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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 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 09:12 AM
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Frustrated with inner elbow pain

I am asking for help here out of frustration. I have been getting mild inner elbow pain in both arms when doing heavy dumbell incline press. Since I was in my mid 20s I've benched 110 to 115's for 10-12 reps without issue. Now at 38 I'll start getting pain in my inner elbow when putting...

kyle38‎, 12-05-2019 08:48 PM
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Education of a Bodybuilder

This was Arnold’s book at the beginning he stated that he and his partner would do 20 rep squats in an I go, you go fashion. That and the fact that he worked up to a 700lb dead is how he got to 250lb and eating. Nuff said, it’s that easy. But still hard work.

LWW‎, Today 04:22 PM
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I've actually made some gains! but for what at this age?

I made a post way back in 2005, complaining a bit and probably asking for advice. Everything in that post has remained true for the following 15 years up until the past few months. But somehow I've finally made gains. At 47 years old, I've finally made a real and noticeable gain. One of the replies...

trtlp‎, 12-04-2019 07:36 AM
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Behind the Neck Shoulder Press

Behind the neck press was a stable shoulder exercise of the old school bodybuilders. Today it’s deemed dangerous and nearly nonexistent in today’s world of bodybuilding. And is altogether banned from various gyms and sports workouts. Again prime example of the movement not being the problem, but...

KidFreeze‎, Today 07:10 AM
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Hammer Strength: Who Uses Them?

I typically workout at home, but I do accompany my wife to her gym as a guest on occasion (PF) where I use either an incline bench or seated OHP on one of the Smith machines. She's been a member for over 18 months, and until tonight, I've simply ignored the Hammer Strength machines. Tonight I gave...

Payton1221‎, Yesterday 08:36 PM
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3-month FIERCE!

Hi Guys, I took your advice to start Fierce and have been doing it for about 3 months now. It is great, indeed, good for health, muscles, joints etc. However, not much progress in look, though. What do you think? How to get rid off those love handles, guys? First 2 images from Sep Last 2...

xpete‎, 12-07-2019 07:56 AM
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A "relaxed" training regime at home

Some years ago I had a quite exstensive workout regime and trained for 2 full years, white reasonable success. However these days I don't have the motivation to train like that, moreover the eating regime, with meals every 3 or 4 hours, dont suit my lifestyle. But I want to start up again,...

BananaKush‎, 12-05-2019 04:32 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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Shoulder pain and health

I started having some pretty significant pain in my left shoulder about a week or so ago. Hurts when I lift my arm overhead, put it behind my back, raise it in front of me. Unfortunately, I don't really know if I slept funny (with my arm overhead) or I strained it benching or something. The...

willybrokeback‎, Today 10:35 AM
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Knee Pain from Deadlifts

Hi All, I’m back on bulk after many years away. I am now 47 and my knees are absolutely killing me for about five days after dead’s. On the 5th day they are back to normal but I am in agony before day 5 Should I carry on deadlifting and just get on with the knee pain? Thanks

tonyCheshir‎, 12-04-2019 12:47 PM
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Exclamation hey guys, are any of you busy entrepreneurs?

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to being in shape ?

razzhimself‎, Today 05:56 AM
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Arms - 50

Hi all I just turned 50, I have been between jobs over the past two months and missed the gym, did my head in. I lost a hell of a lot of size particularly on my arms. However before that I noticed my arms were not growing and they are not as big as they were a year or so ago. Not sure what going...

QLDNightrain‎, 12-07-2019 10:07 PM
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First bulk advice - link

Not sure if this link will work, but wanted to try since I’m over 35 and wanted all the advice I could get... https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=177810271&p=1593069551#post1593069551

LazerTag‎, 12-07-2019 08:29 AM
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Cut 8 weeks, then slight surplus for 4 weeks. Decent for fat loss?

the idea crossed my mind. cut for 8 weeks, then mass for 4 weeks or some variation of that. and I dont mean go crazy with a bulk, i mean a small but decent surplus or perhaps cut for 10, mass for 5. sort of a reverse version of "mini cuts". Has this been tried before? what is known about...

John Prophet‎, 12-05-2019 11:18 AM
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The Vacuum

My attempt at the vacuum. These are not as easy as they look, it will take much practice and losing BF will help as well, but that can until winter is over. I'm going for that old school look for next spring/summer. I did the vacuum for like 4 minutes last night and definitely feel it in...

KidFreeze‎, 12-05-2019 09:19 AM
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Why I Workout At Home

I will be 52 years-old in a few weeks and the endorphins/testosterone or whatever released during lifting along with the music blaring in my headphones makes me feel like a teenager! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym_nJHYPSbo

tblodg15‎, 12-03-2019 09:23 AM
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Chia Seeds

I recently heard about a plant called Chia. I think it is interesting to everyone. From what I've read this is really great plant with wonderful features. For example: Chia Seeds help suppress the appetite, and contribute to drain toxins from the body. Chia seeds are rich in omega 3, protein and...

bkashot‎, 02-01-2015 08:52 AM
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I'm so proud of what my son achieved

Hi guys thought i'd share where my son and i are with our training since we started last year January . I'm so proud of my son if you look at the two pictures of him it is hard to believe it's him , We have been working hard since we started last year January and have been very consistent in...

Time-Man‎, 12-04-2019 09:59 PM
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Don't eat enough?

Extreme ectomorph. After 10 years of work out am still very skinny. Noticed that I need to eat maybe about 3000 calories if not more if I want to make serious gains. Problem is I get full too easy? I did eat 10 eggs yeaterday but I noticed that even those dont provide all protien and calorites...

abond008‎, 12-02-2019 02:16 PM
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Down and Out

I found out recently that I require surgery (on my inner ear of all things)...which is bad enough news. The kicker though, is that post-op, I can't lift anything heavier than 20 lbs., can't do any running, or anything else that is strenuous for 4 weeks. Pretty big bummer for anyone and I'm no...

JeremyM07201978‎, 12-03-2019 02:56 PM
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Disappointing results . . .

I'm 46 years old and have been seeing a PT for hypertrophy twice a week since the end of January and doing two sessions on my own a week too. So, four sessions in the gym a week. Mons - chest and tris Tues - legs Weds- back and shoulders Frids - delts and arms I know that building muscle...

Peuxfaire‎, 10-14-2019 05:47 PM
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Smile Back again!! A new update - guess what I didn't quit!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to take a few minutes to post a new update, I haven't posted in a year or so, been super busy being a dad, husband, working out, training etc...but wanted to update everyone and the only reason I do these updates is to prove IT CAN BE DONE, because I was an old dude,...

darkmachine‎, 12-02-2019 05:46 PM
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Blood Pressure

I have been dealing with elevated blood pressure for a while now, but last week I went to donate blood and the nurse took my BP and it registered at 180/110, so I am going to go seem my GP tomorrow and most likely get put on medication before something explodes. Anyone on BP meds? At first I was...

willybrokeback‎, 11-25-2019 11:02 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: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=175118011 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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Is this Too Much Volume for a Natural?

Hey everyone, So, I've been trying out high frequency/low volume training for about 5 weeks now, since I was really stalling and maybe even going backwards with a "bro split". I've made decent strength gains, but of course in this short time haven't noticed any hypertrophy. It is a 6 days a...

AndyMac499‎, 12-02-2019 07:08 AM
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