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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.


Feb
23
answered Doing squats with a medicine ball - Is it a good thing?
Feb
23
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Feb
21
answered Form Check on Squats: Elbow Tension
Feb
21
comment Strength training weightlifting workout routine
To adapt to the stress of the training. Essentially, if you increase your weights on a schedule, you'll know if you didn't adapt because you won't be able to get your desired reps at that weight. Beginner programs make 5lb increases every session. Intermediate makes 5-10lb increases every week. Advanced makes 5-10lb increases every 3-6 weeks (depending on the program).
Feb
20
answered Strained my neck and feeling pain
Feb
20
answered Is my current diet good for strength building?
Feb
20
answered Strength training weightlifting workout routine
Feb
18
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Feb
17
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Feb
16
comment Fine tuning meal and exercise plan to improve muscle growth and fat loss
It still looks like you are eating too few calories for all the work you are doing. I provided alternative types of conditioning that complement resistance training. You'd be surprised how quickly you'll burn calories with these alternatives as well. You may try barbell complexes (think superset without putting the bar down). It's light weight, but grueling, and can also accelerate burning calories.
Feb
15
answered Should I add more protein to my diet to avoid muscle loss?
Feb
15
comment Is the book “Wheat Belly” credible?
First, the question is whether this is an observational study or a clinical study. If it is merely an observational study, then it's results should be viewed with skepticism. There is evidence to show that grains have anti-nutrients which pull nutrients from your body. There is also evidence that we consume far too many carbohydrates in general. However, to assign the blame solely on the shoulders of wheat is unfair.
Feb
15
answered Fine tuning meal and exercise plan to improve muscle growth and fat loss
Feb
15
comment Is eating rice everyday healthy?
Rice doesn't have a lot of nutritional value, but as a grain white rice is least damaging to your body. It's macronutrient makeup is primarily carbohydrates. nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5712/2
Feb
15
answered Training the legs and Muscle growth
Feb
15
comment What weight dumbbells should I buy?
Light is whatever is easy for you. If you can lift 10kg without problem for all your exercises go for it. I've seen some kids try and use 3.5kg and it was too much for them--at least for the exercise they were trying. You'll have to try it out before you buy.
Feb
14
answered How can you tell that you are eating enough to build your muscles?
Feb
14
answered Are dumbbells alone enough to build strength?
Feb
14
answered What weight dumbbells should I buy?
Feb
13
answered Worthwhile to cross-train while preparing for half-marathon