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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 05:57 PM
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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: The Official O35 Squat Competition Thread

OK, some discussions in the open forums and in PMs have resulted in this thread. The Deadlift thread has been a lot of fun and inspired some great lifting and improvement, so we're going to do the same with squats. Post your intention to join the comp, and post your entries with a clear video...

-=FLEX=-‎, 02-20-2011 06:12 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: For 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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Do I have to train with free weights?

Hello all, I'm a 37 year old man. It's not that I have anything against barbells and dumbbells but I've been working out practically all on machines lately. I push myself hard, get a good pump and definitely get soreness the few days after. The gym I go to has a small free weights section...

SEJM‎, Today 07:24 PM
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Share some tips on sticking with nutrition...

I'm nearly 50. Training is fun and "easy". Doing about 1-2 hours lifting stuff and putting it down again is relatively straightforward. The other 22-23 hours each day of sticking to nutrition plans is the hard bit - but the bit that gets results. I find I can stick with my plans for about 8-10...

JamieHaig‎, 06-24-2017 07:31 AM
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Age, recomposition, or something else

My stats: 37, 5'11", 175lb. I've been absolutely stuck at 175lb for almost three months now. During that time I've been lifting heavily (I do a modified extended/modified starting strength program where I substitute deadlifts for isolate exercises) and eating a roughly ~300 cal deficit per day...

x551100‎, Today 02:11 PM
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Help with nutrition and aches and pains

Hi There I am not sure if this is even the right place to post a thread like this but here goes. There are 2 things that I could do with help about. To give some context I am 44 I have been active all my life (an ex competitive cyclist) but always had issue with weight (which now stands at...

Gulliver2017‎, 06-23-2017 11:27 PM
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38 Year Old Monthly Picture Update - Goal: Best Shape by 40 or Bust!!

Best shape of my life by 40!! How many of us have said that? Well, I figured keeping a monthly thread update with pictures is the best way to keep me honest and make sure I stick to my plan. A little bit about me. I turn 40 in a little over a year and a half and my wife and I recently, 11...

russellmcg‎, 05-09-2017 01:22 PM
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Talking Fine. Let's Get Skinny and Hangry 2017 Diet/Body Compostion Thread

WELCOME! I have taken it upon myself to start this thread up. Calling out the more Senior O35 members proved fruitless (looking at your Plateauplower) ;) so I'm here to get it going. RULES: 1) Don't post unless you intend to check in at the end. We all want support and input-but we...

Hooverville‎, 12-08-2016 03:28 PM
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jocularric‎, 05-31-2007 12:31 AM
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Am I wasting my time or hurting progress?

To make it quick I've totally suck at squats. I started a modified squat everyday program. In the beginning it wasn't my plan to modify my diet but a pro told me I can cut while Maintaining muscle gained already. I explained I was doing squats every damn day and he said it will work. Give it a shot...

Zocas‎, 06-25-2017 02:59 PM
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Misc forum bench comp

The misc group is having their annual bench press comp from now till June 24th. Be nice to see a bunch of old guys come win a few divisions with me. Currently I'm about 235 and should hit 500 or more in that division. However, summer is coming so maybe a cut to 215 which I'm not sure where that...

Rocky3540‎, 03-27-2017 03:48 PM
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Deal with jetlag

Hello, it's more a general than a over 35 Question Yesterday i had 2 long distance flights and transfers from western europe to Thailand. After arriving i had a good 9 hour sleep. Today i planing to do my first workout in a Gym close to my room. I thought to train at 5 or 6 pm because that is...

Charly41‎, 06-19-2017 09:52 PM
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First ever bulk at 36

Hi All, So, I just finished my first loooong cut and dropped from 212 to 191, and managed to keep most of my strength. I am just starting my transition from about 1850 calories a day to 2850 by adding about 200 a day each week. I have been weighing and measuring my food and have been hitting my...

designbld‎, 06-16-2017 08:22 PM
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2 month progress pics.

Hi. I did have a thread called "month by month" for this but my access to this forum on my phone is not good at the minute and i cant find it. Anyway.. these 2 pictures are 2 months apart. Hopefully you can tell the first from the last. Personally I see a decent improvement in width......

MRHELLO‎, 06-25-2017 10:31 AM
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Maintaining muscle size or the pumped look after workout.

After Im done working out my arms etc look great. I walk around in my muscle shirt with confidence. The next day they are back to normal, deflated. Im slowly making progress no doubt but is there anything ( supplements etc ) to help keep the muscle size after working out. Im currently taking...

agouger‎, 06-18-2009 08:01 AM
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40 years old with high triglycerides wants to get back to lifting!

2 months ago after getting upset with my ex-wife resulting in severe chest pains/shortness of breath I thought I was having a heart attack and went to the emergency room. I found out it was just a panic attack but unfortunately after the blood work came back I found out that I have very high...

CountFurFur‎, 06-24-2017 02:42 PM
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Question Foot cramps?

About two weeks ago, I started doing a little cardio after lifting. Often, when using either the elliptical or rowing machine, one or both of my feet start to cramp up, usually after fifteen to twenty minutes of work. I'd like to know if any of you have experienced something similar, and of...

...Kennedy‎, 08-03-2009 06:06 PM
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My dad wants to lift

My Dad asked me to teach him how to lift and to help him get into shape; problem is I don't know where to begin since he's 60, overweight, hurts his joints easily, and is out of shape to the point where intense exercise for him is running on the treadmill at 3 miles per hour for 1 hour. I was...

80sArnoldWannaB‎, 06-22-2017 02:58 PM
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15 Month Transformation - How did YOU do it?!

January 25, 2016 (Start of body recomposition): Height: 5'8" Waistline/midsection: 39 inches Weight: 172 lbs BF% range estimate: 28% August 1, 2016 (End recomp and begin cutting phase @ -500 kcal/day): Height: 5'8" Waistline/midsection: 36.75 inches Weight: 174 lbs

neverbeenalone‎, 04-23-2017 02:22 PM
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Changes with aging......any tips ?

What changes (Training, Nutrition, Supplementation) did you after 35, 45, or even later, and what helped you really ? for me, Close to 54 now......i use much more machines in my workouts than in may below 45 years, but hit the free weights also, but "lighter" "more reps" "proper form",...

Charly41‎, 06-14-2017 08:02 AM
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Lifting again after pulling back muscle

I pulled my lower back out about 2 weeks ago. Was sitting down and turned my body and it went out. Haven't been to the gym since. I was going 5 days a week one major body part a day nothing real heavy, reps usually around 15. I pulled my back a few times before and I've gone back a week or so later...

DudeMan00‎, 06-22-2017 11:03 AM
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New PR on OHP

I have been mainly working with 120 to 135 with my heavy sets and decided to go for 150 today. After getting it for 6 and surprising myself I went for 160. It felt really good! hgBjOlzYWe8

meloncap78‎, 06-22-2017 01:34 PM
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Cardio and Weights on The Same Day

Food for thought from Clarence Bass.

Marius_Ursus‎, 06-23-2017 06:36 AM
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Exclamation I feel sick whenever I train legs

Whats good, so I have a question and I do not know what is going on. The problem is that whenever I train legs, I feel very sick; I start getting light headed and I feel like I am going to pass out and just fall to the floor. I eat my protein shake and carbs an hour before I hit the gym so I can...

Murganator7‎, 06-22-2017 03:48 PM
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Bought a new lat pulldown machine

Finally decided to pull the trigger on a new lat pulldown machine last week. My old one that I got for free years ago just wasn't up to my standards anymore, so gave it to my neighbor. Got this one for $269 on Amazon. They had a special where you got $50 off if you opened up an Amazon credit...

ajdahlheimer‎, 06-20-2017 08:37 AM
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New guy

New guy here just joined up. First post. Turned 42 yesterday. I've been going to the gym for just over a year. It first started with just hitting the treadmill for like 20 mins a day. Then I cut out all sodas. Then I cut out all sweet tea. And about two months ago I started hitting the weights and...

popcorn5011‎, 06-20-2017 11:17 AM
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Please help critique my progress (long)

Dear all, This is my first post on these forums - hope you're doing well and thanks in advance for any comments. First disclaimer - I did read ironwill2008's guide 'for over-35 beginners'. In this thread I'm going to show you what I'm doing and eating; where I started a few months ago and where...

Aristotelian‎, 06-14-2017 01:58 AM
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