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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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answered Does the ease of downhill running cancel out the extra work of uphill running?
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answered How can I train for a 5K while strength training with StrongLifts 5x5 and minimizing detrimental effects on either?
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comment Will weight training stagnate growth in a teenager?
For more information, check out this article as well: exrx.net/WeightTraining/Weightlifting/YouthMisconceptions.html
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answered What are exercises for better posture and flexibility?
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Nov
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answered How much am I undercutting gains if I slack on protein?
Nov
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comment I seem to lose muscle size quickly if not working out for some time. Why?
Same source says recovery is the first thing to detrain. And note there are 2 types of hypertrophy. Which one did he say degraded first?
Nov
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answered What do I do when I see people at the gym doing exercises wrong
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answered I seem to lose muscle size quickly if not working out for some time. Why?
Nov
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comment What did I do wrong to get exercise-induced lower back pain?
Do you have any rest days? Form problems can cause all kinds of issues, as well as carryover from one exercise to the next. You also need to let your body recover from work.
Nov
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comment How long can I fast without losing muscles?
I don't know of any studies about that per se. However, do know that getting stronger does require muscles to grow. There's two types of hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic (what bodybuilders want) and myophibrilar (what power lifters and Olympic lifters want). That is a result of the type of load you put your body under (your workout). The rules surrounding recovery (including nutrition) are the same.
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answered What is the optimal training time for a combined weight training and cardio workout?
Nov
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answered How long can I fast without losing muscles?
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answered How can I change weights quicker on spinlock bars
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answered Does stretching interfere at all with strength gain or injury susceptibility in resistance training?
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answered What is the best way to breath while benching heavy?
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comment Push ups and (blood?) pressure?
Yes, as I mentioned, "this action is intensified...". Question: do you have a diet high in sodium, or have a large amount of sodium before attempting exercise? I only ask because the only times I have experienced similar symptoms is when I'm performing deadlifts on days where I happen to have a high sodium intake (like eating at 5 Guys burgers and fries).
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answered Push ups and (blood?) pressure?