36,557 reputation
12995
bio website ferrousmaverick.blogspot.com
location Washington, DC
age
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen 13 hours ago

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.


Jan
13
comment Insomnia caused by Glutamine or other Supplements?
When are you taking them and when do you go to sleep? It could be other ingredients in the mass gainer causing this issue. Many supplements include caffeine to help you power through a training session.
Jan
12
answered What can a fitness coach do for a hobby athlete?
Jan
12
answered Become strong without spending money
Jan
12
answered Are there any nutrients that I should supplement as a pescitarian?
Jan
11
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
10
comment Sore after work out - can't straighten arm
Based on the information available, it's possible it's a muscle spasm that needs a bit of massage to clear up. A LaCrosse ball can work wonders as you use it to massage the surrounding areas.
Jan
10
answered Should standard, non-rehabilitation exercise routines target smaller individual muscles?
Jan
9
answered Kickboxing as a fitness plan?
Jan
9
answered What difference do the number of sets make?
Jan
6
answered What are the differences between Paleo and Atkins diets?
Jan
6
comment What does it mean to “boost your metabolism”?
Conditioning is an encompassing word that includes sprints, running, swimming, biking, or anything that increases demands on the energy systems that feed your muscles. It's short for metabolic conditioning, but depending on your goals you can aim for endurance (marathon running), or more anaerobic performance (basketball, sprints, football, etc.).
Jan
5
answered What is the proper procedure for showering in a gym locker room?
Jan
5
comment What does it mean to “boost your metabolism”?
Not necessarily, but it is one of the quickest ways there. Many people do body-weight exercises and can build respectable muscle mass doing that. Additionally, the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has more to do with conditioning than weight lifting.
Jan
3
answered exercises for serratus and oblique muscles?
Jan
3
comment What's the point of the weekly 2-day break in Starting Strength's programming? Can a novice just skip that?
That is correct. The same source does say that as you progress, you will require more and more time to recover. Eventually the 48 hours won't be enough. I also have found that friends are less likely to surprise you with opportunities that affect your training time when you have a consistent week to week schedule.
Dec
30
answered What are the dangers of doing push-ups incorrectly?
Dec
29
answered How does Zumba Fitness 2 calculate the calories burned?
Dec
28
answered What's the point of the weekly 2-day break in Starting Strength's programming? Can a novice just skip that?
Dec
27
answered How do I warm up my biceps?
Dec
27
answered How should I Lift and eat so I can Gain Weight?