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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.


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.
Oct
11
comment Gain muscle mass for fat loss
Essentially, Medhi has kicked out all the free members of the Strong Lifts forum--including all the ones he brags about in his SL 5x5 report. The only way you can be a part of the forum is by paying him $10 a month. He also seems to have a hair trigger for ejecting even paying members if they disagree with him on any points. That and his habit of selling advanced lifting advice to novice lifters who have yet to learn the basics.
Oct
9
comment supplements for building muscle with low level training
What I am saying is that low levels of exercise is enough to cause the visible result you are seeing. However, those supplements are designed for people who are putting in a lot of work.
Oct
9
answered Gain muscle mass for fat loss
Oct
9
answered supplements for building muscle with low level training
Oct
5
answered Gain weight while doing sports involving conditioning
Oct
4
answered Does working out after lunch help to avoid feeling drowsy in the afternoon? Which work out routine is best?
Oct
4
comment How to convert difference in elevation into distance?
I don't know of any common conventions, but for the purposes of the original equation the pace was considered a constant. Using some Calculus skills would allow you to refine it a bit based on the pace you are running. However, to plot the results you have to have an accurate measure of pace. You'll also have to take different measures based on your speed.
Oct
2
awarded  exercise
Sep
28
answered Can I gain weight using diet, running and resistance training?