Originally Posted by vert
so how much did your weight lifting numbers go up w/ calisthenics and in what time frame? i am actually genuinely interested
Ill tell you straight how it is no bull.
When I was lifting before calisthenics my lifts were was following:
BB Row 205x5ish
Weighted Pullups +70x5
Pullups: could barely get past 12 straight
Weighted Dips +90
This was my maxes built up from lifting from 07- about 01/2010. Weighted 180-190ish.
I started boxing in 2010. Started incorporating intensive
calisthenics around summer that year. By December 2010 my lifts were as follows:
Pushups 70-100 a set
BB Row 265x5
Weighted Pullups +125x4
Pullups 25-40 a set
Weighted Dips 125x4
Dips 60-70 a set
Weight went down (I had to shed weight to middleweight) from 183-173. (mw is 165)
Stopped lifting and all types of exercise starting around early Jan 2011. Did nothing at all.
Got back in the gym late April 2012. My lifts were as follows:
Pushups 15-20 a set
BB Row 185x3
Pullups 4-5 a set
Weighted pullups i didnt even try my first day in.
In that time frame my weight dropped from 173-151. Natural Weight is around 160 (i wasnt eating much)
Today is July 30 2012 I just got back from the gym here are my numbers.
Pushups 80 a set
Incline Bench 275x4
BB Row 315x5
Weighted Pullups +155x5
Pullups 25 a set.
(tried for 35 but my system was pretty taxed. first time doing 315 bb row. Ill get it wednesday though
Rack Pulls 500x1
Last Friday I weighed 172.
Believe it or not. From 07-10 i messed with creatine/weightgainers/whey heavy. When I started boxing I went COMPELTELY natural. Stopped all supplements. Not even whey protein. Boxing every pound counts so i needed to get my weight down. From april to now also. No whey, no weight gainers, no supplements except a multivitamin. All regular food. I dont bulk, I want max strength min size cause I gotta keep my weight/size down. Might get back into boxing.