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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.


Feb
7
answered Guidelines for taking useful progress pictures
Feb
7
comment How to keep fit while travelling long-term?
Describe what travelling long term means. There's only so much you can do while on a bus, but when you are not sitting there are some things you can do. It just helps to understand what the days look like.
Feb
6
answered Do carbs make people sleepy?
Feb
6
comment Any authoritative references for strength training nutrition requirements?
It's the proportions that are off. Fats are an important part of dietary requirements--not to mention the number of fat born vitamins that are quite necessary to weightlifting like Vitamin D, and the Omega-3 balance needed as well.
Feb
4
comment Any authoritative references for strength training nutrition requirements?
That is contrary to most weightlifting dietary guidelines I've found. The insulin spike needed from carb intake post workout is well documented, and restores the glycogen you just depleted. However, keeping the insulin spiked too much for too long leads to inducing a cortisol response as well as putting someone in an insulin resistant state. Very not good.
Feb
3
comment Working out - do taller people have it harder?
@Ivo Flipse: I believe you provided the definition of power. Power is even more telling when you are comparing Olympic lifts to the slower "power lifts". Moving a barbell the same distance, but at a faster rate of speed requires more power.
Feb
3
answered Any authoritative references for strength training nutrition requirements?
Feb
2
answered How do I increase my stamina for dancing?
Feb
2
comment How do I increase my stamina for dancing?
Conditioning, like all exercise is specific. If you condition yourself for low intensity long periods of activity--that's all you will be able to do. If you condition yourself for reasonable bursts of activity and corresponding amount of rest as you have in your class, you can get your wind up. But if you don't do anything hard, you will live groundhog day.
Feb
1
answered Incorporating kettlebell exercises into an existing workout plan
Feb
1
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Jan
31
comment What is the best Olympic weightlifting instructional?
Ah, I think that got lost. If you edit your answer to put the instructional videos first, and draw more attention to it, this would be a much better answer. I agree that the Wendler program is great, but it should be an addendum, and not the first part of your answer.
Jan
30
comment What should skinny people do to track progress?
Use the big compound lifts like overhead press, bench press, squat, and deadlift to build muscle mass. You can tone it all up with machines and dumbbells once you have it.
Jan
30
answered Adverse effects of NSAIDs during training?
Jan
30
comment What is the best Olympic weightlifting instructional?
NOTE: I like 5-3-1, and am currently using it. It just isn't the answer to the OP's question.
Jan
30
answered What is the best Olympic weightlifting instructional?
Jan
30
comment What is the best Olympic weightlifting instructional?
5/3/1 isn't designed around the Oly lifts, even though they can complement the program. Nor does it provide any input on how to perform the Oly lifts as the OP wanted.
Jan
27
comment Working out - do taller people have it harder?
Sorry about that...
Jan
27
answered Working out - do taller people have it harder?
Jan
26
comment 2 weekly 1 hour cardio sessions vs 4 weekly sessions of 30 min
Hmm, 20 minutes of HIIT is more effective at burning fat than an hour of cardio. Perhaps four 20 minute sessions of HIIT for time economy and more effectiveness... Now I have to find that reference...