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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 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 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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Protein Digestive Enzymes after 50? Thoughts?

Do we need them after 50? What has been your experience? Thanks!!!

tkdnj‎, Today 08:15 AM
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47 years old and want to start Fierce 5 but have concerns

I've been wanting to change my workout routine and the Fierce 5 looks good. However, at 47, I have some injuries that never healed well which leaves me feeling very uncomfortable with some exercises. In particular are barbell/dumb bell bench press and and dips. I do just fine on Nautulis bench or...

KenLeek71‎, Yesterday 09:51 AM
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I am going to rant a minute here. I really suck at sustained weight loss. I understand the concepts, macros, weighing food, tracking calories, deficit targets- and I can put them in place, but I constantly sabotage myself. Its driving me nuts. I am stronger than I have ever been (at least on...

willybrokeback‎, 10-16-2019 01:24 PM
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600 lb squat today @ 52 years old

GkxItFnUqos (55lb bar with 6 plates and 2.5 on each end)

-=FLEX=-‎, 10-20-2019 05:14 PM
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Cannot increase my 1RM on 5/3/1 before I need to cut again.

Sorry for the long post. I’m struggling here with how I should proceed. I am 40 years old & just under 5’8” tall. I have an extremely small frame with wrists measuring just 6” circumference. I currently weigh in at just under 130lb which does sound really light but if you look at my avi I don’t...

bflare78‎, Today 03:19 AM
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Disappointing results . . .

I'm 46 years old and have been seeing a PT for hypertrophy twice a week since the end of January and doing two sessions on my own a week too. So, four sessions in the gym a week. Mons - chest and tris Tues - legs Weds- back and shoulders Frids - delts and arms I know that building muscle...

Peuxfaire‎, 10-14-2019 04:47 PM
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Talking Need suits

Hello everybody, I Need to buy suits, I am 5.4 and weigh 200 pounds. The problem is the width and the chest. Any advice ? I usually buy xl and modify them, but they don't fit right. I powerlift and have massive thighs, chest and shoulders. Sorry if i am in the wrong section. All comments welcome.

ivojara‎, 10-11-2019 07:05 PM
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Is forearm/wrist/elbow pain normal?

I feel like the muscles can easily recover and handle more, but the soft tissue like tendons flare up, especially around inner elbow/forearm area. It's mainly my left arm. It tends to feel better after deload but gets progressively worse over a few weeks until it tells me I better deload again....

jademonkey‎, 10-17-2019 01:12 PM
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how to better recovery time.......

i moved from SS to MADCOW a few months ago, and it seems that Mondays are extremely hard to complete. last week i failed to do all 5 reps on both squat and bench, BUT, continued in the schedule to Friday, and was able to do the next weight for 3 reps, and felt REALLY good. back to today, and if it...

MalachiB1‎, Yesterday 11:40 AM
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The famous Zapo. He only ate 2 meals a day. No bulking, no deficit, just working out and eating. Simple and basic. Give me old school training any day over modern day...

KidFreeze‎, 10-20-2019 06:51 PM
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Getting older - and fed up with getting injured!

As per the title, 6 months ago I injured my shoulder doing weighted dips, it's never been right since but I can work around it. 5 weeks ago I got tendinitis in my knee, and even after resting it for weeks it feels the same. Then on Tuesday this week I've strained a muscle around or inbetween...

MrCarrot‎, 10-11-2019 04:12 AM
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Old But Not Done Yet!

Use to lift 3x/wk into my late 60's, I am now 72. BP was respectable but squat and dead lift not so much. Life intervened about 3 years ago and lifting stopped. I can now start lifting again with no physical restrictions. Available equipment: Power rack, 300# with cheap bar (Dicks), curl bar...

homeroid‎, 10-15-2019 06:08 PM
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Question Rowing machine..most underrated indoor equipment?

My daughter is in cross-country running and has started competing in high school. Their coach has started getting the girls onto indoor rowing machine for endurance (outside of other warmups, etc). My daughter urged me to get a machine for home use so I got a cheap $300 one from Walmart and set...

BiomedDood‎, 10-17-2019 12:07 PM
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Keep bulking? Or go on and cut?

39 y.o male. 183lbs 6ft. Got down to 167lbs and have very slowly bulked to 183. I know its approaching winter and everyone seems to be bulking now And my plan was to lean bulk til january or so. However my abs have faded quite a bit and i really dont want to add any more significant amount of...

livindagym‎, 10-19-2019 02:45 PM
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51 today! 9 years under the rack!

I’m 51 today and I’ve been back in the gym for 9 years now. This is officially 1 year longer than I lifted in my teens and twenties so long ago...with no end in sight. On my birthday I like to reflect on what I learned over the last year (about lifting and my body), and I feel this year was...

grubman‎, 10-02-2019 03:44 AM
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Degenerative Disc

Well I have been having some very irritating, but not debilitating low back chronic soreness, my cautious nature has kept me out of the weight room...But I have played hockey (cant miss the start of the season :D...playing did not make it worse BTW). Its only in the lower back and sometimes the...

Cantplankwell‎, 10-17-2019 01:25 PM
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Honest Educated Critique of My Workout Scheme Please

Hey everyone, Let me be very honest up front. I've avoided this forum for a long time. Why? Because the responses I read are sometimes simply uneducated, vague and frankly stupid. I'm 38 years old now; a grown man with a wife and an 11 yr old. I'm looking for mature responses from those of us...

AndyMac499‎, 10-15-2019 08:09 AM
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Healing slower

I'm healing at a rate 2x slow as I was in my 20's. Joints are the main problem. Have to wait 3 days sometimes to workout the same muscle group, when I used to do it every day all week and rest on Saturday and Sunday. This is bull****.

HonkeyKongDong‎, 10-12-2019 07:42 PM
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failed lifts, failed lifts, flailed lifts

is it just me, or did everyone else fail on there lifts today also? running Mad Cow, failed on bench and squat. (205 and 255) got 4 out of 5 reps. could it just be a bad day?

MalachiB1‎, 10-14-2019 12:29 PM
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Question Why does my whole body hurt

Why does my body hurt after an intense evening of yoga and stretching? It hurts while moving in one direction and after getting used to it it hurts moving in the other direction. Why is that? Should I move more or rest more?

andy0w‎, 10-15-2019 01:52 AM
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Mortal kombat

Test your might.

HonkeyKongDong‎, 10-12-2019 09:24 PM
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Change from physique to bodybuilding

Hello all I have just done a men's physique comp and come second I am 47 and very happy with the result My third competition now and I want to change over to body building But I don't know what class to do Any advice would be much appreciated I am 165cms tall that's 5ft 5inch

Iron6161‎, 10-13-2019 11:04 PM
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The Most Important Thing In Training

I started this vid at the most important part. If this is NOT your mindset then you won't achieve much.

LWW‎, 10-13-2019 07:18 PM
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When can I realistically expect visible results?

Hi everyone! I’m 41 and the reason I ask this question is that whilst I trained a lot in my 20’s (was super fit my entire 20’s), a little in my early 30’s, but absolutely no weight training since my second child was born 8 years ago (trained until I was 8 weeks pregnant with her then stopped when I...

Lizzy1177‎, 10-13-2019 04:47 PM
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Smile Making significant progresses is quite hard

Hi everyone, I want to post here a 4 years progress of my dedication. I am 41 and this is my situation. I am trying to get rid of my bally fat, get bigger shoulders and chest and let my abs pop out (but I believe they are there, I just have too much belly fat). If you look at my progresses over 4...

raffaeu‎, 10-13-2019 10:57 PM
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