Why doesn't hypertrophy make me stronger? I thought bigger muscles meant being stronger?

Why doesn't hypertrophy make me stronger? I thought bigger muscles meant being stronger?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    it does make you stronger, I don't know who told you it doesn't

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone is telling me that bodybuilders or general weightlifters are weak.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone is telling me that bodybuilders or general weightlifters are weak.

      “Everybody”

      Listening to the masses will get you nowhere.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I know, but IST is really telling me that bigger muscles mean less strength and that I should do SS and powerlifting for strength.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Is this like very good subtle bait? Only retards on here say that.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Through reps and weight ranges you can lean the results to one side or the other, but you can't get stronger without getting bigger, and you can't get bigger without getting stronger

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf are you smoking? Hypertrophy absolutely makes you stronger until you peak. For 99% of the population the correlation between the two is 1.

    You making this thread indicates you are not the 1%

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      what is a 'peak?'

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        TLDR
        you're not gonna grow stronger forever

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          why not? just not enough biological room in my body to grow enough muscle to get lift 1200 lbs?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It does obviously
      But it’s not 1:1. Doing heavy singles and even triples can increase strength without much increase in size. Reps of 30+ TO FAILURE will increase size and will increase strength as well, albeit the strength gains will be considerably less than 1-5 reps. 8-15 seems to be the ideal for hypertrophy which is why it is used so often for hypertrophy workouts. Higher rep ranges like 20+ though can be useful for size, especially for legs. Many top bodybuilders have utilized higher rep ranges for legs. For another example picrelated says he uses 25+ rep sets for most exercises even upper body and says he doesn’t care about strength.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do high rep ranges with heavy weight not increase strength?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah they do obviously. But the principal still stands in my opinion. Even if you could bench 315 20 times you’d probably still get better strength gains from doing sets of 3 at the highest weight you can manage. But 315 will be better for size. I think the heavier you can go the more you’re guaranteed to have good hypertrophy results. I actually remember some powerlifter who decided to try bodybuilding and he had some fucking absurd high weight high rep lifts- like 20 reps of 400 on bench. Maybe not quite that high but they were ridiculous. But at the end of his bodybuilding despite putting on a lot of size and looking way better all his max lifts had declined

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        So if I can barely do 10 reps, should I decrease the weight for optimal hypertrophy?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          In my opinion it depends on your strength level. I think 10 is fine, anywhere from 8-15 and sometimes more is ideal for size. But I think the stronger you are the more you get out of high reps

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

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  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

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    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

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