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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official Ov35 Bench Press Thread!

May as well throw this one out there so we have all 3 major lifts represented. :) Open to ideas as to how things should run but here's how I see it..... - must be Flat BB Bench only (using an OLY bar). No Incline Bench, Decline Bench or DBs. - Raw lifts only. No shirted benching. (wrist...

nvrstopworking‎, 07-12-2011 05:57 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 07:16 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 02:21 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

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 08:12 AM
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Lower back issues

Hey I keep getting lower back issues, it starts with a sharp pinch when doing deadlifts, numbs my feet a tiny bit, painful when bending over and stiff. I was hoping it was my form because it is something I can correct, but looking at a video of myself I don’t think it is... In this video I...

saltedm8‎, 07-04-2018 11:39 PM
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John Grimack's full body workout

Found this and I like the looks of it. I'm still tweaking and getting used to a full body workout. I'm looking to get rid of certain exercises like lateral raises even though I like them. Anyone just stick with compound movements? ...

adamgentile‎, Today 05:30 AM
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Working out in the day or at night

I work 5 days a week that consist of a afternoon-night shift which im done at 10pm, I prefer going at night but what do u guys recommend is the best time i should go

Damon7818‎, 06-19-2018 01:10 PM
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Can 5Kg dumbbells increase muscle size?

First my apologies for the newbie question. Can a pair of 5Kg dumbbells be used to increase muscle size in someone that didn't weightlift before and has very limited muscular mass and a slim build? Mostly taking about arms and maybe a bit of shoulders. Thanks in advance for your help.

JoshuaRTN‎, 07-16-2018 07:34 AM
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is there a place on this site for introducitons

is there a place here for introductions or it just doesn't matter?

AStrongerDJQual‎, Yesterday 05:29 PM
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Sudden loss in bench strength

I have recently lost significant strength on bench. I visited a orthopedic surgeon and he couldnt conclude on what the issue was. However he said it was not worth my money to get an MRI because he thought rest and physical therapy will end up being the solution. Here is the decrease in the...

swsu123‎, 07-09-2018 01:18 PM
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Shoulder/neck pain

So my right shoulder has been fine for about 8 months. Previously, I was dealing with popping and slight pain, but corrected my form on bench press and it went away for about 8 months. Well I ended up taking about a week off because I was sick, and then when I came back I dont know what I did,...

Johnheath62‎, 07-17-2018 06:02 AM
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how many pull-ups - avg./typical U.S. // fit 50-yr-old man ??

Greetings - I was wondering ... How many pull-ups do you think the average 50-year-old American male can do? And how many pull-ups do you think a fit 50-year-old male should be able to do? In part idle curiosity, but mostly trying to set a reasonable target for myself.

expatCanuck‎, 10-17-2010 09:21 AM
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2018 Spring/summer Goals and progress thread

I wanted to post up a thread to smoke out those on here who are still training. I know you are out there :D Seen a few familiar faces in some threads and wanted to see if we could get some training talk going. SO ....the purpose of this is to maybe lay out some of your personal goals (short...

induced_drag‎, 03-12-2018 05:48 PM
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I am doing intermittent fasting...and LOVING it

As much as you can love calorie restriction ;) I have always held that IF is a good strategy for some in cal restriction, but it was not for me. I am not even speaking to the purported benefits, like better nutrient partitioning, insulin sensitivity...etc. I just never thought it would...

induced_drag‎, 06-26-2018 06:36 AM
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My First Workout at Home

I started exercising at the YMCA about 1 1/2 years ago and have been lifting seriously at the Y for the last 8 months. I enjoy going to the Y but wanted to have the option to workout at home so picked up a few used items over the last month or so. It is just a start but I have 300 lbs of...

tblodg15‎, 07-11-2018 07:17 AM
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overhead squat!

I've been squatting twice a week for a long while, Mrs Little wanted to change things up so we thought we would try some overhead squats to help with Mobility, stability and flexibility. One thing I will say is that they are very humbling!! Here's my first attempt, they are not very pretty,...

dazlittle‎, 07-13-2018 12:19 AM
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Disappointing past 8 weeks. Newbie gains done?

I'm just six months in. I saw big changes between 0-8 weeks and 8-16 weeks. But now at week 24 I doesn't look I changed at all except for getting fatter. I knew things would eventually slow down but wasn't expecting it yet. And I finally switched from a cut to a bulk so thought I'd see more...

d2mini‎, 07-14-2018 08:04 AM
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I think I got belly fat from Serious Mass

Hi everyone. I'm 36 years old, 6'2" (189cm) 93Kg. I started the "Shortcut to size" program by Jim Stoppani August last year (I was 84Kg back then) because I wanted to bulk up. I took ON Whey Protein and Serious Mass (2 scoops per day, 1 morning, 1 afternoon) to aid my goal. Now I have definitely...

iwhiwhumitchel‎, 07-09-2018 03:19 PM
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Refeeding - could use some advice

Hey gang, So I've got a question on doing refeeds. Quick summary of where I'm at: Got motivated in January, began at 235lbs (5'10") of lard, no exercise in years. Started lifting on Fierce Five routine and doing 3 days of cardio per week. Cleaned up the nutrition, progress has been great. ...

gipper53‎, 07-15-2018 02:29 PM
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Angry I went to Hypothyroid After Weight Training

My thyroid has been surgically removed 2 years ago. After trial and error with Levothyroxine we ended up with 150mcg/day. My blood results were really optimal for 1 whole year. 2 months ago I decided to start resistance training with no supplements. I build some noticeable muscle. (people...

sanshiros‎, 07-17-2018 03:00 AM
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Gain muscle mass if you have wine with dinner?

I know alcohol has been discussed numerous times here and elsehwere but I have a specific question. I love to have a glass of wine with dinner but most of the articles I've read claim that alcohol consumption can inhibit muscle mass gains. However, the articles seem to be written mainly in the...

wjax‎, 12-06-2005 05:26 AM
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44 plan.

Hello. So I’m not in horrible shape. Back isn’t the best. 5’10”, 180 lbs, dad bod. I eat healthy. Married, two little boys. But I do have space for a gym and some time! I have used gyms in the past so I know somethings I like but I feel that having equipment on hand is far more accessible given...

pz2z‎, 07-01-2018 07:25 AM
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Success with full body workouts?

I've been a split person forever. After listening to an interview from the great Leroy Colbert who always did a full body workout and claimed to be drug free, it has sparked my interest to change to a full body. It would be strictly compound movements (I'm a huge fan of old school training) and 1...

adamgentile‎, 07-09-2018 12:55 PM
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Weight Gain on First Week

Hi, after some advice/reassurance. I'm 36 and for the last few months I've been working on losing weight, getting fitter and gaining some muscle mass. I started my journey at 110kg 2 months ago, managed to lose 8kgs in the first month purely on dieting. Then a just over a month ago I hit the gym...

Docxx‎, 07-13-2018 04:40 PM
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Being "Skinny Shamed" at 40? - MINDLESS RANT

I'll preface this by saying that most of the "skinny shamers" didn't know the smaller me, but I'm wondering if folks are just hating on me. I have lost about 20 pounds in the last couple of months. I had a rude awakening when my doctor informed me that I was pre-diabetic with NO family history....

Tinyblu‎, 07-12-2018 01:35 PM
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Squatting Programs...questions

Often I hear references to various squat programs; Smolov, Russian there are quite a few others. When lifters embark on such a program do they shut down all other lifting and fitness activities and concentrate only on this work EXACTLY as RX'd by the program? For example the smolov is 13...

Cantplankwell‎, 07-12-2018 12:12 PM
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Approaching 35 this year, would like to start training.

Hi everyone! I'm hitting 35 this year, and thought now would be a great time to train, and prepare myself for my 40s. My main goals are to correct imbalances in my body, deal with injuries, and maintain the best form possible when working out. I'm putting out feelers for what I should avoid...

MikeSchul1983‎, 07-07-2018 11:43 PM
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Tired in the morning

I work till 10pm then i get home, my usual bedtime is around 2am, the time i usually get up is around 9-10am but for a lil while I have no energy, i mean nothing, i drag myself out of bed and eat small breakfast or lunch, so im looking for some advice to see what my problem is and get out of bed...

Damon7818‎, 06-26-2018 08:52 AM
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Getting back into lifting

Just posted a few photos on my profile. I started lifting and eating right in April and am feeling good about the progress I have made. Started out at 218 and probably around 28 percent body fat. Now I am at 191 and about 15%. This is coming off 3 years of zero excercise and fast food 5 days a...

GettinThere1983‎, 06-30-2018 04:55 AM
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