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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

5'11", 215lbs, SQ/BP/DL = 435/275/500


Dec
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
10
revised Improve overhead press with cleans
edited title
Dec
9
comment Can Starting Strength be done by women realistically?
Make sure you're eating enough. If you are dieting, Rippetoe would say You're Not Doing The Program.
Dec
7
comment Taking Protein powder with Artificial sweeteners?
Agreed, as it stands: should you stick to natural powders for what reason? If you think there's a performance tie-in, then it would fit here, but it appears to be about general health concerns, which is not in scope for this site.
Dec
5
comment I am on the Atkins diet and weightlifting everyday, what is this doing to my body?
Just don't confuse low-carb with low-calorie. Though you may find you do lose some fat, SS is a strength program, NOT a weight loss program, and you'll hamper your results if you don't eat enough.
Nov
23
comment What are some ingredients in this protein powder that may negatively effect my health?
Questions about general health and nutrition when not directly concerning exercise/fitness are off-topic for this site.
Nov
23
awarded  Custodian
Nov
23
reviewed Reopen Should I have run faster during the race, or was I just more motivated than the others
Nov
23
reviewed Reviewed What are good cardio exercises for a one legged man?
Nov
23
revised What are good cardio exercises for a one legged man?
Tried to parse this for better readabiity
Nov
16
awarded  weightlifting
Nov
15
answered What are the pros and cons of board bench pressing?
Nov
10
answered Hack for fixed dumbbells
Nov
7
comment How do gymnasts and dancers remain so slim, yet so agile and strong?
Agree with both these points, however the main points of this answer are correct - weight and specific practice are key. I can speak as a former 200lb wanna-be gymnast (I was once the worst vaulter in the entire NCAA! :-))
Nov
2
comment When starting weights, do I need to take breaks?
Excellent answer. It's amazing how much progress you'll be able to make (in everything, not just strength) with one of those barbell programs and reasonable nutrition. Toss out the "routine" - looks like a giant time-waster!
Nov
2
comment When starting weights, do I need to take breaks?
Don't go into this with a "though not by much" attitude. You want to be as strong as you can be, and shooting high will get you to "normal" much more effectively. Good luck!
Oct
30
comment Can someone who takes steroids get muscle mass even without lifting?
The data shows me that steroids are required for building tricep mass!
Oct
30
comment Can someone who takes steroids get muscle mass even without lifting?
Tiny quibble: mood altering (i.e. roid rage) may be a myth - claim by Bigger Stronger Faster (interesting video on facts & myths of steroids)
Oct
30
comment Can I skip carbohydrates altogether?
I don't have a reference handy, but as an inspiration for another answer I would look into correlations between very low carb intake and lowered testosterone.
Oct
22
comment How can I remove the security tag that holds shoes together?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about fitness.