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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
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revised Is it ok to exercise when I feel a strain in my muscles, if it's more than 3 days after a previous workout?
attempt to clarify the answer.
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?
Read the book, it's a bit more clear. They need several months of reduced work for active recovery, but they can only hypercompensate (make improvements) after several months.
Sep
7
comment How to choose the right protein shake?
Perhaps it will help us to understand why you think the meat intake is a problem. I'm eating a lot of chicken, eggs, yogurt, etc. I'd rather have natural protein sources than processed protein shakes. If you are having problems with hypertension, or other dietary health related issues it might make more sense.
Sep
7
answered Is it ok to exercise when I feel a strain in my muscles, if it's more than 3 days after a previous workout?
Sep
7
answered Is it bad to workout when you aren't sleeping a lot?
Sep
6
answered Is melted cheese less healthy than unmelted cheese?
Sep
6
answered Do muscles discriminate against the type of micro-tear?
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it true that you can eat anything you want within 15 minutes of working out without putting on weight?
Sep
6
answered How is it possible to use a higher percentage of our theoretical strength?
Sep
3
answered Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Sep
3
comment Where do I start when finding/creating a fitness program for myself?
I started with Stronglifts and did that for 12 weeks, then switched to Starting Strength. The problem isn't the program, it's the guy promoting it. Last time I suggested someone give SL5x5 a try Medhi tried selling them a few videos that quite frankly weren't for their ability level yet. You get a better foundation of good solid knowledge with Starting Strength.
Sep
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answered Risks of extreme soreness
Sep
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answered An odd day of little calories
Sep
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answered Where do I start when finding/creating a fitness program for myself?
Sep
2
answered Is there an effective body core temperature regimen that includes capsaicin?
Sep
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on running tag wiki
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on running tag wiki excerpt
Sep
1
answered Maintaining wrist flexibility while working on wrist strength
Sep
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comment Is there an effective body core temperature regimen that includes capsaicin?
Protein as a macro-nutrient is more thermogenic, which means it requires more energy to process. Particularly when you have more than your body needs, it is a very slow and energy consuming process to turn it into glycogen. It's a property that bodybuilders exploit to help build muscle and hopefully burn some fat in the process. As to body-temp regulation I just don't have any data on that.
Sep
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comment Is there an effective body core temperature regimen that includes capsaicin?
I honestly wouldn't even now where to begin on something like this without finding a bunch of old wives tails and misinformation. My gut tells me it might not have been the capsaicin acid that caused the difference. Perhaps try the pre-exercise meal you used on the 30-mile right without the hot sauce just to make sure it wasn't the higher protein content in the eggs first.