I've been interested in weight training for a while and am now taking it as one of my physical education classes in college. The thing is that I DO NOT want to be one of those big hulking monsters, it's just not something I like. They look clumsy and slow.
The thing is, I want to be fast and strong. I want more strength without a bunch of muscle weight getting in the way. Is there such a way to make the muscle stronger and more agile without it gaining so much mass?
It seems to me that once a person gets to a certain size of muscle that they look like they are becoming less efficient in the use of them. Sort of like there is a high muscle mass gain and maybe low strength overall? This is all just speculation on my part.
My objectives in weight training are to make my body a healthy running machine. I'm not really doing it for looks or to show off. My body should be my project, my hobby. I want my body to be efficient! Not some hulking brute. I don't need all of that extra muscle weighing me down.
Anybody have ideas how to accomplish getting these results? Keep in mind that I am new to all of this and that I don't know every single fact there is to know about training.
Looking forward to feedback!