justinyii asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

how do you get powerful?

i dont know if you know what i mean but like how do you become strong without being soo BIG. Like being 140lb and benching like 200lb or more, kinda like bruce lee.. That kind of strenght. What kind of work outs should you doo .. like alot resistance training or endurance workouts..

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    This is one question that I've always wanted to answer. Let me tell you something important. Bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sergio Oliva, Jay Cutler, and the biggest of them all, RONNIE COLEMAN!! Are extremely strong. Why? Cause they have alot of muscle. To increase in muscle size, one should perform hypertrophe exercises. Hypertrophe is a moment where your muscle fibers starts to multiply in numbers. More muscle fibers means more muscles, but more muscles means more strength and power.... Or is it? You see, bodybuilders train to "look good." The never compete in any powerlifting or strongman competitions. They just like that freaky muscular look to scare off some people. This is not necessarily a bad thing though. Those people build pure, rockhard muscles that has great potential to get even stronger that they look like. But what if you don't wanna look as freaky as they are but desire to be just as strong as them? The secret way to do this is by "powerlifting." Powerlifting is a sport where people set records and break them over time. It's a sport where they do the big three: Squat, bench press, deadlift. For them, the only thing that really matters is strength and power. They don't care how muscular or how hot they look, they just wanna be strong, like everybody else. I recently saw a 165 pound guy who benched for over 655 pounds!! Surprised? Wait 'till you see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTcH5ZvTRAU

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    The secret to develop absolute power is by following Louie Simmon's powerlifting routine:http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/wotw9.htm

    There are so much scientific explanations about strength and power training. I've spent countless hours reading magazines, surfing the web, reading books to learn everything that is to know about physical power. And It has finally paid off. You should go to this website to learn a few things: http://stronglifts.com/stronglifts-5x5-beginner-st...

    Just remember that 1-5 reps are perfect for the development of pure strength and power, while 8-12 reps are ideal for hypertrophe.

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