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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
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
2
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.
Nov
2
comment Calorie consumption dilemma: strength vs fat loss
I don't find it particularly hard to do that with food. Greek Yogurt is a high protein snack, chicken packs about 25g for every 4oz of meat, fish packs near 40g per 4oz of meat, etc. If you feel you need to supplement, it's an effective way to raise your protein with only a few Calories (make sure you don't have the bulking powders).
Nov
1
answered Calorie consumption dilemma: strength vs fat loss
Oct
25
answered Is drinking extra milk a viable method for increasing my daily protein intake?
Oct
20
comment Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
The answer is already long, sometimes its hard to choose what not to include.
Oct
20
comment Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
Yes, my stance was too wide. I had some pain as my hips were essentially grinding. It's the first and only time I've stalled on squats when I wasn't going for a personal record. The pain was enough to just kill my energy.
Oct
19
comment Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
I changed the links to go directly to my youtube videos. The commentary I got in the original links on IronStrong was also very helpful. Sorry about that.
Oct
19
revised Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
change links directly to form check videos
Oct
19
comment Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
Shoot. I forgot that the form check forum is only visible to members of the IronStrong forum. You should at least be able to see the first link in the third paragraph (says "This article explains roughly what I did").
Oct
19
answered Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?
Oct
18
comment How to handle increased appetite after intense training days?
Bottom line guys is that there is a base amount of Calories we burn by merely existing, and additional Calories we burn when we exercise. We need to compensate for that if we want to maintain, and rebuild our bodies so that we can do it again.
Oct
17
comment How to handle increased appetite after intense training days?
I was referring to BMR. RMR is the version that is "normalized" for your activity. My BMR is roughly 2400 Calories/day or so. Basically if I slept for 24 hours straight, I would still burn 2400 Calories (plus). I'm a lot more active than that, but the nature of my activity doesn't fall nicely in the Harris-Benedict_equation multipliers. What I outlined above is more similar to real world measured numbers for me.
Oct
12
answered How to handle increased appetite after intense training days?
Oct
12
answered How do I know whether or not a stretching exercise could actually hurt my body?
Oct
11
comment Gain muscle mass for fat loss
Starting Strength hands down. If you get the book, it is very informative and provides much better descriptions than you will find on the SL site. The SL program itself works, no doubt about it, but there are only two main differences between SL and SS: 5x5 vs. 3x5 and one lift: barbell rows instead of power cleans.