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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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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 09:12 AM
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The Truth About Kettlebells

I've dabbled with kettlebells here and there, but not really at all in the last 10 years, however from what I know about what they can do from experience and what I've been seeing lately, most folks who have been on serious kettlebell routine only, meaning "strongfirst" certified type instructor...

LWW‎, 01-27-2020 03:28 PM
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Questions from a beginner female lifter

Hi all Last week my personal trainer had me lift barbells, for the first time ever in my life. I did (Everything 3x 10 each) squats with 45 lbs Overhead press 20 lbs Bentover row 20 lbs Chest press 20 lbs

Thatdarndragon‎, 01-23-2020 07:23 PM
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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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Cannot get comfortable in bed!

This is a problem that has plagued me for the last year or so since lifting: I cannot get comfortable in bed at night. All of my life I've slept on my front with my hands under the pillow, but now when I do this at least one of my arms tends to go numb (pins and needles). I also like sleeping...

MrCarrot‎, 01-11-2020 02:10 AM
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Sugar "bulking"

Just sharing an idea I am going to try. I am long past the day where I can measure 'progress'. I have to look at my training from a yearly standpoint and even then, things are hard to see. Looking back at this past year, I essentially did nothing. My accomplishment was staying in the gym...

induced_drag‎, 12-14-2019 12:00 PM
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Hook grip for deads rocks?!

Today after weightlifting workout I did some clean style deadlifts and some chest work. Since Im training oly lifting, I used no belt, raised heel shoes and hook grip. I was really surprised I could comfortably hold mid 4s with no discomfort. Definitely recommend folks try it. Nice alternative...

drudixon‎, 01-11-2020 12:34 PM
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Testosterone and Creatine Levels.

So I have my full annual physical with blood work and had my testosterone level checked for the first time ever. My test level is 768, I'm 49 years old. The range on the print out read: Testosterone Total/LC/MS/MS 250 - 1,100 ng/dl Is this range good for my age? Also my Creatinine...

adamgentile‎, 02-12-2020 07:10 AM
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Lessons learned in a decade of lifting

Thought I'd close the decade by sharing a few things I've learned, many of them right here on this very site. Just over 10 years ago, I was a smoking, boozing, lost person. A whopping 6' 148lbs. Through this journey I've learned how to love myself and appreciate all that life has given me. A lot...

drudixon‎, 12-31-2019 04:36 PM
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Clean bulking for 44 y/o - seems that all goes to belly fat

Intro: I am 181cm tall (5.94 ft) and almost 44 yrs old. After neglecting my body for 8 years, I returned to the gym in Oct 2018 and did 1 year of cutting + return to proper nutrition eating around 2200-2300 kcal on average. In Oct 2019 I dropped the bf to 13-14% and dropped to 76kg (167.5 lbs) or...

torentas‎, 02-03-2020 04:06 AM
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Growing calves - what's your sweet spot?

The most stubborn body part for me to even show some growth has always been the calfs. I have slow twitch muscles and discovered high reps do nothing for me. I used to be a long distance runner and played lots of basketball growing up, always had skinny legs and calfs. I have found...

adamgentile‎, 01-07-2020 07:01 AM
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How to size clothing and should I exchange my new jeans?

A bulk adds 15 to 20 lbs. A cut loses 10 to 15 lbs. How the hell to choose clothes sizes? I ride bikes a lot in the city and my pants are all getting shredded in the crotch. I ordered a pair from Swrve. Some stretch, got slim fit (not skinny lol). They are a bit tight in the waist, and thighs...

jademonkey‎, 02-07-2020 09:33 PM
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Doing the minimum (...or what the heck happened to grubman?)

It would be extremely arrogant of me to have expected anyone to notice I haven’t been “active” on the forums for 3 1/2 months. But this morning I took the first pictures in that time, and felt an “update” and “explanation” might be interesting. So, while I have many other interests, Lifting...

grubman‎, 01-13-2020 07:53 AM
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Fat, Older, Tired and Work in A Factory. How Do I Fix This?

I'm way over 35. I'll be turning 46 in March. I wish there were an over 45 forum, I looked but didn't find one. I hear a lot about it is really hard if not impossible to build muscle as a middle-aged man. To make matters worse I work in a factory on an assembly line, sometimes 12 hours a day. If...

SundayRain‎, 01-18-2020 08:03 PM
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Motivation Question

I know the obvious answer is everyone is different, but I started working out and changing my eating habits big time March 2019. I was rolling along, slimmed up, noticeable muscle gain, etc.. feeling great, feeling better than I have in so long. The cold came along and all of a sudden slowly I...

ghirardello‎, 01-13-2020 05:46 AM
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38F, new to lifting! Newbie questions (Oh no!)

So at 38 years old, I decided I needed to change my life. I've recently lost 35lbs doing keto diet and light exercises. Now I am stuck at my current weight and decided to kick it up a notch. or several notches. I've hired a Personal Trainer, and he threw me on the Barbells. I've never, ever...

Thatdarndragon‎, 01-18-2020 08:30 AM
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Cement Mixer Knees

To start, I'm 43, severly overweight with edema in my legs (fluid retention), and while I've had a desk job since September 2016, I had consistantly worked retail from late August of 1992 through early June of 2016 with jobs bookending my time in retail also having me doing a ton of walking. I also...

BJoe‎, 01-11-2020 07:32 AM
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Questioning My Rep Ranges

Hey everyone, So I know the power of progressive overload, and believe in constantly increasing reps/weight. I'm wondering however about the relationship between lifting to failure and reps per set. I assume most of you have wondered about it to. My topic is twofold. Let me explain: Let's...

AndyMac499‎, 02-20-2020 10:34 AM
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Recommend me a shoulder workout

I'm fairly satisfied with my overall health/fitness, but my shoulders are dis-proportionally small. Give me some ideas for good shoulder routines. I'm 5'10" 168 lbs and 38 years old. I do a 3-day gym split: chest/triceps on day 1, back/biceps on day 2, and shoulders on day 3. These are spread...

crash1181‎, 01-24-2020 11:23 AM
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jeans/shorts that fit good

Does anyone know where I can find shorts and/or jeans that are made to fit someone with large thighs and a fairly small waist? Levi's 560 was a good fit until they stopped making them. I tried Levi's 559 which don't fit quite as good. Every other jeans I try on have to have a waist so big in...

Frankk‎, 01-11-2020 07:03 PM
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Oh what’s this thread about? Looks interesting!

S’up? If you want to waste some time reading interesting facts you’ve come to the right place! Ok, here’s the first one: Tom Hanks is a bit of a crazed typewriter collector. According to the beloved actor, he’s purchased over 80 of them from around the world since 1978. ‘Why?’ you might ask....

JaymzJ‎, 01-17-2020 03:05 AM
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Anything after 6 months in FIERCE 5?

Hey Guys, I've been doing FIERCE 5 for 6 months now: 2-3/week, increasing weights consistently. Hope it's not too early to ask - but do you see any trace? Wasn't very strict on diet, I'm afraid.... Please tell what you think/see. FIRST 2 pics - September 2019 LAST 2 pics - TODAY Thanks...

xpete‎, 02-15-2020 02:52 PM
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Deadlifts destroyed my knees

I am pretty disappointed right about now . I have atrial fibrillation and normally can only do about 8-135 before I have to rest . I keep a chair close by so I can collapse in it as my oxygen saturation goes south . Well a week ago for some reason , maybe because I’ve been working out more...

MajorTendonitis‎, 01-22-2020 01:54 AM
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Current BF estimate

Hi guys, been awhile. I have been attempting a slow bulk on 3500 cals for the past couple of months while running a german volume training cycle. What I have noticed is that my level of leanness appears to be far from what it was despite only adding 2 pounds to the scale in 2 months. I started at...

meloncap78‎, 01-30-2020 02:45 PM
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Are the 2 consecutive days rests per week necessary for full body workouts?

Example is the SL 5x5 which is 3 times per week which will give you a 2 consecutive rest days per week and will give you around 13 workout days per month. How about I modify it to alternating days? 50:50 ratio which is workout day then rest day. It will give me 15 workout days per month and 15 rest...

Gleendel‎, 01-24-2020 09:05 AM
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Age is just a number. No such thing as 'too old' or...

...'too young.' My son is 9. My wife and I don't force our children. We merely give them options and guidelines. But when Andrew expressed interest in Weightlifting... Boom! He also set a 45-lb Clean PR. dob1FwVcG10

NorwichGrad‎, 01-05-2020 12:13 PM
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