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  • Thanks everyone! Thanks! No I didn’t get...

    Thanks everyone!


    Thanks!

    No I didn’t get rid of the lower belly fat completely. Here was my 2nd cut at my leanest, if you look around the naval you can see some of that “old man flab” that...
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    My wake up call was a skipping heart beat at 48...

    My wake up call was a skipping heart beat at 48 years old. Had blood tests and an ekg done and my doctor said it wasn’t a big deal and was fairly common but losing some weight was a good idea.

    I...
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    I have been using bands along with a few other...

    I have been using bands along with a few other exercises as part of that 20 minutes of shoulder rehab work. I have been doing shoulder dislocates using a band instead of a stick. Those are really...
  • 179 lbs, my heaviest weight in over 2 years!

    I was 179 lbs this morning with a weekly average of 177 lbs both of which are the heaviest in over two years. I am done with my winter gaining phase but instead of cutting to mid 160’s for summer...
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    I am just getting caught up a little on the...

    I am just getting caught up a little on the forum, nice job with the incline bench press! For the last month I have been starting off my workouts with 20 minutes of shoulder rehab exercises and my...
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    Grub gave some good advice and I personally just...

    Grub gave some good advice and I personally just reset or lowered all my weights by 10-20% to start working back up.

    Like others already said the tempo seems fast without full range of motion. ...
  • Thread: UGH Belly FAT

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    This is a bodybuilding site and many people have...

    This is a bodybuilding site and many people have physique and health related goals so of course they should be concerned with their diet!

    To the OP - I lifted in high school and just a little in...
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    Great numbers for incline bench especially for...

    Great numbers for incline bench especially for not doing it regularly. I think we talked about this before but I am surprised that your shoulder can tolerate incline barbell bench press better than...
  • Hi Dave, you have a better eye for noticing...

    Hi Dave, you have a better eye for noticing differences than I do and I bet you are right. My waist is 1/4” larger now at 174 than it was at 175 last May so I have to have a little less LBM.
  • Yes 52, so I look a lot older heh? Thanks. I...

    Yes 52, so I look a lot older heh? Thanks.

    I can only control my fitness, weight, and health which are all in check. I can’t control my hair that is thinning but far from bald. I can’t control...
  • LOL! Not necessary for general health or to fight...

    LOL! Not necessary for general health or to fight the battle against sarcopenia.
  • I think you will be fine to at least maintain. ...

    I think you will be fine to at least maintain. For those with limited equipment a phase of higher reps is probably not a bad thing and could even prepare you for some strong gains when going back to...
  • All this recent talk about Maintaining - Physique Update

    Several of us have recently talked about being in maintenance mode and even more so now with the COVID-19 shutting gym's down. I started lifting seriously at 49 years-old to get in shape and the...
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    That about covers the possibilities, well said.

    That about covers the possibilities, well said.
  • Thread: Progression

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    Keep it going man! You already received some...

    Keep it going man!

    You already received some great advice on progression. Periodization and staying a few reps away from failure while increasing volume by a few sets got me moving when I was...
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    First of all that is some great progress both to...

    First of all that is some great progress both to get to 160 and the gaining phase after!

    I think you are in a good position to do whatever you want. An 8 week mini-cut would definitely give...
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    Of course I was sore occasionally when I first...

    Of course I was sore occasionally when I first started lifting a little over 3 years ago. But when I went to a full body program and hitting each muscle group 3X per week I was never sore! I have...
  • Tracking Calories versus No Longer Tracking

    One of the first things I recommend to someone asking how to lose weight is to track their calories and adjust until the desired weight loss is achieved. Because it works! But for many of us who...
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    I personally do the same routine for a couple...

    I personally do the same routine for a couple months and then switch up a few of the exercises and do that routine for the next few months. You could adjust the bench angle setting occasionally and...
  • Thought I would give an update. Still lifting...

    Thought I would give an update. Still lifting full body 2 days per week at home with a 3rd day going to Planet Fitness for cardio on the elliptical and a few accessories like abs/curls/lateral...
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