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Want Hypertrophy, Jumping Too Far Ahead?


#1

I started training seriously 3 days a week and eating well in about September/October last year using starting strength. (I have posted on this site before but under a different user which I forgot passwords, ive now wrote them down and stuck them to a wall).

I Started weighing about 133pounds, im now 158pounds. I stopped making progress with starting strength and I have just been doing squats and presses to maintain, before I decide where I want to go next. What I feel is best for me next is hypertrophy, however would like to keep training strength if possible.

I've seen the blending size and strength routine and I am thinking about doing this. Am I getting ahead of myself or could this be done?


#2

Size and strength are not the mutually exclusive goals the internet would have you believe they are.

Run something like 5/3/1 and you should meet your goals. Consider the BBB style assistance work to start with.


#3

[quote]T3hPwnisher wrote:
Size and strength are not the mutually exclusive goals the internet would have you believe they are.

Run something like 5/3/1 and you should meet your goals. Consider the BBB style assistance work to start with.[/quote]

I’ve found that focusing more on “hypertrophy” has helped me to increase strength, particularly in pressing movements.


#4

[quote]T3hPwnisher wrote:
Size and strength are not the mutually exclusive goals the internet would have you believe they are.[/quote]

I think this can’t be stated enough… I look back to college football and think that our “strength” programs sure put on a lot of size, too.


#5

[quote]T3hPwnisher wrote:
Size and strength are not the mutually exclusive goals the internet would have you believe they are.

Run something like 5/3/1 and you should meet your goals. Consider the BBB style assistance work to start with.[/quote]

x2

OP: Eventually try the 3-month 5/3/1 BBB Challenge. You’ll learn exactly what that means and see how hard you can yourself for gains.


#6

If you have been reading articles from some guy who claims to know how bodybuilders train by scientifically analyzing youtube videos, I suggest that you forget everything you’ve read pertaining to this topic.


#7

[quote]lift206 wrote:

[quote]T3hPwnisher wrote:
Size and strength are not the mutually exclusive goals the internet would have you believe they are.

Run something like 5/3/1 and you should meet your goals. Consider the BBB style assistance work to start with.[/quote]

x2

OP: Eventually try the 3-month 5/3/1 BBB Challenge. You’ll learn exactly what that means and see how hard you can yourself for gains.[/quote]

x3