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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.


Sep
20
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
19
comment Are there permanent spikes that are not rubber?
Unfortunately, that's all I know about running spikes. I'm not a track and field guy, so I don't know enough to recommend the proper spike size for you.
Sep
19
revised Are there permanent spikes that are not rubber?
add additional details.
Sep
19
comment Are there permanent spikes that are not rubber?
Most metal spikes are made to be replaceable. That way if one or two spikes get bent you don't have to replace the whole shoe.
Sep
19
comment Which carbohydrates should be consumed before starting an exercise?
Perhaps you should just have a meal before working out. Protein lasts a good while in your system. Some of that has to do with your current level of conditioning. As you get stronger and more used to the exercise, you'll be able to keep your energy up through the whole thing.
Sep
19
comment Is there a medical condition that prevents running laps but allows all other exercise?
I know of no condition, but I am aware of the different types of conditioning involved. It would be odd to get the doctor in on this though. See: startingstrength.com/articles/death_by_prowler_reynolds.pdf
Sep
19
answered Are there permanent spikes that are not rubber?
Sep
19
answered Is there permanent damage done when exercising through cramps?
Sep
19
answered Which carbohydrates should be consumed before starting an exercise?
Sep
13
answered Running the same day as lifting weights?
Sep
13
comment What kind of indoor exercises are recommended for getting rid of stress and depression?
In regards to your question on this site (fitness and nutrition). What exercises are you doing now?
Sep
13
comment What kind of indoor exercises are recommended for getting rid of stress and depression?
What are you doing now?
Sep
13
answered Do you burn more calories doing an exercise when it's new to you?
Sep
13
comment First week at gym, am I doing right?
That's fine. Many people need to do some extra work just so they can lift the empty bar. It shouldn't take too long, and a simple program with steady increases can provide some massive benefits in a (relatively) short amount of time.
Sep
13
comment Is there a tool that could help me precisely plan my diet and exercise?
My gym (Lifetime Fitness) has such a tool for members. Although I'm not always a fan of what it produces. Too much variety making it impossible to make efficient use of your grocery money on the food, and too much emphasis on the machines.
Sep
12
answered First week at gym, am I doing right?
Sep
12
answered Will running affect my weight training and burn muscle instead of fat?
Sep
8
answered How can I increase shoulder flexibiity for squats & snatches?
Sep
7
comment Is it ok to exercise when I feel a strain in my muscles, if it's more than 3 days after a previous workout?
At amazon.com/gp/product/0982522703 it is only $22 USD. Quite the bargain compared to books I use for work or photography.
Sep
7
revised Is it bad to workout when you aren't sleeping a lot?
It is pertinent to the OP's question.