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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.


May
13
comment I still have stomach fat despite losing so much weight I can see my ribs. How can I get rid of it?
Describe the contents of "worked out". The diet worked fine, but you might need to change what you are doing for exercise.
May
13
answered Heart rate monitoring for crossfit
May
10
comment Benefits of Squatting from bottom position as rest position
Bottom up squats and pause squats are very useful at building squat strength and correcting form problems. Big thing is to make sure you get a deep breath and brace before standing up if you start at the bottom position. If you don't you risk injury from not starting in a strong braced position. That's the primary reason I would recommend bottoms up for intermediate or advanced lifters.
May
6
comment Maximum fat loss and fat burning workouts?
The full study will have the details of the "moderate exercise" protocol. It will most likely some sort of cardio based exercise like a treadmill. By the reading of the excerpt, it appears that once you exceed the maximum fat transfer rate the body starts consuming fat free mass to compensate. I can't say for sure without paying $40 for the full text.
May
6
comment Maximum fat loss and fat burning workouts?
I do know this much: don't consider the body to fit the second law of thermodynamics very well. The problem is that the body has a bunch of interconnected systems, so simple math only gets you in the ballpark to a certain degree. The confounding factors you sited can affect the rate of fat loss as well.
May
5
comment Workout and Supplments for fast results
As to the supplements in your possession, you can use them up for now, although I would slow down the Vitamin C to 1000 mg a day. You'll find that a number of those supplements have minimal effect. Educate yourself by going to Examine.com and see what the supplement is supposed to do for you and what appropriate dosing should be.
May
5
comment Workout and Supplments for fast results
15 rep sets are fine, but use the heaviest weight you can muster for 15 reps. The biggest thing is that full body movements incorporating your largest muscle groups will do the most for body transformation. Chest is important, but don't neglect the legs (which were conspicuously missing in your description of the program).
May
4
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May
4
answered Workout and Supplments for fast results
May
2
comment martial arts for SLE Patient
What's SLE? Is it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemic_lupus_erythematosus or something else here? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SLE
May
1
comment calorie counting?
If he's in a dorm at college, there is no kitchen available to him for cooking. But as you say, there are solutions. One of them is seeing if you can get nutritional info from the campus cafeteria if that's where you're getting the most of your food.
Apr
29
answered Is it better to keep a fixed bed time or waking up time?
Apr
27
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Apr
27
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Apr
27
comment They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities like me?
Excellent! Avoiding all the detriments of sitting around all the time just requires you being active in any way you can. It's easier to do when you find things you enjoy doing.
Apr
25
answered Weight lifting always leading to illness
Apr
25
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Apr
25
answered They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities like me?
Apr
25
comment They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities like me?
The most important thing is that you do something active regularly. There are some exercises that will be impossible for you to do with what would constitute "good form", but there are still plenty of exercises you can do given your disabilities. It's just that traditional cardio might not be in the cards.
Apr
24
answered I am 5 ft 6 and 56 kilos. best work out routine for me to get a flat stomach