#repost @chadhargrove1 (@get_repost) ・・・ One of fitness social media’s finest and unquestionably one of my biggest influences @syattfitness with another gem. @get_repost. You may need a calorie surplus at some point but you’ll never get too big if you don’t continue to stay there. I’ll let Jordan take it the rest of the way. ・・・ 💥HOW TO GET STRONG (NOT BIG)💥 - 🦄Before we swan dive into the magical world of angry Instagram comments, I want to make it abundantly clear I am neither saying, nor insinuating, it is bad to get big(er). - ☕️Man or woman, athlete or general fitness enthusiast, your goal is YOUR goal and if you want to gain size, I fully support you and will do everything in my power to help you succeed. In fact, I have many posts outlining how to increase muscle size down my feed. - 🦄By the same coin, I hope you understand and respect there are many people (both men and women) who are not interested in getting bigger. And that's ok, too. Their goal is their goal. And this post is specifically to help people who want to get stronger without getting bigger. Cool? Cool. - ☕️Now, when you want to get stronger (not bigger) there are 4 major principles you need to understand. - 1️⃣Lift Heavier Weight for Fewer Reps. Because the only way to get stronger is by progressively lifting more weight over time. And lifting heavy doesn't make you big. Truth is, I'd rather you lift heavy for 3 sets of 5-8 than moderate weight for 4 sets of 8-12. Because the latter option is much more likely to add size. - 2️⃣ Keep Your Calories in Check. Because the ONLY way your muscles can grow is if you consistently eat in calorie surplus. - 3️⃣ Train Speed & Power. Because improving your rate of force development allows your brain and muscles to become more "efficient" and powerful which helps you lift more weight without adding extra size. - 🦄Drink Copious Amounts of Coffee (@unicornmagiccoffee).. - 🙏❤🦄 - #weightlifting
Tuesday 8pm Below The Belt!! It’s leg day once again and today I wanted to bring the Bosu back in a little more to test stability with unilateral movements that help improve overall strength. For this workout each exercise was 45 seconds long with 15 seconds rest and performed for 3 rounds total. Each round is also capped off with a 60 second core exercise. Awesome job everyone!