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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.


Feb
17
comment Mass doubling for a healthy man from marathon training (summer) to weight training (winter)? Normal?
This is a case where I think Wikipedia is a bit off. Sarcomeres and Sarcoplasm contain energy reserves, including ATP and glycogen stores. They tend to take up more space, so bodybuilders tend to emphasize that type of hypertrophy. Myofibrils contain Actin/Myosin protein pairs that perform contraction--i.e. the ability to generate more force. At least this is what I've read from various books. Admittedly none of those books are biology texts.
Feb
14
comment Just found a hemorrhoid. Should I lift this friday?
Not necessarily.
Feb
14
answered What is the effect of abs workout, without diet and cardio?
Feb
14
answered When is the best time of day to work out in order to take advantage of hormonal cycles?
Feb
11
comment Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
You can follow the progress here: updates.amiigo.co It does look pretty interesting, hopefully they will get their manufacturing working soon.
Feb
11
answered Wholegrains considered as slow digesting carbs?
Feb
11
comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
I also am mystified.
Feb
10
answered How do I improve my grip?
Feb
10
revised Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
added information about using a heart rate monitor for weight training.
Feb
10
answered Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
Feb
6
answered The best workout for defining muscles
Feb
6
answered Just found a hemorrhoid. Should I lift this friday?
Feb
5
answered Bulletproof coffee and green tea
Feb
4
answered Will drinking distilled water improve muscle definition?
Feb
4
answered Chest workout to decrease muscular chest pain
Feb
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What kind of exercises can one do to just lose weight but not gain muscles?
Jan
31
comment Mass doubling for a healthy man from marathon training (summer) to weight training (winter)? Normal?
You might be way overeating during your strength training. I highly doubt you are going to hit 120kg while staying lean unless you resort to steroids. Be more moderate in your food and you won't hit such wild swings in mass.
Jan
31
answered Mass doubling for a healthy man from marathon training (summer) to weight training (winter)? Normal?
Jan
30
answered elbow pain due to jerks
Jan
30
comment What kind of exercises can one do to just lose weight but not gain muscles?
@DanAndrews, I see your point. The dietary side of things is going to look awful similar. The exercise side of things is very different, though. I will say, training with my new coach I am losing fat while having some increase in my muscle mass. Gaining muscle and losing fat not impossible, nor is it slabs of muscle either. I've lost 9 lbs since October, 12 of which was fat. I'm not saying all 3 of those pounds were muscle, but some of it was. However, it's also not what the OP is looking for.