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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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comment Losing stomach fat without losing weight
Keep your bulking down to about 3 lbs per month (1.25 kg per month). That should help you not gain body fat, but still support muscle growth. By my estimations, you should be able to ~190 lbs lean mass, so if you set a cap for yourself at 220-225 lbs you'll be in a good spot with that much lean mass.
Mar
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awarded  Revival
Mar
3
answered 5/3/1 Assistance work for deadlift and OHP
Mar
2
answered Do I need to change my work out routine every so often?
Feb
26
comment Different in exercises between two 100pushups sites
Being generally active will help you stay healthy. 100 pushups is a lot of hard work, and will likely put some bulk on your arms. The biggest thing is that you find something that helps you stay motivated. A program like this can be a good idea as you have a goal you are working towards.
Feb
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answered Different in exercises between two 100pushups sites
Feb
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awarded  Enlightened
Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
19
answered Stronglifts Adaptation Questions
Feb
18
comment Is it harmful not to wear an underwear while running?
Some critical thinking about running and free hanging testicles should be all you need on that one. Same issues for women and other parts of their bodies.
Feb
18
comment Is it harmful not to wear an underwear while running?
I doubt you'll find such a thing. The biggest problems have to do with sweat and chafing. Sometimes undergarments provide just enough of a buffer to minimize those things. In either case, if you are already chafed then sweat will only make it worse
Feb
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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comment Getting fatter with weight training
There are several trackers that make this chore easier. For example: My Fitness Pal and Livestrong My Plate. I highly recommend using one of them as they can also give you a running tally so you know where you are.
Jan
30
comment Accurately Calibrated Plates
@boiky, I found some in the UK: wolverson-fitness.co.uk/… Unfortunately all I know is that they post their tolerances. I have no information on their reputation or independent reviews.
Jan
28
comment six months and no major change in losing fat
Progressive overload just means you are pushing yourself more and more over time. As I mentioned in the bullet there are several ways of doing that. If you get more reps with the same weight, you've increased. If you cut your rest times and did the same work, you've increased. If you add more weight, you've increased. Rest times are just one thing you can manipulate for your training.
Jan
26
answered six months and no major change in losing fat
Jan
21
comment What activity level do I choose when starting out?
Everything written here is pretty good. I might recommend starting with "Sedentary" for calorie calculation purposes, and adjust up if needed. All too often, people have an activity 5 days a week, but don't realize it's not the type of activity that warrants all those increased calories. Initially, they may not physically be able to do the kind of activity that those higher multipliers require. There's a big difference between hitting the treadmill 5 days a week and drilling for a team sport 5 days a week.
Jan
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awarded  body-fat
Jan
18
answered Avoiding banned substances
Jan
17
revised How much stronger can you get as you get fatter?
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