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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 06:57 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 08:16 AM
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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 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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New to lifting, having trouble finding my limits

*Cliff notes* *43 and think im over training as im getting injuries and making existing ones worse. *How do i find sweet spot between loading for gains, but not breaking myself. Thanks. *Full question* I am 43 and i have been lifting since sept 15 and i guess i had a few injuries...

Nf0kus‎, Yesterday 06:50 PM
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Video's for Lifters over 35

Hey all, I've been lifting for over 20 years and starting creating videos about a year ago. I originally started making them for my son to watch when he gets older and friends who ask me questions about getting stronger, dieting, etc. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Health Ed....

Domf3‎, Yesterday 10:59 PM
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Snatch Grip Deadlift

I'm toying with adding this to my second leg day. I run a Upper/Lower/Pull/Push/Leg. Any have you have any advice or experience? Thanks for the help.

ChinaViaChitown‎, Today 03:43 AM
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My worries

OK guys I started my journey in March 2017 clean bulking in August 2017 I found out I have to have surgery to repair a tendon tear in my shoulder. I'm having the surgery in March 2018. So my attitude when I found out was to hell with it. I started dirty bulking and I'm happy with my gains of...

gaz2111‎, Yesterday 01:10 AM
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Diet Duration?? How Long Is Too Long?

I've been on my current diet now since the middle of October, originally starting when my body fat was 26% (dexa scan). According to all figures, my maintenance is 2500kcals. When I first started dieting, I dropped down to 2000kcals. Then 6 weeks after starting my diet I dropped a bit further down...

BillPhoto‎, 12-13-2017 01:09 PM
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Cool My 7 month progress pics - 35 years old with

I've been training for 7 months since February(so 9 months elapsed since Feb). I took 2 months in May and June as I was backpacking and kind of lost a bit of progress when I returned. Started at 173lb and now I am 179lb... 6'feet tall I got rid of a lot of fat and cellulite in the first 2...

stockriderman‎, 12-07-2017 02:46 PM
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Runner's Knee/Knee Problems

Hello All, I used to run quite a bit 10 years ago, nearly every day and for long distances and I never really had knee problems back then. In the past couple of years I began to have pain under the knee cap the day after doing HIIT sessions on the treadmill which could last for several days. ...

Polymorphist‎, 12-14-2017 03:24 AM
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looking for advice

hi all, looking for advice on how to proceed from here. I started exercise around august 2017 after 7 years of being super lazy and my fat % was around 38% , had all sorts of back pain , neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and even wrist pain from using PC way too much and sitting most of the...

husseiniakram‎, 12-06-2017 03:01 PM
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Question Beginner 45y need advices on programs please

Hello, I lifted since 1 year with little progress in muscle gain. I tried Fierce5 and 5-8 reps range isn't for me. I tried All Pro, 8-12 reps range is better on my joint so I was happy but I noticed full-body 3 times a week drains me. So I searched a good program for me that mimic fullbody...

lepou‎, 12-07-2017 03:55 AM
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Quick Intro

Long time reader, actually started with BB back in early 2000s, "lurker" if you will, and actually had an account but due to me being out of country and having a bad access to internet (for more than a year) kind of gave up on it. Briefly about me, male, 45 yo, Have been in and out of lifting...

SeptimiusSK‎, 12-13-2017 09:13 AM
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Favorite 3 Day a Week S/B/D Program?

I'm looking for suggestions for a simple program that runs just a few days a week and uses limited exercises. Squat, Bench, Deadlift are a must. Something more strength focused would be perfect (read: lower reps). I'm terribly deconditioned currently, so something linear might be a great idea. ...

itsagoodday‎, 12-10-2017 07:25 AM
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Front Squats substitution?

Is there a substitution for Front Squats? I have lower back pain the next couple of days every time I attempt front squats.

DND1999‎, 12-07-2017 04:42 AM
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Low Glucose Postprandial and Testosterone Reading Due to Low Carb Diet?

Hi, Lately, I had been feeling very low and that got me to my GP who suggested to take some tests done. Everything seemed fine except for two things: Glucose Postprandial and Testosterone readings which were 58 and 518 respectively. Glucose reading in fasting came 93 (Hba1c 5.5), which is normal....

udhaw‎, 12-12-2017 03:17 AM
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Workout for middle aged man

Hi, I am wondering if higher reps workout will be better for older man since we don't build muscles that easily compare to younger men. I was thinking of doing fullbody 3 times a week rather than split workout. Any testo booster would you recommend? Does anyone find multivitamin...

stn0404‎, 12-11-2017 03:58 PM
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4 Plate Deadlift PR !!!

I mentally could not force myself to lock my knees. The last time I hurt my back I locked my knees and something just tells me that it isn't necessary nor should it be done (at least by me) zOW8yVJebKo Starting off, this is all I ever wanted to be able to lift. So goal achieved. I could...

JediRN‎, 12-10-2017 03:47 AM
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Chest Day

I try to mix up my chest workouts every week. How often do you guys think I should mix in high rep training with heavy lifting for low rep sets? I usually try to do one high rep workout every four weeks. I have a 1RM of 375 on flat bench working towards my goal of 405. I saw good gains this summer...

njk411‎, 12-10-2017 05:07 PM
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How does your look change as you get older?

With the general population I see a huge decline in aesthetics, since bodyfat levels begin to run away, and muscle mass was never built to begin with. Thankfully we don't have nearly as much of an issue with those major aesthetic factors. But age affects everyone. I imagine BBers will still see...

AD1985‎, 10-18-2017 11:23 PM
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Low bodyfat, high visceral fat?

So, I went for one of those body analysis scans at my gym, just for ****s and giggles. I don't put too much weight on the results, but part of it got me thinking. I have lowish bodyfat, I reckon it's somewhere around 13-15%, but apparently (according to the scan at least) I have high visceral...

dreamopolis‎, 12-03-2017 03:00 AM
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Not Seeing Results, Need Help

I've been training for about 6 months now at home, only equipment I current have is a good pull up bar, dumb and barbells with a wide variety of weights and a good bench. I'm 34 going onto 35 shortly, 6' tall and currently 158lbs, my body type is skinny and not very muscular (Ectomorphs) but I've...

pasty64‎, 01-17-2017 05:10 PM
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2d vs 4d weekly training - Interesting study

Given all the buzz about high frequency training lately, this is interesting. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29216446/

ljimd‎, 12-08-2017 02:56 PM
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Need nutrition help

I'm trying to develop discipline in my diet to cut back on some body fat. I used to be 240 lbs. Now, I'm around 200 and much better. Problem is that the people I work for provide all the groceries and they get all the unhealthy stuff that is good. I've asked in the past for more healthy foods...

boydwgrossii‎, 12-06-2017 09:29 PM
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Protein intake and diet tweak

I am 11 months into my comeback after an almost 10 year layoff. I started my diet with a keto style then transitioned it into a Dave polumbo version but the last 4 months have been very traditional pre contest diet. Protein 210-240 grams Carbs 75-100 grams (all from either brown rice or sweet...

dragman72‎, 12-08-2017 04:59 AM
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Need advice.. Having trouble losing lower abdominal Fat.

A little background first. I will be turning 35 in less than 1 month and I recently made it a goal of mine to lose as much Abdominal Fat as possible before that day. I have been on a Keto diet for the past two weeks and working out with weights at home, with some results, losing about 3-4 pounds...

jamiedrchiro‎, 10-18-2011 10:53 AM
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Why am I not buidling muscle?

Hello, I am a 38 year old male 5'8". I lost a lot of weight prior to 2017 from 210lb to 118lb & became very skinny. I started at the beginning of 2017 weight lifting & clean bulking. I first started following a 3 day full body routine which I didnt enjoy as I am not too bothered about strength,...

bflare78‎, 12-03-2017 04:01 AM
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Cardio Bunny here. Body shape problems

Hey Everyone. This is my first post though I have been a lurker. I probably started the thread with the wrong title. I am/was a couch potato for the last 10 years that decided moving a bit more is a good idea and the easiest way I found without feeling overwhelmed is walking :) For the last...

Oldie100‎, 08-18-2017 08:12 PM
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