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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: 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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Frustrated with inner elbow pain

I am asking for help here out of frustration. I have been getting mild inner elbow pain in both arms when doing heavy dumbell incline press. Since I was in my mid 20s I've benched 110 to 115's for 10-12 reps without issue. Now at 38 I'll start getting pain in my inner elbow when putting...

kyle38‎, Yesterday 08:48 PM
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The Vacuum

My attempt at the vacuum. These are not as easy as they look, it will take much practice and losing BF will help as well, but that can until winter is over. I'm going for that old school look for next spring/summer. I did the vacuum for like 4 minutes last night and definitely feel it in...

KidFreeze‎, Yesterday 09:19 AM
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I'm so proud of what my son achieved

Hi guys thought i'd share where my son and i are with our training since we started last year January . I'm so proud of my son if you look at the two pictures of him it is hard to believe it's him , We have been working hard since we started last year January and have been very consistent in...

Time-Man‎, 12-04-2019 09:59 PM
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Don't eat enough?

Extreme ectomorph. After 10 years of work out am still very skinny. Noticed that I need to eat maybe about 3000 calories if not more if I want to make serious gains. Problem is I get full too easy? I did eat 10 eggs yeaterday but I noticed that even those dont provide all protien and calorites...

abond008‎, 12-02-2019 02:16 PM
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I've actually made some gains! but for what at this age?

I made a post way back in 2005, complaining a bit and probably asking for advice. Everything in that post has remained true for the following 15 years up until the past few months. But somehow I've finally made gains. At 47 years old, I've finally made a real and noticeable gain. One of the replies...

trtlp‎, 12-04-2019 07:36 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, Yesterday 11:18 AM
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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, Yesterday 04:32 AM
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Why I Workout At Home

I will be 52 years-old in a few weeks and the endorphins/testosterone or whatever released during lifting along with the music blaring in my headphones makes me feel like a teenager!

tblodg15‎, 12-03-2019 09:23 AM
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Down and Out

I found out recently that I require surgery (on my inner ear of all things)...which is bad enough news. The kicker though, is that post-op, I can't lift anything heavier than 20 lbs., can't do any running, or anything else that is strenuous for 4 weeks. Pretty big bummer for anyone and I'm no...

JeremyM07201978‎, 12-03-2019 02:56 PM
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Knee Pain from Deadlifts

Hi All, I’m back on bulk after many years away. I am now 47 and my knees are absolutely killing me for about five days after dead’s. On the 5th day they are back to normal but I am in agony before day 5 Should I carry on deadlifting and just get on with the knee pain? Thanks

tonyCheshir‎, 12-04-2019 12:47 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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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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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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Physique update almost 2 years later.

So, Here's a link to my first post where I shared my 7 month progress pics. 2017: Attaching the new photo I took just before going to the gym. I am at this point 37 y.o. So what's new: I joined a real gym with real weights and...

stockriderman‎, 11-02-2019 04:58 PM
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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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Is this Too Much Volume for a Natural?

Hey everyone, So, I've been trying out high frequency/low volume training for about 5 weeks now, since I was really stalling and maybe even going backwards with a "bro split". I've made decent strength gains, but of course in this short time haven't noticed any hypertrophy. It is a 6 days a...

AndyMac499‎, 12-02-2019 07:08 AM
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When do I need a belt or straps?

I’m 45 been lifting a year and trying to get up to 2x body weight for 5 x3 or 4. I’m up to 330lbs and need to get to 375. I really didn’t want to get a belt or straps because I want to increase my grip and I’m keen on strengthening my back. Is there a point where you need to get a belt. My...

Dann74‎, 11-22-2019 03:10 PM
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Higher volume training for us older dudes?

I've heard that as you get older, training with lighter intensity for more volume can be beneficial as it allows similar gains/hypertrophy but with less stress on your body? I'm 39 halfway to 40...after lifting since my 20s, I've got some kinks here and there like anyone. Thinking of adopting...

sunsean‎, 11-12-2019 05:35 PM
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Hi everyone. I've been a regular lurker on this site for roughly a year now and I just wanted to post and thank you all for your contributions to the site. The majority of these forums (and many lifting websites in general) really seems to skew towards oneupmanship and a general toxic vibe, but...

Garthug‎, 10-26-2019 01:55 PM
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How much will illness/lack of sleep/fasting affect natural test levels.

I have been feeling a bit off lately and don’t train with any regularity now as I have a two y/o who is hard work and a business to run. I got my doc to check my test levels and they came back at 565, however I had picked up a bug/virus from my child, was 20hrs into a fast and had not been sleeping...

counterfit_hero‎, 11-20-2019 03:29 AM
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Hey guys. I'm currently 42 years of age and have been an avid weightlifter for most of my life. Not quite a bodybuilder, but I certainly lived the lifestyle at times until age and injuries began to take their toll. My arms have almost always been a lagging body part for me, stemming from...

DBBarbarian‎, 11-13-2019 06:05 PM
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Hi all i am over 50 but too over 35 :-) I practice bodybuilding for many years and I have found this forum where I hope to find and share experiences. Greetings to all from Elche, Spain

Jaketon‎, 11-22-2019 01:36 AM
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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
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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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Low back problems, why doesn't it get stronger?

Like many, I have lower back problems. I have slightly bulging and degenerative disks in the L4-5 region as well as some muscle issues (right above belt line). 2-3 times a year I throw out my back, sometimes it is nerve related, and others it feels strictly muscular. Just terrible DOMS, spasms, and...

allandr‎, 11-12-2019 06:54 AM
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