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    Quote Originally Posted by spot
    I was a thrower a few years ago and stopped doing sports for awhile but I have recently started TKD. I did a lot of weight training in the past thus I have developed broad shoulders and rather big arm and leg muscles. Is there any way to train so that i can build up my strength again but not build up humongous muscles?
    Welcome to my world, babe.

    Until recently, when I said "hell with it" and started lifting, I did pretty much exclusively body weight exercises, no weights - I bulked up a bit with BWE's, but not horribly, thankfully. Effin genetics, I guess.

    Anywho, even though I was too tall to be spectacularly competitive, I did vaulting for quite some time - we train like gymnasts. Dancing on horseback is not pretty when you look like a football player - I don't know of any dancers, vaulters, or gymnasts that train heavily with weights. Go for pushups, situps, crunches, bridges, handstand pushups, all manner of squats and jumps ... you get the idea. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
    Try tension training, similar to what gymnasts and a lot of other people do. Check out the Dragondoor.com forum and you'll get all the info out of his books there to try it out.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can Chaser
    ...all manner of squats and jumps ... you get the idea. =)
    won't you build up like big thigh muscles doing that? i used to be really skinny and after doing a lot of squats and jumps during training, my thigh muscles got really big and due to lack of training in past years, all that muscle isn't exactly the way i'd like it to be any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot
    won't you build up like big thigh muscles doing that? i used to be really skinny and after doing a lot of squats and jumps during training, my thigh muscles got really big and due to lack of training in past years, all that muscle isn't exactly the way i'd like it to be any more

    Meaning it's all completely turned to geletinous fat.

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    Heh, he said muscle turned to fat.
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    Spot you need to be shot (heh, couldn't resist the poetry there)

    Basic equation here:
    More mass, less rep big muscle
    Less mass, high rep lean muscle

    You want sprint work outs that you will find in WTF training, short distance running, not jogging and high plyometric workout. I don't agree with resistance training ie like gymnast do. Gymnist are very stocky people.

    10lbs at 100reps does not put on mass.

    Also take up yoga and pilates it lengthens the muscles.

    My job is done here you may go back to the other nonsense now.

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    Basic equation here:
    More mass, less rep big muscle
    Less mass, high rep lean muscle
    Big myth, and not exactly true.

    Also take up yoga and pilates it lengthens the muscles.
    Another myth. Muscle length is genetically determined. Short of surgically changing the insertion points, muscles don't change length (puberty excepted)
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    Love your prequalifying not exactly true. In the long run it all comes down to genetics Mr. Professional fitness trainer but so is 95% of the bullshit that fitness trainers claim to know. That equation comes from a National Strength Coach and former Olympic strenght coach. Higher reps are always recommended to athletes not wanting to put on mass but increase overall strength performance.

    As for the Yoga....yeah well. I wouldn't call it so much a myth as much as it's just unproven through scientific means.

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    ^ That's true in most respects, omega, but what about the mass-building routines that use intense high reps? The squats+milk routine is a proven one for mass, even for hardgainers, and it uses high reps.

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    Your excercise still requires increase in mass. This is why I hate giving training advice I always get into these micro fine arguements with people. Then when we break them down it all comes down to one thing. I was right in the first place. Don't believe me ask Dochter. Everybody has to go out and find out on there own. I'm not getting into this, find out on your own these discussions are not worth my energy. I wouldn't put up a recommendation and then back it up if I haven't found them true. Now both of you can go **** yourselves I'm going out for lunch.

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