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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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Journal Question

Just looking for a consensus Do other sports/fitness activities have any place in the journals. If you play an hour of Tennis, or Soccer or whatever for example should that be in there? I think if you were to comment on another users journal their entire activity picture gives you a better idea...

Cantplankwell‎, Today 05:12 AM
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Shoulder bursitis

Hi all Ive had subacrominal shoulder bursitis for 10 months and have stopped weight training for this period of time. The shoulder bursitis was diagnosed on ultrasound scan. I do not have any tears in tendons. Had three steroid injections which have not helped. I’m not going to have surgery...

gogetgoal‎, Yesterday 03:44 PM
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Anyone else try TENS / EMS device?

I was at a conference today and stopped at a booth in the trade show part that was peddling what I was sure would be a scam. I had time to kill before my next class so I decided to let them try their junk on me. My left shoulder has been screwed up for 1.5 years, it’s much better than it was but...

Plateauplower‎, 09-24-2018 05:15 PM
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Good Mornings - First time.

So I did some Good Mornings yesterday during my leg workout for the first time ever, and wow! I'm feeling it today, in a good way. I did 3 sets of 10 with only 25lb plates on each side of an Olympic bar, want to get form down first, but this weight was sufficient enough for the first time. What...

adamgentile‎, 09-23-2018 02:32 PM
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Starting 5x5 as an intermediate

Been lifting 4 years. Max squat is weak at 290/ bench at 265/ deadlift at 415. These are hard maxes with perhaps a minor flaw in perfect form. I cut in the past year from 215 ish at a high bf (25% or so) to 185 around 11 ish %. I am now having a hell of a time putting any weight back on whether it...

meloncap78‎, Yesterday 11:26 AM
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Still not losing weight .

Ok , so its been 3.5 months back at the gym . I thought I was doing well as I lost 10lbs while my weight on the bars increased. I have been eating really really well. Eggs in the morning, brown rice, chicken, green beans for lunch. Dinner time either go with chicken or a nice fat steak...

Jp2slow‎, 09-24-2018 05:55 PM
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Bodybuilding at 50

Hello All I'm currently 49 and out of shape and planning to change that--no age crisis thing, just time to stop being crap. I'm not knew to exercise/using weights, but I do get the impression that now I'm getting on, the routines I've used on and off in the past may not be so appropriate. I've...

Cassick‎, 09-23-2018 12:01 PM
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Tore upper bicep long head 2 weeks ago.

I am 55 and have been training for 33 years. Am 6-1 and for 25 years weighed around 225..about 5 years ago as I was getting older decided to totally change my routine and drop weight. I did everything faster and lighter and in a 12 month period got down to 210 and pretty ripped and have stayed...

Brandi91‎, Yesterday 05:28 AM
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I'm 41 and I don't know where to start

Background: 41/m I started getting overweight in college. And it just slowly progressed over the years and I look back now I am 41, i am 330lbs, on high blood pressure meds, and taking pills for type 2 diabetes a few months ago. I never paid much attention to diet or exercise, always ate what i...

bsdesign0000‎, 09-11-2018 04:25 PM
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Smolov Bench Experiment

When I first started Powerlifting 3 years ago I was a one trick pony. I had a good Bench but had to learn to Squat and Deadlift. At my first meet I took a National record and later a World by my second meet for Bench Press. Every meet since, I’ve PR’d on either Squat and/or Deadlift, but Bench...

PhantomMaxx‎, 08-21-2018 11:37 AM
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Smile Older newby with fibromyalgia starter advice nutrition supplements and exercise

Hey guys I will just introduce myself a little and give a little background first. I am 47 years old from the uk and have suffered from fibromyalgia for a n7mber of years. After a few years of not doing anything I have built up exercise to two burlesque dance classes per week, 12 miles walk each...

cocomoet‎, Yesterday 12:14 AM
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I won my Pro Card yesterday!

I started competing a few years ago after I recovered from 3 surgeries in 3 years. I have been doing Men's Physique division and had a few good showings but I came in really nice this last show and took 1st in the 2 classes I entered; Men's 40+ and Open 5-9 and Under. Now, I don't feel right...

smokinal‎, 09-23-2018 06:44 PM
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I like Resistance Bands (??)

I bought resistance bands and like them? In a weird way, they give a 'better/harder' workout than weights. I feel worked out after using these things. Am I crazy? First time using it this set:

27MinuteMiracle‎, 09-23-2018 09:06 AM
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Bulking Calorie Question

I have just completed a cutting phase about 4 weeks ago and then started a bulk (my profile picture was taken last week so a couple of weeks into it). My goal is to now add muscle whilst maintaining as much of a lean physique as possible whilst I do. I am therefore trying to find the optimal...

Youse79‎, 09-24-2018 06:14 AM
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Being in shape at an older age.

I am NOT trying to start a debate about being strong vs looking strong so please lets not go down that route as we all know looking strong is way better than being fat and strong :D :D LOL I kid I kid But seriously an observation I made on the cruise ship I was in (I mean you see the same...

bodyhard‎, 08-30-2018 09:09 AM
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Starting at 37...

Greetings from Glasgow, Scotland. I said the other day: "enough is enough". Started my journey beginning of July this year with some light fitness at the gym (cardio and some weights, but not crazy stuff). At the same time, I joined my local Slimming World group and I've lost 1 stone since...

SuperHeroe‎, 09-23-2018 03:08 PM
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3x8 warmups

how do you guys warmup for 3x8 for 1st exercise Never had to start a workout day with this setup before. always 3x5 or 5x5

5penn‎, 09-14-2018 09:19 AM
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The physiques that inspired you throughout the years

There were many physiques that I've found impressive and inspirational, but the 6 below stick out the most in my mind (in chronological order). They are all guys I expected, at one time in my life, to "look like". Who are the guys who's physiques (not necessarily their philosophies or...

grubman‎, 09-03-2018 03:11 PM
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Improving Bench

I'm a noob lifter. I weigh 198 and I'm almost 40. I did a lot of body weight stuff over the years, and a lot of martial arts and jiu-jitsu, but never realized how important weight lifting was until about a year ago. I started with strong lifts 5x5 about August of last year. I followed that...

ksaorsa‎, 09-12-2018 10:27 AM
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New split - enough frequency?

I have been on push/pull/legs for almost 2 months. My bench both flat and incline is improving and notice that working shoulders right after chest I begin to lose steam. I like to keep 3 exercises per body part and basically focusing on 2 compound movements then a Iso movement. My schedule was...

adamgentile‎, 09-14-2018 08:51 AM
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Frequency Advice

Here's my dilemma in a nutshell. I'm in my 50s. I'm trying to change my body and push things a bit rather than just maintain the shape I've been in. I'm in decent shape and moderately built but not at all sculpted. I want to try to get at least a bit sculpted. I've tried various schedules over...

EstrellaOscura‎, 09-19-2018 08:09 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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Hitting your prime and regression

I am 35 and consider myself in decent shape but, like many people, wish that I had started my serious weight training earlier in life. My question is as to what age range do you think you hit the point to where your growth potential has maxed out and then it becomes more of maintaining the years of...

Vandeman17‎, 09-17-2018 01:52 PM
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Progress Update, diet break, 50 yr-old legs, etc…

Like always this will probably be way longer than it needs to be but I had several things on my mind that I wanted to share so will just do it in one post. Since some of you have seen my story but some may not have a quick summary - I was overweight for years and started exercising 20 months ago...

tblodg15‎, 09-11-2018 01:19 PM
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busy guy using kettlebells and fasting to lose weight

hi, I'm trying to lose weight. I am doing a combination of primarily kettlebell HIIT workouts, some kettlebell strength workouts, and a bit of long distance running. I am in an area where gyms are super expensive, so while I used to do compound weightlifting at the gym, I no longer do so, and...

earthwalker8‎, 09-15-2018 08:48 PM
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