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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: Official 2020 Bodybuilding.com 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 BodyBuilding.com 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 02:20 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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Skinny fat - 174lb and 25-30% body fat - I don't know how to fix this

I'm male, 37 years old (I don't know why my profile says 50), I'm 174lb (12st 6), I'm 5'11 in height and from looking at example pictures on the internet I would estimate that my bodyfat percentage is somewhere between 25-30%. I'm weak and if I stand sideways and let my stomach go I look pregnant. ...

adam6798‎, 07-08-2020 10:24 AM
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Reunited.

For some reason I stopped dead lifting for about 8 months, but I'm back. This movement is just the total package when it comes to a full body exercise. I'm back only 3 weeks and tried to give 300lbs a whirl, how's the form? I do feel rusty. https://youtu.be/zfqJmqzDnTU

adamgentile‎, 07-16-2020 01:51 PM
07-19-2020, 04:05 PM Go to last post
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Deep Squats - form

I’m doing lighter weight but squatting deeper lately. Do you consider this a deep squat? This is only 165lbs. https://youtu.be/05H0IA4OopY

adamgentile‎, 07-31-2020 11:35 AM
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Angry What are these dots on my back ?

i. imgur. com/2OngPg8. jpg Hello, I have these two dots on my back but cant say what it is. I've seen a similar case on a person in a small fitness forum in my native language but nobody has been able to identify the issue (the guy has 4 of them, 2 on the left and 2 on the right), that's why I...

bakhamnoy‎, 06-16-2020 06:52 AM
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Advice on workouts - changing priorities

I've recently turned 45, and have been lifting consistently for about the last 8 years. Before then I lifted on and off with other exercises and periods of laziness mixed in. For most of the last 10 years my goals were to increase size and strength, and my workouts tended to be some variety of 4x...

BigDaddy747‎, 08-04-2020 08:29 AM
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Lifting after 40: maintain or progress?

Should lifters change their routine after 40, and adopt a more maintenance-oriented mindset, or keep trying to progress? I know they say heavy compound lifts in the 3-5 range is where it's at for keeping your testosterone levels high etc., but what about injury prevention, joint and vascular...

bropheus‎, 06-10-2020 09:15 AM
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Share your injury prevention routine

Noticed I started getting injured more often after a certain age. I like to think it's because I push myself harder, but some of it is probably age-related. Things I do these days: * Spend enough time warming up using a variety of moves * Do a proper stretching routine every other day *...

bropheus‎, 07-31-2020 01:26 AM
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Foam Mattresses for low back pain?

Anyone bought a foam mattress from costco? Di you buy the complete set? or just the mattress? Can you tell me what brand it was ? and how was it sleepwise?

chilon1‎, 05-05-2009 02:58 PM
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Resistance Band Training

Hey all, I'm 39, and really looking to get back into getting my body back to what it was a few years back when I was lifting. Obviously right now is crazy with gyms being closed, and exercise equipment being inflated 3-4x what it was only a few months ago. I'm just sick and tired of how far...

Chut26‎, 07-20-2020 05:10 AM
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How to resume mass gains?

For 5 months I was gaining 0.5lb/week, of muscle (a bit more in total mass), consistently, and then I got mentally and somewhat physically fatigued (when attempting to move from 3/week to 4/week) and switched away from Strongur Phase II workouts to Fierce 5...both adapted to dumbbells, due to...

ClimberTrav‎, 07-10-2020 10:54 AM
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Strength balancing towards my front

Hello sages, I'm quite new here, have enjoyed reading through the posts, and reckon I'm ready to ask for help. 46 y/o 6'0" 168 lbs 13% BF Pre-covid actual gym equipment measured 1RMs Bench: 190

ClimberTrav‎, 06-21-2020 02:37 PM
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Glute Activation Journey...for funsies

I just had my first workout ever in which I was able to split squat 2x50 dumbbells, all the while my knee tracking perfectly, and not wavering. For me, this was huge. I started with a 95# squat and 315# deadlift. In hindsight, I can say that my deadlift was straight leg; after correcting...

ClimberTrav‎, 06-30-2020 12:55 PM
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Question Training for steep hill climbs?

I’m 49-years-old and a daily golfer. I’m in moderate shape. Recently because of the virus, the golf club hasn’t been offering carts, so we throw our bags onto pull carts and walk the course. It’s great exercise! I’m an avid walker, so walking 6-7 miles doesn’t wear me out — but there are four...

cypressc‎, 07-29-2020 04:56 PM
07-31-2020, 10:22 AM Go to last post
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degenerative disc disease?

the short of it- pretty much new to lifting, did it for a good while 5-6 years ago but getting to a gym w/ family and work was too much after a while. So i bought a Covid home gym and am lifting and plan to continue. 13 years ago I ruptured a disc, it healed as well as it could but back pain has...

ENCBBQ‎, 06-26-2020 09:57 AM
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Powerlifter decides to cut.

I've posted on here occasionally. I mostly lifted for size and strength since 15 years of age. I competed in powerlifting meets, set a state record some years ago in bench press (WNPF) as a lifetime natural. I always wanted to get bigger and stronger, didn't care about 'looking lean'. I'm...

Episteme‎, 07-10-2020 04:26 PM
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Advice for recovery from work

I am a custodian for a school, now with this whole covid thing, I have been doing all types of physically intense jobs, I come home almost daily, and I can hardly lift my arms. It is a job, not like working out at a gym where I can let my muscle recover for 24 - 48 hrs. No, I have to be back at...

Faithbuilders‎, 06-27-2020 01:25 PM
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Struggling with building strength, stamina, and endurance

I am 42m, 5'11". I don't look my age according to most, but I have been severely overweight for a number of years due to unhealthy eating habits, depression, and life's circumstances. Over the last 18+ months I have dropped around 60-70 lbs through healthy eating and cardio. Progress stopped a few...

felyasocal‎, 07-02-2020 03:05 AM
07-06-2020, 02:32 PM Go to last post
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lockdown worrying signs ?

Im really hoping that the symptoms ive been getting lately can be put down to my leg workouts over the years and tight muscles etc... But lately ive been struggling to walk the length of me, ive not worked out since the lockdown and pretty much been working from home eating and sleeping... but...

fendertele‎, 07-11-2020 02:19 PM
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6th month of “minimum”...I dunno guys

So, I’m into my 6th month of doing a “minimum“ workout that takes me 30 minutes, 3 days a week...so 1 1/2 hours a week total. I’ve totally stopped monitoring diet. I generally eat healthier than most, but there’s been plenty of junk too. I just eat whatever when I’m hungry until I’m satisfied. ...

grubman‎, 03-01-2020 07:41 AM
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12 weeks out at 53

I had last competed in 2009 , and since had a hip replacement and got very fat! In June of 2019 I saw a picture of just how far I had fallen , and immediately got back in the gym. I have been hitting it hard for a year, with a slight break like everyone because of covid! But am excited to be 12...

jscan1‎, 07-09-2020 08:19 AM
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Ways To Get Through To Your GRANITE MALE ENHANCEMENT

Understanding the 'ideal' frame for ladies The first step to wholesome weight loss for women is putting a practical and healthy intention. There are scientific and clinical recommendations to help you decide your ideal body weight. Below is the appropriate weight variety for women in keeping with...

khatri012‎, Yesterday 06:19 PM
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DeadLifts, Never Under 405, Update

I stared a thread earlier this year that I will never do a DeadLift workout under 405 for as long as possible. I don’t know where the thread went, but I can’t search over 2 pages. What it means is I must do at minimum 1rep with 405. I have stuck to this, but sometimes I don’t DeadLift every...

LWW‎, 07-19-2020 06:21 PM
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Heavy weights cause unbearable pain in my wrist

Mark here, I'm 38 years old. Now, when I try to lift heavy weights i feel unbearable pain in my wrist and sometime stiffness. A friend of mine recommended me to use copper gloves. I have researched on google and some of the information. Some people are highly supporting it and some says it don't...

marktucci‎, 06-26-2020 10:32 PM
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DB handles

I am looking for good quality DB handles (screw type). No cheap garbage with loose fitting collars etc. good quality machined steel. Price isn’t really an option. Google Just returns CAP BB junk and the likes.

meloncap78‎, 05-18-2020 02:30 AM
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Cut or Bulk?

I have been bulking for months. I mean a lot of months Belly Size: 108 Cm Neck: 43 ish Height: 176 cm Weight: 94 kg Age: 35 I suppose, I am around 26-27-28 bf. And the reason I have been/am out of control in terms of bf is due to satisfaction with the weight increase in big lifts....

Mertcann85‎, 03-06-2020 11:19 AM
06-25-2020, 07:44 AM Go to last post
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