs? Can someone help me with this question?

Eula456‎, 11-08-2019 04:10 AM
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feeling weak asf due to back niggles.

My back is feeling really tender to use a word... certain twists or movements and I will get a shooting pain. it seems to be in two places... at the bottom of my back to the left and right of the spine and also halfway up my back around the spine area. because of this I feel weakened despite...

fendertele‎, 09-29-2019 02:54 PM
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body aches all over when i take a week or two off ?

Whenever i take more than a week off my body has aches over neck, back , shoulders arms etc.... like I've strained it. I never feel any aches when I'm training consistently every 2nd day... only when I take a period off it begins to happen in the second week. Is this what's called delayed...

fendertele‎, 11-06-2019 05:43 PM
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Hello!

Hi everyone. I've been a regular lurker on this site for roughly a year now and I just wanted to post and thank you all for your contributions to the site. The majority of these forums (and many lifting websites in general) really seems to skew towards oneupmanship and a general toxic vibe, but...

Garthug‎, 10-26-2019 01:55 PM
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Are Some Resistance Bands More Pliable Than Others

Hi I just bought a green Resistance band to work on my ankle mobility for squats, I got the exercise from Squat University on YouTube you place the band on the talus bone then bend the knee forwards and back. The band is around 1.75" and 4mm thick the guy on YouTube says to get a band around...

gibbsy08‎, 10-05-2019 03:41 PM
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Blast from my past (lost pics)...

I don’t know, but I absolutely love it when people post pictures from when they were younger, or before and after pictures, or progress shots, or just pictures in general. In any case, I have very few pictures from “back in the day”, and even less that have anything to do with bodybuilding...so...

grubman‎, 10-04-2019 04:29 AM
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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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How To Watch Bengals vs Steelers Live Streaming Online Free HD TV Coverage 4K

How To Watch Bengals vs Steelers How To Watch Bengals vs Steelers Live How To Watch Bengals vs Steelers Live Streaming How To Watch Bengals vs Steelers Live Streaming Online How To Watch Bengals vs Steelers Live Streaming Online Free How To Watch Bengals vs Steelers Live Streaming...

habieldhar‎, 09-29-2019 01:33 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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Mortal kombat

Test your might.

HonkeyKongDong‎, 10-12-2019 10:24 PM
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