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    Wannabebig New Member
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    push ups & pull ups....

    im very skinny and dont lift
    what kind of results as in size AND strength
    can i see from starting push ups pull up and sit ups everynight

    and if theres any certain kinds that are good to do id appreciate it.

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    I think a lot of skinny kids start out with this idea. Don't do it. Go to the gym instead.

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    very little. to grow in terms of both strength and size, you need to eat. pushups, pullups, and situps are better than nothing, but fail in comparison to eating right and getting on a proven routine, complete with blood, sweat, and those scary free weights.
    ain't nuttin but a peanut.

    You will have gotten stronger when the weight that feels heavy is actually heavier than the weight that feels heavy now. Then the weight that feels heavy now will be a warmup for the weight that feels heavy then. But the weight will always feel heavy or you're not lifting enough weight. Clear? -Rippetoe

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    Pullups/chinups are good for your back and help with your arms, bench press is much better then pushups as you can keep the reps down by using much more weight which will build muscle and strength. Of course you need to eat more and have recovery days to build muscle (don't workout everyday). Lookup "starting strength wiki" and read that, that will explain an excellent routine for the fastest way a beginner can get stronger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbob View Post
    im very skinny and dont lift
    what kind of results as in size AND strength
    can i see from starting push ups pull up and sit ups everynight

    and if theres any certain kinds that are good to do id appreciate it.
    You never work out your legs this way. Just go to the gym and work out there. Don't be apprehensive, no one is looking at you because they are concerned about themselves.
    Most people pray for a lighter load in life...ever thought of praying for a stronger back?

    Goals as of 2/08/11 (current) goal:
    Squat: (505) 535, Deadlift: (475) 500, Bench: (325) 350 Total: 1305 (1385)
    BW: 225 as of 02/01/2011 Goal: 205 by May 1, 2011

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    There really isn't anything wrong with pushups or pull-ups. Both are quality exercises that work important muscle groups. That being said, both offer little room for improvement aside from simply adding more repetitions. Meaning, you can only go so far with either exercise. Pull-ups are better than pushups because you can always add in a weight belt, but pusphups really offer no room for improvement. Which is why people tend to use the bench press, which allows for improvement and growth.

    I agree with the previous posters saying that joining or going to a gym will be to your advantage. A gym will give you the opportunity to work various lifts and will allow you to work your legs, which are left untrained if you only focus on pushups and pull-ups. Also, like previously stated don't feel self-conscious or nervous about being in a gym. No one should look down on people who are actively trying to improve themselves, we all started somewhere...

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