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Training for Strength AND Hypertrophy

Should you use a heavier weight or focus on getting more reps?

Training Intensity and Volume work hand in hand as you work towards developing both strength and size increases through resistance training. When designed a progressive overload program the amount of weight must allow for the targeted number of reps, especially on the first few working sets. Endurance, strength, fuel, and the nervous system may limit the potential to reach full completion of the last set, which is to be expected. But as we are working up to the top weight, we must be able to complete each set prior. When we are unable to complete sets it is best to lower the weight to an amount we can complete for the given number of reps.


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