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I often talk about building Relative Body Strength when answering questions related to increasing performance over on my Yo! Elliott Youtube Channel.
This idea of building superior strength in relation to your body weight will improve sprinting times, vertical jump height, chin up strength as well as giving you incredible “gymnastic strength” (like I was working on last week with my muscle up attempts)…
But keeping a low body weight WHILE increasing strength and power output is SUPER important for athletes who need to “make weight”… basically maintain their weight to meet the requirements for a weight class, like in boxing, MMA or wrestling.
This requires a system that build POWER but by passes the HYPERTROPHY response that is typical with most weight training programs.
Anyway, I thought that since I am always talking about getting LEANER and STRONGER at the same time that the following Yo! Elliott Q and A would be interesting to you.
I personally am very intrigued with these “little firecrackers” who are smaller (read: leaner) but are still as strong or stronger than some of their massive counterparts. This is a goal that I am currently working on.
If I can be as strong as I was at 235 lbs at a weight of only 200 lbs, this would prove to be a worthy experiment.
What are you thoughts on being LIGHT but STRONG?
(also, I’ve got something cool coming for you “hard gainers” next week… so I haven’t left you out)