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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.


Jan
20
answered Do I need to gain weight if I'm overweight? (Starting StrongLifts program)
Jan
19
answered Are small workouts worth the time?
Jan
19
comment How to accurately measure muscle mass versus body fat?
I'm not thinking in terms of raw accuracy. I'm thinking more in terms of consistency. Just a little difference in hydration can have a profound affect on the percentage that the device shows. And that can be affected by how dry the air is in your house, how much you drank (or didn't), etc.
Jan
18
comment How to accurately measure muscle mass versus body fat?
fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/262/… NOTE: bio-electric impedance devices are notoriously inaccurate--particularly for athletic people (even with the "Athletic Mode").
Jan
18
answered How to accurately measure muscle mass versus body fat?
Jan
16
comment What difference do the number of sets make?
As well as keeping the overall training volume within the limits of what you can do. Last Saturday my overall training volume was just over 9 tons (just multiply weight times reps and add up for each set). That's getting really close to my current limits. I'm going to have to change my program soon to adapt.
Jan
16
comment How to accurately measure muscle mass versus body fat?
Short answer is that you can't. You can calculate body fat%: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/262/…. Unfortunately the amount of mass that is not fat is composed of things that do vary such as water weight, amount of undigested food, etc.
Jan
13
comment What is “obese”?
BMI was invented for use in statistics. Essentially, the edge cases that BMI does not apply to account for a small percentage of large populations so as to be statistically insignificant. It is useful, then to determine what percentage of the Manhattan area is obese, but not useful when applied individually for you.
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?