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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.


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
comment Arm size growth and halt
Lifting for hypertrophy requires a lot of work. The simple rules of getting stronger/bigger require that you stimulate your muscles in a way they are not used to in order for them to adapt. That can be as easy as adding weight, or as complex as cycling though different movement patterns for the same muscle. Both are used in bodybuilding, as well as changes in tempo, etc. You have to make your training more difficult to force adaptation.
Jul
1
answered Is my routine okay?
Jun
30
comment Arm size growth and halt
Supplements didn't cause your arms to grow. That was work you put in. Supplements simply supply what your diet lacks. Also understand that after the initial quick increases, further increase requires even more work.
Jun
27
answered How to overcome grip strength as sticking point for deadlifts?
Jun
24
comment Whey protein consumption leading to Celiac disease?
The specific resource reviewing different proteins is: schwarzenegger.com/fitness/post/…
Jun
24
comment Whey protein consumption leading to Celiac disease?
Check out this series: schwarzenegger.com/fitness/post/…
Jun
24
answered Whey protein consumption leading to Celiac disease?
Jun
24
comment Heart rate monitoring for crossfit
@Ben, the problem is the puck itself. As someone with a fair amount of chest hair, the idea of using the adhesive contacts are less than appealing. I personally don't want to "body sculpt" my hair--voluntarily or not.
Jun
23
answered Weakness & Lack of Strength
Jun
18
revised Shoulders tire during EZ-bar curls
add some formatting to make the answer a bit more scannable.
Jun
17
comment How much should I worry about eating more when exercising?
You can also use an online calorie tracker. They have all the food you would normally eat, and they calculate your daily macros from the food you've logged.
Jun
17
answered How much should I worry about eating more when exercising?
Jun
15
answered Squatting with bruised knee
Jun
13
comment Muscles shake irregularly during workout?
That's one very probable cause, but there's really not a lot to go on in your question. Do you have problems with shaking when you aren't working out?
Jun
10
comment What is the advantage of using Olympic plates over standard ones?
The current world record for deadlift is 1155 lbs / 525 kg, currently held by Strongman Zydrunas Savickas. It was using a special bar that could accept Hummer tires. However, there are Olympic bars that can handle more using traditional plates.
Jun
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
9
answered Will a full-body routine like this be effective for muscle mass gain?
Jun
5
comment Does strength training cause an increase in sleep?
If you are trying to gain muscle, you probably do need to eat more than you are right now. If you eat enough to gain 1 kg every 3 weeks, you should be adding more muscle than fat. (1/3 kg per week, or .75 lb per week if you prefer).