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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.


Nov
9
answered Do fit or muscular people age better?
Nov
9
answered Four day training for strength
Nov
9
answered Is growth of a muscle limited to the size of the opposing muscle?
Nov
7
answered Good fitness strategies for an ectomorph
Nov
7
comment What are the Single or Two ply powerlifting suit benefits?
No (or very little) carryover from suited lifts to raw lifts. However, there is carryover from raw to suited. This is why Dave Tate recommends most training without the suit until you really need to. The suit is providing assistance, so you are using less of your own strength at the beginning of the concentric phase.
Nov
7
answered What is preferred: 300 non stop jogs or a brisk walk for 15 minutes?
Nov
7
answered What are the Single or Two ply powerlifting suit benefits?
Nov
6
answered Absolute Beginner in Weight Training
Nov
6
answered Knuckle vs. palm pushups
Nov
2
answered What exercises can I do to recover my left hand's grip strength?
Nov
2
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
2
comment How can I determine my recommended daily caloric intake if I know my BMR?
The estimate was based on what the treadmill at my club was telling me based on my heart rate, weight, etc. And yes, I'm a heavier guy. It's very possible the treadmill was estimating high.
Nov
2
comment Calorie consumption dilemma: strength vs fat loss
I don't find it particularly hard to do that with food. Greek Yogurt is a high protein snack, chicken packs about 25g for every 4oz of meat, fish packs near 40g per 4oz of meat, etc. If you feel you need to supplement, it's an effective way to raise your protein with only a few Calories (make sure you don't have the bulking powders).
Nov
1
answered Calorie consumption dilemma: strength vs fat loss
Oct
25
answered Is drinking extra milk a viable method for increasing my daily protein intake?
Oct
20
comment Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
The answer is already long, sometimes its hard to choose what not to include.
Oct
20
comment Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
Yes, my stance was too wide. I had some pain as my hips were essentially grinding. It's the first and only time I've stalled on squats when I wasn't going for a personal record. The pain was enough to just kill my energy.
Oct
19
comment Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
I changed the links to go directly to my youtube videos. The commentary I got in the original links on IronStrong was also very helpful. Sorry about that.
Oct
19
revised Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
change links directly to form check videos