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    Quote Originally Posted by avolkiteshvara View Post
    I said the same thing before I started lifting. People don't accidentally slip and get built like hulking monsters.

    Give it a shot. Once you actually experience it, you'll see things differently.
    yeh, even ahnold had to use steroids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sLiPpY View Post
    yeh, even ahnold had to use steroids.

    LOL!

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    Just start, you won't get big overnight. In any case, people like gymnasts are among the most flexible and agile in the world, yet they're also usually quite built.
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    If you want fast, dynamic strength try using exercises that demand fast, dynamic movements. The power clean jerk is a good place to start. Thats similar to the clean and jerk you see at the olympic, but without bothering to try and duck under the bar. It doesn't look as flashy, but its a lot easier on your knees.

    V sit ups are good as well. Just concentrate on making the snap up as sharp as possible. Pull ups can also be used to good effect. Once again concentrate on the speed at which you make the pull, rather than just the number of reps.

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    The way you workout isn't really the deciding factor as to whether you gain mass or not, imo. It's what you eat. Plus, you won't grow out of control just because you lift weights. I wish!
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

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    Sign up at your local Muay Thai gym.

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    If there was a local Muay Thai gym I would've already signed up!

    I live in Iowa. And I'm an hour away from Des Moines where there might possibly be one. But looking into martial arts, I've always been interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oom View Post
    If there was a local Muay Thai gym I would've already signed up!

    I live in Iowa. And I'm an hour away from Des Moines where there might possibly be one. But looking into martial arts, I've always been interested.
    MFS is in bettondorf. They'll have all the MT you could want among other things.

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    Miletech, guess that is the best out there...

    Not my thing but you might just love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    Heh. I have good news for you. You will not become a big hulking monster from lifting weights, even if you do so very aggressivley. It takes time...LOTS of time...many YEARS of lifting, eating, and doing all esle right to build up a massive physique. Also, there is the issue of genetics.

    If you were meant to be a massive hulking monster, you would have known by now. Your frame and general musculature would be mesomorphic, and you would be a big person by default. No matter if I ever lifted weights or not, I don't think I could EVER weigh less than 200 pounds at 6'1" and 8-9% bodyfat. Since I have been lifting weights for 20 years I weigh 235 pounds, and I assure you I am not slow. I smoke people on the track all the time, sprints of course. I'm quick enough to grab what I need to. Once its in my hands I have alot of options.

    Just lift seriously, eat right, and have FUN my friend! You'll get to your goal, and you won't turn into a big oaf like me, I promise.
    Very well worded.

    So OP: you won't turn into a hulking monster overnight, even if you train every day for a year. If you want your body to look better instead of just bigger, it's all about what you eat.
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