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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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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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Help getting past intermediate level lifts

Ive been lifting quite some time. However im stuck with intermediate level lifts and cant seem to progress much strengthwise. Im cutting atm so focusing on maintaining what strength i have but when this cut is over id like to really get my lifts up. My 5 rep max on bench is 230, squat - 250,...

livindagym‎, Yesterday 12:59 PM
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Red face Bodyfat % esti/Feedback/!will rep!

Hey guys, 24 year old lifter here 5'10.5 , weight at about 198 lbs. Lifts Bench 260x1 Squat 415x1 Deadlift 505x1 Front Squat 325x1 Dips 100x4 I just wanted to know what you guys thought my bf % was... here are some pics, and should I maintain and try to recomp down to a lower weight? I...

NoviceKevin‎, Today 06:45 PM
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Am I going over the top here?

I posted in the equipment forum that I’m planning to get some ATX dumbbells with a custom logo (because, for 80 bucks extra, why not???). But I’ve had some back and forths with the wife over the logo....

Corbets‎, 02-21-2020 09:45 AM
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Advice needed RE young PT and Nutrition

Hopefully I'm not just emotionally posting this because of a scare at my doctor appointment this morning... Feel free to say I am if it is. Here goes. I'm 46yo, have one kidney because of a motorcycle accident when I was 12. My physicals have always been good. BUT, this morning my doctor,...

AthensMatt‎, 02-25-2020 10:52 AM
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Best Age for Muscle Growth

20 to 29: The Perfect Age to Get Big. Between 20 and 30 most people have reached full growth, and at 20, you can safely begin building up to lifting heavier weights. ... 30 to 49: The Perfect Age to Stay Strong and Healthy.

Eddie790‎, Today 04:02 AM
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Tasty Sheet Muffins

I've been eating hard boiled eggs for my weekday breakfast for quite a while and decided it would be nice to try something new. At the same time I've wanted more fiber in my diet. A bit of experimentation and I came up with the recipe below. It tastes amazing, has good macros and is pretty...

blue9steel‎, 02-26-2020 01:33 PM
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Pec tear

If you teared your pec tear minor or small would you be able to perform 20 push ups?

trytogetbetter‎, 03-03-2012 09:07 AM
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Cut or bulk

I just need help. I am lost and confused. I want to gain muscle mass but also think I’m over weight. I just need veteran advice. If it’s bulk I know what to do. If it’s cut I need to know what’s the best method for quicker (not fast) results. I don’t know how to post pics so I added them...

BigTallandLost‎, Yesterday 05:36 AM
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Hi. New to the forum and seeking advice

Hi Guys, My name is Chris and I'm 45 yes old. I have been in and out of training since the age of 12, first as a 400m sprinter and later on in my mid twenties turned to weight lifting. Due to having a family and career commitments from mid thirties up to a year ago I was mainly looking after...

ChrisDomain‎, 02-15-2020 08:13 AM
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Workout program... Help Please

Hi guys, I have a few questions for experienced bodybuilders. I started following program listed below a year ago and don't know if I'm getting satisfactory results from it. Can you please tell me your opinion? I've been following the program for a year now and didn't gain much lean body mass....

RudlzaVedno‎, 02-20-2020 07:44 AM
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Clean bulking for 44 y/o - seems that all goes to belly fat

Intro: I am 181cm tall (5.94 ft) and almost 44 yrs old. After neglecting my body for 8 years, I returned to the gym in Oct 2018 and did 1 year of cutting + return to proper nutrition eating around 2200-2300 kcal on average. In Oct 2019 I dropped the bf to 13-14% and dropped to 76kg (167.5 lbs) or...

torentas‎, 02-03-2020 04:06 AM
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ABC diet

many years back there was a diet called Anabolic Burst Cycle. It was simple, eat like a maniac for 2 weeks, like 3000 calories + per day then switch to around 1800 calories per day for 2 weeks. This cycle, of course, is done with heavy lifting. Anyone ever try it? The theory behind it is that...

JamSumo‎, 02-22-2020 03:03 PM
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Umbilical Hernia. Can I still lift after surgery

I've had a small umbilical hernia for a while and lifted with no problems. It recently got bigger, started hurting, and became strangulated. I was able to avoid emergency surgery because it popped back in while I was in the emergency room. I still have to schedule surgery soon though. Will I...

floridamane‎, 02-10-2020 08:09 PM
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Diet when out for extended period of time due to surgery?

Hello all - On February 28 I will be having rotator cuff / bicep tenodesis surgery on my left shoulder. (I had similar surgery on my right shoulder 5 years ago). So no weights for at least 4-6 months afterwards, then start to build back slowly. I am trying to figure out how I should handle my...

tkdnj‎, 02-21-2020 06:51 PM
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Hard time gaining muscle mass

I recently had 5 week lay off because I had to have surgery. I started off, for example, lifting 25 lbs dumbbells for the shoulder press and was able to increase weight gradually until I was lifting 40 lbs dumbbells. Which is heavier than my presurgery maximum. However, my muscle mass did not...

Arthur8383‎, 02-16-2020 09:42 PM
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How to size clothing and should I exchange my new jeans?

A bulk adds 15 to 20 lbs. A cut loses 10 to 15 lbs. How the hell to choose clothes sizes? I ride bikes a lot in the city and my pants are all getting shredded in the crotch. I ordered a pair from Swrve. Some stretch, got slim fit (not skinny lol). They are a bit tight in the waist, and thighs...

jademonkey‎, 02-07-2020 09:33 PM
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Oh what’s this thread about? Looks interesting!

S’up? If you want to waste some time reading interesting facts you’ve come to the right place! Ok, here’s the first one: Tom Hanks is a bit of a crazed typewriter collector. According to the beloved actor, he’s purchased over 80 of them from around the world since 1978. ‘Why?’ you might ask....

JaymzJ‎, 01-17-2020 03:05 AM
02-23-2020, 04:02 AM Go to last post
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Building muscle with no gym access?

Hi, I live in a rural area with no gym available. Driving to one is not a practical option for me. I have two dumbbells, one barbell, and a few steel weights. That's it! No bench or anything else. I am 51 years old and have been 5'-11" and ~145-150 pounds since high school. I've always been...

FishUgly‎, 02-21-2020 09:12 AM
02-22-2020, 02:01 PM Go to last post
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Over 50 - Can someone recommend a comprehensive guide?

I am new here, over 50, looking for a comprehensive guide that includes optimized meals, exercises, tips, restrictions etc, for someone my age who is looking to get into body building. I know I am behind the curve here in my starting age, but I am serious about getting into competing as my second...

Hernquist‎, 02-20-2020 03:31 PM
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Recommend me a shoulder workout

I'm fairly satisfied with my overall health/fitness, but my shoulders are dis-proportionally small. Give me some ideas for good shoulder routines. I'm 5'10" 168 lbs and 38 years old. I do a 3-day gym split: chest/triceps on day 1, back/biceps on day 2, and shoulders on day 3. These are spread...

crash1181‎, 01-24-2020 11:23 AM
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Anything after 6 months in FIERCE 5?

Hey Guys, I've been doing FIERCE 5 for 6 months now: 2-3/week, increasing weights consistently. Hope it's not too early to ask - but do you see any trace? Wasn't very strict on diet, I'm afraid.... Please tell what you think/see. FIRST 2 pics - September 2019 LAST 2 pics - TODAY Thanks...

xpete‎, 02-15-2020 02:52 PM
02-21-2020, 03:55 PM Go to last post
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Questioning My Rep Ranges

Hey everyone, So I know the power of progressive overload, and believe in constantly increasing reps/weight. I'm wondering however about the relationship between lifting to failure and reps per set. I assume most of you have wondered about it to. My topic is twofold. Let me explain: Let's...

AndyMac499‎, 02-20-2020 10:34 AM
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Question on IF

Not sure where to post this... I am starting Intermittent fasting but only doing 14 hours to start. I have to ease in some. I have watched many videos and more, but I cannot seem to get answers on certain pieces. I know I am not going to bulk up really doing this, but my question is related to...

ghirardello‎, 02-19-2020 05:40 AM
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Testosterone and Creatine Levels.

So I have my full annual physical with blood work and had my testosterone level checked for the first time ever. My test level is 768, I'm 49 years old. The range on the print out read: Testosterone Total/LC/MS/MS 250 - 1,100 ng/dl Is this range good for my age? Also my Creatinine...

adamgentile‎, 02-12-2020 07:10 AM
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Body fat / physical health

Hi, I’m 37 and have been going to the gym regularly for around ten years. I’ve always had an issue with belly fat that I’ve never really been able to get rid of. I have mainly been doing full body workouts - although I have changed occasionally I have pretty much worked: Deadlift Some...

424‎, 02-07-2020 01:17 AM
02-18-2020, 11:09 AM Go to last post
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