CW's endurance/hypertrophy article

Waterbury’s article this week maintains that endurance-oriented resistance training is counterproductive to hypertrophy–specifically, he says “they’ll turn you into a limp-wristed Nancy boy who buckles under heavy loads.”

What about these counterexamples: wheelchair athletes, speed skaters, cyclists. All of them have impressive size despite endurance-oriented training. I realize that CW was talking specifically about weight training, but I’d think the parallel would still be valid.

I’m guessing this has been discussed before, but I couldn’t find anything with a quick search.


Impressive size?

Are you insane?

Perhaps, are you?

A lot of elite cyclists have decent-sized legs, particularly track cyclists. Not by bodybuilder standards, perhaps, but not exactly emaciated either.