maybe about 3 years back we got a new trainer at the gym i was working at. 5’7 210lbs and jackkkkkkkkkkeeeed.
naturally i was curious what he did to get to that point. he answered push ups and pull ups. i rudely called him out saying that he had to lift some kind of weights… but apparently he didn’t need to.
according to him, he would start in the morning with about 500 - 800 pushups, which would take 2 - 3 hours to complete.
for pull ups he tried to finish 300 throughout the day
and yea, 1000 crunches. (he had no abs though)
i still didn’t believe him until i saw him trying to bench 135lbs. he got it up 20 times, but he was shaking, and his form was less than acceptable.
he caved in and started lifting weights about a month after. his lifts went through the roof in no time, but he couldn’t do 500 push ups anymore, nor the 300 pull ups.