Training for Strength vs. Training for Size: Are They Really That Different?


  • What defines ‘training for strength’?
  • What defines ‘training for hypertrophy’?
  • The relationship between muscular strength and muscular size
  • Things to note
  • Final thoughts

Firstly, What is Even Meant by ‘Training for Strength’?

Now What is Meant by ‘Training for Hypertrophy’?

The Relationship Between Muscle Strength and Muscle Size

So Does This Mean That You Should Only Lift Heavy?

Things to Note and Keep in Mind

Final Thoughts




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