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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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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Official O35 Squat Competition Thread

OK, some discussions in the open forums and in PMs have resulted in this thread. The Deadlift thread has been a lot of fun and inspired some great lifting and improvement, so we're going to do the same with squats. Post your intention to join the comp, and post your entries with a clear video...

-=FLEX=-‎, 02-20-2011 06:12 PM
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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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First ever bulk at 36

Hi All, So, I just finished my first loooong cut and dropped from 212 to 191, and managed to keep most of my strength. I am just starting my transition from about 1850 calories a day to 2850 by adding about 200 a day each week. I have been weighing and measuring my food and have been hitting my...

designbld‎, 06-16-2017 08:22 PM
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40 years old with high triglycerides wants to get back to lifting!

2 months ago after getting upset with my ex-wife resulting in severe chest pains/shortness of breath I thought I was having a heart attack and went to the emergency room. I found out it was just a panic attack but unfortunately after the blood work came back I found out that I have very high...

CountFurFur‎, Today 02:42 PM
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My dad wants to lift

My Dad asked me to teach him how to lift and to help him get into shape; problem is I don't know where to begin since he's 60, overweight, hurts his joints easily, and is out of shape to the point where intense exercise for him is running on the treadmill at 3 miles per hour for 1 hour. I was...

80sArnoldWannaB‎, 06-22-2017 02:58 PM
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Share some tips on sticking with nutrition...

I'm nearly 50. Training is fun and "easy". Doing about 1-2 hours lifting stuff and putting it down again is relatively straightforward. The other 22-23 hours each day of sticking to nutrition plans is the hard bit - but the bit that gets results. I find I can stick with my plans for about 8-10...

JamieHaig‎, Today 07:31 AM
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15 Month Transformation - How did YOU do it?!

January 25, 2016 (Start of body recomposition): Height: 5'8" Waistline/midsection: 39 inches Weight: 172 lbs BF% range estimate: 28% August 1, 2016 (End recomp and begin cutting phase @ -500 kcal/day): Height: 5'8" Waistline/midsection: 36.75 inches Weight: 174 lbs

neverbeenalone‎, 04-23-2017 02:22 PM
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Help with nutrition and aches and pains

Hi There I am not sure if this is even the right place to post a thread like this but here goes. There are 2 things that I could do with help about. To give some context I am 44 I have been active all my life (an ex competitive cyclist) but always had issue with weight (which now stands at...

Gulliver2017‎, Yesterday 11:27 PM
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Changes with aging......any tips ?

What changes (Training, Nutrition, Supplementation) did you after 35, 45, or even later, and what helped you really ? for me, Close to 54 now......i use much more machines in my workouts than in may below 45 years, but hit the free weights also, but "lighter" "more reps" "proper form",...

Charly41‎, 06-14-2017 08:02 AM
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Lifting again after pulling back muscle

I pulled my lower back out about 2 weeks ago. Was sitting down and turned my body and it went out. Haven't been to the gym since. I was going 5 days a week one major body part a day nothing real heavy, reps usually around 15. I pulled my back a few times before and I've gone back a week or so later...

DudeMan00‎, 06-22-2017 11:03 AM
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Deal with jetlag

Hello, it's more a general than a over 35 Question Yesterday i had 2 long distance flights and transfers from western europe to Thailand. After arriving i had a good 9 hour sleep. Today i planing to do my first workout in a Gym close to my room. I thought to train at 5 or 6 pm because that is...

Charly41‎, 06-19-2017 09:52 PM
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New PR on OHP

I have been mainly working with 120 to 135 with my heavy sets and decided to go for 150 today. After getting it for 6 and surprising myself I went for 160. It felt really good! hgBjOlzYWe8

meloncap78‎, 06-22-2017 01:34 PM
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Cardio and Weights on The Same Day

Food for thought from Clarence Bass. http://www.cbass.com/Weights_Aerobics.htm

Marius_Ursus‎, Yesterday 06:36 AM
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Exclamation I feel sick whenever I train legs

Whats good, so I have a question and I do not know what is going on. The problem is that whenever I train legs, I feel very sick; I start getting light headed and I feel like I am going to pass out and just fall to the floor. I eat my protein shake and carbs an hour before I hit the gym so I can...

Murganator7‎, 06-22-2017 03:48 PM
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Bought a new lat pulldown machine

Finally decided to pull the trigger on a new lat pulldown machine last week. My old one that I got for free years ago just wasn't up to my standards anymore, so gave it to my neighbor. Got this one for $269 on Amazon. They had a special where you got $50 off if you opened up an Amazon credit...

ajdahlheimer‎, 06-20-2017 08:37 AM
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New guy

New guy here just joined up. First post. Turned 42 yesterday. I've been going to the gym for just over a year. It first started with just hitting the treadmill for like 20 mins a day. Then I cut out all sodas. Then I cut out all sweet tea. And about two months ago I started hitting the weights and...

popcorn5011‎, 06-20-2017 11:17 AM
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Please help critique my progress (long)

Dear all, This is my first post on these forums - hope you're doing well and thanks in advance for any comments. First disclaimer - I did read ironwill2008's guide 'for over-35 beginners'. In this thread I'm going to show you what I'm doing and eating; where I started a few months ago and where...

Aristotelian‎, 06-14-2017 01:58 AM
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Aiming for atheletic build. Goal time range and adjustments Qs

I'm 36 years old and I've started training aiming to reduce body fat and long term goal is to have an athletic build. Currently I'm 176cm tall (5"9), I don't expect that to change 😀 91.4kg (201.5 lbs) and 25.1% body fat Now I was unsure what weight I should expect to have and body fat %...

MisterOptimist‎, 06-18-2017 06:54 PM
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what should I do for the best?

Help, need advice! I've been doing a full body compound workout for a few weeks now, heavy and low reps. Eating really well, and seem to be packing on quite a bit of bulk.- in fact a couple of guys in the gym have commented on my size increase, which is great! one guy thought i was on the...

greenie1974‎, 06-20-2017 01:32 AM
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Fixed my squat form - will my tendonitis fix itself?

Hey guys, Gonna make this post as detailed as I can, so warnings - will do a TL;DR. Just returned to the gym after a year off (long story). Before I stopped, my squat was a big cause of frustration. I couldn't get past 3x8 of of 2.5 plates either side, and the bar would drift forward on...

BigStu81‎, 06-15-2017 01:44 PM
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Not getting stronger at bench press, need some advice.

I've plateaued at 3x5 @ 185lbs. I just can't seem to get stronger. I'm 42, 5'10, 174 lbs and my bmi is around 20% so I need to lose fat. I've been trying to stick to a diet of 1700-1800 calories per day. I read somewhere it's hard to get stronger if you're cutting calories. Will I just have to...

TexDad‎, 06-10-2017 04:50 PM
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Squat form check

Just started incorporating squats a couple of months back. Right now I'm focusing on form, as opposed to trying to add any significant weight. Would you be able to provide some feedback? I know I need to go lower, but I cannot do it at this point in time. I feel like I'm already going very low and...

mejulian‎, 08-10-2016 06:22 AM
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Between Meals

I am a 5 foot 10 around 165 pound 38 year old man. It's been tough getting down to that 155 mark. What types of food do you guys eat between meals that actually get you full? I currently do nuts. But it seems like my stomach don't like nuts in large quantities. Looking for ideas.

NerdyGuy365‎, 06-16-2017 07:03 PM
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Under recovered

Hi all!! So I started training at the start of April and am happy with my progress - improvements every session and so on... including visible differences. I do 3 full body per week. Lately when the 3rd workout comes around I'm feeling smashed but have still performed and beat my last...

MRHELLO‎, 06-18-2017 10:14 AM
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Jim Stoppani Comes Home To Bodybuilding.com

Did not expect to see this happen after all the shenanigans that went on in the last year. So we'll see some new 'shortcuts' one would imagine. Wonder how Kris and Lane feel about this :D

TnTNZ‎, 06-19-2017 12:31 AM
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Coconut oil revisisted

I wonder if anyone is using this or if it was just a fad that died out. I started taking it in the mornings a few weeks back as I have trouble eating anything sensible so early in the mornings (6am) before work. I take 20g in a strong coffee to wash down the 10g of cod liver oil that I also take....

PiperBill‎, 04-27-2017 11:16 AM
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how crazy a goal?

I tend to operate best in a goal oriented mindset. I was just able to reach my first goal since lifting again. I am taking a month off of bench work, to hopefully get my shoulder right. I was able to train around it, (singles, grip change) and luckily my desire didn't cause worse damage. I have...

polishedball‎, 06-19-2017 06:19 AM
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