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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 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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38 Year Old Monthly Picture Update - Goal: Best Shape by 40 or Bust!!

Best shape of my life by 40!! How many of us have said that? Well, I figured keeping a monthly thread update with pictures is the best way to keep me honest and make sure I stick to my plan. A little bit about me. I turn 40 in a little over a year and a half and my wife and I recently, 11...

russellmcg‎, 05-09-2017 01:22 PM
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30 weeks on this journey...

Thought I would share my experiences since I started to loose weight. I just joined this site a few weeks ago, and have read several areas in these forums. This really looks like a great place to get REAL info. A little history on me ... Age: 53 | Height: 5'7" | Starting weight: 420 lbs. |...

sjmdesigns‎, Yesterday 03:42 PM
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Cardio Bunny here. Body shape problems

Hey Everyone. This is my first post though I have been a lurker. I probably started the thread with the wrong title. I am/was a couch potato for the last 10 years that decided moving a bit more is a good idea and the easiest way I found without feeling overwhelmed is walking :) For the last...

Oldie100‎, Yesterday 07:12 PM
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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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Huge waist / 19% BF???

So I went to the nutritionist last friday and she took my measurements. Lets go straight to what matters: Height: 177 cm (5'8) Weight: 97 kg (214 lb) Waist: 103 cm (3'4) BF: 19% Lean mass: 79kg (174 lb) I'm 36 and I've been on and off the gym since I was 16 for no more than 5 months...

fduba‎, 07-12-2017 08:33 PM
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3 years progress shots, from fat to not so fat...

OK, it has now been three years since I started this, I was 47, am now 50 (and a half) and still loving it. For the past year, I have been mainly doing full body workouts three to four days per week, and am around 4kg heavier than this time last year. Doesn't seem a lot, but I guess at my age, I...

chriswatton66‎, 05-31-2017 08:25 AM
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Cutting...just tell me

I'm not talking "cutting" to generically lose weight. I'm talking cutting to get from a moderate bodyfat% to a low bodyfat%. I want to hear from guys who have cut to 12% or lower. So I got it in my mind that I was going to cut from 15% down to 12% (or lower) because I wanted to get rid of...

grubman‎, 08-14-2017 07:51 AM
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Hi Folks, I've been reading this forum for a few weeks, figured it was time to introduce myself. I'm 48 years old and got serious about my health over this past winter. I was over 210 pounds at the time ( at 5'8" ) and pretty unhappy with my appearance and the way I felt about myself. I...

loggerboots‎, 08-16-2017 11:24 AM
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Lifting with Osteoarthritis

Hi all. I was hoping to get some advice, please. I'm 56 and have been working out for quite awhile. My problem is I have arthritis in my left elbow (stronger arm) and I've found that over time my left tricep has become a bit smaller (slightly, but it's there) than my right. This concerns me as...

cdgrill‎, Yesterday 12:19 PM
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Pin squats question

Any seasoned pin squatters? I find the differing pin heights massively different in loads. In a standard cage, set pins 3 slots lower, 455, drop one down 385, drop one down, 365. Note the last slot is parallel for me. Why the huge plunge, then barely a difference? Im trying to use these to...

drudixon‎, Yesterday 08:07 AM
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High Bar Squats and Tall Athletes

This is 14-year-old Zev. He's a brand new weightlifter. He stands tall at 6'0". I've been coaching him for 2 months. After two months of training, this is his second session doing squats with weight. There were many behind-the-scene preparation before I allowed him to squat with a bar. We focused...

NorwichGrad‎, 08-16-2017 06:24 PM
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Helllllooooooo Thought I'd sign up and introduce myself ....long time lurker. 42 yr old male , 217lbs Down from 232 thanks to EC stack keto and zero alcohol. Used to be more active until this daily annoyance called employment and offspring got in the way. After a friend died I decided to...

pdhenderson‎, 08-17-2017 05:01 PM
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Returning to the gym after 7 yr hiatus, realistic expectations?

Just learned of this site and forum, so I thought I would create an account, make a post, and hope for some good feedback/advice! I'm 44 yrs old and used to exercise/work out a ton in high school and into my late twenties. In my teens/twenties I was in excellent shape at 5'9", 185 lbs, & 30" waist...

Godzillamax‎, 08-16-2017 07:45 PM
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Bench numbers struggling

I am 8 months into a huge cut. January 22 I started 355lbs - I am 225 at moment. I am 5'11" My lifts all are lower than my PR's but not that much worse, but my bench is really suffering I can't figure out if it's something wrong I'm doing or if I am just going nuts. 315 for 10-12 reps used to be...

dragman72‎, 08-17-2017 09:12 AM
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some hurdles to overcome, need sound advice

I've developed some red flags over the years in staying fit and need some fitness advice from those in the know. These red flags from what I've determined are the following: I'm 46 years old and while I don't look horrible, the weight is starting to stack on over the years. My metabolism has...

Melaenis‎, 08-17-2017 01:59 AM
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Not Seeing Results, Need Help

I've been training for about 6 months now at home, only equipment I current have is a good pull up bar, dumb and barbells with a wide variety of weights and a good bench. I'm 34 going onto 35 shortly, 6' tall and currently 158lbs, my body type is skinny and not very muscular (Ectomorphs) but I've...

pasty64‎, 01-17-2017 04:10 PM
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Acceptable body when building mass

Hi Guys! Been lurking on this forum and been learning a lot. There's a lot of great people here. I guess my question is I have been lifting weight for about 4 months now and gained some muscles which I'm quite happy because I never had any muscles showing. However, Im concern that im slowly gaining...

Rye956‎, 08-08-2017 07:44 AM
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Getting Back into it After a 10yr Hiatus

Hi all. Back in high school / college, I was pretty hard core into working out and ate like a scientist (counted every gram of protein/fat/carb). I am naturally a fairly thin guy (very fast metabolism), but At my best I was around 195lbs at just under 6ft with pretty low body fat. I was pretty...

daudi81‎, 08-15-2017 07:41 PM
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Kroc rows

Hi all. So while I sit here waiting for this bloody wrist injury to heal I am planning my workout for my return to the gym. I have happened across Kroc rows on the main site but have a question. My understanding is that they are ultra heavy dumbbell rows done to very high reps 30-40 for...

MRHELLO‎, 08-08-2017 12:20 PM
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Deadlifts after 40 dangerous for back? Alternatives?

Had an interesting experience a couple of weeks ago: went back to lifting after a couple of years' break and on the third set of Deadlifts (70 lb on the bar) felt something give in the lower back. Then serious nausea, back pain, emergency room, two days of immobility, the works. The spine doctor (a...

mratner‎, 07-18-2012 11:24 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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Male 35, 6'1, 195lbs 20%bf, injuries

Ive been a tradesman/manual labourer for 15 years, always had small arms and I hate them. Ive been working out for a year now. I started off with SL 5x5 and got relatively strong quickly but one day my body just let go. Shoulder hurt bad, lower back hurt bad, lower left abdomen felt like it was...

OshawAlex‎, 08-15-2017 07:01 PM
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What percentage of lifting weight do you increase per week?

Good morning, I have move from a 3 day a week full body to a split like this: Mon:Legs Tues:Chest Thurs:Back Fri:Shoulders/Arms

Crusier‎, 11-23-2009 02:29 AM
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Lightbulb Where do I start?

In 18 days I will be 37. I have been trying to change my life around in time for 40. This started at 35. Most of my "40 bucket list" items are not important for this thread, but there were a few health related items. One was to stop smoking cigarettes, which I had smoked since I was 18. Well I...

qbutterfield‎, 08-11-2017 06:31 AM
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Nagging pains- sports massage?

Hey all The last couple of weeks ive had nagging discomfort on my inner elbow, and in my knee, ive finally decided i need a couple of weeks off the rest them Im not sure what caused them but i strongly suspect sumo deadlift and hammer curls (perhaps my form is not as good as i thought) I...

trev1972a‎, 08-11-2017 04:54 AM
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