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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: Official 2020 Supplement Awards Nominees

Out of all the products on our site, these are the chosen few: the ones you love and trust the most. Here is the Official list of the 2020 Supplement Award Nominees. Who would you choose as this year’s winners? Any products that should have made the list? Flex your vote on 8/15.

ForumNature‎, 07-28-2020 02:20 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 02:21 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 08:12 AM
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Gaining Flexibility...?

Flexibility was never my strongest point; even when I was an athlete. I was a sprinter in High School, and very fast, I had some flexibility, but not a lot. I studied the Martial Arts, I could snap kick someone in the head, but I could never hold my leg up that high. To make a long story short, in...

Faithbuilders‎, 04-18-2021 08:46 AM
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Iron Deficiency

Hey, I was just recently diagnosed with low iron. My levels came back at 20 when the range is 30-160. I’ve been noticing I’m gassed a lot faster these days and my muscles burn like crazy after just a few reps but I push through anyway and always have. For some reason I just thought that was...

gobbles23‎, 04-20-2021 04:11 AM
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Deadlift tips

A bit of a newbie, I'm 42 and lifted regularly before the kids came around and just started back in the gym 5 months ago. I never did deadlifts in my younger days but as my focus now is more on strength, I changed my routine to include deadlifts. I currently get to the gym 3 days a week and do...

Cizent‎, 05-16-2021 04:40 PM
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BODYBUILDING WITH IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

Does anybody have any tips on how to pack on the muscle whilst cursed with this wretced ailment? any advice on diet, workout routines etc would be greatly appreciated. I have been bodybuilding for nearly three years, i was your average tall skinny guy 6'3" , 153 pounds. With a lot of hard work...

stitchen‎, 07-19-2009 04:09 PM
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How much cardio is too much?

Hi! I am 53. My entire life I've been the square, strong shape rather than the slim, endurance type. Cardio has been something I've suffered through. At last I've found a workaround, that means I enjoy cardio. I look forwards to cardio in the gym and incorporate it more. But... so far in my...

BaalMoloch‎, 04-26-2021 05:18 AM
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New to lifting

Hey fam. I started lifting a month ago. Starting to see results in my biceps and am able to do 2 pull ups (never happened in my life). Wondering when I can expect to see gains in the chest? When I flex, I can feel movement that I never felt before. I've been doing flat bench, incline bench...

spencer2045‎, 05-19-2021 11:22 AM
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New Dad Motivation - Cheat codes needed

Hey, I'm only 33 so not quite 35 but I'm hoping over35s will have the answers. Just become a dad for the first time, son is currently 7 months old. Haven't worked out consistently for the best part of a year and a half due to lockdowns etc... I hate running / bw home workouts so with gyms...

iamclarky‎, 05-19-2021 02:43 AM
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Beginner questions

Hey there I am 5'11 400 pounds 38 years old. I am looking at getting back into exercising. Losing weight is obviously the main goal. Any suggestions on supplements or exercise programs to maintain muscle and burn fat? I been looking at the supplements on here and not sure if I need any or what...

weightkilla‎, 03-20-2021 12:47 PM
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Exclamation Suffered Subarachnoid Hemorrhage/Questions

Hey everyone. 43 male here. Suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage back in late April. I was in my basement and had bent over to grab a couple of tools and got the worst headache I had ever experienced. I don't get headaches. Should have called 911, but called the girlfriend who rushed to my place. Was...

DesiredDad77‎, Yesterday 07:15 AM
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Need Advice

So I don't know which way to go right now.... based on my pics (hopefully they attach properly), should I continue working on adding muscle mass? Or should I cut? Do I have enough to work with to cut and look ok? Also, a BF% estimate would be greatly appreciated. I've also learned lighting...

oryo‎, 05-26-2021 11:53 AM
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Any Vegans Out There?

Hi Guys, I hope everyone is doing well. I recently have been diagnosed with hypertension, BPH (enlarged prostate) and high cholesterol (I guess from all the low carb dieting I did in the last 15 years). I am in my mid 50's. I have always weight trained in the last 15 or so years, sometimes...

ckeays‎, 05-23-2021 01:17 PM
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UK gyms reopen maybe July?

No date but rumour is gyms in UK reopen July if all is well. The uk's trade association for gyms ukactive has guidance which is fairly vague but does have specific things such as workout towels banned, 3m squared per person and obvious things about cleaning....

OldFartTom‎, 06-13-2020 07:42 AM
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Advice on what to do to get shredded

I am 40 and have been alternating between push ups and pull ups for about 6 months. Should I continue to try to gain mass or should I lose weight at this point?

vik848‎, 05-24-2021 10:31 AM
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Smile Here are some UPDATE photos and my LIFE Changes :)

Hey guys! Sadly I found out that threads don't last more than a couple months so my original thread from December 8th disappeared, but I had come back on here saying after 10 years I am back on this site, having gone through depression, anxiety, life problems, everything you can name, I went...

darkmachine‎, 02-19-2017 07:12 PM
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Supplement Recommendations

Hello All, I use to be a heavy lifter in my mid/late 20's. I fell off the wagon for a couple years with commitments to family, work, etc. I have been back in the gym for a couple months trying to burn some body fat/gain size and definition in an attempt to get back to my old self. I have been...

tunitaka50‎, 05-10-2021 11:39 PM
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Tendonitis at 44

Tendonitis at 44😒. Been lifting off and in since 2000. Often going pretty heavy. L shoulder is affected, fwiw, and it's quite painful without resistance still. I've injured my shoulder and rested it for nearly 6 weeks. Doc says I have tendonitis and can never do overhead press or lat...

AFTERMATH77‎, 05-26-2021 07:54 AM
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Mild Marfan syndrome

Hello, I'm 32 years old and started weight lifting at age 30 to gain some weight and muscles since i was under weight (weight:66kg /Height 178 cm) have been dedicated to weight lifting for 2 years , i gained weight and muscles at some parts of my body except my abs until my weight reach 78 kg...

Shafez88‎, 06-07-2021 12:21 AM
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Lack of motivation??

So I am facing problems that I never use to have. I am really struggling to keep my motivation through a work out. I go in in gung ho but about 30 mins in I just kinda lose my desire to be in the gym. I currently work out alone in my garage. What are you all doing to keep motivated or keep...

Gorillagrapplr‎, 06-03-2021 11:31 AM
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Getting and keeping yourself motivated in your 30s and beyond

Hey all, Now that I have joined the over 35 crowd... I figured this might be the place for seeking wisdom in the arenas only we 35+ers are familiar. The biggest challenge I am facing is motivation. As life milestones hit and change, I'm finding it incredibly difficult to get myself to the gym,...

Andrew2886‎, 05-23-2021 06:15 PM
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Fat to muscle...?

I'm fairly new to paying attention to what I am trying to do as far as working out and exercise ise. I used to just go do it, with out a real goal. My question is, if I want to turn fat into muscle, is that considered maintaining my weight while I just lift with little cardio?

manbearkitty1‎, 04-27-2021 05:11 PM
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Well here we go again! .... sigh damn it

12 years ago I was BMI 30, out of shape with no muscle, the typical unattractive and unfit dad bod guy, if not slightly worse. Then I lost the weight, got in shape (I joined here right when I started really lifting) and I got good enough that people would ask me my routine. Nothing really "body...

AAOBob‎, 05-24-2021 12:27 PM
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HIP Osteo Arthritis Leg Routine?

HI All, 50 Year old female, been lifting for years (Heavy) anyway, haven't squatted or deadlifted with heavy weights for the past year due to pain. Finally went and seen a Physio who treated me for a few sessions and as i wasn't improving, they sent me for an MRI. Turns out I have Osteo...

gymisit‎, 06-01-2021 07:07 AM
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3x8 or 3x5 for 52yo Man

Hello old friends Long time no posting I'm 52 and been lifting weights for about 5 years. Last year has gone well, I've been doing the Greyskull Programme, but I also piled on 5kg with LockDown SourDough Success I was up to weighing 92kg, 110 squat, 115 deadlift, 75kg bench, 40kg OHP. I'm...

antjone‎, 05-04-2021 01:05 AM
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55 Year Old Macros

Hi, this post is for my father. He turns 55 next month. He runs 2-3 times a week for about 10-15 miles, does weight lifting 3 times a week, 2 1 hour spin classes a week, 2 45 minute HIIT classes a week, and then depending on how long his weekend run is he will also do a 1 hour long HIIT class on...

CLNeal‎, 05-25-2021 07:31 PM
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Pain in quads from squatting

Sometimes when I squat, I have to stop because I get a pulled/strained feeling in one of my quads. It's usually my right quad, on either the inside or outside of it. (But has happened to my left quad too). I even started warming up before hand. I went on a 5 minute light jog to warm up today but...

ax56v‎, 05-27-2021 07:00 AM
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