I know this has been discussed before, but I would like to bring it up again.
Since retiring from football(soccer), I have had difficulties in deciding on what goals I want to pursue in the gym. I have always trained for strength and had spent time doing versions of 531 and WS4SB. Playing football, I have always leaned on the side of been lean for obvious reasons.
Now that I am no longer playing, I have the option of adding on a bit more size which I have started to do. Feels great to go into the gym and feel confident about putting more weight on the bar. In the past 6 months I have put on about 5 kgs on the scale.
Downside of been bigger, is that sometimes I feel clunky, find it difficult to find comfortable positions to sleep in, and I often miss the feeling of been “light and fast”.
I was wondering if there is a middle ground between the 2 opposing goals? How would I approach my training to achieve this middle ground? I suppose I want to feel bigger and stronger, but I still want to feel “light and fast” at the same time.
I know my questions are vague, but I am interested to hear your thoughts on this subject.