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Forum: Over Age 35

With age comes experience!

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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 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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Smile Late 30s struggling with fat loss is it Hormones?

Hi Ladies/Gents Im nearly 38 and i started bodybuilding about 6 weeks ago now after doing Crossfit for a few years. Im also an army vet, so im disciplined with fitness. However the past year ive found it extremely difficult to lose any body fat. I dont go by scales but measurements and it will...

DonnaMarie0579‎, Today 02:04 AM
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Is low row necessary on a dead lift program?

So: Is low row necessary on a dead lift program? I'm thinking of dropping the low row. Any thoughts? Thanks.

AndrewJamesE‎, 09-15-2017 03:04 AM
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Switching to front squats.Any tips?

I'm putting more weight behind my deadlift from now on and I've decided to switch to front barbell squats to take some strain off the lower back before I run into trouble with it. I'm gonna use a crossed arm grip, thats' a no brainer, my hands won't even get close to touching my collar bones with...

christos_swc‎, 04-13-2011 10:32 AM
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How low can I drop volume just to maintain?

I figure I have another year or so before i hit my goal weight and from there on its just maintaining. Is there a rule of thumb for how much volume you can cut when you just want to hold what you have? I've been thinking of taking 3 sets per lift down to 2 or maybe even 1 for the accessories, but...

AD1985‎, 09-10-2017 03:37 PM
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Pec not contracting right?

Hi, I have noticed for awhile my left pec does not contract/flex properly. My armpit muscle flares out when I flex the pec and it is slightly smaller than the right one and it slightly hurts when contracting. Also, the back of my shoulder by the shoulder blade, hurts often throughout the day. I...

jimmyhill‎, Yesterday 01:24 PM
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Anyone else sick of the ignorance...

...around bodybuilding and fitness in general? Sorry I need to rant here but JC. Now I'm not a big guy, I know, but I'm in the best condition of my life. I'm 2 weeks out from a show, which I know isn't the most healthy state for a human to be in, and I'm single digit bf. Some of my regular...

smokinal‎, 09-13-2017 09:15 AM
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Question Best way to track work outs?

Out of this for while due to cancer but back at it. Got a pile of spiral notebooks but is there a better way? Doing a 2 day split on Hammer Strength machines for the moment. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

Dove37‎, 09-21-2017 01:36 PM
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Home Gym Remodel (Part 2)

OK, 3 years later, approximately $3775 total investment and my home gym is near completion. Since last time, I mounted 8 mirrors, put in a ½” rubber floor, and added a functional trainer and T-Bar, and some gymnastic rings. I’ll be getting a standing calf raise this week, and will probably pick...

grubman‎, 09-15-2017 08:48 AM
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Blood Pressure!

So I'm currently making a lot of life changes, Trying to get in shape, loose weight, lift as much as possible, and Currently getting my EMT Liscence, and working to get on the fire department. Ive started checking my blood pressure and it seems very high to me, 140/90 to 155/100. I have always had...

dragracer1107‎, 09-15-2017 03:51 AM
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Lay Off The Heels

Another overused / abused cue is 'stay on heels.' 4lzYxSTC41Y

NorwichGrad‎, 09-21-2017 06:24 PM
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Supplementation

Greetings all. I am currently doing a somewhat modified Fit4Life program. Upper body three times a week and lower body 2 days a week. I currently only take a protein shake after working out both for the protein as well as a meal replacement. I am currently at 250lbs and want to drop a bit of...

LakeVegasQB11‎, 09-20-2017 05:26 PM
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Question Just quit cigarettes..

How long should i wait to hit the gym? I worked out daily for 2 years then smoked for 3 years without working out. Now ive quit. Thanks..

posinthepast‎, 09-21-2017 06:40 PM
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Question

Hello. I have a question. I am getting surgery on my ear on Wednesday. I will not be able to train for three weeks. Can you give me some suggestions what I should eat? I have to be careful that I don't gain a lot of weight. I anticipate being stuck in the house for three to four...

carlurich@yahoo.com‎, 09-23-2017 05:47 AM
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Is Coolciada's PPL routine balanced?

I'm 42 and I've had some shoulder tendonitits this past year. I did see a doctor and physical therapist and I got the ok to lift weights and I'm doing rotator cuff exercises at home. I just want to make sure I don't overwork my shoudler again. Coolciada's routine looks solid but it does have a...

TexDad‎, 09-19-2017 07:34 AM
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Dont just survive it, thrive in it

Not much good ever comes from easy stuff. Its the hard stuff that we push through and conquer that leads to gains. Sack up and lift heavy and thrive in it. Great motivational video here..... RZiYpIlUZY0

Hammerhagen‎, 09-21-2017 04:12 PM
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Programs that don't require heavy lifting

So I've been on Fierce 5(Intermediate/Advanced 5 Day Lower/Upper) for 6 months now and wow has it made a difference. However I reached point where i may need to stop the program all together or at least hoping to find some adjustments to stay on because it really has made the difference in terms of...

JJsevens‎, 09-13-2017 06:49 AM
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Belly fat, do I need to change my life around?

Hello all, I asked in another older post I made made on the fierce 5 program but received no responses so I'll start a fresh thread. Please read below my fierce 5 results for my actual question. Hey fellas & ladies, need some advice. So I'm 3 months into the fierce 5 program and i'm not sure...

tommydamic68‎, 09-14-2017 02:41 AM
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Talking How can I get a fish gill back like this

I assume this has almost 100% to do with body fat, but is there exercises I can do to get a back like this?

jeffsmarker‎, 09-08-2017 10:18 AM
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Turmeric Powder - who uses this?

So yeah...I've been using Turmeric Powder recently in my foods...putting it in damn near everything to be honest...oatmeal, shakes, over meat/veggies/rice etc. Definitely has a thermogenic effect...I can feel it...it's like a very low key niacin flush w/o the gay itchy pins 'n needles feel. ...

JC480‎, 10-21-2009 08:07 PM
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Finally getting comfortable with the fact...

...that at my age, I'm not going to look like the bigger guys on here. I'm 61 now and after 20 sedentary years, started lifting again about five years ago. I gained a little over 25 lbs., lost an inch or so in the waist and am stronger than I've been since I was 20 (two months ago I did a weighted...

ectobryan‎, 09-11-2017 02:11 PM
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Remember the Mr. Olympia Contest...

Well it is in one day and 13 hours, just in case you still follow bodybuilding. :) I1cRLCvSR_E http://2017-static.mrolympia.com/mrolympia.com/2017/index.html

x-trainer ben‎, 09-12-2017 10:52 AM
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Women Over 40... Where Are You?

Hello all! I just turned 40 and can't stand what I see in the mirror. Though it's not HORRIBLE, I miss the younger, more fit woman of my youth. I'm determined to be 40 and Fabulous and need some accountability partners. I see plenty of women on this board that will put those 20 somethings to...

Tinyblu‎, 09-14-2017 07:40 AM
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injury or systemic inflammation

I have been going to gym for 17 years and have never suffered any injuries. Until about one-and-a-half weeks ago. I worked out my chest and triceps like I normally do, and felt pain after the first set. I completed the workout in pain and in the meantime attempted a few more workouts to see if I...

commonlawyer‎, 09-17-2017 03:58 PM
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Reverse Diet or Keep Grinding

I'm 44 years old. I've been dieting for 2.5 years and have lost 90 pounds. I lift weights 4 days a week and do cardio 4-5 days a week. I have an office job, so I sit all day. In the past 4 weeks I have only lost 1 pound. I'm just curious if my metabolism hasn't adapted enough over the past 2.5...

DAJDive‎, 09-15-2017 07:09 AM
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Possible gains while tri training?

The entire time I have been on this forum I have been trying to lose weight. I was barely eating 1400 calories a day, and running or lifting. I wasn't eating enough. My body did nothing. I had zero progress. I finally listened to the ladies here! Now, my mind has shifted, I am really loving...

ericanjensen‎, 09-09-2017 06:38 AM
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