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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 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 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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For 6" + guys what squat do you prefer ?

Guys I'm curious . For all the tall guys out there , talking about 6"+ what squat do you prefer and find more "comfortable" ? The high bar squat or the low bar squat ? I'm struggling to get my squat from down to a T and was wondering if it could be as i'm 6'7" that i should rather try and do a...

Time-Man‎, Yesterday 04:18 AM
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Question Mr. Olympia 2018 predictions

What are you guys' predictions this year? I think: 1 Phil 2 Ramy 3 Curry 4 Roelly 5 Bonac 6 Dexter 7 De Asha 8 Rhoden

Gymboii2400‎, Today 05:02 AM
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Met with a Personal Trainer and discovered I was making many errors

After 30 years I decided to get back into weightlifting. After reading a lot about proper form and avoiding injury, I decided to meet with a personal trainer to make sure I am doing things properly and learn how to do a dead lift. Well I learned I was doing a lot of my current exercises...

DunningKreuger‎, Today 04:08 PM
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43, female, over weight and started a physical job

Hi, I am new to the forum and just wanted to have an idea of what to expect and see if I am on the right track for my goals. I'm 5'3 and was 160 lbs when I started a physical job about 6 weeks ago. I move constantly for about 5-8 hours a day, walking, moving things (not really heavy) and doing...

Deefer‎, Yesterday 07:47 AM
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Where do you get a hernia

Hi really got some confusion as to where a hernia can erupt I know the common place is the groin and it starts with burning but I have nothing of the sort like that. When I do crunches or any kind of ab exercise sometimes this happens not all the time but most, it starts with excruciating pain...

gibbsy08‎, Today 02:21 PM
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My home gym...new level of insanity!

After looking for over a year, I finally added a standing calf raise to my home gym! Yes, a big heavy welded machine that moves a weight about 6 inches up and down, that works out one tiny muscle, my worst muscle, that is primarily determined by my crappy calf genetics anyway...and I couldn't be...

grubman‎, 08-18-2018 07:08 AM
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Anybody have focus issues, related to workouts only?

Have my own equipment, and zero motivation issues. My lack of focus is limited to my workouts, and unsure why. Lifted years ago, was younger (15 years) plus used a stack no longer available, had no issues then. No pre-workout other than a double dose of coffee currently. My mind is all over the...

BS57‎, 08-17-2018 12:41 PM
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Burning Hamstring advice?

I re-started my workout after being out of the game for about 6 months, I did compound exercises to failure. About 1/2 way through my Hamstrings started burning like crazy, they felt very tight; I pressed through my workout anyway. And yes, I did warmup exercises before workout, and stretches and...

Faithbuilders‎, Today 08:52 AM
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44 plan.

Hello. So I’m not in horrible shape. Back isn’t the best. 5’10”, 180 lbs, dad bod. I eat healthy. Married, two little boys. But I do have space for a gym and some time! I have used gyms in the past so I know somethings I like but I feel that having equipment on hand is far more accessible given...

pz2z‎, 07-01-2018 07:25 AM
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Diet and workout.

Hello everyone. I am not sure where to start or if this is the right forum but I really need your help in any way you can give it. So here is the story. I am 39 year old and overweight. 1.65cm and around 90kg maybe more. So I reached to a point where I had enough with this unhealthy life...

Drewie79‎, 08-08-2018 06:24 AM
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Exercises Since Age 13

Hi, I am 57 years old and have been lifting since age 13. I am quite strong now as I have lifted carefully, never been injured, etc. Here is what I do 3x per week with heavy weights. It is very simple but covers everything. One might think that as I have aged my ability would have...

MtMoriah‎, Yesterday 06:16 AM
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Honest on progress

Im trying to get back in shape I feel Im not progressing fast enough losing wieght / belly . Here is a month ago to today .

Jp2slow‎, Yesterday 02:16 PM
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Can 5Kg dumbbells increase muscle size?

First my apologies for the newbie question. Can a pair of 5Kg dumbbells be used to increase muscle size in someone that didn't weightlift before and has very limited muscular mass and a slim build? Mostly taking about arms and maybe a bit of shoulders. Thanks in advance for your help.

JoshuaRTN‎, 07-16-2018 07:34 AM
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Beginner Program

So, I am 37 and have decided I need to get stronger. I would like a basic program that I can complete with a basic bench and dumbells and a barbell. Nothing too complicated for a start, just want to get into it. End goal is just to live better, be able to function at life. I need to lose...

Toolish‎, Yesterday 05:42 AM
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Eating is the hard part not the lifting.

Yes we all know that to get big you need to eat big, my problem is now at 47 years old I don't have a big appetite. I'm still a 3 meal a day guy and anymore I have to force feed myself. I have officially 1 year under my belt of weight training as I was a full time runner for the past 15 years. I...

adamgentile‎, 08-17-2018 08:31 AM
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leg strength for backpacking

I backpack in very steep terrain (e.g. Grand Canyon) a lot and am trying to figure out the best workout. Also, I'm 65yo. In the past, I've trained by climbing tall staircases (100+ steps) wearing a heavy backpack (48lb on my 170lb frame, but actually hiking I rarely carry much more than 40lb). ...

RustySfd‎, 08-07-2018 11:20 AM
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Sets and reps for over 60

Hi guys, I'm 61 and just starting. My experience? I've read several books. I'm looking to something like what Mike Menzer wrote in High Intensity Training. Slow on the contraction and slower on the negative, with absolutely strict form. My problem is figuring out when to increase the weight. I'm...

rikbrooks‎, 08-15-2018 01:55 PM
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What Does Age Have to Do with Bodyfat Percentage?

Haven't posted in a while but this question has been nagging me. Most body fat calculators and formulas factor age into the equation when figuring bodyfat percentage. You type in the measurements and then your age and then push calculate and whamo -- bodyfat percentage. My problem with this is...

EdRaby71‎, 01-22-2010 11:41 PM
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2018 Spring/summer Goals and progress thread

I wanted to post up a thread to smoke out those on here who are still training. I know you are out there :D Seen a few familiar faces in some threads and wanted to see if we could get some training talk going. SO ....the purpose of this is to maybe lay out some of your personal goals (short...

induced_drag‎, 03-12-2018 05:48 PM
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Question ~ Grumpy Old Man ~

Greetings fit people! I have a question I hope someone can help me with. I turned 50 this year and over the past several years I seem to have little zest for life. I work out and eat fairly well but there's no joy, period. I read when we age our bodies don't produce serotonin like we were in our...

OhioGuy68‎, 08-15-2018 06:55 AM
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Are body split workouts not the natural?

I have been doing a body split workout forever, but now doing some reading into splits (this is why it's always bad to do too much reading about bodybuilding, too much information out there and what's true or not), most information I'm getting is body splits are not for natural body builders. For...

adamgentile‎, 08-07-2018 04:13 AM
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Rusty, herniated skinny fat 36yo guy needs some help with training

Hello good people of bodybuilding forums! A year ago i was diagnosed with L4-L5 discus hernia which disabled me from doing basically any form of exercise besides some physical therapy which i barely did anyway. Needless to say, i fell into depression and during the following 9 few months, i...

krmko‎, 08-17-2018 01:04 AM
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Who else has had their fair share of resets?

Been at this whole lifting heavy things game since January. About a month ago I experienced a minor hamstring pop/pull while deadlifting. Was up to 315 for reps. So i completely reset... started with just a few lbs on the bar with high reps and worked my way back up. Just hit 315 for reps...

d2mini‎, 08-15-2018 08:29 AM
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No time for cardio

Hey guys I really loved these forum and learned a lot. In some of my previous posts I got a lot of great tips from guys who are in similar situation(i.e. busy Dad, 9-5 job, 3 hours commute....etc) so I am able to squeeze 3 total body workout sessions per week(Frida, Sunday, Tuesday) I usually do...

Yazoal2K‎, 08-12-2018 06:18 AM
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35 yrs old. general thoughts

Hi all, first time posting here. I just wanted to lay out my overall approach and see what your thoughts are, if any. As background, I started going to the gym after a very long hiatus after college around 2 years ago. I tried some programming (SL, SS and Greyskull LP), all variants of the same...

Law929‎, 08-09-2018 05:38 AM
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