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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 October 2013, I'm able to lift:

  • Squat: 455lb
  • Bench: 275lb
  • Overhead press: 170lb
  • Deadlift: 505lb

I'm still improving, both in the amount I can lift, and removing the amount of fat I'm carrying around.


Sep
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answered Do muscles discriminate against the type of micro-tear?
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it true that you can eat anything you want within 15 minutes of working out without putting on weight?
Sep
6
answered How is it possible to use a higher percentage of our theoretical strength?
Sep
3
answered Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Sep
3
comment Where do I start when finding/creating a fitness program for myself?
I started with Stronglifts and did that for 12 weeks, then switched to Starting Strength. The problem isn't the program, it's the guy promoting it. Last time I suggested someone give SL5x5 a try Medhi tried selling them a few videos that quite frankly weren't for their ability level yet. You get a better foundation of good solid knowledge with Starting Strength.
Sep
2
answered Risks of extreme soreness
Sep
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answered An odd day of little calories
Sep
2
answered Where do I start when finding/creating a fitness program for myself?
Sep
2
answered Is there an effective body core temperature regimen that includes capsaicin?
Sep
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on running tag wiki
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on running tag wiki excerpt
Sep
1
answered Maintaining wrist flexibility while working on wrist strength
Sep
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comment Is there an effective body core temperature regimen that includes capsaicin?
Protein as a macro-nutrient is more thermogenic, which means it requires more energy to process. Particularly when you have more than your body needs, it is a very slow and energy consuming process to turn it into glycogen. It's a property that bodybuilders exploit to help build muscle and hopefully burn some fat in the process. As to body-temp regulation I just don't have any data on that.
Sep
1
comment Is there an effective body core temperature regimen that includes capsaicin?
I honestly wouldn't even now where to begin on something like this without finding a bunch of old wives tails and misinformation. My gut tells me it might not have been the capsaicin acid that caused the difference. Perhaps try the pre-exercise meal you used on the 30-mile right without the hot sauce just to make sure it wasn't the higher protein content in the eggs first.
Sep
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answered Strengthening neck and shoulders to hold weight on my head
Sep
1
comment Does alcohol affect a diet?
See my answer to this question: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/2475/…
Sep
1
comment Are calories the only important aspect of a diet?
Right, that's a recent change forced by the overwhelming evidence of the need for protein. However, I'm not talking about the plans themselves, but what most people who follow the plans tend to do (my mother being one of them).
Sep
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answered Are calories the only important aspect of a diet?
Sep
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comment Dangerous to use barbell squat without padding?
I have no idea. She isn't the only woman I've seen squat with such good form, though.
Aug
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comment How to Get Bigger And Stronger with no gym or weights
I'm inclined to agree with you @Dave. I was attempting to demonstrate how you can maximize body weight only work. We are in definite agreement that we would need to increase the weight in order to improve strength/size after a certain point. A point I am guessing will come very quickly. The OP seems to be more interested in size than strength, so sets of 12 would be in order there.