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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: 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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Annoying discomforts with working out

I’ve been lifting again for 5 months, and I’m 51. I research good form of all the exercises I do, and I’m definitely not overdoing it with the amount of weight I use. I have also lifted on and off over the years. The annoying part is that I now have some wrist, elbow, and now, shoulder...

hulkfan‎, Yesterday 04:47 PM
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Instagram guy - insane genetics???

I came across this guy on instagram and my first thought was wow, impressive physique but he probably has some help... He claims natural which doesn't mean much but he is coached by 3DMJ who are very well respected and they screen their clients and only work with naturals. They say he just has...

tblodg15‎, 07-16-2019 06:10 AM
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Unhappy Dropped weight, can I slow bulk yet? Feel thin!

Hey everyone, first all I'm new but been reading stickies and advise for a while now. Great people and great community. As the title says I'm wondering if im at a good composition to slow bulk yet as being 6'4" I feel thin. Can anyone eyeball my body fat also? I have calipers and keep getting...

ssphinx998‎, Today 04:33 AM
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Literature Recommendations

Hello all, So I've read the following books by Mark Rippetoe: Practical Programming for Strength Training Starting Strength Great reads (with a surprisingly entertaining style of writing) full of good information. I want to line up some more books and would like to ask if any of you...

mckajdos‎, Today 08:41 AM
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Older crew - Training chest and back together.

I'm taking a very small break from lifting, been going at it for 3 years with no breaks. Going to reset and start a new 4 day split. Was doing P/L/P for the last 6 months. I personally never tried to train chest/back together. It seems the way to go is to superset everything, but since I...

KidFreeze‎, 07-18-2019 12:50 PM
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Training HARD and Eating

So here is another nauseating installment of "change your perspective", DISCLAIMER: you may hear about training hard here? It has been a never ending battle between out training bad nutrition and I'm not going there, all I'm going to say is I eat like a normal person i.e. one/two meals a day,...

LWW‎, Today 01:27 PM
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Eating at mom and pop restaurants

I love to eat at local restaurants. However, you can’t get nutrition info for your tracking. MostLy I just try to log something I think is worse than what I ate. For example, if I ate 8 oz of fries, I would log 8pz of McDonald’s fries thinking that McDonald’s is about as bad as you can get. ...

LazerTag‎, 07-17-2019 08:03 PM
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Physique Review

Hi Guys, I was wondering if any body could give me some advice on my overall shape and conditioning. In terms of any specific problem areas that need prioritising or advice on proportions of areas. I am 35, have on and off lifted for years, but this last 6 months have been lifting regularly and I...

adrb11‎, Today 07:28 AM
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Any get a tingling in the arm and blurry vision a few hours after a workout? Followed by a headache the following day? Happens to me a lot.

LazerTag‎, Yesterday 05:30 PM
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Stalled on Starting Strength, but didn't reach goals (maybe im just weak)

hello everyone. after many months of starting strength, along with many resets and 1 really big reset. i have maxed out on my Bench, OHP, deadlift and squat. where i started - where im at - goals bench 135 - 190 - 225 OHP 85 - 120 - 135 squat 135 - 225 - 315 dealift 135 - 245 - 365ish

MalachiB1‎, 06-14-2019 01:20 PM
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All this talk of tendinitis

Haven’t had tendinitis issues for about nine months and then this week my left elbow flared up. At the tail end of my first bulk, so the timing sucks. Will probably have to take a week off from anything that irritates it. Sometimes getting old sucks. LOL

Spankuh‎, Yesterday 09:18 AM
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Travel and bodybuilding

I've got two challenges that I need some advice on, and this is one of them. I'm a desk jockey moving back into the gym to build some mass and lose some fat. My immediate goal isn't to get radical results but I do want to focus on muscle building and adjusting my eating to support it. In the...

WildHawg‎, 07-18-2019 07:51 AM
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My first cut! How to deal with strength loss?

My age: 37 Started at: 62kg (136lb) height: 181cm (five foot nine inches) Mid life crisis skinny fat piece-a-**** comin atcha!!!!! OK, I have now bulked for 2 years all the way to 82kg. Now I am 39. 20kg of weight gain, my guess is about half muscle, half fat was gained. I was learning...

leonwillett‎, 07-18-2019 11:20 AM
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Another Loose Skin Question

Hi Everyone, I've found a lot of threads offering advice to folks who've successfully lost weight but ended up with more skin around the belly area than they need, but not a lot of follow-up from those individuals. So I'm starting a new "loose skin" thread. :) I'm 35, 5'10" and now weigh...

mmmprotein‎, 06-25-2009 03:41 AM
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Bench Press

I weight 200 and bench 240. This is 1.20 my body weight and ranks in the 54% of all lifters. However, my body fat is 20%. If my body fat was 12% my bench would be 1.30 my body weight and rank 64%. So what is the right answer? Shouldn’t I remove the excess fat from the calculations? Where do I...

LazerTag‎, 07-17-2019 07:33 PM
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My company is building a gym onsite

Just venting… I’ve worked in Tech my entire career, 17 years for one company, contractor for a year at another, and now just started a new position. The first company had a sorry excuse for a gym, old machines, assorted light dumbbells, but three new treadmills and two new ellipticals. The second...

PhantomMaxx‎, 07-16-2019 04:53 PM
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Social media Weight loss journey

My question is do people like to watch the process vs just when its completed? For example following my journey on weight loss, as opposed to 3 months form now and just show them a before and after picture? Thanks

MiamiMix‎, 07-18-2019 09:15 AM
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Routine post injury

Hey all I am coming back from a 1.5 month lower back injury that I got doing deadlifts. Apparently the reason I injured myself is because a) I didn’t stretch or warm up before my weight training and b) my core is weak and my body overcompensated by giving my back more work to do. Luckily I’m...

fredabernathy‎, 07-16-2019 08:01 AM
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The big 41..🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

For those of you that don’t look your age at all do you embrace getting older?

MrBlack500‎, 07-16-2019 08:13 AM
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Crazy neck isues

At a loss on this one. Started having shoulder pain in the rotator cuff last October. Finally went to the doctor in February 2019. X-ray of the shoulder looked great, but was told the rotator cuff likely was slightly injured from lifting. Prescribed physical therapy and took a cortisone shot in the...

tst313‎, 07-11-2019 10:29 AM
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An Old Quandry

Hello veterans :) I do appreciate that there are no universally correct answers, but can I pick your brains on an old question regarding weight / intensity / age? I’m knocking 50 and have been in pretty good shape all my life. Used to lift in my teens / 20s, then martial arts, swimming,...

baph0‎, 07-17-2019 09:57 AM
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Advise Feeling tired

Hi All, I'd like people opinion of my Marcos\Cals\Workout as im feeling very tired and struggling to keep motivated at the moment Male 41age\173cm\82kg Macros 40%-Carb\40%-Protien\20%-Fat (Weeks Cals 15950 / 7 = 2278per day) Below is how my week looks

rooneybuk‎, 07-18-2019 03:12 AM
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Typical week of eating

Is there any where that I can see what people are typically eating each day for lose body fat? I know each person could be different, just trying to get a feel if I’m in the right direction. Be lost weight but I can’t seem to lose more body fat from this point. Work out 6 days a week and from...

BigTallandLost‎, 07-16-2019 11:02 AM
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Am I not suitable for weightlifting?

Hi guys, I want to see if anyone had similar issue here. I'm 34, Asian, office job, 5'10, 170lbs, 21-22% body fat (according to DEXA scan and my bathroom scale). I have been lifting for 12 months now. I started bench press with 45lbs dumbbell, now I can do 135lbs barbell, 5 sets, 8 rep,...

TonyXXLXX‎, 07-17-2019 02:08 PM
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New to lifting / proper nutrition - need some advice.

Hey all, 36 y.o. here, weigh about 171lb and I'm 6ft tall. I've not lived a particularly healthy lifestyle, just ate what I want / when I wanted. I am not too overweight, have super skinny arms for some reason, but what fat I have is all on the stomach area and that's my motivation. (get rid...

GK47‎, 07-17-2019 02:23 PM
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