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Strength, Size or Both?

Hey guys I’m 16 and have been lifting for about a year now. I am currently looking at programs to commit my time to but don’t know which one to pick. I want to come back to school after summer looking significantly bigger however I want to be strong and honestly enjoy lifting heavy ass weight.

What program would be best for me to gain as much size and strength as possible? Also if I focus on progressive overload do I need to follow a program? Oh and one more question. How much of a difference in my size would it make if I purely focused on strength or purely trained for hypertrophy.


They’re not mutually exclusive. Lift and eat well and continuously for many years and you’ll be big and strong.

If it was me, and I wasn’t lifting for sports, I’d lift for size.