How can I get strong without getting big?
February 26, 2012 9:54 AM Subscribe
WorkoutFilter: More Bruce Lee, less Schwarzenegger. More Pacquiao, less Tyson. How can I get strong without getting big?
posted by damo to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Most of the literature that I find regarding workouts for men have titles like "BLAST YOUR BICEPS!" or "DETONATE YOUR DELTS!" or some other violence to my anatomy.
The same goes for fitness nutrition. I know my body needs protein to regenerate muscle tissue, but I am not looking to add "SLABS OF MUSCLE!" anywhere on my person - my clothes wouldn't fit.
Male, 5'6", 135 pounds, 31 years old.
I like running.
I like weightlifting.
Martial arts lessons, group sessions etc. are out of the question for the moment.
I work out at home and in public (running), not really the gym.
I tend to eat lots of veggies and not much meat.
I like Clif Builder Bars (especially mint, they taste like girl scout cookies!).
I am impecunious.
I would like to be as strong as possible without getting bulky.
What kind of workouts would suit my goal?
What kind of nutrition would suit my goal?
What works for you, personally?
Where can I get more information?