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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

Dec
19
asked What should I do if I can't complete my program's prescribed workout?
Dec
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
17
comment How does wiggling your fingers activate your fast twitch muscle fibers?
+1 for the video
Dec
17
awarded  Critic
Dec
16
revised Light-headedness after squats
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Dec
16
comment Light-headedness after squats
I updated the answer to remove the work "vasoconstriction". I think that's what you're taking a stand against, and since it doesn't matter whether we use the word or not, I got rid of it.
Dec
16
revised Light-headedness after squats
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Dec
16
revised Light-headedness after squats
how to breathe
Dec
16
awarded  Commentator
Dec
16
comment What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?
@DaveLiepmann Well, if someone wanted to ask about a complete weights routine, I would jump in there ;).
Dec
16
answered Light-headedness after squats
Dec
15
comment What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?
@DaveLiepmann I don't feel qualified to take a stab at this. I am really a neophyte to the fitness world and am continually being introduced to new modes of excellence. I could only repeat what other more qualified people have said in books. Maybe if someone defined "general fitness", but I don't even know if that's possible.
Dec
13
comment What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?
I really like this one. For the Luddite workout, I wanted to mention a few things specifically. The Tabata protocol for sprints is proven effective for hypertrophy and conditioning (8 repetitions of sprint 20s, rest 10 seconds). A great high intensity conditioning workout is AMRAP (as many repititions as possible) burpees, for somewhere between 5-15 minutes. Finally, there are several arm balances from the floor which can build upper body strength & total body flexibility without weights. "Crow pose", "Scale pose" and "Firefly pose" are good ones.
Dec
13
answered My knees come together when I squat. Is this ok?
Dec
10
revised Do Different Bench Press Variants Build Muscle Differently?
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Dec
10
comment What additional exercises do I add to the Madcow 5x5 program?
BTW, I just realized that you have a big-ass benchpress and a relatively light squat. It might actually be true that you can't annihilate your legs with a 5x5 sets across. You might be in a weird situation where you need periodization to progress your bench but your best squat and deadlift gains would come from linear progression (SS/SL).
Dec
10
revised What additional exercises do I add to the Madcow 5x5 program?
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Dec
10
answered Do Different Bench Press Variants Build Muscle Differently?
Dec
10
answered What additional exercises do I add to the Madcow 5x5 program?
Dec
10
comment What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?
I agree with Informaflicker. This question is waste of time right now.