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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 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 08:12 AM
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Uneven shoulders

Hey guys, When I was younger my shoulders were slightly uneven and it was barely noticeable. Never thought too much of it. I've been weightlifting consistently for almost 6 months now and I noticed today that my shoulders are more uneven than ever. I would think that working out would help fix...

brankers‎, 08-13-2018 02:27 PM
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45 Year Old and Pre Workouts

I’m 45 years old and in pretty good shape. I go to the gym 2 maybe 3 times a week. My schedule is limited due to work and teenagers. Back 8-9 years ago, I used to take superpump 250 before workouts and then whey protein shake afterwards. I still do the whey protein afterwards occasionally but...

cah2873‎, 08-04-2018 04:41 PM
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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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Sets and reps for over 60

Hi guys, I'm 61 and just starting. My experience? I've read several books. I'm looking to something like what Mike Menzer wrote in High Intensity Training. Slow on the contraction and slower on the negative, with absolutely strict form. My problem is figuring out when to increase the weight. I'm...

rikbrooks‎, Today 01:55 PM
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leg strength for backpacking

I backpack in very steep terrain (e.g. Grand Canyon) a lot and am trying to figure out the best workout. Also, I'm 65yo. In the past, I've trained by climbing tall staircases (100+ steps) wearing a heavy backpack (48lb on my 170lb frame, but actually hiking I rarely carry much more than 40lb). ...

RustySfd‎, 08-07-2018 11:20 AM
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What is the ideal weekly frequency?

Recently I have been trying out different frequencies to see what my body best responds to. I assumed upping a main lift from 2x a week to 3 or 4x per week would substantially increase progress. It has not, over the last 1 month of doing this. I would say the gains are more reliable though (well,...

AD1985‎, 08-07-2018 01:07 PM
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Who else has had their fair share of resets?

Been at this whole lifting heavy things game since January. About a month ago I experienced a minor hamstring pop/pull while deadlifting. Was up to 315 for reps. So i completely reset... started with just a few lbs on the bar with high reps and worked my way back up. Just hit 315 for reps...

d2mini‎, Today 08:29 AM
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Does anyone squat since lower back surgery?

My recovery is going pretty well,..been 10 months post mocrdiscectomy surgery of my L5 S1 disc. Trying to build quads up again. There not bad but would like to increase size. I decided to not leg press due to the angle. I feel I can begin to squat again. Ive been loading the bar up to 225lbs...

stayfit2008‎, 05-08-2012 12:49 PM
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Question ~ Grumpy Old Man ~

Greetings fit people! I have a question I hope someone can help me with. I turned 50 this year and over the past several years I seem to have little zest for life. I work out and eat fairly well but there's no joy, period. I read when we age our bodies don't produce serotonin like we were in our...

OhioGuy68‎, Today 06:55 AM
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No time for cardio

Hey guys I really loved these forum and learned a lot. In some of my previous posts I got a lot of great tips from guys who are in similar situation(i.e. busy Dad, 9-5 job, 3 hours commute....etc) so I am able to squeeze 3 total body workout sessions per week(Frida, Sunday, Tuesday) I usually do...

Yazoal2K‎, 08-12-2018 06:18 AM
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First Full PL Meet

Yesterday I stepped up to compete in my first full meet after a couple of years of bench-only. No pics/vid as I went alone. But I thought I would share my experience for those of you wondering/thinking about competing. Short answer is do it! Longer report below. M2/93 kg class at UF Fitness...

strongpath‎, 08-12-2018 04:54 AM
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Torn biceps without surgery anyone ???

I had mine snapped while doing Shoulders LOL...The doctor said not to bother with operation (Maybe trying to save the HMO money to get the bonus later on ?) Anyway how was your recovery ? Still lifting strong as before the accident ? Could you please give your feedback to easy my mind when coming...

Webb‎, 12-17-2010 02:12 PM
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Are body split workouts not the natural?

I have been doing a body split workout forever, but now doing some reading into splits (this is why it's always bad to do too much reading about bodybuilding, too much information out there and what's true or not), most information I'm getting is body splits are not for natural body builders. For...

adamgentile‎, 08-07-2018 04:13 AM
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Got a CPAP machine on Friday

I had to get a CPAP machine because I've developed Sleep Apnea. Apparently, this is a result of my tiring of that "Wide in the Shoulder, narrow in the hip" look, and going for more belly development. Additionally, my doctor is sending me to a nutritionist, for counseling. I wasn't sure I had...

ntallyfl‎, 10-12-2009 05:19 AM
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Haven't Lost Weight in 3 Weeks. Tips for breaking the stall?

I've tracked my calories with myfitnesspal and a gram scale for about 9 months now. I generally eat the same foods. I had been losing weight and dropped from 215 lbs. to 199 lbs. over the last 3 months. I had been losing approximately 1 to 1.5 lbs per week, but my progress has stalled for the...

Mistersmiles1‎, 08-09-2018 09:06 PM
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Diet and workout.

Hello everyone. I am not sure where to start or if this is the right forum but I really need your help in any way you can give it. So here is the story. I am 39 year old and overweight. 1.65cm and around 90kg maybe more. So I reached to a point where I had enough with this unhealthy life...

Drewie79‎, 08-08-2018 06:24 AM
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35 yrs old. general thoughts

Hi all, first time posting here. I just wanted to lay out my overall approach and see what your thoughts are, if any. As background, I started going to the gym after a very long hiatus after college around 2 years ago. I tried some programming (SL, SS and Greyskull LP), all variants of the same...

Law929‎, 08-09-2018 05:38 AM
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How much should I squat and deadlift?

Right now, my max weights are: Bench press: 140kg x 2 Squats: 120kg x 4 Deadlift: 170kg x 2 Do these numbers make sense or am I lacking in some areas? EDIT: My height is 183cm and weight is 86kg

sulaimanmehfooz‎, 08-07-2018 02:34 PM
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42 and feeling it.

Came to the hard realization I'm not in my 20s anymore, lol. I've had a long layoff from lifting, about 7 years. I kept fit other ways. Started back the first week of June and I was 173lbs (6'1" and was sporting the thin runners frame). Thank God for muscle memory as I've already gained almost...

Jellotree‎, 08-03-2018 07:56 PM
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Age over 65

I'm now 65 and have been working out for most of my adult life. It keeps me sane and mobile! Over the last couple of years, I've noticed that injuries are taking much longer to heal, and over the last two months, it's taking longer to recover. Now, I can't move the weights I did last year. Dropping...

daddysw‎, 08-08-2018 02:32 PM
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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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Fire in the hole!!!

Ok, not quite... but close. Whenever I attempt Lunges, Bulgarian Split Squats, etc... i get this incredible pain, like someone jabbing a hot needle right into my upper asscrack/tailbone area. :O I have zero issue with regular squats, deadlifts or leg press. Seems to happen more with my right leg...

d2mini‎, 08-09-2018 08:28 AM
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51 and back at the rack after 30 years

Hello, New to the site and I hope to learn from you all. It's been 30 years since weight training was a steady part of my workout. I gained some weight after college, lost some, gained some, then started running. Been doing cardio (treadmill and outdoor running) on and off for about 14 years....

DunningKreuger‎, 08-07-2018 05:17 PM
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Long break - lose weight, build muscle or both?

I'm 38 years old and just started back at the gym. I don't really consider myself a newbie though, let me explain. In my late teens I used to work out at the gym - I did reasonably well but although I was eating 6-7 meals a day my big mistake was to cut out all fats. My diet was really clean...

MrCarrot‎, 07-27-2018 01:54 AM
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Looking for advice on how to keep improving

I'm 35, a skinny tall guy, been lifting weights in the gym Mon/Wed/Fri and running 5/6k Tues / Thurs. I'm using the Fierce 5 working and following it as closely as I can. I started as an absolute beginner. I've been lifting now for just over 3 1/2 months (seems longer :) ) and I think i've...

Chappaai‎, 08-06-2018 06:24 AM
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