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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 October 2013, I'm able to lift:

  • Squat: 455lb
  • Bench: 275lb
  • Overhead press: 170lb
  • Deadlift: 505lb

I'm still improving, both in the amount I can lift, and removing the amount of fat I'm carrying around.


Jul
21
answered Why is it important to recuperate between workouts?
Jul
21
comment Theory to burn Calories with muscle
Not necessarily. Nor did I say it was running per se. Every workout session I burn around 1000 calories, but I am mixing weightlifting and some form of cardio. Check out the list on the link you provided and you will find more than one exercise that provides 1000 calories per hour. Your rates may not be the average rates (Mayo clinic report). Work out with a heart rate monitor and you'll get closer to what burns calories for you.
Jul
20
comment What are some exercises for glutes and iliopsas that don't require equipment?
Funny you said no olympic bars... Squats, Deadlifts, and Cleans are all excellent tools to build up the posterior chain and build explosive power. The cleans, esp. work for explosive power.
Jul
20
comment What are some exercises for glutes and iliopsas that don't require equipment?
Iliopsoas: exrx.net/Muscles/Iliopsoas.html
Jul
20
answered What is the key to avoid injury when squatting with your body weight?
Jul
20
answered Theory to burn Calories with muscle
Jul
19
comment How can I gain a lot of weight in one month?
He very well may gain more than 1 pound of muscle in a month. He won't gain 10kg of muscle, but more than one pound. In the past two months I've gained 15 lb of muscle (while losing a pound of fat). Bottom line is, while you are a beginning strength trainer it's possible to gain over a pound of muscle a week; but not much more.
Jul
19
comment Daily weight variance - as high as 2 or 3 percent?
I have a friend who can't process certain types of foods. It's not a common ailment, and I can't remember the medical name for it. The bottom line is that when she has foods that she can't process, her body responds by getting bloated. It's not a violent allergic reaction where she would need to get epinephrin shots like someone who is allergic to peanuts would. However, it is enough to cause some temporary weight gain until that food is out of her system.
Jul
18
answered Daily weight variance - as high as 2 or 3 percent?
Jul
18
answered How can I gain a lot of weight in one month?
Jul
18
answered How can I lose 100 pounds?
Jul
17
comment Tips to lose fat without running, jogging etc (have bad knee)
My comment had nothing to do with thermodynamics. The single most influential part of your makeup that influences BMR is your muscle mass. The only way to protect your muscle mass is to consume enough protein for that purpose (and plenty of water to help process it). In my weight loss journey, my BMR changed very little even though I had a severe calorie deficit. The diet was a ketogenic diet, which means virtually no carbs and sufficient protein from various sources. This affect was observed on several people who went through the same diet plan.
Jul
15
comment Tips to lose fat without running, jogging etc (have bad knee)
@Evan Plaice, that's assuming the person isn't eating enough protein to maintain their muscle mass. BMR is tied to your lean body weight. Your body will attempt to adapt to the way it is fed. If you are getting enough protein, and balancing your remaining caloric intake between the carbs and fats then you can sustain a caloric deficit for a time without having too bad an impact on your BMR. Problem is, most people cut protein first because they want a lot of food on their plate. That's the worst thing you can do.
Jul
15
comment Should I stretch before exercising?
I thoroughly disagree with your first statement. Many of the compound lifts build a stretch into the movement such as squats, bench press, etc. In order to execute the technique properly, and to position the bar properly, you need to be limber enough to do it. I'd like to see some backup material for that statement. For my argument, I've got the Starting Strength book as well as several articles a Google search away.
Jul
14
answered Bench press starting position - what should I be looking at?
Jul
14
answered Should I stretch before exercising?
Jul
14
answered Any trick to make going to the gym less intimidating?
Jul
14
comment How to strengthen the “foot muscle”
Agreed. Funnily enough, most "barefoot runners" I've conversed with use the minimalist shoes.
Jul
13
comment Recommended amount of cardio exercise
crossfit.com
Jul
13
comment Recommended amount of cardio exercise
I recommend that you check out Cross-Fit for some surprising information. In short, it really depends on your whole activity level.