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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official 2020 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 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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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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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 09:12 AM
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Form check - Deadlift

Looking at the videos, on the descent the bar seems to be moving outward as it passes my knees, not sure if this is normal? Any input on how to correct this would be appreciated. These videos are from today's workout. 225lbs x 6 300lbs x 2...

adamgentile‎, Yesterday 11:38 AM
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Just hit 30, advice for your 30s?

20s had a lot of learning lessons. Any advice for someone who just turned 30?

twistedbodyman‎, 02-05-2021 03:38 AM
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Messed up my lower back!!

I'm never touching dead lifts again. I got to where I wanted to be. Between the deadlifts and my awkward sleeping positions my lower back finally had enough. I push to hard and get sloppy form eventually Once I heal and get better I'll start off slow and light. I'm going to be intimidated of...

MIKES3‎, 03-04-2021 08:17 AM
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Reoccurring headache from lifting?

Didn't know where else to post.. Anyways I have been currently lifting since September 2020, never got headaches before and in general its rare that I have a headache.. So a few nights ago I was doing bench presses and I got a headache on maybe the second set, weird spot where I usually don't get...

djhumvee‎, 02-21-2021 10:03 PM
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Over 35

I wanna ask if a person is slimest & He or She wanna build his or her body what should he or she do

StepanyanMir‎, 03-03-2021 01:12 AM
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Changing it up.

I have been doing a program designed by Stark for about a year now and the old body is starting to send some signals. The program was designed around heavy compounds and progression. I loved it, my strength and size increased, but I am starting to get some nagging in my shoulder and back. I am...

willybrokeback‎, 02-27-2021 09:59 AM
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Just turned 39/OMAD/can’t lose fat, nor build muscle

Hello everyone, As the subject reads I just turned 39. I work out four days a week, M-Th. basically I fast all day long and hit the gym at the peak of my fasting after having not consumed a single for the last 20h. After my work out I have a protein power with good quality frozen fruits(kiwi,...

bokeron11‎, 02-25-2021 01:01 PM
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Question about lifting on a crappy diet and hitting goals

So I'll try to keep this brief. I'm 40 y/o, 5'10" 185 lbs and roughly 20.5 percent bf. I started boxing about ten years ago and fought competitively for five years. Once I hit 35 y/o and stopped competing I still did some boxing training and started training others for a couple years after...

xTeTe‎, 04-06-2020 02:41 PM
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6 months 40 yr old needs motivation

Hello all, I’m about 183 cm tall and 86 kg. I would consider myself skinny fat. I’ve been skinny all my childhood and teen years. Narrow shoulders and chicken legs. In my 20s and 30s started gain weight and no muscles. Due to poor diet eating out and drinking beer. Now I turned 40 and last...

czulsk‎, 02-18-2021 01:53 AM
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41 and new to lifting / bodybuilding

hey guys. I am 41 years old, 6'4" and 210-215lbs. I am completely new to weight lifting / body building. I spent the last decade drinking and eating my way around the world working out here and then. My weight went up and down over the years from lows of 180lbs to highs of 250lbs - I have...

For1979‎, 01-24-2021 08:46 AM
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UK gyms reopen maybe July?

No date but rumour is gyms in UK reopen July if all is well. The uk's trade association for gyms ukactive has guidance which is fairly vague but does have specific things such as workout towels banned, 3m squared per person and obvious things about cleaning....

OldFartTom‎, 06-13-2020 08:42 AM
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55 year old female wanting to compete in NPC Figure for first time

I’ve been attempting to use the npnewsonline schedule page for Masters competition that would be good for first time female competitor in the Figure class but searching that schedule is incredibly inefficient and tedious. Along them didn’t yield any better results. I found the below ones that...

FlynFine‎, 02-23-2021 09:13 PM
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The Bench Press

Last set for 185lbs x 6. The barbell bench press gets a back rap today in the fitness world, in fact most workout advice in today's world is horrible. You need to really shift through the sands to find some sound advice. Or to make it easier just only read about old school bodybuilding. I’m...

adamgentile‎, 09-02-2020 12:16 PM
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Periodization: Necessary? Optimal? or just individual preference?

Hello all - what are your thoughts on periodization? Periodization defined here is planned periods (mesocycles) to vary variables; for example 3 weeks low volume, 3 weeks medium volume, 3 weeks maximum recoverable volume, 1 week deload (to desensitize muscles), and start over. Note volume is just...

tkdnj‎, 02-22-2021 09:44 AM
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Finally gaining

Ate at 3500 cals for well over a month to gauge maintenance. I wasn’t gaining nor was I losing. So I bumped up to 4000 a little over a month ago and have put on 5 pounds. Started at 183ish now sitting at 188-189. Lost some definition but there has to be some muscle gain involved. Current pics...

meloncap78‎, 12-23-2020 01:45 PM
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How long did spend on the F5 novice?

Hi all, been a while since I've posted. I'm 37 yo. Been lifting , well trying to lift seriously for 2 years. I did the F5 novice then have been doing the intermediate routine for a while. In a nut shell. I have low testosterone ( got it checked) and am a very hard gainer. I might have put...

mojojonz‎, 02-13-2021 12:13 PM
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Unhappy Post pregnancy - no strength left

I'm looking for bodybuilders/competitors feedback following a pregnancy. I'm a competitor and just went through my first pregnancy. I have trained until about 5 months pregnant due to lockdown, gym being closed etc.. What was your strength situation following your pregnancy? I have started...

Annefit974‎, 02-18-2021 10:05 PM
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How do you Guys feel about the Casey Butt and Eric Helms calculators?

You know, the FFMI and Maximum Genetic potential ones. Have you guys ever plugged in your numbers in to these? Have you come close to the numbers it generates? Think it's legit? I know Casey Butt puts a disclaimer that...

xTeTe‎, 02-13-2021 04:11 PM
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How would you lift with only 30 minutes a day?

I've been lifting for about 25 years now. I did a couple of natural bodybuilding competitions several years ago and got my pro card. My wife and I decided to start a family at the ripe old age of 40 :) I'm now a stay-at-home dad, which is a tremendous blessing and challenge. My wife and I each...

Flipperman2a2w‎, 02-10-2021 05:46 PM
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Knee sleeve for just walking?

45 years old, 6', 225LBs, wanna get under 200. About 5 years ago my doc said...your knee jiggles around a little, get a brace for jogging. idea where it is and I'm going to start walking again. No jogging...yet...I'm in awful shape and just want to start walking, on my Sole...

Mattingly23‎, 02-13-2021 01:43 PM
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What are your thoughts regarding going to failure?

Hey all - What are your thoughts regarding going to failure? (failure defined as not being able to do another rep with proper form). Of course there's lots opinions on the web (Dr. Mike Israetel says no need to because it will negatively impact your next workout so leaving 2 reps in the tank is...

tkdnj‎, 01-10-2021 05:08 PM
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Question 40 yrs old- In a rut

Hi all, So i been into working out for years on and off. This year with covid its been rough ( not blaming that). I kinda feel like i let myself down. Gaines 15lbs, starting drinking and just ate what ever i wanted. I was NEVER like this. Tomorrow starts a new path for me. I am 6'1 230 i want to...

XtremeBody510‎, 01-31-2021 05:42 PM
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Sudden atrophy mid-program

I have lifted for a year or three here and there since I was about 20, and I am 40 now. Since I have gotten very big in the past and I lifted a lot in my 20s, I am big all the time and it is quite easy for me to increase size whenever I start lifting again. I started lifting again in the fall and...

sevensixtwo‎, 02-09-2021 09:45 AM
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Do mike mentzer`s heavy-duty hit program only work if you`re very fit?

I mean, he advocated later in his life to do a single workout to failure every like 5-10 days, but I tried it a little myself some years and I never grew anything, almost nothing in strength ether, but now later I feel I could probably do a single workout and then rest some days before doing the...

eget1985‎, 01-31-2021 03:30 AM
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Body Aches Advice!

Let me get to the point! I hurt, all over, all the time... well I think there might be one toe that does not hurt. I get up in the morn and can hardly move (this is without working out) and it does not go away. I heard someone once say it feels like the beginning stages of rigamortis. And it lasts...

Faithbuilders‎, 01-23-2021 09:07 AM
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