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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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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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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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36yo, switching from calisthenics for size. Need reommendation

Hello, newbie here. I'm 36yo male, 174cm (5'7") and 67kg (147 lbs) 16-17% BF according to body comp scale. Been doing calisthenics for almost 4 years, have little to some knowledge and experience in weight lifting. Quite experienced in nutrition (am actually working in a nutrition business). ...

Pan7her‎, Yesterday 11:09 PM
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Trap strain just won't go away

Guys, for almost 2yrs now I've been dealing with a nagging strain in my upper & lower trap on the right side. In the beginning I just thought it was muscle soreness and ignored it. I kept working out for a few months after the initial onset. Once I started having mild spasms throughout my trap...

Dryvlyne‎, Yesterday 01:00 PM
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Speed, power in the older athlete, nutrition,training? & Hi from the world masters :)

Hey Guys I want to open a discussion on training and muscle make up for the older athlete. I am presently competing at the World Masters Games, mid competition So I'll give you a bit of background on me. I've been on the BB forum for many years. I'm a competitive masters swimmer, and have...

67fastback‎, Yesterday 08:29 PM
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Question Training and dieting for 2 months, 0 change in weight and bf, help?

Hello all! Long time lurker, first time poster, here with some questions regarding fat loss and whatnots. So, long story short, I'm a 35 old guy who's been trying to get healthier for the last few months. I was around 80kgs (176lbs) at roughly 174cms in August/September, which is kinda high...

Ishkur‎, 04-21-2017 03:59 AM
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New and confused, need some help picking a program

Hi all, While I'm not over 35 yet I will be hitting 35 this fall, and I'm at the absolute worst shape of my life. I'm 5'10, and just hit 300 lbs. When I was a young man I was in great shape, I was an active martial artist from the age of six and was training Monday through Friday for hours a...

MrHGB‎, Yesterday 04:58 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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Approaching middle age - 6 weeks in - no chest development

Lifting 5x/week plus clean diet. My doctor prescribed me testoserone as my levels were low. I'm taking in 200g protein per day. I've seen slight gains in legs and arms but nothing in my chest. My pecks are still soft and flat with no definition. How long does peck development usually take? I'm...

losangelesbb‎, 04-11-2017 03:16 PM
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Ground beef VS Ground Turkey

If I buy 93% lean ground beef or 93% lean ground turkey. What are the pro's and cons. Is one better for you than the other. I want to know which one should I get. I am trying to lose fat and increase muscle.

change4good‎, 01-08-2009 08:45 AM
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Question about soreness...

Hi everyone, I wasn't really sure where to ask this question, but I'm over 35 so I figure I'd start here :) I did squats on Monday and was sore until yesterday when I did squats again, and the soreness went away. Just wondering what the logic is in that? Does pushing past the soreness relieve...

jblandin‎, 04-21-2017 08:18 AM
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loss of height lifting heavy reversible ?

Bumped into an old friend in the gym tonight... i'm32 he is 34 and I hadn't seen him in about 2 years which just before I started lifting. I was always a good inch and half taller, but noticed tonight that the difference wasn't the same as it use to be. Obv checked the shoes etc to see if any...

fendertele‎, 04-23-2017 03:19 PM
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Temp Squat / DL replacement

Hi All, Been an embarrassingly long time since I have been on :/ I got a new gym set for the house over the weekend (recently moved to Texas!), been out of the loop for probably about a year and before that it was spotty at best. Well unfortunately I stepped on the scale and its not good, so...

mortation‎, Yesterday 05:47 AM
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How to up my pullup reps?

The question is pretty self explanatory :) I started by being unable to do a single pull up, and through the course of several years I did a LOT of pull downs, increasing the weight gradually, repping out; and of course following cmplete hyperthrophy&strength programs. Now I'm doing 4x6...

dyvokoza‎, 04-21-2017 01:42 AM
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What cardio after weights?

Hi, I've read a lot about doing cardio during bulking to reduce the amount of fat retained from the calorie excess. Most of what I've read is pretty straight forward. Do it on non weight training days or at least after the weights training (I don't have time for another 2 days in the gym so after...

Steeldragonmark‎, 04-23-2017 11:46 PM
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Swimming for a 6 pack

I am a 47 year old male, 182lbs who has started swimming 1 hour per day, 6 days per week. I also do 2 days fasting per week, where on a fasting day I eat 950 calories only. With this regime I am losing 2lbs per week and my body fat percentage is currently 19%. My swimming is a moderate steady...

Jon12345‎, 11-10-2012 08:56 AM
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WTF? I shrunk? Went to the Dr for Check-up, and I am 1.5 inch shorter?

I've been 'just over' 5'9" my whole life. Go to the Dr for my 1st exam (new to the area), and they measure me at 5' 7.5" !!??? Whoa. I am going to measure myself here at home in a few min, but the Dr. was absolutly positive in their office's measurement. She said it's natural to shrink a...

NHSport‎, 06-07-2010 06:09 AM
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Body fat - help! Lol!

Hello all, I was just updating my profile page on the "before/ after" images and it asks what your BF% is, I have no idea lol! So to continue adding the photos I had to add a number, would like to correct it, any guestimates? Picture attached or just check out my profile page for the same image.

tommydamic68‎, Yesterday 03:06 AM
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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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crunches hindered by minor lower back pain

48 years old, recently started working out again. Mild lower back pain when doing crunches on flat bench. If you've ever had lower back tweaks you understand the fear that at any moment it could explode into a significant, days-long, debilitating issue. Today I seemed to feel less discomfort...

packinheat‎, 04-19-2017 06:47 PM
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Belly growing despite working out, please help

Hi All, First time posting on this forum so pretty excited. I am looking for any advice or tips on what I might be doing wrong as six weeks into working out my belly seems to be getting bigger! I will start off with a bit of background info and go into workout routine and nutrition. Any help or...

TheGrinch08‎, 04-13-2017 02:22 PM
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Hi everybody 😀

Hi So I'm nearly 38, I exercise most days so am cardio quite fit but have never been "big" for my 6ft. My workouts always involved bodyweight stuff or bjj/boxing but I'm really serious now about hitting the weights and growing a bit before I become too old. I see this as my last chance. I...

MRHELLO‎, 04-07-2017 11:53 AM
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My view of strongman with a replaced hip

After my hip replacement, I basically went through 2 years of depression. That was stupid, because my new hip is awesome. My surgeon was great, and it went the best it could possibly could go. And tonight I realized something about strongman, it's this... Strongman events that I can still do...

bigtallox‎, 04-23-2017 02:23 AM
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Old knees recommendations

Well, I have to admit it, I'm getting old. 60 years old, been lifting off and on for over 40 years. The years of squats and other things have caught up to me. My knees are trashed. The doctor said that my knees look great for a 95 year old man. with that said, I am having lots of problems with...

Dogsoldier‎, 04-20-2017 07:38 PM
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Anyone with Posterior labrum tear experiences?

It's not been the best 18 months I have to admit, I'm back to about 90% after my bicep tear back in March and now my left shoulders crapped out on me The MRI shows about 60% of the posterior labrum is tearing off, I could learn to live with it if not for the dramatic drop off in pressing...

Halfway‎, 09-15-2016 04:42 PM
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What do you wish you had known back when you started?

I had a good 8-month training run in 2013 but then life got in the way and I stopped. I am newly hitting the gym again using a good regimen and diets I found here on My goals: lose (or redistribute) 20ish pounds over the next several mo, get in better shape, build a better...

packinheat‎, 04-18-2017 04:45 AM
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40s with imbalanced back due to s****osis

I've had s****osis since I was a teen with a thoracic spinal fusion and rods. The problem I have is that my spine is still slightly twisted to where I have more rib cage mass on my right side, making it look larger while my left side is super narrow(from a side view). Would doing light weight...

iostream71‎, 04-14-2017 01:21 PM
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