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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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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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Post 2 years on: 6 months of boom, 6 of progress, 12 of stasis

Told my story before, but - in a nutshell: started 2 years ago as never-exercised-before skeleton-with-a-belly. 40 years old back then, 42 now. I am truly OCD when I get into something, so I consistently worked out 4 or 5 days per week since then, began eating as clean as it gets, and in the...

resle‎, 11-18-2019 05:22 AM
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3-month FIERCE!

Hi Guys, I took your advice to start Fierce and have been doing it for about 3 months now. It is great, indeed, good for health, muscles, joints etc. However, not much progress in look, though. What do you think? How to get rid off those love handles, guys? First 2 images from Sep Last 2...

xpete‎, 12-07-2019 07:56 AM
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37 Looking for advice. Please help

Hey everyone. Looking for some advice, maybe a slap on the hand for what I'm doing wrong, either way I'm trying to get my routine fixed so I don't feel like I'm wasting my time at the gym. Some back story, I just recently went through a divorce because I caught my wife having an affair, cant...

joshua74133‎, 11-05-2019 07:56 PM
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47 Year Old New User

Hi, I'm new to the site and forum. Where should I start with this site ? Thank you !

WBOlive‎, 10-31-2019 12:11 AM
11-03-2019, 02:32 PM Go to last post
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5x5 Stronglifts - do people nearly 50 survive this? LOL...

So I'm working on gaining strength/mass (mostly to recover from atrophy due to 5 years of bed-rest), and decided to start a 5x5 stronglifts program... I'm impressed with the gains I've made so far since switching to nothing-but free-weight compound lifts, so a stronglifts program seemed the way to...

LowCarbDiabetic‎, 12-08-2012 12:26 PM
11-23-2019, 01:09 PM Go to last post
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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 06:14 PM
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A "relaxed" training regime at home

Some years ago I had a quite exstensive workout regime and trained for 2 full years, white reasonable success. However these days I don't have the motivation to train like that, moreover the eating regime, with meals every 3 or 4 hours, dont suit my lifestyle. But I want to start up again,...

BananaKush‎, 12-05-2019 04:32 AM
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Angry Age 33. Status: Tour Over for strength gains & muscle gains.

I feel like it's over to be honest. I go to failure, I work out 3 times a week, I am hepped up on pre workout And I still can't even push one rep more than last week or the week before and hell all it takes is one missed meal and a bad sleep and I can be down 10-15% on my lifts. Age 33,...

CleanUponAisle9‎, 10-26-2019 12:50 PM
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Are Some Resistance Bands More Pliable Than Others

Hi I just bought a green Resistance band to work on my ankle mobility for squats, I got the exercise from Squat University on YouTube you place the band on the talus bone then bend the knee forwards and back. The band is around 1.75" and 4mm thick the guy on YouTube says to get a band around...

gibbsy08‎, 10-05-2019 03:41 PM
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Arms - 50

Hi all I just turned 50, I have been between jobs over the past two months and missed the gym, did my head in. I lost a hell of a lot of size particularly on my arms. However before that I noticed my arms were not growing and they are not as big as they were a year or so ago. Not sure what going...

QLDNightrain‎, 12-07-2019 10:07 PM
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Smile Back again!! A new update - guess what I didn't quit!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to take a few minutes to post a new update, I haven't posted in a year or so, been super busy being a dad, husband, working out, training etc...but wanted to update everyone and the only reason I do these updates is to prove IT CAN BE DONE, because I was an old dude,...

darkmachine‎, 12-02-2019 05:46 PM
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Being athletic or just having the outer shell for looks?

This observation I guess continues from a young age to an older guy. That one guy who looks amazing, but has not one athletic ability in his bone. I grew up playing sports, doing stuff, surfing, skimboarding, skateboarding, etc. Tossing the pig iron was always there but not a priority or an...

KidFreeze‎, 10-06-2019 07:21 AM
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Blast from my past (lost pics)...

I don’t know, but I absolutely love it when people post pictures from when they were younger, or before and after pictures, or progress shots, or just pictures in general. In any case, I have very few pictures from “back in the day”, and even less that have anything to do with

grubman‎, 10-04-2019 04:29 AM
11-04-2019, 01:40 PM Go to last post
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Blood Pressure

I have been dealing with elevated blood pressure for a while now, but last week I went to donate blood and the nurse took my BP and it registered at 180/110, so I am going to go seem my GP tomorrow and most likely get put on medication before something explodes. Anyone on BP meds? At first I was...

willybrokeback‎, 11-25-2019 11:02 AM
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body aches all over when i take a week or two off ?

Whenever i take more than a week off my body has aches over neck, back , shoulders arms etc.... like I've strained it. I never feel any aches when I'm training consistently every 2nd day... only when I take a period off it begins to happen in the second week. Is this what's called delayed...

fendertele‎, 11-06-2019 05:43 PM
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Hello all ive a question about calorie intake im 39 6ft on the dot been out of the gym for a number of years and want to get back into it so im 14st 7lb at the moment and the usual bf belly etc i know i need a calorie deficit to loose fat so say i set a goal of 1800 calories a day can i implement...

mark6666‎, 08-09-2015 02:52 AM
11-19-2019, 10:24 AM Go to last post
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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, 10-22-2019 04:19 AM
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Chia Seeds

I recently heard about a plant called Chia. I think it is interesting to everyone. From what I've read this is really great plant with wonderful features. For example: Chia Seeds help suppress the appetite, and contribute to drain toxins from the body. Chia seeds are rich in omega 3, protein and...

bkashot‎, 02-01-2015 08:52 AM
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Cut 8 weeks, then slight surplus for 4 weeks. Decent for fat loss?

the idea crossed my mind. cut for 8 weeks, then mass for 4 weeks or some variation of that. and I dont mean go crazy with a bulk, i mean a small but decent surplus or perhaps cut for 10, mass for 5. sort of a reverse version of "mini cuts". Has this been tried before? what is known about...

John Prophet‎, 12-05-2019 11:18 AM
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Cut/bulk protein intake

For those that do cut/bulk cycles, do you change the amount of protein you get in line with the calorie increase/decrease. Or do you change your carbs/fat intake? Or all 3? I have tended to keep my protein intake the same on both bulks and cuts and change carbs/fats. But wondering if it's the...

canadiancoops‎, 11-15-2019 06:54 AM
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Dead lift grip strength

im running Madcow program right now. my dead lift is at 270 Lbs X 5 right now, and i have to reset my grip after every set. both palms down. i am thinking about using wrist straps on my last set? is this the best plan of action? will it weaken my strength? thanks,

MalachiB1‎, 10-23-2019 02:38 PM
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Deadlift - 305

Video is my last set of 305lbs - Hips too high on this one? This morning's back session: Deadlifts: 225 x 6 255 x 6 275 x 4 305 x 2

KidFreeze‎, 11-06-2019 06:15 AM
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Deadlift: 600 or better 4 weeks in a row....

Max single 4 weeks in a row 600 or better. 52 years old. Natty of course..... And notice I don't drop that **** and no lifting straps. 605 yesterday: u1qwkPy2E4U

-=FLEX=-‎, 10-31-2019 07:04 PM
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did i push it too far? is this normal

so today, Friday of Mad Cow, im on week 3 of my reset, meaning next week will match my PR... yall know how it goes. anyway,i start with squats, i do my set of 3, and move on to the set of eight. i decide to do them nice and slow, and a pause at the bottom. working my ass off, well on the 8th...

MalachiB1‎, 11-22-2019 03:02 PM
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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 05:47 PM
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