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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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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 03:20 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 09:12 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 03:21 PM
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knees make crunchy sounds on light deadlift or sometime walking up stairs

I'm 44 I've lifted off and on since my 20s but have been mostly off from about age 30 until this year. I also did a lot of running stairs in my 20s for cardio. This year I've been pretty well just doing upper body stuff except when I started out back in june, back then I went fairly light on...

0x00005D0‎, 12-18-2021 04:17 PM
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Any Oklahomans here? I have a few questions for you

We are looking to relocate our family, and OK is currently our #1 seed. We want to move to an area where we’ll be surrounded by mostly like-minded people, where the politicians value individual liberty/freedom, and the schools aren’t teaching our kids to be racist. We’d prefer to buy a...

2Rude4MyOwnGood‎, 12-09-2021 07:06 AM
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Exhaustion, Age, Exercise,or Sleep

I’ve been back in the gym lifting about 5 days a week and an hour at a time for nearly 10 weeks now. I have found that I do get tired, not always rested after waking, and in some cases taking a short nap between getting off work, the having dinner before hitting the gym. Not sure if it’s being...

BJoe‎, 11-27-2021 10:38 PM
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Bourbon and Fitness

I know I'm probably looking for excuses but I'm a 40 y/o male and I workout 5 days a week consistently. Recently, after Halloween, I changed my diet and eating habits, went on a 16/8 intermittent fasting track and while eating, kept it low carb/keto. I shed 20 pounds since 11/8 and feeling great!...

cipha5‎, 12-27-2021 10:37 AM
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How to break the cycle??

I have been a life-long yo-yo dieter. It's been a vicious cycle: I decide that I hate how I look and want to get fit, then I get excited about my "new life, new me" and lose weight, but ultimately burn out and gain all the weight back and sometimes more. I'm looking to break the cycle. Has anyone...

CurlingGirlNYC‎, 11-30-2021 02:10 PM
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app suggestion for tracking workouts?

Hi all- What do you guy/girls use for tracking workouts? Trying to avoid spreadsheet or notebook. Thanks

ENCBBQ‎, 05-20-2020 09:56 AM
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42 yrs old here. Need Advice

I attached 2 pictures of me now. I am 233.1... I seem to hit a wall. Cardio is still a go to and weights.. I know over 40 things change but i get blood work 2 times a year and all is normal and good. Any added supps you suggest ? Looking to drop 33 more lbs

FlexITFitness‎, 01-14-2022 10:43 AM
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All my energy at the end of a work out

Hello everyone, this is my first post. I hope I can offer enough clear information without rambling. About me: 39 year old male, new to strength training as of a year ago. It started closer to physical therapy, but is now an at-home (apartment) routine with adjustable dumbbells and...

FunkyKikuchiyo‎, 01-09-2022 09:50 AM
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Check on family and friends that live alone.

Covid19 is spreading very fast. Hopefully it will be mild. My wife had it last year. She had mild symptoms for a week then her fever shot up and she started having trouble breathing so I took her to the hospital. At that point she was very tired and confused and did not want to get out of bed. ...

gregxy‎, 12-23-2021 12:06 PM
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Curious why some people look very charismatic, while others looks too tight, or infle

I am talking about the aesthetic look some people have when they have gained a lot of muscle mass, maybe in 220lbs+ lean muscle category, while other's look too inflexible or unaesthetic and not as attractive. Why is that? why do some people look more charismatic?. eg; I love lean pro wrestlers...

Henrysandhu‎, 12-26-2021 03:49 AM
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Guess who has low T?...:) Can you still make progress?

I was not going to share this and I am still coming to gripps with this myslef....but there is so much made of this on the forum. Lots of guys with all kinds of excuses of why they dont progress. Well guys... I have recently found out I am actually clinically hypogonadal by definition. (not a...

induced_drag‎, 01-13-2012 03:10 PM
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Exclamation Major fatigue

So hoping someone may have some advice . I am 37 yr old female if that matters but I’m sure it does who has been training consistently for over 20 years used to run a lot but have been training with. Weights for since 2013 now.. I’ve been dealing with this constant fatigue that won’t subside and I...

Jillianraer‎, 12-18-2021 11:40 AM
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Cardio: Is walking sufficient?

Hey guys, Quick question..I lift weights 5 days a week and eat clean. My question is in re: to cardio. If I walk 30 minutes in the AM (walk to work), and 30 minutes in the PM (after work back home) 5 x per week, will this be enough in the cardio department? I've always heard it's best to do...

JohnJRambo‎, 01-16-2008 08:56 PM
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Anyone With Shoulder Arthritis?

Learned recently that I have osteoarthritis in my left shoulder, probably from an old (non-lifting) injury many years ago. Still managing to lift pretty well, but the issue is likely to progress. Anyone out there dealing with this? Any special approach that's worked for you?

jwshumate‎, 09-18-2012 02:38 PM
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To bulk or maintain

I’m 45, intermediate lifter after 3 years, 200lbs, male, 15% body fat. I’m trying to decide if I should bulk and cut or maintain. “bigger, leaner, stronger” by Mike Mathews says that each month you can gain 2lbs of muscle bulking, 0lbs cutting, and 0.5lbs maintaining. Using this: If I do a...

LazerTag‎, 01-17-2022 10:02 PM
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Strength Loss

I have trained for years doing BB Bench at low reps (5/4/3/2) and then Inc DB Bench higher reps (8/7/6/5). I recently decided to go higher reps for BB Bench (8-10 reps). I have done this for a couple of months and have now gone back to the way I trained before. Is it natural to have lost strength?...

LeeDrury1978‎, 01-06-2022 09:16 AM
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Anyone ever deal with a knee meniscus tear?

Im 41 and have this dull achy pain on the inside of my left knee. Went to an ortho 2 weeks ago and did a MRI and he said its a small tear in the meniscus but not a full bucket handle/turnover tear said its a quality of life thing and he can scope it if i need to. Ive read where surgery isnt...

lonestareagle55‎, 11-27-2021 12:52 PM
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Pulled/pinched muscle for over a month

God I hate getting older. So freaking annoying. Can never just go into the gym feeling fine anymore /RANT So basically I randomly tweaked my neck/back for the 1000th time a month ago. Typically this involves a sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade when I turn my head to the right. Its...

mfarrell‎, 01-12-2022 11:39 AM
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Smith Machine/Free Weights?

This may sound odd but today I was able to bench 205 for 2 sets of 5 each, no real struggle, but then went to a smith machine bench and struggled to get 195 for 4 reps...shouldn't free weights be more difficult than a smith machine?

MichaelNY‎, 01-05-2022 09:53 AM
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When The Going Gets...

Just pushing through the last bit of my sickness.Thought i would take a rest day,but..i was good enough for a full days routine even if the weights were super light.Inspire!! GET UP,GET OUT,GET RAD and DO IT TO IT!! IIvS0FbSeS4

mikieson‎, Yesterday 07:14 PM
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New Gym Additions!!

Facebook Marketplace comes through again. Come check this out guys. We can always use more equipment to play with "thats what she said" ;) sZocOV7KaDs

mikieson‎, 01-18-2022 12:10 PM
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Another Day Another PR Attempt.

Going up in weight isnt always easy and you dont always go up BIG. AND sometimes you fail. Lets see what ole mikieson does and if I can get this...OR...FAIL..Inspire! GET UP,GET OUT,GET RAD and DO IT TO IT!! iknTJ6tomkU

mikieson‎, 01-17-2022 06:54 PM
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IM Super Happy

Never been good as deads with my chronic back issue. Had to do some rack pulls a couple weeks in a row. BUT today i got back to doing with at least my EZ bar. Its the bar I use in my room for space reasons. Not breaking any world records here,but im making myself happy and thats whats important. ...

mikieson‎, 01-15-2022 05:44 PM
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This Was Painful

Been a little under the weather the last 2 days. Aches,pains,etc.Especially set up in the nerves of my back and neck..This video is about pushing through,if even just bare bones,quick and easy. Its about keeping yourself inspired and hopefully inspiring others along the way. Hope you get a good lil...

mikieson‎, Yesterday 03:23 AM
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Advanced Chiropractor Is How I Rolled Today

I go to the chiro all the time. Helps a bit,sometimes not much. Ill never be healed. Been hurting for 25 years now. BUT this guy does a great technique and I FINALLY get to try it out after a couple years of watching videos on youtube..He will post his video as well sometime soon on his...

mikieson‎, 01-15-2022 05:49 PM
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