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    I think I was 40 at my first meet. It was a lot...

    I think I was 40 at my first meet. It was a lot of fun, you should do it as well!

    Its a very supportive community.

    Best of luck!
  • If you want to be small and skinny that routine...

    If you want to be small and skinny that routine will work. Otherwise use one of the beginners programs found in this forum. Dont worry, you arent going to blow up with muscles overnight. Or even...
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    Do it your way. Not much difference.

    Do it your way. Not much difference.
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    His encyclopedia of bodybuilding is great except...

    His encyclopedia of bodybuilding is great except for those bs routines he posted that he never did.

    For a long time Arnold did variations of 5x5 workouts, and you should to.
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    As a beginner you are still so much better off...

    As a beginner you are still so much better off doing a full body workout 3 days a week. That way you hit every body part more than under your plan.

    And if you are a beginner, you dont need 14...
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    Whats better than better sore is getting better...

    Whats better than better sore is getting better workout from workout. Something to be said about not killing yourself and getting hurt the first week back after a 13 year lay off.
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    OP< dont listen to people advocating squats,...

    OP< dont listen to people advocating squats, kettlebell swings and farmers walks for an 81 year old for goodness sake. Basic machine circuits are all he needs. At this point its about holding on to...
  • So why are you asking us? Sounds like you are...

    So why are you asking us?

    Sounds like you are broken mentally and looking for an excuse not to compete in MMA.
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    Yes, if you lift weights over a long time, put on...

    Yes, if you lift weights over a long time, put on a lot of muscle, and then completely quit working out and do some magical "calisthetics" routine you will lose a lot of that muscle mass.

    Its not...
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    bout 350.

    bout 350.
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    Deadlifting in running shows may take off 5...

    Deadlifting in running shows may take off 5 pounds off your 1RM, while running in Chuck Taylors or other more deadlift appropriate shoes may impact your run worse than that ;)

    On the bright side,...
  • Step 1. Get proper sleep Step 2. everything...

    Step 1. Get proper sleep
    Step 2. everything else.
  • want to pile on the train like an athlete not a...

    want to pile on the train like an athlete not a bodybuilder bandwagon. Because you are doing so much on the bike, you should keep your workouts failry short and focused on building strength. ...
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    dude, take that stuff to misc. Outright trolling...

    dude, take that stuff to misc. Outright trolling and hostility will get you sent to the ban shed. Since you have never stalled in your life I look forward to your appearance at the next WSM...
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    The problem is if you are doing a FBW workout...

    The problem is if you are doing a FBW workout 3x/week you need to factor in rapid recovery and not go balls to the wall every workout so you can be ready for teh enxt workout and maximize your...
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    most 5 x5 sets are about 75-80 percent, which...

    most 5 x5 sets are about 75-80 percent, which isnt too heavy for abeginner. 80% of 135 isnt the same as 80% of 450.
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    This is all in your head, or rather, you didnt...

    This is all in your head, or rather, you didnt warm up properly in colder weather.

    Gravity does not depend on temperature.

    To quote Henry Rollins, "200 pounds is always 200 pounds" .
  • Generally DBs >> barbells >> machines in this...

    Generally DBs >> barbells >> machines in this regard.

    With DBs you need to make certain you pick a weight that isnt so heavy you cant stabilize it and it causes worse shoulder issues (ie keep the...
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    5x5 isnt heavy. Its when younger lifters try to...

    5x5 isnt heavy. Its when younger lifters try to heavy singles that they screw up and get hurt. (that also applies to older lifters)
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    good point

    good point
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