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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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Misc forum bench comp

The misc group is having their annual bench press comp from now till June 24th. Be nice to see a bunch of old guys come win a few divisions with me. Currently I'm about 235 and should hit 500 or more in that division. However, summer is coming so maybe a cut to 215 which I'm not sure where that...

Rocky3540‎, Yesterday 03:48 PM
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Thinking of actually lifting again.....Lets start with deads!

As a lot of you guys know....my training has been very ho-hum as of late. Past year really. I am skinny (in my head) and cant muster up much motivation. I feel weak and run down most every day and a general malaise. I have not missed any workouts still going on 7 years, but as of late, I do...

induced_drag‎, Today 07:13 PM
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39 had enough of being the fat one

So scroll back to feb 2016 and i got on the scale and it said overload :( . after a week of dieting it registered my weight at 315lbs currently i am at 240lbs , i managed to go from 315 to 248lbs from feb 2016 to october 2016 . had a bad patch and put 5lbs on in nov and dec. started again...

fatditcher‎, 03-19-2017 06:19 PM
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Greetings

I've been reading through this forum for the last week or so and just wanted to say hi. I've already found some good info here and I'm looking forward to learning more. A little about me: I'm 42 and have started lifting a couple months ago. I'm currently lifting three days a week (fullbody)...

Tinkerr‎, Yesterday 06:10 PM
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Set some PR's today, hyped!

This week is test week in my program, and first day went awesome. Set a new PR for Deadlift at 425lbs x3 reps, and a new PR for Strict OHP at 200lbs x3 reps. Left a little in the tank on DL, probably could've gotten 1-2 more reps, but the OHP PR was a legit 3rm , that 3rd rep took some work...

ivanhoek1‎, 03-20-2017 08:24 AM
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Ab Roll outs...struggling

I posted a question about this several weeks ago, I use a barbell because it is handy. gave it an honest go on say 3 dead-lift days sessions as an accessory, but I am struggling with it. I can stack my wrists/arms under my shoulders and begin the exercise but I can only get the bar to move forward...

Cantplankwell‎, 03-24-2017 09:26 AM
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I finally made it to the over 35

After 7 years here I can finally come into the retirement home. Surgeries along the way, two micro discectomies within 6 weeks of each other, ORIF right radial head, MCL and ACL reconstruction just to name a few.

stosman05‎, 03-25-2017 08:35 PM
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Healthy amount of weight gain per week?

Lifting 5 days a week, 6th day is cardio day. 5x5 beginners program that involves upping the weight for each lift every week. Eating healthy and trying in take in 3000 calories a day (that's the hard one for me so far). What is a healthy, and achievable, amount of weight that can be put on...

Junkers88‎, 02-17-2013 06:50 AM
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Shoulder and Benching

This seems to go against most common advice so I want to get some opinions and float the possibility. My past two weeks I have had an odd shoulder pain after chest day. I get though the workout fine, but later in the day and the next day horizontal abduction across my face is pretty painful in my...

polishedball‎, Yesterday 04:04 AM
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Any insight?

OK, gents, I tweeked my left knee about 3 weeks ago. Been icing and trying to be careful, but now its effecting my squats. I put 135 on the bar and could squat, but I get a sharp pain on the upper outside of my left knee. (think 1 o'clock to 3 o'clock). It's a sharp pain when my thighs get...

70chevellegsp‎, 03-20-2017 04:24 PM
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Thumbs up Benched two and a quarter for four, first time since back, my problem...forearms...

Hey all, Just wanted to promote my new "best" since returning back after almost a decade away. Two and a quarter a side for four solid reps. I felt I could have made five by but my problem was my forearm. Had pain in the past due to a workplace I was at and they were grossly overused, in one...

johnnyfry‎, Yesterday 03:50 PM
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Down and Out : Badly Need Advice On Fitness. Serious

Hi, I am writing this because I am at my wits end, I will pour my heart out and I need some advice. Age : 37 years Height : 5'11 Weight : 185 pounds Body Type : Skinny Fat with a very prominent belly but slim arms,slim legs and pretty much no pecs or quads etc. Never exercised beyond 15...

RohitNirale‎, 03-24-2017 09:22 AM
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Another PR. 500lbs Deads x 3- Getting Older is Going Well!

After only taking up deadlifting less than a year ago, I am continuing to make progress. This is only the beginning. I promise you haven't seen that last of me! OZEZ61xZMCU

JPunisher‎, Yesterday 11:06 AM
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What should I know? Returning after decades.

Ok, I lifted as a student, and then I graduated, and life happened. Moved around for jobs, well out of it by the time I settled down. Always something sucking up time end energy, never enough to spare to get back into shape. And then I looked up and saw a stranger in the bathroom mirror and...

BaalMoloch‎, 03-24-2017 09:09 AM
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Talking Fine. Let's Get Skinny and Hangry 2017 Diet/Body Compostion Thread

WELCOME! I have taken it upon myself to start this thread up. Calling out the more Senior O35 members proved fruitless (looking at your Plateauplower) ;) so I'm here to get it going. RULES: 1) Don't post unless you intend to check in at the end. We all want support and input-but we...

Hooverville‎, 12-08-2016 03:28 PM
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On a scale from 1-10, how retarded is my program?

Lifting 3 times a week alternating between Workout A: Squats 3 x 8 (trying to increase weight every WO until I stall) Bench 3 x 8-12 (increase weight once achieved 3 sets of 12) Pullups weighted (25 reps, if I can get the 25 reps over 4 sets I add to the weight) Tricep dips weighted 3 x 8-12...

HYMENATOR‎, Yesterday 02:36 AM
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Unhappy 46 yr old Hard Gainer losing faith and at the point of giving up.

Hi Experts! I am asian, 46 years, Male, 173cm, 68Kg. I was 88Kg but with proper nutrition and some body building exercises, I dropped by weight and reduced my Bodyfat from 30+% to 16% now. I want to carry on getting more ripped but more importantly, I want to bulk up to be able to burn more body...

StrongAt45‎, 03-05-2017 12:08 AM
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Unhappy Just a question about nutrition for 5x5 and losing weight.

Originally posted on nutrition but when nobody replied i figured i'd post in this section cause you lot are probably more experienced. Ok guys so i'm curious. Over the past 8-9 months i've been losing quite a bit of weight. I've been cutting since i started training 8-9 month ago at originally...

PowerOfDrive‎, 03-26-2017 10:32 AM
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Pre-workout

Is it good to do cardio before lifting or no? I've been told not to & I've been told not to lift until doing at least 10 mins of it. I'm new & just starting at getting back in shape. I haven't lifted since football in highschool & I'm 39 now. So that's what, 21 years ago?? Any help would be...

BarefootJesus39‎, Yesterday 06:00 AM
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Do you ever do barbell pullovers?

I never much cared for them, but did a lot of straight arm pulldowns. Really like pullover machines though. But tried pullovers with a barbell again this year and they seem to be working well. Guess I found the right ROM. I think in the past I was trying too hard on them.

EjnarKolinkar‎, 03-09-2017 11:37 PM
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Sore knees

Remember this isn't misc 😀 I have never experienced knee soreness before, but since starting back every leg day my knees ache. It isn't pain' just a soreness that goes away in couple days. Is this called finally getting old and just normal? My leg work is pretty heavy will go up to...

polishedball‎, 03-22-2017 04:10 PM
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Problem lifting with wedding ring

Does anyone else's wedding ring (if you even wear one) sometimes bother you when lifting? I've got a huge callous underneath my left ring finger, it's the only one. I'm not really fussed about the callous so much though, but worry I might either bend the crap out of my ring or pinch my finger...

phigg‎, 08-07-2009 08:47 AM
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Back on my grind

Hey guys I have a question...so 3yrs ago I was preparing for a competition for 30 and over! Besides Kungfu and Wrestling....it was the hardest thing I have ever done....mentally spiritually and Physically! I hit a bump in my personal life and dropped everything.....3 yrs later Im back not looking...

Nadirm1877‎, 03-25-2017 08:29 AM
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Question Fok....got Dx'ed with underactive thyroid..Any O35 on thyroid meds?

Beat the presc drug world 5 yrs ago when I was overweight (and borderline on hypertension and per-diabetic). Changed my whole world around by diet/exercise and dropped to 160lbs and everything went back to normal till now. Gained 5lbs last month unexpectedly with no change in diet or exercise....

BiomedDood‎, 03-24-2017 03:21 PM
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winning the fat loss battle

Just sharing my thoughts here. I lost from 30 40 % BF (I dont even wanna count - look at my profile pics to see) to currently 13.5%. I noted that the most important thing to do, is to relook at your life. It was my life that made me fat, and made me unable to lose fat. The science is straight...

StrongAt45‎, 03-24-2017 06:42 AM
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