I have a question about my body health and strength.
Here are my stats:
Male, age 27, 5'10", 155 lbs.
I am 13.5 percent body fat.
I think I have a small frame because when I wrap my fingers around my wrist, my thumb overlaps my middle finger's nail.
I also had a men's health physical last semester at my college and the doctor said, "He has a healthy look" as far as my body shape. I have low cholesterol and blood pressure and I also have plenty of energy.
Over the past few years, I have become self-conscious about my weight because some people (mostly girls) have called me skinny. I am also in a martial art that is similar to wrestling (Brazillian Jiu Jitsu) and my instructor has suggested that I lift weights to gain more strength.
From these 2 situations I have a dilemma.
I feel healthy and I don't think I need to build extra muscle for women or wrestling when I'm already a healthy weight. I also don't believe in taking weight gainer shakes, since I read that they can throw your body's chemistry off balance.
1. My question is how do I know if I'm strong enough for my height and weight. Someone told me I should be able to bench press my own weight, which I honestly haven't done yet. I can bench press about 100 to 110. I also work out 2-3 times a week with weights or wrestling and I eat about 2,300 calories a day.I also take a multi-vitamin. I have plenty of energy, but I don't seem to lose or gain weight. My body seems to like 155 lbs.
I also understand that in athletics, people can hurt their bodies by either trying to put on muscle or becoming anorexic. Can you please let me know if I'm healthy enough? Thanks.