Getting stronger, not bigger

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Jul 10, 2013 4:43am
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My soccer coach wants  me to increase by 5 pounds every 3 gym work outs. It feels like he wants to get bigger nd stronger but i want to get stronger. How to do tht nd not make him mad

13 Jul
Hnmm that sounds weird for a soccer coach to ask, for soccer i assume youd work on your legs which just by running or squats will get you stronger but try not to do heavy weight and say youd rather be tone than have big bulky legs
13 Jul
Ikr. Ik the highest thing i can do it is squats is like 65 lbs nd leg extentions 60-70 pounds
13 Jul
That sounds pretty good, if you feel like its too heavy lower it a little say like 10-15 lbs and do higher reps...do a lot of lunges and calf raises, that'll help your speed and leg control.
13 Jul
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Jul 8, 2013 1:10am
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Is that a good idea for me right now? I'm pretty much a newbie at the gym as far as weight lifting goes. I've been going about 5-6 days per week(for a few months) switching off legs and arms on different days and always doing cardio. I just go in and do whatever, I don't have a set workout routine... Just wondering if you could offer some advice. Thank you.

10 Jul
you can ask the gym trainer for the advice know !!!! , they will check your strength and according to that they will give you good advice .... :-)
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Jul 8, 2013 12:36am
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thanks for the tips 😺

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28 Posts
Jul 8, 2013 12:18am
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I have that problem

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1063 Posts
Jul 6, 2013 5:58pm
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I dont really agree on all. But yes if you dont get the results you desire you should try something else

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Jul 6, 2013 4:47pm
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There comes a time where your body realizes your work out routine and stops bulking muscle but rather defining it, toning them to easily do your work out. This is when you stop gaining so to speak and start getting stronger. If you're not sore even a little after a work out, or tired, you're either not giving 100% or your body has gotten used to the routine and no longer needs to gain mass to compensate. If this happens, change what you do when you lift or work out, muscle confusion is one of the best things you can do to continue to grow, keep your body guessing!! Hopefully this helped someone!

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