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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 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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Better to do more volume on the same exercise, or diversify?

I used to do 3 sets each of hanging leg raises and standing ab wheel per week. Now I just do the standing ab wheel. Progress was very slow before, but now I'm more stable, go further down and for more reps too. And I only made this change 3 months ago. I've experienced the same thing on my bench...

AD1985‎, Yesterday 05:34 PM
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What happeed to 4X10?

When I first started working out, back in the early 90's, everything was 4X10. When I lifted in the mid 2000s it was 4X10 or pyramid (reps down-weight up, 1X12@100...1X2@200) Now it seems most people are doing sets of 5. Did the science change? Or just the mindset?

Halbrust‎, Yesterday 09:26 AM
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Alone at the gym...

At my gym, there's not a lot of over 40 people bodybuilding. Some of Them are training for endurance sports and toward training to be healthy. I feel alone sometimes... Do you live the same situation?

ericb1975‎, Today 05:20 PM
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Workout program help

I'm posting here instead of the Workout Program subforum because I want advice other than to run Fierce 5 or All Pros Beginner Routine. My goal is fat loss and to get healthy. My secondary goal is to get stronger and bigger muscles. I need a lifting routine that I can do in around 30 minutes. I...

Halbrust‎, Today 10:27 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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Walmart rotisserie chicken

I'm looking to get my BF down, and sometimes I pick up a Walmart rotisserie chicken when I'm on the road or in a hurry. I'd never eat fried, and I wanted to check and see if others also eat Walmart chicken? Assuming I take the skin off, I'm hoping it's an acceptable lowfat option. It *does* seem...

Arnoldfan‎, 11-21-2009 02:12 PM
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Has anyone else here gotten too big over time?

I'm a newbie here because I've never thought of asking anyone advice on health/lifting. I'm 50 years old and have been lifting seriously (5+ days a week) since I was 16. Despite being natty, 34 years of lifting, protein and creatine has added up and, now, I weight 290 lbs at 6'2". I have...

BigOldDude‎, 10-06-2017 02:11 PM
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Over 50 Natural Bodybuilders: Do you bulk & cut? If not what?

Hey 50 and over guys - do you bulk & cut? If not, what do you do (i.e. where do you keep your calories?) ... and while were at, what about protein intake? Thanks!

tkdnj‎, 10-13-2017 07:53 PM
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Question Where's the best place to learn proper form for DLs & squats?

Hi, I'm a 49yo female, 119 lbs, lifting for about a year but have gotten more serious in the last month. I've never had serious back problems other than occasional muscle soreness and tightness relieved by heat, massage, NSAIDS, etc. So many older folks have back issues, especially with...

Liljet‎, Yesterday 02:05 AM
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Bulking question

I am currently bulking but apart from my belly and waist I look really lean in areas with good muscle development. So was wondering if I built more muscle in the abdomen/waist area would I get the same look there as I do in the other areas with good muscle growth ? I don't do any ab work but I...

fendertele‎, Yesterday 07:30 AM
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How to Fix Valgus Collapse

Valgus collapse is common. Place a band around knees to encourage knees out. You can do this with back and front squats, as well as the classic lifts. R59VBr97m6c

NorwichGrad‎, 10-15-2017 05:28 PM
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How much time saved is worth a loss of reps

I can normally knock out 2 more difficult sets after the first one and get all the reps with 5 minutes rest in between. If I cut that to 3 minutes, I have to get stronger to the point set 1 feels not that hard. I know you guys deal with this balance too. How do you weigh losing reps to save...

AD1985‎, 10-14-2017 12:48 AM
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Exclamation Going on a cut and incorporating some Cardio

For the past 2 years I've learned a lot from everyone here so "thank you" !! The basics of understanding what gains muscle and losing fat is pretty clear. I just did Arnolds blueprint Cut but did NO Cardio! I ate 500 calories above my TDDE for 3 months , gained some muscle and strength and Fat...

Watsonm5‎, 10-09-2017 07:25 AM
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6 weeks into cut

Just wanted to post an update. Sitting at 192 down from 210. Not sure of current body fat but I started somewhere in the 18-20% range. Overall I am happy with the mirror so far and would like to get down to around 9-10%. Ill have to subscribe to my own thread to be able to keep tabs on it because I...

meloncap78‎, 10-06-2017 10:12 PM
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Home Gym Remodel (Part 2)

OK, 3 years later, approximately $3775 total investment and my home gym is near completion. Since last time, I mounted 8 mirrors, put in a ½” rubber floor, and added a functional trainer and T-Bar, and some gymnastic rings. I’ll be getting a standing calf raise this week, and will probably pick...

grubman‎, 09-15-2017 08:48 AM
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Am I ready to start bulking...

Okay guys I have worked hard (for me) and I am now here to ask some advice. I started cutting the first of August from 196 lbs. I was your classic skinny fat (or maybe just fat). 41 years old and 5 10. I've been hitting the gym hard 3 times a week alternating upper and lower body. As of...

jbthomas5150‎, 10-14-2017 08:47 AM
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Reps, can you do less, but more sets? Fierce 5.

Hi all, Still firing away on the fierce 5 program. As I move up in weight, I'm finding it harder to get the required reps in that the program is set up for. Can I add extra sets to complete the total amount of reps? As an example: I have been doing bench press 5 sets of 3 reps, the program...

tommydamic68‎, 10-13-2017 02:39 AM
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Lost 50 lbs in a month to pneumonia, how do I rebuild? Please help me!

Last month I caught a really, really nasty strain of pneumonia. I spent nearly 4 weeks in the hospital and lost roughly about 50 pounds of body weight, I've since gained back maybe 10 pounds of it. Currently I'm very weak as I lost a lot of muscle, in fact I'm still trying to shake off the last...

DJSoul515‎, 10-16-2011 06:01 PM
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Training? More like train wreck... support needed!

Hi team. So I'm 35, turning 36 in December. I worked out a lot in my 20's, but too a ten year break and recently got back into training at the start of this year. So far this year I have had (in order of occurence) Tendonitis in both wrists Tennis elbow in my right elbow Subacromial...

Chucknuckle‎, 10-11-2017 06:09 PM
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Good split (frequency / volume) for over 50 advanced bodybuilder?

At 53 years old, I'm trying to find that sweet spot of maximum frequency without overtraining, and keeping my repaired shoulder healthy. My goal is hypertrophy. I am looking for your thoughts on my routine which has me hitting each body part once every four days (and obviously twice every 8 days,...

tkdnj‎, 10-07-2017 07:44 PM
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Cancer ride

I have decided to join members my family in a 200k cycling charity race next June to raise money for Cancer research. I decided to in memory of my bother in law who passed away in August after a long and epic battle with the disease. Raising the money and solidarity to take part is the easy...

Cantplankwell‎, 10-12-2017 10:48 AM
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Hypertrophy, high rep vs low rep studies?

I know this is one of the more debated topics but I'm curious what info exists in the form of actual studies done?

nixter‎, 04-04-2012 10:36 AM
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How long do vitamins and minerals take to rebalance hormonal homeostasis? I'

How long do vitamins and minerals take to rebalance hormonal homeostasis? I'm on day 16 of cessation of alcohol and other stuff and day 10 of proper healthy diet and vitamins and minerals?

Sade80‎, 10-07-2017 04:21 PM
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Diagnosed with arthritis, so I went vegan...

What's up all, So, I have been living with a base level of pain for years that I just chalked up to being a symptom of my (old) line of work. I started lifting about a year and a half ago, but didn't start taking it seriously until about 8-10 months ago when I started my first cut, and lost about...

designbld‎, 10-11-2017 09:07 AM
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Active vs. Sedentary (job choice & health)

I've always been a thin guy with a high metabolism. I've also always worked active jobs (the Army, a gym, Even when I was a warehouse manager I was still doing the work). For the last 20 years I have been a City Letter Carrier (mailman). I've done a number of different routes over the years,...

grubman‎, 10-11-2017 05:57 AM
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