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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 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.
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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.
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answered six months and no major change in losing fat
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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.
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answered Avoiding banned substances
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answered How much stronger can you get as you get fatter?
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comment Boxing gloves for heavy bag - which ones?
I've updated my answer. Honestly, I've worked a canvas bag with bare knuckles before. I went for 8 rounds at 2 minutes each. No ill effects other than bloody knuckles from friction burns. That's why you use bag gloves.
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answered Boxing gloves for heavy bag - which ones?
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comment What is the most optimum way to get best results out of protein shakes?
You can manage time by super-setting. The last 4 exercises can be done back to back in one set. Rest 2 minutes in between. That collapses 12 sets into 3 super-sets. That also brings total rest time down to about 24 minutes.
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answered Why am I gaining weight?
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comment What is the most optimum way to get best results out of protein shakes?
Completely doable. Here's one example of a bodybuilding focused program with compound lifts: bodybuilding.com/fun/… Typical time in the gym will be roughly 1 hour give or take 15 minutes.
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comment What is the most optimum way to get best results out of protein shakes?
What I'm strongly suggesting is that you keep compound movements in with the rest of your work. A whole day devoted to biceps seems a bit much to me, particularly since you can have a leg day, an arm day (triceps and biceps), shoulder and back day, etc. Biceps make up 2/3 the mass of your upper arms. It only makes sense that the work should be scaled accordingly.
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answered What is the most optimum way to get best results out of protein shakes?
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answered How can I ensure I am working the muscles in each leg equally?