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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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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.
Sep
7
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?