Weigh 135, I max 250 (bench) and 28 pull ups. Is that good?

#1 Posted by chansaet (6182 posts) -

I was wondering do you think this is good. I weigh 135 and my max is about 250. I can do 28 pull ups non-stop in one set.

#2 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1791 posts) -

are you a tree stump? you gotta be

#3 Posted by chansaet (6182 posts) -

What do yo mean by tree stump?

#4 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1791 posts) -

short and thick, but strong

#5 Posted by kemar7856 (11517 posts) -

if its true... that's amazing stuff

#6 Posted by chansaet (6182 posts) -

lol I see. Well I'm 5'6. My goal is to not be really big and bulky but more like bruce lee.

#7 Edited by The-Apostle (12193 posts) -

@chansaet said:

lol I see. Well I'm 5'6. My goal is to not be really big and bulky but more like bruce lee.

Then stop lifting weights and start taking martial arts lessons.

#8 Posted by chansaet (6182 posts) -

Bruce Lee lifts. He is very very strong. I'm not even close to his level. Most likely will never be at his level of strength, speed, endurance, psychical fitness and physic.

#9 Posted by Sword-Demon (7001 posts) -

link or didn't happen.

#10 Posted by KiIIyou (27157 posts) -

@chansaet said:

Bruce Lee lifts. He is very very strong. I'm not even close to his level. Most likely will never be at his level of strength, speed, endurance, psychical fitness and physic.

Youre prolly lookin at it the wrong way. I dunno much about that fella but it seems to me he was tryin to be thebest him as he could be, and I guess that's the thing you should do too, just like him. hehe

#11 Posted by megagene (23037 posts) -

@KiIIyou said:

@chansaet said:

Bruce Lee lifts. He is very very strong. I'm not even close to his level. Most likely will never be at his level of strength, speed, endurance, psychical fitness and physic.

Youre prolly lookin at it the wrong way. I dunno much about that fella but it seems to me he was tryin to be thebest him as he could be, and I guess that's the thing you should do too, just like him. hehe

I agree with this sir or madam with whom I have had no prior acquaintance.

#12 Edited by MarcRecon (6342 posts) -

Don't go crazy with the weights if your trying to get a body like Bruce! Focus more on resistance exercises like pull-up's, push-up, situps.....and plenty of cardio work! Now I'm not saying to totally cut out the weights....just limit your use of them! BUT the first and most important thing is a healthy diet, if your not willing to start putting the right food in your body you might as well forget everything thing else I said.

#13 Posted by chansaet (6182 posts) -

@MarcRecon: Yeah my focus is on body fat %. Right nowmy body fat is around 8%. Which means I have my six pack. I think I need to drop to 6%.

#14 Posted by MarcRecon (6342 posts) -

@chansaet said:

@MarcRecon: Yeah my focus is on body fat %. Right nowmy body fat is around 8%. Which means I have my six pack. I think I need to drop to 6%.

NO...8% is fine, Google the dangers of TO LOW body fat! As I said before your main focus should be nutrition! If possible focus more on organic and try to minimize your use of process!

#15 Posted by KiIIyou (27157 posts) -

@megagene said:

@KiIIyou said:

@chansaet said:

Bruce Lee lifts. He is very very strong. I'm not even close to his level. Most likely will never be at his level of strength, speed, endurance, psychical fitness and physic.

Youre prolly lookin at it the wrong way. I dunno much about that fella but it seems to me he was tryin to be thebest him as he could be, and I guess that's the thing you should do too, just like him. hehe

I agree with this sir or madam with whom I have had no prior acquaintance.

*does winky face*

#16 Posted by Hexagon_777 (20167 posts) -

I can do 5 pull ups. :-/

#17 Posted by chansaet (6182 posts) -

@MarcRecon said:

@chansaet said:

@MarcRecon: Yeah my focus is on body fat %. Right nowmy body fat is around 8%. Which means I have my six pack. I think I need to drop to 6%.

NO...8% is fine, Google the dangers of TO LOW body fat! As I said before your main focus should be nutrition! If possible focus more on organic and try to minimize your use of process!

Yep that is always true. 80% kitchen 20% gym. No matter how much you workout never gonna get any results if your diet isn't right.

#18 Posted by MarcRecon (6342 posts) -

@chansaet:

Then you are already headed in the right direction my friend! :)

#19 Posted by comp_atkins (32168 posts) -

i guess it's good for lifting things.

#20 Posted by always_explicit (3132 posts) -

That bench is fantastic but I would imagine you could get more out of the pull ups seeing your so strong and weigh so little.

Your definitely on a good track though. I also think at 5.6 the bruce lee route is preferable to the bulking route... your physique would look extremely disproportionate if you started bulking. There are also multiple supplements on the market which enable you to "cut" but if you already have solid abs then these dont really apply. Im not really sure what it is you are seeking from this thread tbh. I dont mean that disrespectfully btw.

bodybuliding dot com forums are incredibly helpful and insanely active, it has a progress tracker and a crazy number of workouts for the fitness enthusiast. Hope it helps.

#21 Posted by Korvus (9055 posts) -

@chansaet said:

Bruce Lee lifts. He is very very strong. I'm not even close to his level. Most likely will never be at his level of strength, speed, endurance, psychical fitness and physic.

I never heard of Bruce lifting (not saying he didn't, but never heard of it). Normally what you hear is the whole "He ran for half an hour then he'd cycle, then he'd go skip rope" but never (to my knowledge) lifting.

#22 Edited by LexLas (4780 posts) -

Whatever !

#23 Edited by bforrester420 (2173 posts) -

Videos or I call BS. I love the guys that claim a bench press but then you see them do it and they're bouncing the bar off their chest and arching their back like they're doing a decline press. Let us know your numbers on the lifts that actually count...squat and deadlift.

@MarcRecon: Weight lifting is resistance training, you boner.

#24 Edited by bforrester420 (2173 posts) -

@LexLas said:

Pretty good in lift, but need to work on pull ups. At weight 135, you should be able to do non stop pull ups. I remember when i was like 28, and weight was like 180, i can do almost 70 pull ups with no problem. I'm surprised at your weight you can only do 28. Maybe some of those muscles still need developing, keep working on it. It can only get better. Always work on other muscles, not the same ones over and over.

LOL, world class crossfit athlete Rich Fronig, at 195lbs, only claims 75 pullups as a personal best, and that's the kipping pull-up nonsense those guys do. I.E. you're full of shit, but it's your story so tell it how you want.

The internet...where everyone presses 3 plates and bangs a different chick every night...

#25 Edited by Korvus (9055 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

The internet...where everyone presses 3 plates and bangs a different chick every night...

Both at the same time and right after knocking out the chick's marine husband by clobbering him on the head with their 15 inch penis.

Are you trying to imply those stories are not true?!

#26 Edited by LexLas (4780 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

@LexLas said:

Pretty good in lift, but need to work on pull ups. At weight 135, you should be able to do non stop pull ups. I remember when i was like 28, and weight was like 180, i can do almost 70 pull ups with no problem. I'm surprised at your weight you can only do 28. Maybe some of those muscles still need developing, keep working on it. It can only get better. Always work on other muscles, not the same ones over and over.

LOL, world class crossfit athlete Rich Fronig, at 195lbs, only claims 75 pullups as a personal best, and that's the kipping pull-up nonsense those guys do. I.E. you're full of shit, but it's your story so tell it how you want.

The internet...where everyone presses 3 plates and bangs a different chick every night...

Whatever !

#27 Edited by Storm_Marine (12219 posts) -

@LexLas said:

At weight 135, you should be able to do non stop pull ups.

No he shouldn't. Wtf are you smoking?

#28 Posted by chansaet (6182 posts) -

@LexLas:

My lats I am still trying to improve but there not too bad. Not close to bruce lee with his massive wings. But wow 70 thats alot. I don't think i I will ever be able to do that much non-stop.

#29 Posted by foxhound_fox (91118 posts) -

Lee had a very specific and regimented diet. He also spent a lot of time doing cardio, and as far as I know, didn't lift all that much. His build came from his martial arts training and highly controlled exercise and eating regimens.

http://b4tea.com/food-health/bruce-lees-workout-routine-and-diet/

#30 Edited by -Cranium (4376 posts) -

@LexLas said:

@LexLas said:

weight was like 180


My arms were 19 inches,

Yup, 100% bullshit.

#31 Posted by Jacobistheman (3975 posts) -

No it f***ing sucks.

#32 Edited by bforrester420 (2173 posts) -

@LexLas said:

@bforrester420 said:

@LexLas said:

Pretty good in lift, but need to work on pull ups. At weight 135, you should be able to do non stop pull ups. I remember when i was like 28, and weight was like 180, i can do almost 70 pull ups with no problem. I'm surprised at your weight you can only do 28. Maybe some of those muscles still need developing, keep working on it. It can only get better. Always work on other muscles, not the same ones over and over.

LOL, world class crossfit athlete Rich Fronig, at 195lbs, only claims 75 pullups as a personal best, and that's the kipping pull-up nonsense those guys do. I.E. you're full of shit, but it's your story so tell it how you want.

The internet...where everyone presses 3 plates and bangs a different chick every night...

You ask a question i give you an answer, then you don't believe me ? Lol .. First of all he only did 75, and he's a crossfit athlete, well yes, that would explain it. He was sober, i never said what i was on. Also I am no professional athlete, i was a thug, my life was wieghts and growing as huge as a monster. My arms were 19 inches, yeah, i probably could have kept going, but my friends couldn't even believe i passed 40, they were in shock. Yeah, those were different days for me. But you believe what you want. After all, i have all the reason in the world to lie online ? Whatever !

I didn't ask you any questions.

#33 Posted by MarcRecon (6342 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

Videos or I call BS. I love the guys that claim a bench press but then you see them do it and they're bouncing the bar off their chest and arching their back like they're doing a decline press. Let us know your numbers on the lifts that actually count...squat and deadlift.

@MarcRecon: Weight lifting is resistance training, you boner.

Sorry sir if I didn't articulate that correctly and I'm always amazed at how easy it is for people like you to name call over the internet.:)

#34 Posted by chaoscougar1 (37157 posts) -

Dat shameless self promotion

#35 Edited by BeardMaster (1686 posts) -

@bforrester420 said:

Videos or I call BS. I love the guys that claim a bench press but then you see them do it and they're bouncing the bar off their chest and arching their back like they're doing a decline press. Let us know your numbers on the lifts that actually count...squat and deadlift.

@MarcRecon: Weight lifting is resistance training, you boner.

hes pretty short, its not unreasonable. Squats are just as easily cheated, if not more so. Deadlifts you cant really cheat... but in the interest of not slipping a disc or tearing a bicep i always go light ;)

#36 Edited by bforrester420 (2173 posts) -

@BeardMaster said:

@bforrester420 said:

Videos or I call BS. I love the guys that claim a bench press but then you see them do it and they're bouncing the bar off their chest and arching their back like they're doing a decline press. Let us know your numbers on the lifts that actually count...squat and deadlift.

@MarcRecon: Weight lifting is resistance training, you boner.

hes pretty short, its not unreasonable. Squats are just as easily cheated, if not more so. Deadlifts you cant really cheat... but in the interest of not slipping a disc or tearing a bicep i always go light ;)

Much like deads, I don't know about squats being cheat-able. Either you get in the hole (hip hinge below knee) and get back out or you don't.

On the bench though, 250 isn't unreasonable when you're that sort (5'5" if I recall). I wrestled with a kid in HS who wrestled at 130 as a senior and he was pressing that or above.

#37 Edited by GTA_dude (18355 posts) -

Lol, being 5'7" and 138 lbs with 6% body fat and actually owning my own bench set, I find this unbelievable.

I hit the bench constantly throughout the day. My max is 190, and my body only has muscle to make up to that 138. If your max really is 250 then you must seriously have twigs for legs...

Also, your max will change based on if you're talking about incline, normal, and decline. If your max is 250 at normal, then what are your max's for incline and decline? Are we talking about wide grip or narrow?

And I also do ALOT of cardio. I run marathons and spend about an hour on a treadmill 2-4 times a week. Also exercise other parts of my body (Leg day, ab day, chest, back, shoulders). So I spend alot of time training, and have alot of gym buddies to train with. I know a thing or two about weightlifting, and it's easy to spot the trolls

And yeah, bruce lee may have a very high max. But also he spend ALOT of time training. I dunno how old you are, but I doubt you're old enough to even do the amount of training it takes to get up that high by now. Also, if you spent that much time lifting you shouldn't have to ask if your max is good, you should already know....