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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.


May
1
comment calorie counting?
If he's in a dorm at college, there is no kitchen available to him for cooking. But as you say, there are solutions. One of them is seeing if you can get nutritional info from the campus cafeteria if that's where you're getting the most of your food.
Apr
29
answered Is it better to keep a fixed bed time or waking up time?
Apr
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
27
awarded  Yearling
Apr
27
comment They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities like me?
Excellent! Avoiding all the detriments of sitting around all the time just requires you being active in any way you can. It's easier to do when you find things you enjoy doing.
Apr
25
answered Weight lifting always leading to illness
Apr
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Weight lifting always leading to illness
Apr
25
answered They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities like me?
Apr
25
comment They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities like me?
The most important thing is that you do something active regularly. There are some exercises that will be impossible for you to do with what would constitute "good form", but there are still plenty of exercises you can do given your disabilities. It's just that traditional cardio might not be in the cards.
Apr
24
answered I am 5 ft 6 and 56 kilos. best work out routine for me to get a flat stomach
Apr
23
comment hip and oblique muscle imbalance
No. That would be too far. I just want to make sure the leg supporting the weight is doing the full amount of work. If you go too far, you are putting too much strain on the joints and connective tissue.
Apr
22
comment hip and oblique muscle imbalance
@SwatiPriyadarsini How deep are your BSS? If you are not getting your thigh parallel to the floor, you may not be doing enough work to even out the imbalance.
Apr
22
comment hip and oblique muscle imbalance
I described the approach that Jim Wendler prefers, and there's a few other guys in that world that prefer to do it this way. I've found the approach works well for other single limb work I've done.
Apr
22
answered hip and oblique muscle imbalance
Apr
19
comment Does Jack3d Micro increase Metabolism?
My only point is that unless you can say without a doubt, saying that they use banned ingredients without qualification might not be considered libel (due to lack of proof). Your second statement is indeed a very fair assessment, and is warranted.
Apr
19
comment Does Potassium Deficiency Really Cause Cramps?
@JohnP, wouldn't kinesiology (the study of kinetic movement) be the wrong branch of science for determining the cause of cramps? If improving your hydration fixes the problem, then wouldn't that be enough for a layman's understanding of cause and effect? I don't think there is simply one cause of cramps, and they are simply a symptom of something else going on in the body. Hence the list of multiple potential causes.
Apr
18
answered Does Potassium Deficiency Really Cause Cramps?
Apr
18
answered Why am I earning more nikefuel than other people?
Apr
17
comment Does Jack3d Micro increase Metabolism?
NOTE: Jack3d Micro is USP Lab's offering after removing the DMAA product from the shelves and voluntarily destroying their current stock at the time. jack3dmicro.org/ingredients
Apr
17
comment Need help for workout, supplement and nutrition
It does look like the OP is looking more for bodybuilding style workouts. The BBB could work, or it might be better for the main work assuming he selects weights heavy enough to make that a challenge.