Go Back   Bodybuilding Forum - Bodybuilding.net > Bodybuilding Forum > Training

strength vs. mass

Training discussion on strength vs. mass, within the Bodybuilding Forum; What is the diff between strength training and training for muscle size? Sorry if this sounds stupid....


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
casey w
Rank: New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Country:

Gender:
Default strength vs. mass

What is the diff between strength training and training for muscle size? Sorry if this sounds stupid.
casey w is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
Darkhorse
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 7-10 Years
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 4,174
Country:

Gender:
Send a message via Yahoo to Darkhorse
Default

Not much at all unless you're an advanced lifter. For beginners/intermediates, strength training IS hypertrophy training..

That essentially means that you could do all the high reps, drop sets, fox sets, slow reps, high volume whatever all day long and not gain an ounce of muscle compared to if you focus on bringing your bench/squat/deadlift up a hundred pounds apiece.

Darkhorse's Sig:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I can be found at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Darkhorse is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 05:57 PM   #3
casey w
Rank: New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Country:

Gender:
Default

thanks for the info, this is all new to me and I don't want to sound stupid.
casey w is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 11:46 AM   #4
widdoes2504
Rank: Lightweight
Experience: 10+ Years
 
widdoes2504's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,357
Country:

Gender:
Default

Don't worry about asking questions, that is what we are here for. I for one would much rather have you ask a question and get the answer versus not asking and end up doing something crazy. So go ahead and fire away.

widdoes2504's Sig:Height: 6 foot
Weight: 240 pounds

Bench: 415 (1x1)
Deads: 565 (1x1)
A2G Squat: 425 (1x1)

Cardio sucks
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
widdoes2504 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 01:31 PM   #5
casey w
Rank: New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 28
Country:

Gender:
Default

thanks guys for all the help
casey w is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 06:56 PM   #6
Cradler
Rank: Member
Experience: 1-2 Years
 
Cradler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Boston
Posts: 379
Country:

Gender:
Send a message via AIM to Cradler
Default

Yeah, 0311 pretty much covered it (per usual). Although, I'm kind of curious, 0311: what the heck is a fox set?

But, yeah, strength and size are closely linked, unless, as said, you get to a level more advanced than what I'm at/know about. Which translates pretty quickly into 0311's signature, which is pretty diesel. (I love the soup kitchen bit too, hahaha.)

-Connor
Cradler is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 07:30 PM   #7
Darkhorse
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 7-10 Years
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 4,174
Country:

Gender:
Send a message via Yahoo to Darkhorse
Default

Yeah, I take a few days off from logging in, or don't check my pm box for a week or two.. Then I get the 90% full message lol.

Fox sets basically mean running the rack. If you were doing curls you'd start at 40 lbs and do sets of 10 reps increasing the weight each set until you cannot hit 10, then work your way back down. Same can be done with the cable machine. Triceps pressdowns just work your way heavier and heavier, then back up resting 5 or so seconds between sets.
Darkhorse is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 10:49 PM   #8
_Wolf_
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 5-7 Years
 
_Wolf_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,790
Country:

Gender:
Send a message via MSN to _Wolf_
Default

here is madcow2's artilcle on this. this is in addition to what 0311 said. he's spot on correct as usual:

Click Here
_Wolf_ is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Reply

  Bodybuilding Forum - Bodybuilding.net > Bodybuilding Forum > Training


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.