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  • Good advice. I feel great, especially for 56, I...

    Good advice. I feel great, especially for 56, I really don't feel much different than 35. Thanks for taking the time!
  • Thanks for the reply... again I'll see my doctor...

    Thanks for the reply... again I'll see my doctor on Friday, but looking at age adjusted levels of free and bioavailable test (from the Mayo Clinic), my numbers are pretty much in range. My liver...
  • Thread: New DB press PR

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    Excellent!!! The link worked fine for me. You...

    Excellent!!! The link worked fine for me. You definitely had the 3rd one, but kudos to your buddy for not risking injury to you.
  • Why is that?

    Why is that?
  • My Testosterone Numbers: Total good, Free and Bioavailable low; SHBG High - Thoughts?

    Hello all - Just turned 56, never had my testosterone checked until now

    TESTOSTERONE, TOTAL, MS 735; Reference Range: 250-1100 ng/dL
    TESTOSTERONE, FREE 64.9; Reference Range: 46.0-224.0 pg/mL...
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    This is all great information, very helpful!!!...

    This is all great information, very helpful!!! Thanks!!!!
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    Thanks, I'll do that (and have done some research...

    Thanks, I'll do that (and have done some research already), but I would also like to hear about actual experiences, especially from guys in our age bracket
  • fantastic work! What were the numbers? 20 pounds...

    fantastic work! What were the numbers? 20 pounds in 4 months? Sounds like about a 500 calorie per day deficit, yes? How high did you keep your protein?
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    Looking for advice regarding creatine

    Hello all - Been training for many years, but never took creatine since I've heard conflicting things regarding its safety and benefits. I know I can read about it in 1000 places, but I was looking...
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    And I'm the exact opposite. 55, here, been...

    And I'm the exact opposite. 55, here, been training since I was 16, I have a ton of discipline, grew up with great bodybuilders (so I had good knowledge), and have a degree in Nutrition, but I am not...
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    You are correct in thinking that bench presses...

    You are correct in thinking that bench presses and shoulder presses work the triceps, and pulls work the biceps. This is called indirect work, and some folks do minimal (or no) direct tricep/bicep...
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    Absolutely. I’ve had rotator cuff surgery on both...

    Absolutely. I’ve had rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders, and both times I needed a bicep tenodesis because the bicep tendon was almost totally torn. I never felt pain when I curled, but I felt...
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    I'm hoping OP doesn't need surgery, but to answer...

    I'm hoping OP doesn't need surgery, but to answer your question matthewkelling, bicep tenodesis surgery detaches the injured bicep tendon from where it currently inserts in the shoulder and...
  • Thread: Frequency

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    What OP was referring to regarding what is being...

    What OP was referring to regarding what is being published as of late regarding frequency is that for natural lifters frequency is critical because muscle protein synthesis TYPICALLY ends at around...
  • I wouldn't worry, here's some reasons why: 1)...

    I wouldn't worry, here's some reasons why:
    1) here is quote from me 1 YEAR after surgery: "Been just about 1 year since the surgery: I assumed the shoulder would be "perfect" now but it's not. It's...
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    Assuming you are not being sarcastic, that is an...

    Assuming you are not being sarcastic, that is an old broism that is simply not true.

    Born again here also :-)
  • Hey TheFeeny - any update on you? I hit the 7...

    Hey TheFeeny - any update on you? I hit the 7 month mark and feeling really good. Probably 75% there. Still sore when I sleep on it, but other than that my strength is about 75-90% back depending on...
  • Yes, I have had setbacks that lasted weeks (with...

    Yes, I have had setbacks that lasted weeks (with this recent surgery and the rotator cuff repair I had 5 years ago on the other shoulder), which makes sense since the inflammation that is likely...
  • Surgeon says everything looks good. I told him...

    Surgeon says everything looks good. I told him about my pain when I bring my elbow above shoulder height and turn my wrist so my thumb is pointing down (like I am looking at my wrist watch). He did...
  • Thanks for great post! Lots of good info here....

    Thanks for great post! Lots of good info here. Yes I had full thickness tears on both shoulders, and bicep tendonesis on both shoulders. First surgery required 7 anchors, the second one needed 5...
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