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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official 2020 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards Nominees

Out of all the products on our site, these are the chosen few: the ones you love and trust the most. Here is the Official list of the 2020 BodyBuilding.com Supplement Award Nominees. Who would you choose as this year’s winners? Any products that should have made the list? Flex your vote on 8/15.

ForumNature‎, 07-28-2020 03:20 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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I had a month off, here's what I found

During the first lock down in the UK (which lasted 6 months or so) I exercised the whole time, mainly body weight exercises. I also continued to track my weight and food, and managed to maintain a mostly consistent weight. We had another lockdown in November, and with the cold and dark weather...

MrCarrot‎, 12-07-2020 06:59 AM
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Anyone dealt with "runner's knee" or patellofemoral knee pain?

Both of my knees are now dealing with this, and there currently is no leg exercise I can do without pain once I start increasing the weight. I can do mild to moderate weight on leg extensions and incline leg presses, but once I go beyond, say, a 4 on a scale of 10, my knee pain begins. I've seen...

Arnoldfan‎, 10-18-2020 10:58 AM
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If you live alone or know someone that does

Please give them a call, it can be a lonely time of year. Also be aware that infectious disease can move very quickly. in 24 hours you can go from what seems like a minor illness to gravely ill. Often your judgement will be effected and you won't realize how sick you are. Many serious...

gregxy‎, 12-11-2020 07:19 PM
12-12-2020, 02:33 AM Go to last post
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Squat Help

Hello, I’m a novice started the Gray Skull program 2 months ago. I’ve been doing squats with resistance bands attached to a barbell. I’ve been stacking my resistance of 100lbs or more. I’m up to 120 lbs of resistance bands. The problem I have with my squats I have to much weight on my...

czulsk‎, 12-08-2020 09:23 PM
12-12-2020, 05:59 AM Go to last post
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Belt-less 175 DL

I stepped away from the deadlift for a bit and turning 50 why not get back to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJtBwJREl9o

adamgentile‎, 12-11-2020 05:58 PM
12-13-2020, 07:18 AM Go to last post
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Strength coming back quick

Pretty excited about the last few workouts. I started back the beginning of Oct.. Started my new workout tracking Oct. 5th I believe. Was going to wait and take some pics, still will in a few weeks or so. I had a rain day, no work today and was really debating on a workout since I just did...

ezra76‎, 11-23-2020 02:14 PM
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Minimalist Hypertrophy Training

Hey folks, I need a little guidance. I’m 55, a little over weight (about 20-25% BF). I currently am doing the RP Male Physique template (ending week 4). I have recently switched from powerlifting to bodybuilding due to various injuries and my age. I know I can train for strength forever,...

GuitarJerry‎, 12-13-2020 09:04 AM
12-15-2020, 05:41 PM Go to last post
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Abs cramping when doing direct ab work.

IDK what in Hades is going on but my abs cramp when I'm doing direct ab work. It's like a Charley Horse that will not let go and I have to stop after only a few sets. Doesn't matter if it's crunches or oblique work. Any idea what could be causing this?

icetrauma‎, 12-15-2020 09:40 AM
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Looking for advice regarding creatine

Hello all - Been training for many years, but never took creatine since I've heard conflicting things regarding its safety and benefits. I know I can read about it in 1000 places, but I was looking for advice and actual experiences from guys like me (50+, advanced lifter, natural). My questions...

tkdnj‎, 11-13-2020 09:13 PM
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Spine pain while squatting

I've been sitting on my ass for a while now thanks to working from home, and just got back into lifting again. I've been progressing rapidly everywhere except my squats. I seem to get odd sharp but low intensity pains along my spine- as if my spine is compressing or something. It does not feel like...

FlacoGordon‎, 12-02-2020 09:35 PM
12-22-2020, 10:39 AM Go to last post
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New again?

Hey everyone I'm Adam. I started a journey here many years ago that I didn't finish. I had graves disease a thyroid disorder,and was as light as 155 and as heavy as 263. Things got worse before they got better, but two years ago, I began my transformation. I battle anxiety and so I didn't really...

Manzee‎, 12-15-2020 05:50 AM
12-22-2020, 11:54 AM Go to last post
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Creating Intermediate Program for 46 year old

Looking to increase traffic to this question... https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=179466353&p=1626328313#post1626328313 Thanks!

LazerTag‎, 12-22-2020 06:17 PM
12-22-2020, 06:17 PM Go to last post
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What should I change? (probably everything?)

Hi I bought some dumbbells and a bench to use at home. I had a few PT sessions in the past where I learnt how to use some of the free weights in the gym but used to do more running than weights until about a year ago and discovered I enjoy them. I am 38 year old, 5ft8 male, weight is about...

NoviceinUK‎, 12-24-2020 01:16 AM
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Video of 82 years old Ernest Tuff Deadlifting 190kg - 419LBS in the Gym today

This is a video of my 82 years old training partner Ernest Tuff Deadlifting 190kg - 419lbs in the gym today Fq9OVLRGVsM

maddness_felix@hotmail.com‎, 11-23-2020 09:05 AM
12-25-2020, 03:27 PM Go to last post
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39 and just getting started

I am wondering specifically about competitions and progressing for Men's Physique. Is there a path to national and beyond through masters classes? What I seem to be finding is that to move from local to national and beyond you need to compete in an open class at a qualifier. Is that the case? I...

chadkitz‎, 12-22-2020 11:43 PM
12-25-2020, 08:32 PM Go to last post
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Merry Christmas!

My gift to me was to wake up and bench for that 225. But 215 felt like moving a mountain so I stopped there, that's okay, that's a 10 pound improvement but it wasn't pretty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJxr2l66pcw

adamgentile‎, 12-25-2020 06:32 AM
12-25-2020, 09:33 PM Go to last post
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Those Damn Rest Days. - Oldie here with a CNS question

I recently invented a new routine for myself called Road to 50. Based on Ross Edgley its incrementally compound until I get to 50 reps easily-ish - then change it up so for example. press squat lunge swing

Stormbitch‎, 12-27-2020 11:40 AM
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I'm not sure what to do

I am 5'7 and the first picture is 130 pounds, and the second is 165. I'm 37 (I don't know why my profile says 50). My "after" photo looks worse than a lot of guys' before photos. I don't have a true before photo. I use to be 125 pounds and looked horrible. I've been dedicated to lifting regularly,...

CreekIsland‎, 12-29-2020 11:42 AM
12-30-2020, 05:33 AM Go to last post
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Struggling with what to do at the moment

Hello! As you can see, I am more of a lurker than a poster (apologies for this) but I must pick some brains. Short version, out of lockdown (currently in Tier 3 if you are UK based) and post Christmas where I always relax my eating, I find myself fatter than I would like but also with less...

gazmorton2000‎, 12-30-2020 04:55 AM
12-30-2020, 11:51 AM Go to last post
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Thought provoking questions regarding genetics

So I’ve been doing some thinking on genetics and pose a few questions. 1. 2 guys of the same frame, height and age (say 20yo) follow a perfect diet and routine fleshed out by a world class coach to a T. Rest/recovery is on point for both. Guy 1 ends up with a 46” chest, 17” arms, 26” quads and...

meloncap78‎, 12-27-2020 07:13 PM
01-01-2021, 10:31 AM Go to last post
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Question Weight loss at 45

I have been looking for a forum such as this for some time, I love the content on here and have never gotten so much information in one place. Can anyone direct me to any product that can help with stubborn weight?

Slimdown22‎, 12-19-2020 08:15 PM
01-02-2021, 06:47 AM Go to last post
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Iron will

51 years old just getting started any advices

moris899‎, 01-02-2021 05:44 AM
01-02-2021, 02:35 PM Go to last post
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225kg deadlift at 66kg bodyweight

225kg deadlift at 66kg bodyweight: 50kg dumbbell chest press at 64kg bodyweight:

inspirasn‎, 11-29-2020 11:04 PM
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New old guy looking for some advice

Hi guys, I’m new around here and looking for a bit of help. I’m now late 30s and have recently put quite a few lbs on due to being stuck at home. I reckon 40lbs needs to go to get my abs on show. I’m overweight but relatively fit and strong and have been doing the fierce five workout for a...

Cubicsumo‎, 12-30-2020 04:30 PM
01-06-2021, 01:45 AM Go to last post
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Help with a home workout

Hello. I hope you all had a merry Christmas! Wondering if you could help me structuring a training plan with the tools I have. My gym didn't reopen after the first lockdown and I don't have any other options close to me. We're in lockdown again, anyways. This is what I have in my garage (no...

mejulian‎, 12-27-2020 08:02 PM
01-06-2021, 07:01 AM Go to last post
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