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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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revised Pendlay Row: It doesnt connect the lats
add clarifications
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answered Pendlay Row: It doesnt connect the lats
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answered Losing 1.5 stones in a week healthy?
Jul
25
comment i nearly fall asleep during the day - why?
If you feel refreshed in the morning, then it is likely you are fine in the sleep department.
Jul
24
answered Improve overhead press by clean'ing
Jul
24
comment i nearly fall asleep during the day - why?
What you are describing is not normal. Something you may want to check is your eyesight. It's not out of the question to have a small ocular imbalance causing fatigue with detail work like reading. Also, a sleep study might be in order. If you are in bed for 7-8h a night, but your sleep is not restful due to apnea or other issues, that can explain it as well.
Jul
23
answered calorie restriction connection to muscle building
Jul
23
comment calorie restriction connection to muscle building
@LarissaGodzilla, isn't "Tori" a woman's name. I think the numbers you've listed work for a man with those dimensions, but for a woman would be somewhere around 1950 Calories. 1400 Calories would be a 1 lb a week deficit in that case.
Jul
23
answered Effect of exercise on overall heart rate
Jul
23
comment Does sitting for longer hours really have an effect on the body?
That is a good question. I think the answer that @meanderingmoose gave is very appropriate.
Jul
23
comment Chewing refined grains - good or bad?
@meanderingmoose, BINGO! Any difference that chewing makes will be meaningless in the grand scheme of things. Maybe 1-2 Calories to be generous.
Jul
23
answered Chewing refined grains - good or bad?
Jul
21
comment Do accurate strapless heart rate monitors exist?
It's looking like with the second generation of the technology that the fit problems plaguing sports with wrist rotation are greatly improved. Many of the HRM watches are using Mio's sensors.
Jul
20
answered Do accurate strapless heart rate monitors exist?
Jul
18
comment Is there any equipment/method that might help growing height?(20 yo male)
Got a source for "heavy weight training in adolescence and negatively impact growth"? From what I've read, the impact of increased natural testosterone and IGF-1 production while a teen is still growing affects bones as much as it does muscle. However, once growth is done (somewhere around the early 20s) the hope of taking advantage of that is gone.
Jul
18
answered Gain Mass: High weight and low reps OR low weight and high reps
Jul
15
comment How many reps are ideal for increasing muscle mass?
In all honesty, there isn't that much contradiction. The rep ranges are all over 6 reps and more. Volume is a big component of improving size, rep ranges are only a part of the solution. We are still learning more about hypertrophy and the best ways to improve it. The go to guy for hypertrophy research would be Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, who both lifts and studies.
Jul
14
answered Migraine-like headache day after heavy squats
Jul
14
comment Substitute powerlifting exercises for healing wrist injury
What's the nature of the injury? Is it a repetitive stress injury (tendinitis, carpal tunnel, etc), or an impact injury (sprain, break, bruising)? What movements cause pain, and what's the nature of the pain (dull and steady, sharp and intermitant) etc.
Jul
11
comment Working out same muscle group two days in a row (or before full recovery)
I highly recommend reading the rest of it. It includes some helpful hints based on when I ran Smolov.