Extracted from wikipedia definition of “hypertrophy”:
[i]Two different types of hypertrophy are common; Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, in which sarcoplasmic fluid in the muscle cell increases rather than the contractile protein, and hence no increase in contactile strength. Myofibrillated Hypertrophy, in which there is an increase in myofibrils, and hence increase in muscular contractile strength.
Resistance training typically produces a combination of the two different types of hypertrophy; contraction against 80-90% of the 1RM for lower number of repetitions causes myofibrillated hypertrophy to dominate (as in powerlifters, olympic lifters and strength athletes), while several repetitions against a sub-maximal load facilitates mainly sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (professional bodybuilders and endurance athletes).[/i]
Does this mean that lifting weight “like a bodybuilder” only increases muscle size but not their strength and/or work capacity?
What if you aim to increase muscle mass but at the same time become strong (ie. not just train for all show,no go)?? Does one have to train like a powerlifter then??