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Hypertrophy Training


Christian in your hypertrophy training block will you still include speed work like speed benches and squats? I would assume that you do, here's what i would probably do. Add low set and high reps schemes along with low rep high sets schemes. This is what i would do for an intermediate, which is what i consider myself, and for advanced i would add max duration isometrics and accentuated eccentrics. But do u still keep speek work in a hypertrophy phase?


If you are using a full 4-weeks hypertrophy block you need to include 10-15% of your volume as power exercises such as those you mentionned. So, basically for every 10 reps of the bench press you need to add 1 rep of speed or ballistic bench for example. This is enough to maintain power while working on adding muscle mass.