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Old 09-08-2007, 09:59 AM
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What is the diff between strength training and training for muscle size? Sorry if this sounds stupid.
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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.
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thanks for the info, this is all new to me and I don't want to sound stupid.
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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.
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thanks guys for all the help
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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.)

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

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