A lot of maximal strength training for strength and size will slow you down as a fighter. No, this is not a myth. The lighter you are the faster and more explosive you can be. It's common sense; the idea is to have maximum strength with minimum bulk to be a more efficient fighter. Here are some real life examples: Here is a video of lightweight boxing champion Amir Khan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSblALBeJrw Here is taekwondo K-1 fighter Serkan Yilmaz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBdtzh8y7sc These guys are incredibly explosive. They can fight that explosively, because they have kept their weight to around 60KG. Being this light means training differently than low/ slow bench press reps. On this forum, and around the Internet I read of hundreds of strength training routines, which will improve you as an all round fighter. Training for minumum bulk and lightness is very scarse. Does anyone know how do the guys above, and others who stay under 65KG will train!? I have the impression they use 60/70% 1RM, and lift explosively as possible, never to failure. Does anyone know any more?