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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 08:16 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 06:57 PM
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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 03:21 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 09:12 AM
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Lifts stalled quickly while cutting – normal?

Hi Guys, I’m about 6 weeks into my journey toward a healthy lifestyle. My goal at the moment is get under 200lbs for the first time since being a teenager. Started at 235lbs in early January and I’m at 224 right now. Weight loss is progressing well and I feel great! I’m doing the Fierce...

gipper53‎, Today 11:00 AM
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Planet fitness workout

Hi everybody, Wanted to see if I can get some advice. I just turned 40 and for the last 11 years I have been over 300 lbs and up to 9 weeks ago I was 360. I’m down to 320 from dieting no sugar carbs and suck. The past 3 weeks I started working out and joined planet fitness. They have a 30...

trainingday2‎, Today 02:27 PM
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Is it possible to progress in your lifts over a period of time but in such a way where all of your movements are dysfunctional in some minor way essentially not using the proper muscles for the lifts therefore being completely stagnant in the growth department. I cut from 212 to 185 in a 3 month...

meloncap78‎, 02-17-2018 07:14 PM
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Interval Training May Be The Most Effective Choice For Older Adults

So this is just one study, but they actually analyzed muscle tissue: No surprise that weight training was better for...

katya422‎, 02-20-2018 01:29 PM
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Keg to 6 pack advice?

What is some advice on turning a keg to a 6 pack for a 45 yo with adrenal issues? I am looking for workout advice, not eating advice, I've got people helping me with that. Thank you!

Faithbuilders‎, Today 12:06 PM
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Is there any DISadvantage to doing same routine for a long time

Suppose an experienced lifter was psychologically content doing basically the same routine for 1-2 years and just trying to grind out progress whenever possible. Let's say a relatively balanced upper lower split in 8-12 rep range, with occasional small tweaks as the body dictates (grip switches,...

banjoman23‎, 02-19-2018 08:41 AM
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Big 3 lifts frequency etc....

Will be turning 35 later this year, been 'lifting' (using this term lightly because I don't think I can consider what I was doing real lifting if I want to be honest with myself) on and off for years but never been consistent with my training and really not happy with my overall physique and...

Tbird1983‎, Today 01:11 AM
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is it possible to buff up post 35?

Im 37. Have been working out for about 5 months... wondering... as we get older is it harder to build and retain muscle mass... What sort of milestones are realistic for strength gains and lean muscle. Any feel? 0.5kg per month? 5kg per month on squat? I need something to aim for...

dustman007‎, 02-19-2018 05:11 AM
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Indicators to stop bulking

Hello folks, Newbie here. I am glad I found this forum as it educated me so much about bodybuilding over the past couple of months. I am reaching out to you guys about whether to stop bulking or to keep going. Here is a my background. 4 months ago I had colon surgery and a portion of my small...

Cauchy123‎, Yesterday 01:22 PM
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OTC anti-inflamatory linked to shutting down testosterone production and infertility

One of the most common otc pain relievers (name not mentioned keeping within forum rules), was shown to supress testosterone production to the point where it was considered compensated hyopgonadism and raises concerns about risks of infertility. The test subjects were 31 health males 18-35. ...

induced_drag‎, 02-18-2018 04:40 PM
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Unhappy Need some help please (sorry if it posted twice phone acting crazy)

Age 27 Hey everyone long long time since I posted. Maybe I’m just getting older but.. I’ve been working out for about 10 years now and for the past few months I have been feeling very sick after my workouts. Just extremely tired.. hard to eat. I’ve been on c4 extreme, I’m thinking it...

andrewrks123‎, 02-19-2018 03:31 PM
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Mindset when you go from Cutting to bulking / Bulking to cutting

I personally find it a little hard to go from cutting to bulking and bulking to cutting. Like I get so used to the lifestyle of one way and to change it so much is hard. Once I get into it I love it though. Bulking I get to eat so much food and almost anything I want, I also get to stack on pounds...

SmarterThanOne‎, 02-14-2018 07:02 PM
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Deadlift help required

So.... 5 years ago I put myself in an ambulance and had 2 days in hospital due to not deadlifting with good form. I took 6 months before I could do any exercise again... I totally ****ed myself up. Now, I have 1 yr of working out back under my belt and am considering deadlifting again....

MRHELLO‎, 02-18-2018 07:59 AM
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Abs over worked?

Been hitting the abs a few days a week after my regular lifting... doing hanging leg lifts, then right into ab roller, then right into lying bicycle crunches. Last week I noticed that my lower abs were hurting a bit during the ab roller especially. Figured they were just sore. Was fine all...

d2mini‎, 02-20-2018 07:23 AM
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Weaning Yourself Off Gears and Support

The challenge with O-35 lifters is that… ..we are old. As we age, we approach Snap City. Broken bones, bad knees, bad back, bad shoulders, flexibility and mobility get tighter than a size-1 G-string bikini on a 400-lb Jenny Craig dropout. Then you add memory loss, hearing loss, hair...

NorwichGrad‎, 02-16-2018 07:22 AM
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Newbie question about what's best for definition

Hi all. So I'm a regular guy at 38 yo, regular desk job and two kids. Last time I worked out seriously was around my 25. Since then I've been slowly but surely gaining weight and losing muscle. But 2016 was a crappy year for me, lots of personal problems, and I put on around 10kg in a 8 month...

fmultimedia‎, 01-24-2018 01:08 PM
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Protein Shakes making me gain weight & I want to lose weight not gain it. Help!!

About 3 weeks ago, I began to start eating right. I'm doing a low carb diet. I lost 8 pounds right off, (I went from 223 to 215) so I'm think that was alot of fluid. The second week of my diet, someone introduced me to Protein Shakes. I began to drink one in the morning (between 45-60 carbs) & a 15...

kleighwickham‎, 09-17-2011 06:58 AM
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Can someone eyeball my bf percentage

I have no idea what I am. I’m 6’2”. Starting weight 230 lbs. current weight is 222.4 lbs. I’m 41 years old. Thanks!

reignman76‎, 02-19-2018 02:35 AM
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59 year old Male looking for a new workout routine.

I'm 59 and have been working out with weights since I was 41. I'm 6'4" and about 230 pounds. I look pretty good, except for the bit of fat around my waist. I've quit drinking alcohol and have been trying to clean up my diet (I have sugar cravings that are almost overpowering) to shed the fat,...

guffman44‎, 01-21-2018 07:52 AM
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Wanting to say goodbye to my 'Dad bod'...

I'm sure I'm going to hit most newbie cliches here, but I have read a lot of the stickies, and am looking for anything from a simple "hello, good luck!" in response to this, my first post, to anything constructive that can improve my plan. I'm 38, and for most of my life I've been quite skinny...

freefall79‎, 01-12-2018 06:08 PM
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what type of exercise is best for building a wider back?

Having a slimer waist line would work, but are there specific exercises for a wider back? short grip rows, wide grip rows?

FAT40‎, 01-31-2018 12:43 PM
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Thoughts on hitting each muscle 1x per week?

Question guys. 37 yrs old. Started a lean bulk a month or so back. Have been doing an Upper/Lower split for what seems like forever now. Dont care for it at all. Thinking of trying GST but noticed youre basically hitting at least the core lifts once per week. Anyone run this program or hit each...

livindagym‎, 02-14-2018 04:18 PM
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anyone on Statins and what side effects u experienced?

Background to this - Father's cholesterol read 14. Dr. immediately phoned ambulance and he was put on Statins. Phoned me the next day and i had a blood test and told me i'll be on Cholesterol tablets for life. I was put on Stimvastatin for 2 years but changed to Atorvastatin in 2013 for some reason...

FAT40‎, 02-16-2018 06:05 AM
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Red face 175 lbs 17% bodyfat, suggestions? Concerns? will rep.

Current stats as of the last week: I'm 5'10.5 175 lbs 17%bf according to scale. 22 years old. Big 3: all in (lbs) Bench 225x3( weakest lift) Squat: 360x1 Deadlift: 465x1 Weighted dips: 100x4 Weighted chin ups. 70x5 Front squat 295x1

NoviceKevin‎, 02-14-2018 10:58 AM
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Skinny fat guy - my journey

I just wanted to share my experience being that most posts you see on here are about people that are over weight. I always have had a hard time gaining weight (still do, even in my late 40's, 49 to be exact) but as my journey with fitness continuous, I just wanted to share my "skinny - fat guy"...

tommydamic68‎, 01-29-2018 04:03 AM
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