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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 Bodybuilding.com 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 BodyBuilding.com 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 Bodybuilding.com 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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The Dumbell vs Barbell debate

I was at the gym and a trainer made a comment that I should stop doing dumbbells and focus on heavy barbell instead. Now if I was training as a power lifter I might agree. When I questioned him on it he literally said " I train the CEO of Nike, I made a quater million dollars last year, when I give...

kyle38‎, 09-27-2020 01:58 PM
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Possibly some helpful training info

https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=179042011 There's been a lot of threads in the O35 asking about tips for over 40, can I build over 40, is it worth training over 40 etc... I asked a question in the thread above^^ in the Nutrition section about Muscle Protein Synthesis. Not...

smokinal‎, Today 06:57 PM
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For those who got snipped - how long recovery?

I'm taking the bullets out of the gun late next month. I'm assuming a full week off with no major activity whatsoever is key. It will be a month out from a GORUCK endurance event I have planned though - think carrying backpacks over long distances, CrossFit-style workouts, and carrying heavy...

GrouchyUSMC‎, 08-16-2020 04:43 PM
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Hello again. Just starting back.

It's pretty much been 8yrs. since I trained with any consistency, starting back at 44 now. Last couple years I've been eating like crap, lots of fast food and beer. Finally got tired of feeling tired every day and hungover pretty much every Saturday. Started cleaning up my diet bigtime and...

ezra76‎, Yesterday 02:52 PM
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Muscle building or strength training or both for thin person over 40 years old ?

Hi, I am in my 40s. Thin since young and did alot of cardio when I was young. Now I am underweight and super thin. At my age, I believe I have to focus more on strength and to bulk up as I read somewhere that it is dangerous to be thin and underweight as you grow older. Buy my question now is,...

Raspberry76‎, 08-16-2020 08:41 PM
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The Bench Press

Last set for 185lbs x 6. The barbell bench press gets a back rap today in the fitness world, in fact most workout advice in today's world is horrible. You need to really shift through the sands to find some sound advice. Or to make it easier just only read about old school bodybuilding. I’m...

adamgentile‎, 09-02-2020 11:16 AM
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Frustrated with fat loss.. keep gaining weight .. 275lbs (pic included)

40yo male. So according to 275x14-500 (weight loss) I should be able to consume 3350 calories a day and lose weight. I've been exercising regularly for 3 years with a split of full body compound lifting and cardio. I don't track my calories and I definitely like to have drinks with my...

metalbabble‎, 09-11-2020 10:15 AM
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8-Week Intensity/Volume Experiment

While recently listening to an older Pavel podcast, I heard him say how most of the time Russian lifters are using 1/3 to 2/3 of their max reps. So even if they could lift a particular weight 9 times, most of the time they're only lifting it 3-6 times. I almost always lift one set to near failure...

Payton1221‎, 06-27-2020 11:46 AM
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Talking 45 year old semi-beginner

Hi, I've been lifting seriously ( well consistently at least ) for about a year and a half the more I read the more confused I am about my program. I wanted to share my progress and get people's thoughts. For the first year I was pretty much doing a squat, bench, deadlift and pullup workout 3...

jackleon‎, 09-26-2020 06:30 AM
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Quad sweep

Extensions with toes pointing in, walking lunges with weight, high rep squats. Nothing seems to bring out that sweep. My upper legs are severely lacking. Hopefully this can’t be a genetic factor? 18.5” femur for the win lol. Any tips on getting the outers to come in would be greatly appreciated.

meloncap78‎, 08-31-2020 06:30 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 https://www.ukactive.com/covid-19 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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4 Months of Maintaining the same weight

First of all - hey everyone! It has been about 4 months since I have posted on here so thought it was time for an update and to let you know that I am still at it. Yes 4 months doesn't seem like a long time to maintain the same weight but I realized that the entire 3 1/2 years prior to this I...

tblodg15‎, 09-25-2020 01:06 PM
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Feel pulling in testicles w/ KB swings ?

My first block today after warm up was a pyramid KB swing (5x50-10x45-15x40-20x35-25x30-20x35-15x40-10x45-5x50). About halfway through I began feeling a pulling in my left nut and decided to stop. First time I've ever felt anything other than muscle soreness w/ KB swings. Searches online didn't...

QDubs‎, 09-23-2020 10:53 AM
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Howdy

I'm Vic and the gym I train at reopens tomorrow. I'm really happy about that. OK so just introducing myself and celebrating.

VicDumbbells‎, 08-25-2020 12:06 PM
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Bring your best Dad Jokes in here. (Reps)

What do you call some one with no nose and body? Nobody knows...

BlackJack619‎, 09-23-2020 05:35 PM
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Cool Training question 😁

Hi there I have a training question :) Hi there just a question for anybody who has an opinion on this it would be much appreciated. If for example you do a push and pull day and on your pull day you are doing back and biceps. Would it make more sense to completely finish off a whole muscle...

jasonmk‎, 09-24-2020 12:28 PM
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How realistic is to start body building at 39?

I am 39 years old. I am pretty healthy and look much younger as others for my age. I do not smoke do not use alcohol. I have same body constitution now as person here: reddit.com/r/Brogress/comments/ha8xat/m17510_140lbs_to_170lbs_1_year/ before he started training. I want to archive same results...

John34567‎, 08-30-2020 02:45 PM
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Start Bulking Or Maintain?

I'm not sure if I should start bulking now or eat at maintenance for a couple months to see how things go. I'm 42m, 5'10, 147lbs as of the scale this morning, still a little fat in the stomach and only can see some of the upper part of my abs. In April I was 170lbs and was a skinny fat ectomorph....

blb078‎, 09-22-2020 08:11 AM
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Does anyone here workout hard and have high ast/alt

I do not drink or use drugs. For years, i ve been working out and my yearly labs come back with high liver function tests (AST/ALT). I ve gone for ultrasounds and GI doc for a hole list of bloodwork, always came back negative. Now again my LFT's came back elevated, does this happen to you guys?...

Legendsneverdie‎, 09-15-2020 12:21 PM
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Sets between meetings

Are long periods between sets bad? I have been working from home and brought out my old bench. I have been wondering if my method is hurting my gains. I will go do a set of bench press and then take a meeting for maybe an hour and then do a set of incline. If it is bad for gains why? Because I am...

gregbandsm‎, 09-13-2020 09:19 AM
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2 days between workouts

Hey guys I'm 37 and have never lifted or done any real exercise before besides playing football I was 124kg's and am now at around 72kg's I have been lifting weights for about 5 months now and have lost about 13kg's (started lifting at 85 kg's) and everything seems to be going fine ......

Kingloki83‎, 09-14-2020 09:59 PM
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DOMS for Lats

I was curious if anyone has been able to isolate their Lats enough to have ever been sore? Seems like no matter how hard I think I am thrashing my Lats, I never get that good ole recognition that I slaughtered 'em, i.e. DOMS. I ask, because I have targeted them for destruction and am having trouble...

bustasinclair‎, 03-23-2009 11:19 AM
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To bulk/maintain or continue cutting

I've been training since 2011, made good gains over the years but in 2019 I was out of the gym for the most part. During this time I lost a lot of muscle and strength and gained a lot of fat. Since Jun 2020 I've started weightlifting seriously again and have gained majority of my strength back, if...

noney‎, 09-09-2020 12:05 AM
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Trouble losing weight

Quick summary: I just started testosterone therapy and I seem to be gaining weight but my caloric intake is less than 1500 per day. Long story: I was 310 and worked out with a trainer for a year. I got down to 250 but nowhere close to my goal. I suspected my hormones were off but my doctor...

enoonami‎, 08-22-2020 07:43 AM
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Just the beginning

Hello all. Any tips for 50y who wanna destroy the gym?

kwikeer‎, 08-24-2020 07:20 PM
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