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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
16
answered What is the best way to breath while benching heavy?
Nov
15
comment Push ups and (blood?) pressure?
Yes, as I mentioned, "this action is intensified...". Question: do you have a diet high in sodium, or have a large amount of sodium before attempting exercise? I only ask because the only times I have experienced similar symptoms is when I'm performing deadlifts on days where I happen to have a high sodium intake (like eating at 5 Guys burgers and fries).
Nov
15
answered Push ups and (blood?) pressure?
Nov
15
answered What is core training and who should be doing it?
Nov
15
answered Weights versus cardio, or weights with cardio
Nov
14
answered Why do compound exercises build more mass than isolation exercises?
Nov
9
comment Do fit or muscular people age better?
I think it is fact that you will lose muscle every decade, the question is whether the muscle loss is overtaken by the work you put in during that decade to build it up. For example the work I've put in over the past 6 months has increased more muscle mass than I am likely to lose (or have already lost) since I turned 30. However, the closer I get to my genetic potential, the more I will be fighting a losing battle. That could take me until my 50s to achieve--if I keep pushing in that direction.
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
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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.