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I'm a regular over at http://ironstrong.org, started lifting weights regularly in April 2011 after I lost 85lbs of weight. I started modestly, with just the bar on most exercises, and as of April 2014, I'm able to lift:

  • Squat: 455lb
  • Bench: 290lb
  • Overhead press: 170lb
  • Deadlift: 520lb

I'm still improving, both in the amount I can lift, and removing the amount of fat I'm carrying around.


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answered Squat progressions
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answered “Tricep Dumbbell Kickback” causing fatigue pain in back side of shoulder
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comment Which parameters define a well-balanced full-body strength training program?
It's when your training matches your goals: your emphasis. If you compete, you get better at the competition lifts. If you are trying to increase the size of certain muscles, those muscles increase. It all boils down to your training emphasis. That will necessarily change over time, but I really don't know how to make it more clear than that.
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comment Which parameters define a well-balanced full-body strength training program?
I added to my answer to help with these questions. The more your training plan supports your training emphasis, the better it is.
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revised Which parameters define a well-balanced full-body strength training program?
added information to address further questions.
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answered Which parameters define a well-balanced full-body strength training program?
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comment Will drinking room temperature water or drinking ice cold water hydrate you more effectively?
As long as you are drinking water, and it's a temperature you can tolerate, it will hydrate you just the same.
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answered How to aid recovery as I get older (& try to get fit again)
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comment Toning jiggly loose muscle
Sounds like a good plan. Could it be muscle and fat? Sure. Of course relaxed muscle isn't going to be as firm as tensed muscle. The lower body work you have planned looks good.
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answered Would I benefit from protein shakes?
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comment Would I benefit from protein shakes?
As an addendum to this, protein shakes are good when you are on a diet and need to keep the protein up and the calories down. That's the primary purpose they serve.
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answered Replacement for chicken breast for high protein?
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comment Doing Strength training everyday
I meant the opposite. Cycling is better than running when you mix them with weight training. Due to the impact you get with running, it adds to the overall training fatigue. Cycling on the other hand is very low impact, and even though it is tiring it has a lot lower affect on your overall training fatigue.
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answered Losing body fat
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answered effectiveness when interleaving parts of workout