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Lifting stats as of 12/18/11:

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


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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.
Oct
17
comment Simple tips for preventing hunger?
I disagree with the off-topic assessment. Hunger-management seems related to weight loss/body composition, which is on-topic.
Oct
17
comment Bodyweight Exercise Resources
This would be a better answer if an overview of your recommended routines were given. The links to the books and to your website can be given as a follow-up for more detail, but should not "linkwall" the actual answer.
Sep
22
comment Afraid of dropping weight plates on feet
heh - don't hold the plates over your feet!
Sep
17
comment Troubleshooting “Body By Science” workout
@Ben Nope, I threw this out as bunk a long time ago. I think that Berin is onto something: maybe this could work for a novice. However, almost anything can work for a novice, so I am not a believer.
Sep
1
comment Building muscle and trimming fat at same time? bulking/cutting phases?
As a beginner, you probably CAN lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. Consider barbell training (squats, deadlifts, presses) to replace some of the isolation exercise I infer that you're doing - and I would do the weights before cardio (else you're too tired out to really build strength). Good luck!
Aug
4
comment Replacement for chicken breast for high protein?
Often you get what you pay for. Quality matters.
Jul
9
comment How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
I suspect there are way, way too many confounding factors to answer this in vivo. What is your current electrolyte balance (not just sodium, but all of them)? How hydrated were you? How quickly is that sodium digested, and in what form? How hot is it outside? How much will you sweat? I think you get the idea...
Jun
7
comment Losing weight by fasting every other day?
@JohnP I don't think it has to be about "exercise" per se to be on topic. Body re-composition is fair game.
May
23
comment Weight training without putting on fat
What are you eating?
May
21
comment Dumbbell lifts vs Smith Machine lifts
Maybe time to join a new gym! :-X
Apr
23
comment Is once-per-week training enough for building muscle
Yes, I've read the book and he definitely did not mean 1 day of exercise and 6 of rest.
Mar
5
comment Best information to keep in a exercise journal and how to keep it
+1 for good old-fashioned paper and pen. I experiment at times with different apps, spreadsheets, but the notebook has been a constant "master" for the data.
Feb
12
comment How to make a flat stomach within a month
+1 I buy it. Even the "biggest" abs aren't visible with fat over them, and less-developed abs can still show definition if the layer of fit is thin enough.
Feb
12
comment Wholegrains considered as slow digesting carbs?
It was re-opened because because of the "weight loss" part. That falls under body composition, which is on topic. The community may vote to close if it seems too tangential, but moderators are going to be hands-off on this one.
Feb
9
comment Burning biceps productive?
Regarding DOMS (the burning that you mention), you may find this question helpful.
Jan
31
comment Does not starting with the empty bar in StrongLifts 5x5 really hinder your ability to add weight every workout?
Great point regarding soft tissue - that can rapidly become the bottleneck, as well as injury risk.
Jan
29
comment What kind of exercises can one do to just lose weight but not gain muscles?
Even if you gained no muscle at all (baffling, I agree @LegoStormtroopr), simply reducing the fat in your skin will increase definition.
Jan
29
comment Metallic taste/smell with exertion
Not sure in your scenario, but as one possible clue metallic taste is often a sign of being in ketosis. If you'ved burned off any available blood sugar during your push, perhaps there's a common cause?
Jan
29
comment Is this a suitable diet for weight loss?
The question is how to alter his diet for weight-loss. Seems on-topic to me; body composition is already in-scope.