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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.


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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
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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.
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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.
8h
answered How do pre workouts provide energy?
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awarded  gym
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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.
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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).
Apr
13
answered Can starting regular exercise cause a breathing issue?
Apr
12
comment Does someone sell latex-free jump stretch/exercise looped bands?
Unfortunately, I think they are going to be out of luck for the power bands. Every last brand that I've seen are latex based--probably due to the superior support that particular type of rubber has for the purpose. Other types of rubber will not be strong enough or have enough stretch.
Apr
11
answered Why perform chin-ups/pull-ups to failure on Starting Stenght?
Apr
11
comment Am I misunderstanding the recommended daily protein intake? I find it impossibly high
I don't like the GOMAD (Gallon of Milk A Day) approach. Yes, it gives you protein, but you will gain fat--particularly if you are over 70kg total body weight. It's best to use varied foods to reach your protein needs.
Apr
10
comment Am I misunderstanding the recommended daily protein intake? I find it impossibly high
Looks a lot better!
Apr
10
answered Does someone sell latex-free jump stretch/exercise looped bands?
Apr
10
comment Am I misunderstanding the recommended daily protein intake? I find it impossibly high
The biggest thing I think you are having an issue with is not paying attention to the serving size when you get your protein figures.
Apr
10
answered Am I misunderstanding the recommended daily protein intake? I find it impossibly high