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Can I get upper body strength without getting bulky?

Yes, strength has more to do with improving neuromuscular performance than muscle mass. If you do not increase your caloric intake you should not have any increases in muscles mass. People who put on large amounts of muscle mass combine large caloric intakes with high amounts of either natural or artificial
Sadie Lincoln
Sadie Lincoln on behalf of barre3
Fitness
All the exercises I teach are designed to shape the body and create a balanced form, without overdeveloping muscles. Using your own body weight in isometric contractions is one way to get long lean arms. Straight-arm Plank requires strong stability in the shoulder joint and creates shape to the arm without bulking, with bonus core work.

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