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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 Is heavy compound lifting enough for cardio fitness?
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comment why can't I do push up or pull up?
Notice, I said at least once or twice a week. Obviously, if push ups and pull ups are all you are doing then frequency is king. If it's part of a more comprehensive strength building plan, once or twice a week is sufficient.
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answered Power rack outside / 5x5 workout during winter
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comment Power rack outside / 5x5 workout during winter
I might add you have to make sure the equipment stays dry, or gets dry. Moisture will rust the equipment, and make it harder to hold on to. I train in my garage year round, and while it can get really cold, it's bearable.
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answered why can't I do push up or pull up?
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answered Wondering about workout “rythm”
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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.