Why do your posts always show up so late lol?
actually no. For myself,I find pullups help my back and biceps and shoulders grow. Push ups do next to nothing for me. There is a big difference in pulling up bodyweight and the physical strain involved,compared to doing pushups which require far less effort. [/quote]
As I wrote above, this is bodyweight dependant.
What you’re probably thinking of is the ability to increase the amount of load as he progresses in strength, in which he can do weight push ups if he still doesn’t have access to a gym
how can he do this assuming he trains alone?[/quote]
First, I want to make it clear that I think he should join a gym for optimal growth.
For external loading, he can fill a backpack with weights. This can be used for push ups and chin ups.
aha,so pushups do as much to build muscle as pullups??? answer=almost never[/quote]
Again, this is not about the exercise, but the amount of resistance. If he’s below 155lbs, pull ups won’t do much either without external loading.