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I'm a software engineer.

I started training with weights seriously about three years ago when my coworkers got me into CrossFit. Before that I'd been seriously into yoga.

I am by no means an expert but I am continually educating myself on fitness, and training myself. My ideal physique is strong and "functional". I want it all: strength, power, speed, and endurance. The only sport I play is tennis.

BW: 180lbs Bodyfat: ~13-14%

Current best lifts as of Dec. 2013(in pounds):

345 back squat (ass to grass)
405 deadlift
145 shoulder press
145 overhead squat
225 squat clean
14 strict pullups

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comment How to keep your weight from rising (after lowering it) without a strict diet forever?
My ex-roommate lost about eighty pounds and achieved a normal body composition by eating a Wild Willy's hamburger and milkshake every day for a year. (And fasting at all other times). I'm serious. But, if you don't agree, that's fine. Post an answer and it to the mix. You're wrong, dead fucking wrong, but that's your prerogative.
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comment How to keep your weight from rising (after lowering it) without a strict diet forever?
I don't agree, @DrewStephens. I think calories in, calories out is one of the most well-established and reliable principles in all of the health sciences. Someone will always be ready to sell a book telling people the things they want to hear about dieting. That isn't a significant reason to believe them.
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answered How to keep your weight from rising (after lowering it) without a strict diet forever?
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comment How should I breathe when lifting?
That's not the Valsalva maneuver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valsalva_maneuver
Jan
25
comment Can you overtrain?
+1 for the links. I didn't know that overtraining was a controversial topic. The next time I hit a "dark time", I will try powering through instead of backing off.
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revised Is it necessary to do flat, incline and decline flys?
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comment Is it necessary to do flat, incline and decline flys?
@Doc Training six hours per day is not even close to the same thing as doing a single workout session that spans six hours of work sets. Also, in general, what the best strength athletes in the world are doing at the peak of their conditioning is basically irrelevant to what novice and intermediate lifters do.
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answered Is it necessary to do flat, incline and decline flys?
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revised On a 3x5 program, can I do 4x5 or 5x5 if I'm able to?
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comment On a 3x5 program, can I do 4x5 or 5x5 if I'm able to?
It's your vote, do what you want with it. That's a Rip quote though.
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reviewed Leave Open Can I cycle or run with shoulder niggles?
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