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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 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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When happens when you stop weight training?

Hey guys, I'm 26yo and planning to start weight training in 3 months or so, however I'm somewhat worried what will happen when I'll stop (lets face it, this day will come). I was wondering, what happens if at 35 if I stop exercising altogether? Assume that body fat is fairly low, and there...

Zteps‎, 06-17-2009 06:00 AM
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Rooster sperm in my egg?

I read up on Fitnessmans egg thread and noticed he said fresh fertile eggs from free range chickens are our best friend. So i called up a friend of mine that has free ranged chickens , and i mentioned the fertile part and he said...... QOUTE... You want rooster sperm in your eggs? Can anyone...

Power-Quest‎, 04-19-2004 09:28 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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Being athletic or just having the outer shell for looks?

This observation I guess continues from a young age to an older guy. That one guy who looks amazing, but has not one athletic ability in his bone. I grew up playing sports, doing stuff, surfing, skimboarding, skateboarding, etc. Tossing the pig iron was always there but not a priority or an...

KidFreeze‎, 10-06-2019 07:21 AM
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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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Dead lift grip strength

im running Madcow program right now. my dead lift is at 270 Lbs X 5 right now, and i have to reset my grip after every set. both palms down. i am thinking about using wrist straps on my last set? is this the best plan of action? will it weaken my strength? thanks,

MalachiB1‎, 10-23-2019 02:38 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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Progress Pics Documenting 3 years of Dedication at 51 years-old

In December I will be 3 full years in to this fitness journey (and I also will turn 52 in December). Was overweight so started working out at 49 years-old to lose weight and improve my cholesterol and blood pressure. The first year I accomplished my health goals so I continued to focus on fat loss...

tblodg15‎, 09-23-2019 07:40 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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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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Is forearm/wrist/elbow pain normal?

I feel like the muscles can easily recover and handle more, but the soft tissue like tendons flare up, especially around inner elbow/forearm area. It's mainly my left arm. It tends to feel better after deload but gets progressively worse over a few weeks until it tells me I better deload again....

jademonkey‎, 10-17-2019 02:12 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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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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When can I realistically expect visible results?

Hi everyone! I’m 41 and the reason I ask this question is that whilst I trained a lot in my 20’s (was super fit my entire 20’s), a little in my early 30’s, but absolutely no weight training since my second child was born 8 years ago (trained until I was 8 weeks pregnant with her then stopped when I...

Lizzy1177‎, 10-13-2019 05:47 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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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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Frustration

I am going to rant a minute here. I really suck at sustained weight loss. I understand the concepts, macros, weighing food, tracking calories, deficit targets- and I can put them in place, but I constantly sabotage myself. Its driving me nuts. I am stronger than I have ever been (at least on...

willybrokeback‎, 10-16-2019 02:24 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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Physique update almost 2 years later.

So, Here's a link to my first post where I shared my 7 month progress pics. 2017: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=175118011 Attaching the new photo I took just before going to the gym. I am at this point 37 y.o. So what's new: I joined a real gym with real weights and...

stockriderman‎, 11-02-2019 04:58 PM
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Program question

Long time lurker first time posting. 37 years old 6’3” 223 lbs down from 295 lbs. Currently losing 1-1.5 lbs per week. I started lifting again in June of 18 on Allpro. I switched in March of this year to Fierce 5. My lifts are progressing but I am starting to fail more frequently. After...

shackleford974‎, 11-03-2019 01:29 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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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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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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Video of me Winning o50s Mr Physique Class Class on 15th of September 2019.

This is a video of photos of me coming 1st Place in the o50s Mr Physique Class at the NIFMA Show in Belfast on the 15th of September 2019. 6uXMv0W0Zps

maddness_felix@hotmail.com‎, 10-28-2019 10:12 AM
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Pull-ups

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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