Originally Posted by JBL_Wrestling_God
Weighted pushups? So do you do pushups with a backpack filled with weights or something? How does that work exactly?
You seriously added 30 pounds of muscle by strictly pushups and pullups!!? This is pretty unbelieveable if true so I have a few questions...
1) How long did it take?
2) What is your complete pushup\pullup routine? Days\reps
3) Are you black?
Weighted pullups/chinups/dips. There is a belt where I can attach weight to. I usually put on a 45 weight.
It wasn't strictly pullups/pushups. I did those to help build my strength for other workouts, but I always dabbled in other exercises as well. I also did incline/decline bench presses, arm curls, squats, seated rows, you name it.
What I did was do pullups/pushups every day I work out no matter what body parts I'm working on for the day. When I started working out, I could barely do 10 pullups correctly, even assisted machine. Now I can do 15 normally with weights on.
Also, the weight I added wasn't all muscle. I usually go in bulking/cutting cycles to gain weight and tone out, so what I eat is extremely important. If you want to gain weight, you need to increase your calorie intake to be above what you are burning off for the day. You also need to increase your protein intake as that helps build muscle. But it is good to have some body fat on you, which is what I wanted.
1. I started lifting in late April, so it's been almost seven months.
2. Today, I go to the gym four times a week, so every time I do 2x15 pullups and 2x15 chinups with weights. I also do 2x15 situps with a 15 lb medicine ball. This is all in addition to the normal weight training I do.
3. Yes I am.
Now I have adjusted my routine from working out with friends, reading BB.com, and just experience. If you are just beginning, I would just do a normal routine with machines and make adjustments from there. And seriously, check out BB.com. They know what they are talking about there.