I’ve found that when I’ve been doing strength training (e.g. 3-5 reps/set) for say 3 weeks, and then go onto hypertrophy training (e.g. 8-10 reps/set), when I get back to the strength phase I haven’t maintained much of the strength gains I made in the previous phase (the hypertrophy phase interferes). It seems to me that both phases almost contradict each other and I’ve also read this too (doing high rep training can make you weaker).
I have been experimenting with a combo Hypertrophy/Strength training week, e.g.:
Mon - Strength
Wed - Hypertrophy
Fri - Strength
I obviously have other parameters to take into account (e.g. dieting, overtraing etc) which is why my gains are pretty stagnant right now…so, I was wondering if anyone else had any feedback about combo strength/hypertrophy style training?
The big question…
Is it better to concentrate on one thing at a time for a few weeks, or can both training goals (strength/size) be combined in the same week/fortnight?
Size is priority, but strength is also important to me…