No, Tinam. It's not pull-ups with 130 pounds. It's pullups with 130 pounds of help. Pull-ups are one of my worst, 'lifts,' I've been working out for over 20 years but I've only been doing pull-ups for a couple years. I wish I started earlier. Pull-ups have a neutral impact on the disk in my back. In fact, pull-ups are an excercisze I do on my, 'safe lifting days,' days when I know not to push it.
Something I wrote on another forum:
I've been trying to lose weight and get fit for about ten years, but since October (about 8 months) Iíve actually lost about 41 pounds, and Iíve lost 41 pounds despite having a herniated disk in my back.
My motivation for losing weight is basically because I came to the conclusion losing weight would be the single most important thing I could do to improve my life.
I was diagnosed with fatty liver disease which can develop into cirrhosis and c****r, so losing weight is about more than looking better, although that is definitely one benefit. Losing weight could be a matter of life and death. However, since Iíve lost weight Iíve had pain free days when I had none before!!!
Iím also a surfer, so surfing was also a source of motivation. When I was 70 pounds overweight, I literally could not fit into my wetsuit without someoneís help in the parking lot, and as someone with Social Anxiety getting a strangers help to zip up my wetsit was very embarrassing to say the least. Moreover, I can literally count on my hands the number of waves I caught when I was 70 pounds overweight. However, since Iíve lost over 40 pounds, Iíve caught more waves in one session than I caught in all the sessions combined when I was 70 pounds overweight, and I can get into my wetsuit without any help!!!
Iím going to do my best to make the most of life despite my challenges? How about you?