Originally Posted by SonofaGod
Yea whenever I tell somebody my workout they look at me like
I bench then jump right on the floor to do pushups. Nothing, not weight gain, not creatine, shot up my lifts like calisthenics.
so how much did your weight lifting numbers go up w/ calisthenics and in what time frame? i am actually genuinely interested
i'm not tryin to hate at all, but it seems hard to believe you went from doing 5 pullups to doing them w/ 155lbs in relatively short time frame. it would seem like if you are only 170 and have that amount of strength w/in you then even when inactive you would be able to bust out 15pullups no problem.
some of the strength gain you had was muscle memory, but what you're saying sounds like someone going yeah i could only bench 225lbs then i stopped lifting weights for a little bit and when i came back i could only bench 100lbs and i shot up to 300 for reps w/in a cpl of months. doesn't make any sense from a physiological point of view unless you have the craziest nervous system ever.
i'm just not seeing how you guys are having these amazing maximal strength gains from doing muscular endurance work w/ loads that are so light.
i'm not saying its impossible, because the body is great at adapting and i've known some strong ppl that do stuff like superset 315 for 10 on bench w/ 25dips and stuff or knockout 500pushups after a workout or 100 dips preworkout, but they were also very large guys
if you're telling me you guys put like 50-100lbs on your lifts w/o appeciable muscle gain from doing very submaximal resistance exercise it doesn't seem to mesh with the fact that maximal strength is best increased via building muscle mass or w/ neurological gains from heavy lifting.
do you think it helped w/ your recovery and you were able to lift heavier weights longer in the gym?
i'd be the first one ready to bust out 500 pushups a day if i thought that was gonna boost my bench 25%, but scientific evidence for the most part points to that as a fruitless endeavor, yet you guys are claiming to defy that.