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    You do realize that bodybuilders don't necessarily lift for strength? They lift for hypertrophy. Hypertrophy is achieved BEST with sets of 8-12 and slowed eccentric movement. Lifting for strength will cause hypertrophy but a lot of the strength gain will be do to neuromuscular adaptations. Either way will work it has just been studied and shown there is a way to train for optimal hypertrophy and it isn't for strength.
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    Originally Posted by jdean321 View Post
    You do realize that bodybuilders don't necessarily lift for strength? They lift for hypertrophy. Hypertrophy is achieved BEST with sets of 8-12 and slowed eccentric movement. Lifting for strength will cause hypertrophy but a lot of the strength gain will be do to neuromuscular adaptations. Either way will work it has just been studied and shown there is a way to train for optimal hypertrophy and it isn't for strength.
    No **** the author knows this. Who's going to be bigger, a guy benching 3 plates or the guy doing 50 lbs on the pec deck machine? You completely missed the point
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    In regard to the lower calories on off days, while I appreciate that the body requires more energy when training large muscle groups, I.e legs, doesn't the body also require decent caloric intake the following day as this is when the body is recovering and actually growing?
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    Well biscuit, obviously the person lifting 3 plates compared to 50lbs on a peck dec. But there is a difference in training for strength and hypertrophy. If the goal is to get as big as possible lifting for strength is not the best approach.
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    Originally Posted by jdean321 View Post
    Well biscuit, obviously the person lifting 3 plates compared to 50lbs on a peck dec. But there is a difference in training for strength and hypertrophy. If the goal is to get as big as possible lifting for strength is not the best approach.
    Where in the world did he say train for strength or go into the 1-5 rep range? He said get STRONG. I don't care if you train for strength or for sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, you are NEVER going to look good unless you are even remotely strong...

    Bottom line is, if you aren't getting stronger in the form of more reps or more weight, chances are you aren't improving your body either.
    I dare you to use the same reps and weight for the entire year, and see how much progress you get.

    Strengh and muscle go hand in hand, albeit you can control which to prioritize.
    Ronnie Coleman didn't stop squatting at 3 plates, don't kid yourself he got STRONGER, which should be the focus.
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    You're right I misinterpreted that part of the article thanks for the clarification
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