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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
1
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
1
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
1
answered Are calories the only important aspect of a diet?
Sep
1
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
31
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.
Aug
31
answered How to Get Bigger And Stronger with no gym or weights
Aug
31
answered What are normal pace ratios for different activities?
Aug
31
answered Could cyclic eating help us to keep our metabolism up?
Aug
31
comment I missed a Starting Strength workout and squats are getting intense - should I change my schedule?
Sparafusile does have a good, longer term answer. However, I think there is some confusion with @matt with the purpose of a beginner program and when it is no longer appropriate. Basically, when the linear gains from increasing lift intensity every session is no longer sustainable, you need to move to an intermediate program. Intermediate programs have periods of relative rest that the OP would benefit from. I believe he is ready to move on.
Aug
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on muscle tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on squats tag wiki
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Aug
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comment P90X Protein Portions
NOTE: you can get the minerals and vitamins from multi-vitamin supplements.
Aug
31
comment P90X Protein Portions
That's the long and the short of it. It also costs more than meat in most cases.