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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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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 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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4 Plate Deadlift PR !!!

I mentally could not force myself to lock my knees. The last time I hurt my back I locked my knees and something just tells me that it isn't necessary nor should it be done (at least by me) zOW8yVJebKo Starting off, this is all I ever wanted to be able to lift. So goal achieved. I could...

JediRN‎, Yesterday 03:47 AM
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Front Squats substitution?

Is there a substitution for Front Squats? I have lower back pain the next couple of days every time I attempt front squats.

DND1999‎, 12-07-2017 04:42 AM
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2d vs 4d weekly training - Interesting study

Given all the buzz about high frequency training lately, this is interesting.

ljimd‎, 12-08-2017 02:56 PM
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Need nutrition help

I'm trying to develop discipline in my diet to cut back on some body fat. I used to be 240 lbs. Now, I'm around 200 and much better. Problem is that the people I work for provide all the groceries and they get all the unhealthy stuff that is good. I've asked in the past for more healthy foods...

boydwgrossii‎, 12-06-2017 09:29 PM
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Cool My 7 month progress pics - 35 years old with

I've been training for 7 months since February(so 9 months elapsed since Feb). I took 2 months in May and June as I was backpacking and kind of lost a bit of progress when I returned. Started at 173lb and now I am 179lb... 6'feet tall I got rid of a lot of fat and cellulite in the first 2...

stockriderman‎, 12-07-2017 02:46 PM
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Chest Day

I try to mix up my chest workouts every week. How often do you guys think I should mix in high rep training with heavy lifting for low rep sets? I usually try to do one high rep workout every four weeks. I have a 1RM of 375 on flat bench working towards my goal of 405. I saw good gains this summer...

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Question Beginner 45y need advices on programs please

Hello, I lifted since 1 year with little progress in muscle gain. I tried Fierce5 and 5-8 reps range isn't for me. I tried All Pro, 8-12 reps range is better on my joint so I was happy but I noticed full-body 3 times a week drains me. So I searched a good program for me that mimic fullbody...

lepou‎, 12-07-2017 03:55 AM
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Not Seeing Results, Need Help

I've been training for about 6 months now at home, only equipment I current have is a good pull up bar, dumb and barbells with a wide variety of weights and a good bench. I'm 34 going onto 35 shortly, 6' tall and currently 158lbs, my body type is skinny and not very muscular (Ectomorphs) but I've...

pasty64‎, 01-17-2017 05:10 PM
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Moved: Injured shoulder advice

loggerboots‎, Yesterday 09:44 AM
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Favorite 3 Day a Week S/B/D Program?

I'm looking for suggestions for a simple program that runs just a few days a week and uses limited exercises. Squat, Bench, Deadlift are a must. Something more strength focused would be perfect (read: lower reps). I'm terribly deconditioned currently, so something linear might be a great idea. ...

itsagoodday‎, Yesterday 07:25 AM
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Low bodyfat, high visceral fat?

So, I went for one of those body analysis scans at my gym, just for ****s and giggles. I don't put too much weight on the results, but part of it got me thinking. I have lowish bodyfat, I reckon it's somewhere around 13-15%, but apparently (according to the scan at least) I have high visceral...

dreamopolis‎, 12-03-2017 03:00 AM
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Protein intake and diet tweak

I am 11 months into my comeback after an almost 10 year layoff. I started my diet with a keto style then transitioned it into a Dave polumbo version but the last 4 months have been very traditional pre contest diet. Protein 210-240 grams Carbs 75-100 grams (all from either brown rice or sweet...

dragman72‎, 12-08-2017 04:59 AM
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Need advice.. Having trouble losing lower abdominal Fat.

A little background first. I will be turning 35 in less than 1 month and I recently made it a goal of mine to lose as much Abdominal Fat as possible before that day. I have been on a Keto diet for the past two weeks and working out with weights at home, with some results, losing about 3-4 pounds...

jamiedrchiro‎, 10-18-2011 10:53 AM
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Why am I not buidling muscle?

Hello, I am a 38 year old male 5'8". I lost a lot of weight prior to 2017 from 210lb to 118lb & became very skinny. I started at the beginning of 2017 weight lifting & clean bulking. I first started following a 3 day full body routine which I didnt enjoy as I am not too bothered about strength,...

bflare78‎, 12-03-2017 04:01 AM
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Cardio Bunny here. Body shape problems

Hey Everyone. This is my first post though I have been a lurker. I probably started the thread with the wrong title. I am/was a couch potato for the last 10 years that decided moving a bit more is a good idea and the easiest way I found without feeling overwhelmed is walking :) For the last...

Oldie100‎, 08-18-2017 08:12 PM
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How does your look change as you get older?

With the general population I see a huge decline in aesthetics, since bodyfat levels begin to run away, and muscle mass was never built to begin with. Thankfully we don't have nearly as much of an issue with those major aesthetic factors. But age affects everyone. I imagine BBers will still see...

AD1985‎, 10-18-2017 11:23 PM
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New Member looking for advice/input

Hi everyone, I just signed up and was looking for some info and advice. I apologize in advance for being long winded. My story starts June 2015. I was having some vision issues and long story short was diagnosed with MS. I’m 5’9 and at the time I weighed about 250lbs. I struggled with things...

CMB50‎, 12-02-2017 09:08 PM
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Strength Standards Do the standards at the above link seem "right"? They seem low to me. As in I'm ranking higher than it seems I should, and I see guys in my gym that are at or above the elite level.

Halbrust‎, 12-06-2017 10:32 AM
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looking for advice

hi all, looking for advice on how to proceed from here. I started exercise around august 2017 after 7 years of being super lazy and my fat % was around 38% , had all sorts of back pain , neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and even wrist pain from using PC way too much and sitting most of the...

husseiniakram‎, 12-06-2017 03:01 PM
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How many hours a week do you train?

Bodybuilding and cardio training are counted, but not playing sport. Of course it is a full time proposition with lifestyle, rest and nutrition all being vitally important, but I thought it might be interesting to see how much time people actually spend training. I train for 4.5 to 5 hours a...

alkell‎, 09-13-2007 04:34 PM
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Calorie intake

Growing a little concerned here. As you guys know I recently cut for just under 3 months and lost close to 25 pounds. After the cut i let my intake creep back up slowly. My daily burn is calculated at 3200 so for the past 3 weeks and some change I have been eating at 3750. EVERYTHING going into my...

meloncap78‎, 12-06-2017 12:13 PM
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Question Skinny guy trying to gain weight

Hello all, first post, so here goes. I'm now 36 years old, and I'm finally tired of being skinny my entire life. I am married with 2 young children, and have recently had talks of a divorce, after some things that have happened lately. We are going to counseling now, and things seem to be...

Bruins2011‎, 05-25-2011 01:27 AM
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Working out with joint pain, need advice

What is the consensus on working out with joint pain? I'm torn between lighter weight and higher reps on the free weights to working out with machines by loading as much weight as I can comfortably handle. Let's just say a medical issue caused me to have severe elbow, back, and knee pain and it...

billzkey‎, 12-01-2017 04:36 PM
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Deadlift substitute - weighted hyper extensions

If you're like me, having deadlifts in your program can crush your recovery. I've recently traded deadlifts for weighted hyper extensions. This allows me the benefits of deadlifts without taking away from my main focus, squats. In particular, I try to focus on thoracic flexion to extension which...

drudixon‎, 11-26-2017 11:28 AM
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