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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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Strength at 25 vs. 45

I'm 45 years old and a few months ago started getting back to the gym more religiously (4x a week) I've been lifting on and off for the past 20 years but as family and career progressed i was less focused on my workouts. When I was 25, I could Bench press 400lbs weighing 181lbs. At 45, I...

robsig‎, 03-21-2019 12:42 PM
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Just getting started (back) at 56...

Hi All. I'm just getting started lifting again after many years. And I was never really consistent even then as I'd workout off and on over the years. At any rate, I'm 56, 5' 10", 213-lbs, about 21.4% body fat. I started working out at the beginning of the year so I'm not quite 3 months into it...

DerrickJB‎, Today 01:59 PM
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L4-L5 Discectomy recovery

Looking for wise counsel 🙏🏼 I'm terrified that I'm losing my youthful vigor to my once invincible but now aging 51 yr old body. SO!....I herniated L4-L5, first time, 3 yrs ago on hack squats. I came back from it with chiropractic care, stretching & strengthening stabilizers. No pain, all gain,...

Vybr8‎, 02-18-2019 11:15 PM
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Taking a week off

Im 45 and got back in the gym about 6 months ago, doing 3 days running (9-10k a time) and 3 days strength training. Love both equally. The running is low paced so as not to take much out of the system and have been really pleased with progression on the weight front and have lost about 22lbs in...

JoeShmoe99‎, 03-23-2019 05:53 AM
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What are you doing on rest days?

Keep moving or back to the sofa?

andy0w‎, Today 12:01 AM
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Hints and tips for training around and with chronic injury

Hi guys, Had the privileged of turning 35 so I can officially ask questions in this forum! I've been excising in some for or fashion ever since I was 5 be it swimming, hill walking, circuit training, weight training etc. Then at 33 I started having issues with tendinitis bilaterally with...

Conanbarbarian‎, 03-24-2019 02:28 PM
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Thought on 5/3/1 Progress after 3 Cycles

I started 5/3/1 boring but big at the beginning of the year and thought I'd share progress and ask for feedback/thoughts or simply drum up discussion out it. I'm also dong a bend barbell row and assisted (hopefully non assisted by the end of the year) pullups twice a week. I also mix in some...

wevie‎, 03-24-2019 12:00 PM
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Video of 80 years old Ernest Tuff Deadlifting 200kg - 441LBS at IDFPF Championships

This is a video of my 80 years old training partner Ernest Tuff Deadlifting 200kg - 441lbs Winning the u100kg m9 class at the Irish Drug Free Powerlifting Federation Single Lift Irish Championships in Raphoe Co Donegal yesterday. -yleX-YeC-A

maddness_felix@hotmail.com‎, 03-24-2019 08:15 AM
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Cracking joints

I am a man of 46 years old and doing bodybuilding. Since few months now I have all my joints that are cracking. I had a blood work done and it came back without any inflammatory markers, no autoimmune desease. X-ray on fingers does not show anything. Of course I have tryied everything, fish oil,...

MacWanted‎, 10-12-2018 01:16 AM
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Clintster’s Hair Regrowth Log

This thread will serve as a progress log for my hair regrowth treatment. I’ve been on TRT since I was 28 when I had bilateral varicocele repair surgery. At that time, I had a full head of hair with no signs of alopecia. Alopecia does not run in either my maternal or paternal genetics however...

clintster442‎, 01-10-2019 04:39 AM
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Video of 80 years old Ernest Tuff Deadlifting 200kg - 441LBS in the Gym today

This is a video of my 80 years old training partner Ernest Deadlifting 200kg - 441lbs in the gym today. _4L0jOTQUoo

maddness_felix@hotmail.com‎, 03-04-2019 05:54 AM
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The Squat.

Working on the chicken legs. I've never had big legs, they are long and athletic though. I have achieved squatting weight now at 48 that I could even touch in my 20's, so getting older doesn't mean backtracking at times. I have never been strong at squatting so hitting this mark is big for...

adamgentile‎, 02-24-2019 09:09 AM
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Diaphragm bulge

Hi, I'm 40 years old. I've been doing sports for 2 years. My diaphragm area is often bulging. Sometimes it's bigger than my chest. Sometimes it's getting normal, sometimes it's swelling. Especially during the exercise it is very swollen. It looks like a belly. :) ama not belly.

tanerjames‎, 03-21-2019 04:44 PM
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Deadlift Form Check

Hey all, I've been working my way up and progressing nicely since eating in surplus, with a new PR each week. Today I hit 275 X 5 which is more than I ever envisioned myself capable of. I have some work to do here before I add some weight though. Video in link is my second set of 4 reps. ...

JeremyM07201978‎, 03-22-2019 11:20 AM
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Question Training advice needed - Making zero progress

Hi all, new to the forum. Looking for some tips as I’ve made very few gains these last few months and seem to be losing strength / size. I’m 35, got back in to training 18 months ago after spending ten years doing absolutely nothing but sitting on my arse all day. I went from a solid 12st 8lbs...

C335D‎, 03-19-2019 04:22 PM
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Advice for competing in men's physique

I am planning to compete down the road, probably in a year's time in men's physique. I have absolutely zero experience in this and watching videos/pics, competitors's physiques are all over the place in this category. Anyone with experience care to take a look at where I'm at now and answer the...

akaMarko‎, 03-19-2019 12:01 PM
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Intercostal soreness remedy?

Any good remedies? Started lifting again in earnest about a month ago and feel pretty good otherwise, but have some ribcage pain on both sides that seems to ebb and flow fort the past 3 weeks, and wondering if there is anything I can do other than NSAIDs to treat? I assume its intercostals given...

NextPound‎, 03-21-2019 08:25 AM
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Skinny and hangry 2019 thread

Who’s in this year? I went from 228 in January 2017 to 185 by June of 2018. Now I’m back up to 214 after the holidays and months of eating hard. LOL Current: 214 Goal: 175

wesleysh21‎, 01-02-2019 09:15 AM
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Smile confidence back; DO WHAT IT TAKES

What I'm asking for: a workout program/schedule to achieve a more heavily muscled athletic body type, using the equipment listed below. with a workout period of no more than an hour from the time I start to the time I'm in the shower getting ready for work. Back ground: 3 years ago I had my...

Kingofhearts262‎, 03-17-2019 12:27 PM
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First Bulk - 8 Week Progress

I'm eight weeks into my first bulk. Trying to take it slow. I was on a 10 month cut until mid January and lost 40 pounds. I jumped about 8 pounds during a three week maintenance phase which I wasn't surprised by, given the long calorie deficit I was in. I started my surplus at 160.5 and I'm now...

Spankuh‎, 03-19-2019 10:32 AM
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Cutting during an injury?

My forearm on my dominant arm has been acting up during rows and most other pulls so for the past 3 weeks I've neglected all pulling movements. I thought it would be fine in a week or 2, now I wonder if it'll be fine at all. It has improved somewhat but even during standing ab wheel the forearm...

AD1985‎, 02-06-2019 02:31 AM
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Eating for hypertrophy vs. longevity

I'm wondering if any members of this forum have put any thought into this. It is particularly relevant for those of us in our 30s and beyond. Note that I am not an expert in the nutrition and longevity field. My knowledge comes from listening to interviews with experts on Joe Rogan, Ronda Patrick's...

TheProfIsIn‎, 03-13-2019 05:37 AM
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Can I still gain mass at a small surplus if I cant gain a lot of strength?

I have been lifting for a while now & I have got to a stage where I am not sure how to proceed. I have been overweight & I have been underweight. I have dieted & I have dirty bulked. I am happy with the weight I am at now although it sounds extremely light I actually do not think I look that bad as...

bflare78‎, 03-19-2019 09:39 AM
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New here Starting back at 37

Like the title says I’m just now starting back. I was diagnosed with ms 12 years ago. At the time I weighed 285 pounds a lot of fat. Fast forward started new meds and went to 157. Now I weight 168 ish. I do have some loose skin. Back story done So now I feel decent enough to get back in...

blazzinbird‎, 03-10-2019 07:08 PM
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Resistance band feirce 5 or Allpro

Hi folks Would you do an only resistance band program with either fierce 5 or allpro? I am a total beginner with no experience of following a fitness regime. Now that i am nearly 50, obese, and diabetic I’ve decided to change. I’ve lost 36lbs in weight but need to lose another 130lbs. So as I...

Andbob344‎, 03-20-2019 05:53 AM
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