Am I a weak bitch?

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  1. redking

    redking New Member

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    I'm 5'11", 180 lbs. Pretty cut and Ive never really lifted weights in my life, but I'm a big fan of working with my own body weight like pushups and pullups. and such.

    I can do 15 chinups or 15 pullups in a row no problem. But I went to my friends gym and tried to bench 145 (his warmup) and I couldn't do one. :(

    WTF? Is doing chinups, pushups, etc worthless?
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    pretty much unless you're using some kind of resistance
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    good pullup strength, shitty bench strength
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    as far as lifting goes...yes.

    My cousin can do pull ups like nothing...he can do about 8 single arm pull ups no problem. Nigga cant bench nor lat pulldown worth jack.:dunno:
     
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    what is your squat and dead like?
     
  6. redking

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    I havent done these. I dont lift weights at all.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    to answer your original question. YES
     
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    lol, yea you are.
     
  11. Eric Draven

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    yeah you're weak...start squatting
     
  12. redking

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    I dont know man. I used to think this way, but its kinda sad I cant bench 145. What does the bench press measure? Am I making a bigger deal out of this than I should?

    cool name btw
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    yes but having never worked out with weights before, did you really expect otherwise??

    pullups are a great exercise, but once you can do so many, you should be adding weight to those as well.
     
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    well, there's your problem
     
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    Well, 15 at your weight is just good enough imo. I can do that and I don't consider myself very good at pullups. :dunno:

    But they won't help your bench anyway. In order to bench well you need to bench.
     
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    umm....strong back (lats) are very important to a strong bench....you cant fire a cannon out of a canoe
     
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    His lats are decent. If he keeps up his training they'll be fine. But doing pullups alone isn't going to help his bench when he's not benching at all.
     
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    There's this kid in my gym class that does nothing but pullups. He does a few sets of 20-25, real slowly. But when he doesn't do pullups he does nothing else. Sometimes he'll just sit in class for an hour. wtf :rofl:
     
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    get in the gym and start lifting stat.

    i wouldnt say chinups and pushups are worthless, they just are no way a replacement for any weight lifting exercise.
     
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    thanks for the info. what exactly does the bench press measure? Am I making hyping this too much or does have a strong bench press mean something besides having a strong bench press?
     
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    You should be able to lift your own bodyweight
     
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    I bet if you start benching and doing some other push type exercises, you'll start seeing your chinup number rise a little faster. What you train really depends on your goal. If you want to be real strong, like a powerlifter, you need to get lifting.
     
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    Then what exactly do exercises like calistentics? (pushups, pullups, etc) do for your body? I improved my max pullups/chinups from 5 to 15 in over a year. During that year, my arm muscles have gotten bigger and my back has gotten wider. I actually have stretch marks on my upper arms. Is it possible that I increased my muscle mass without increasing strength?!? How would a muscle get bigger without getting stronger?
     
  24. matale

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    dont worry about it, if you dont want to lift weights and u seem to be in good shape then thers no reason to.
     
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