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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 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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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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Question on IF

Not sure where to post this... I am starting Intermittent fasting but only doing 14 hours to start. I have to ease in some. I have watched many videos and more, but I cannot seem to get answers on certain pieces. I know I am not going to bulk up really doing this, but my question is related to...

ghirardello‎, Today 05:40 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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Hi. New to the forum and seeking advice

Hi Guys, My name is Chris and I'm 45 yes old. I have been in and out of training since the age of 12, first as a 400m sprinter and later on in my mid twenties turned to weight lifting. Due to having a family and career commitments from mid thirties up to a year ago I was mainly looking after...

ChrisDomain‎, 02-15-2020 08:13 AM
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Hard time gaining muscle mass

I recently had 5 week lay off because I had to have surgery. I started off, for example, lifting 25 lbs dumbbells for the shoulder press and was able to increase weight gradually until I was lifting 40 lbs dumbbells. Which is heavier than my presurgery maximum. However, my muscle mass did not...

Arthur8383‎, 02-16-2020 09:42 PM
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Body fat / physical health

Hi, I’m 37 and have been going to the gym regularly for around ten years. I’ve always had an issue with belly fat that I’ve never really been able to get rid of. I have mainly been doing full body workouts - although I have changed occasionally I have pretty much worked: Deadlift Some...

424‎, 02-07-2020 01:17 AM
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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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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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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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Getting back in, advice on program please?

I posted a long intro in the "Introduce Yourself" section, so I won't make this as verbose. I'm looking for feedback if you guys would be so kind. I'm 37, 5'11", 187lbs, 24% BF I have got away from strength training, but gotten to where I have a fast 5k, I can hold my own in HIIT, play...

VitalitySeeker‎, 02-13-2020 11:59 AM
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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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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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Umbilical Hernia. Can I still lift after surgery

I've had a small umbilical hernia for a while and lifted with no problems. It recently got bigger, started hurting, and became strangulated. I was able to avoid emergency surgery because it popped back in while I was in the emergency room. I still have to schedule surgery soon though. Will I...

floridamane‎, 02-10-2020 08:09 PM
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43 and looking to return - seeking any input or experiential advice you guys got

Been retired from the military about 3 years now and aside from adding on a good 15 pounds near the end of my career rising to about 233, I am now living large at 263 having gained another 30 retirement pounds. Not that it is a good excuse, but in 2012 my first son was born with another in 2014 so...

AFTERMATH77‎, 02-10-2020 09:19 AM
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2 year update, some training questions

I’ve been following starting strength* with some good results, but the * is part of my question. Overall I’ve gained a lot of strength, some weight but not too much. I’m happy considering my age (46) and tendency to be a hard gainer. I’m 5’11”, now 168 pounds. Bench reps are at 190, deadlifts at...

middleagedSF‎, 02-06-2020 01:44 PM
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Two-Day Split

Hi guys. New to the forum but not to lifting. I'm a BJJ purple belt grappling about three times per week right now. My job is pretty physical and I work about seven days per week. I usually lift three times per week but need to switch to twice per week for a while until my life gets...

FoolsFire‎, 02-11-2020 02:06 AM
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Exclamation Losing weight/dedication/lifestyle changes ..at age 44 (with medical issues)?

Hi all, Been a lurker here for several years on/off but never really serious about it. I'm 205lbs currently and ideal weight is around 175lbs (from what I remember during my younger athletic days). I have thyroid disorder which stabilized after 3 years (some of the weight gain was off that...

ssingh1975‎, 02-04-2020 12:42 PM
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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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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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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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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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Shoulder problems

I've had shoulder impingement in both shoulders for a year or so. I was training 6 days a week and 7 months ago I tore my bicep in the shoulder. I stupidly tried to train through it and tore my rotator cuff in the same shoulder. I started training again after 4 months after finding out the root...

LeeDrury1978‎, 01-25-2020 04:16 AM
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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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Post Just started up 3 weeks and a day ago.

OK so I'm sure some of you may judge me I hope not. Years ago I was in great shape. I did boxing, Thai boxing, grappling, I lifted weights, I was a 10 to 12% body fat at one point, 5 ft 8". So last year and a half I ended up with a bad coke problem, very bad, I almost lost everything...

BritMat‎, 02-06-2020 02:16 AM
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Rotator Cuff Surgery again.... this time the other shoulder

I had extensive rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder 5 years ago (required 7 anchors). It feels great now, but took 18 months to really feel good. On February 28 I go back in for the left shoulder. In both cases, the shoulder got worse and worse over time, it wasn't a single episode or injury....

tkdnj‎, 02-05-2020 11:25 AM
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