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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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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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Education of a Bodybuilder

This was Arnold’s book at the beginning he stated that he and his partner would do 20 rep squats in an I go, you go fashion. That and the fact that he worked up to a 700lb dead is how he got to 250lb and eating. Nuff said, it’s that easy. But still hard work.

LWW‎, 12-09-2019 04:22 PM
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3-month FIERCE!

Hi Guys, I took your advice to start Fierce and have been doing it for about 3 months now. It is great, indeed, good for health, muscles, joints etc. However, not much progress in look, though. What do you think? How to get rid off those love handles, guys? First 2 images from Sep Last 2...

xpete‎, 12-07-2019 07:56 AM
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Gift Cards for Chirstmas Gifts - Tacky?

I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet and I'm running out of time. What do you think of giving or receiving a gift card?

Fit_Focus‎, 12-18-2007 01:35 PM
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Behind the Neck Shoulder Press

Behind the neck press was a stable shoulder exercise of the old school bodybuilders. Today it’s deemed dangerous and nearly nonexistent in today’s world of bodybuilding. And is altogether banned from various gyms and sports workouts. Again prime example of the movement not being the problem, but...

KidFreeze‎, 12-09-2019 07:10 AM
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Wrinkle remedies

I am going to do my first BB show in over 30 years in a few months, and being an old guy, I have some wrinkles on my belly. Anybody found anything topical that helps with that?

joe0460‎, 11-01-2019 08:57 AM
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Ten Weeks Post Hernia Op

On August 15th I went in to have my 20-year-old hernia repaired. I had been putting it off for so long thinking it wasn't that big a deal. I had even consulted with a surgeon about 10 years ago who told me that as long as it's not bothering me physically or emotionally, I didn't really need to get...

Marius_Ursus‎, 10-28-2019 11:08 AM
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Dorian Yates Training Journal 1985 - 1990

Over 100 pages of Dorian's workout Journal available for purchasing, great materiel. 3 days a week, 2 day split.

KidFreeze‎, 12-11-2019 06:54 AM
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Struggling To Recover Post Workout.

I was looking for advice with regard to recovery after working out. I'm just shy of 58yo and am doing my own routine at home. Twice per week with 3 days off in between the two sessions. Bench 3x10 O/H Press 3x10 Deadlift 3x5 Pendlay Rows 3x10 Close-grip Bench 3x10 Curls with tricep bar...

Simmo1111‎, 12-12-2019 05:53 AM
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Supplements?

Just curious what you guys are taking. I only take creatine (Met RX 4200).

kyle38‎, 12-13-2019 06:42 PM
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I've actually made some gains! but for what at this age?

I made a post way back in 2005, complaining a bit and probably asking for advice. Everything in that post has remained true for the following 15 years up until the past few months. But somehow I've finally made gains. At 47 years old, I've finally made a real and noticeable gain. One of the replies...

trtlp‎, 12-04-2019 07:36 AM
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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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Stomach cramps

I have never experienced this until recently. Basically when I’m working out or when done I have gotten some stomach cramps that are EXTREMELY painful. I mean like a knife is being thrust thru me. Got one lying in bed about 3 days ago. The pain is either right below my lowest rib or way down at...

jdesey‎, 12-14-2019 09:19 PM
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Frustrated with inner elbow pain

I am asking for help here out of frustration. I have been getting mild inner elbow pain in both arms when doing heavy dumbell incline press. Since I was in my mid 20s I've benched 110 to 115's for 10-12 reps without issue. Now at 38 I'll start getting pain in my inner elbow when putting...

kyle38‎, 12-05-2019 08:48 PM
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5 days, 7 days, splits?

New to the weight lifting side of things. Currently doing 5 days a week doing isolation work with compounds. Taking sat, sundays off helps me, but being new i often wonder if i should be doing more than once a week. Per muscle group. Week looks like this, small gym so i like doing legs on mon...

SleeperLs‎, 12-15-2019 11:23 AM
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Training program

I am 41 year old, male. Started the stronglift 5x5 mid oktober 2018. By mid april this year I injured my shoulder pretty bad, the 5x5 was just to much for me, particular the over head press. I like the weight training, but I tok a brake from it untill june, so my shoulder would heal a bit....

superduper78‎, 12-16-2019 02:03 AM
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Who's got big without EVER getting fat?

I don't want to hear from 185lb children, you are not big, no one outside of the lifting community even notices your physique at all ;) But has anyone got really big, as in look big in clothes, probably 250+lb presuming 6' tall, without getting a bit chubby on the way? Basically what I'm...

fontyyy‎, 12-12-2019 02:18 PM
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Racing my brother to pull 500

I posted today's top set on Facebook and ended up challenging my brother to race to 500. He's been lifting for years, is 6 ft tall, weighs 200 lbs, and is already at 475. But he's a hardgainer and uses himself as an example that even the scrawny kids can get jacked. I'm only at 455 and much...

jademonkey‎, 11-10-2019 01:36 PM
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help for a noob

Hi – I’m looking for some advice. I spent the last 20 years eating and drinking junk, and doing no activity. I was fat and very weak. As a kid I was sporty and reasonably strong. I’m 39 now, this year I decided to change. I’ve lost 50lbs this year, diet and exercise – bicycle mostly. I still...

DanWA‎, 12-17-2019 04:39 PM
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2way push pull rotation

Have any of you had success with the push pull rotation? Quads with upper body push, rest day then posterior chain upper back etc, rest, repeat. Considering trying this at the start of the new year. Low volume, big compound lifts, every 4th day hitting each region and sprinkle in loaded carries...

PSUPOWER‎, 12-17-2019 08:57 AM
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BB.com Test Boosters

Pretty much all "test boosters" sold on BB.com are a waste of money, right? Has anyone had any decent results from any of them? Just curious.

acrable‎, 12-16-2019 05:01 PM
12-20-2019, 06:50 AM Go to last post
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Hammer Strength: Who Uses Them?

I typically workout at home, but I do accompany my wife to her gym as a guest on occasion (PF) where I use either an incline bench or seated OHP on one of the Smith machines. She's been a member for over 18 months, and until tonight, I've simply ignored the Hammer Strength machines. Tonight I gave...

Payton1221‎, 12-08-2019 08:36 PM
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Rack Deadlift

Today I put my deadlifts as the last exercise of back day, and started them from a rack, which i never do. It did feel weird to start at a standing position. Bad idea doing them this way? 17 degrees in the garage this morning, freezing my baguettes off. Last set at 245 for 6. ...

adamgentile‎, 12-20-2019 09:06 AM
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Kumail Nanjiani gets ripped in 9 months

Update: it was actually 12 months, not 9 To prep for starring in “The Eternals”, he went from 150 lbs and 20% bf to 174 and 10% bf in nine months. Of course he had a full time trainer and a dedicated meal plan paid for by Disney. Still, incredibly impressive. He’s 41. He stated there was no...

Spankuh‎, 12-18-2019 09:21 AM
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Where did you get your info bro?

What are some good sites that have good research based articles on weight training? I love to read and was just curious where everyone else finds informative articles or studies.

willybrokeback‎, 12-23-2019 04:49 PM
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Mid-20th century myths & lies about weight training still common today

I was born in the 1960s. My dad was born in the 1940s and he believed all of the lies people used to tell about people who train with weights. When I started becoming interested in weight training he flipped his lid. He told me that "weightlifters" (his generic term for bodybuilders, weightlifters,...

SmithJLee‎, 11-10-2019 12:23 AM
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