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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.


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).
Jun
5
comment Does strength training cause an increase in sleep?
It's a general approach, not a program. So basically each time you do chest/biceps you'll alternate one day volume, one day speed, and one day heavy. NOTE: for heavy you would only be able to do 2-3 reps at a time, but you make up for that by doing 3-4 sets. This approach should help you make your volume days a little heavier--which in turn helps in your quest to build muscle.
Jun
5
answered Does strength training cause an increase in sleep?
Jun
3
comment Doing wendler 5/3/1 daily
@LarissaGodzilla, you are correct about that. At least the strength portion of training.
Jun
3
answered Doing wendler 5/3/1 daily
Jun
3
comment Doing wendler 5/3/1 daily
Actually, Wendler tells you not to tinker with it until you've run it for a few cycles. He has a second book with all kinds of tweaks to the basic program.
Jun
2
answered How does stress affect results?
Jun
2
comment How does stress affect results?
It affects all of those.
May
28
answered Is this routine and diet good and should I continue doing it?
May
28
comment Is this routine and diet good and should I continue doing it?
That would be a lacto-vegetarian. And I've never understood why eggs are lumped in with dairy--particularly since chicken is not considered dairy.