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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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Getting back into shape

Hi All, I was in great shape in HS, College and a few years after. The last few years however I let myself go. I am about to hit 40 and have 25% body fat.Pretty bad! It is wrecking my energy levels. Here is what I am doing to get back into shape, any comments are GREATLY appreciated: 1. I am...

Olaf78‎, 05-08-2018 11:42 PM
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knee wraps / sleeves

Every leg day workout has been presenting some odd pain in both my knees no matter the weight, wondering if some sleeves may help keeping my knees warm and stable. Any thoughts suggestions type etc? Thanks

polishedball‎, 05-18-2018 04:25 AM
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which muscles should be bigger for more attractive look?

I exercise every muscle in my body but i dont know which one i should exercise more for a more attactice look. I was thinking chest, shoulders, biceps...

Fuglytard‎, Yesterday 07:54 PM
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Squats PR brag !!!!!! Beginners Take note.

95# for 8 reps = 108 1RM ok, it's the first time I ever did BB squats in my life. But for the record... that is my starting point. no vid, so I hope that you all will just take my word on the stat.

JediRN‎, 09-29-2014 01:04 AM
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Bench press for tall guys

I'm 6'3 with 6'6 wing span. I don't have any triceps-specific exercises in my workout, although I have a lot of compound lifts that will work tri's. As the fat peels away, my tri's are one of the muscles I notice the most and my chest is probably the weakest area of my body. Is it a...

mlp_22531‎, 03-04-2010 12:05 PM
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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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Slow progression/recovery after a while on fierce five

Just wanted to find out if anyone else is finding fierce five progression tough 35+ (I'm 40). With a couple of resets for illness/surgery, I've now been at this for a couple of years, and its led me down from 85 to 74kg (187 to 163lbs) at 6 foot, and maybe even a six pack with the right...

580baker‎, 05-14-2018 03:51 PM
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Changed up my whole workout method, good results

Been a while since I have been around, had 7 months of PT work on my shoulder and it continues, but lost all motivation to lift anything or follow the threads here when my whole upper body was off limits. Anyhow I let myself go pretty bad again (surprise lol) was back up to 248 in Dec and...

polishedball‎, 05-14-2018 08:13 AM
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ROM of partials?

Hello Everybody (in my best Dr. Nick impression), At the gym yesterday, I watched a pair of guys doing partials on the incline bench press. They're ROM couldn't have been more than 3 inches. Their elbows didn't come close to a 90 degree angle. Seem to me a waste but then I realized I didn't...

KenpachiZaraki‎, 05-17-2018 05:46 AM
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Question How much creatine is too much?

I posted this question in the supplement forum and figured I'd post it here in case some of us "older" folks don't frequent the other forums. Conventional wisdom says you need 5g per day. Most people who take regular supplements do a pre WO drink and a post WO drink; both of these usually have...

whey_chubby‎, 06-08-2009 12:11 PM
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Core control?

Hello everyone, I'm 37 years old..5'10 and in pretty good shape. No idea on my body fat percentage. My profile pic is me right now if I'm flexing really hard, if not I look like I have a beer gut. Thing is I've always had it.. I've been to a 6 pack flexed (I'm guessing 12 percent bf) before and...

duron27‎, 05-18-2018 03:06 PM
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Forarm exercises to alleviate golfers elbow

Because of my work, constant typing and repetitive wrist motions for a long period of time and lack of strength on my forarm I've developed as it seems a mild case of golfers elbow. This has put some doubt in my ability to perform at 100% when lifting weights, especially now that I'm 2 weeks in...

forcesof2‎, 05-18-2018 07:01 AM
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Thumbs down Over 42

Hey all, Was 189 and very sharp during USMC years. Up to 30 years old... now over 42 and wonder if I have it in me to even build up. at 173 lbs Now mostly belly... where to begin and what excersises should I start with? Nasser el sonbaty was my guy and I put his signed pic in my living room as a...

tryinthisagain‎, 05-16-2018 10:01 AM
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Not achieving proper depth

been lifting for many moons, albeit incorrectly for most of those moons. Today I stretched for 20 mins did a bunch of warm up squat sets and still wasn't completely satisfied with my performance. ATG forget that. My dam hips or hams or back or a combo of all 3 are too friggin tight. Im 6 ft...

45shooter‎, 05-17-2018 11:01 AM
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Alpadestiny program makes me feel inferior

Hi I think Alpha is strong but this guy is really making me feel bad about myself I have been at this game a few years I started when I was 20 and I'm now 47 I wouldn't class myself as a novice but according to my numbers I guess I am according to Alpha I should be benching 210lbs well I can...

gibbsy08‎, 05-08-2018 01:56 PM
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Angry What should be my next step? bulk/cut. [PICS] wil rep. bf%?

Currently 185 lbs and about 18.5% bodyfat according to a stand on scale I have, Ive bulked from 168 lbs from oct 2017 to the current weight im at as of May 16th 185lbs. My question is should i maintain this weight, bulk to 190 and stay around there for the rest of the summer? or should i cut down...

NoviceKevin‎, 05-16-2018 11:09 AM
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Programs for strong jointsms

Are knee and elbow pain inevitable with long-term heavy lifting? I used to get frequent low back pain for years until I started hitting GHD/back extensions every single session, then no issues while the weights got heavier and heavier. Same with shoulders, since I started hitting basic front...

RonSwoleman‎, 05-01-2018 07:03 AM
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New Workout Routine

Hi Guys I have simplified my routine to the following: Thoughts/Feedback? MONDAY Deadlift 1x5 Heavy weight OHP 3x5 Medium weight Dips 3x5 bodyweight Barbell row 3x5 Medium weight

AndrewJamesE‎, 05-11-2018 01:18 AM
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trouble sleeping after leg days

im noticing a pattern here and just wondering if anyone else is affected this way. ive been doing doing a 4 day split for about a year now and have been very happy with the progress made. my 'problem' is....after a hard leg session, i can rarely get a decent nites sleep. i know im tired cuz i...

cory2731‎, 04-06-2010 08:37 AM
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Are Bro-Splits still popular?

I don't think I live in a vacuum when it comes to lifting...but I do lift alone in my home gym, and my primary discussion of lifting is limited to this forum. I visit other sites and a few YouTube channels, but primarily ones I already like, respect, and to an extent agree with. In any case. ...

grubman‎, 05-05-2018 02:20 PM
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First 3 months, now what?

So, as I posted some time ago in another couple subforums asking for advice, I started working out at the tender age of 40, after I didn't do *any* physical activity for the past 15 years. I was one of those skinny guys with a small belly, so I started with 6 weeks of very heavy keto diet, and...

resle‎, 04-30-2018 06:56 PM
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Losing weight over 40 male

Hi guys This is my first post here. A bit about myself I am 41 old male dentist, married with two boys. I have been an avid fitness and bodybuilding enthusiast since my teens but as I got busy in life I kinda slacked off on my diet. I did lose weight in the past only to gain it back. While I...

Yazoal2K‎, 05-14-2018 07:17 AM
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Feeling like crap all the time whilst bulking

194cm 200lbs. Aiming for about 3500 cals a day. Current macros are 250g protein, 90g fats, 400g carbs. The problem is, is that I'm just feeling heavy, bloated, farty all day and eating and prepping 6 meals a day is a real pain the ass (literally). Any help with how to make it easier and...

dreamopolis‎, 05-03-2018 12:57 PM
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Building my first home gym

After belonging to my local gym for almost 5 years it’s time to build my own gym. I did some research and picked up a Body solid GPR370 rack, a Powerblock adjustable bench, a Rogue Echo bar and 350LBS of run of the mill steel plates. I already have a set of adjustable dumbbells. I feel like I...

meloncap78‎, 04-13-2018 10:38 PM
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First Bulk - Insane Weight...

I've been using the TDEE 3.0 nsuns excel sheet to track my weight and calories. My TDEE from cutting over the past 12 weeks tracking my data yielded 2550 calories until I started my first bulk. I weigh everything and track everything at a highly accurate level to avoid mistakes. All of my weights...

Mistersmiles1‎, 05-11-2018 10:22 PM
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