Originally Posted by footstepsfrom#27
Getting stronger doesn't cut your speed. If anything it will add to it. Putting on excess weight that's to much for your frame will do that but simply increasing your strength won't, as evidenced by the fact that Lelie is bigger and stronger now but just as fast. I'm responding to what the article says; that Lelie started hitting the weights this offseason when he saw the film of him getting punked.
That seems to be a question without an answer.
I dont think its fair to say he just started working hard this summer. Wabbit reported last year he saw him at the Valley in late January starting to work out, a full month before the workout program began. Perhaps he had alot of strength issues to work on and only partially met his goals in that area last year and needed more time to work on them. He was definitely out there working hard last year.