Hey guys this is my first post. I've been a lurker on this site for quite some time and I can honestly say this is where I get the best information from. I wanted to get out of the shadows and interact with some of you fine gentlemen. I train mostly for strength but have never been in a powerlifting competition. I am 5'9 22 years old about 230 pounds with a 335 raw bench, 510 raw deadlift (no belt), and squat I'm not sure. I hate when people don't reach proper depth so I squat way below parallel to prove a point lol and the best I've done is 335x3.
Okay so here is my first question, I was wondering if any of you guys use calisthenics along with your heavy lifting to help increase strength. I know some guys do a few hundred pushups a week in conjunction to heavy benching and they say that over time this does help their strength levels. I was curious if anyone here has seen good results doing this? I'm not just talking about pushups too but other things like handstand pushups and bodyweight squats that mimic the movement pattern of some of the big lifts.
Thanks in advance!