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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 October 2013, I'm able to lift:

  • Squat: 455lb
  • Bench: 275lb
  • Overhead press: 170lb
  • Deadlift: 505lb

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


6h
comment hip and oblique muscle imbalance
No. That would be too far. I just want to make sure the leg supporting the weight is doing the full amount of work. If you go too far, you are putting too much strain on the joints and connective tissue.
11h
comment hip and oblique muscle imbalance
@SwatiPriyadarsini How deep are your BSS? If you are not getting your thigh parallel to the floor, you may not be doing enough work to even out the imbalance.
18h
comment hip and oblique muscle imbalance
I described the approach that Jim Wendler prefers, and there's a few other guys in that world that prefer to do it this way. I've found the approach works well for other single limb work I've done.
20h
answered hip and oblique muscle imbalance
Apr
19
comment Does Jack3d Micro increase Metabolism?
My only point is that unless you can say without a doubt, saying that they use banned ingredients without qualification might not be considered libel (due to lack of proof). Your second statement is indeed a very fair assessment, and is warranted.
Apr
19
comment Does Potassium Deficiency Really Cause Cramps?
@JohnP, wouldn't kinesiology (the study of kinetic movement) be the wrong branch of science for determining the cause of cramps? If improving your hydration fixes the problem, then wouldn't that be enough for a layman's understanding of cause and effect? I don't think there is simply one cause of cramps, and they are simply a symptom of something else going on in the body. Hence the list of multiple potential causes.
Apr
18
answered Does Potassium Deficiency Really Cause Cramps?
Apr
18
answered Why am I earning more nikefuel than other people?
Apr
17
comment Does Jack3d Micro increase Metabolism?
NOTE: Jack3d Micro is USP Lab's offering after removing the DMAA product from the shelves and voluntarily destroying their current stock at the time. jack3dmicro.org/ingredients
Apr
17
comment Need help for workout, supplement and nutrition
It does look like the OP is looking more for bodybuilding style workouts. The BBB could work, or it might be better for the main work assuming he selects weights heavy enough to make that a challenge.
Apr
17
comment Need help for workout, supplement and nutrition
Using ratios for body weight to lifts really inflates the reasonable numbers for people who are overweight. It works for light weight people, because it's far less effort. Wilks score takes these things into consideration.
Apr
17
answered How do pre workouts provide energy?
Apr
16
awarded  gym
Apr
15
comment Which is the best exercise technique for different ages?
The answer is simple: ABCD for 12345. I'm assuming "gym" is inclusive of strength training which is beneficial for every age group.
Apr
15
awarded  cardio
Apr
14
comment How do pre workouts provide energy?
It really depends on the supplement and the placebo affect. Examine.com will boil down all the supplements and the studies that have been done on them so you can understand a) what effects will happen, b) the relative strength of that effect, and c) how good the studies were that gave that result. Also food for thought: gregnuckols.com/2014/02/26/…
Apr
14
comment Calorie calculation, consumption and side effects of minimum intake
BMI is a statistical measurement for populations, applying it to an individual doesn't account for the individual's true body composition. The question is, where do you want to finish? You might hit BMI and still have the lower belly pretty close to the same. BTW 5'11" and 165 is a BMI of 23.0 (normal).
Apr
14
comment Calorie calculation, consumption and side effects of minimum intake
The BodyWeight * 24 didn't specify the units, so that is a big factor here. It could be as much as 2.2x off.
Apr
14
comment Calorie calculation, consumption and side effects of minimum intake
Also, what is your starting point and goal?
Apr
14
comment Calorie calculation, consumption and side effects of minimum intake
the calorie calculation suggestion, was that based on total pounds body weight? If so, make sure you convert your body weight to pounds first (~2.2 lbs per kg).