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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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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: 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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Unhappy Maybe i am going at this wrong

I used to be around 210 217 pounds back in 2011 i went to see my second sport doctor for my back pain, after a few failed treatments he put me on TRT, he told me that at my age i could have low T, it took a year before i saw him again he was busy to book a rendez vous plus the blood test he sent me...

yannickmessaoud‎, Yesterday 01:06 PM
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Barbell training at 90


keyboardworkout‎, 07-18-2017 09:30 AM
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Garage Rat should have more reps

The guy has a great build, experience in all aspects of our "hobby", and always gives solid advice. I just noticed his reps are disproportionately low for such great contribution. I guess it's because he is rather soft spoken and measured that he slips off the radar. Just saying.

grubman‎, 07-20-2017 04:20 PM
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Please explain near 40 Years Old and "feeling the need to be protected by a tall guy"

Im bored I have a question about something I normally dont even care about. When I asked one woman why she wouldnt date a short man, she told me she needed "to be or feel protected". I left it at that, but protection from WHAT? So a few weeks later this woman was in a bar, running her mouth. ...

skydve76‎, Yesterday 09:42 AM
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44 years old looking for muscle growth supplement help

My apologies for the lengthy post, but I figured go ahead and get all of the questions I think someone would ask out of the way. Here's the history. I am 44 years old. I'm 5'11" and mostly small framed Last November I was almost 200 pounds (love handles and beer belly) I started a healthy...

Kenny0724‎, 07-16-2017 01:54 PM
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Vacation...Workout or?

Hey guys, Going on vacation for a week. I have been working out now for over 2 years non stop 3-4 days a week, (never taking any sort of break) but more recently 3 days a week with the fierce 5 program. Should I take a weeks rest or? I usually would do push ups and pull ups every other day...

tommydamic68‎, 07-20-2017 02:28 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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Wrist angle for squat grip

I have become very focused on getting my form down for my low bar squats. So I've been watching Mark Rippetoe's video on bar placement and hand placement for the low bar squat. When I get the bar in the correct position on my back, I have to take a very wide grip or else I experience pain in my...

WildcatDave‎, 07-20-2017 05:19 AM
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back squats

been doing 3x8 back squats twice a week followed by 1 week off. that the only exercise I do for my legs and lower body. I am having pain in my calves when I try and walk fast. Has the backsquat weaken my calves or something?

trytogetbetter‎, 07-20-2017 10:29 AM
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Putting Up the Good Fight

Two years older, tons of years wiser, more experienced and stronger since I started Back in April 2015, at age 44, I followed the programming and nutrition advice on this forum and started my first barbell training program. I ran Stronglifts 5x5 for 16 weeks on a cut and dropped 14 lbs of body...

Gilad32‎, Yesterday 07:29 AM
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continue cut or cease?

DI know this is more of a personal decision, but just curious what you guys would do. 168 on scale this morning. I probably have a couple more lbs to drop.... I am wasting away to nothing lol. I thought I had a bit more muscle on me. Should I say F it and drop the few more to see what I am working...

Zocas‎, 07-20-2017 08:51 AM
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Need help with a Strength, Mass, Endurance routine

I've been pretty dedicated to the gym for about 2 / 2.5 years now. I've shed about 40 lbs and I am probably in the best shape of my life at the age of 38. I'm having two issues though... The first is a gut I just can't get rid of. Don't get me wrong, it's a lot smaller than it used to be. I...

lightsyder‎, 07-19-2017 07:42 PM
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Last few workouts weights have gone down, not sure why?

Hi All I started training again maybe 6 weeks ago, after ten years as a couch potato (i was heavily into weights and sport in my 20's and early 30's) I at first made good quick newbie strength gains, but the last few workouts ive actually been weaker, only by a few reps but i expected to...

trev1972a‎, 07-20-2017 01:34 AM
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Tried the "Fierce 5" work out..not sure if I'm feeling it.

So tonight I tried the "Fierce 5" work out for the novice -https: // Ive been working out over 2 years and feel I have plateaued. I did start somewhat easy as far as weight, but it didn't seem to make me feel as I normally do on a work out night, I...

tommydamic68‎, 06-13-2017 06:39 PM
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Angry Makes no sense in posting nothing now

So i started doing bodyweight squats but the clicking in the hip started again. So i am back to doing leg extension and again high reps. Until that issue is solved and i can lift a bit heavier i have to limit myself to light weights and walking. I have gone from 268 last year to 234, so i am...

yannickmessaoud‎, 07-20-2017 05:57 AM
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Loosing gains too quick what im doing wrong ?

I go to the gym on and off, ill work out for a bout a month or two and then stop. I used to train Thai Boxing intensively for about 3 years ( i quit 2 years ago) so i developed all my muscles and when i go lifting weights now after about 4-6 seasons at the gym all my muscles get supper pumped and i...

Wu4Life‎, 07-20-2017 01:53 AM
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Whey, etc effects on LBM of older men (Study)

Study just done shows a multi ingredient formula of whey, creatine, D,fish oil, calcium, can greatly impact LBM in older adults thus potential preventing sarcopenia. It's very close to what I recommended for Sarcopenia a decade ago HERE, which covers more ground than this new study, but always good...

WillBrink‎, 07-19-2017 09:14 AM
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Training with AC Osteolysis

Anybody have this and still able to train? Has it gotten better without surgery? I was diagnosed with this 2 months ago via X-ray. Doctor said rest it and see if it helps (which it did) but now that I'm back and lifting it's starting to slowly creep back. He said having the surgery is...

captaincuck‎, 07-16-2017 06:41 PM
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Wink Telling it like it is

I am 45 i have been training from 13-30 before i injured ligaments in my lower back which got worst after seeing a chiro. I found PRP and prolotherapy and am now close to being 100% back. I have been out of the gym for 11y trained for a year and a bit of draw back and more. I am back now...

yannickmessaoud‎, 07-17-2017 03:10 AM
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Huge waist / 19% BF???

So I went to the nutritionist last friday and she took my measurements. Lets go straight to what matters: Height: 177 cm (5'8) Weight: 97 kg (214 lb) Waist: 103 cm (3'4) BF: 19% Lean mass: 79kg (174 lb) I'm 36 and I've been on and off the gym since I was 16 for no more than 5 months...

fduba‎, 07-12-2017 08:33 PM
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Changes with aging......any tips ?

What changes (Training, Nutrition, Supplementation) did you after 35, 45, or even later, and what helped you really ? for me, Close to 54 now......i use much more machines in my workouts than in may below 45 years, but hit the free weights also, but "lighter" "more reps" "proper form",...

Charly41‎, 06-14-2017 08:02 AM
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Thumbs up opinions, advice, insights

Hi guys! i need all the insights, opinion, ideas or advice, anything you can come out to help me progress, i feel sort of dissapointed in a way and need motivation. i am 43 years old, 205 pounds, 6 feet 4 bf is at the moment 28%. i started working out in nov 2016 and until now i...

JhonnyAngel‎, 07-14-2017 02:47 AM
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Smile Significant weight gain w/ intense workouts

Hi Why would I be gaining so much weight with 6 day/week workouts, all being intense. I'm sprinting, jogging, lifting, hiking, etc. I've been very committed for 4 weeks now, and eating clean. I measure and weigh everything to get 1677 calories. I was at 134 (5' 8"), with a goal to lose a...

ericanjensen‎, 07-17-2017 08:38 AM
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Critique my diet plan

After 3 months of no progress, I've decided I need to totally overhaul my approach. I've not taken this seriously enough and spent far too many days drinking too much alcohol, so it's time for me to really attack this head on. I'm 37, 5'11", 179lbs and my goal weight is 169lbs. I'm thinking of...

x551100‎, 07-09-2017 03:32 AM
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Age 41: Soon to clean bulk. # of reps for hypertrophy

Hey all: Age 41 Height 5'9" Weight 154 Body fat !14% Still finishing off a cut. But, when I clean bulk, I really really need to get some mass on arms. Typically, when my rep/set for some various exercises looks like:

alewisdvm‎, 07-16-2017 09:01 AM
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