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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 07:16 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 08:12 AM
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Lifting after 40: maintain or progress?

Should lifters change their routine after 40, and adopt a more maintenance-oriented mindset, or keep trying to progress? I know they say heavy compound lifts in the 3-5 range is where it's at for keeping your testosterone levels high etc., but what about injury prevention, joint and vascular...

bropheus‎, 06-10-2020 09:15 AM
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lockdown worrying signs ?

Im really hoping that the symptoms ive been getting lately can be put down to my leg workouts over the years and tight muscles etc... But lately ive been struggling to walk the length of me, ive not worked out since the lockdown and pretty much been working from home eating and sleeping... but...

fendertele‎, 07-11-2020 02:19 PM
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Powerlifter decides to cut.

I've posted on here occasionally. I mostly lifted for size and strength since 15 years of age. I competed in powerlifting meets, set a state record some years ago in bench press (WNPF) as a lifetime natural. I always wanted to get bigger and stronger, didn't care about 'looking lean'. I'm...

Episteme‎, 07-10-2020 04:26 PM
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12 weeks out at 53

I had last competed in 2009 , and since had a hip replacement and got very fat! In June of 2019 I saw a picture of just how far I had fallen , and immediately got back in the gym. I have been hitting it hard for a year, with a slight break like everyone because of covid! But am excited to be 12...

jscan1‎, 07-09-2020 08:19 AM
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How to resume mass gains?

For 5 months I was gaining 0.5lb/week, of muscle (a bit more in total mass), consistently, and then I got mentally and somewhat physically fatigued (when attempting to move from 3/week to 4/week) and switched away from Strongur Phase II workouts to Fierce 5...both adapted to dumbbells, due to...

ClimberTrav‎, 07-10-2020 10:54 AM
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3 days rest going to hinder progress?

I am a novice lifter, apart from some lifting in my 20s I have not done anything for the past 12 odd years..I am currently trying to lose weight and gain muscle at the same time. start weight 310lbs current weight 270lbs. I eat approx 2k calories a day. I have been weight lifting for about 8...

RandyMcFlab‎, 07-06-2020 11:57 AM
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UK gyms reopen maybe July?

No date but rumour is gyms in UK reopen July if all is well. The uk's trade association for gyms ukactive has guidance which is fairly vague https://www.ukactive.com/covid-19 but does have specific things such as workout towels banned, 3m squared per person and obvious things about cleaning....

OldFartTom‎, 06-13-2020 07:42 AM
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When you get an injury do you stop weight training until it heals or work around it?

I have tendonitis in both my right elbow and right knee. Have for years. Tried PT but nothing's helped so far. When you feel pain do you simply work around the injuries and avoid doing movements that hurt while continuing weight training or is it best to stop weight training all together until...

Wendal‎, 06-30-2020 04:18 PM
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Advice for recovery from work

I am a custodian for a school, now with this whole covid thing, I have been doing all types of physically intense jobs, I come home almost daily, and I can hardly lift my arms. It is a job, not like working out at a gym where I can let my muscle recover for 24 - 48 hrs. No, I have to be back at...

Faithbuilders‎, 06-27-2020 01:25 PM
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Keeping going as you get older

Hi all Wanted to create a post to understand how you keep training as you get older? I'm 48 and I've been training since I was around 14, so a decent stint. Obviously with age I expect things to get more difficult, but recently I'm struggling to recover between sessions and I get lots of...

nkilmart‎, 06-06-2020 05:37 AM
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Skinny fat - 174lb and 25-30% body fat - I don't know how to fix this

I'm male, 37 years old (I don't know why my profile says 50), I'm 174lb (12st 6), I'm 5'11 in height and from looking at example pictures on the internet I would estimate that my bodyfat percentage is somewhere between 25-30%. I'm weak and if I stand sideways and let my stomach go I look pregnant. ...

adam6798‎, 07-08-2020 10:24 AM
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Overtraining way too easily

Im stuck in really low numbers and I cant go more than 4 weeks without "over training syndrome" even when Ive reduced my weekly volume to something that is completely minimal. Piss away 1-2 weeks to recover, then youre right back to where you started. Make progress back up and stall again at the...

StillbornSoul‎, 06-20-2020 03:37 PM
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Struggling with building strength, stamina, and endurance

I am 42m, 5'11". I don't look my age according to most, but I have been severely overweight for a number of years due to unhealthy eating habits, depression, and life's circumstances. Over the last 18+ months I have dropped around 60-70 lbs through healthy eating and cardio. Progress stopped a few...

felyasocal‎, 07-02-2020 03:05 AM
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Heavy weights cause unbearable pain in my wrist

Mark here, I'm 38 years old. Now, when I try to lift heavy weights i feel unbearable pain in my wrist and sometime stiffness. A friend of mine recommended me to use copper gloves. I have researched on google and some of the information. Some people are highly supporting it and some says it don't...

marktucci‎, 06-26-2020 10:32 PM
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degenerative disc disease?

the short of it- pretty much new to lifting, did it for a good while 5-6 years ago but getting to a gym w/ family and work was too much after a while. So i bought a Covid home gym and am lifting and plan to continue. 13 years ago I ruptured a disc, it healed as well as it could but back pain has...

ENCBBQ‎, 06-26-2020 09:57 AM
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Going off blood pressure meds

Got the all clear to go off my Bp meds. I should probably ask this in a different forum but for those who were on bp meds and went off, what can I expect? How did you guys feel? Any body changes? Or anything weird that you noticed? Thanks

paycheck‎, 07-03-2020 08:42 AM
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Foam Mattresses for low back pain?

Anyone bought a foam mattress from costco? Di you buy the complete set? or just the mattress? Can you tell me what brand it was ? and how was it sleepwise?

chilon1‎, 05-05-2009 02:58 PM
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Can anyone recommend a weight trianing program for someone with bad knee and elblow?

I have tendonitis in both my right knee and right elbow. Both have been this way for years, it's not real bad, I can more or less work around it until (or if) they both heal. Can anyone recommend me a good training program with such injuries? Could I do Fierce Five and simply make substitutes?...

Wendal‎, 06-30-2020 12:51 PM
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Glute Activation Journey...for funsies

I just had my first workout ever in which I was able to split squat 2x50 dumbbells, all the while my knee tracking perfectly, and not wavering. For me, this was huge. I started with a 95# squat and 315# deadlift. In hindsight, I can say that my deadlift was straight leg; after correcting...

ClimberTrav‎, 06-30-2020 12:55 PM
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6th month of “minimum”...I dunno guys

So, I’m into my 6th month of doing a “minimum“ workout that takes me 30 minutes, 3 days a week...so 1 1/2 hours a week total. I’ve totally stopped monitoring diet. I generally eat healthier than most, but there’s been plenty of junk too. I just eat whatever when I’m hungry until I’m satisfied. ...

grubman‎, 03-01-2020 07:41 AM
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DB handles

I am looking for good quality DB handles (screw type). No cheap garbage with loose fitting collars etc. good quality machined steel. Price isn’t really an option. Google Just returns CAP BB junk and the likes.

meloncap78‎, 05-18-2020 02:30 AM
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Deloading Properly

I've hit the wall on the barbell row (70kg) and the overhead press (52.5kg) and I can't seem to push past these amounts no matter how many times I deload. Am I doing it wrong? Once I fail to hit 5x3 in a session I'll take 10kg off for the next session and slowly build up by adding 2.5kg each...

oaktownabroad‎, 06-28-2020 07:52 PM
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Angry What are these dots on my back ?

i. imgur. com/2OngPg8. jpg Hello, I have these two dots on my back but cant say what it is. I've seen a similar case on a person in a small fitness forum in my native language but nobody has been able to identify the issue (the guy has 4 of them, 2 on the left and 2 on the right), that's why I...

bakhamnoy‎, 06-16-2020 06:52 AM
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Body Composition Scales - drop in muscle, up in fat?!?

Hi, I’m looking for some advice please. I’ve always been strong and sporty (I’m short and put muscle on easy) and been doing a lot of powerlifting. With lockdown, I’ve changed focus (no gym access). I’ve been eating healthy, working out, using Fitness Pal on a calorie deficit and biking...

VikingMermaid‎, 06-26-2020 05:11 AM
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8-Week Intensity/Volume Experiment

While recently listening to an older Pavel podcast, I heard him say how most of the time Russian lifters are using 1/3 to 2/3 of their max reps. So even if they could lift a particular weight 9 times, most of the time they're only lifting it 3-6 times. I almost always lift one set to near failure...

Payton1221‎, 06-27-2020 11:46 AM
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