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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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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 06:57 PM
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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 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 09:12 AM
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Approaching more intermediate level or if still considered beginner?

I weigh 186 but lean body weight is probably like 155. (I used to weight 147 and was super ripped years ago and could lift a bit less than now but not too much less, that's where I get 155 from) Squat 185 3x5 Bench 165 3x5 deadlift 225 3x5 So based on lean body weight I am: 120% lbw on...

SmarterThanOne‎, Today 08:10 PM
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Thumbs up Starting from fat loss or muscles?

Hi All, I'm 38, not very sporty or toned. I need to lose about 10/12 lb (especially belly area) with the overall objective of getting lean and toned. Should I start from fat loss only with mainly cardio, or you would recommend a mix of cardio and overall body training, weightlifting all in...

peppino79‎, Today 09:37 AM
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The most common line I hear from big guys at the gym

"I do it based on feel" And they always say these when I start probing their routine. No 5x5. No measuring rest times. No written logs of lifts. And yet they still look well built (for the most part). Extending even further, I notice that horizontal presses seem to make up about 50% of...

AD1985‎, Today 05:53 AM
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I need some advice

Hello everyone, My name is Ismael but please call me Ish. I am 35 going on 36 years old and my wife just had our first baby. I am medically retired from the army. I suffered many injuries such as a broken neck, a broken ball socket in my shoulder, broke tib fib etc. i also have hypothyroidism...

ishmael82‎, Today 04:36 PM
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Cleanish Bulk

Hi, I have been on a cleanish bulk for almost 7 weeks now and gained 1kg of weight. Would you say i am on the right track regarding weight increase. I have been slowly upping my calories each week and now on 3200.

rpbartlett‎, Today 02:13 PM
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Progression

Is it possible to progress in your lifts over a period of time but in such a way where all of your movements are dysfunctional in some minor way essentially not using the proper muscles for the lifts therefore being completely stagnant in the growth department. I cut from 212 to 185 in a 3 month...

meloncap78‎, 02-17-2018 07:14 PM
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is it possible to buff up post 35?

Im 37. Have been working out for about 5 months... wondering... as we get older is it harder to build and retain muscle mass... What sort of milestones are realistic for strength gains and lean muscle. Any feel? 0.5kg per month? 5kg per month on squat? I need something to aim for...

dustman007‎, 02-19-2018 05:11 AM
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Poll Poll: Wendler's 531 incorporating heavy singles

I recently decided to give 531 another go around to see how I would respond. The choice was made due to lack of time in the gym consistently (2-3 days a week) and to make sure I was squatting, benching and deadlifting at least once a week whenever possible. For those familiar with 531, you know...

Jbizzlechizzle‎, Today 06:39 AM
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Planet fitness workout

Hi everybody, Wanted to see if I can get some advice. I just turned 40 and for the last 11 years I have been over 300 lbs and up to 9 weeks ago I was 360. I’m down to 320 from dieting no sugar carbs and suck. The past 3 weeks I started working out and joined planet fitness. They have a 30...

trainingday2‎, Yesterday 02:27 PM
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what type of exercise is best for building a wider back?

Having a slimer waist line would work, but are there specific exercises for a wider back? short grip rows, wide grip rows?

FAT40‎, 01-31-2018 12:43 PM
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Keg to 6 pack advice?

What is some advice on turning a keg to a 6 pack for a 45 yo with adrenal issues? I am looking for workout advice, not eating advice, I've got people helping me with that. Thank you!

Faithbuilders‎, Yesterday 12:06 PM
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Fierce 5 question

With fierce 5 its a 3 day per week cycle, am I allowed to do other cross training on the rest days? I ask this because yes I know bodybuilders are totally against this but I enjoy doing crossfit for a bit of cardio/ high intensity work. I don't go crazy with weight and I don't do kipping...

Tbird1983‎, Yesterday 10:49 PM
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Lifts stalled quickly while cutting – normal?

Hi Guys, I’m about 6 weeks into my journey toward a healthy lifestyle. My goal at the moment is get under 200lbs for the first time since being a teenager. Started at 235lbs in early January and I’m at 224 right now. Weight loss is progressing well and I feel great! I’m doing the Fierce...

gipper53‎, Yesterday 11:00 AM
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Interval Training May Be The Most Effective Choice For Older Adults

So this is just one study, but they actually analyzed muscle tissue: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/well/move/the-best-exercise-for-aging-muscles.html?mc=aud_dev&mcid=keywee&mccr=domdesk&kwp_0=619287&kwp_4=2201317&kwp_1=919820 No surprise that weight training was better for...

katya422‎, 02-20-2018 01:29 PM
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Is there any DISadvantage to doing same routine for a long time

Suppose an experienced lifter was psychologically content doing basically the same routine for 1-2 years and just trying to grind out progress whenever possible. Let's say a relatively balanced upper lower split in 8-12 rep range, with occasional small tweaks as the body dictates (grip switches,...

banjoman23‎, 02-19-2018 08:41 AM
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Big 3 lifts frequency etc....

Will be turning 35 later this year, been 'lifting' (using this term lightly because I don't think I can consider what I was doing real lifting if I want to be honest with myself) on and off for years but never been consistent with my training and really not happy with my overall physique and...

Tbird1983‎, Yesterday 01:11 AM
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Indicators to stop bulking

Hello folks, Newbie here. I am glad I found this forum as it educated me so much about bodybuilding over the past couple of months. I am reaching out to you guys about whether to stop bulking or to keep going. Here is a my background. 4 months ago I had colon surgery and a portion of my small...

Cauchy123‎, 02-21-2018 01:22 PM
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OTC anti-inflamatory linked to shutting down testosterone production and infertility

One of the most common otc pain relievers (name not mentioned keeping within forum rules), was shown to supress testosterone production to the point where it was considered compensated hyopgonadism and raises concerns about risks of infertility. The test subjects were 31 health males 18-35. ...

induced_drag‎, 02-18-2018 04:40 PM
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Unhappy Need some help please (sorry if it posted twice phone acting crazy)

Age 27 Hey everyone long long time since I posted. Maybe I’m just getting older but.. I’ve been working out for about 10 years now and for the past few months I have been feeling very sick after my workouts. Just extremely tired.. hard to eat. I’ve been on c4 extreme, I’m thinking it...

andrewrks123‎, 02-19-2018 03:31 PM
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Mindset when you go from Cutting to bulking / Bulking to cutting

I personally find it a little hard to go from cutting to bulking and bulking to cutting. Like I get so used to the lifestyle of one way and to change it so much is hard. Once I get into it I love it though. Bulking I get to eat so much food and almost anything I want, I also get to stack on pounds...

SmarterThanOne‎, 02-14-2018 07:02 PM
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Deadlift help required

So.... 5 years ago I put myself in an ambulance and had 2 days in hospital due to not deadlifting with good form. I took 6 months before I could do any exercise again... I totally ****ed myself up. Now, I have 1 yr of working out back under my belt and am considering deadlifting again....

MRHELLO‎, 02-18-2018 07:59 AM
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Abs over worked?

Been hitting the abs a few days a week after my regular lifting... doing hanging leg lifts, then right into ab roller, then right into lying bicycle crunches. Last week I noticed that my lower abs were hurting a bit during the ab roller especially. Figured they were just sore. Was fine all...

d2mini‎, 02-20-2018 07:23 AM
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Weaning Yourself Off Gears and Support

The challenge with O-35 lifters is that… ..we are old. As we age, we approach Snap City. Broken bones, bad knees, bad back, bad shoulders, flexibility and mobility get tighter than a size-1 G-string bikini on a 400-lb Jenny Craig dropout. Then you add memory loss, hearing loss, hair...

NorwichGrad‎, 02-16-2018 07:22 AM
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Newbie question about what's best for definition

Hi all. So I'm a regular guy at 38 yo, regular desk job and two kids. Last time I worked out seriously was around my 25. Since then I've been slowly but surely gaining weight and losing muscle. But 2016 was a crappy year for me, lots of personal problems, and I put on around 10kg in a 8 month...

fmultimedia‎, 01-24-2018 01:08 PM
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Protein Shakes making me gain weight & I want to lose weight not gain it. Help!!

About 3 weeks ago, I began to start eating right. I'm doing a low carb diet. I lost 8 pounds right off, (I went from 223 to 215) so I'm think that was alot of fluid. The second week of my diet, someone introduced me to Protein Shakes. I began to drink one in the morning (between 45-60 carbs) & a 15...

kleighwickham‎, 09-17-2011 06:58 AM
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