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    Men im looking too gain stregh but stay relatively the same size

    so you should try n get on somthing for the off season?
    i wrestle 119 and im hoping to either stay at my wieght or move up to 125 next year however i want too get stronger too but not grow that much. what do i do?
    "Train hard or go home"
    Heny Cejudo

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    Default Re: im looking too gain stregh but stay relatively the same size

    Low weights, lot of reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudpatriot View Post
    Low weights, lot of reps.
    Thats endurance training, not strength training.

    For strength do high weight, low reps. About 5 reps or lower.
    "Every artist was first an amateur."
    "You miss 100% of shots you don't take."


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    High weight and low reps. Train with 80% and higher of your 1RM for all compound lifts(squat,deadlift,bench,C&J, etc.) And train with 5 reps and lower. The fewer reps you do you should increase weight. And also, lower your calorie intake. So find out what your daily calorie intake should be and subtract 500 from that and you should be good to go. Although he advice I gave you is purely strength and little muscle building, you will gain muscle.
    TRAIN LIKE A MADMAN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrestling_Prodigy View Post
    Thats endurance training, not strength training.

    For strength do high weight, low reps. About 5 reps or lower.
    Not if he doesn't want to get bigger. High weights, low reps will make him bigger.

    My SIL is a personal trainer and most of her clients are women who want to be strong, but not big and she uses low weights, high reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudpatriot View Post
    Not if he doesn't want to get bigger. High weights, low reps will make him bigger.

    My SIL is a personal trainer and most of her clients are women who want to be strong, but not big and she uses low weights, high reps.
    It depends on the reps. Reps of about 5 will give you a bit of a combination of strength and *some* size but mostly strength. Now, if you want to gain less size, you do less reps with even more weight, this is absolute strength training.

    Low weights and high reps will indeed not give you "size" but it completely ignores the fact that he wants to train strength thus making his strength training purposeless. It gives you more endurance.

    By high reps I'm assuming you mean about over 12 reps.

    Do you understand what I mean now?

    Also, size is not the enemy. He wasn't delineate enough but I'll just take a shot and say that he just doesn't want to gain too much weight from strength training?
    "Every artist was first an amateur."
    "You miss 100% of shots you don't take."


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    Default Re: im looking too gain stregh but stay relatively the same size

    Go work on a farm and get farm-boy strength!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMA_Brad View Post
    Go work on a farm and get farm-boy strength!
    Or do construction as a job.
    "Every artist was first an amateur."
    "You miss 100% of shots you don't take."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrestling_Prodigy View Post
    It depends on the reps. Reps of about 5 will give you a bit of a combination of strength and *some* size but mostly strength. Now, if you want to gain less size, you do less reps with even more weight, this is absolute strength training.

    Low weights and high reps will indeed not give you "size" but it completely ignores the fact that he wants to train strength thus making his strength training purposeless. It gives you more endurance.

    By high reps I'm assuming you mean about over 12 reps.

    Do you understand what I mean now?

    Also, size is not the enemy. He wasn't delineate enough but I'll just take a shot and say that he just doesn't want to gain too much weight from strength training?
    We will have to agree to disagree on workouts. As a woman I want to get stronger, but not big and I use low weights, high reps. My muscles get harder, stronger, more defined, but not big. By high reps I mean that you should be able to do around 10 reps but the last 2-3 should be really difficult for your to manage.

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