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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

Jan
14
comment Overhead Squat Assistance Work
Oh, and I don't belong to an gym with bumper plates, so practicing the snatch is more difficult. Le sigh.
Jan
14
comment Overhead Squat Assistance Work
press: 145 jerk: 185-195 weight: 175 max OHS: 135 snatch: I don't work this lift. It's all down to the mobility issues I've mentioned. And it's not a near-term goal. It's something I'd like to accomplish this year, perhaps.
Jan
14
asked Overhead Squat Assistance Work
Jan
14
comment What is the optimal time to train in order to see gains in size and strength?
Title of question is misleading. It feels like it's going to be a time of day question, but it's not. Moreover, the actual question has been answered several times already.
Jan
12
comment How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength?
BTW I do want to echo something that Kate was hinting at. Which is, basically, that I think your program should be effective. If you stay with it for a few weeks I think you would see results on it.
Jan
11
comment How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength?
Also, I recommend reading a novice strength book. Even though I don't like his writing style, I followed Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength and it did what it said it would do on the cover. Can't ask for more than that.
Jan
11
answered How can I improve my training program to become leaner and increase strength?
Dec
30
comment My knees come together when I squat. Is this ok?
Your center of mass will be directly over some part of your feet or else you'll tip over. But it could be in the balls of your feet or it could be in the heels of your feet. It should be over the arch of your feet, slightly towards the heels rather than the ball of your feet, and it should be that way the whole time. The correct amount of lean is the amount of lean that causes the bar to travel in a straight line up and down over the arch of your foot slightly further to the heel than the ball. Usually the mistake is to take the weight in the balls of the foot.
Dec
22
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Dec
20
comment What should I do if I can't complete my program's prescribed workout?
So if you have to curtail Monday's workout by dropping 15% and then skipping the other exercises - do you try to do Monday's rx on Wednesday?
Dec
19
comment What should I do if I can't complete my program's prescribed workout?
@ Wayne Gimme a break dude. I've been rock solid consistent for 25 solid months and I had a bad day. Any serious lifter is going to have off days. And I've read PP, didn't see what I was looking for. Even if I had seen it, it would still be useful to hear other opinions on the general question.
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19
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