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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 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 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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New Member?

So im not sure if *At* the age of 35 I join this crew or do I need to be 36... Asking for a friend...

twovalvekid‎, Yesterday 09:26 AM
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Using The Rack For Too Long

Is there a gym etiquette for using the rack for too long? Note that I am active and present the entire time I am using the rack. I don't use my phone, and spend 1 or 2 minutes at most resting between sets. My gym (Anytime Fitness) has two racks. I don't often see a line up, and there are some...

icu222much‎, 11-13-2019 10:53 PM
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Higher volume training for us older dudes?

I've heard that as you get older, training with lighter intensity for more volume can be beneficial as it allows similar gains/hypertrophy but with less stress on your body? I'm 39 halfway to 40...after lifting since my 20s, I've got some kinks here and there like anyone. Thinking of adopting...

sunsean‎, 11-12-2019 05:35 PM
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When happens when you stop weight training?

Hey guys, I'm 26yo and planning to start weight training in 3 months or so, however I'm somewhat worried what will happen when I'll stop (lets face it, this day will come). I was wondering, what happens if at 35 if I stop exercising altogether? Assume that body fat is fairly low, and there...

Zteps‎, 06-17-2009 06:00 AM
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T-Bar Rows.

My workout area is only 12' x 8' but can do some many quality exercises within this space. I'm all about the old school, less is better without the fancy machines. Its that time of year, 25 degrees in the the garage this morning, no heat in winter, no AC in the summer, wouldn't change it,...

KidFreeze‎, 11-15-2019 06:26 AM
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Physique update almost 2 years later.

So, Here's a link to my first post where I shared my 7 month progress pics. 2017: Attaching the new photo I took just before going to the gym. I am at this point 37 y.o. So what's new: I joined a real gym with real weights and...

stockriderman‎, 11-02-2019 04:58 PM
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Cut/bulk protein intake

For those that do cut/bulk cycles, do you change the amount of protein you get in line with the calorie increase/decrease. Or do you change your carbs/fat intake? Or all 3? I have tended to keep my protein intake the same on both bulks and cuts and change carbs/fats. But wondering if it's the...

canadiancoops‎, 11-15-2019 06:54 AM
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Racing my brother to pull 500

I posted today's top set on Facebook and ended up challenging my brother to race to 500. He's been lifting for years, is 6 ft tall, weighs 200 lbs, and is already at 475. But he's a hardgainer and uses himself as an example that even the scrawny kids can get jacked. I'm only at 455 and much...

jademonkey‎, 11-10-2019 01:36 PM
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Pain while walking.. feel like im 85.

So looking for some help since my GP is hopeless... I basically need to stop continuously while walking as my calves, shins and lower back hurt really bad when walking.. after a minute of stopping the pain goes away but returns within a minute of walking. I'm completely confused.. I'm built like...

fendertele‎, 11-14-2019 05:33 AM
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To hire PT or not?

Hi, I need second opinion hiring a PT to motivate me and most importantly someone to make sure that I'm squatting and deadlifting with good technique. I'm currently in VIetnam and my currently gym is offering me 50 sessions with PT at $1100. I've been training consitently for 2 years and can...

tazui1982‎, 11-11-2019 03:00 AM
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Hey guys. I'm currently 42 years of age and have been an avid weightlifter for most of my life. Not quite a bodybuilder, but I certainly lived the lifestyle at times until age and injuries began to take their toll. My arms have almost always been a lagging body part for me, stemming from...

DBBarbarian‎, 11-13-2019 06:05 PM
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Pondering (MEV) Minimum Effective Volume

I've come across the concept of Minimum Effective Volume from Mike Israetel recently. I've been out of it for over 10 years and just started working out again 18 weeks ago. I've started with 10 sets for chest/back and 8 sets for biceps/triceps and was planning to add a set every 4 weeks to see...

84creative‎, 10-30-2019 04:32 AM
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37 Looking for advice. Please help

Hey everyone. Looking for some advice, maybe a slap on the hand for what I'm doing wrong, either way I'm trying to get my routine fixed so I don't feel like I'm wasting my time at the gym. Some back story, I just recently went through a divorce because I caught my wife having an affair, cant...

joshua74133‎, 11-05-2019 07:56 PM
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Low back problems, why doesn't it get stronger?

Like many, I have lower back problems. I have slightly bulging and degenerative disks in the L4-5 region as well as some muscle issues (right above belt line). 2-3 times a year I throw out my back, sometimes it is nerve related, and others it feels strictly muscular. Just terrible DOMS, spasms, and...

allandr‎, 11-12-2019 06:54 AM
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which would be less taxing on the body

more frequent gym visits but less time there.. not doing too much etc.. less frequent visits but hitting it harder... more sets etc... Both will have the same intensity just instead of doing more sets its split out over more visits.

fendertele‎, 11-12-2019 10:17 AM
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Mid-20th century myths & lies about weight training still common today

I was born in the 1960s. My dad was born in the 1940s and he believed all of the lies people used to tell about people who train with weights. When I started becoming interested in weight training he flipped his lid. He told me that "weightlifters" (his generic term for bodybuilders, weightlifters,...

SmithJLee‎, 11-10-2019 12:23 AM
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The Most Important Thing In Training

I started this vid at the most important part. If this is NOT your mindset then you won't achieve much.

LWW‎, 10-13-2019 08:18 PM
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body aches all over when i take a week or two off ?

Whenever i take more than a week off my body has aches over neck, back , shoulders arms etc.... like I've strained it. I never feel any aches when I'm training consistently every 2nd day... only when I take a period off it begins to happen in the second week. Is this what's called delayed...

fendertele‎, 11-06-2019 05:43 PM
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Need Help In Toning And Sculpting My Body

I have a question, I need to tone and sculpt my physique and need to know how many weights and reps I need to achieve this goal. In addition, how long will it take for me to see results, especially when I am working from my waist to my legs? Can someone help me with this question?

Eula456‎, 11-08-2019 04:10 AM
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Is forearm/wrist/elbow pain normal?

I feel like the muscles can easily recover and handle more, but the soft tissue like tendons flare up, especially around inner elbow/forearm area. It's mainly my left arm. It tends to feel better after deload but gets progressively worse over a few weeks until it tells me I better deload again....

jademonkey‎, 10-17-2019 02:12 PM
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Being athletic or just having the outer shell for looks?

This observation I guess continues from a young age to an older guy. That one guy who looks amazing, but has not one athletic ability in his bone. I grew up playing sports, doing stuff, surfing, skimboarding, skateboarding, etc. Tossing the pig iron was always there but not a priority or an...

KidFreeze‎, 10-06-2019 07:21 AM
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Deadlift - 305

Video is my last set of 305lbs - Hips too high on this one? This morning's back session: Deadlifts: 225 x 6 255 x 6 275 x 4 305 x 2

KidFreeze‎, 11-06-2019 06:15 AM
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Lack of Intensity and Overall Weakness

Hello all, I'm seeking some advice and guidance from this forum. I'd first like to clarify that I'm 30 going on 31 and I decided to make a post in this section as it seems more mature and I feel like I'm 40. In my teen years up until the age of 21 I was fairly active, would spend hours in the...

luckyboy23‎, 11-05-2019 02:48 PM
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Program question

Long time lurker first time posting. 37 years old 6’3” 223 lbs down from 295 lbs. Currently losing 1-1.5 lbs per week. I started lifting again in June of 18 on Allpro. I switched in March of this year to Fierce 5. My lifts are progressing but I am starting to fail more frequently. After...

shackleford974‎, 11-03-2019 01:29 PM
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Video of me Winning o50s Mr Physique Class Class on 15th of September 2019.

This is a video of photos of me coming 1st Place in the o50s Mr Physique Class at the NIFMA Show in Belfast on the 15th of September 2019. 6uXMv0W0Zps‎, 10-28-2019 10:12 AM
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