Yes, they're closely related, but not closely enough that they benefit the same from the same training protocol. The biochemical processes are somewhat different.
My question is more about the systemic vs localized signaling of "needs to add size" vs "needs to add strength". If localized signaling is saying to focus on strength, while the whole system is saying to focus on size, does that cause any issues?
Is it more optimal that everything be strength/hypertrophy focused at once, or is a mix -- in the context of a layer system approach -- comparably effective?
Yes, there's lots of ways to split it up. I mean, sure, you can look at the training max increasing. You can look at your cluster volume increasing. You can look at the total training load. You can do a weighted average and look at the average training load.
Performance training involves measuring and manipulating a lot of variables; just take a look at some of the Soviet systems for great examples.
Within the layer system, I'm wondering which particular variables provide the best, quantifiable, progress indicators.
Yeah, I know that... but that's not quite what I was asking.